application to be a tester


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Looking for Crochet Pattern Testers

             Would like to be a crochet pattern tester for me?
                Do you love to crochet, as much as I do?
  Do you LOVE to try new crochet techniques and stitches?
                              Are you open-minded? 
                Do you have great communication skills?

If you fit these questions, then I might be looking for you!! I have been crocheting for over 40 years, but I am still and will always be learning! I have built my crochet business through a LOT of hard work and have met a lot of wonderful people..
If you would like to be considered as a Pattern Tester for me, you MUST read everything below and fill out the Form COMPLETELY in order to apply.


               Here is a list of Rules and Attributes I REQUIRE in a tester:
-- Must have crochet experience - all levels are welcome, but experienced is preferred
-- Must be able to read a crochet pattern
-- Must be able to spot grammatical errors
-- Must be able to spot pattern instruction errors and; give suggestions on how to correct the error -- --Must have excellent communication skills -please don't be afraid to give your opinion, but be respectful.
--Must not be afraid to give suggestions about the overall pattern (in a respectful way - just because you have a suggestion, doesn't mean I will use that suggestion, but I don't want you to be afraid to speak up and tell me)
-- Must be HONEST
-- Must be open-minded and open to suggestions yourself - everyone is learning, even people that think they know it all!
-- Must be available - you do not have to test every single pattern, but you must be open to test
-- Must be able to take GOOD quality IN FOCUS pics of finished testing item - you do not have to be a professional photographer, but you need to have a good idea of what makes a picture look good. -- --Must finish test by the deadline given - this is a NON-NEGOTIABLE rule - NO EXCEPTIONS - you will be removed from my group if you fail to finish a test

 ***Please Note - Filling out this application is a reflection on you, your work, your ethics, your business sense, your professionalism, etc. By filling out this application completely and thoroughly will reflect highly on whether your application is accepted. Please, by all means, contact me if you have any questions.

          Sandy's Cape Cod Originals Pattern Tester Application 
Your Information
First Last Name
Number of years crocheting
Business Name
Website/Blog URL
Facebook Business Page URL
Facebook Personal Profile URL
Other URLs (if none, the type None)
Pictures of your work (preferably using my patterns) * Max file size: 20MB
Pictures of your work (preferably using my patterns) * Max file size: 20MB
Pictures of your work (preferably using my patterns) * Max file size: 20MB
List any other information you would like me to know about you and your work
Crochet Reference Information Please provide ALL information for 2 professional crochet references these references WILL be contacted.
Crochet Reference 1
Their Name and  Email
 How long have you known Reference 1
 List ALL URLs of Reference 1 pertinent to their crochet business (if none, then type None)
Work History for Reference 1
Crochet Reference 2
Their name and their Email
 How long have you known Reference 2
List ALL URLs of Reference 2 pertinent to their crochet business (if none, then type None)
Work History for Reference 2

Copy and paste this application onto a word doc. Fill out all information and email to me at
I will consider your application and if approved I will contact you within a couple of weeks.

Friday, June 12, 2015

596 Doggie Toy Lovie Blanket


                        LITTLE DOGGIE  LOVIE FOR FREE 
                                 FREE COPY TODAY!


                                                       NO COUPON CODE NEEDED

Saturday, May 30, 2015

             Please help my friend to earn money to move.
      52% off all of her crochet patterns in her            Etsy  shop now until June 2, 2015 
               Use coupon code HOME2015



Saturday, May 23, 2015

   New Artistic Inspiring Digital Crochet Release 

 This beautiful sweater can be used for so many occasions. For Brides, Mother of the Bride, Proms,    Going out on a night on the town, or just with a nice pair of dungarees.

 Instructions included sizes small 32/34, medium 36/38, large 40/42 But very easy to make bigger. Just keep adding multiple of 14 chains for bigger sizes.

 Use Coupon Code MEMEDAY2015 now until May 25, 2015 to get 50% off all digital crochet patterns.


Friday, May 15, 2015

         ARTISTIC INSPIRING NEW CROCHET PATTERNS                                                        New Digital Crochet Pattern

                               Baby Poncho and Hat Set pdf 743 for sizes 0-24months ONLY

                                               USE COUPON CODE BLOG743
                                         to get 50% off this pattern and any other
                                     digital crochet pattern in my Etsy shop only.

                                          SALE good thru May 17, 2015

                    You can purchase this poncho set here


Friday, May 1, 2015


                                         New digital crochet pattern. 
                             Pattern includes instructions for Infants to Adults 

                          Artistic Inspiring Sun and Surf Hat 
                            Digital Crochet Pattern pdf 742
                                  Infant to Adult Sizes 

                          USE COUPON CODE blog742 to get
                               50% off this pattern and any of my
                         Etsy crochet patterns now thru May3, 2015
                          You can purchase your pattern in my Etsy shop. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Ribbons and Lace Hat and Dress Crochet Pattern

                NEW COLLABORATION 
                 PATTERN FOR SALE! 
Kate Wagstaff from Crafting Friends and I did a collaboration crochet pattern. I designed the hat and she designed the dress. 

To purchase the hat crochet pattern only you can to to my Etsy shop.

To purchase the dress crochet pattern only you can go to her link. 


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

                            NEW FREE CROCHET PATTERN 

                                   Pick up your free!!!  

           Digital crochet pattern download for this adorable 
                             Beatrice the Bunny hat
   Hop on over to my Ravelry shop to get your free copy now! 
                                     Happy Spring! 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Free Bunny Lovie Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern Bunny Lovie  Still plenty of time to make this super easy, super cute blanket for children. Safe for children of all ages.
Can be downloaded from my Ravelry Shop.

