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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…

Emma Wrap video and pattern by Crochet Road, a crochet stole with tassels to wear all the year round

crochet stole with tassels

Hello everyone! My name is Joy Clements and I am the heart and soul behind Crochet Road. I started to crochet around 6 years ago. Since then, it has become my great passion. I like to play with colours and textures and to learn new stitches and techniques. Both my heart and hands are always full when I’m busy crocheting. I live on the Gold Coast (Australia) with my two daughters, sources of inspiration and great masters when it comes to colour. And with my husband, whose patience increases at the same rate as my yarn stash. I have had…

See Don’t See Top by Linda Allegra, a top-down seamless tee pattern to knit on circular needles

top-down seamless tee pattern

I’m Linda Allegra, from Italy, and I am a knitting designer and teacher. My mom taught me to knit when I was a child. I’ve been working in the textile fibers and yarns production process for over 40 years now. What I particularly love is sharing my work (@linda_knitbijoux). In fact, I teach in my hometown Biella. I love top-down constructions and to giving a tailored cut to my patterns. I love to enrich my garments with elaborate stitches that I often modify. Sometimes my source of inspiration is a stitch, a photo… Then I mentally work on it for…

Ready for a challenge? Crochet a summer cardigan designed by @wolgelukjes with Katia Ultrasoft

Crochet a summer cardigan

My name is Linda Dass and I love to make beautiful things with my hands. I like crochet, knitting and being creative behind the sewing machine. I prefer to design clothes, scarves and home accessories. On Instagram you can find me under the name @wolgelukjes and my patterns can be found on my blog Trendy met wol (trendy with wool). Today I share how to crochet a summer cardigan with Katia Ultrasoft. Ready for a challenge? This crochet pattern can be found below on the blog. Enjoy crocheting your summer cardigan with Katia Ultrasoft! About the crochet Summer Cardigan   For…

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…

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…

Sewing Hack: Learn to modify a raincoat pattern step by step with Sasha

sewing hack raincoat

My name is Sasha and I’m the designer and maker behind Secondopiano. For me a pattern is just a starting point. That’s why, when I saw the Katia Fabrics raincoat pattern, I immediately wondered how I could modify it to reflect my personal style and taste. Without worrying about adjusting the pattern, because the KatiaFabrics sewing patterns fit perfectly, I made the following sewing hack. Sewing Hack First, I chose the Waterproof Women’s Rain fabric with a beautiful and dreamy print. Without a doubt, it is an ideal Lady Desidia design to illuminate the rainy days. I prefer using strong…