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Learn how to sew cuffs and waistband onto trousers and sweat tops

sew cuffs waistbands

In our second sewing class we want to show you how to sew cuffs and waistbands in jersey and sweat or fleece type fabrics. It is an easy step to do, but may seem  little complicated if it’s your first time. Many of the patterns that you can find in our collection are made using elastic jersey fabrics. Which are finished off with cuffs and waistbands. Sweat tops and trousers are the protagonists of today’s class. You have the option of using cuff fabric or the same fabric which the garment is made from. Jersey fabric is more elastic than…

Katia Special Crochet, our first digital magazine with 70 crochet patterns for you, your family and your home

Special Crochet

To all you crocheters out there, if you are looking for all year round crochet patterns, this digital magazine is for you! Discover Katia Special Crochet, our first digital and interactive 100% crochet catalogue, available in PDF format. Download 70 crochet patterns for all levels, all the family and all the seasons. Amongst the projects you will find a wide selection of garments and accessories for women, kids, baby and home. Take Katia Special Crochet PDF with you, whether it’s on your computer, tablet or your Smartphone. Get yourself the best selection of Katia Autumn Winter and Spring Summer crochet designs.…

Bubble Rug, a crochet pattern created by Maria Atelier using Katia Winter Washi

Bubble Rug

My name is Maria and I’m the hands and the creative mind behind Maria Atelier. I’m a computer programmer, decorator and window dresser, but for the past few years I have been devoting myself to what I really feel passionate about: design. Therefore, in this Craft Lovers I’m sharing this tutorial showing how to make a Bubble Rug that you can use to decorate any part of your home. When it came to designing a rug I wanted to steer clear of the classic type made using t-shirt or fabric yarn, and go for a more elegant and functional design.…

Learn how to make 39 quick, easy and youthful knit and crochet patterns with Easy Knits

Learn to Knit

Please tell us, what would you like to learn to knit or crochet for the new season? September is the ideal month to start a new project and to increase your knowledge. In our Easy Knits magazine we present you with our choice of 39 quick, easy and youthful patterns to learn how to knit and crochet. Pom pom hats, simple neck warmers, maxi scarves, versatile waistcoats, oversize jumpers or warm, cosy jackets for you. You’ll also find ideas for your home: mobile and tablet cases, a toiletry bag, a square bag, plus spongy cushions and blankets for the sofa. Learn to…

How to knit a baby top featuring a frill with the help of a simple tutorial by Creativa Atelier

baby top

Hello Creative People! I’m Marta from Creativa Atelier and I’m delighted to be sharing my knitted Alba Top tutorial, which shows you how to knit a baby top with a frill, on the Katia Blog. Although the final result looks very elaborate, the Alba Top (it gets its name from my daughter) is really easy to knit. You only need to know some basic stitches and you’ll have it knitted up in no time at all. Ready to impress! When I started to form an idea about this project in my mind, it was clear to me that the material…

Learn how to make a simple raffia Tote Bag using the video and the Knit and Love crochet pattern

raffia Tote Bag

Get two balls of Katia Raphia ready to make a simple raffia Tote Bag. It’s so easy! You only have to follow the step by step video and the crochet pattern created by Sonia Ribas of Knit and Love. For this lover of DIY, all things handmade are like “a therapy that help us connect with our inner selves”. This project unites two of her passions: crochet and sewing. Sonia explains that she got started making things by hand “thanks to her mother’s sewing machine”. That’s why you are also going to learn how to make a lining for your raffia…

Crochet Mother Daughter: Girl’s Dress by Samanta Fornino and Granny Waistcoat by Maria Mirt

Crochet Mother Daughter

We are Samanta Fornino (Follow the Crochet) and Maria Mirt (I mieilavoriall’uncinetto) and we want to present you with this crochet Mother Daughter set. We’ve called this project, comprised of two crochet garments made from Katia Capri Plus and Katia Polynesia, Mini Me. We love the combination of these two yarns! On the one hand, because of the bright strong Capri Plus colours; and on the other hand, because of the delicate Polynesia colour range. Follow our crochet Mother Daughter tutorials and discover how easy it is to make this dress and waistcoat set. Of course, we’d also like to…

How to knit a kimono in only one piece with Ana Martin, winner of the Katia Designers Awards 2

How to knit a kimono

Do you want to know how to knit a kimono in only one piece? Then why not learn how to knit this summer’s key item with Ana Martin, winner of the Katia Designers Awards 2. We know this young Basque designer thanks to her participation in the second edition of our competition. In fact, you’ll find her design, winner of the Accessories-Home category, in our next Katia Easy Knits magazine. Meanwhile, we are thrilled to be able to dedicate this Craft Lovers to Ana Martin and her Deba Kimono pattern. With this knitting pattern we are all set to learn…

How to make a crochet Beach Bag made from Katia Washi. Learn, share and have fun with our CAL!

crochet Beach Bag

This summer we’re showing you how to make a crochet Beach Bag made from Katia Washi. A really cool project using jacquard stitch crochet as the key feature of the bags geometric design. This is the third crochet challenge that we’ve proposed in our Katia Crochet-Along Facebook group. After the practical Spring Bag and the YarnWoman super pattern, the amazing Sun, Sea & Crochet Bag, designed by Emilie from Lehandmade, has arrived. Proudly show off this beach bag, made by you, this summer! We’ve asked the Facebook Group members their opinion and this is the second most voted project. So you can see that we take the Group’s…

10 easy elegant knitwear designs using our carefully selected natural yarns from Concept by Katia

easy elegant knitwear

Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance is a quote from the French designer Coco Chanel. In this post, we are going to use a selection of 10 easy elegant knitwear designs to illustrate this phrase. To do so, we invite you to discover these designs in our Katia Concept 5 magazine: simple forms, on trend fashion colours and basic stitches for knitting versatile exquisite garments with personality. Not forgetting, of course, the key role played by the Concept by Katia materials: a carefully selected range of natural yarns for the choosiest of knitters. Without further ado, here are the key points…