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Garo Top by Little Rita: Knit a cool, lightweight flared crop top with fine straps on circular needles

flared crop top

Laia Guerrero from Little Rita (@littleritaknits on Instagram) is a textile designer. She has always been particularly interested in knitted garments. “Using a yarn to create a garment from scratch presents a great opportunity to develop colour, volume and texture combinations together”. I live in a small village in Euskadi. “From there, I design and illustrate knit and crochet garments and patterns whilst accompanying my family throughout its day-to-day adventures”. In this context, the Garo Top made with the Ultrasoft yarn from Katia Concept is created: a very cool, lightweight and comfortable flared crop top with straps. Follow the knit pattern…

Emma Wrap video and pattern by Crochet Road, a crochet stole with tassels to wear all the year round

crochet stole with tassels

Hello everyone! My name is Joy Clements and I am the heart and soul behind Crochet Road. I started to crochet around 6 years ago. Since then, it has become my great passion. I like to play with colours and textures and to learn new stitches and techniques. Both my heart and hands are always full when I’m busy crocheting. I live on the Gold Coast (Australia) with my two daughters, sources of inspiration and great masters when it comes to colour. And with my husband, whose patience increases at the same rate as my yarn stash. I have had…

See Don’t See Top by Linda Allegra, a top-down seamless tee pattern to knit on circular needles

top-down seamless tee pattern

I’m Linda Allegra, from Italy, and I am a knitting designer and teacher. My mom taught me to knit when I was a child. I’ve been working in the textile fibers and yarns production process for over 40 years now. What I particularly love is sharing my work (@linda_knitbijoux). In fact, I teach in my hometown Biella. I love top-down constructions and to giving a tailored cut to my patterns. I love to enrich my garments with elaborate stitches that I often modify. Sometimes my source of inspiration is a stitch, a photo… Then I mentally work on it for…

Ready for a challenge? Crochet a summer cardigan designed by @wolgelukjes with Katia Ultrasoft

Crochet a summer cardigan

My name is Linda Dass and I love to make beautiful things with my hands. I like crochet, knitting and being creative behind the sewing machine. I prefer to design clothes, scarves and home accessories. On Instagram you can find me under the name @wolgelukjes and my patterns can be found on my blog Trendy met wol (trendy with wool). Today I share how to crochet a summer cardigan with Katia Ultrasoft. Ready for a challenge? This crochet pattern can be found below on the blog. Enjoy crocheting your summer cardigan with Katia Ultrasoft! About the crochet Summer Cardigan   For…

Twisted back sweater with lace stitch pattern designed by @bykaterinacrochet for Premium Designers

Twisted back sweater

One of my inspiration source for my designs is street fashion and it’s amazing that in our days you don’t have to be always in the street to get your inspiration. The internet is full of street fashion photos and ideas. Since I was just a child I was trying , and sometimes with great results, to recreate different garments by recycling some of my mom’s older (or not) clothes. Now i started to do it again and my biggest challenge as a designer is to recreate different fabrics using yarn. That’s why I present you the Sunlight Twisted design,…

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…

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…