Yarn Painting

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Yarn Crochet Painting ProjectYarn Painting Project

This yarn painting actually sits on the wall right above my desk here at The Crochet Crowd Office. It's something that means a lot to me as it is displaying my passion for the yarn arts. 

I fished the frame out of the dump. With just using scrap yarns, I did a basket weave using Bernat Mosaic Yarn. The colours change on their own throughout the project. 

This can be done very easily. Review my video tutorial below to see how I did this. It's a lot simpler than you realize. Happy Hook'n and enjoy your new framed art. 

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Crochet Tree

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Crochet Community Tree Project

Crochet Crowd Community Tree

The final look will be revealed at Creativ Festival on April 27 - 28th, 2012 at the International Centre in Mississauga Ontario. 

In February 2012, I put the call out for help to complete The Crochet Crowd Community Tree. Diva Dan had planned on an extensive project and was looking for 1,000 flowers. Colleen, my friend, and I had done 150 flowers but were running out of time as other samples of other projects needed to be done as well.

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Crochet Carousel

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DSC01906 300x199 Crochet Carousel Free Form ProjectCrochet Carousel

I am getting ready for “Crochet Carnival” which takes place October 12 – 14th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for the 25th Anniversary Creativ Festival Show. My infamous “Hooker Alley” is being transformed into a run-down carnival where we will have activities all day, everyday, for three days. One of my projects was to construct a Crochet Carousel. It is 100% free-formed based on my knowledge of hat designing. I used two brands of yarn throughout the project. The carousel itself is 100% Red Heart Yarn and the ponies are 100% Prism Yarns. I felt this was like making a cake seen on reality television– the kind where you need the support inside of the project in order to keep it’s shape. Using old wood, I created a foundation of an upper and lower round circle. Dowels serve as the poles to keep it’s stability and they have been covered with crocheted sleeves.


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Ferris Wheel

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Crochet Ferris Wheel ProjectHow We Created The Crochet Crowd® Ferris Wheel

Daniel came up with this concept and the very next morning at the end of September 2012, he put his vision to reality. I had come up with a crochet carousel, so he wanted to do a complimentary ferris wheel to go with the carnival theme we have for Creativ Festival. 

Here's the truth though, this is actually version two. The first version had problems with the exterior wheel as he had an octogon shape using wood but the wood wasn't holding and the wood was spliting. With this, the outside rim of the wheel was removed and replaced with water pvc piping. 


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Michael SellickThe Crochet Crowd

Welcome to one of the world's largest communities for crocheters and yarn-a-holics. I own The Crochet Crowd and together with Cathy Cunningham, Daniel Zondervan and Colleen Barden, we are your hosts that work hard behind the scenes in keeping our community strong & healthy. Like you, we are addicted to the yarn arts and everything crochet related. We have a mission of 'getting you started'. This simply means we are dedicated in creating an enthusiastic environment for all levels of crocheters. One top of teaching Crochet Crowders, I am also a dedicated YouTutorial Host for Red Heart Yarns. Find me online teaching how to do stitches and projects.

FacebookPNGOn our Facebook Fan Page, we are driven by your passion and excitment. We regularily feature our fans' creativity by selecting fan photos for a front row seat to our massive community. Being selected for this honor is like winning a lottery. We randomly select photos to keep it fair to everyone.

Updates on Facebook come from both Cathy and myself. We have 100's of fans that regularily offer help, encouragement and creative expression for appreciating your crochet projects.


Each Week, Daniel is given the mission to write a fabulous Free Newsletter. We have about 300 - 400 new members sign up each day that automatically receive our newsletter. Our newsletter is educational and inspirational based. It is highly enriched with ideas.

Community Guidelines

Our community has been built over six years and we work diligently to provide a fun and relaxed atmosphere. We have built our community with hard work and are sensative to the needs of our members. We keep our Facebook Page almost 'Ad Free' as we can. Our sponsors appear on this website and our newsletter. This is our Community Guidelines for running our social networks. We have a strict policy that we don't go onto other Facebook Pages to solicit ourselves to gain membership and/or sell and expect the same respect in return.


YouTube Learning Channels

These are a few of the YouTube Channels we have. All content on these channels, plus more that you will find on YouTube are free. Most are associated to free patterns and links to those patterns are provided within the description of each video.

The Crochet Crowd YouTube Channel - Main ChannelThe Crochet Crowd Beginner YouTube ChannelCrochet Projects for All HolidaysAll Red Heart Video Tutorials by MikeyAll Challenges and Giveaways by The Crochet CrowdCrochet For Left Handed Crocheters


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