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Learning Path #3: Crochet Pattern Reading

From beginner to expert, you’ll be reading instructions and charts!

This is a comprehensive course that will help you understand how to read and follow any crochet pattern, to include diagrams!

Crochet patterns typically follow a standard format to make them easy to read, evaluate, and complete. Understanding that format will be your key to success!

This course will offer the following 4 lessons:

  1. Skill & Experience Level: Decoding the levels
  2. Pattern Assessment: Before You Follow A Patterns
  3. Pattern Reading: Decoding the instructions
  4. Diagram Reading: Reading and following stitch diagrams


Your Instructor


Salena Baca
Salena Baca

I learned to crochet before grade school and have had a passion for the art ever since. Back in 2009, I began publishing patterns that fit my style and my work has been featured in various craft and crochet communities since. Crochet has always been a passion of mine, and I’m proud to call it my career with platforms like Design Wars Challenge (Founder), Happily Hooked Magazine (Content), The Pattern Pack (Editor).

In 2015, I created the American Crochet Association, where we are dedicated to helping crocheters to help themselves. Tidbits? I’m always up for a bit of traveling, I’m very fond of black licorice, I’m quite good at Scrabble, and I can do 10 push-ups!


Course Curriculum


  Lesson 1
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  Lesson 2
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  Lesson 3
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  Lesson 4
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  Congratulations - You've completed level 1!
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course is ready when you are! It is a completely self-paced online course.
How does this work, when can I start?
After enrolling, you'll immediately receive access to all four lessons in this course to complete at your pace. You can keep the course as long as you're a member and access it across any and all devices you own!
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you don't love your course, or the ACA is just not for you, you can cancel your subscription (which cancels your access to the course) from your account area; no hassle! Questions, support, or feedback? Send us an email anytime: [email protected]
Why is this billed as a subscription?
Subscription memberships allow the ACA to sustainably offer crochet education in a pure form; without gimmicks, fluff, or hidden agendas. We're not just offering a product, we're providing a service with actionable steps; helping crocheters to help themselves. The ACA is available every weekday with service, support, community & guidance. We are dedicated to providing a learning foundation & continuing education, with information that is accurate, current & easily accessible.

NOTE: Professional development courses (crochet instructor training, pattern writing training, technical editor training) are only available to members who are part of the Crochet Mastery membership program. Individual course sales are not automatically eligible for professional development courses.

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