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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.…

Mmm… XXL Donut! Extreme knitting with Katia X-Treme

Now we understand Homer Simpson… here at Katia we can’t get this XXL donut out of our heads either. It’s giant, soft and spongy! The secret of this sweet pouf is in the Katia X-Treme. This super yarn is the main ingredient of the recipe that we’re sharing so you can ‘bake’ this fun XXL donut. Take note! 1.- Download the knit pattern to make your pouf with the form of a giant donut. 2.- Choose your favourite flavours from the 15 colours available in Katia X-Treme. Maybe you prefer a chocolate base with icing or a turquoise frosting? 3.-…

Craft Lovers ♥ DIY Wall Hanging without a loom by Minireyve

Do you like to give your home a handmade touch, but don’t have much free time? Have you still not taken the plunge to try knitting and crocheting? If your answers are affirmative, take a look at this decorative idea from Minireyve and unleash your creativity with a few balls of Katia yarn. Evelyne Bisson is the face behind Minireyve, a Parisian mum who is passionate about Do it Yourself, retro decoration, fashion and design. In this Craft Lover, Evelyne shows us how to make a tapestry wall hanging without a loom using Katia Big Alabama. Voilá! This quick and…

Craft Lovers ♥ Crochet Mandala Rug by Susimiu

Cotton fabric yarns or XXL tape yarns are ideal for decorative projects like poufs, cushions, table mats, baskets and of course, rugs! Essential decorative pieces that emanate personality, warmth, harmony, peace… like this beautiful crocheted Mandala Rug by Susimiu made with Katia Washi. Behind Susimiu we discover Laura, a Craft Lover who specializes in XXL crochet and whose creations would fill any home with magic. Get to know the story about her love of crochet and her fascination with XXL tape yarns. Follow her tutorial to create this marvellous Mandala crochet Rug with Katia Washi. Let her enthusiasm for this technique and this…

Craft Lovers ♥ Crochet watermelon bunting made by Les Moustachoux with Bulky Cotton and Big Alabama

Prepare yourself to travel back in time to your childhood with the “finder of small treasures” Anne-Sophie and her blog Les Moustachoux: a space of unique discoveries. Vintage games, adorable children’s collectibles, decorative retro objects, charming antique markets… Les Moustachoux –without doubt, an authentic Craft Lover– invites us to remember and relive (sharing with the little ones) the emotions and memories that the objects generate. After browsing through her inspirational blog, Facebook and Instagram accounts it’ll be impossible to keep the smile off your face and remember one of the emotive scenes from the French film Amélie: “Only the person…

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…

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…

Blankets and cushions to pamper your baby with

Baby is coming! If you want to knit or crochet something different to welcome a new member to the family, open your eyes wide and get out your needles and hooks. Here are a few knit and crochet ideas to decorate your baby’s room with love, make his or her cot a magical place to be in or to fill those baby buggy rides with colour. Discover the cushions and blankets in our Katia Baby 72 magazine and knit or crochet pieces full of imagination and tenderness. Knitted cushions that tell a story. Create a unique world of guessing games, singing…

6 ideas to knit for your pets because your home is their home

Do you knit or crochet for your pets? Cats, dogs and other animals in your family can also enjoy the benefits of your love of making things by hand. You’ll be amazed at what you can make for them! A quick Google search will reveal a world of ideas to wrap up your pets. There’s no doubt that they’ll look really cute in little sweaters and hats, but it’s more than likely that your dog, and especially your cat, won’t always be willing to show off these models even though they’ve been knitted or crocheted with all your love. The…

5 ideas for knitting an XXL Spring

Let’s welcome in the floral season! We’re celebrating the arrival of Spring – at least in the Northern Hemisphere – and we propose that you Knit Big with our colour ranges and easy to make patterns. Don’t worry! When we say ‘Knit Big‘ we are referring to the thickness of the needles that you are going to need rather than the size of your creations. In our Spring·Summer 2015 magazines you’ll find lots of ideas to make using our XXL range. Get hooked on our cord yarns like Cotton Cord and Cotton Cord Print, and our lightweight cotton ribbon yarns…