About me

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 to buy in my 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.


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. See more about my books. 

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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