Seeking Pattern Testers

Have you ever wanted to be the first to know about the latest patterns from your favorite crochet designers? Well now is your chance, because Crochet Kitten is currently seeking pattern testers!

UPDATE: We've received an abundance of requests to test patterns for us, so please forgive us if it takes a few days to respond to you. We'd like the opportunity to thoroughly evaluate each candidate. Thank you, everyone, for your interest!

Gemini Kittens WIP

What does a pattern tester do?

A pattern tester works up the earliest version of a given crochet pattern and alerts the designer to any potential mistakes or directions that may need clarification. This is an important part of the pattern writing process, as it helps the designer ensure that the pattern can be followed as written.

What are the benefits of being a pattern tester?

Crochet Scale Maille Stitch

I have discovered a glorious new thing to do with crochet, and I was so excited I just had to share it with everyone, because I don't think it's something many people know about yet. The discovery is...

Crochet scale maille.

Have you ever seen the intricate armor costume pieces at the Renaissance Faire that are covered with individual metal scales? That's scale maille. Did you know you can crochet that? Oh yes, my friends, and I am here to tell you just how to do it.

Crochet Scale Maille Stitch

First you'll need some aluminum scales. We got ours from UpScaleMailleSupply on Etsy. I recommend their Large Size (about 1.5 inches long) for use with worsted weight yarn.

Next, you'll need to know how to do the scale maille stitch, which is worked like so.