With a decade of teaching, laughter, tears and support, The Crochet Crowd has remained strong in its values to provide free education and inspiring creativity to all of its viewers from all around the world.
We strive to be an inclusive community of not just a family mindset but a whole group of wonderful and inspired individuals exploring, creating and learning the world of crochet; just like a community or as we like to say ‘The Crowd’.
We established it in 2008, not knowing where social media will take us. Today we are thrilled to work alongside major retails and manufacturers, such as Yarnspirations, JOANN, and Michaels. Our videos appear on several websites such as:
While The Crochet Crowd has grown substantially to provide as much free education as possible, there has been a substantial decline in monetization through YouTube. The option of skipping ads has hit us extremely hard in 2016 and continues to do so now. We are unable to cover our operational expenses relying on this method of revenue. We must also remember that as much as we think that corporations have lots of money, they too, but MUST budget and distribute their monies fairly to the many other bloggers, video hosts and celebrities. In the world of social media, corporations can not put all their eggs in one basket. Besides, it would be truly unfair that one group or individuals drain the resources from corporate sponsorships and not allowing others to reach their dreams.
We love to provide you with tutorials and continue to do so for many years to come, we ask that if you enjoy being part of The Crochet Crowd, please consider a donation. We spend a lot of time on social media with our team to keep our safe place available to all. Our team deals with many situations that are kept from the public eye to keep our space inspirational.
As with any production service, ad revenue and sponsorship only cover a portion of the yearly cost to stay afloat. Take for example PBS or even your local theatre, individual donations are a very important part of ANY group to be able to continue to provide a FREE service. Even for Theatres, ticket sales only cover 20%-30% of the operational cost for any production. The remaining is asking for support for those that enjoy good quality content.
If you are able to contribute a donation to help maintain the Crochet Crowd so that we have to keep our educational platform free to all, we would greatly appreciate the support. You can place a donation of any size that you feel is appropriate. We seriously thank you for being part of the Crowd, Whether you donate or decide otherwise, we want you to continue to create, crochet and celebrate the array of creativity that crochet has to offer. We do!
Crocheters Demand Free
With social media, it has brought a day of age of free expectations onto content like ours. However, those behind the scenes, such as The Crochet Crowd, must cover the real expenses in order to keep a free educational based platform online.
Though we are sponsored, like any other organization, it also depends on donations from individuals like you. This way we can continue to provide you amazing tutorials and be available to all for free.
Personally, I want to continue to provide the excellent videos and pattern support that is offered. Most of the YouTube Video Hosts are struggling for the same reasons we are. It’s a real situation. We are never going to produce viral videos to produce millions of views to raise substantial revenue, as a crafter, it’s a small niche audience that we serve… and that’s you.
Consider a Donation to Keep Free Education
If you are able to contribute a donation to help cover the expenses that we have to keep our educational platform free to all, we would greatly appreciate the support. You can place a donation of any size that you feel is appropriate.
Disclaimer: The donation will go towards our operational costs. We have theming and plans in mind, though we accept ideas for tutorials, we cannot exchange your donation for tutorials that you are requesting due to our sponsorship schedule. Tutorial creation can take between 10 – 90 hours in production time from start to finish. We receive suggestions and look to what is being requested by many to help influence tutorial decisions. Your donation will help continue The Crochet Crowd a safe and creative space. Even though we are not a registered charity, we hope to have your help in order to continue.