I’m looking for experienced crocheters to test my crochet designs. I started a new FaceBook group exclusively for A Yarn of Serendipity designs. Being a member of this group does not require a member to test all patterns. At this time, my patterns are 11″ – 12″ afghan squares, but in the future, I plan to design a border to place around the squares.
I use a four-phase testing system. A call for testing begins with Phase I. When the call for testing goes out, I usually allow 2 weeks to complete the test. Initial testing should catch most obvious errors, and each following testing phase will detect subtle errors and inconsistencies. With the completion of each phase, a call for testing of the next phase will be announced. You can only test once per pattern.
Phase 1: Initial testing (minimum – 3 testers)
Phase 2: Intermediate testing (minimum – 2 testers)
Phase 3: Ending testing (minimum – 1 tester)
Phase 4: Pre-release testing (minimum – 1 tester)
If you have an eye for detail, feel comfortable reading patterns and are interested in joining my Facebook group, please email me at AYarnofSerendipity@gmx.com. Thanks!
The Ultimate Granny Squares Sourcebook: 100 Contemporary Motifs to Mix and Match, by Meteoor Books is available for early release at the Meteoor Books and available on Amazon November 1, 2019.
This unique granny square collection combines the styles of 23 creative designers from all over the world. I am thrilled to be one of those 23 designers and sharing three of my designs.
Traditional or modern, vibrant or subtle, the possibilities of granny squares are endless! They captivate tones and lines much like a yarn canvas and come together as snuggly blankets, soft cushions, smart garments, and much more. This unique granny square collection combines the styles of 23 creative designers from all over the world. With ample suggestions for captivating combinations, written instructions, and clear graphs for every square in the book, this guide goes above and beyond to show you the endless possibilities of granny square crochet. All motifs match in both size and stitch count, so they can easily be combined into stunning combinations, bringing you the best of this unbeaten crochet classic!
Landyn Tahj is the sixth square in a series designed as a legacy for my grandchildren. Landyn has a wicked sense of humor, is highly spirited and does not hesitate to voice his opinion. He has lots of sharp edges but the biggest heart you will ever know. Oh, and he LOVES basketball! You can get the pattern here. Be sure to check out other squares in the series in previous posts and on Love Crafts, Makerist, Ravelry, Ribblr and Creative Fabrica.
Madux James is the fifth in a series of squares designed as a legacy for my grandchildren. Madux is thoughtful, sensitive and incredibly sweet with an intellect that results in so many questions about the world around him.
Kinnedy Nichelle is the fourth square in a series that I am designing as a legacy for my grandchildren. Kinnedy loves volleyball and her four younger brothers; she is kind and nurturing, with a beautiful soul.
You can find additional squares in the series in my other posts.
The Marley Mae square is the third square in a series that I am designing as a legacy for my grandchildren. Marley loves the ocean and volleyball; she’s analytical, has a wicked cynical sense of humor and sings like a bird. She’s a complicated girl that requires a bit more complicated square design.
My plan to create a series of crochet squares and name each square after each grandchild requires reliable, experienced testers. These square’s will be released separately as a free pattern on Ravelry and this blog.
I need testers for the final stage of testing for Marley Mae. If you or someone you know is available, please reply to my email at firstname.lastname@example.org.