The Knit Crowd

ALL NEW: The Knit 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.

40 thoughts on “ALL NEW: The Knit Crowd

  • December 29, 2016 at 11:30 pm
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    Being a crocheter for a very long time, knitting has been something that I have had so much trouble with. I can get projects started but for the life of me, I get confused with wither I purled or knitted the row before I put my needles down. I am happy to say that since starting again with crochet-minded people, I am getting a hang of it and have been able to do knitting and even once I put it down I am able to continue on with the stitch/pattern that I am undertaking. 😉
    I love the Knit-crowd!
    One very happy crocheter (turned knitter)

  • December 28, 2016 at 7:56 pm
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    Crocheting is my first love. I learned to knit several years later. I enjoy both and usually have one project of each going at the same time. I learned to knit my first pair of socks this year, so socks for everyone. It’s always good to challenge ourselves to something new.

  • December 28, 2016 at 3:32 pm
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    I’m so excited to learn knitting with you! Crochet is my heart, but I’m hoping to be both a Happy Hooker and Knotty Knitter in the near future! It’s always fun to learn new things to do with yarn 😀

  • December 28, 2016 at 12:57 pm
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    Thanks so much for taking the plunge! I have been wanting to learn knitting (cause there are some awesome patterns out there) but always default back to crochet. It seems so intimidating to use those 2 needles! I love the Crochet Crowd tutorials, and love your style. Looking forward to learning with you. You make the instructions so easy to read and follow along with all your great tips. Keep on !

  • December 28, 2016 at 12:13 pm
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    I tried to learn to knit over 20 years ago, but it was so difficult as I am left handed and my instructor kept making me knit right handed, so I gave up. Would appreciate some instruction for left handers! Thanks for doing this, maybe 2017 is the year I learn to knit. It has been on my bucket list for many years : )

  • December 28, 2016 at 12:10 pm
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    I learned to crochet and knit from different Grandma’s when I was young and now enjoy doing both! Although I am much faster in crochet! When I get bored with one I do the other! Have fun!
    Ps. I learned to knit the American way but at 18 my husbands Oma taught me the European knit and its much better!?

    • December 28, 2016 at 1:33 pm
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      I am left handed as well. Couldn’t, but tried to learn left handed. Finally got it, when I learnt right handed. So happy I did.

    • December 29, 2016 at 7:35 am
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      This is what I do, I have been knitting and crocheting for over 50 years. I enjoy crochet the most, but sometimes get a bit bored with my crochet so start a knitting project.With the ‘arrival’ of great grandchildren over the past few years (4 already and two more on the way) both my crochet and knitting skills are being worked overtime. lol x x

    • January 10, 2017 at 6:53 pm
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      Hi! I learned to knit American style and did so for years. After recently taking up crochet, a friend taught me the European style of knitting- and I found it soooo much easier and more crochet-like in the yarn handling. I think crossing over between knitting and crocheting makes both more interesting!

  • December 28, 2016 at 11:36 am
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    Thanks Mikey for doing this. I have tried knitting for years and find it either boring or confusing or both! To be able to learn along with you and take things slowly, step-by-step, is going to help me tremendously I think. I have always loved the way knitted things look and, while I am an avid and dedicated crochet person, I will be glad to add knitting to my capabilities. You rock!

  • December 28, 2016 at 11:35 am
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    Thank you for sharing the art of crocheting and knitting. You do so in such a fun and inspiring way. As a beginner you have moved me to want to learn more. I am in North Hollywood California and would love to join a group in my area if you can send me in the right direction.

    Thank you again
    Cherrie Davis

  • December 28, 2016 at 11:30 am
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    well i do both knit and crochet so congrats on this new venture

  • December 28, 2016 at 11:17 am
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    I admire you for doing not just one, but two websites! 🙂 As for your knitting, keep going, practice those stitches. I am not an expert, just barely getting into intermediate knits, but I’m slowly getting the hang of it. 🙂 And I love the outcomes of my projects! So, hang in there, Mikey, you can do this! <3

  • December 28, 2016 at 11:12 am
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    We can do it, looking. Forward to the new site, I do knit a little now with you at the helm, I will
    Do both ( not at the same time). Love you guys cannot wait to see you again. Best of luck with the new site.

  • December 28, 2016 at 11:12 am
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    I love the idea of the knitting crowd. I do both and can always use more instruction! Thanks.

  • December 28, 2016 at 10:31 am
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    So very excited for this to happen! I’m a knotty knitter first and a happy hooker second! I came to The Crochet Crowd to learn correctly how to crochet, knowing that I would be one happier person for it and guess what? You and your crew made it happen! Wishing you lots of success for this new venture and if you need some help along the way, all you have to do is ask your followers!

  • December 28, 2016 at 10:16 am
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    Loved it!!!

  • December 28, 2016 at 9:41 am
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    I knit and crochet both since I was 8-9 but leaned more toward knitting. You have given me a new love for crochet. I sometimes combine the two. I just finished a c2c scarf worn a knitted edging.
    It’s good to know both to get the effect you want.

  • December 28, 2016 at 9:33 am
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    Thank you! I am going to enjoy the journey with you. Your a great teacher, knitting is not my favourite, but there are things I would like to make, so I will learn.

  • December 28, 2016 at 9:27 am
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    Well, we can learn together. I am like you, crochet is easier for me. Only one tool and yarn where as knitting 2 tools and yarn.

