Application for Pattern Testing

Current Pattern Tests

Here is a list of current patterns that I need pattern testers for .

Round Crochet Bag
Cheery – Cherry Bag

Skill level – Easy.
Materials Needed:
Cotton Yarn – Solid – 180 yards
Cotton Yarn – Prints – 150 yards
Crochet Hook Size – 4.0 mm
Large Button

Number of testers needed – 5

Crochet Cowl
Just Peachy – Cowl and Ear Warmers

Skill level – Easy.
Materials Needed:
4-Medium weight – Self striping yarn – 180 yards
Crochet Hook Size – 5.5 mm

Number of testers needed – 5

Shrug
Tulip Shrug

Skill level – Intermediate
Materials Needed: Sizes S ( M, L, XL, 2X)
Loops and Threads Solids – 2 ( 3, 3, 4, 5) skeins
Crochet Hook Size – 5.5 mm
Large Button

Number of testers needed – 2 for each size ( 10 testers)


Bobbles Shrug
Date Night Bobbles Shrug

Skill level – Intermediate
Materials Needed: Sizes S ( M, L, XL, 2X)
Loops and Threads Solids – 2 ( 3, 3, 4, 5) skeins
Crochet Hook Size – 5.5 mm
Large Button

FAQ:

Testing patterns before they’re released is a crucial part of getting error free patterns for crocheters to enjoy.

Testers often point out inconsistencies I’ve missed and are just great sounding boards in general for the pattern.

Please take a moment to read the Tester FAQ’s below so that you know what you’re getting into before you sign up.

1) Do I get paid to pattern test?

Unfortunately no, but you do get a cute pattern! Once all feedback is collated and any changes are made, I’ll also send you a final copy of the updated digital pattern as a thank you.

2) How do you pick who get’s to test?

Once I have the next pattern ready, I’ll email the entire database to let you know. From there, testers will be chosen based on the size and tester requirements.

If the first 10 people signing up are all a size L, obviously I need a range of sizes to test for me, and sending the pattern to a large group who are all crocheting up the same size isn’t going to give me a good idea of how the pattern works across all sizes. So in that instance, the first few in that size group will get to test.

3) What do I have to do?

Once you’ve received my email with a description of what the next pattern is, if you want to test it, all you have to do is let me know. If I receive your email before the testing group is full, I’ll email you the pattern with a list of questions I’d like you to answer.

After you’ve made the pattern, you’ll need to email me back with the answers to my questions and any other comments you think might be useful for me to put into the pattern (whether it’s fit, typos, missing information, instructions that are hard to understand etc). This usually needs to happen with a 2-3 week turn around.

4) What if I’m too busy to test a pattern with a 2-3 week turn around?

I’ll always let you know what you’re in for before you commit to testing a pattern and I always try to give you at least 3 weeks to test.

If you think there’s no way you’ll be able to provide feed back in that time then I’d appreciate it if you’d pass on testing that time and let someone else do it.

Don’t worry, just because you pass this time, doesn’t mean you wont get to test for me the next time.

5) Is the pattern going to be in pdf?

Yes, the pattern will be sent in a digital pdf format. For larger projects like sweaters or garments, the pattern will be split up into 2 to 3 parts and each part will be sent once the previous part is completed.

6) What if I’m a beginner crocheter?


Great! I release a range of different patterns that suit all levels of crocheting experience. If I’ve stated in an email that a pattern is intermediate or advanced but it sounds like something you’d like to have a go at making, then please feel free to sign up. You never know, while I think it’s an advanced pattern, you might think it’s super easy, which would then mean I’d need to re-think my classification of the pattern anyway.

8) If I sign up and give you my email address, will you use it for other spammy
purposes, or give it to spammy people who will send me spam?

No way! Your email address will specifically go onto my testers database, and you’ll only ever get an email from me if it’s about pattern testing (unless you’d like other emails of course! You can sign up to my actual newsletter at the bottom of this page). And I’ll never give your email address to spammy people either, don’t you worry.

9) How do I know what size to make?

Fitting information is included in the instructions with all patterns, including the intended final fit of the garment. Read through this info and if you have any questions or are in between sizes, just send me an email.


Application Form

For any other questions, free free to email me at valziesboutique@gmail.com

Happy Making!

Valerie.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Have no product in the cart!
0