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mamaedgar
« on: July 01, 2008 10:30:48 AM »

Hi, i thought i should post this in the "opportunities for craftsters" sections, but there didn't seem to be a correct category ..... so here we are!  I have just finished writing up a pattern for a cute crochet hydra and am looking for people to test the pattern before i release it to the public....... a hydra is a many headed greek mythology creature if you are wondering.  i don't have any photos of the finished product, but will have shortly.  If you'd like to be a pattern tester please comment below with the following info:

how long have you been crochetting?
have you done other amigurumi projects (if so approx. how many)?
how long would it take to finish a medium project?


thanks!!
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2008 11:30:08 AM »

Oh, I'd like to test your pattern, also.  I've been chrocheting seriously for 3+ years.  I've made many amigurumis - probably more than 20.  I've made some from Japanese books.  It would probably take me a week to finish in the evenings after work.  Maybe less depending on how big it is.

Sounds like fun!  Do you have a color preference?
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2008 05:56:23 PM »

I would love to be a pattern tester.  I've known how to double crochet for about ten years, but I only really got serious about crochet in the last couple of months, since I discovered amigurumi.  I'm a relative noob to amigurumi - I've made about ten, some very simple, some pretty large and more complex - but I'm confident that I wouldn't have any trouble with the hydra. 

Here's some of my work:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=253546.msg2824668#msg2824668
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=254636.0;topicseen
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=250414.msg2782705#msg2782705

I can make one of those large animal amigurumi's in about a week now, maybe less.  I hope that's good enough, because I'd love to participate.   Smiley 
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2008 07:05:19 PM »

I'd test it, if you're still looking!

I've been crocheting off and on for about... oh I don't know. A long time. But in the last two years I've REALLY gotten into it. I've made... 10 amigurumi, ish. In there. But I really prefer working in the round, and do a lot of things in that... n.n

A medium project takes me about a week or two (mainly because I take courses all year round, so I have to balance fun with work. Heh.)
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2008 08:05:39 PM »

I'd love to test it too!! I've been crocheting seriously for about 2 years now.

I've done at least a dozen amigurumi projects before (and tested your bunny bowling!)

A medium project would take about a week, crocheting a bit every night. It's not the crocheting, it's the weaving in and stitching together!

ETA: And, I need a project to take with me next week while I'm working on a class. I'll need a distraction in the evenings!
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2008 08:31:08 PM »

i would love love LOVE to test the pattern.
i have been crocheting roughly 4 years? (or this will be the 4th so 3 years? somewhere in there)
i basically only crochet amigurumi. i have done a whole lot. for valentines day last year i crocheted about 20 mini-dragons for all of my friends. i have done two totoros. 4 bunnies. a dog. a bear. a monster or two. so a whole lot.
as for how long it would take me, only a few days to a business week.
i am a kid in high school on summer vacation. i have more then enough time to crochet.
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mamaedgar
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2008 08:54:41 PM »

ok so I'll be puting the finishing touches on the hydra pattern tomorrow night!  i'll let everyone know!
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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2008 08:55:36 PM »

Hi!  I've been crocheting like a madwoman since January 2008, although I've crocheted basic hdc scarves in the past.  

Amigurumis are my thing, I do them all the time.  I actually used amigurumis as a way to keep my hands busy when I quit smoking in February!

I've probably made about 40 or more since then (I've given a bunch a way, otherwise I could count them for you, they're all over my living room!)  All have been free patterns found on the internet, but I did freestyle a little sock monkey for my daughter once.  I've never posted a pic of my work though, but could email you pics of some if you like.  I've also crocheted some larger projects like a troll and a couch potato, and a few monkeys, from patterns bought on ebay, non-amigurumi though.

Given a deadline, I could have it done in about 4 days to a week, depending on my daughter's attitude, and if there are family functions in the way.  I'd be happy to be a tester for you and give you a relative newbie perspective, if you wish.  

Thanks!






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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2008 10:11:29 PM »

This is just too adorably DOOMY to pass up...if you need another tester, I'd be more than happy to add my hook to the pile!

I've been crocheting on and off for about 4-5 years...but only started doing amis recently (started during christmas 2007)...I love crocheting in the round...it's so easy!...I've done lots of things that were rounded...toes of slippers and some xmas ornaments, etc...so I don't see your Hydra posing any problems! I should be able to do it in a week or less...

Thanks for the awesomeness...
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« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2008 11:24:22 AM »

I don't know if you still need a tester but I could give you a newbie's perspective of the pattern. I've only been crocheting for maybe 4 months. However, in about two or three weeks I've made 4 amigurumis and am addicted! I find them to be relatively easy and so much fun (much more fun than knitting stuffies...which is markedly harder to me).
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