Rachel, known as @gooseberryfool on Instagram, is a mom of four who loves staying at home with her children and takes every opportunity that she can to crochet, make and craft. She lives with her children and wonderful husband in Stockport, England.

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Rachel shares (over on Facebook and Etsy) that she “was inspired to sew and create by my amazing Mum, who is sadly no longer here. I love creating homemade items for those I love, and now wish to share some of my makes with you”. She especially enjoys making personalized crochet bunting and banners as well as children’s crochet clothing.

Crochet Bunting and Banners

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Crochet Clothing and Accessories

Rachel’s crochet clothing and accessories are usually worked in a single solid color. Sometimes there is a second complementary color sprinkled in, through the design or through an appliqué such as a crochet flower in a different color. Sometimes a second color comes in through accents like buttons or ribbons. In all cases, the crochet stitches stand as the centerpiece of the work.

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A classy crochet collar worked in a terrific mustard color with a small pearl-hued button

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I adore these chunky winter crochet fingerless gloves that tie on with a ribbon!

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A cute little set of crochet pom hats in three sizes. This would be a great gift for a set of siblings.

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A beautiful few rows of crochet become lovely jewelry when you add a silver chain

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Cozy crochet gloves!

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Cute little crochet baby sandals

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I especially love the tall stitches on this crochet scarf

Crochet Blankets

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Deep chevron crochet stitch in beautiful hues; see 30+ crochet chevron patterns

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Here’s a softer ripple chevron in shades of blue

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This is a terrific variation on the granny square, worked in double crochet stitches that aren’t clustered like with the granny but with corners that are open granny-style. I like the thick two-row alternating colors.

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Rachel does terrific work with neutral and solid colored crochet but she can also work well in bright bold colors.

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I love how there are often flowers pictured alongside Rachel’s crochet work in her photos. It adds texture, a sense of scale and just plain beauty.

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There is a terrific simple ending on this crochet granny square blanket

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Occasionally we get insights into Rachel’s life from her photos, including this book that she was reading and enjoying

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This colorful crochet chevron blanket reminds me of the work by Anne Surr

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Juicy watermelon colors on this crochet v-stitch blanket; explore watermelon crochet patterns and v-stitch crochet patterns!

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And More Crochet

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A terrific combination of solids and stripes on this crochet star ornament that would also make a great pillow

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Granny square crochet cushion cover that closes with buttons

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Such beautiful texture on this closed shell stitch and what a great photo of that detail

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This crochet doily was made using a pattern from Mollie Makes. It reminds me of gingerbread and would be a great Christmas decoration.

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V-stitch crochet alternating two shades of the same peach color

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Excellent stitching using cotton crochet

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Birthday Crochet

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Follow @gooseberryfool on Instagram.

Author

San Francisco based and crochet-obsessed writer, dreamer and creative spirit!

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