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  1. Yes, Shari929, I will send you a message! you'll be my final tester, so I'm changing this status to closed then :-)
  2. Thanks for the replies! I have enough testers now :-) Pattern Description: This is a carefully designed basset hound (amigurumi dog), intended to be a kid's toy or just a fun thing to have at home. The finished size is about 15" long and 9" tall. It's meant to look more realistic than typical amigurumi....with fat folds on the legs and jowls on the face to show off some basset hound features :-) Pattern Style: Detailed written instructions for all parts and how to assemble (sew and stuff). Skill Level: intermediate to advanced. some of the more unusual stitches include chainless foundation sc, and linked dtr and linked tr. Everything else is done in sc. I can help you with learning any stitches that are unfamiliar. The hardest part is probably assembling it at the end. Yarn/Material/Tools Required: I'm not providing any materials. All you need is acrylic 4-ply yarn such as red heart super saver, in 3 colors (white, brown, black) and a size F crochet hook. I used safety eyes on mine but you can just embroider them on, use buttons, etc...that's up to you. Tester Information Number of Testers Needed: 2 or 3 Approximate Time Required to Complete Project: less than a week Deadline: Dec 31, 2014 Tester Experience: oh I don't care...you don't need previous experience with pattern testing. Tester Responsibilities: Please complete the pattern in a timely manner, and give me any feedback you have. I'm looking for typos and written errors, suggestions for improving the pattern (e.g. actual changes in how the final product looks), review of the ease of following the instructions as written, etc. I do plan to add more step-by-step photos, which are NOT currently in the pattern that you will be sent (but you can ask me for any help as needed)....so keep in mind those are coming, and if you have suggestions on which parts you feel definitely need photos for clarification, that would help me, too. Any Special Software Requirements: PDF reader Compensation There is no monetary compensation, but here's what I can do: you will receive a free copy of the final pattern (the version that will be posted to Etsy for sale), and of course you get to keep the cute dog you make :-). I will also send you a promo code for half off another pattern in my Etsy store. You CAN sell the finished product, and make as many as you like to sell! That's fine with me, and I always include that disclaimer in my copyright info on the pattern. So that's your chance to make some profit from this. I do ask however that you give credit to me as the designer by mentioning my name or Etsy store when describing the item for sale.
  3. He wanted it so it would be stronger, for a dog that plays roughly (honestly I think the buttons would be just fine, but the customer's always right!), so I think velcro might not be a welcome option, especially since it would wear out over time. I'll think about it more, might go with the strip of ribbon like you said. Thanks for the input
  4. I've had 5 sales of the same pattern in the last two weeks - all but 1 was on Etsy (the 1 was Ravelry). I have all sorts of ideas for new things I'll be posting soon, and I expect it to keep picking up with the holidays approaching. Thanks for the advice!
  5. Hi there, I made this dog sweater recently, and I just had a custom request for another one that has snaps instead of buttons. I've never worked with snaps....can someone please give me guidance and advice on which ones to buy and how they attach? The main pattern of the sweater is basketweave using a size I hook, so it's fairly thick with wide gaps between stitches...I'm not sure how one would attach traditional snaps to that (as far as I know, they're either sewn on or pressed together from each side of the fabric, on each piece). I thought maybe I will need to sew a strip of fabric on first to give the snaps something to go on. Help please! Links to the specific snaps I should get would be helpful too...I saw there are many different kinds for different materials and ways of attaching them. Thank you.
  6. I currently have patterns for sale posted on etsy and ravelry....I don't have sales yet but part of that is being fairly new (years ago I was on Etsy and did okay with selling, but now reopened shop a month ago after a few years off, and I'm new to ravelry this year) and I need to keep adding more listings, I only have a few right now. I'm curious for those of you who post the same patterns to multiple websites....where do you sell the best? What are your reviews about the different options? I saw that Patternfish takes a huge chunk of commission...but I'm wondering if maybe they do well selling it so it's worth it? I also sell finished products on Etsy - I'm mostly asking about the best place to sell patterns. Thanks for any advice!
  7. I would gladly test it, I've specifically been looking for an elephant amigurumi to make for my cousin's daughter! I'm mostly familiar with US terms...but it's pretty much just scaling it down from the UK term, right? As in a UK "dc" is a US "sc" and so on? Please let me know if you still need more testers, and if I could do it. Message me or email: paulaspatterns@gmail.com
  8. Hi there! I have recently reopened my shop on Etsy and I'm back to writing patterns! I have just a few up now, and much more coming soon. I also write custom patterns so you can make any requests. https://www.etsy.com/shop/PaulasPatterns?ref=hdr_shop_menu Thanks for checking out my work Paula
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