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Crochet Balaclava Pattern Tester Application

Yay! I´ve written a new pattern and crocheted the sample, now I need you! Would you like to test this pattern for me?

Crochet testing is a lovely way of showing support to your favorite designers... not to mention getting your hands on a pattern before anyone else! As a crochet tester, you will receive a free copy of the pattern to crochet by the deadline I have set.

In return, I would love to get detailed and accurate feedback from you on whether you think the pattern is clear and correct, the measurements match what described in the pattern, and your overall experience of knittincrocheting this pattern. By doing this, you are helping me to make this pattern the very best it can be before I release it to the rest of the crochet community! So thank you!


Before you decide if you want to be a test knitter, here are all the details you should know:


March 4th 




Child/Small - 18 cm | 7 inches measured with the hat lying flat on its side, for a head measuring 45-51 cm | 18–20” in circumference.

Adult Medium - 20 cm | 8 inches measured with the hat lying flat on its side, for a head measuring 51-56 | 20–22”  in circumference.

Adult Large - 22 cm | 9 inches measured with the hat lying flat on its side, for a head measuring 56-61+ | 22–24+” in circumference.


1 (2, 2) skein(s) The Botanic Wool (50% Highland Wool, 50% Tencel) sample uses color Cream Southern Magnolia. Yarn usage includes the making of a swatch. You are welcome to use an alternative light worsted yarn if you’d prefer.

HOOK —   

4.5 mm (#7 or US G) crochet Hook


10 cm / 4” = 17 stitches and 10 rows in pattern stitch using 4.5mm crochet hook.


Tapestry needle.


Being a crochet tester is more of a mind set than a skill set.

The most important quality in a crochet tester is that they're able to follow instructions and stick to the deadline. Plus, 

  • We shall communicate often through Instagram or email. I´m here for you!  If you have any questions during the crochet test, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will answer your questions ASAP. It is better that you ask me questions, rather than spend too much time trying to figure something out on your own.
  • You can expect to find errors. These can be grammatical or mathematical errors, convey things that could have been explained better , etc. Please communicate them to me ASAP.
  • You should follow the pattern at all times, as written. Please note that gauge is key!
  • You must keep to the deadline. If you are having any trouble with meeting the deadline, let me know because any delays on your end will delay the release of the pattern too.
  • You should keep detailed notes on any areas of the pattern that you had difficulty with; that are unclear or wrong, final measurements,  yarn usage, etc. Report everything back to me.
  • You should put the finished project up on Ravelry. Feel free to post abstract photos and notes about the project as you work on it, but please save the photo of the final reveal until the pattern has been launched. At this point, you can link your project to the launched pattern page, which I will provide you with.


⇨ If you would like to apply to be a crochet tester for the Crochet Balaclava, please fill out this simple form ⇦

 I will be in touch! 

Thank you so much for your interest in being a tester. I really appreciate your help in making this pattern the best it can be before I release it to the public. 

 Crochet Balaclava Pattern