Hi there! I’m Claire. Welcome to Once Upon a Yarn. 🙂

I learned to crochet in the spring of 2011 from Crochet by Anne Akers Johnson. Although I taught myself, my mom was learning at the same time (from the same book) so I picked up some things from her. Then I found some YouTube crochet tutorials, which I hadn’t known existed, and that was really helpful – like a free crochet class.

The main reason I learned to crochet was to make dolls, doll clothes, and stuffed animals…which are still my main focus! When I discovered amigurumi, there was no turning back. I started blogging on October 20, 2012 because I wanted to share my crochet patterns with the world, and here we are now!


I’m a huge dork and am obsessed with fandom, particularly Harry Potter, The Lunar Chronicles (and anything by Marissa Meyer), Star Wars, and Fringe. I recently was introduced to the world of Comic Con by one of my best friends, attending Rose City Comic Con 2016 dressed as a character from Fringe. I had so much fun that I went to Wizard World Comic Con soon after, and hope to attend many more conventions in the future! Above is a picture of my Bee and Puppycat cosplay, featuring my first handmade sweater. :}

I’m also an English major in my sophomore year of college, which means I don’t have nearly enough time for all these fandom and craft-related things, yet here we are anyway. :}

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Design B

11 thoughts on “About

  1. Frannaz says:

    Just found your blog and will be making some of the doll dresses. They look awesome! But your chick cosy was the best thing ever. Certainly put a smile on my face!


    • Cogaroo says:

      🙂 Thank you, Frannaz! I just love crocheting things for guinea pigs and chickens – glad it made you smile. (I’d love to see pictures if you make some doll dresses!)


    • Claire says:

      I’m so glad you like the pattern, Happy Cheeseburger! I’d love to see a picture when you finish BB-8. Let me know if you run into any problems along the way, and I’d be happy to help. I, too, am rather obsessed with BB-8; he’s adorable! Have fun! 😀


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