Pattern Tester Application – Evren Baby Blanket

Hi there!

Thanks so much for your interest in becoming a pattern tester for me! If you’re here, you’re applying to test the Evren Baby Blanket crochet pattern for me, so let’s get to it, shall we?

Pattern Details

Did you know that more babies are born in summer months than any other time of year? That makes this pattern rather timely! Babies learn so much by touch, and this beautifully textured blanket will provide endless fascination as well as keep them warm and cozy!

The Evren blanket is perfect for beginners looking expand their repertoire of stitches! Made with mostly beginner stitches, this blanket introduces the star stitch with a photo + video tutorial, supplemental pattern photos + video, stitch chart, and more! I even include a coloring page color planner to help you decide what order to work your colors!

Pattern Details

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Terms: US Standard
  • Stitches: ch, sc, dc, hdc, tr, star stitch
  • Size: Approx 36″ W x 42″ L (91.1 cm W x 107 cm L)
  • Yarn: 1350 yds / 1235 m total of a CYC 4 worsted weight yarn:
    • Main Color: 900 yds (823 m)
    • Contrasting Color: 150 yds (137 m) each of 3 contrasting colors
  • Hook: 6.5mm/K (foundation chain only), 5.5mm/I
  • Test Begins: As soon as you are selected and confirmed.
  • Due Date: June 8, 2022

PDF Includes

  • Full written pattern with supplemental photos, plus tips and tricks for novice pattern readers/crocheters
  • Full photo tutorials (with supplemental video tutorials) for star stitch and changing colors
  • Consolidated written pattern for more experienced crocheters
  • Stitch Chart
  • Row Tracker
  • Color Planner
  • Yarn Tracker

The Perks

You’ll get the first crack at a brand new pattern, a free PDF version of the finished pattern when it is available, increased exposure to your own social media presence, make some new friends, and maybe even learn something new!  So if that sounds good to you, read on!

What I’m Looking For

I am looking for detail-oriented crocheters of varying levels of experience (beginners welcome!) to help me make my new patterns the best they can be. I try not to be too needy, but do require the following:

  • Slack: I run pattern tests on Slack, a free app for phone, tablet, and desktop that can be found in most app stores.  I find it very useful in uploading files (like pattern revisions, non-compressed photos, etc.) to be shared with a particular workgroup/channel, and the entire testing group, as well as myself, will be available to answer questions if the need arises.  You can create your free account at Slack.com.
  • Notes: I stare at this pattern so much that I become blind to the little things, so I will need you to be on the lookout for any errors in grammar, punctuation, technical aspects, etc. Be detailed, you won’t hurt my feelings :o)
  • Social Media: Must have a public Instagram and/or Facebook profile to share photos to using the hashtag(s) you will find in the pattern.
  • Photos: Please send at least one progress and one finished project photo, submitted to me with your notes, as well as posted on social media. Please ensure they are clean and well-lit, natural light where possible. I will be sharing your work on my social media as well via Stories or main feed, and anywhere else I promote the pattern, with proper credit to you of course!
  • Deadlines: Adhering to due dates is ESSENTIAL. Please ensure that you have submitted all notes and photos to me NO LATER THAN June 8, 2022. If you feel you may not be able to adhere to this date, please apply at another time.
  • Copyright: By applying to test, you assert your promise to protect my intellectual property by not copying, reproducing, or distributing my pattern.

If You Feel Inclined

The next few things are not required, but if you feel like doing it, I would sure appreciate it!

  • Add your project to Ravelry
  • Post additional progress or project photos
  • Promote the release on social media
  • Tell all your maker buddies (only if you love it!)

If you’re cool with all of that, click the button below to take you to a Google Form to submit your application. I can’t wait to get to know you and see your finished cowl!

Thanks for your interest!

XX


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