Learning Path #1: Yarn

Weights, types, colors, label reading, substitution and care!

How much is there to know about yarn?

A lot! Yarn is fundamental to crochet, so having a broad understanding of its most basic characteristics is a key factor in your journey to crocheting with confidence and skill.

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

  • Yarn Weight, fiber & color: Everything you need to know about yarn to make the most of it!
  • How to read a yarn label: What you need to know, and what to do with that information.
  • Successful yarn substitution: Why you can't just choose yarn based on the size or weight.
  • Caring for yarn and finished projects: More than just washing instructions, to help extend the life of your yarn and projects!
  • Earn a certificate when you complete all lessons!

Included Material

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  Lesson 1: Yarn weight, fiber & color
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  Lesson 2: Yarn Labels
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  Lesson 3: Yarn Substitution
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  Lesson 4: Yarn Care
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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

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 long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you'll have access as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I need help or have questions?
We are here to help! Contact us 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.

Looking for more?

Bundle and save when you join the ACA Membership!

Learn more, and get started, right here: www.americancrochetassociation.com/p/croch...