About the designer

Rachel learned to crochet when she was nine. She dabbled with a few projects in high school and college, including a blanket of bright squares that is still unfinished today. Several years later, Rachel found crocheting to be a great stress reliever and a way to take a short break from the work of graduate school. She began designing patterns while working on her dissertation and has not stopped since.

Rachel has always liked to make projects her own. Even as a beginner she liked to modify patterns to suit her vision of a project. This naturally led to designing patterns. When she couldn’t find patterns to match her ideas, Rachel created her own patterns. Most of her baby blanket patterns were created for friends’ new babies.

To keep crocheting interesting, Rachel strives to try new techniques in her designs and takes inspiration from the world around her. She seeks to create high quality patterns that can be customized to suit each crocheter’s needs. Rachel loves patterns, gradients, bright color combinations, soft yarn, and all things purple.

A Michigan transplant to the east coast, Rachel is a proud Michigan Wolverine. She loves to read, bake, and travel. In her professional life, when she’s not designing or playing with yarn, Rachel is passionate about mathematics education.