Hello all! I have wanted to get into the pattern testing game for a while now, and, recently I was successfully accepted as a tester for my very first test piece. This was the Cosgrove Crop by Louisa Sheward.
I really loved working on this pattern. The majority of it was crocheted whilst on my way to and from Yarndale. It was super portable and super fun.
Often making garments in hand dyed yarn can feel quite expensive, so, using just 2-3 skeins of DK, you could show off some really beautiful hand dyed yarn without breaking the bank.
I used Hedgerow Fibres Cosy DK Sock set. The 20g of yarn that came with each 100g skein was perfect for the trim.
Now I did unfortunately run out of yarn – the yarn I chose did not have exactly the same yardage as was requires. The pale pink speckled colour should have constituted the whole top, but I ran out before the ribbing, so I switched to my contrast yarn. I love how it looks though.
My favourite thing about this pattern though is the innovative use of the imperfections created by joining each round with a Slip Stitch into its main design feature!
I would highly reccomend this pattern, both to newbie crocheters looking to make their first garment, and to more experienced crocheters looking for an instant gratification sort of project. It is really easily customisable for length so you can make it as short or long as you like.
The best bit is that it was released yesterday! Check it out here!