Interested in becoming a pattern tester?

If you're interested in becoming a crochet pattern tester for Rove Handmade, check out the FAQ below and sign up to receive email notifications about upcoming tests.

pattern tester faq

Do I need to be an expert crocheter?

I’m looking for crocheters of all levels, but you must have some experience and know how to read a pattern.

How many testers are you looking for?

The number of testers depends on the pattern. For a garment in multiple sizes, for example, I would need at least a couple of testers for each size. You'll be notified by email if you've been selected for a test. 

What kind of feedback are you looking for?

Even though most patterns have been professionally tech-edited before I open a test, things can still get missed and user feedback is invaluable. I’m mainly looking for the following:

  • Are the instructions clear and do they make sense? If you have a suggestion for better wording, please don’t hesitate to let me know!
  • Is any important information missing?
  • Are there any typos or other errors?
  • Were you able to achieve the correct gauge/size?
  • Did you use the recommended yarn or a substitute? What was the result?

How should I send feedback?

Tests are conducted using Google Docs. If you've been selected for a test, you'll get a link to a Google Doc with instructions on how to add your feedback.

Can I post pictures of the test on my social media accounts?

Yes, please! Feel free to post in-progress detail shots as you work. I just ask that you hold off on any full-view shots of the completed item until the pattern has been released. And please remember to use the designated hashtag for the pattern, so I can find your posts!

How long is the test period?

The test period depends on the complexity of the pattern, but the following is a general guideline:

  • Accessories and short projects – 1-2 weeks
  • Garments and more complex projects – 2-4 weeks

Everyone has “real life” stuff to manage as well, so if you think you can’t complete a test on time, please let me know as soon as possible.

What will I get in return?

As a tester you’ll get early access to a brand new pattern and a chance to provide valuable feedback, as well as a free copy of the final pattern once it’s released and a discount code for another pattern of your choice. And of course you get to keep your finished item.

I'm interested! How do I find out about upcoming tests?

Great! Fill out and submit the form below to get email notifications about upcoming tests.

Name *
Can you read a crochet pattern? *
What is your level of crochet experience? *