Call for Crochet Pattern Testers
Helloooooo!! I hope all is well in your crochet world and all other parts of your life. Today I'm popping in to make an official call for pattern testers. Let me address some questions you might have about what it means to be a pattern tester and why I need them.
A pattern tester is simply a person who loves crochet and is willing to help a crochet designer go through a new pattern and scour for stitch or grammar errors.
Why Do I Test Patterns?
Even though I spend a lot of time writing, editing and reviewing my patterns, there are things that just slip by--that my eyes and brain simply don't see after reading through it so many times. Sometimes there are omissions, sometimes redundancies, sometimes weird or uncomfortable formatting, and sometimes simply typos. That's where you come in. My desire is to put out my patterns so that they are well-written, easy to understand and error-free. So I need extra eyes and hooks to help me do that.
Why Become a Pattern Tester?
The answer is simple--to increase your crochet skills and gain more experience reading and deciphering a variety of patterns and techniques. You also join a crochet community who shares a common love for the hook and yarn. You get to see my patterns before anyone else, too. After a test is completed, I send an updated, final pattern copy to your Ravelry library. And if you have a business (blog, Facebook business page, Instagram, etc.), there can be bonuses, too, as I often include pictures of your work in my promotion of the pattern so you get added exposure. It's a win--win.
What Skills Do I Need?
If you are ready to consider applying to become a pattern tester, please read these things that I look for in a good pattern tester...
After reading all this, if you think you might be interested in applying, please click here to go to the Google Form for application to become a tester. (You'll need to be logged in to Google in order to complete it.) I will take a look at your information and if accepted, will contact you via email to invite you to my Facebook tester group.
Thanks so much for hanging out with me on this wild and crazy and fun crochet gig. It's the people, not the yarn, that makes it all worthwhile!! (But yarn is pretty terrific, too.)
I look forward to getting to know you--and possibly work with you, too!
| On the Board | -- The choices you make here and now are forever important.
~~Thomas S. Monson