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Mikeyssmail is July’s YouTube Partner On The Rise!

By Christine Wang and Devon Storbeck

YouTube Partner Support

Please join us in congratulating Michael Sellick from The Crochet Crowd! Michael is YouTube’s featured “On The Rise” partner for July due to a combination of your votes and optimization of his channel, Mikeyssmail. He is featured today in the “Spotlight” section on the YouTube homepage.

Michael’s start on YouTube was a bit of a fluke. Feeling bored one day in April 2008, he started posting videos of him teaching crochet, which he learned from his mother when he was 14. HIs channel has since turned into a resource hub for people all over the world interested in learning or developing their crochet skills. Whether you’re a seasoned crochet pro or want to learn how to pick up a hook, Michael’s videos can teach you how to crochet a crocodile stitch, small flower, ripple afghan, and more. Congratulations again to Michael and The Crochet Crowd!

Here are a few words direct from Michael:

Get ready, set & hook! That's what we strive for here at The Crochet Crowd®. Our mission is to provide free education so that the fibre arts isn't one day a skill that we all remember but have lost the ability to actually do it. Many of us turn to crochet and knitting as a way to cope with our personal situations, find time to relax and to express our creativity. No matter what your skill level is, there's always room for more in our 'Crowd'. In 2009, we changed the focus of our channel to be community oriented instead of just revolving around myself, Michael Sellick. This switch in focus opened up a gateway of cross connection between individuals, companies and remarkably removed global borders to help and encourage each other with our skills. I am very proud of The Crochet Crowd® Members and love watching them expand their skills through picture postings and comments on our Facebook Fan Page. As my viewers grow and learn, so do I. Thank you to the voters and members of 'The Crowd' for using my videos as your educational resource. Our community is forever evolving and extremely active, if you don't believe me, come to to start your fibre arts journey. Thank you everyone, Happy Hook'n.  

If you’ve enjoyed this monthly On The Rise blog series and want to see more rising YouTube partners, check out our On The Rise Channel. Keep an eye out for next month’s blog post, as your channel may be the next one On The Rise!