Michael Sellick aka Mikey of The Crochet Crowd

Michael Sellick aka Mikey of The Crochet Crowd

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Michael Sellick, known online as ‘Mikey’, I am the founder and leader of The Crochet Crowd. I’m a ‘hooker’ at heart with the passion to crochet and play with yarn.

29 thoughts on “Michael Sellick aka Mikey of The Crochet Crowd

  • November 2, 2015 at 11:31 am
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    Mikey, I’m in the middle of your pattern called the “wrap-ghan” and I’ve come to a spot that I do not understand. I’ve done it two different ways and nothing comes close to what your picture looks like. Is there a way you could explain to me step 3 Collar. I’m down to that point and can not for the life of me understand it. My email address is timelyinsp@yahoo.com. If you could please help me I would appreciate it. Thanks Joann Hoefly

  • October 24, 2015 at 10:18 pm
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    Hi Mikey. Really interested in finding out where to get the loom holder that is in your video. Can you tell me where to find it. Thanks

  • October 23, 2015 at 11:37 am
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    How can I contact Mikey to ask a question about one of his patterns?

  • October 22, 2015 at 9:06 pm
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    Miley, I am so sorry that you had to be embarrassed about crocheting in your past. I am so glad that you decided to teach others, because your explanations are very precise and clear. I can usually inderstand written directions, but I find that watching you really helps to clarify the instructions. Thanks so much for the great tutorials on such a wide variety projects.

  • October 21, 2015 at 12:46 pm
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    Just want to add my thanks to Mikey and Diva Dan for “thecrochetcrowd” and all the sharing of ideas and patterns. I have recently been drawn back to crocheting and hope to practice skills much more in my upcoming retirement. Bravo to the fun and enthusiasm that you share with everyone.

  • October 21, 2015 at 12:39 pm
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    Michael,

    I’m a 69-year-old gay man who has been crocheting for 30+ years. I started when I was in the closet, and I experienced some of the same looks and reactions described in your bio. Now, though, I’m out of my crochet closet as well as my gay one. Young women ask for my help on yarn amounts at the store. Cashiers (male and female) ask me what I’m making when I go to pay for my yarn (even at Walmart). Life is good!

    I have learned a lot from your videos. I never could do the crocodile stitch exactly right until I learned it from you. For that alone I’m in your debt. Thank you for your honesty, clarity, and joie de vivre.

    My favorite crochet projects are those that use steel hooks and thread rather than yarn. Do you have any cool doily/runner/table cloth/bed spread patterns?

    All the best to you & Diva Dan.

  • October 20, 2015 at 10:14 pm
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    Enjoyed the article, when I read “Michael’s Personal LIfe”, I swear I was reading my hubby’s bio, who is extremely introverted, does not socialize with people, has anyone to our home, nor does he visit anyone! Although he is very opinionated about subjects he reads about since he (my hubby) is a Researcher…. anyway, great article, thanks for sharing a bit of your personal world… THANK YOU for everything you do, who you are and please, take some time for yourself, we all can use some “me” time every now and then….

  • October 20, 2015 at 7:49 pm
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    A great bio of a well-rounded human being. Thank you for sharing, Michael.

  • October 20, 2015 at 4:58 pm
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    I love the articles. I am go glad I found Crochet Crowd. I have learned so much. I now can stitch up a hexagon sweater and have make 7 in all. Thank you for all the videos. I have made a sample of all the stitches I have learned into a blanket. Now every time I look at my blanket I have a little part of you next to me and I don’t feel so alone. Keep on truckin and crochin causin I am a followin you.

  • October 20, 2015 at 4:37 am
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    I love this article, I also stumbled upon Mikey and The Crochet Crowd when I was looking on how to do a specific stitch. Now I am hooked not only to Crochet but also to The Crochet Crowd. Being also an introvert and not very social this medium gives me the output needed and the encouragement to share my creations. Keep going Mikey and Diva Dan.

  • October 20, 2015 at 4:20 am
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    Thank you for inspiring me to pick up my hook again. It had been hard to even think about crocheting after Mom, my crochet mentor passed away. Thank you for relighting that spark within me.

  • October 19, 2015 at 10:44 pm
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    I love his story! I’m so happy that he was able to find himself through crocheting and teaching others. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. I also love crocheting and teaching others to crochet.

  • October 19, 2015 at 9:39 pm
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    I really enjoyed this article. I’m not sure how I actually found The Crochet Crowd, I guess I sort of stumbled on it one day. When i first watched a tutorial, for two seconds I thought it was strange that a man was crocheting. It was just that I had never encountered a man who crocheted! Literally after the two seconds, I was in love with Mikey! Not to worry, I’m married for 43 years. Mikey’s love for his craft was evident and he re-awakened my love for crochet which had dwindled to only crocheting baby blankets when the need arose. I am now crocheting all the time. I don’t dare go anywhere without my yarn. I was fortunate to meet Mikey & Diva Dan at the Spinrite Factory Outlet sale in North Carolina last Spring. They were just so nice. I look forward to more tutorials and videos. I’m now starting my third Mystery Crochet Afghan which I will give to my favorite NC neighbor. Thanks for all you do. Keep up the good work. You are really making a difference!

