Pattern Testing: How I Do It

I have had so many people ask me about my process that I use with pattern testing that I decided to do a post on how I do it! It took me a while to get my process down, and I still tweak it from time to time as things change or something doesn’t work for me.

I am often mobile and had to find a system that works well for me even when I am on the go; although I am planning on that changing this month! YAY!

Tester Call

There are times when I need to find new testers. I will usually start by asking for recommendations from designer friends and those already in my testing group before I put a general call on my business page. I do have a tester application permanently on my page. I use Google Forms for my application along with some of the other information that I collect from testers (but I will get to that later). If you would like to see how I have the form set for the application, just click on the graphic above.

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“Awesome”Cowl – A Pattern Test

I got the opportunity to test for The Hookeraholic Crochet recently which I always enjoy doing.

The pattern I got to test was for the “Awesome”Cowl. I really enjoyed this pattern. It worked up quick and easy even though I wasn’t feeling well.

She released the pattern today and you can get a copy in her Ravelry store. She has some amazing designs, so take an opportunity to check her out.