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Berber inspired knit cushion: Add an ethnic touch to your home decor with this design from Mauricette C

knit cushion

Hello everybody! My name is Caroline and I live in Lille, in northern France. I have been knitting since I was 5 years old thanks to my maternal grandmother Mauricette. She taught me how to knit scarves from leftover yarn. I’ll let you imagine what the results were like! Since 2017 I have been creating my knit and crochet patterns under the name of Mauricette C. In fact, this is my second name too and I feel a very special bond with my grandmother because of this. I have created various collections with the support of Katia and have new…

10 new printed yarns to make garments in jacquard designs, animal prints, gradient colours, neon tones…

printed yarns for knitting

If your weakness is knitting or crocheting with fantasy yarns, then get your needles and hooks ready! Let’s knit and crochet with these 10 new printed yarns. Would you like to knit or crochet a ball of yarn and achieve a different result? This season we propose that you create garments in jacquard designs, animal prints, gradient colour effects and fluorescent colours. Of course, you will also find a large range of multicolour yarns with that “Katia trademark” fantasy touch. 😉 Marled, shiny, spray colours and tweed effect yarns. Which are your favourite printed yarns? Have you already tried some…

4 knitted garment trends for kids which are easy to make with the new Katia Kids 91 magazine

knitted garment trends for kids

It’s still summer, but – like all true yarn lovers – we are already getting ready for the winter season. As you already know (we recommend that you subscribe to this blog to keep up to date), the new Katia Autumn Winter 2019-2020 collection is now available on the website. In addition to the 30 new Katia yarns, we are also publishing hundreds of knit and crochet patterns. Furthermore, in our magazines you can find models for the whole family, whatever your level might be. We are starting with the little ones of the household! We propose 4 knitted garment…

11 new Katia yarns to enjoy making projects with only 1 or 2 balls this Autumn Winter 2019-2020

new Katia yarns

Stop the summer crochet or knit project you are working on for a moment and take note. Here are another 11 new Autumn Winter 2019-2020 Katia yarns! In our last post we introduced you to the 6 new yarns from Concept by Katia. Furthermore, we launched a prize giveaway (after reading this post you can visit the previous post and take part!). However, there are still many more novelties to come! But for now, if you enjoy making projects with only 1 or 2 balls of yarn, stay with us to discover these 11 new Katia yarns. New Katia Yarns…

News Katia Winter 2019-2020: Discover the new magazine and 6 new Concept yarns by Katia

Concept Magazine

News update! The new Katia Winter 2019–2020 Collection is already available on the website. You’ll soon see that there are A LOT of novelties this season. Hence, throughout the following weeks we are going to reveal the secrets behind the new Katia yarns and pattern magazines. Subscribe to the blog and receive all the information about the Katia novelties by email. Discover everything you are going to knit this winter! For now, we are going to tell you all about the 6 new Concept yarns by Katia. Furthermore, we will also reveal what is in the new Concept 8 magazine.…

7 amusing animal print fabrics to sew with

Animal prints fabrics

We love animal print fabrics and so do the kids. In fact, we wanted to include this amusing and cheerful genre on many of our fabrics right from our first collection. As a result we’ve been accompanied by lions, surikatas, penguins, polar bears, birds, fish and many more. You can combine these prints with solid colour garments, or try an overall look for a more daring approach. Moreover, they offer a different way of adding an animal touch to our handmade wardrobe. 7 amusing animal print fabrics to sew with For the spring / summer 2019 collection we have added…

Knitted shorts by Tejiendo la isla: a refreshing pattern to knit in summer with Love Denim

Knitted shorts

When I was a little girl I use to wear a pair of shorts to do gymnastics, they were navy blue with white stripes at one side. Those shorts were practically indestructible. Furthermore, my mother recycled the ones that weren’t suitable for school anymore and I’d wear them during the summer. The Caroline knitting pattern is inspired by those shorts. Moreover, it’s a basic, easy to knit item which is both comfortable to wear and can be combined with everything. Therefore, I propose that you let your creative side loose with the Love Denim (a recycled yarn in shades of…

7 dresses, outfit and accessory patterns to sew in our most suitable fabric for summer: poplin

Summer sewing patterns

Now that the summer is here you probably want to be outdoors and make the most of the moment! But also to dedicate some time to your favourite hobby, true? Dresses, baby outfits and a basket set: Three ideal projects to stand out from the crowd at the beach, swimming pool or on your favourite terrace this summer. This season we have 25 new 100% cotton poplin fabrics which also carry the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification. Furthermore, these are cheerful and a lot of fun. You’ll find monkeys, koalas, hippopotamuses, cats, birds and a lot of Mother Nature in…

What to crochet in summer? 10 free crochet patterns to make ponchos, shawls, beach wraps, bikinis…

Free crochet patterns

Summer holidays are for resting, enjoying and relaxing whilst crocheting! That’s why we are proposing 10 free crochet patterns to pack in your summer suitcase. Thus you can make an impression on the beach, by the swimming pool, on the campsite… Ponchos, shawls, vests, beach wraps, bikinis… They are all simple and easy crochet projects that you can take with you anywhere. Furthermore, you only need one ball of Silk Degradé, Funny Rainbow, Soleil, Funny Rainbow Star or Jaipur Cake cake type yarn to crochet the majority of these projects. There’s no doubt that these balls of cake yarn are…

Crochet Duffle Bag with sailor stripes by Regina: Make a simple and practical navy-chic style backpack

Crochet Duffle Bag

Hello everyone, my name is Regina. I’m 46 years old, a happily married mother with two children and I live and work in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee in Austria. I love everything related to wool. Above all, I am most passionate about crochet. So much so that three years ago I launched my own brand designed & handmade by REGINA. Since then I’ve been designing instructions for adult, baby and children’s clothing, but above all, my crochet bags are very popular. As a result, I am sharing the Strandgeflüster (Beach whispers in German) crochet duffle bag tutorial with you. Enjoy creating…