Jane's Hooked on Crochet

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Pattern testing and editing

Tuesday evening I received a phone call from my sister. My niece had created a chemo hat of her own design, and wanted to get the pattern in writing and donate it to a worthy charity. My sister, an experienced crocheter was nominated to get the pattern down in "conventional" form. The call was a "How do I explain this?" After much discussion by the 3 of us on only 2 phones, they had it down in writing. Then my niece emailed the pattern to me, and I started on the test/edit stage. Last night I emailed her, including scans of the progress on the hat, only to get a reply that I didn't have it right. She gave me a little more information and photos of the hat that she had made. With a little more work, and a trip to the Frog Pond,...we ripped back 6 rounds, I worked again this evening and was able to make the hat look just like hers. I've made a few minor changes in the pattern wording and layout, and emailed the pattern and new scans of the finished hat back to my niece last this evening. Tomorrow I should hear from her whether it passes the designer's approval. It's a beautiful hat, I'm proud of my niece, and her generous heart.


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