Meet My Pattern Testers: Michele

I have enjoyed featuring some of my pattern testers and I hope you have enjoyed it as well. This month’s featured tester is Michele from Michele’s Divine Crochet. Michele has been testing for me for several months now and I enjoy working with her. So here is a little about Michele!

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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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Meet My Testers: Becky

I haven’t highlighted one of my testers in a while. So here we go! This is Becky from Sisters Craft Corner. She does lovely work, and I have so enjoyed getting to know her as a tester.

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How did you learn to crochet?

My little sister came over and taught me the basic stitches and I made a dishcloth and then a basic beanie almost 4 years ago. From there I watched YouTube videos, looked at tutorials, tried out new patterns, asked questions in groups, and absorbed information everywhere that I could.

What do you like to crochet the most?

I love taking a skein of yarn and watching it come to life as it takes shape into something.

The least?

I’m not so fond of sewing lots of little pieces together.

What inspires you in crafting?

I have always had a love for crafting. My mom made gorgeous handmade quilts, sewed clothes, etc and passed her love of crafting on to her kids. I draw inspiration from everywhere I go.

Are there other crafts you enjoy besides crochet?

I also enjoy scrapbooking, cross-stitch, and some home decor crafts.

Is there anything that you haven’t tried in crochet that you want to learn?

I haven’t done Tunisian crochet yet, and I am very excited to learn it.

What do you like about pattern testing?

I love trying new patterns that I may not have picked up on my own, as well as learning new stitches, techniques and ideas!

Who are your favorite designers?

Some of my favorite designers are Leah (of course), Briana K, Family Traditions Crafts, Two Brothers Blankets, One and Two Company, A Crocheted Simplicity, and there is such a big list….I could go on for days!

Well, that’s it from Becky! If you want to connect with her you can find her on Facebook, Etsy and Instagram. And here is some of her GORGEOUS work for your viewing pleasure.

If you are interested in becoming a tester for me, you can go HERE and fill out my tester application and shoot me a note letting me know you did!

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