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Learn how to do Scale Stitch and make this crochet Dragon Baby Sack using Katia Azteca

Dragon Baby Sack

Mermaids, unicorns, elves… dragons! If magical beasts fascinate you, then you’re going to get really excited about this new crochet project: Dragon Baby Sack. Furthermore, you only need a few balls of Katia Azteca and to learn how to make Scale Stitch (also known as Crocodile Stitch). You’ll soon see that this is an easy, fun and enjoyable crochet stitch to do. There’s no doubt that this stitch is a delight, and attractive results are quickly obtained after only working a few rows. Plus, it’s so easy! Graphs are included in the crochet pattern, which help to explain how to do the Scale…

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with these Love Socks knitted with Katia Bombon and a lot of love

Love Socks

We propose that you celebrate Valentine’s Day by sharing your love of knitting with your partner, your family, your friends or whoever you want. Therefore, this 14th of February we’re suggesting to knit some soft, cosy Love Socks using Katia Bombon. On the one hand, you’ll surprise with a simple fun-loving message. As you’ll easily see from the word LOVE that can be read when you put your feet together. And on the other hand, it’s a nice romantic gesture to look after the soft skin of your feet. Above all, no cold feet this Valentine’s Day! Caress the furry texture of Katia…

DIY 2nd Life Sweater: how to easily recycle a jumper using Katia Paris

DIY 2nd Life Sweater

Follow our DIY 2nd Life Sweater video and take note of all the possibilities there are for customising an old jumper. As well as being able to knit or crochet a soft shiny scarf with one ball of Katia Paris, this fantasy yarn is your best ally to help you easily recycle a jumper and convert it into a new garment. Even if your jumper is stained or you just got tired of wearing it, with this tutorial you’ll manage to breathe new life into it and transform it into a cutting edge garment. If you’ve got a damaged jumper,…

Enjoy an authentic Xmas handmade with Katia experience

Enjoy an authentic Xmas handmade with Katia experience and surprise your loved ones with something made by you. Click on each image to download these 5 free patterns. Decorate your home and get dressed up for the festive season with Katia! Here’s to a Xmas Handmade with ♥! Make a bicolour crochet waistcoat and an elegant clutch bag using Katia Onix and Katia Harmony. Get dressed up to party! Christmas Micro World Amigurumi Pattern. Keep the holiday spirit in this crochet micro world! Surprise everyone with this crocheted nativity scene inspired by the tradicional Russian dolls. All you need is an assortment of Amigurumi 100% Cotton.…

Craft Lovers ♥ Have fun and play with De Estraperlo and their amusing Christmas amigurumis Cris Tree & Bet Star

Party! If Christmas signifies time for you to enjoy creating things, have your crochet hook on hand. Maria –De Estraperlo- and her Christmas amigurumis Cris Tree & Bet Star have arrived from Amsterdam. In this new Craft Lovers installment Maria is sharing the crochet pattern to make this amusing and inseparable pair made up of a fir tree and a Christmas star. You’re at the best time in the year to rescue the girl or boy inside you with these adorable Christmas amigurumis. Have fun and play with De Estraperlo! I’m Maria from De Estraperlo. I’ve been doing crochet all…

6 Halloween patterns for your ‘little monsters’

Sharpen up your knitting needles and agitate your crochet hooks! We are going to transform your balls of wool and cotton into pumpkins, witches, bats… to celebrate the most terrifying night of the year. Prepare your “little monster’s” disguise with these 6 amusing Halloween patterns. Convert your baby into a Halloween pumpkin with a simple waistcoat and an original crochet applique. You only need a few balls of Katia Merino Aran and to follow the step by step instructions of our Halloween pattern. Trick or treat? Make various crochet pumpkins following the crochet applique graph on our pattern. Sew a…

Sofa, film and Maxi Merino blanket on Valentine’s Day

Knit lover! There are many ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day, including way beyond the 14th February. Like when you arrive at home, sit down on the sofa and dedicate time to your partner, kids, friends or to any of those things that you’re passionate about: reading, listening to music, watching a film, and of course, knitting or crocheting… with love. A passion for knitting and crocheting that starts on this sofa, but that extends much further, isn’t that true? For example: by sharing an image of your latest project on Instagram; by thinking about the favourite colours that you’ll use…

Colour and fun at Carnival! Discover our 2 Topi Print patterns: crocheted elf hat and knitted waistcoat

Carnival time is coming! The party where fantasy and creativity prevail. If you enjoy making fancy dress costumes for yourself and your family, here are two proposals to transform yourselves into friendly elves: a crocheted hat, and a knitted vest, made from Katia Topi Print. There’s no doubt that Topi and Topi Print are two of the most surprising and amusing yarns available from our extensive Fantasy Line. Why do we say that? Well, due to their daring colours, extra soft furry texture, incredible lightness and, furthermore, because they keep you cosy and warm. Adding a fantastic handmade knit or…

Download our amigurumi pattern and create a crochet Christmas micro world with fir trees, wooden trunks and deer

For many knitters and crocheters the Christmas festivities are special for a lot of reasons: at last the cold winter days have arrived when all they want to do is knit or crochet -between or underneath- soft, warm yarns; the list of knit and crochet gifts for family and friends starts to take shape (are you still looking for ideas? Take a peek at the selection of free Models on the Katia web if you need some inspiration); and of course, home decoration starts with cute and fun details. These holidays are for knitting, crocheting and sharing! Therefore, this year…