Fox's Heart of a Child Square - Pattern Testing

Friday, July 18, 2008
Occasionally, I like to test the patterns of other designers. This is a necessary step in designing because fresh eyes and hooks are needed to get a pattern written down correctly and into instructions that most crocheters will understand. This is not only an important process but, for me, a lot of fun.

Donna Mason-Svara aka Smoothfox designed this gorgeous heart square, which I immediately feel in love with when I saw it. There was no problem reading her pattern (she provided pictures for every round which were most helpful) and in an evening I had crocheted two squares! Donna also had a great idea to have the tested squares sent back to her so she can assemble them into an afghan to donate. So these first two are off to her but I'm starting another afghan using scraps for the hearts and a soft white for the main color.

Thanks Donna for a great pattern and the opportunity to help out!

Update 8/25/2008
Check out the afghan I made using this square!


SmoothFox said...

Thank you so much for your kind words. Without tester's such as yourself I believe my mistakes would go into publication. LOL

As you know, when you design a pattern you know it so well that even if you are staring right at the directions your brain is on auto-pilot and you skip over all the mistakes because you have crocheted the pattern many times.

I appreciate your input into the clarification of the pattern and can't wait to receive the beautiful squares for the Heart Charity Afghan.

A heartfelt genuine hug of appreciation and I look forward to working with you in the future.

Donna - Charity begins within

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