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Make a crochet plant pot or Christmas tree basket with the Handmadejolie’s free pattern

crochet plant pot

My name is Mariska van der Neut, and I am behind Handmadejolie. My love for crochet started when I lived in Sweden for a few years. I prefer to work with natural shades such as white, gray, sand and taupe. By combining several yarns together, you sometimes get a surprising result. I like to try out new things and share my designs on my website, on Facebook and Instagram. I especially like to design home decor items, clothing and accessories. Next spring my first book will be published with more than 25 crochet and knitting projects and beautiful interior photos.…

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…

New Katia All Seasons Magazine: 24 knit designs to wear all year round for 3 generations of women

New Katia All Seasons Magazine

The new Katia All Seasons magazine arrives when the effects of global warming are creating the current uncertainty seasonal temperatures. So you can find 24 knit designs suitable for all 12 months of the year. In this case, three generations of women are the stars of this exquisite Katia CONCEPT natural fibres collection. Discover a carefully curated selection of 4 seasons patterns to knit shawls, jumpers and jackets for women and girls. The Katia CONCEPT yarns chosen to make each garment definitely stand out in the All Seasons collection: Cotton-Yak, Cotton-Cashmere, Silky Lace, Duomo, plus the 2 new qualities Ultrasoft…

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…

How to sew a Christmas stocking. Sewing tutorial for beginners with the Christmas collection

Christmas stocking

This holiday season we are featuring a tutorial that shows you how to sew a Christmas stocking. This is a simple project that can easily be made in an afternoon. Moreover, add your own decorations and accessories to create a unique and special touch to your home. Christmas stockings are a basic must-have item. Above all, for the little ones of the household who will be delighted to search inside them for sweets and gifts. Make more than one and get creative with different fabric and print combinations. Can’t you already imagine them hanging by the Christmas tree? You will…

Planned Colour Pooling Tutorial by FräuleinWollwunder: Make a unique crochet hat with only 1 ball of yarn

Planned Colour Pooling Tutorial

Hello, my name is Denise Karg and I’m a yarn addict. In fact, I think I’d need more than 150 years to use up my existing stash. In 2014 I started publishing all my crochet projects, yarns and accessories on my blog Fräulein Wollwunder. You can also find me on Instagram and Facebook. Moreover, I upload and share inspirational ideas and new trends every day. I just love trying new ideas! And often wish for more hands so I can crochet all the ideas I have in my head. 😉 As a result, I am sharing this Planned Colour Pooling tutorial…

7 Katia Plus size patterns for knitting XL (16-18), XXL (20-22) and XXXL (24-26) garments

Katia Plus patterns

In each Katia Women’s magazine you find a wide range of knit and crochet patterns available from size M (8-10) to size XXL (20-22). However, we want to make sure you can knit your own clothes whatever your size is. Therefore, in Urban 102 magazine, we propose our Katia Plus patterns, a collection of XL (16-18), XXL (20-22) and XXXL (24-26) sizes knitwear. Katia Plus Patterns Knitting your project, feeling happy with the results and being excited about wearing the garment, which you’ve dedicated so much time to making, is our goal. Adapting certains models into all measurements and shapes is not always…

Top-down sweater with round yoke and two color Jacquard Stitches by Knitting for Breakfast

Top-down sweater

We are Alessia and Fabia Taverna from  Knitting for Breakfast, two sisters with a true passion for knitting. We live in a small Italian town near the mountains and our main source of inspiration is the nature that surrounds us. All our designs arise from the contemplation of plants and flowers. Therefore, the colors and shapes of this top-down sweater are inspired by the sensations that the surrounding mountains convey to us. The green of our mountains is very intense and in autumn a fine mist wraps it. We have tried to convey the charm and the mystery of this…

3 colour combinations to knit your next Merino jumper using stripes, jacquard, granny squares…

colour combinations

Are you unsure about how to combine colours for your knit and crochet projects? Then take note of these 3 colour combinations. You can knit or crochet them using our wide range of Merino yarn. We suggest the following colour trends: cream and blue greens, beige and red or grey with violet and lilac. Choose the perfect colours from the balls of Katia Merino 100%, Basic Merino, Merino Aran and Merino Sport. 3 colour combinations To get you inspired, we are sharing this free knitting pattern. It features a between seasons jumper –Sweater Weather- with geometric motifs in jacquard stitch.  Moreover, optimize these colour combinations for…

Let’s sew with the new Halloween collection: how to make a monster cushion with sounds

monster cushion tutorial

Hi, I’m Ekaterina and for my blog Diyctators.com I create easy to follow instructions for DIY  children’s clothes that are fashionable and practical with a playful extra, that every kid loves. My two sons are my biggest inspiration. They guide me to extraordinary and cool ideas through their fantasy. Since my first experience with Katia Fabrics, I am in love with the great modern prints and the child-friendly quality. The way the tissues look in a single piece of clothes is as great as in a whole kiddo`s outfit. I’ve already sewn a pair of cute baby accessories and a…