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24 handmade Christmas gift ideas each made with only 1 ball of Katia yarn

Handmade Christmas

X-mas is in the air! That’s why we are sharing 24 handmade gift ideas each made with only 1 ball of Katia yarn. OK! It’s time to get the gifts ready for Christmas, for “Secret Santa’s” surprise or for the look you want to create at your family celebrations. However, the list of things to do does tend to get longer, and sometimes there’s just not enough time, budget or inspiration to get everything done. That’s why we’ve created this selection of 24 handmade Christmas gifts: hats, scarves, shawls, neck warmers, bandanas, gloves and even a mobile phone cover. We repeat! All…

Living Crochet shows you how to make a round rug in crochet using Katia Winter Washi

Living Crochet

In this new Craft Lovers, Living Crochet shows you how to make a round rug using Katia Winter Washi. Behind Living Crochet we find Victoria, an architect who is in love with decoration, photography and crochet. As we look at her creations on Instagram it’s incredible to believe that she only started to learn how to crochet a year and a half ago! Furthermore, this self-taught Andalusian has learnt crochet thanks to video tutorials on Youtube. Since then, she tries all the different techniques she can find. And well, now she designs such beautiful crochet pieces like this spectacular rug. Craft Lovers ♥ Living Crochet For this crochet project, Living Crochet proposes a combination of 4…

Merino Wool: 7 knit patterns in the 100% natural fibre that’s in fashion

Merino Wool

There’s no doubt that the key fibre for this winter is Merino Wool. The fashion world surrenders once again to its softness, resistance and flexibility. At Katia we know all about the benefits of knitted garments made from Merino Wool. In fact, in our collection we demonstrate the great quality and versatility of this 100% natural yarn. Our Merino Line offers a large range of compound yarns, in totality or in part, made from this fantastic yarn obtained from the merino sheep. This Autumn Winter 17/18 we propose an infinity of models made using Merino Wool. But above all, we want you to enjoy yourself…

How to make a crochet coat: super pattern and video tutorial by Ahuyama Crochet

crochet coat

Hello to all you Katia crocheters out there! I’m Helena from Ahuyama Crochet and I want to show you how to make a crochet coat. I’ve wanted to do a crochet coat like this for a very long time. Firstly, because I fancied doing something different; and secondly, because there’s nothing better than a garment made using our own fair hands. After giving it a lot of consideration –the idea of making a crochet coat is a little bit daunting, don’t you think?– I got to work. And, the good news is that it actually doesn’t take that long to make a crochet coat!…

3 monstrous amigurumi to crochet with Katia Washi this Halloween. Let’s picnic with the Monstrous Family!

monstrous amigurumi

Get your checked blanket ready and fill up your basket with balls of Katia Washi… We’re going on a picnic with the Monstrous Family! We present Grin, Ranja and Lali, 3 adorable monstrous amigurumi. There’s no doubting that they make monstrously fun playmates for kids. We hope that these monstrous amigurumis live a thousand adventures with the tiny tots, before, during and after Halloween. And, of course, that you enjoy creating these likeable little crochet toys using Katia Washi. 3 monstrous amigurumi Where to start? First, download the Monstrous Family pattern. In the pattern you’ll find the instructions explaining how you make the 3 crochet monstrous amigurumi. You’ll also…

Learn Ebony Stitch and knit a beautiful jumper designed by Lisallu using Katia Merino Super-Sport

Learn Ebony Stitch

Learn ebony stitch because Lisallu has done it again… she’s designed another beautiful knit jumper. And, once again, she’s sharing the complete pattern to knit her Ébène Jumper. It’s true! We love her designs for lots of different reasons. For both her choice of colour as well as the yarns she uses for her elegant jumpers. For example, for her first Craft Lovers design she knitted the Érable jumper using Katia Merino 100% in a fashionable earth brown colour. This time, she’s gone for the infallible colour black in Katia Merino Super-Sport. There’s no doubt that this is a very comfortable woman’s knit jumper which is ideal for…

Publish a design made by you in our Easy Knits magazine, take part in the II Katia Designers Awards

Publish a design Easy Knits magazine

We want to publish a design made by you in our next Katia Easy Knits magazine. Therefore, we propose that you take part in the II Katia Designers Awards. We’re returning after the incredibly positive experience of the first edition of our competition. Then, the level of participation and the quality of the designs presented surpassed all of our expectations. In this second competition we’re proposing two different categories: Women’s Fashion and Accessories-Home. So this time, the Katia Design Team will choose two winning models, one from each category. Both patterns, knit or crochet, will be included in the Katia Easy Knits Autumn Winter 18/19 magazine. Bring out the designer in…

Craft Lovers ♥ DIY Decoration with Colours of Life: X-Treme Cushion and Stool Cover

DIY Decoration

In this Craft Lovers, Colours of Life proposes two very easy DIY Decoration ideas for your home. Stefanie van Wendel de Joode is a technical designer who collaborates with Dutch decoration magazines and teaches in schools. 5 years ago she began her journey as Colours of Life: whereby she combines her technical formation with the creative environment of her family. Stefanie clearly enjoys creating her own decorative pieces for the home. For her, it’s important to be familiar with the materials she uses in her designs. Therefore, for this special DIY Decoration, she’s chosen Katia X-Treme. Get ready! Create a cushion and a stool cover…

How to knit and crochet with the 45 patterns featured in the new Katia Easy Knits magazine. Only basic stitches!

Easy Knits

If you think that learning to knit or crochet is impossible for you, pay attention! We’re going to show you how to knit and crochet thanks to the 45 easy patterns featured in the new Katia Easy Knits magazine. Our proposals include hats, scarves, gloves, neck warmers, waistcoats and very comfortable jumpers and ponchos that are both contemporary and youthful. Do you want to make an original bag or a fun rucksack? You’ll also find these patterns in Katia Easy Knits, as well as some practical crochet covers for laptops and mobiles. Keep reading… we still haven’t finished! And finally, add that ‘handmade’ touch…

Do you also knit or crochet with Katia yarns during the summer? Take part in our #SummerKatia competition

Katia yarns

UPDATE 04/09/2017 ¡Enhorabuena @amarmolvarela! Eres la ganadora de nuestro sorteo #SummerKatia. Esperamos que disfrutes de las revistas e hilos Katia. ¡Muchas gracias a todos por participar! 🌞 Congratulations ! You are the winner of our #SummerKatia prize draw. We hope that you’ll enjoy our batch of #Katiamagazines and #yarns. Thank you so much for taking part! 🌞 Félicitations ! Vous êtes la gagnante de notre tirage au sort #SummerKatia. Nous espérons que vous profiterez bien de catalogues et de #filsKatia. Merci beaucoup à tous pour votre participation ! 🌞 #madewithKatia #KatiaCotton #crochet #uncinetto #hakeln #ganchillo Raffle link: https://www.sortea2.com/versorteo/summerkatia-giveaway_203920 Una publicación…