Are You a Crochet Pattern Tester?

That’s what I would like to know. Are you a crochet pattern tester or would you like to be?

A few years ago, I designed a some crochet patterns. I didn’t really know what I was doing and I didn’t know how to find the information I needed at the time, so I stopped.

Now I have access to great resources, including Crochetpreneur Business Academy, and I’ve started again.

I made a prototype of the Double-Layer Crochet Beanie and wrote the pattern. I got it typed and ready to be tested.

That’s where you come in. I need a few people to test it.

How does that work?

I send you a PDF copy of the pattern. You crochet the hat and let me know about any problems, questions, or other comments about it. You would also take some pictures of your finished hat to send to me with permission to use in promoting the pattern. The deadline is September 20 (2019).

What do you think?

Send me an email if you’re interested.

Free Pattern: Symmetrical Cuff with Ruffle

I had a rough week last week. Instead of going into details or trying to do a catch-up post, I decided I would just go ahead with this week’s post as planned.

I’ve been going through old patterns that I’ve made in the past. Some I’ve written myself, some I haven’t. This is one that I’ve written. I had found a pattern for a cuff that was meant to be worn under your jacket/coat. It had a ruffle to keep the wind from blowing up your sleeve. But… It was too froo-froo for me. I loved the idea, though, so I decided to see if I could come up with my own.

The result is on Ravelry as a free PDF, but I’m giving it to you here, too.

Symmetrical Cuff with Ruffle

Abbreviations:

ss – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
blo – back loops only
flo – front loops only

Materials:

Size H/5.0 mm hook
1 ball sport weight yarn
1 ball contrasting yarn for trip (optional)
Tapestry needle

Gauge:

4 rows = 2 inches, 4 stitches = 1 inch
Gauge is not crucial but is helpful.

Instructions:

Lower cuff:

Chain 30, join with slip stitch in the first chain to form a circle
Row 1: Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with ss in the 3rd ch
Rows 2-4: Repeat row 1
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Working in unused loops of the base chain, connect yarn with sc to any stitch. Sc around

Ruffle: 

Ch 3, working blo, 2 more dc in same space as join, *3 dc in ea st around, join with ss in the top of ch 3.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Upper cuff: 

Row 1: Join in any st. Working flo, ch 3, dc in ea st around, join with ss.
Row 2: Working in both loops, Ch 3, dc in ea st around, join
Rows 3-6: Rep row 2
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Trim (optional)

Reverse sc in same or contrasting color around all edges.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Repeat for 2nd cuff

If you have any questions about the pattern, please leave me a comment or send an email to jen@jennippsonline.com. This is one of my very first patterns, so there might be some mistakes in it.