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Why Do Tutorial Hosts Fiddle So Much Prior to Starting

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.

10 thoughts on “Why Do Tutorial Hosts Fiddle So Much Prior to Starting

  • December 11, 2017 at 11:10 am
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    I hope you are aware of how spectacular and natural your teaching ability is. For most of my life I wanted to learn how to crochet but was unable to learn. Then I discovered you on YouTube and because you took the time before beginning a project to share how you were able to take a pattern and simplify the patterns complexities into an easy to understand interpretation of your own, one that I could follow and over the last 4 years I have learned so much from you. I crochet daily for many hours thanks to you. It gives me purpose since I am a shutin unable to get around much these days, but I keep busy making prayer shawls and gifts for others, following your easy going ways of crochet mastery.Thank you Mikey. <3

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  • December 7, 2017 at 8:08 pm
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    I appreciate your approach, Mikey — you typically give a broad outline of the project, and then drill down into the details. That works for me!

    I’m a former community college instructor with 10 years in the classroom teaching math- and science-phobic students. I know it is not easy as a teacher to hear the good advice and to ignore criticism that is inappropriate or unreasonable.

    Keep up the very good work, sir!

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  • December 7, 2017 at 8:02 pm
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    I love your method of teaching. Your explanation of the patterns I think is what helped me learn how to read patterns. The way you’d show the pattern then do that row, then show the pattern when the stitch changed. Thank you! I thought I’d never be able to read a pattern but you just made it easy. I also like how you explain the yarn when you do. It has helped me learn the different types of yarn. Bernat Blanket is my favorite! Thank you for all you do, Mikey, you are very much appreciated and loved! <3

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  • December 7, 2017 at 6:58 pm
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    I enjoy your approach – I like to know a little about the pattern or the background. You don’t know how you just talking about different yarn types or weights help with getting the whole picture through to me. Don’t stop what you are doing – and thank you for all you do.

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  • December 7, 2017 at 6:47 pm
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    Mikey, you are an excellent teacher! I picked up crochet as a beginner, and your videos are very helpful. What I really appreciate is your light touch, how you use the words “play” and “fun”. It really made a big impact on this newbie!

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  • December 7, 2017 at 6:43 pm
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    I love your tutorials! Keep up the excellent work.

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  • December 7, 2017 at 6:33 pm
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    Keep fiddlin’… it’s all good by me!

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  • December 7, 2017 at 5:59 pm
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    I agree, there are many different styles to teaching and to learning. Personally, I have no problem with the way you do your tutorials. I have learned quite a lot from you in the past couple of years and this from an old hand at crochet. You can always learn something you just need to be open to it. Thanks for all you do for the crochet community Mikey!

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  • December 7, 2017 at 5:52 pm
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    I can’t walk down the yarn aisle without fiddling with every type possible. In fact when some other person comes along and stands in my aisle and then doesn’t move when I give them the glare, I am forced to go around and double back for my fix. Wait, what?? It’s not my personal pleasure aisle? I thought it was my stash. The one I keep in a separate location because this one is full. Hmm. I may have to rethink these outings.

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  • December 7, 2017 at 5:27 pm
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    Fiddle all you want…we love you! 🙂

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