Granny Square Flair

Granny Square Flair

It’s done!  Hooray!  I am so pleased to introduce you to my very first print book!

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

Granny Square Flair books by Shelley Husband

 

Granny Square Flair is an all new collection of 50 variations on the classic square crochet motif. With innovative techniques and inventive combinations of basic stitches, I have created what I hope will be a valued addition to your crochet reference library.

Granny Square Flair by Shelley Husband

Each of the 50 square patterns is presented in both chart form and in written round-by-round instructions, so you can work in the way that suits you best.  I include full explanations of special stitches, along with tips for finishing your project beautifully. Every square is shown in at least 3 distinctive colour ways, inspiring your own colour exploration.

Granny Square Flair by Shelley Husband

Granny Square Flair is not just a reference book. I have included full instructions for 11 beautiful projects made with motifs from the book. I also walk you through using the patterns to design your own projects, including estimating yarn requirements, combining patterns and colour inspiration.

Melbourne Wrap by Shelley Husband from Granny Square Flair (1)

Melbourne Wrap by Shelley Husband from Granny Square Flair. Awesome photography by  Jo O’Keefe.

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 is explained of course.

Granny Square Flair by Shelley Husband 2018

When is Granny Square Flair out?

The official release date is 20 July 2018.  I will be bringing some copies and all the projects to the Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show,  where I’ll be hanging out with Isabel and Nick at the Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill stand in the Osborne Building (just near the front gate).  I used some of their gorgeous yarns to make things in the book.  Make sure you drop in and say hello if you’re going to be there and squish some delicious yarn too!

Blues sampler blanket by Shelley Husband from Granny Square Flair (5)

Blues sampler blanket from Granny Square Flair. Photo by Jo O’Keefe.

Can I Pre-Order?

Yes!  You can!  It just depends where you are where you can do that from.  If you’re in the US, UK or elsewhere, pre-orders are available now from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Barnes and Noble

If you’re in Australia, you can reserve your copy now below.  As a bonus, you will receive a PDF digital, non-print version of the book straight away and the actual book will be sent to you as soon as it is here from the printers. This pre-order offer is only available for Australian folks.  Postage of $5 will be added during checkout.

Can I  get a Digital Version?

If you’re only after a digital PDF version, you can get it now no matter where you are.  Today.  Like straight away.  Just click the button below with your preferred terms to grab yours and you’ll have it on your device in no time at all. Please note, this is not a print quality version.  If you’re after an ebook version for Kindle or Kobo, ibooks etc, it’s coming.  They’re not quite there yet, but they will be available soon.  Keep searching the stores and it’ll pop up eventually.

I can’t wait to share Granny Square Flair with you!

Granny Square Flair by Shelley Husband

See it at a live event near you!

I am planning a bit of a tour with Granny Square Flair, doing workshops and book chats around Victoria and beyond.  If you know of a book shop, craft/yarn shop that might be interested in having me visit, please let me know.

Here’s a list of events planned so far.

Monday 9 July – Hamilton Wool and Craft Guild at the Yulecart Hall – Book chat and show and tell.

Friday 20 July, Saturday 21 July, Sunday 22 JulyBendigo Sheep and Wool Show at the Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill stand.

Sunday 29 July – 10 am to 5 pm. Portland Fibre Artists Market – Portland RSL, Percy St Building (Opposite carwash)

Wednesday 8th August – Workshop and Book chat/show and tell – Portland Library

Saturday 18th August – Workshops and book chat/show and tell – Mount Gambier Library

Wednesday 22nd August – Workshop and Book chat/show and tell – Joy’s Craftworx Percy St Portland.

Check back to see new events as they are organised!

So there you have it!  My very first print book!  I am so excited!  Watch this space for news on reviews and giveaways. Some super lovey folks have some fun things planned to help me celebrate.

xx Shelley

7 thoughts on “Granny Square Flair

  1. Patty

    I just recently learned about the weird stitch that is difficult to find when you’re coming out of a corner to continue on the next side of a granny square. That is the one that’s generally hidden & is often overlooked, causing your count & design to be off. My question is why don’t designers discuss this weird stitch for us newbies. It seems those that know about it keep it a secret. It doesn’t seem to be a real stitch because most crochet stitches are to the left. This one seems to be to the right. Or am I crazy.

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    1. Shelley Husband Post author

      Hi Patty 🙂 You’re not crazy. It’s good to ask questions! For me and the way I design my patterns, this isn’t’ an issue in my patterns. I use all stitches along the side and the first one is not hard to find. My stitch counts reflect the actual number of stitches always. Most designs I have used from other designers also don’t skip it. I am aware that some do, but it’s not really that common. The only time I might consider skipping the first stitch is when a square is getting really large and starting to warp. Then it can be skipped to reduce that warp. I do talk about it if I think it’s necassary, but with small squares, it’s really not a problem 🙂

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  2. Alison

    Well done Shelley, I bet you feel relieved that it is all done. The cover looks good. Can you tell me if it is written in US terms or UK terms please.

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  3. Alison

    PS. I just got the answer by clicking on the Amazon link. Wow you have printed it in both versions. Amazing. Alison

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  4. Selvin

    Hi Shelley,
    Is there is way to relocate all my purchases? I don’t have all my purchases together and unable to locate some of them, like my first purchases. Thanks

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