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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…

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…

Discover the benefits of knitting and crocheting! 5 New Kits for Beginners to learn how to knit and crochet

Knitting Crochet Kits for Beginners

Would you like to learn how to knit and crochet? We propose 5 kits for Beginners to start knitting and crocheting simple, fun and relaxing projects. To learn, it’s definitely important that you use a beginner’s level pattern: with clear instructions, basic stitches and easy step by step points to follow. Of course, an attractive design always helps! Maintaining your enthusiasm whilst working each row is key to completing the first project. It is also fundamental that you have all the necessary materials: knitting needles, crochet hooks, balls of yarn in different colours, buttons, etc. Therefore, these 5 Beginners’ Kits…

El Diamante shawl by Feinmotorik, discover how to get this exclusive pattern for Premium Designers 

El Diamante shawl

Discover the El Diamante Shawl, a knitted pattern designed by Julia-Maria Hegenbart especially for our Premium Designers. This is an exciting project in which we introduce indie designers from all over Europe. Find unique designs and exclusive patterns, and learn more about what inspires these creative minds. Most important, let yourself get carried away by the love for knitting and crochet of every Premium Designers. To celebrate Feinmotorik’s new design, we have thought about something very special. After reading about Julia-Maria’s story and her spectacular El Diamante Shawl, go to Instagram and Facebook and follow @katiayarns and @feinmotorik.blogspot. Find out on both social networks how to get this exclusive pattern and become…

Winter Rose Wrap by Linda Modderman: Crochet this romantic picot edge shawl with Alpaca Gold

picot edge shawl

Hi! My name is Linda Modderman and together with my husband and our four children we live in the Netherlands. The creativity runs through my genes. Both my grandmothers were always knitting and crocheting and taught be the basics as a kid. For a long time I didn’t knit or crochet. When I was pregnant of our third child, I made my first baby hat. I haven’t stopped since then! My husband is a professional photographer and always captures my projects in the best way. In my free time I design and write patterns. My specialty is crocheting garments and…

Make this easy Crochet Flowers Shawl by Atty van Norel using only 3 balls of Katia Azteca

Crochet Flower Shawl

Combat the cold with flowers, and we mean a lot of crochet flowers! We propose that you make this Crochet Flower Shawl created by Atty van Norel from the Netherlands. This design was the star attraction among the attendees of our recent KreaDoe at the creative salon in Utrecht. As a result, we want to share the wholehearted enthusiasm that we experienced there with the Dutch crocheters. First, we invite you to download the free pattern. Then, choose the colour of the 3 balls of Katia Azteca that you will need to make your Crochet Flowers Shawl. Surround yourself with…

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…

Sewers, knitters and crocheters, take note of our new duffle bag, backpack and mini yarn holder bag patterns

padded backpack

Backpacks, handbags, bum bags, duffle bags, sewing boxes, toiletry bags, mini yarn holder bag…. we could go on forever and beyond. It goes without saying that we love accessories. Even more so if they have something to do with sewing, knitting or crocheting. As a result, we have added 3 more patterns to our collection this season. Moreover, we are showcasing our new fabric Waterproof which we combine with knitted sections made from our yarns. We know only too well that our passion for handicrafts inspires us to mix different techniques together. Fabrics and yarns go hand in hand when…

Scuby Soft Bag by Sunny Designs: Square bag made with front post double crochet

Sunny Scuby Bag

Hi everyone! My name is Ingrid and I am a designer from the Netherlands. As a child I grew up with very creative parents and I used to do a lot of handicrafts. As I got older, I didn’t do that much anymore. Until 10 years ago when I started picking up crochet and embroidery again. Some years later, I learned how to knit! I enjoy sewing project bags and scissors holders and I also like design crochet and knitting patterns, which I share on my blog, Instagram and Etsy. I love to work with Katia yarns. You can find…