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Crochet an easy baby blanket with velvet yarn! Enjoy the simplicity of the Amilishly’s free pattern

baby blanket buddy

My name is Alexa, I’m 29 years old and the designer behind @Amilishly. Until February 2018 I worked as a nurse in an oncology department in a hospital. I quit this job to pursue my dream of designing full time for Amilishly. I’m spending all my time on designing crochet and knitting patterns, of which my amigurumi are my favorite. You can know me from my doll Elsa who has fun adventures with me, or from my recently released book: Amilishly Dolls, a Dutch book containing twelve Japanese-inspired amigurumi patterns. Today I’m sharing my Buddy Lars Baby Blanket made with…

Lose your fears! Learn to knit on circular needles with our step by step videos

Learn to knit on circular needles

What type of needles do you normally use for knitting: straight or circular? We already told you about the advantages and the differences of working with circular needles. After receiving many requests and questions, we are launching a series of videos to learn how to knit on circular needles. We hope they help you to lose any fears you might have about how to knit on circular knitting! Discover how to knit the basic stitches, as well as how to cast on and cast off stitches, on circular needles. Once you’ve had a chance to practise with interchangeable circular needles,…

Learn latch hooking, canvas embroidery and hand weaving on a loom with new videos and the digital magazine Marrakech

textile techniques videos

Travel through desert dunes and the labyrinth of streets in the Marrakech Medina with these 9 decorative projects. Together with Carmen García de Mora we propose that you discover three different textile techniques to create unique decorative items: latch hooking, canvas embroidery and weaving on a loom. “These decorative projects -created using different textile techniques for the new digital magazine Marrakech– are inspired by desert landscapes contemplated from our homes. Those oases in the middle of immense spaces that people fill with color and freshness”. Carmen García de Mora, textile designer. Learn latch hooking, canvas embroidery and hand weaving on a…

Elements of Nature CAL 2020: Kits to crochet this blanket in 4 colour combinations are now available!

Elements of Nature CAL

Elements of Nature CAL is a project to enjoy and learn in the company of others, thanks to Internet. Do you want to make this beautiful mosaic crochet blanket designed by @bykaterinadesigns? Get the Elements of Nature kit with 10 balls of Merino Aran on our website and in Katia stores. In this kit you will find all the balls of Merino Aran you need to make this blanket in the measurements 100 cm x 110 cm using a size I9 (U.S.)/ 5.5 mm crochet hook. Choose your kit among the 4 colour combinations inspired by the elements of Nature: Air, Water, Fire…

Rosa vest with delicate ruffles, a bottom-up knitting pattern designed by Mauricette for Premium Designers

bottom-up knitting pattern

A year ago, Caroline de Mauricette designed a Berber-inspired pouf for your home decoration. Today, she is part of the Premium Designers with the Rosa vest, a bottom-up pattern available from size S to L. For making her design, Mauricette has chosen Ultralight Merino. This is a very lightweight Extrafine Merino wool with a voluminous sponginess and softness created by a new kind of technological innovation. Rosa Vest by @mauricette.c My name is Caroline and I live in Lille, in northern France. I have been knitting since I was 5 years old thanks to my maternal grandmother Mauricette. She taught…

Are you looking for easy knitting patterns for kids? Here are 14 designs for jumpers, coats, dresses and much more

easy knitting patterns for kids

September is already here and every day is getting a little shorter and a little cooler. That means it’s time to get started with warmer projects using the new Autumn Winter 20/21 yarns from Katia! If you are looking for easy knitting patterns for kids clothing, take a look at this selection of 14 designs for girls and boys. You will find all the models, together with a total of 38 knitting designs, in the new Katia Kids 95 magazine. You can also purchase each pattern individually in a downloadable PDF format on our website. Kid’s Fashion So, what are our…

Desteje combines yoga and crochet in the Manipura Shawl, an easy pattern inspired by a lotus flower

Manipura Shawl

Hello! I am Vanessa @Desteje, yoga teacher and crochet addict. I love designing crochet patterns, focusing on them from a therapeutic point of view. Crochet has a lot of benefits that help us enhance our self esteem and creativity. It also strengthens social ties, stimulates communication and creates a lot of satisfaction. However, above all, it reduces stress and anxiety. I bring my knowledge to my crochet classes to create a space full of wellbeing and relaxation. On this occasion, I have designed the Manipura shawl, inspired by the third chakra and made with 5 balls of Katia SeaCell Cotton.…

How to crochet a summer hat? It’s easy with the Chabepatterns pattern!

How to crochet a summer hat?

My name is María Isabel and I am the crochet pattern designer on Chabepatterns. I have a certain fixation with bags and the tapestry crochet technique. I also love designing fun projects for kids and home decoration. Crochet is a noble art. Furthermore, the variety of yarns and techniques available is so large that you never run out of ideas. It is an incredible opportunity to share this activity with others. Therefore, I am sharing how to crochet a summer hat with a few balls of Duomo from Concept by Katia. The Vista Hat is a very easy pattern to…

Atlántico shawl video tutorial by Marianela Galo: How to knit a crescent shawl for summer nights

How to knit a half moon shawl

Hello! My name is Marianela Galo, and I am knitwear designer. Ever since adolescence knitting has been my daily moment of rest, creativity and meditation. Like all the women in my family, I always have some kind of project on the go that fills me with enthusiasm. Over time, I have become a professional designer. Furthermore, I’m happy with what I do! The majority of my designs are inspired by places of the world or from the inspiration that a material transmits. Like this Atlántico Shawl knitted from Katia Veganette, an exclusive design for you. Follow the knitting pattern and…

Garo Top by Little Rita: Knit a cool, lightweight flared crop top with fine straps on circular needles

flared crop top

Laia Guerrero from Little Rita (@littleritaknits on Instagram) is a textile designer. She has always been particularly interested in knitted garments. “Using a yarn to create a garment from scratch presents a great opportunity to develop colour, volume and texture combinations together”. I live in a small village in Euskadi. “From there, I design and illustrate knit and crochet garments and patterns whilst accompanying my family throughout its day-to-day adventures”. In this context, the Garo Top made with the Ultrasoft yarn from Katia Concept is created: a very cool, lightweight and comfortable flared crop top with straps. Follow the knit pattern…