Free Bunny Lovey crochet pattern
577 Bunny Toy Blanket

Saturday, November 29, 2014

sandy's cape cod originals: Shop 'Til You DROP Mega Event!

sandy's cape cod originals: Shop 'Til You DROP Mega Event!

sandy's cape cod originals: Shop 'Til You DROP Mega Event!

sandy's cape cod originals: Shop 'Til You DROP Mega Event!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Shop 'Til You DROP Mega Event!


Are you ready to "Shop 'Til You DROP?!?!". Do you like "Lucky Scratch-Offs"?

If so, then you're in the right place!

I've teamed up with 23 amazingly, talented designers to bring you 1 MEGA Black Friday / Holiday Weekend Pattern Sale! This is a sale like no other with discounts ranging from 30-60% off, lucky scratch-offs and an awesome "Grand Finale Giveaway" on Cyber Monday!!!
**Disclaimer: If reading that just caused your heart to race, your palms to sweat and your knees to go weak from excitement, you may have a pattern addiction. Please proceed to your favorite Ravelry shops now to feed it!!!

"What are these 'Scratch-Offs' you speak of? And how do they work?"

Each of the 24 designers have created a promotion in their individual Ravelry Shops using Coupon Code: SCRATCHOFF. The discount from shop to shop varies from 30-60%. To find out how much "Your Lucky Scratch-Off" will save you in a particular designer's shop, simply add their must-haves to your cart and apply the Coupon Code: SCRATCHOFF ! You can redeem your lucky scratch-off more than once in each designer's shop. How FUN is that?!?!



"Who are the designers you speak of? And how do I find them?"

The following are ALL 24 designers participating in this MEGA Sales Event! Simply click on their photo (or link under the photo) to get to their Ravelry Shop and Shop Til You Drop!
**Disclaimer: You may want to grab a cup of coffee and a few snacks. You need to keep your energy level up while shopping!




Now that you're fully armed with knowledge, links and scratch-offs, you can ......


P.S. Don't forget to come back for the Grand Finale Giveaway on Cyber Monday! Be there or be... sad you missed it!


Happy Thanksgiving,


A Crocheted Simplicity

Friday, July 25, 2014

Let's Play a Party Game!

             Come help celebrate this spring chicks birthday!

                                       We are going to play a party game!

         Try to guess how many crochet patterns I have written!!

I have written quite a few. I'll give you a little hint, I have 2 books with 20 patterns in them and one leaflet with 5 patterns and I have been published in Crochet World Magazine about 5 times. Also working on another 20 pattern book. Plus all my patterns in Etsy and Ravelry and all the patterns I haven't finished writing yet and I have many patterns that have been retired or made over.  So try to give me you best estimate of how many I have written since 2007 and the person that comes closest will win 60 digital crochet patterns. I will give you a code to my Ravelry shop and you will be able to take a full year and download up to 60 digital crochet patterns of you choice! Wow! what a great prize!

                     You must make a purchase in my
                                        or Ravelry

shops during my 60% off sale to enter for a chance to win. After you have made a purchase you can enter as many guesses as you would like.

              Leave your best guesses here on this blog and I'll let you know who wins on
                                                              Tuesday July 29th

It's T.G.I.F Link Up Party Time #5

Welcome to The Greatest IFiber Link Party, where everyone gets to show off their own handmade fiber creations!
This link party is for YOU to link up YOUR handmade fiber creations created by YOU!! You can link any handmade creation, as long as it is made by YOU - finished items, patterns, tutorials, etc. - paid or free.
Let's take a look at the TOP 5 most clicked on Links from last week's TGIF Link Party!
The BEST thing about this link party is - your ONE LINK will be seen on as many as 7 different websites!
The participating websites are (THANK YOU!!):

Too Yarn Cute
3 Boys & a Ball of Yarn
Trifles N Treasures
Sandy's Cape Cod Originals
SnApPy ToTs    
Crafting Friends Designs

AG Handmades
Winner of
SnApPy ToTs
5 patterns of choice!!

Please contact
Heidi of

SnApPy ToTs

to claim your prize!
  • PLEASE grab the TGIF Link Party button below & display it on your blog page you are linking in the link party. This will link back to the link party from your site increasing the amount of people that see your link.
  • If you do not have a blog, then you can link from FB, Etsy, Ravelry or other social media, but PLEASE SHARE this post to get others to see your link. (Sharing will count as placing the Link Party button if you do not have a blog.)
  • I would LOVE if you follow me on any of my social media sites (Facebook, Pinterest, Google+) - links at top of my site.
  • ONLY fiber related links to your handmade creations will be accepted - any other links will be removed.
  • Your link should link to an actual handmade item or a pattern/tutorial that produces a handmade item, any of which can be for sale or for free. Please DO NOT link to other link parties, giveaways, your general FB wall, or a homepage of a website.
    TGIF Link Party

TGIF Link Party!! 

  • Please link YOUR handmade creations below. 

  • Each Co-Host has the same LinkUp - so only link a particular creation once.

  • Click on your favorite link - the 5 most click on links will be Featured in next weeks link party!

  • Please also choose 3 links to share to your favorite social media site!!

  • Linking will stay open until the following Tuesday after the current Friday's post date.

  • This is all about cross-promoting & supporting Handmade - the more you support, the more you get back!!