Meet Claire Ortega, a Crochet Spot Blogger

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – 9 Comments

Hello everyone! I am so happy to be here as part of the Crochet Spot team. Readers have been very warm and friendly!

A little something about me: During the day, I write for websites. During my free time, I crochet and dabble in other crafty things. Writing for Crochet Spot is the perfect combination of the things I was born to do!

I love working with thread and worsted acrylic yarn (mostly because they’re the most widely available yarn options here in the Philippines). I like sharing my ideas and patterns with people. For me, the biggest compliment as a crocheter is when I encourage people to pick up their hooks! So far I’m winning over people in my workplace. When I crochet in public, some people get interested too (but I think most are a little scared of the girl with the pointy hook furiously working at a project, haha).

Find more of my free patterns and crochet-y thoughts at my personal blog, The Artful Hooker. I’m addicted to Ravelry, too (so many oohable stuff and awesome people!). My username is clairethere; please add me up if you like. If you want to talk to me about anything, just leave a comment on my posts and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. 🙂

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  1. Bananas says:

    I was browsing your page and loved the christmas tree hat. do you have the pattern?

    • Claire says:

      Hi Bananas! Thanks for the kind words. I made that hat last year and I just sort of winged it… I’ll see if I can recreate it in time for the holidays this year. I’ll be sharing it with everyone here if I do. 🙂

  2. sheene says:

    welcome claire! I’m an avid fan and follower of crochetspot! and it gets really exciting to find “hookers” like you hehe (excuse me for the term.. that’s how they often call crocheters in our area..)

  3. Dannee says:

    welcome claire…i love your blog and have bookmarked it right along with crochetspot. i look forward to reading your posts.

  4. Teena says:

    cool blog, thanks! <3

  5. Mary says:


    I would just like to say Thank You to everyone that shares their patterns with us all!! I have found so many really great patterns for literally EVERYONE in my family from my Grandparents to my baby boy and ALL of them have turned out so amazingly cute and has really helped me save so much money during this holiday and has given me so many little extra gifts for my kids so again THANK YOU ALL for the CUTE, simple, fun patterns and ideas I LOVE them all PLEASE keep em coming!!

  6. Tameko says:

    Hey…Hi Claire. I have just been added as a weekly writer for Crochet Spot recently. So great to meet you. I look forward to reading your pieces here on the site. Take care.

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