Update to Changes to Challenges & Giveaways


Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

The Crochet Crowd Website

To serve you better, we have done a few changes to The Crochet Crowd Website earlier this week.

You will notice the home page is a lot more photographic and not very heavy on content. Like a Google Search Engine and according to my analysis, people really don’t stay on the home page for long. They are wanting the free patterns, challenges and much more that we offer.

You will notice the upper top menu above the main graphic as your main navigation to get to where you need to go.

  • Patterns – 100’s of Free Patterns are categorized and available for you to use.
  • Challenges + Events – All running challenges, giveaways and events that Mikey is directly involved with.
  • Pics – Challenge photos and pictures by Mikey during events and much more. There are over 13,000 photos of inspiration on file.
  • Tips – General articles by Mikey.
  • Videos – Our Website is linked with YouTube. The latest videos appear here and are updated in real time when they become available.
  • Store – Need yarn, we have an affiliation with Amazon for yarn and crafting supply purchases. Our store is programmed to what a crocheter would be looking for.
  • Cruises – Our crochet cruises home page to get more information.
  • Blog – Probably thee biggest clicked item. Articles nearly everyday with 5 guest bloggers inspiring you. Each blogger has been assigned to inspire, not sell. Makes for an interesting place to be part of.
  • Groups – Need to find a charity or crochet group in your area? This is it.

Organization of Challenges

Due to many emails inquiring about challenges of the past. It has been our mandate to remove out old challenges and giveaways so people don’t accidentally do the wrong challenge.

Many people write in that they didn’t have time for the challenge when it was running but have time now and want to do the pattern at their own leisure. Due to me removing out the old challenges, they are unable to find the pattern or see the gallery of inspiration.

I’m going to put faith in people that they can read and don’t accidentally complete the wrong challenge or sign up for giveaways that are already done. All old challenges will have a notice at the top of the article stating that the challenge has been completed. All new challenges will appear at the top as it’s organized by date. Older challenges will sink down and allow people to find them afterwards.

This change will satisfy those who are looking for the older challenges and allows us to keep it indexed for future reference.

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About Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Mikey, owner of The Crochet Crowd Blog. I'm a 'hooker' at heart with the passion to crochet. I am from Ontario Canada and teach how to crochet online through YouTube Video Tutorials. From a simple idea and being at the right place and time in my life back in 2008, the concept of The Crochet Crowd was developed. I'm here to hook and share. Come follow my crochet journey and share yours with comments here and you are most welcome to share your creativity within our Facebook page.
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26 Responses to Update to Changes to Challenges & Giveaways

  1. Barb Davis says:

    The BANG ON expression……is this a Canadian colloquium?

  2. Pam Myers says:

    I think the changes are great, especially regarding the old challenges. Thank you, Mikey and crew!

  3. Kathy Kay says:

    Mikey is bang on and running one of the most informative and enjoyable websites that I have seen. Keep up the awesome work and thank you for all your hard work?

  4. Ann says:

    I am new to this group. Thank you for having me., Great organised page,
    please keep it easy.

  5. Amazing Mikey…..you just seem to know exactly what we need and want….you are awesome! LOVE the new format! Keep up the magnificent work!!!

  6. Pamela says:

    Meant to say from the crocodile stitch challenge. Thanks again!

    By the way you are bang on Mikey. Everything looks so much nicer.

  7. Pamela says:

    I am looking for the going home dress pattern from the crocodile stitch. Can you help? Thanks!

  8. 22manybooks says:

    Fantastic! To be honest I was one of those “on then gone” people. The old site was tough to navigate and a bit confusing (which, of course, could have been user error! 🙂 )
    – and popups would appear constantly. Bravo! Well done. Bang on.

  9. Wanda Ball says:

    Bang on! Thank you for always thinking of us.

  10. txnladie says:

    Mikey, you just never cease to amaze me. You are always thinking about “us” out here following your site, blog, etc. You have such a huge, kind heart. “Thank you” just doesn’t seem like enough to say for how much I appreciate you. Do you ever have a moment in the day where you are not thinking about crochet and how to make it easier for us? 🙂 Many thanks and hugs to you, Dan, Cathy and probably many others who do things to help you behind the scene. God bless you guys. Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ terrie lynn

  11. Pat Reilley says:

    Love the new layout!

  12. Thank you Mikey – Thank you Dan – I really appreciate all you do ;o)

  13. Francine St-Denis says:

    Bang on. Love what you did with your site. Might I suggest one thing though? Not sure if you can do this, but why not put past challenges under archives instead. Then no one can get the wrong challenges. Just a thought. Thanks for the great friendly user update of your site. Have a great weekend.

    Francine.

  14. Maria Torres says:

    Wow!!! It looks thousands of times better Mickey. It would be some where I would spend more time on. It looks better organized and so much more pleasing to the eye what a difference adding some color changes the personality of a page

  15. Bonnie Mason says:

    Though always great to visit, love the changes to it…….much more user friendly, at least for me 🙂 Love it! Love it! Love it! Also love you and the rest of The Crochet Crowd 🙂

  16. Maria del Carmen Hernandez says:

    Congratulations!!! I love the new page.!!! Excellent!!! Thank you!!

  17. Diane Suder says:

    Looks great and much more user friendly.

  18. Shani says:

    Great idea. Easier to read and go thru!

  19. Kathy says:

    Nice job, Mikey. Love the new format and your site. Thanks to your advice, and video, I am now marking my rounds. What a difference! I am 72 and crocheting since my gram taught me as kid…so….shows to go ya…you can teach an old dog a new trick. 🙂

  20. Pamela says:

    Great job. Looks so nice and organized. I look forward to looking back at your older challenge.

  21. Ashleigh says:

    Love what you have done with the page! 🙂

  22. Alethia Douglass says:

    Thank you so much for the reorganization of the website. I am amazed of all the tech work you and the team are responsible for. I look forward to seeing the patterns of the old challenges. I joined the Crowd when the current challenge was the flower pillow and that started my interest to see all these different choices of colors. I begin and end my day with our Facebook page. Happy Hookin’ Day to ya!

  23. I like what you have done to this Page!!! Excellent. I need a Red Heart Bag. You see I have been using red Heart yarn since 1972. I am known for a crochet bag Lady. So how can I get One Mickey!!!

  24. Diane Snyder says:

    I love it Mikey. Bang on 🎉

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