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Discover some of the outstanding names in sewing, knitting and crochet, learn about their stories and what inspires them.

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. 😛…

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…

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…

Participate in #MyHexagonDesign and win 20 balls to make the customizable Hexagon Blanket by @dendennis

Hexagon Blanket

If you are looking for a crochet blanket with a modern design, that is customizable and easy to make, today is your lucky day! Also, it’s a double win… Why? Well, on the one hand, we share the Hexagon Blanket pattern designed by @dendennis for free with Premium Designers. As you know, for the last 5 years, we support independent designers through this space dedicated to exclusive knitting and crochet designs. And, on the other hand, because you have the opportunity to win 20 balls of Katia Alabama (among other surprises). Surprise! Only if you participate in the #MyHexagonDesign competition…

Summer giveaway and free pattern! Win balls of Harmonia to make the Sunset Glow crochet top by Blazenka

sunset glow crochet top

Celebrate summer with the Sunset Glow crochet top by Blazenka @blagecrochetdesign! Enjoy the new free pattern designed by Blazenka Simic-Boro, the designer that won the hearts of so many crochet fans with her Eurybia sweater. Do you remember? If you loved her sweater suggestion for winter, we encourage you to make this new design this summer. The Sunset Glow top is made with Katia Harmonia, a light 100% cotton yarn with the perfect color gradient. Download this free pattern —a Katia exclusive— to start creating your crochet top from sizes S to 3XL. Do you want to win the materials…

Learn how to weave a poncho on a rigid heddle loom with SeaCell Cotton with the video and tutorial by Tunki Crafts

how to weave a poncho

Do other textile techniques spark your curiosity? In this Craft Lovers, discover how to weave a poncho on a rigid heddle loom with Blanca from Tunki Crafts. “The Pukapanti Poncho is ideal both to wear with a top underneath, on cooler days, and directly against your skin. We suggest working with SeaCell Cotton to make a soft, comfortable garment that takes care of your skin. The perfect project for long spring and summer days”. Without a doubt, the result is exquisite, and the weaving technique is truly fascinating. Try it out for yourself! Just watch the video that goes with…

Sylvie Wrap by @esmeandaven: Follow this free pattern to crochet a comfortable belted cardigan for girls

belted wrap cardigan

Hello! My name is Brynnan Foster and live in Chicago with my husband and four children. I am the owner of Esme & Aven, an online children’s boutique offering handmade clothing. Esme & Aven began as a way to pursue my passion for crochet and sewing. I am inspired by my children to create modern, beautiful, and comfortable garments. I have completed a small collection and work to add quality pieces to my library of patterns. One of my favorite parts of design is finding the perfect yarn. I love to travel and find new brands to collect as souvenirs.…

Top-down sweater with cables and bobble pattern designed by Alice Hammer for Premium Designers

Top-down sweater with cables

Alice Hammer @tricotalicehammer is a French designer with a passion for fashion history. Together with her knitting skills, she creates models “that she has always dreamed of, but never discovered before”. In 2018, she began publishing the Club Tricot series in French and English. Through these self-published pattern books, Alice shares colorful and modern patterns, with many circular patterns. The patterns are created for all levels, from a beginner to a more advanced knitter. Curious to see Alice’s beautiful patterns? This is your chance to discover one of her amazing designs, the Achille Sweater, thanks to this special pattern for…

Warm crochet cable headband and cowl patterns made with Katia Souspir by @wolgelukjes

crochet cable headband

Hello, I am Linda Daas, @wolgelukjes on Instagram, and I love to make beautiful designs with my hands. Last summer I shared with you how to crochet a cardigan with Katia Ultrasoft in this blog. Now I’m back with a new free pattern! A set of crochet cable headband and matching cowl made with Katia Souspir, a wonderfully soft and voluminous yarn. Perfect to keep your head and neck warm! If you enjoy crocheting your own accessories such as scarves and ear warmers, scroll down and have fun with my crochet patterns. Both the neck warmer and the crochet cable headband are…

#Stripesweater by Helenas Handarbeit: Knit a seamless colorblock sweater with circular needles

Stripes sweater

Hi, I’m Helena, founder of the creative blog Helenas Handarbeit. I love making new knitwear designs, trying different yarns and sharing my ideas with the knitting community through my blog, Instagram, and Pinterest. Social media is a never-ending source of inspiration for creative minds like myself. In fact, I learned to crochet just 3 years ago thanks to YouTube, and then moved onto knitting. I love fluffy yarns, like Katia Cotton-Merino and 50 Mohair Shades. These beautiful yarns have been the source of inspiration for the #Stripesweater, with a Scandinavian style and different colored stripes. Thanks to its straight lines,…