Learning Path #2: Crochet Swatches

From gauge and size, to function and feel, swatches are tools!

What is a swatch, and why does it matter?

In crochet, a swatch is just a sample of work. Swatching is most often used as a method to meet gauge, but there are many more reasons swatching will come in handy when you crochet.

In this course, you'll receive the following 4 lessons:

  1. Swatching for Gauge: What is means, tips to swatch like a pro
  2. Swatching for Function: Determining the characteristics of your yarn, and fabric
  3. Swatching to Practice: Tension, Repetition, Techniques
  4. Swatching for Color Options & Placement: Choosing the right colors, placement & order for any project

Meet Your Instructor

Salena Baca
Salena Baca

I learned to crochet at the age of 5 and haven't put my hook down since! I've published over 400 patterns, authored 8 crochet books (so far...), taught 2 courses with Craftsy, and launched the American Crochet Association. I currently live in Oregon with my husband, son, 2 cats and 1 dog.

  • 2009-present: Salena Baca Crochet
  • 2012-2016: Design Wars, Founder
  • 2014-2017: Happily Hooked Magazine; Content Coordinator, Director of Relations
  • 2014-2016: The Pattern Pack; Founder & Editor
  • 2015: Author
  • 2015-present: American Crochet Association; Founder & Lead Educator
  • 2016, 2018: Craftsy Instructor
  • 2018-2020: Yarnpreneur Academy; CEO / Lead Yarn Lover

Included Material

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  Lesson 1: Gauge
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  Lesson 2: Function
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  Lesson 3: Practice
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  Lesson 4: Color
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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 need help or have questions?
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.

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