How do I go about beginning to test patterns for people?

Hello there!

I’ve been crocheting for almost two years now and would classify myself as an “intermediate”-crocheter.

I would really like to start testing patterns for other people, but I have never done so before and as a result I don’t have a clue about how to start.

Can anybody give me advice or point me in the right direction?

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Hi, there is an entire space called ‘testing zone’ Designers looking for testers will create topics in that space looking for testers. You can look through the testing zone to find patterns to test. To apply you usually click the photo or you can comment that you are interested in testing. If approved as a tester it will be accessible in the ‘testing’ section of your patterns. Some designers create group chats for easier contact for when you have finished testing. But if not, you can always message them your feedback. Providing a journal is normal for testers, which is at the end of the pattern. You click ‘leave a review’ Which allows you to upload a photo and in the notes you can leave a review. It helps the designers shop as your review can be shown there. I hope this helps :slight_smile:

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Thank you, this was very helpful!

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Hi!

I’ve been testing for a while now and these are my tips!

One of the things I do first is introduce myself in the gc

In my case before starting the project, I like to read the pattern and look for misspelling and other errors

Once you’re ready to start, even if they tell you that you can use any yarn and hook, I like to make one with the most si militar (if not the same) type of yarn, and then with the one that I’d like (for amigurumi projects you won’t really have any problems)

Be completely honest on the pattern, no need to be rude of course but we testers have to be completely honest with what we think! It’s the best way to help the designer! If you feel that anything is weird to read, or kind of difficult to achieve or you don’t really know where to sew sum just say it!

Take pics of the process and the final result in high quality! I’ve been testing and you would be surprised by how many people won’t even care about that!

It’s also a good way to meet people with your likings and that’s really cool

I hope this helps :face_holding_back_tears::sparkling_heart:

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Thank you so much for taking the time to reply to me!
Thank you also for giving me the tip about using a yarn similar to the original and one that I’d like, I didn’t even think about that.
That was very helpful :smiling_face:

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Just to let you know, I changed your post to be in the Support space as the Testing Zone space is for posting tester calls, and your post was asking a question regarding how to do something in Ribblr. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Hi, I’m adding lots of fast little crochet patterns to my new Ribblr shop. I give people with all karma levels a chance to test. If you’d like, I can tag you in my next call for testers and give you a pattern to test soon. :smile_cat: Next up will be a tiny taco stuffie.

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I would love that! Thank you so much! :smiling_face::smiling_face:

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I just approved you! Thanks for testing and happy stitching!

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