7 openwork stitch patterns that you can knit and crochet with the new Concept by Katia magazine

openwork stitch patterns

This Spring-Summer 2020, openwork stitches are back in a big way! If you love openwork stitch patterns, take a look at our selection of knit and crochet garments in the new yarns from Concept by Katia. Our proposals range from easy openwork stitches – if you are just learning to knit or crochet or need something simple to make – to spectacular openwork patterns. Of course, we really enjoy designing garments with openwork stitches here at Katia. As a result, we are betting on a beautiful range of knit and crochet garments in openwork stitches. Find them all in our…

How to sew a buttoned turban and wear your mask more comfortably this summer

turban tutorial

Summer is around the corner and the use of a face mask is with us in all our errands. That is why we have created this headband tutorial that will make wearing a face mask much more comfortable. In this way, we prevent the string from passing behind the ears and ending up hurting or disturbing us. Just by adding a couple of buttons to the turban to hold the bands you have it ready. Do you join us? How to sew a buttoned turban To make this hair ribbon tutorial we recommend using elastic fabrics such as our jerseys…

Learn C2C Crochet: Follow the video tutorial to make the Bee My Baby baby blanket with Katia Alabama

C2C Crochet

In this video tutorial we are going to tell you all about the C2C, or Corner to Corner, crochet technique. Moreover, Ester from MissDIY is going to help explain the details. Follow these comprehensive step by step instructions and learn C2C crochet whilst making the Bee My Baby baby blanket with Katia Alabama. Ester will show you how to make your first C2C squares. She will also show you how to change colour and how to follow the graph with designs and letters. Furthermore, she will teach you how to make a simple crochet border edge around the blanket. Lastly…

Have you run out of elastic? We teach you how to make jersey string with your fabrics 🌈

string jersey tutorial

If you have run out of elastic for your face masks, we teach you how to easily make a jersey string with your fabrics. Face masks have become a new accessory to always carry with us when leaving home, entering stores, and jobs. Sometimes it is difficult to find the material to make them because it is out of stock. Jersey fabrics are the typical fabric to make T-shirts. It is elastic and has the characteristic that if we cut it into strips and stretch it, it will roll up. Perfect to use as elastics, it is very easy to…

Spring Petal Jumper by Laura Algarra: Make a simple, comfortable crochet garment with our new Boheme yarn

Spring Petal Jumper

If you like making your own clothes, without being a slave to fashion, you are going to love crocheting this Spring Petal jumper by Laura Algarra. This designer and crochet teacher has been creating her own patterns for four years. She learnt how to crochet from YouTube videos and “since then has not been able to stop”. She loves designing garments: “My objective is to create my own clothing, which is why my pieces are simple, comfortable and timeless. Therefore, they never go out of fashion”. Laura finds her inspiration in geometrical forms, architecture and nature. From these start points…

Discover the benefits of knitting and crocheting! 5 New Kits for Beginners to learn how to knit and crochet

Knitting Crochet Kits for Beginners

Would you like to learn how to knit and crochet? We propose 5 kits for Beginners to start knitting and crocheting simple, fun and relaxing projects. To learn, it’s definitely important that you use a beginner’s level pattern: with clear instructions, basic stitches and easy step by step points to follow. Of course, an attractive design always helps! Maintaining your enthusiasm whilst working each row is key to completing the first project. It is also fundamental that you have all the necessary materials: knitting needles, crochet hooks, balls of yarn in different colours, buttons, etc. Therefore, these 5 Beginners’ Kits…

After the storm… comes the Willbe O’key CAL! A rainbow amigurumi by @deestraperlo for you

CAL Willbe O'key

“As soon as I became aware of the #andratuttobene and #desdemiventana initiatives, whereby kids paint rainbow signs and hang them on their balconies, I knew straight away that I wanted to make an amigurumi rainbow. In fact, it was more of a necessity than a desire. Rainbows, colours, positive sentiments and optimistic messages? Oh yes baby”. So, as in the words of Maria Sommer @deestraperlo, Willbe O’key was born. This likeable crochet doll with googly eyes is full of colour and raring to go outside after the storm. “And what is Willbe O’key doing whilst the storm continues? Well, the…

Learn how to make a child´s face mask with filter pocket and nose wire 😷

This tutorial of a child´s face mask will be very helpful for children when they start to go outside. It is a tutorial very similar to the one we did a few weeks ago for adults with some variations such as a pocket to introduce a TNT filter. TNT is known as non-woven fabric, with a “cloth-paper” appearance, it is made with non-woven microfibers and is perfect for this use since it is waterproof and breathable. You can easily find it at home in promotional bags, shopping bags, shoe bags, suit covers, etc … # LEARN TO SMILE WITH YOUR…

Make a crochet Rainbow Cushion with this new free pattern sharing by Follow the Crochet

crochet Rainbow Cushion

 “Andrá Tutto Bene”, “Everything Will Be Alright“… we can see this encouraging message accompanied by a drawing of a rainbow in many windows throughout our cities. This positive phrase and simple drawing made by children helps to put a smile on our faces during these difficult times. As we already featured in a previous post, numerous people are sharing their creative tutorials online. These tutorials show us how to knit, crochet and sew rainbows, and other ideas, to help us through the quarantine. Just like our good friend Samanta Fornino from Follow the Crochet and her crochet Rainbow Cushion. Here at…

Learn how to sew a scrub cap

Today it is the turn of the scrub cap tutorial. A very easy complement to make to keep your hair tidy. It can be useful both for the health sector and for people who work in the supermarket, in pharmacies, greengrocers, etc. We have made it with our 100% cotton poplin fabrics as it is a natural, breathable material and very easy to sew and clean. It is a pattern with two strips that you can adjust it to each head size. If you also have long hair and want to keep it in a ponytail, it is perfect. How…