Happy Hearts Afghan Challenge

Challenge Submissions Notice

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.

17 thoughts on “Challenge Submissions Notice

  • July 6, 2014 at 9:34 am
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    GOOD FOR YOU! when you asked opinions on what to do i totally suggested disqualifying entries that do not follow the rules, I know it seems harsh but the reality is that in any other contest people would be disqualified for not following the rules. You don’t need to make MORE work for yourself simply by trying to be nice.

  • June 30, 2014 at 4:16 am
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    Mikey, you should mention the mailto link to your tech/website person since you have to switch back. It will auto-fill the fields on an e-mail and even start on the body. This way you can have the right address, subject, and reminders in the message of what to include. And you can set your e-mail up for these filters. Here’s the basics about it: https://yoast.com/guide-mailto-links/

    If it’s coded into the page someone would have to change the fields deliberately, which, as you’ve said, will disqualify them. You should also look into a gmail account as they give a ton of free storage and have no spam. Hotmail is one of the most awful e-mail services out there and gmail will make things a LOT easier. Unless you can convince red heart to give you e-mail on their servers. 🙂

    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      June 30, 2014 at 7:40 am
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      thank you… I will look into this… I am the tech person for our website… I do it all. 😀

  • June 28, 2014 at 3:12 pm
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    Have submitted twice, hope I make it this time. If not, I still have a great market bag!!!!

    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      June 28, 2014 at 3:57 pm
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      We are swamped today… I am going to go through the entries tomorrow… we have over 100 to process so far… I have to film for Stitch-Cation or there won’t be any tutorials ready.

  • June 28, 2014 at 6:46 am
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    Sadly, there is always someone who doesn’t follow instructions. And then they wonder why it didn’t work.

    Mikey, I think you all go more than out of your way to make this group fun for everyone. I really appreciate all that all of you do here at Crochet Crowd. I love seeing all the wonderful projects that everyone has done.

    Thank you so much for all that you do.

  • June 27, 2014 at 11:44 pm
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    I think you all are doing a great job and are more than generous with your time and teaching talents. The rules are listed and clear. If there are questions, people should ask in advance and not just guess. Happy Canada Day!

  • June 27, 2014 at 4:28 pm
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    Hello Mikey, Cathy and Crochet crew,

    You are all doing a smashingly, excellent job. Keep it up!!

    I have seen a glimpse of the next challenge, it’s AWESOME!! I think I am going to give it a try. I’m so excited, I can hardly contain myself!!

    I feel if people don’t want to follow instructions (me included) then you have NO business to whine or complain. It’s all there in black and white. If you have concerns send your concern, DON’T WAIT TILL THE LAST MINUTE!!!

    That’s my .02 cents worth. Sorry Mikey if I over stepped my boundary.

    Mariea Wright Ward 😉 <3

    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      June 27, 2014 at 5:17 pm
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      I feel the same way… I just don’t like to be the person giving someone crap for not following the rules.

  • June 27, 2014 at 1:21 pm
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    Mikey, I don’t read this as harsh at all, it’s just not full of hearts and flowers, which I don’t think are necessary in instructions anyway. I think you (and Dan etc.) go above and beyond in what you do everyday. Keep on keeping on!
    See you in Feb.

  • June 27, 2014 at 12:57 pm
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    Hi Mikey – I love all the help and patterns you generously give to all of us. I am currently making an entreloc afghan for my kids and it is going well. Don’t fret over the few that no one can make happy and revel in the rest of us that cannot get enough of you. 🙂 I always have just one complaint… I can’t find time to do all of the patterns you post — horrible complaint, right? You are amazing and so is your team of helper/friends, keep up the great work… and Thank You to all of you!!!

  • June 27, 2014 at 10:51 am
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    Sounds simple to me, but then again, it was simple before you changed it to a standard form to hopefully get everyone on the same page. What you, Cathy and Diva Dan do for the Crochet Crowd is awesome and I have not found any other site on-line or on Facebook that is as helpful and caring as this one. I have also found that no matter what you do or how you do it, there are always those who are going to gripe and complain (to put it nicely) about everything. It is just in there nature for some reason to complain. Though, like you said, you should not have to endure being harassed and berated because things do not go their way. Please consider that these individuals are the “few” and the “many” LOVE what you have created for those “Hookers” like myself who needed that nudge to try new patterns and get out of their rut or comfort zone. Since joining the Crowd, I have done patterns that I never would have tried had it not been for ya’ll. Keep doing what you are doing and when you do get that occasional “gripe”, please remember there are hundreds more who LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you all and want you to continue doing what you do! Also remember, it is okay to take a few days off once in a while to refresh and spend some time with you loved ones. Its okay, we can look after things for you while you are away. <3

  • June 27, 2014 at 10:27 am
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    Mikey , is it possible to get the Alligator Stitch transposed so a lefty can make it? I tried to follow your tutorial but it doesn’t work out to do it left handed. I really like the way it looks but just can’t make it. Thanks from Rexburg, Idaho.

    • June 27, 2014 at 11:15 am
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      http://youtu.be/ZBkZ6h6cYOI
      Google works as well as Mikey to do it for you.
      This is a tutorial for fingerless gloves, but she shows how to do the stitch left handed. I know it’s not Mikey, but he’s busy. 🙂

  • June 27, 2014 at 10:07 am
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    I know that not all members of The Crochet Crowd are computer whizzes and that’s fine. This is a simple process, though, and not complicated when you follow the clear instructions provided. If you know how to send an email, you know how to enter! Good luck to everyone in future challenges!

  • June 27, 2014 at 9:49 am
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    I submitted 2 market bag photos via the forms do I need to resubmit via email?

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