Hello my friends! Today I've got a special offer for you! As you might know, I'm planning to open my own Etsy-Shop, and I thought that along with my crocheted items I could also offer at least one pattern for sale - but please don't worry: of course the free patterns you find on my blog will always stay free, and there will also be more free patterns here in the future, and some for sale in my shop.
But now back to my offer: Before publishing the pattern, I'd like to ask one (or two) of you to be the first tester of this new Star-Mandala, the perfect decoration for the coming Christmas season:
As this is gonna be a pattern for sale, I want it to be absolutely flawless and easy to understand. I'm thinking about the following:
- If you're interested in testing this pattern, please leave a comment here.
- I'll pick one (or two) of you and send you the written pattern with lots of pictures as a PDF in an e-mail.
- You'll try to crochet the Mandala and give me feedback about the pattern, i.e. if you find any mistakes or where you think the instructions should be clearer.
- I'll make corrections if necessary and send you back the final version for you to keep.
- Another bonus for you: I allow you to share a free copy of the final pattern as a giveaway for one of your readers!
Sounds good? It's actually a win-win situation for both of us: I'll get a free revision for my pattern and a free promotion for my shop, when you blog about it. You'll get a pattern for free, plus a giveaway for your readers, plus a mention of your giveaway/blog here on my site!
So, how do I decide who gets the pattern to test? I'd love to have a tester who's experienced in both reading AND writing patterns (for a better feedback). You should be able to make the pattern and let me know your thoughts within one week. You should have your own blog and be willing to write a post in which you show your finished Star-Mandala and offer one copy of the pattern as a giveaway, along with a link-back to my blog/shop. How you handle the giveaway (random generator, quiz, or secret giveaway) is completely up to you!
I'm also thinking about giving this pattern to a second tester, who'd consider herself as a beginning crocheter (in this case, you don't have to have any experience in pattern-designing/writing, of course). However, you should have a blog and be willing to promote this pattern as explained above.
|The Star-Mandala in the typical Christmas colors: green, red and white|
So, what do you say? Are you in? :)
If you've got further questions, please don't hesitate to ask. I'll pick my tester within a week and contact her/them via e-mail (please make sure you leave the address of your blog in your comment as well, if it's not visible from your profile!).
I'm looking forward to your comments, have a great week everyone!