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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…

Craft Lovers ♥ Bear Cushion made with Katia Big Alabama by Follow the Crochet

Crochet Bear Cushion

If you fell in love with the gorgeous Bear Rug by Samanta Fornino last week, prepare yourself! This time all you’ll be thinking about is hugging this soft Crochet Bear Cushion, because Follow the Crochet is sharing the pattern to make this adorable Bear Cushion using Katia Big Alabama. Of course, you can always choose another main colour that adapts to your decor if you want. Take a look at the Katia Big Alabama colour range whether or not you like this coral tone, or if you prefer another colour.   Crochet Bear Cushion Get the materials ready! Follow the simple instructions to make your…

Craft Lovers ♥ Crochet Bear Rug made with Katia Big Ribbon by Follow the Crochet

bear rug

In this Craft Lovers we present Samanta Fornino, Italian crochet fanatic who creates fun and tender projects on Follow the Crochet. Crochet ideas that are so loveable, like this Bear Rug made with Katia Big Ribbon. Adorable! Just like Samanta, who is generously sharing this XXL crochet pattern. There’s no doubt that you’re going to have fun making this XXL crochet rug. On the one hand, this is a very nice and quick design to make thanks to the thickness of Katia Big Ribbon, our light weight cotton tape yarn. And on the other hand, it’s so easy to do because you only need…

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.…

Mmm… XXL Donut! Extreme knitting with Katia X-Treme

Now we understand Homer Simpson… here at Katia we can’t get this XXL donut out of our heads either. It’s giant, soft and spongy! The secret of this sweet pouf is in the Katia X-Treme. This super yarn is the main ingredient of the recipe that we’re sharing so you can ‘bake’ this fun XXL donut. Take note! 1.- Download the knit pattern to make your pouf with the form of a giant donut. 2.- Choose your favourite flavours from the 15 colours available in Katia X-Treme. Maybe you prefer a chocolate base with icing or a turquoise frosting? 3.-…

Craft Lovers ♥ DIY Wall Hanging without a loom by Minireyve

Do you like to give your home a handmade touch, but don’t have much free time? Have you still not taken the plunge to try knitting and crocheting? If your answers are affirmative, take a look at this decorative idea from Minireyve and unleash your creativity with a few balls of Katia yarn. Evelyne Bisson is the face behind Minireyve, a Parisian mum who is passionate about Do it Yourself, retro decoration, fashion and design. In this Craft Lover, Evelyne shows us how to make a tapestry wall hanging without a loom using Katia Big Alabama. Voilá! This quick and…

Craft Lovers ♥ Crochet Mandala Rug by Susimiu

Cotton fabric yarns or XXL tape yarns are ideal for decorative projects like poufs, cushions, table mats, baskets and of course, rugs! Essential decorative pieces that emanate personality, warmth, harmony, peace… like this beautiful crocheted Mandala Rug by Susimiu made with Katia Washi. Behind Susimiu we discover Laura, a Craft Lover who specializes in XXL crochet and whose creations would fill any home with magic. Get to know the story about her love of crochet and her fascination with XXL tape yarns. Follow her tutorial to create this marvellous Mandala crochet Rug with Katia Washi. Let her enthusiasm for this technique and this…

Craft Lovers ♥ Crochet watermelon bunting made by Les Moustachoux with Bulky Cotton and Big Alabama

Prepare yourself to travel back in time to your childhood with the “finder of small treasures” Anne-Sophie and her blog Les Moustachoux: a space of unique discoveries. Vintage games, adorable children’s collectibles, decorative retro objects, charming antique markets… Les Moustachoux –without doubt, an authentic Craft Lover– invites us to remember and relive (sharing with the little ones) the emotions and memories that the objects generate. After browsing through her inspirational blog, Facebook and Instagram accounts it’ll be impossible to keep the smile off your face and remember one of the emotive scenes from the French film Amélie: “Only the person…

Sofa, film and Maxi Merino blanket on Valentine’s Day

Knit lover! There are many ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day, including way beyond the 14th February. Like when you arrive at home, sit down on the sofa and dedicate time to your partner, kids, friends or to any of those things that you’re passionate about: reading, listening to music, watching a film, and of course, knitting or crocheting… with love. A passion for knitting and crocheting that starts on this sofa, but that extends much further, isn’t that true? For example: by sharing an image of your latest project on Instagram; by thinking about the favourite colours that you’ll use…

Download our amigurumi pattern and create a crochet Christmas micro world with fir trees, wooden trunks and deer

For many knitters and crocheters the Christmas festivities are special for a lot of reasons: at last the cold winter days have arrived when all they want to do is knit or crochet -between or underneath- soft, warm yarns; the list of knit and crochet gifts for family and friends starts to take shape (are you still looking for ideas? Take a peek at the selection of free Models on the Katia web if you need some inspiration); and of course, home decoration starts with cute and fun details. These holidays are for knitting, crocheting and sharing! Therefore, this year…