For over a decade I have had a successful crochet and knitting design career. I enjoy balancing my daily need to be creative with sharing my experiences and inspiration on this blog.

I am a working mother and wife, living a full and busy life in the North of England.

This simple hobby has brought me enormous joy and peace of mind – and many of my friends and relatives have some homemade item inflicted upon them in the name of ‘Love’. Let’s just say, having a little creative project keeps me out of trouble.

Design work

I have my own range of patterns and kits which are available via my Etsy Shop.

I have designed both knitting and crochet designs for magazines including; Knitting Magazine, Debbie Bliss Magazine, Let’s Get Crafting, Simply Crochet, Inside Crochet and Crochet Now.

I work in collaboration with other designers and yarn houses most notably Debbie Bliss, West Yorkshire Spinners and Stylecraft.


In recent years I have published a number of best selling crochet books including: How to Crochet, Crochet Keyrings and Charms, Cute Crocheted Animals, Granny Squares Weekend, Granny Squares Home, Crocheted Succulents, Cute Crocheted Wild Animals and Cute Crocheted Woodland Creatures.

I am happy to work on design projects with new and old clients: please get in touch by leaving a comment below.

Collaboration and Sponsorship

I am really happy to work with companies that have a product which will appeal to the readership of this blog. Ideally I like to trial a product and provide a practical idea or use for my readers. In each case the post will declare that it is in collaboration or sponsored – to meet current legal guidelines.

Affiliate links

Emma Varnam Designs takes affiliate links but these are disclosed with current advertising guidelines. I will always say when something is an affiliate link. I will only take links from companies that fit with the interests and style of the blog.


I am always really happy to have giveaways on the blog, but they need to be things which would be of interest to the readership of this blog – ideally I like to trial a product and show how it might be useful or inspirational to followers.

If you would like to work with me – please leave a comment below.

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