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6 tips to easily follow Katia magazine patterns and knit your next project with confidence

tips to easily follow Katia magazine patterns

As the saying goes: “All roads lead to Rome”, we all know how to apply it to our handicraft universe, right? There are more ways to knit than there are knitters in the world! Ok, we are probably exaggerating, but the truth is there are so many ways to learn how to knit. There are different ways to hold your needles: continental style or English, Portuguese, etc. Even stitch names can change in certain regions and languages. Still, everyone has their own ways, habits and preferences for knitting. These are often a combination of inherited knowledge, workshops, YouTube videos or…

In The Mood Blanket, bring color to your feelings: 4 flower granny squares to make a crochet mood blanket

flower granny squares

This year, like last year, it’s unlikely that we can get together to celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day. But nothing can stop us from celebrating in our own way! For this reason, we invite you to create your own In The Mood Blanket, with the Katia community on Instagram, a project designed by Lucía @knittingtheskyline for @katiayarns. From now until June 12, we suggest making a crochet mood blanket. Represent your emotions with Katia yarns in different colors, make pretty flower granny squares and share them with the world through the #inthemoodblanket hashtag. Follow the flower granny square charts…

Learn how to sew a summer dress with @nairamkitty’s free pattern and step-by-step video

summer dress tutorial

Marian, better known as @nairamkitty in social media, participates again in our blog this time to teach us how to sew a summer dress with the new Rustic Cotton fabrics. A new 100% cotton fabric with a slightly rough look that gives it that special rustic touch. Fresh, light, and easy to sew with which you can make dresses, pants, dungarees, and even home accessories such as cushions or aprons. You can also use any of the Rustic Cotton, both plain and printed, to make this project. A beginner-level project where you will learn many sewing techniques: how to sew…

Aquarela CAL 2021: The kit is now available! Crochet this half-crescent shawl with new colors Katia Capri

Aquarela CAL

Do you want to make a beautifully colorful half-crescent shawl? To make it, you will only need the Aquarela CAL Kit, including 8 balls of Katia Capri in unreleased colors, and participate in the next Katia CAL 2021. Search for our international Crochet-Along Katia group on Facebook and join us! There, you will have access to the free pattern complete with graphics and videos. Crochet along with us, share your passion for crochet and surround yourself with the colorful Aquarela shawl. This is an exclusive pattern designed by Laura Algarra for our Katia CAL group. Aquarela Shawl, a canvas to…

Learn how to sew a hen-shaped Easter egg basket

Easter egg basket tutorial

Looking for a project to carry out this Easter? We have a perfect one for you, a pretty basket for Easter eggs in the shape of a nice hen. We have used the Chicken muslin in orange with a black print of different chickens. Learn with our free pattern and a step-by-step video tutorial on how to sew this fabric Easter egg basket in one afternoon. An easy and very practical project. How to sew an Easter egg basket To carry out this project we have used the Chicken muslin. A 100% cotton fabric with a chicken print on an orange…

Warm crochet cable headband and cowl patterns made with Katia Souspir by @wolgelukjes

crochet cable headband

Hello, I am Linda Daas, @wolgelukjes on Instagram, and I love to make beautiful designs with my hands. Last summer I shared with you how to crochet a cardigan with Katia Ultrasoft in this blog. Now I’m back with a new free pattern! A set of crochet cable headband and matching cowl made with Katia Souspir, a wonderfully soft and voluminous yarn. