Introducing Crochet-Arium: Charity Project for The Crochet Crowd


Crochet-Arium, The Crochet Crowd,

Contribute to our incredible Crochet Aquarium Exhibit!

We are looking for your help to populate our incredible Crochet-Arium for Creativ Festival this October 2013.

We are looking for 1,000 creatures / decor and anything ‘under the sea’ themed for this show.

We’ve earned a reputation for showcasing yarn in a creative sense by pushing limits and boundaries. If I could truly convey how incredible our exhibits are and the reactions to up to 20,000 guests who view it first hand, I would gladly share that feeling with you.

Our 20′ x 30′ exhibit will appear as if we are at the bottom of the sea. Suspended characters and strategically placed characters crocheted by you. Can you imagine a yarn bombed boot or even an anchor?

While at the show, guests will be allowed to ‘fish’ from our aquarium with a minimum cash donation that will benefit Crafting For A Cure 100%. Guests can either purchase a character(s) and either take it with them and/or have us forward it to a child in a hospital.

I’m a strong believer of charity participation. Crafting For A Cure covers North America Wide in their reach. Just like The Crochet Crowd, they go beyond the local level.

If you have some extra yarn and would love to be on record for helping us make this exhibit, we would gladly love your help.

Each donation will be photographed and maintained for all to see on The Crochet Crowd Network. You can opt for us not to share your name if you wish.

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The Random Draw Winner can choose which item they want. Either the Furls Crochet Hook or The Swarovski Crystal Bracelet

Extra Giveaway Initiative

On top of that great feeling of participating, every donation that has a minimum of 5 Creatures for our Exhibit will be entered into a random draw. The winner will be able to choose which item they want. They can choose either the Furls Crochet Hook or the Crystal Bracelet.

The creatures need to be a gift you would give away to a child to make them feel special. This challenge is global in size, the draw is random and anyone on planet earth has an opportunity to win.

Below are some ideas, but don’t limit your creativity. As you know, under the sea is a world unto itself. People are inspired by crazy and imaginative ideas. So go crochet crazy with your ideas.

Most of them are super super cute! Happy clicking, these are really great!

Super Adorable Little Octopus
Over 100 Assorted Sea Creatures. Items with + in front require a free membership or are a paid pattern.
Baby Harp Seals
Sting Ray
Super Cute Mermaid and Crab Patterns
Clam with Pearl
Jellyfish Jam Fest
Octopus Plushie
Jellyfish
Orca Whale
Go Fish
Manta Ray with Fish Buddies
Bashful Starfish
Whale with Sailor Hat & Life Preserver
Sea Grass
Eel GrassCircus Seal Toy

Due by October 20th, 2013. You can drop off your creatures at the show if you are attending. Our mailing address is

The Crochet Crowd Studio

10 Mullen Drive, PO Box 473

Walkerton, Ontario, Canada

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If you are shipping this across any borders, please declare this as a gift so taxes and duty will not apply. This is a gift for Crafting For A Cure.

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About Michael Sellick

Mikey is the Creative Director of The Crochet Crowd.

45 thoughts on “Introducing Crochet-Arium: Charity Project for The Crochet Crowd

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  3. Shipped out my package today from PA,USA. I put The Crochet Crowd Studio as the address for customs not Crafting for a Cure, since there wasn’t anything written as to who the gift was for. I hope this will be alright.

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  5. I have 3 sting ray & 3 jelly fish shipping out from PA, USA, in a day or two. This is a great project. I hope you have a good turnout.

  6. Oh my! Something else to play with. I know how I am spending my Friday night. Can’t wait to get creative under the sea!! SO glad I came across this before the deadline. Headed out for a Crochet Getaway Weekend with girls first part of October. Looks like we could be playing with some fishies!!

  7. Question: I have some yarn that *I* think would be perfect for a seabed and I’d love to make several small blankets. Is that appropriate? Or would you prefer we stick to sea creatures?

    • Small blankets are just as needed. We can forward them on… if they can match our aquarium theme we can use them as decor and then forward them on to a child after the show. Thanks for being thoughtful.

  8. I’m excited to participate!!! I just finished a project and this will be great to start on next. In fact I already have five small ones finished. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  10. Hi Mikey – Do you have any size minimum in mind? I was thinking about a “school” of fish but I am not sure it would work for this unless I connect on a mobile. What do you think?

  11. Hi E1 at Crochet Crowd. I have already started, I am so excited to do these as well as being able to give for such a wonderful cause. Ty Mikey for giving me a direction on working on things.

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  13. Is there a specific, or even a minimum, size you’re looking for? And since anything I send will be coming across the border, what’s the latest date you would prefer to receive them by?

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  15. Oh lovely! My SIL just gave me a great book for crocheted sea creatures! I’ll work my way through and send them in!

  16. This is a lovely idea! Can you please post a deadline for sending them in? Or can we drop them off at the show, too?

    Also, I’d like to offer a minor correction. Assuming the picture is of the actual prizes, Bella Perlina bracelets are not made with Swarovski crystals. They are, however, very beautiful. I bought one on a cruise last year, and I really love it.

  17. Sounds like a great project. I am not a real crocheter, but I can say I’m a knitter of more than knots (that’s how I crochet,badly) So, I’ll leave this for the crocheters to participate until I can be a crocheter worthy of a contest like this one

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