Good to Meet You!
We are Alison and Emma 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.
Emma is on the technical side and is a fashionista, artist, photographer, and trend spotter.
Our Gift to You
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 Emma, 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 oldenglishcreations.com 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
- Free crochet patterns and diagrams
- 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
- Our thoughts on the crocheting life through stories and yarns
- Crochet basics: hooks, yarns and stitches intros
- Explorations of how crochet is therapy and symbols in crochet
- Preorder our forthcoming book Crochet as Therapy
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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
Emma is a colour and mixed media artist and loves creating with fibre. Emma is the more techie of the two of us and helps with the photography and website.
“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.” – Emma
All content is our own.
You can read more about Alison’s story when you have a moment, and Lynn’s story is coming soon.
Thank you for spending part of your day with us.
Alison and Emma
Crocheting on the Go
by Alison Stapleton Making Space for Crochet I have a special place for my crocheting at home. I typically have at least two crochet projects on the hook at any one time. One big piece, like a blanket or shawl, and a small piece usually in granny squares. I can keep...
Square-a-Day Crochet Blankets – 3 Options
Square-a-Day Crochet Blankets A crocheted square-a-day blanket is easy, quick and it almost grows when you are not looking. You make one square each day of the year to reflect what was happening every day. At the end of twelve months you have a crochet record of how...
Tension and Gauge Swatches
Make your garment the same size as the pattern intended Gauge swatches are usually made 4” or 10cm square. They are used to check your tension. The pattern will tell you which hook and yarn to use, but in the real world we often reach for some wool that we have to...