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Crochet XL with Santa Pazienzia: Make a beautiful crochet blanket in fan stitch

Crochet XL

Easy, fun to do, quick to make… this is what Crochet XL by Estefanía González and her Santa Pazienzia project is about. If you’re looking for crochet projects that allow you to continue learning and to relax you during your spare time, there’s no doubt that you should follow Santa Pazienzia. Estefanía is a crocheter who enjoys every stitch, but “I’m also thankful when a project has advanced considerably in an afternoon”. With this philosophy in mind she’s sharing her Crochet XL pattern, showing how to make a gorgeous blanket in fan stitch, with us on Craft Lovers. The fan stitch creates a…

You are going to fall in love! Botties: how to easily make some really cosy crochet booties using 2 balls of Katia

Botties

Valentine’s Day is getting near and our love of crochet is growing more and more, especially when we discover exciting projects like Botties. Be prepared because you are going to fall in love with these crochet boots made from  Katia Azteca, and with the story of this young German brand. Behind Botties are Isabelle, a designer from Pforzheim, and her mother Claudine, a craft lover. Since the time when she was a design student, Isabelle has been developing her footwear concept, which became reality in 2017 thanks to her mother’s hobby of crochet. Now you know why we are in love with these crochet…

That 70’s Show knit and crochet cushions designed by Lehandmade using Katia Merino-Lino

That 70's Show cushions

Welcome to our new Craft Lovers! On this occasion, the protagonist of our favourite section is Emilie from Lehandmade. This french self taught knitter and crocheter -located in Madrid- is sharing a very televisual project: That 70’s Show Cushions. Emelie’s hands and head have created two cushion covers which we are sure are going to touch your heart. As the project name indicates, the cushions have been inspired by the That 70’s Show television series. Whether you know this series or not, the patterns for these knit and crochet cushion covers will have you hooked all the same. Of course, count on the special…

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…

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!…

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…

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…

3 crochet patterns to rock at school: rucksack, pencil case and pacifier case by Alimaravillas

School Lovers

This course, you’re going to get the highest grade in crochet! Thanks to the 3 ‘School Lovers’ crochet patterns from Alimaravillas. We welcome Alice to our Craft Lovers section, a crochet lover with a passion for Nordic and boho style, and her inseparable little rabbit, ConiDarko. For this kindergarten teacher, crochet has a mission to “resolve some of the needs of our daily life”. As a result of this, she’s sharing a complete tutorial so you can prepare the return to school throughout the summer holidays. Get yourself a few balls of Katia Cotton 100% and follow the step by…

Craft Lovers ♥ Lincys Summer Top crochet pattern by Knitting the Skyline

Summer Top crochet pattern

Hello Summer! We welcome you with this Lincys Summer Top created by Lucía from Knitting the Skyline for our Craft Lovers section. This multifaceted designer from Madrid will try her hand at anything: amigurumi, knitted garments, crochet, macrame and even embroidery. As a result of her passion for DIY she abandoned her office job to dedicate herself exclusively to the world of yarns and the hand made. As a result, this restless young woman now dedicates her time and talents to teaching workshops and designing patterns in knit and crochet. Discover her simple, young and fresh designs on her Instagram profile. And, of course, follow the step by step instructions to make this…

Discover the secrets of the Rigid Heddle Loom with these two shawls by ‘El Cabo de Valentina’

Rigid Heddle Loom

Do you know about the rigid heddle loom? Discover the secrets of this fascinating textile technique with Mariajo from El Cabo de Valentina. Warp, shuttles, warping board, heddle… get to know the parts of a rigid heddle loom; and how it works with these two woven shawls made with Katia Fair Cotton and Saint Tropez. A few years ago, on a trip to Argentina “I saw the women weaving and knew I had to do that”, Mariajo recalls. She visited the American country various times with the intention to learn how to weave with a rigid heddle loom. “When you are entrapped by the yarns,…