Join Granny Square Academy

Granny Square Academy is go! I want to teach you all the things you need to know to make your crochet granny squares be the absolute best they can be.

Granny Square Academy

If you know how to crochet a traditional granny square, then you have the skills you need to start Granny Square Academy.

Not sure about your traditional granny square skills?  Well head to my shop and download the free Granny Square Crochet for Beginners ebook.

Granny Square Academy by Shelley Husband

What will you learn in Granny Square Academy?

Oh ALL the things!  Here’s just a small sample of the topics covered in Granny Square Academy;

  • anatomy of various crochet stitches,
  • how to do the 4 most common crochet stitches,
  • how to work spike stitches, front posts, back posts, back loops only, clusters,
  • how to read written patterns,
  • how to join granny squares,
  • all my seamless crochet tips like joining with a stitch, what to do instead of ch3 (stch),
  • how to block granny squares,
  • how to change colour,
  • how to weave in ends and
  • a lot more!

I have covered all the little things that get missed when teaching yourself, as often is the case these days.  Things like where exactly do you join to when joining to a ch3 (stch)?  Tips for how to read your crochet stitches so you can count them properly.  That kind of thing.

Inside Granny Square Academy book by Shelley Husband

How will you learn all of this?

Granny Square Academy will teach you all you need to know via a PDF download that includes 10 granny square patterns, or in book form. Each pattern has been carefully designed to teach you a new skill and help you master it.  You will build on the skills learned with each new pattern in the series.

Granny Square Academy by Shelley Husband

There are a lot of close up photos, with detailed instructions, as well as video for all of the patterns.  I really have covered everything you might need.

If you are having problems at any point, help is at hand.  You can email me or join my Facebook Group where lots of folks are able to help. including me at least once a day. You will be able to get the help you need.

How to I join Granny Square Academy?

The entire course with the added bonus of charts for all patterns, is available now as a digital download for A$19.95 or book for $29.95.

Aussies and Kiwis, you can order the book direct from me here:

If you’re in the US, you can get it from and other online retailers.

If you’re in the UK, you can get it from  and other online book retailers.

Or you can get the PDF here no matter where you are located.

It doesn’t matter if you use UK or US terminology, as both are covered in GSA.

Here’s what the lovely Susan has to say about doing Granny Square Academy – bear in  mind she did this as I was writing and so without the benefit of videos.

I am so proud of what I have achieved and have learned lots from your beautifully descriptive writing and clear photography. It was hugely helpful being able to enlarge the pics to see clearly where I should be putting my hook and being able to check what your square looked like compared to mine.

I loved the challenge, your clear instructions and the feeling of achievement.

I can’t tell you just how proud I am for having made these most gorgeous granny squares. And what an incredible teacher you are!!! I am thrilled that I can now start confidently, not missing that first stitch any more and not being confused by corners.

I have treated myself to your Granny Square Flair book now I have finished. It was great not just to look at the pictures yesterday but realise that I had the confidence to stitch one. I’ve absolutely loved this and know that this course will teach others like me who have really struggled.

To read more wonderful reviews, click here.

What will you be able to do at the end of GSA?

Once you have completed all the lessons, you will have all the skills you need to tackle any of my written patterns – even the more complicated ones.  Sure, you’ll still have things to learn, but you will have the confidence and ability to be able to work things out and succeed.

You will be able to use any patterns in my books, Granny Square Flair and Siren’s Atlas.

Siren's Atlas Book By Shelley Husband

Granny Square Academy by Shelley Husband

Share your progress!

I’d love to see what you make as you work through Granny Square Academy.  You can share in my Facebook Group, add a project to Ravelry or you can share on Instagram with the #grannysquareacademy tag.

I can’t wait to help you take your granny square crochet skills to the next level.

Any questions?  Ask away in the comments and I’ll get back to you.

xx Shelley

41 thoughts on “Join Granny Square Academy

  1. Deborah R Blakely

    CSA sounds exciting. I can’t wait. 2020 is going to be my Spincushions year! The academy will be great.

    1. Shelley Husband Post author

      Mostly what you see here is Bendigo Woollen Mills 8 ply cotton, but almost any yarn will be fine for GSA. All the yarn requirements will be sent out with the intro email 🙂

  2. Wendy

    I was wondering if the free versions will always be accessible or if only for a limited time? If I miss a session or a couple months later want to reference a session will I be able to access them or maybe even save them?

    1. Shelley Husband Post author

      HI Pamela

      Granny Square Academy won’t be a print book, just a digital resource. I made it that way to make it easy to navigate to the parts you need and be able to zoom in on photos to really see what’s going on. There are a limited number of pages in the digital document to be printed – the written patterns and charts so you have something to work from as you crochet as well as a project planner.

  3. Denise Rutherford

    Fabulous site, fantastic patterns. It’s a new world for beginners and experienced crotcheters. Plus one does not have to think, just choose your colours and away you go. Have been 60 years but your variety of patterns completes the cycle.
    Keep being creative.

    1. Shelley Husband Post author

      Hi Janet. If you want to get Granny Square Academy as email, you’ll have to update your preferences by clicking on the link at the bottom of any email you have received from me. Click that link and check the Granny Square Academy box and you’ll be all set.

  4. Moira Sacco

    Hi Shelley, Granny Square Academy sounds amazing. I wonder if I could clarify a couple of things. I’m wondering with the pre-order $19.95. Is that the TOTAL cost of the course, or just the digital download please?

    1. Shelley Husband Post author

      That’s the total cost of the one digital download PDF – a very very long PDF! All the classes are included in it plus charts that won’t be in the email free version 🙂

  5. Barbara Murphy

    Hi Shelley I purchased Granny Square academy a few months ago and have just got round to using it but I lurched in US Terms instead of UK Terms could I please have it in UK Terms please.Love your work


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