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Triangular crochet shawl made from only one ball of Funny Rainbow Star by Mely Raya

Triangular shawl

My name is Mely Raya (winner of the Katia Designers Awards 3, Crochet Accessories category), I’m a teacher and I live in Almería. I’ve been doing crochet, which I learned thanks to tutorials on social networks, for 8 years now. First and foremost, I like simple patterns made with calmness, care, lit candles and cups of tea. Therefore, I would like to share with you how to crochet the Verbena Shawl. This is a lineal triangular shawl featuring a combination of relief stitch and openwork eyelet stitch patterns. As I always comment to the students in my workshops: the real secret…

4 Summer 2019 Hand Made Knit and Crochet Fashion Trends: stripes, oversize, asymmetry and simple details

summer trends 2019

Knitting and crocheting are in fashion again this summer. In fact, you can find them on the catwalks of important international brands such as Chloé, Oscar de la Renta or Sonia Rykiel. Additionally, we spotted some delicate macramé details on the Ports 1961 catwalk. But, what are the trends in the hand made knitting and crocheting world? We’ve already talked about the openwork eyelet stitches knitted with two needles, the key technique for this season. But Katia offers much more! Stripes, oversize, asymmetry and simple details are our 4 summer 2019 Knitting and Crocheting Trends. Discover the personality of pullovers…

How to sew a Bucket Bag. See the video with step by step instructions

sew a bucket bag

This summer, sewing a Bucket Bag should be one of your needlework priorities. Why? Well, it’s very easy, it’s quick to make and you can choose your favourite fabrics. But best of all, it will be made by you. Are you ready to make an impact whilst strolling along the beach or enjoying some city tourism? With this step by step video tutorial you haven’t got an excuse. You can wear the bag over your shoulder or across the body, you choose. Furthermore, this model also has two inside pockets so you can easily locate your keys and mobile phone.…

Celebrate World Knit in Public Day with the ‘Be Yarner, My Friend’ Maxi Bag by Alimaravillas

crochet maxi bag

We want to celebrate World Knit in Public Day with you on the 8th of June. So, we are encouraging you to get out with your projects in hand and proudly show off your knit and crochet creations. And, as you are definitely going to want to take as many of your projects with you as possible, we have the perfect Maxi Bag for this event! Because in addition to its large dimensions, its design also sends out a loud and clear message to the world: Be Yarner, My Friend! Once again, we can count on the ingenious Alimaravillas to…

DenimBag by MadeinRox: The perfect crochet backpack for travelling, going to a concert, carrying your projects…

crochet backpack

My name is Rocío, but everyone calls me Rox (@MadeinRox). I’m from Madrid and I’m a maths teacher. I enjoy both numbers and balls of yarn equally: actually, they are two passions with a lot in common. I love to innovate, keep learning, and above all, create. Therefore, as a consequence, I am going to share this DenimBag pattern, which is one of my most recent creations, with you. In the step by step pattern instructions I show you how to make a crochet backpack with 6 balls of Love Denim. Although I do have various bags, I always use…

Knit a baby blanket, kid’s jumper, girl’s dress… with only one ball of Katia Fair Cotton Craft

With only one ball of yarn

Katia Fair Cotton Craft is one of the most popular new yarns from this Spring Summer 2019 season. There’s no doubt that this big ball of organic cotton cake yarn is conquering knitter’s needles for different reasons. For instance, this is an environmentally friendly Fair Trade yarn from India and Tanzania. Furthermore, the colour combination, which includes a white or beige base combined with 7 colours, creates beautiful striped garments effortlessly. However, what particularly stands out is the fact that a baby blanket, a kid’s jumper or a girl’s dress can be knitted with only one ball of yarn. Discover…

Boho Crochet Dreamcatcher by Lindsey Sophie: Decorate your home with this pattern for beginners

Crochet Dreamcatcher

Hi all, my name is Lindsey Sophie (@lindseysophie) and today I have a boho crochet dreamcatcher for you. I personally love Ibiza style and I’m totally into boho vibes, which is why I like to crochet dreamcreatchers with feathers and ribbons. Consequently when Katia invited me for Katia Lovers, I decided to try something else: a dreamcatcher with pom poms. This pattern is quite simple and suitable for beginners who know the basic crochet stitches, such as single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet. We will also use the popcorn stitch, which will be explained in a video tutorial.…

Lace Knit shawl by Valentinasknits: Knit this diamond and flower design with only one ball of Silk Degradé

openswork shawl

Hey… we want to share a secret with you… Valentina Bogdanova from @valentinasknits believes that every woman has a small secret. Furthermore, this Russian knitter based in Austria affirms that we all have a little mysterious something that makes us special. Just like her spectacular lace knit Shawl Taina, which literally means “secret” in Russian? For this reason, Valentina is proposing a sumptuous design inspired by diamonds and flowers. Discover the enigmatic colour range and the delicate lace stitches hidden within this feminine triangular knit shawl. And of course, enjoy the sensational silk whilst you knit the Tiana Shawl with only one ball of Silk…

Learn how to sew a zipper. We show you how with these step by step toiletry bag instructions

We are continuing our sewing classes, and this time it’s the turn of a technique that you are going to use for a multitude of projects: how to sew a zipper. To make the class as useful as possible we are going to show you how to apply a zip whilst making a toiletry bag from scratch. With this technique you will be able to make toiletry bags, bags, backpacks and many other accessories that have a zipper fastening. Later on we will also show you how to insert other types of zips including inserted zips, invisible zips and zips…

Lace stitch patterns: learn the key techniques to knit this selection of tops, shawls, boleros, vests…

Lace stitch

Fresh, lightweight and perfect for your Spring-Summer projects. Learn everything about the key technique of the season: lace stitch knitted on two needles. Discover the beauty of the simplest of motifs as well as more elaborate lace stitches. We propose a selection of tops, vests, boleros and shawls in all kinds of lace eyelet stitches. Of course, you can count on us to show you the key techniques to knit lace stitches so you can make your own comfortable and sophisticated fashion garments. This spring enjoy one of the most spectacular, elegant and addictive knitting techniques. All over eyelets 🎁…