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If you love granny squares, join our new CAL and crochet the Nana baby blanket designed by @bykaterinadesigns

Nana baby blanket

If you love granny squares, you are going to love the Katia Nana CAL! With this CAL you will learn how to crochet a cute Nana baby blanket that consists of 25 different granny squares. The Nana baby blanket is designed by @bykaterinadesigns, as a tribute to many grandmothers. This design is a classic crochet pattern with a serene, and modern combination of pastel colors. Crocheting this lovely blanket is just as soft and soothing as a lullaby. In fact, Nana means lullaby in Spanish. If you want to have fun with crochet fans from around the world, then join our…

Knitting is old-fashioned, it’s for women, it’s hard… or not? Our new Kits & Fun Easy Knits are for everyone!

Kits & Fun Easy Knits

Knitting is for women, it’s old-fashioned, it’s for grandmas, it’s hard, it’s lonely… or not? Break stereotypes and enjoy knitting and crochet with the new Kits & Fun Easy Knits. It went splendidly for British medallist Tom Daley at the Tokyo Olympic Games. 😉 Leave behind prejudices or clichés and give yourself the best gift: learn to make your own clothes, accessories and home accessories. At Katia, we help you with the smallest detail! Our new Kits & Fun Easy Knits are for EVERYONE… EVERYTHING to learn how to knit and much more The Kits & Fun Easy Knits include…

Amigurumi Challenge with Lana & Ovi, Katia’s Minicrafters that fearlessly knit everything they imagine

Amigurumi Challenge

You start an amigurumi by learning the famous magic ring and end up calling it the tragic ring. You try inserting safety eyes without losing your fingerprints or your patience. Or, when you are concentrating on sewing all the pieces of an amigurumi with surgical precision, and it ends up looking like Frankenstein. Halloween is coming, confess: have you experienced any of these “crochet terrors”? 😛 Whichever your experience making amigurumis, we suggest participating in the #KatiaMinicrafters Amigurumi Challenge, a crochet challenge with a free pattern and prizes for the most terrifyingly fun photos on Instagram. Get to know Lana…

Playtime! Discover more than 30 winter knitting patterns for children in the New Katia Kids magazine

winter knitting patterns for children

A rainy day? Let’s put on our warmest sweaters, a good umbrella and let’s play in the rain. The 32 winter knitting patterns for children -in size 2 up to 12 years of age- included in the new Katia Kids 99 magazine are perfect for keeping little ones warm when the temperature plummets. The children’s designs in this magazine are versatile, fun and warm thanks to our Katia yarns. Jackets, ponchos, sweaters, dresses and vests designed to comfortably dress little ones while they play. These winter knitting patterns for children are perfect to wear at home, at school or in…

Knit your capsule wardrobe with Concept 11 Magazine: 52 minimalist patterns for Women, Men and Plus Sizes

minimalist patterns for Women

Concept 11 magazine features pure lines, with stitch textures as the stars. Find everything you need to knit your own capsule wardrobe: oversized pullovers, shawls and scarves, large jackets and coats. We continue including minimalist patterns both for men and women. And, also, a selection of designs with instructions for larger sizes as a new addition. At Katia, we encourage you to discover the beauty and serenity of the 52 Concept 11 designs. Trend: minimalist patterns Less is more. This is the minimalist trend that inspires the designs in the new Concept magazine this Fall-Winter 2021. Minimalism is back with…

Katia Designers Awards 6, our creative competition is here! Including 3 techniques: knitting, crochet and sewing

creative competition

If you love garment and accessory design, you create your own patterns and bring them to life with your hands… This creative competition is for you! Here are the Katia Designers Awards 6, a unique opportunity to share your talent with the large Katia community. Get your knitting needles, crochet hooks and sewing machine ready! You read that right, this time, we suggest 3 techniques according to category: knitting, crochet and sewing. We are also extending the time to participate and thus present your best ideas. As you can see, our creative competition is less demanding than Project Runway. 😛…

Feel the thrill of knitting baby clothes! New Katia Baby magazine with 42 models and a free pattern for you

knitting baby clothes

Find up to 42 patterns for simple, clean pieces in the Katia Baby 98 magazine. Discover the excitement of knitting clothes for your baby —from 0 to 2 years of age— with the wide color range of different Katia yarns. Cardigans, sweaters, rompers, dresses, trousers, bloomers… in a wide range of pink and blue tones, but also beige, cream, tan and several tones of lilac and purple. Colors applied to striped designs and embroidered details that combine perfectly with the subtle patterns of our most colorful yarns. Of course, it also includes adorable blankets, pompom hats, booties and soft toys…

How to make a different crochet top with a V-neckline and shoulder pads following the pattern by Dona M Handmade

crochet top with V-neckline

Hi, I’m Marta Ovelha, and I’m also Dona M Handmade. I’m a Portuguese crochet designer, I live in the most beautiful region in my country, Alentejo. My greatest passion is my daughters, Joana and Carolina or Joka&Lola. But I also have another passion in my life: crochet! Here I share with you the Paraiso Top pattern, a modern design with a crochet stitch that keeps tradition alive. I had the opportunity to try several Katia yarns, but the one I chose for my summer design was Katia Paraiso, a 100% cotton yarn with fantastic colors. I hope you enjoy learning how…

5 wonderful benefits of knitting: discover the positive health effects of knitting and crocheting

benefits of knit and crochet

A lot of studies have been made about the positive effects that knitting and crocheting can have on a person’s health. As well as being absorbing and interesting activities (in any of the existing techniques) they have a lot of physical, mental and social benefits. You only need to ask a knitter or crocheter if it is true or not… Discover the benefits of knitting and crocheting!  Every stitch is a new beginning What are the benefits of knit and crochet?  1. Knitting and crocheting produce happiness, increase self-confidence and help create a sense of well-being. They can also help…

How to make a boho style macramé curtain: follow the complete tutorial by @buyi.macrameart

How to make a macramé curtain

Macramé curtains are back with a bang as a vintage and Bohemian-inspired décor idea for the home. Without a doubt, they are a practical element, since they can work beyond windows. For example, they can be used as curtains for doors or to divide spaces within the home:  terraces, bedrooms, kitchens, etc. Do you want to learn how to make a macramé curtain? Follow the tutorial by @buyi.macrameart, a real Macramé Lover, with full step-by-step instructions, and learn how to make the Bianca curtain. Feel the joy of tying each knot with your own hands. María Eugenia from BUYI Macramé…