Michael Sellick

Was Turned Off to Avoid It… But Trying Again

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.

20 thoughts on “Was Turned Off to Avoid It… But Trying Again

  • July 12, 2015 at 8:53 am
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    I have wondered why you never did clothing………like the cute top you just made.. I am just curious to see how you do it and how you put it together. Thanks

    So when you make a hat and a scarf, do they expect you to make one for every head out there or for the scarves, every length? Really people, you have a brain.

  • July 12, 2015 at 8:36 am
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    Mikey you are the best teacher ever. I will apologise for all the rude people. Please don’t let anyone ruin what so many of us love about you and your love of crochet. You are so talented and we appreciate everything you do to help us learn. Thank you so much.

  • July 12, 2015 at 12:18 am
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    I wonder why they are crocheting if they can’t use a search engine to find what they want. That part is so easy especially with Google Chrome. You can right click on a picture and search google for this image then do the work to find where google tells you it is at. If on Pinterest you just click the picture then to to page for it.

  • July 11, 2015 at 10:55 pm
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    I jusy wanna say thank you! Ive learned so much from your videos! You helped me to do so many wondetful projects and have helped me find a talent i didn’t know i had! Im really so the haters got to you. But forever grateful you kept going!

  • July 11, 2015 at 6:42 pm
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    I will look forward to this. I generally avoid clothes, just because of sizing issues. Can”t wait for your take on this. I may just have to start paying attention to the guage, and make a sample.

  • July 11, 2015 at 5:43 pm
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    I am a new member of this group. I have been crocheting for almost 60 years but still learning new things. I thoroughly enjoy your videos and posts and appreciate the time you take to explain things. Keep doing what you are doing and ignore those that complain. You are doing a wonderful job.

  • July 11, 2015 at 5:26 pm
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    Thank you Mikey for all that you do. I am glad to see you posting clothes. I was about to write to you about this subject. I to am tired of the same o, same o. You are the best.

  • July 11, 2015 at 4:25 pm
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    You were bang on. How rude of people to expect that major undertaking. It doesn’t matter what size, the garment is crocheted the same. I’m having a hard time trying to figure out their reasoning

  • July 11, 2015 at 4:05 pm
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    Loved it, Mikey, your a great teacher and down to earth kind of guy. Since joining your group, you have given me the courage and inspiration to crochet outside the box and try different projects. The way you teach gives me the hope that I can try even the most difficult pattern. For that I’m greatful. thank you.

  • July 11, 2015 at 4:02 pm
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    I’m so glad you’ll be working on clothing! I’m a learn as t do person and I tried a granny square sweater that’s still in pieces. As for complainers, some are only happy when they’re complaining.

  • July 11, 2015 at 3:58 pm
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    I’m ashamed to think that anybody who crochets would be so ungrateful as to chastise you for not providing the tutorial in their exact size. You provide such a fabulous resource for all of us, and even though I have been crocheting for almost 50 years, I am always learning something new from you. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you and want you to know just how much your efforts are appreciated!

  • July 11, 2015 at 3:46 pm
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    Mikey, it befuddles me to think someone could be outraged at you and expect you to do ANYTHING! The Crochet Crowd is a resource and now a community. Everything you do is a free and kind gift to us, your viewers and followers. Man, some people have no propriety! I’d like to think all creative and artsy folk are just kind and fun, but it seems some have a stick up their hoo ha. It saddens me to know that these poo pooers and debbie downers have hampered your style, and even worse offended you or hurt you. I appreciate all of the hard work you do for us hookers, I know most of the rest of us do too. You do you, forget all the haters! 😀

  • July 11, 2015 at 3:39 pm
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    I’m going to enjoy the video – I don’t care what size you’re making. I can always learn something from you. Can’t wait to see it!

  • July 11, 2015 at 3:23 pm
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    So glad you are giving it another go, there will always be lazy people in this world that don’t want to do any of the work and will scream at you for what they deem is their right, especially when they are behind a computer! Face to face would have been a whole new ballgame I think, not so brave in person!! I am so sorry you had to deal with that, but and so glad you have overcome to give it another whirl! I find patterns all the time that are only for the one specific size, it would be nice if they did them in every size, but it takes a lot of work just to work up one size let alone all sizes!! I try to figure it out, if I cannot I set it aside and keep practicing and learning and someday maybe a lightbulb will go off and I will be able to pick it up and make the item to fit!!! Love you Mikey, you do a great job, I too wear my heart a bit too much on my sleeve, so it is hard for me to take a bunch of harassing, so I don’t put myself out there much!!

  • July 11, 2015 at 2:56 pm
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    Very nice, Mikey! I support you 150%! No one will succeed as a crocheter, anyway, if they don’t get their hands dirty and open their mind. You have to be able to interpret, change sizes, and take a chance. You have to do prep work to find out your gage, and really think about how the pieces go together to create a cohesive piece.This is a creative art! Which means someone can show you how it is done, but you must use your creative energies to continue, not just copy someone else every time you do it!

  • July 11, 2015 at 2:44 pm
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    I’m glad you are expanding in to adult clothing. Here’s a suggestion, just something to maybe think about. Instead of filming all the clothing that you decide to do in just one size, like say size S, maybe you can mix it up some. For example: if you do this piece of clothing in a size S maybe you can do the next one in a size M or L. Just mix it up a bit. Can’t wait to see what you come up with 🙂 I haven’t ventured into clothing yet because just reading about neckholes and armholes confuses me. It will be much easier I think to see it done.

  • July 11, 2015 at 2:43 pm
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    Well said Mickey. You do an excellent job and I for one wouldn’t be able to crochet and follow patterns without your initial help. Thank You

  • July 11, 2015 at 2:37 pm
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    When I was learning how to crochet and knit many years ago, I had to figure things out on my own. There was no Youtube, Internet or videos available. If I wanted to learn something, I had to persevere and figure things out on my own. Especially learning to read patterns. I think that is why I can figure most patterns out today is because I had to learn to read them. In today’s society, we have many more resources to help us learn new skills, so I don’t think many people are used to having to try and figure things out on their own. It can be a good thing for people to figure things out on their own sometimes.

  • July 11, 2015 at 2:34 pm
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    I am sooo glad you are going to start tutorials on adult clothing. I have been following you since you had made that Catherine’s wheel blanket with those beautiful deep rich colors. I tried in vain to follow along but I was still new to crochet. Over the years I have made many blankets and used your techniques but changed up the color once in awhile or used what yarn I had. I would love to see sweaters and maybe even turtle necks. There really isnt much to find on youtube. Thank you Mikey!

  • July 11, 2015 at 2:33 pm
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    Great article Mikey. People don’t listen either. The person doing the video will say sizes are in the pattern given or whatever and still they are not satisfied. Thank you for giving it another shot. I love the way you teach. Hang in there and just do your thing. You are showing us the basics but we have to run with what you show us. THANK YOU!!!!

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