Submitting a Crochet Pattern to Magazine Publications | The BHooked Podcast Episode 16

All it takes is the right inspiration and motivation to persevere.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has thought “published crochet designer” would sound pretty darn cool to introduce yourself. Having a design featured in a magazine or book takes the right amount of research, the right design, the right publication and a lot of time and I wonder if it’s the amount of work or the lack of information that steers crocheters away.

Well, since I can’t lessen the amount of work involved, the one way I can help is to provide you with the information you need to have your best chance at being a published designer.

Today’s Guest

I’m joined today by Salena Baca, accomplished and published crochet designer of Salena Baca Crochet. She is here to answer the questions you have about submitting your designs and I can guarantee that you’ll be fired up at the end of our talk.

One of my favorite quotes from Salena is this:

If crochet is something you’re passionate about and you have something to offer, it doesn’t matter who you are or what your background is you could be a published designer.

The only prerequisite to that “published designer” status you crave is the knowledge and the motivation. I hope that you’ll find each of these things through my chat with Salena.

You’ll Learn

  • About Salena and her journey from single crochet pro to published designer.
  • Salena’s first pattern submission and the publications she has worked with.
  • How easy (or difficult) it is to have a design accepted.
  • Who can be a published designer.
  • Step-by-step instructions from research to pitch.
  • Tips every designer needs to know before submitting a design.
  • Money earning potential with published designs.

Now if you haven’t done so already, click on that play button at the top of the page to hear from Salena!


Publications to Consider

Crochet! Magazine

Crochet World Magazine

Simply Crochet Magazine

Inside Crochet Magazine

Annie’s Magazines from Annie’s Catalog

Interweave Crochet Magazines

Happily Hooked Magazine (digital)


Salena has a lot of great things going on. If you love what you heard, check her out!

@salena.baca.crochet on Instagram, @SalenaBacaCrochet on Facebook & @SalenaBaca on Twitter!


Thanks for Listening!

Thanks so much for joining me again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

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Special thanks to our sponsor, Red Heart Yarn for allowing me to teach you these very important concepts about reading crochet patterns.


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