Crochet Design Course

If you want to write and publish your own crochet patterns, here are 4 great reasons you should use our crochet pattern template and start the Crochet Design Course today…

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Publishing Guidelines

Learn more about copyrights and plagiarism when writing and publishing designs and instructions, especially in the crochet world.

Review ethical and legal discussions from industry-leading professionals who actually work, write, and publish in the crochet world.

Get decades of combined guidance and knowledge in this crochet design course that you won’t find anywhere else.

“This course is excellent for crocheters that are interested in pattern writing, but don’t know where to start!

The course is very well organized and the material is presented in a logical order. The topics and objectives are really clear and the flow of the lessons kept me engaged and wanting to learn more.”
Crystal N.
Crochet Pattern Writing Student

How To Make Money With Patterns

Coming up with new crochet designs may be your passion, but understanding and implementing business models and strategies is what will get you, and your work, noticed.

Learn different ways crochet patterns can generate revenue: write for books and magazines, sell patterns individually, or offer content online for free.

This crochet design course outlines how the yarn industry actually earns money from the patterns they publish, helping you to choose the best ways to publish your work based on your own goals.

“My heart lies in the designing…

and to have it clearly stated by someone who has been successful in this industry for a long time that there *are* other ways to be successful in this field is so refreshing.”
Pam E.
Crochet Pattern Writing Student

Crochet Pattern Templates

Writing patterns that a universal audience can read, understand, and follow with next to zero questions should be your goal, and templates will help!

This Crochet Design Course includes pattern templates, and shows you how to key in your own pattern details so that you can write your own unique crochet patterns like a pro!

You’ll also learn how to work through the entire process of hand-testing and tech-editing crochet patterns before you publish them.

“All of the homework / action steps were exceptional!

Thank you Salena!”
Satina S.
Crochet Pattern Writing Student

Learn To Write Any Pattern

Learn the universal language, terms, standards, acronyms, and math involved in writing any design you can crochet, in any skill level you can imagine!

You may already know how to crochet like a pro, but being able to write instructions in a way that anyone can read and follow is a completely different skill.

Don’t reinvent what is already created, defined, and universally recognized; your “personal style” will shine through in your unique design, and not the pattern format or instructions you create.

“Clear information on pattern writing.

Great course!”
Deleon E.
Crochet Pattern Writing Student

BONUS… $129 Value

When you join now, you’ll also get the Pattern Launch Formula, a $129 value!

The Pattern Launch Formula is the perfect compliment to the Crochet Design Course because it outlines a brilliant strategy to help you design, create, and sell patterns people love and want to buy.

Filled with hours of video and audio, handouts, recorded Q&A sessions, templates and checklists, this course includes:

  • How to create irresistible crochet patterns (by solving problems)
  • How to start a community (and build your brand)
  • The creative process of pattern design (from sketch to sale)
  • A complete guide to creating, testing, and releasing patterns (don’t miss a step)
  • Templates and checklists for success (easy to use guides)

“I just want to say that Salena Baca is a genius!!

I’m already seeing improvements in my biz by implementing these steps.”
Courtney W.
Crochet Pattern Writing Student

The ACA is made and managed by Salena Baca, a crochet professional, just for people who love crochet.

My goal is to assure universal crochet standards, guidelines, and practices are accessible, so that crochet will be passed through the generations in better hands than we found it.

I created the Crochet Design Course to share everything I learned after publishing 400+ individual patterns, writing over 100 patterns for crochet books and magazines, authoring 8 crochet books (and counting), and starting 2 online crochet magazines.

You can view most of my crochet publishing resume on Ravelry, right here.

Meet Your Instructor

Hi, I’m Salena!

I learned to crochet at the age of 5 and haven’t put my hook down since!

Since 2009 I’ve published over 400 patterns, authored 8 crochet books (so far…), taught 2 courses with Craftsy, and launched the American Crochet Association.

Central Oregon is where I live with my husband, son, cats, dog, and colorful pile of yarn.

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Got a question that’s not listed?

The Crochet Design Course is a comprehensive training program that teaches you the art and science of creating your own crochet patterns.

You’ll learn how to write your own unique crochet patterns, using industry standards, terms, guidelines, and formats for a universal audience.

This course offers material suitable for a variety of learning preferences: Video with audio, handouts, tutorials, tips, checklists, templates, and guidelines.

This course is suitable for anyone interested in the process of writing, publishing, and profiting from crochet patterns.

You’ll learn how to use a universal template (google documents), and will need access to the internet to move through the course materials.

While this course is designed to accommodate a range of skill levels, you should be comfortably past the beginner level of crochet to fully understand and implement the material.

When you follow the lessons as they are outlined, you’ll be guided on the recommended order of study to ensure a smooth learning experience.

Yes, this course is self-paced, allowing you to learn at your own speed and according to your schedule.

Once you enroll, you’ll be able to access your course material on any device with internet connection.

The course materials (including your crochet pattern templates) are accessible through our online learning platform hosted with Teachable.

Upon enrollment, you will receive login credentials to access the course content and get started.

Be sure to bookmark your login page on your web browser so you can quickly and easily find your course materials anytime you want to access them.


I’m just an email away if you have questions or need help:


The primary goal of this course is to equip our students with the skills and knowledge to write their own unique crochet pattern designs.

What our students say…

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“The Crochet Pattern Writing Course is excellent for crocheters that are interested in pattern writing, but don’t know where to start.

The course is very well organized and the material is presented in a logical order.”
Crystal N.
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“Wonderful to hear that I don’t need to pay $30/hour to a tech editor (which I have unfortunately done for a 12 line square) for every pattern, because I am educated by the ACA and I should have the confidence to tech edit myself, because I know industry standard practices and terms.”
Pam E.
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I have been dabbling in the traffic generation/free pattern route and it is exhausting.

This course has given me so much clarity about my next steps. Thank you so much!

Ready to start writing and publishing crochet patterns?

This Crochet Design Course includes decades of combined resources, knowledge, and information from crochet professionals that you just can’t find anywhere else.

one time fee

Enjoy everything the Crochet Design Course has to offer ($879 content value) for one incredible price!

7 day satisfaction guarantee.

Included in the Crochet Design Course:

Publishing Guidelines $200 Value

Business Models And Strategy $200 Value

Crochet Pattern Templates $150 Value

How To Write A Crochet Pattern $200 Value

BONUS: Pattern Launch Formula $129 Value

Total content value: $879

Looking for less?

Start with our publishing checklist!

You’ll receive a simple 14-point-guide with elements of this Crochet Design Course without all the lectures, tips, tricks, checklists, and coaching elements.

Join our Crochet Design Training Course later if you need more, but you can also just start with the basics right now.