As a solitary, young boy, Michael Sellick took refuge in the art of crocheting. As an adult, that refuge would grow into a passion. He started sharing videos to fellow crocheters in something he called The Crochet Crowd — a far-flung group that now includes three million people around the world on Youtube, Facebook and Instagram. For Mikey the passion and joy are stronger than ever, and now he's hanging with the "in" crowd too: The Crochet Crowd.
Packed with pictures, personality and 15 patterns, this book will resonate with first-time and experienced crocheters alike. Crocheters will be treated to an exclusive collection of patterns for afghans, scarves, hats, cowls and other items that emphasize the texture, colour and coziness that Mikey and Dan have become known for.
About the authors
Michael Sellick is a lifelong crafter and crocheter. He loves teaching and is known as Mikey to The Crochet Crowd community. He loves texture and doing projects only once, and he loves seeing his friends try things and watching them grow. While this book is by Daniel and Michael, the story belongs to the crochet community. Without the friendships and connections they have made on their journey, none of this would be possible.
Daniel Zondervan is the other half of The Crochet Crowd. Diva Dan began his career in the limelight as a classically trained musician, working as a professional choir and handbell director and a church organist. He has an incredible eye for colour and design.
"I love how this book begins with their background and gives a real and raw look at their journey. Then you get a plethora of incredible crochet patterns! Gorgeous wearables, blankets, and home décor filled with color and creativeness can be found on every page."
— Sarah Zimmerman, author of Crochet Cute Critters and founder of RepeatCrafterMe.com
SAY GRILLED CHEESE
"Two of the most magnetic, funny, smart and therapeutic guys I've ever met. Like your favorite comfort food (Say Grilled Cheese!) they accept you for who you are and make you feel connected to their world. I love their energy, thoughtfulness, design expertise, and overall amazingness!"
— Courtney Talkington, JOANN, former Manager, Marketing Planning & Execution
MASTERS OF THE HOOKAVERSE
"Mikey and Diva Dan are absolute masters of the 'hookaverse'. Their inspiration and community spirit keep them at the forefront of the crocheting world. But what makes them so special is their approachability and their down to earth attitude. For this, their fans absolutely love them. And 'The Boys' love them back."
— Sherry Leybovich, ECCS, LCS, CTA