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Granny Square Flair – My first book Coming 2018!

Granny Square Flair

Happy 2018 to you!  I am so glad 2018 is here because it is the time I have put aside to write my very first, hold in your hands, pages to turn book!  I am going to call it Granny Square Flair.

So what kind of book is it?

Designing granny squares is my jam.  It’s what I love to do most and so my book, Granny Square Flair, will have 50 6″ granny square patterns for you to play with.

Granny Square Flair by Shelley Husband 2018 stack

The plan is to have some projects you can make using the patterns in the book as well as some general help and guidance so you can make up your own projects using any of the designs.

Granny Square Flair by Shelley Husband 2018 pattern x 3

It’s not going to be a learn to crochet book.  To get the most out of Granny Square Flair, you’ll need to know the most common crochet stitches and how to read a written pattern or chart.  Anything out of the ordinary will be explained of course.

When is it out?

That is yet to be confirmed, but I am hoping for around the end of July 2018.

Can I Pre-Order it now?

Not just yet!  I have just started so there’s a lot of work to do before I can pop it up for pre-order.  Rest assured, as soon as it’s ready, I will let you know.

If you want to make sure you don’t miss out, I have created an email list you can join to hear all the news. I’ll send one email a month updating you on my progress with some sneak peeks at what I’m working on until it’s ready for pre-order and goes on sale.

If you don’t already get any of my newsletter emails, simply sign up below, making sure you check the “Granny Square Flair” button and you’re all set.

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Tick which ones you’d like

If you do already get any of my newsletters, simply scroll to the bottom of any of my previous emails and click on “update my preferences” where you’ll be able to check the Granny Square Flair box.  If you have any hassles signing up, just email me and I’ll make sure you are all good.

So back to it Shelley!

I am having the best time right now designing new patterns for the book. It really is the thing I love to do most. After that is done, I’ll be able to start writing the words and making the projects. I am so excited about it all!

Of course, working on a book means there will be nothing new from me for a little while as it does take a lot of work!  In the meantime, if you’re looking for your next project, check out the patterns in my pattern shop here to keep you busy while you wait.

So there you have it!  2018 has started out well for me!  I hope it has for you too.

xx Shelley

Siren’s Atlas – 52 fun crochet patterns

Siren’s Atlas Crochet Pattern Collection

The Siren’s Atlas Collection is your map to my year-long creative journey. This collection of patterns for 52 different crochet squares is the result of a challenge I set for myself: to create a new original square motif every week for a year.

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Siren’s Atlas Pattern 52 – Norwegian – the last one!

Hi folks!

Well here we are with the very last pattern of my Siren’s Atlas Collection!  What is Siren’s Atlas? It’s my collection of 52 new 6? patterns. I released one every week in 2017. Click here to find out more or check out the FAQ page here. To celebrate it being the last, there’s a special offer on it too!


This is Norwegian (I was going to call it Arabian but had to change the name to avoid silly issues)  so named for the Norwegian Sea which is a marginal sea in the North Atlantic Ocean, northwest of Norway. It is located between the North Sea and the Greenland Sea and adjoins the North Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Barents Sea to the northeast. It’s an appropriate one for this time of year as it kinda looks a bit like a present.

Norwegian from Siren's Atlas by Shelley Husband


Here’s what you’ll find in the pattern ;

  • a clearly written pattern
  • a link to a private video of me taking you through each round
  • a chart
  • round by round photos
  • a hints and tips page with photos and explanations of anything unusual or a bit tricky
  • the written instructions that can be printed alone to save paper

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Get the Pattern Now for half price!

You can purchase the pattern right here for half price until Xmas of A$1.50 by clicking the button below with your preferred terms. No code needed, discount will be automatic.



Would you rather get the pattern from Ravelry?  You can right here. I’d love to see your projects!

Norwegian from Siren's Atlas by Shelley Husband bwa cup


Where can I find the other patterns in the Collection?

To see all patterns from the collection, check out this page.

Want the Complete Collection, not just this pattern?

Do you know you just want to get all 52 patterns of Siren’s Atlas?  Well you can!  You can save heaps by making a one off payment of A$99.95 and have access to all of the patterns in the collection, no matter when you sign up. (If you’re in the UK or US the exchange rate means you’ll pay even less!)

Just click on the button with your preferred terms to be taken straight to Paypal and get access to all 52 patterns as they’re released!

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Need some yarn to make the squares?  Check out Wool Warehouse or Love Knitting/Crochet for lots of great yarn choices.

So there you go! The Siren’s Atlas is complete!

Thank you all so much for your love of this collection.  I have really enjoyed bringing them to you and I hope they’ve challenged you, taught you things, made you feel proud of your skills.

I love to see what you make so please share them with me in my Facebook Group, Ravelry projects, or by tagging your pics on Instagram with #spincushions.

Have a very Merry Festive season no matter what you celebrate or do.

xx Shelley

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Siren’s Atlas Pattern 51- Bismarck

Hi folks!

Well here we are with the second last pattern of my Siren’s Atlas Collection!  What is Siren’s Atlas? It’s my collection of 52 new 6″ patterns. I have been releasing one every week in 2017. Click here to find out more or check out the FAQ page here.


This is Bismarck so named for the The Bismarck Sea which lies in the southwestern Pacific Ocean within the nation of Papua New Guinea. It is located northeast of the island of New Guinea and south of the Bismarck Archipelago and the Admiralty Islands.  It’s an easy one and uses super big spike stitches for a new fun effect.

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Mayan CAL – Part 7 – the last one!

Hi folks!

Welcome to the last Part of the Mayan Crochet Blanket CAL!

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Siren’s Atlas Pattern 50 – Baffin

Hi folks!

Well here we are with the next pattern of my Siren’s Atlas Collection!  What is Siren’s Atlas? It’s my collection of 52 new 6″ patterns. I have been releasing one every week in 2017 and I’m pretty darn excited about it! Click here to find out more or check out the FAQ page here.


This is Baffin so named for the Baffin Bay, located between Baffin Island and the southwest coast of Greenland, is a marginal sea of the North Atlantic Ocean. It is connected to the Atlantic via Davis Strait and the Labrador Sea.  I went all out with this one, using lots of different stitches and techniques for some fun texture.

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