American Crochet Association

Hi, I'm Salena Baca

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

I've published over 300 patterns, authored 7 books (and counting) & launched the American Crochet Association where I share my expertise so that anyone can learn to crochet more, better, faster & with less mistakes!

Join my free community today to get started!


The American Crochet Association is dedicated to helping crocheters help themselves, with crochet resources & training, so that crochet can be passed through the generations in better hands than we found it.

What size hat to make: Easy Guide For Crochet

Hats are a staple in the crochet world but they can be a bit tricky to size, so we’ve gathered 7 of the most popular measurements for you to use as a guide and some tips to help you crochet the right size!

Basketweave Tote: Easy Crochet Bag Pattern

This easy Basketweave Tote is worked with front and back post stitches to create a super textured and sturdy design - get the pattern and watch our tutorial!

How to price any crochet product in 3 simple steps!

This guide not only breaks pricing down for you, it also includes a free calculator to help you price any crochet product!


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With google and YouTube, why would I pay for crochet courses & workshops?

With over 30 years of experience, I've spent a lot of time learning how to crochet, sell crochet, write crochet patterns & teach crochet. And, even though this is my full-time career, building expertise took many years and was not straightforward.

I created the ACA to share what I've learned after decades of trial-and-error so that you can crochet more, better, faster & with less mistakes.

If you don't want to waste time, money & yarn, I'll share my secrets so that you can help to pass crochet through the generations in better hands than we found it!

I've been crocheting for years, who is the ACA for?


If you crochet, we have a course, training or workshop just for you. Whether you're looking to become a better crocheter, or build a crochet business, we have something you can start right away & get great results.

Even if you've been crocheting "forever", you'll learn something new & helpful when you join the ACA. Everyone does!

I'm not ready to invest in crochet courses and workshops right now...

We understand.

In the mean time, join our free community to share your crochet projects, ask questions, make friends, learn & grow. Community is important, and I look forward to meeting you there!