  • October 19, 2015 at 8:45 pm
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    Bang on ! Interesting to see a chronological order as to how Michael has grown into the Crochet Crowd and the help and contribution of Daniel. Enjoyed reading this very much. Wishing you continued success and continued growth in all aspects of your life. Thank you for sharing so much.

  • October 19, 2015 at 8:44 pm
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    I just love Mikey and Diva Dan. Your pure joy for things crochet is contagious! I have learned so much and I have accomplished making outfits that really do fit! I love making the afghans and stuffed toys! I am currently teaching my granddaughter to crochet. We watch Mikey as he explains the different stitches and patterns. Thank you for the job you do!

  • October 19, 2015 at 8:34 pm
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    Mikey your so bang on I often have the same feelings but not able to express them. Keep doing what you’re doing it’s awesome.

  • October 19, 2015 at 8:32 pm
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    Liked the article, read it all the way through. Most things I skip over. I have sent many crocheters to your site. Started crocheting at 9 maybe still learning at almost 70. lol gota iove the internet’. although Mikey & Dan might hear me scream just before i turn on utube. nice to have hooking in my life.

  • October 19, 2015 at 8:27 pm
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    awesome article….loved reading how you got started!

  • October 19, 2015 at 8:26 pm
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    Very nice BIO ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep up the Great work ๐Ÿ™‚

  • October 19, 2015 at 8:21 pm
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    Awesome awesome awesome!!! loved reading more about Mikey!!!

  • October 19, 2015 at 8:21 pm
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    very interestng to read, thank you for writing all this for us to “see” the real you, both men are wonderful people

  • October 19, 2015 at 8:18 pm
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    Absolutely loved the article. It was very informative. Mikey, you were give a special gift. That is the gift to teach and you enjoy what you do. I love watching your videos where I learn so much. I get a kick when you do the live videos. You and Daniel compliment each other.

  • October 19, 2015 at 8:16 pm
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    IT WAS VERY INTERESTING TO READ THE MECHANICS OF “MIKEY”…I FOLLOW YOU ON CROCHET CROWD…ALSO ENJOY SOME OF YOUR TUTORIALS….CONTINUED SUCCESS TO YOU AND YOURS…..YOU SO INSPIRE US TO BE CREATIVE, AND SOMETIMES TO STEP OUTSIDE OF THE BOX….CHEERS….

  • October 19, 2015 at 8:08 pm
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    I enjoyed reading that mini bio! It’s always good to realize the backstory….so we can appreciate what is put in front of us. Thankyou for working so hard to enlighten us…your devoted fans. That’s includes thanks to Mikey and Daniel and the other 2 admins!โ™กโ™กโ™กโ™ก I wish I had the “balls” to have stepped up to plate like you guys did!

  • October 19, 2015 at 7:56 pm
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    I enjoyed reading the history of how the crochet crowd was formed. Thank you for sharing with us.

  • October 19, 2015 at 7:50 pm
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    Mikey….I taught myself to crochet a long time ago and did pretty well. Some stitches would cause me to bang my head on the wall, but with a positive outlook I would come up with something…. After running into you, and I did say excuse me…. on facebook… I watched a couple of your teaching lessons on You Tube. That was it….I was Hooked on Mikey. I made everything you had been teaching and now I can’t wait to see what comes next… You just have a Mystery Crochet going til the end of October and I have made 4 of them….4 Kangaroo’s with Joey’s, A Hat, 2 Turkey Hats for kids, a scarf, and a sample blanket which my dog has adopted….All and All .. It’s because of YOU… You make me laugh, You show me that professionals make mistakes too… and I will continue to keep coming back for more and more…. Mikey & Diva Dan Rule with Crocheting.. Thank You for being You…

  • October 19, 2015 at 7:48 pm
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    I think your doing just fine. The only problem I have is there is no close caption on Facebook for me to hear you. So I do mostly read your lips.

  • October 19, 2015 at 7:45 pm
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    I as I am sure many others can totally relate on not being around others much and filing or while lived with crochet. I personally love to teach so much so that I taught my sister via Skype to crochet her first ever scarf. I must say thank you so much for your time to us. I have learned much from you and also look forward to your posts.

  • October 19, 2015 at 7:36 pm
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    I absolutely enjoyed this article. I love Crochet Crowd and Love both Mikey and Diva Dan. Thank you for sharing a little more of you. You do have so many fans, that love and appreciate everything the two of you do for us in the name of art. Thank you both.

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