Pattern Testers Wanted for the Octopus SQUISH!

by - June 27, 2022


Dear fellow crocheters,

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

This is a no-sew pattern that is super quick (takes about 20 minutes!), easy, and beginner-friendly.  It looks great with super bulky velvet yarn or blanket yarn.   

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 July 1st, 2022 at 12pm 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, this project's level of difficulty is more suited for intermediate and advanced crocheters.  I also 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?

  • Ideally, super bulky yarn that is plush and soft, like chenille velvet or blanket yarn (I used Hobbii Baby Snuggle)
  • Any suitable hook for the yarn you are using to avoid gaps in your amigurumi (I used a 5mm hook)
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • Plastic safety eyes (I used 9mm cute sparkly eyes)
  • Scissors
  • Optional: yarn needle for sewing eyelashes and mouth

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 a week's time. This is a short test because the pattern itself takes about 20-30 minutes to crochet. (Tester will be selected and notified on July 2nd. The test deadline will be on July 9th.)
  • 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 July 1st, 12pm PST!

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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