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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…

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 Tapestry Crochet: video and easy pattern to make a cosmetic bag in this crochet technique

Tapestry Crochet

Do you know Tapestry Crochet or jacquard crochet? In this post you have the perfect project to discover this crochet technique. It’s about an easy and funny cosmetic bag full of colour to put your cosmetics and make-up inside. Furthermore, it can also be a cute and fun handbag. We propose a design inspired by geometric forms and Easter egg colours. Of course, you can always choose the colour combination that you like best in Katia Fair Cotton. The Tapestry Cosmetic Bag crochet pattern is so easy, but if you do have any doubts, we recommend that you watch the support video. Tapestry Crochet Video…

Learn how to do Scale Stitch and make this crochet Dragon Baby Sack using Katia Azteca

Dragon Baby Sack

Mermaids, unicorns, elves… dragons! If magical beasts fascinate you, then you’re going to get really excited about this new crochet project: Dragon Baby Sack. Furthermore, you only need a few balls of Katia Azteca and to learn how to make Scale Stitch (also known as Crocodile Stitch). You’ll soon see that this is an easy, fun and enjoyable crochet stitch to do. There’s no doubt that this stitch is a delight, and attractive results are quickly obtained after only working a few rows. Plus, it’s so easy! Graphs are included in the crochet pattern, which help to explain how to do the Scale…

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with these Love Socks knitted with Katia Bombon and a lot of love

Love Socks

We propose that you celebrate Valentine’s Day by sharing your love of knitting with your partner, your family, your friends or whoever you want. Therefore, this 14th of February we’re suggesting to knit some soft, cosy Love Socks using Katia Bombon. On the one hand, you’ll surprise with a simple fun-loving message. As you’ll easily see from the word LOVE that can be read when you put your feet together. And on the other hand, it’s a nice romantic gesture to look after the soft skin of your feet. Above all, no cold feet this Valentine’s Day! Caress the furry texture of Katia…

DIY 2nd Life Sweater: how to easily recycle a jumper using Katia Paris

DIY 2nd Life Sweater

Follow our DIY 2nd Life Sweater video and take note of all the possibilities there are for customising an old jumper. As well as being able to knit or crochet a soft shiny scarf with one ball of Katia Paris, this fantasy yarn is your best ally to help you easily recycle a jumper and convert it into a new garment. Even if your jumper is stained or you just got tired of wearing it, with this tutorial you’ll manage to breathe new life into it and transform it into a cutting edge garment. If you’ve got a damaged jumper,…

Enjoy an authentic Xmas handmade with Katia experience

Enjoy an authentic Xmas handmade with Katia experience and surprise your loved ones with something made by you. Click on each image to download these 5 free patterns. Decorate your home and get dressed up for the festive season with Katia! Here’s to a Xmas Handmade with ♥! Make a bicolour crochet waistcoat and an elegant clutch bag using Katia Onix and Katia Harmony. Get dressed up to party! Christmas Micro World Amigurumi Pattern. Keep the holiday spirit in this crochet micro world! Surprise everyone with this crocheted nativity scene inspired by the tradicional Russian dolls. All you need is an assortment of Amigurumi 100% Cotton.…

Craft Lovers ♥ Have fun and play with De Estraperlo and their amusing Christmas amigurumis Cris Tree & Bet Star

Party! If Christmas signifies time for you to enjoy creating things, have your crochet hook on hand. Maria –De Estraperlo- and her Christmas amigurumis Cris Tree & Bet Star have arrived from Amsterdam. In this new Craft Lovers installment Maria is sharing the crochet pattern to make this amusing and inseparable pair made up of a fir tree and a Christmas star. You’re at the best time in the year to rescue the girl or boy inside you with these adorable Christmas amigurumis. Have fun and play with De Estraperlo! I’m Maria from De Estraperlo. I’ve been doing crochet all…

6 Halloween patterns for your ‘little monsters’

Sharpen up your knitting needles and agitate your crochet hooks! We are going to transform your balls of wool and cotton into pumpkins, witches, bats… to celebrate the most terrifying night of the year. Prepare your “little monster’s” disguise with these 6 amusing Halloween patterns. Convert your baby into a Halloween pumpkin with a simple waistcoat and an original crochet applique. You only need a few balls of Katia Merino Aran and to follow the step by step instructions of our Halloween pattern. Trick or treat? Make various crochet pumpkins following the crochet applique graph on our pattern. Sew a…

Learn amigurumi this Easter! Make a soft baby chick or a cute bunny in crochet using Katia Washi

Does amigurumi inspire you? Do you want to learn but don’t know how to start? Take advantage of the approaching holidays to start this fun technique using our Easter patterns. Download the crochet instructions that show you how to make this soft baby chick and this cute bunny. They are so easy! Get your materials ready! To start giving shape to these Easter amigurumis you only need: one size H8 (U.S.)/(5 mm) crochet hook, a wool sewing needle to neaten off the ends and add embroidery details, a stitch marker so you know where each row starts, filling (loose filling or wadding)…