Pattern testers

I have several patterns that I have written up and hopefully made clear to everyone. What I am wondering is where to find some pattern testers? I don’t make it a habit to spam other people’s blogs, facebook pages, or websites with links or pleas for help, but I am about to get to that point soon. I would love to be able to publish these patterns (or revamp already published ones), free and paid, but would really like to ensure that they are all bug free and clearly spelled out before doing so. Nothing is more frustrating than downloading a pattern that you simply can’t follow.

If anyone is interested or knows of a place to maybe recruit a few people I would be very appreciative. Unfortunately I cannot pay the testers, my only compensation would be that they could keep the pattern free of charge and use the completed project however they desire.

I am looking for testers for my Pumpkin Patch Munchin Hat, Bohemian Wristlets, Yoda Hat, Carry Along Bag, Skull and Crossbones Tapestry projects. You can see my finished projects in other posts here on my blog to get an idea of what I am talking about. Most of these patterns call for one skein or less of yarn and can be worked up in just a couple of hours. The Carry along bag utilizes 2 skeins of standard red heart yarn. The Pumpkin Patch hat using red heart yarns in 4 different shades but weighs in at 3 oz or less. Yoda Hat uses less than one skein. Wristlets uses one skein or less depending on if you are making the matching hat. Skull and Crossbones Tapestry uses about 15 yards of 10 different colors plus a 1/4 skein of the Main color. That being said most of the projects will cost less than $10 to make even if you have to buy the yarn outright and don’t have something suitable already in your stash.

 

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Carry along bag is now complete

Hello everyone, I had said in a previous post that I had been productive during my illness recently and here is the proof 🙂 Featured below is the Carry Along Project bag that I completed for myself, my current hobo bag I was using just wasn’t getting the job done, I needed more room! So here is my design and creation to suit my need. I created this huge bag (it measures over a 12″ tall by 13″ wide by 3.5″ depth) using 2 full skeins of Red Heart Standard Yarn in Cherry Chip, that includes all accents on the bag as well, I even have enough left over to make another flower if I wanted. I have not decided whether to offer this as a free pattern or a paid pattern yet. Leave me comments to let me know what you think.

I also completed another project over the last couple of days, this one I am calling my Open Shell Cowl with Tassles. Of course the tassles are optional as they are added as the final step but sometimes I like to dress up my creations with a little bit of whimsy 🙂 The cowl took less than one full skein of Lion Brand’s Homespun Yarn to complete with almost 2 full ounces left after completion (a one skein wonder with leftovers) This will be my free pattern that I will be debuting tomorrow. As I have stated before I appreciate all comments and ideas, please feel free to leave me a note about what you think. Have a wonderful night all and see you in the a.m. with a new pattern!

 

Girl’s Apron Pinafore Pattern is live

I have made my Girl’s Apron Pinafore pattern live finally. I have been meaning to do this one for a long time now since I designed the pattern a couple of months ago and have done an order for this one also 🙂

This pattern is  a simple beginner’s intermediate design. Using Caron One Pound yarn and a small amount of Red Heart Pink Camo to do the featured color scheme. In total the project takes about 25o yards to complete depending on how big or small you make it and if you add an extra layer of ruffles.

It takes me about 4 hours from start to finish to complete this cute little project. And trust me the little baker in your life will absolutely love it! Customize it, make it your own, and watch the smile appear on their face 🙂

Super cute, girly design for the baker in your life!

http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/accessory/apron-pinafore/29628

Yoda Crochet Hat Pattern is finally published!

I started out today by listing my first pattern on Craftsy.com, yay, so exciting! This pattern was actually one my first ever personally designed crochet pattern that I have done.

I am speaking of course about my Yoda Crochet Hat. I was inspired by lack of money and total exasperation for the patterns that were currently out there to buy or even for free, lets face it sometimes patterns go wrong and just look horrendous when finished! I have perfected the pattern several times and find it super easy to follow now and it also includes tips on how to make it in several different sizes from infant to adult.

It takes a small amount of yarn (approximately 140 yards which is roughly half a skein or less for most yarns) All you really need is a hook, scissors, stitch markers, yarn needle and a tape measure and approximately 2 hours of your time! How easy is that? Check out the pattern on my ebay, craftsy and hopefully soon my etsy page. As I get the pattern published on each site I will include a link back to this post to help you find what you are looking for easily 🙂

Have a wonderful day!

Craftsy : http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/accessory/yoda-crochet-hat/29621

Ravelry : http://www.ravelry.com/purchase/jennifer-k-locke-designs/116882″>buy