Welcome to Claudia Carpenter Designs, the home for links that take you directly to the Crochet Luna Patreon, YouTube channel, Etsy Shop, and Ravelry page. I invite you to browse and explore my creative spaces.
I am a lover of all things that inspire creativity especially when it comes to the Fiber Arts. I am a crocheter, designer, You Tube Vlogger living in sunny Southern California.
In the Fall of 2013, I picked up yarn and hook for a last attempt to learn to crochet. I had made many attempts to learn from books in the past, but it wasn’t until discovering YouTube tutorials that I was finally able to decipher the stitches I found in the different patterns I was interested in making. Once I finished that first crochet project, I knew crochet would become a huge part of my life.
Later, as I explored the Fiber Arts community, I saw that there was little available in the form of flair to proclaim my love for yarn and all things crochet. I started designing pin-back buttons to help fellow crocheters feel represented in the Fiber Arts community.
In the Spring of 2017, I took another big step by uploading Episode 1 of the Crochet Luna Vlogcast. The main goal of the Vlogcast is to present crochet in the best possible way. I want everyone who takes time to watch my videos to come away feeling proud about our craft. By showing a good variety of patterns, I hope to inspire and challenge crocheters to try new techniques, new yarns, and to step out of their comfort zone. The Vlogcast has expanded in recent years to include my journey into knitting as well as sewing.
I love the sense of community and the genuine friendships that I have made from having a YouTube presence. I also want to let those suffering from chronic illnesses know that they are not alone. I live with an autoimmune disease (Rheumatoid Arthritis) and if I can help someone who carries the burden of a chronic illness feel a little better for that bit of time they spend watching one of my videos, it makes me very happy.