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Learning Path #5: Crochet Pattern Sourcing

From online to in-hand, discover the best places to find (and store) your crochet patterns!

Do you hoard crochet patterns in your email? Is your internet browser full of bookmarked patterns and sources? Maybe, you download & print all patterns to keep them handy. There is a better system, and we can show you.

Knowing where crochet patterns can be found is a key hunting tactic to fine-tune, but managing patterns you accumulate is just as important a tactic to learn. Ravelry is a key topic in this course because it's free to join and use, and is an amazing search & library database for the yarn world! By the end of this course, you'll better understand Ravelry, and will be able to manage all your patterns in one easy-to-use location!

This course includes the following 4 lessons:

  1. Pattern Sourcing & Management: Cutting through the clutter and chaos
  2. Ravelry: Profile & Notebook Settings
  3. Ravelry: Search Functions
  4. Ravelry: Advanced Tagging


Your Instructor


Salena Baca
Salena Baca

I learned to crochet before grade school, and have had a passion for the art ever since! I began designing patterns that appealed to my own style in late 2009, and my work has been published in various craft and crochet magazines ever since!
In late 2012 I formed the Design Wars Challenge, which is a network of independent crochet designers posed as a battle to be won in the crochet arena!
In 2014, I founded the American Crochet Association. 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


  Pattern Sourcing and Management
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  Ravelry Profile and Notebook
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  Ravelry Search Functions
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  Ravelry Tagging
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  Evaluation
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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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