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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…

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…

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…

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…

New Fair Cotton Crochet Magazine: Feel nature and enjoy the designs of 11 crochet experts

Fair Cotton Crochet Magazine

We want to propose that you prepare a very special picnic! A get together with family and friends in your local park, the countryside, the beach or your favourite place. Can you imagine it? This event will be absolutely unforgettable. Meanwhile let’s feel nature with the 17 patterns in our new Fair Cotton Crochet magazine. Discover inspirational designs and learn all kinds of techniques with 11 authentic crochet experts. The Fair Cotton Crochet magazine is 100% for crochet lovers! Develop your passion for handmade with the patterns of designers from different countries. Enjoy the benefits of crochet while having fun…

Amigurumi for Minicrafters: New videos to crochet Easter eggs, chicks and bunnies

Amigurumi for Minicrafters:

Hello, Minicrafter! Does amigurumi inspire you? Do you want to learn but don’t know how to start? Take advantage of these days at home to start this fun technique using our Easter patterns. Anna Jaune, our handicraft teacher at Katia Academy, shows you how to crochet amigurumis in the new video tutorials on our Youtube channel. Let’s learn and have fun with these Amigurumi for Minicrafters videos, no matter how old you are! We are going to crochet some Easter eggs very easily, a lovely little chick and a cute little bunny. Amigurumi for Minicrafters The stitches used are the…

#KnitAtHome & #CrochetAtHome: Connect with thousands of knit, crochet and sewing lovers

#StayAtHomeKnitting

Our goal is to help people stay at home and make the best of these moments as possible. Therefore, here at Katia we propose to do what you are most passionate about: knit, crochet and sew. We want to encourage you, whatever your present situation, to join thousands of handicraft enthusiasts from all over the world. So let’s see the creations they are sharing on social media networks. You can connect through Facebook, Youtube and Instagram by following the @katiayarns and @katiafabrics accounts. As a result, you will find a very active and mutually supportive community full of creative ideas. We invite you to…

Crochet floor cushion by Handmadejolie: Update your home decoration with this trendy square pouffe

Crochet floor cushion

I’m Mariska van der Neut, the designer behind Handmadejolie! Do you remember my free pattern to make a crochet plant pot with Katia Scuby Cotton? If you enjoy making decor ideas, this crochet floor cushion made with Katia Big Ribbon is perfect for your home. My style is mainly natural shades such as white, grey, sand and taupe. I also love to experiment with different types of yarns like Big Ribbon, a XXL tape yarn lighter than t-shirt yarn. For a long time I wanted to design a large square floor pillow. Not a typical pouffe, but more like a mattress cushion. This…