Author: Alison Heathcote   –   Published: April 2013   –   Revised: January 2024

2024 Blog Refresh

Dear Reader, Starting in January 2024, I am working on a total refresh of this site. Please bear with me as I get everything sorted out. In the end it will be easier for you my dear reader. Thank you. Alison


Good to Meet You!

I am Alison a crochet designer, writer and creative at Old English Creations. I specialize in shawls, wraps, bags and baby. 


Crochet Terminology

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

I 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.

What to Expect

This is a general overview of what you can expect to find here on our site.


  • 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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Author Bio

Alison Heathcote is a passionate crochet enthusiast and dedicated business blogger. She combines her love for crafting and entrepreneurship to inspire and connect with others.

With a knack for transforming yarn into beautiful creations and a flair for sharing valuable insights about running a successful crochet business, Alison embodies the perfect blend of creativity and practicality.

Read more about Alison’s crochet journey.

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Your First Crochet Sale Your first sale is defined as the one where you sell a hand-made crocheted item to someone you have never met. When you make your first sale it is one of the five steps towards building your prosperous crochet business. That initial sale can be...

5 Basic Crochet Stitches You Need to Know

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Crochet and Self-care 

Crochet and Self-care 

Author: Alison Heathcote   -   Published: April 2013   -   Revised: January 2024 Crochet for Self-care Crochet is a wonderful activity that can provide relaxation, mindfulness, and creativity, making it an ideal addition to your daily self-care routine. Whether you...