  • December 28, 2016 at 9:26 am
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    This is great! I love your Crochet Crowd and am sure I will be just as excited and learn new techniques on your new Knit Crowd as well. I appreciate all of you. The clear teaching instructions and the positive nature of your sites are special.

  • December 28, 2016 at 9:19 am
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    I knit and crochet. I think both have their purpose. I think crochet is really appealing to creative people because it goes fast and is very versatile. Knitting is slower, much slower. I knit mostly clothing items, socks, slippers, hats and an occasional sweater. I crochet afghans and accessories like fingerless mittens. There are years when I will only knit then I get inspired and will only crochet. I’m glad I can go between them. I always prefer Diet Coke over Pepsi. My point, it’s OK to be really good at one thing. It’s great to want to learn a new skill. I will always chose Diet Coke but sometimes drink Diet Pepsi.

  • December 28, 2016 at 9:06 am
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    Have been crocheting since age 5 taught by an elderly aunt. Have tried to knit but just haven’t gotten the hang of it . Daughter knits but not me. Wanting to learn

  • December 28, 2016 at 8:50 am
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    The facebook link goes to the crochet page not knit! I cant wait to join in on your journey. I too am a begining a knit journey. Beat of luck.

  • December 28, 2016 at 8:39 am
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    Someone else like me! I tried to teach myself how to knit. All I can seem to do is make easy booties. I always end up going back to crochet because I know it and can whip up almost anything.maybe now I can finally learn how to knit!a

  • December 28, 2016 at 8:30 am
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    Mickey,

    Thank you for braving the world of knitting. I have always wanted to try my hand at knitting, but always seemed to have a crochet project in the works. I will take this journey with you and learn it too! Mistakes are how we learn, so teach away and teach me to make mistakes so I recognize what went wrong.

    Can’t wait!

  • December 28, 2016 at 8:11 am
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    I am so glad I do both knit and crochet! I only crochet with you now I will knit. Yeahhhhh thank you

  • December 28, 2016 at 7:55 am
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    Fantastic! I enjoy seeing all the beautiful work of the people on line. I get inspired to work on my own projects or start a new one! I have been knitting since I was seven or so. I also crochet and do cross stitch. My goal for 2017 is to finish all my WIPs (LOL — same as last year). Bring it on.

  • December 28, 2016 at 7:50 am
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    This is great news! (And the right answer is ALWAYS PEPSI!)

  • December 28, 2016 at 7:43 am
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    So happy to see this Mikey. I do go back and forth between knitting and crochet.
    When my children were small I actually got to a stage where I could design my own patterns to an extend. Looking forward to the videos. I received a Entralac Knitting Book for Christmas and am pretty sure I am going to need some help mastering this particular knitting stitch. Good Luck and thanks for all your wonderful work.

  • December 28, 2016 at 7:40 am
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    Thank you for bringing knitting out of the Hope chest. I used to knit years ago and 2 years ago I taught myself the art of crochet. As I mastered crochet, I yearned to try my attempt at knitting. I will be joining this Crowd to expand my love of Fibre Arts.

  • December 28, 2016 at 7:30 am
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    This is great!
    As a self-taught crocheter then knitter, I Looking forward to building my skills and experience along with you while following both Crowds.
    Thanks for jumping into knitting, too.
    Best Stitches !
    – HRPTRSN

  • December 28, 2016 at 7:20 am
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    I’ve been wanting to learn to knit as well, however I’ve been too intimidated!!

    But, with you teaching I feel more confidant to try!!

    Signed,
    A fellow hooker?

  • December 28, 2016 at 7:19 am
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    I love knitting and crocheting I am 72years old I have been knitting for about 50years

  • December 28, 2016 at 7:14 am
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    Fantastic! I promised myself I would learn to knit in 2016 but I lied. I bought my first pair of knitting needles when I was 10 yrs old- I’m almost 53 yrs old now & still want to learn.
    I’m so excited about this!! HooRay for us!!

  • December 28, 2016 at 7:11 am
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    Stick with it Mikey. I too am a Happy Hooker/ Kooky Knitter. I am also learning new and exciting knit secrets. At this point I have at least one set of several types of knitting needles, who knows how many sets of crochet hooks, and still find my heart gravitates back to crochet. Mostly because it is my first love and I can make a crochet hook and yarn do almost anything (given enough time and RIP OUT, START OVER patience). Don’t give up. I look forward to your wonderful tutorials on knitting now, as I have for crochet. You Got This.

  • December 28, 2016 at 7:04 am
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    Hooray! I love both knit and crochet, but I’m a better knitter. If your knit journey is anything at all like your crochet one, there will be many, many people you will teach who could never learn before. Yep, you’re that good.
    Thanks for all the hard work and please, look after yourself.

  • December 28, 2016 at 6:58 am
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    I will certainly benefit from this. Thanks for all you do.

  • December 28, 2016 at 6:55 am
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    Ironically I too would like to learn. My crocheting is not as beautifully done as yours, but those knitting projects are very luring. I also have 3 crochet projects going and 3 cross stitch projects! I would learn knitting along side of you if your game!

  • December 28, 2016 at 6:53 am
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    I am a Chrocheter, but, I learned to knit from a friend years ago…30 years ago! When I retired I decided to learn again, took a review class. I now have a projects going, one chrochet and one knit…..still love chrochet the best, but I’m getting better with the knitting. I enjoy The Chrochet Crowd, but am eager to see your new site. Congratulations on learning a new skill! I’m proof that “old dogs can learn new tricks”

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