Katie Jones - Hip to Be Square 20 Contemporary Crochet Designs Using 5 Simple Squares
Designer: Hardie Grant Books
With Hip to Be Square learn how to transform five simple granny squares into 20 bold and bright designs featuring size-inclusive garments, stylish accessories and beautiful homewares. All five granny squares can be completed in a wide range of yarn weights, colors, and types; they can be extended to create bigger blocks, and they are interchangeable within the pattern designs, giving the reader unlimited options and inspiration. As well as the easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations, Katie also includes tips on how to care for your makes, so they stand the test of time - the perfect antidote to fast fashion
Katie Jones and her mom, Annie, run a crochet brand that's purpose is to make fun, colorful, hand crocheted pieces, embracing the sustainable practices of an old craft while giving it a new twist. Katie's designs have been stocked in luxury stores worldwide and featured on the pages of global fashion and craft publications. Her work has been shown at The Victoria and Albert Museum as part of its Fashioned from Nature exhibition, alongside Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood. Katie won the Selfridges Bright New Things Award, filling its Oxford Street window with Granny Squares in 2016, and has appeared as a judge on Channel 4's Kirstie's Handmade Christmas.