Pattern Testers Wanted for the Chibi Christmas Snowman!

by - November 07, 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 Chibi Christmas Snowman!

The special feature about this pattern is its no-sew head, body, and scarf.  The scarf is crocheted directly onto the snowman, giving it a neat and clean look.  You won't have to worry about sewing on a small accessory! 

This is a super quick (takes about 20-30 minutes), easy, and beginner-friendly project.  I've designed it using super bulky chenille velvet yarn, but it also looks great with blanket yarn.  

Here's a size comparison of the same pattern made in super bulky velvet yarn (left) and super fine cotton yarn (right).

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 November 7th, 2022 at 5pm 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?

  • Super bulky yarn that is plush and soft, like chenille velvet or blanket yarn (I used Hobbii Honey Bunny)
  • Orange and brown yarn scraps for sewing the carrot nose and arms
  • 5mm crochet hook (or any suitable hook for the yarn you are using to avoid gaps in your amigurumi)
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • 9mm plastic safety eyes (solid black eyes or cute sparkly eyes are both great choices)
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
An optional hat can be made, too! Attach a pom pom or two on top to make it extra cute.

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:
  • Have the materials on hand and ready to go
  • Finish crocheting this 20-30 minute project within 4 days time
  • 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

Here are important dates for this test:

(Note: all times indicated are in PST)

  • Test sign-up form: Nov. 7th, 5pm
  • Testers selected on: Nov. 9th
    (If you are chosen, you will receive an email from me)
  • Deadline to complete the test: Nov. 13th, 11:59pm

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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