Good to Meet You!,

We are Alison and Lynn the crochet designers, writers, and creatives at Old English Creations.

I (Alison) am a crochet designer, writer and creative. and I specialize in shawls, wraps, bags and baby.

Lynn is on the technical side and is a fashionista, artist, photographer, and trend spotter.


Lynn and Alison

Please download our free Essex Earwarmer pattern (which you will love) because it offers you a chance to see the high quality of our technically correct patterns.

You will benefit as all of our patterns are tested by independant crocheters for clarity and accuracy, so you can enjoy crafting with them.

All our patterns are written in US/Canadian crochet terminology.

I work closely with my fun and trendy design partner Lynn, and together we are Old English Creations. We have been designing, crafting and in the crochet business since 1995, woo hoo!

I blog about crochet at where I talk about your crochet business and share my ideas on running a micro-craft business.

There are stories you can read about other people’s journeys towards a life with crochet and lots of crochet tips and ideas.

We like to name our original crochet patterns from places we have lived or visited in England, Africa and Canada.

Our patterns often have snippets and images of Old England and will sometimes have a little historic feature.

This is just a bonus and for fun. It has nothing to do with the pattern but will enrich your pleasure when working with our patterns.

Here on this site you can expect to find:

  • Our original crochet designs
  • Information on how to set up a run your crochet and craft micro business
  • How to sell your art and crafts and the business of money

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Alison Stapleton


Alison has been a crocheter since the age of nine when her grandmother taught her how to crochet.

At the time she was living in the small village of March in Cambridgeshire.

There was a particular long summer when her Nana and she sat in the garden and chatted and crocheted together.

“I specialize in creative crochet designs, high quality crochet patterns and provide info on running your craft micro-business. I explore crochet as therapy and my new ebook “Crochet as Therapy” will be published later this year.” – Alison



Lynn on location

Lynne is a colour and mixed media artist and loves creating with fibre.

Lynne  is the more techie of the two of us and helps with the photography and website.

All content is our own.

“I enjoy the process of design and I love to bring my creative expression to our website for your enjoyment. I am excited by the entrepreneurial aspect of a developing and running micro craft business.” – Lynn

You can read more about Alison’s story when you have a moment, and Lynn’s story is coming soon.

We are happy you came by.

Alison and Lynn

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