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11 free knit and crochet patterns for tops, dresses, scarves and shawls using only 1, 2 or 3 balls of yarn

free patterns

Summer is here! The perfect time to knit and crochet with yarns made from cool fibres like cotton and linen. If you are a knitter or crocheter 365 days of the year, we have 11 free patterns for you to make over the next few months. They include tops, dresses, ponchos, scarves and shawls. These summer projects are full of colour and fun to make. Furthermore, they are not complicated projects… the summer holidays are for relaxing after all. Download all these free patterns at katia.com and discover some of the new Spring Summer 2020 yarns. Moreover, you only need…

Choose a T-shirt panel and sew one this summer with our free downloadable pattern for sizes from 2 to 12 years old

t-shirt panels

Since last season we have included t-shirt panels in every collection. A very original way of having everything you need to make a t-shirt from start to finish. An illustration to place on the front is included in the panel. And the rest of the panel is a matching print to use in making sleeves and back. This time we have created 4 models that we already talked about in this past post about the T-shirt and cushions panels of the AQUA SS20 collection.   T-shirt panels Today we want to present to you in more detail the panel Under…

Ochos crochet top by Ameskeria: An easy, cool and very flattering tapestry crochet pattern

crochet top

Hello! My name is Leire Villar and I am a professional crocheter. Here, at my personal label Ameskeria, I create content for different clients from the craft and publishing world. I have also published various ebooks. For example, the book titled Ganchitos which I created together with my friend Ingrid Valls. Ameskeria is a Basque word that means fantasy, imagination. From this starting point, I have gone along creating my universe with the aim of bringing innocence and freshness to traditional crochet. Colour, amigurumis and prints fascinate me. I also adore simple designs that are easy to make. Like the…

6 Plus size patterns you can knit and crochet with your own style this summer

Plus size patterns

At Katia we want every fan of handmade items to be able to make their own fashion. As a result, we offer over 400 different yarns and fabrics. Plus thousands of knit, crochet, macrame and sewing patterns for all tastes. These include adult, kids, baby and home projects for all levels, styles and sizes! In the Katia magazines you will find models for men and women available in a wide range of sizes: from size M (UK8-10) to size XXL (UK 20-22). In addition, the new Spring-Summer 2020 collection also features new Katia Plus designs. These 6 plus size patterns…

New Katia Kits: Learn to knit and crochet and give away moments of relaxation, creativity and fun

New Knit and Crochet Kits

If you are looking for original gift ideas for handmade fans, go no further. The knit, crochet & macrame kits will definitely be at the top of your gift list. Birthdays, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Christmas… there’s a Kits & Fun suitable for every occasion. There are Katia kits for everyone! Do you want to welcome the arrival of a new grandchild into the family? Then, why not give a baby clothing knit kit to a knitting granny? Or surprise a friend who supports sustainable fashion* with a kit to make their own piece of clothing. Of course, don’t forget…

⛱️ This summer sew with our sewing pattern magazine AQUA: Patterns from1 month to 12 years

sewing pattern magazine

Summer is the ideal season of the year for sewing. You have more time, more desire and you can sew very easy and quick projects. In the new sewing pattern magazine AQUA that we already presented to you in this past POST, you find 30 patterns from 1 month to 12 years with step-by-step instructions in real size. Today we want to show you some of the patterns that you can find in it made with our most comfortable fabrics, the jersey, and the summer sweat. Most of the patterns are a beginner or intermediate level so you can see…

Mix & Match your own crochet pot holders with this free pattern by @hobbydingen

crochet pot holders

We are Ingrid and Marjan, a creative mother and daughter duo. A few years ago we picked up our crochet hooks and knitting needles again and since that day we have been crocheting and knitting together. We prefer to make accessories and decorations in our favorite colors. Blankets, pillows, baskets, scarves, hats and shawls… we make it all! Marjan has been designing crochet and knitting patterns since 2015. At first only for our own website, but later also for magazines and websites. You can find our creations on our blog Hobbydingen and Instagram & Facebook. For Katia’s blog we have designed…

7 openwork stitch patterns that you can knit and crochet with the new Concept by Katia magazine

openwork stitch patterns

This Spring-Summer 2020, openwork stitches are back in a big way! If you love openwork stitch patterns, take a look at our selection of knit and crochet garments in the new yarns from Concept by Katia. Our proposals range from easy openwork stitches – if you are just learning to knit or crochet or need something simple to make – to spectacular openwork patterns. Of course, we really enjoy designing garments with openwork stitches here at Katia. As a result, we are betting on a beautiful range of knit and crochet garments in openwork stitches. Find them all in our…

Learn C2C Crochet: Follow the video tutorial to make the Bee My Baby baby blanket with Katia Alabama

C2C Crochet

In this video tutorial we are going to tell you all about the C2C, or Corner to Corner, crochet technique. Moreover, Ester from MissDIY is going to help explain the details. Follow these comprehensive step by step instructions and learn C2C crochet whilst making the Bee My Baby baby blanket with Katia Alabama. Ester will show you how to make your first C2C squares. She will also show you how to change colour and how to follow the graph with designs and letters. Furthermore, she will teach you how to make a simple crochet border edge around the blanket. Lastly…

Spring Petal Jumper by Laura Algarra: Make a simple, comfortable crochet garment with our new Boheme yarn

Spring Petal Jumper

If you like making your own clothes, without being a slave to fashion, you are going to love crocheting this Spring Petal jumper by Laura Algarra. This designer and crochet teacher has been creating her own patterns for four years. She learnt how to crochet from YouTube videos and “since then has not been able to stop”. She loves designing garments: “My objective is to create my own clothing, which is why my pieces are simple, comfortable and timeless. Therefore, they never go out of fashion”. Laura finds her inspiration in geometrical forms, architecture and nature. From these start points…