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Make a crochet plant pot or Christmas tree basket with the Handmadejolie’s free pattern

crochet plant pot

My name is Mariska van der Neut, and I am behind Handmadejolie. My love for crochet started when I lived in Sweden for a few years. I prefer to work with natural shades such as white, gray, sand and taupe. By combining several yarns together, you sometimes get a surprising result. I like to try out new things and share my designs on my website, on Facebook and Instagram. I especially like to design home decor items, clothing and accessories. Next spring my first book will be published with more than 25 crochet and knitting projects and beautiful interior photos.…

Download 20 free and easy Christmas gift patterns to knit and crochet for all the family

Christmas gift patterns

In around a month from now the Holiday Season will be here…It’s time to prepare the holiday gifts for all the family. If you are running out of time or inspiration, relax! Download free and easy knit and crochet patterns. Choose from a selection of scarves, hats, jackets and ponchos. Furthermore, there are even some blankets and cushions. In addition to this 20 Christmas gift patterns, take a look at the Katia website. Here, you can find up to 5000 knit, crochet, macrame and sewing projects to give to your loved ones. By the way, you also have a chance…

How to sew a Christmas stocking. Sewing tutorial for beginners with the Christmas collection

Christmas stocking

This holiday season we are featuring a tutorial that shows you how to sew a Christmas stocking. This is a simple project that can easily be made in an afternoon. Moreover, add your own decorations and accessories to create a unique and special touch to your home. Christmas stockings are a basic must-have item. Above all, for the little ones of the household who will be delighted to search inside them for sweets and gifts. Make more than one and get creative with different fabric and print combinations. Can’t you already imagine them hanging by the Christmas tree? You will…

Knitted headbands, bandanas, turbans… 4 patterns for knitting this season’s key accessory

Knitted headbands

Knotted, cabled, romantic, modern, simple, elegant… turbans, bandanas or knitted headbands, are this season’s key accessory. Turbans are definitely a versatile accessory that can be adapted to all styles, and furthermore, they are easy to knit. Play with forms, textures, colours, fashion trends … and create your own knitted bandanas. Are you looking for some inspiration? Our Katia proposal includes 4 Velvet Turbans: 4 velvety designs knitted with Velvet Fine by Carmen Garcia de Mora. Transform a modest look into a memorable one, give a special gift to that fashionist friend or keep your ears warm with a touch of glamour. 4 turbans…

DIY Christmas: How to make a fabric Advent Calendar

advent calendar tutorial

Christmas is just around the corner and we want to be ready to celebrate it as it deserves. Therefore, we have prepared an Advent Calendar tutorial using the fabrics from our Xmas Coming collection.  A poplin and a sweat fabric that match together beautifully in a combination of tonal greys and golds. This is a decorative project to celebrate the arrival of a family Christmas. You can place a note, a sweet, a chocolate, a mini toy, mini cosmetics… or anything mini inside every bag and in each boot. If you like Christmas and sewing, this is your project! Advent…

Are you looking for Christmas presents made in knit or crochet? Find original presents here for all the family

Christmas presents

The Xmas lights will soon be turned on in the streets. It’s time to start knitting and crocheting the Christmas presents for all the family! There’s no doubt that these festivities are the best moment of the year for creating unique and special handmade presents. So we are going to magically convert ourselves into Santa’s little helpers so that we can help your gifts to start taking shape. To do this, here is a complete guide to all the knit and crochet Xmas presents for all the family. For him, for her, for the kids, plus some beautiful creations for…

24 exclusive Advent Calendar Xmas Squares to knit or crochet each day, and a Christmas giveaway

Xmas Squares

Get ready! Our Katia Advent Calendar comes with 24 exclusive Xmas Squares. Each day you’ll be able to access a new graph to knit or crochet. As you can see, the Xmas Squares here have been made in crochet, but you can follow the same graphs and knit them using jacquard stitch. For this Project you only need 4 balls of Katia Merino Classic in 4 soft tones: white, turquoise, coral and light grey. As always, we encourage you to select the Katia yarn and colours of your own choice if preferred. The principal objective of the Katia Advent Calendar is for you to enjoy the handmade spirit of Christmas.…

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…

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.…