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2021 Crochet Tournament Patterns now live!

Aurora Cowl and Iris Cowl Patterns

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure to design 2 granny square cowl projects for the second annual Crochet Tournament, run by Crochet Australia. Now the tournament is over, I can share the patterns with you. I hope you enjoy them.

Aurora Cowl

An easy, but fun, granny square pattern made into a lovely warming cowl. Perfect for adventurous beginners with lots of support included in the pattern.

cream crochet cowl


The extended pattern has;

  • chart and written pattern
  • video for all rounds of the pattern, including mirrored video for left handed folks
  • an abbreviations list of all stitches and techniques
  • extensive, very detailed help with close up and round by round photos

Iris Cowl

A simple looking, but interestingly constructed granny square pattern made into a  lovely warming cowl. Perfect for intermediate or advanced beginners wanting a bit to think about, with lots of support included in the pattern.

Pink and cream crochet cowl


The full pattern has;

  • chart and written pattern, written for 2 colours
  • an abbreviations list of all stitches and techniques used
  • extensive, very detailed help with close up and round by round photos
  • a link to video and mirrored video for the left-handed folk

Other patterns for the tournament were designed by Emily Littlefair of The Loopy Stitch and Joy Clements of Crochet Road.  Head to the links to grab their patterns too!  They’re not granny squares!

So there you have it, some fun times ahead for you I hope!

Lockdown 5.0 Manderley Fundraiser for Lifeline

Here in Australia, we are facing another wave of COVID and so many folks are in lockdown at home again as we try to contain it.


UPDATE: 1 August 2021. Today I donated $2,300 to Lifeline Australia!  Thanks so much for your fabulous support. I am sure it will go a long way to helping those struggling.

I drew a name at random from all those who purchased Manderley in the past week and Carolyn C is the lucky person I will be sending the blues Manderley Blanket to. Thanks for your support Carolyn.

Manderley Fundraiser

Lockdown is hard for many folks and many reasons. I wanted to do something to help, so I am running the Manderley Fundraiser for Lifeline Australia who are taking oh so many calls from folks who are struggling to cope.   I am also giving away the sample blanket for Manderley to one person who supports the fundraiser – anyone in the world is eligible.

To join in the fundraising and be in with a chance to have the above blues Manderley Blanket sent to you, head to my shop or Ravelry, add Manderley digital pattern to cart and enter the code LIFELINE to get 50% off the price.

The code is valid from 25 July 2021 to 31 July 2021 (AEST).

On 1 August, I will donate 100% of the proceeds of all Manderley pattern sales to Lifeline Australia.  100% of proceeds means exactly that.  I will cover the Paypal, shop and Ravelry fees.  So if 100 at $5 are sold, $500 is donated.  Makes the maths easy for me!

Everyone who doesn’t use the code, or makes multiple purchases of the Manderley pattern, gets one chance to win the blanket for every $5 spent.  I will post the name of the winner here once I have contacted them on 1 August.

I will add a copy of my donation receipt to this post once the donation is made.

Manderley by Shelley Husband

The blues sample blanket I am giving away was made for me by the amazing Sam of The Littlest Stitch using Bendigo Woollen Mills cotton.

Thank you so much for your support. I am sure it will make a real difference.  I announced this on 25 July on social media and the total raised is already around $1,000!  Amazing.  Let’s see how high that number can get to!

Granny Square Patchwork – Out Now!

Granny Square Patchwork is out now, after a bit of a bumpy start!

Granny Square Patchwork

I was meant to launch it at the first day of the Bendigo Sheep and Wool show, but it was cancelled last minute due to a state-wide lockdown. The perils of planning anything in the COVID era! Ah well. Still, it’s great to finally get it out there.

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Granny Square Academy CAL – Starting Soon!

The Granny Square Academy CAL 2021 is coming!

EDIT – THE CAL IS OVER But you can still work your way through Granny Square Academy at your own pace.

Are you one of the folks who has Granny Square Academy but hasn’t picked it up yet?  Maybe you got stuck at some point and put it aside.  Maybe you simply haven’t had time?  Well now is your chance to dust it off and get a-learning along with others. Join me for the Granny Square Academy CAL!

GSA CAL by Shelley Husband

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