Pattern Testers Wanted for Rumi the Red Panda!

by - February 11, 2022


Update: Rumi the Red Panda's pattern is now available! Check out the pattern page, or visit Ravelry or Etsy.

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Dear fellow crocheters,

I'm on the lookout for a couple pattern testers who can help me out with testing my newest amigurumi design, Rumi the Red Panda!

This pattern uses Bernat Blanket Yarn, which is a super bulky weight #6 yarn, along with a 6mm crochet hook.  It works up quickly and uses the basic amigurumi stitches of single crochet, increase, decrease, and magic ring. 

If you're interested, please read the information below for the requirements of this test, and how to apply.  (Don't delay, the sign-up form will be sent out to my mailing list on 2/14/2022 at 3pm PST!)




What is pattern testing?

Pattern testing is big favor that I'm asking of interested crocheters to help me with, to make sure my pattern is well-written and clear before it gets published! 


I'm a beginner. Can I test?

While I love beginners, I have a tight deadline to meet, so I will require experienced testers for this.  If you are a beginner, I recommend taking your time and starting with beginner-friendly patterns without having that time constraint.  (Feel free to check out my free pattern page, which contains patterns that are mostly beginner-friendly!)


Which materials are needed for this test?

  • Bernat Blanket Yarn (you MUST use this, or a comparable super bulky weight #6 yarn!)
  • 6mm crochet hook
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • Plastic safety eyes (I used a pair of 16mm eyes, but you can use a different size if desired)
  • Plastic safety nose OR dark-colored yarn for sewing the nose.
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle  


What are you looking for in a tester?

Interested and experienced crocheters are encouraged to sign up! As a tester, you will be expected to do the following:
  • Finish crocheting this project in half a month. (Tester will be selected on 2/15 and the test deadline will be on 2/22.)
  • Read and understand written patterns in US Terminology
  • Proofread the written pattern for errors and typos
  • Provide feedback about the pattern, such as recommendations for improvement
  • Take clear photos of the finished product under natural lighting
  • Allow me to share photos of your finished product on my blog and social media sites (I will credit you as the crocheter, of course!)
  • Be willing to share the photos on your own social media (Facebook, Instagram), a crochet or amigurumi doll group page, and/or Ravelry


How do I sign up?

If you're ready to sign up to be a tester, sign up for Sweet Softies' mailing list (where I send out pattern testing opportunities and freebies) and watch out for an email coming your way on Monday, 2/14, at 3pm!




Thank you so much for your offer to help me, and I look forward to selecting a tester soon!  

Best wishes,

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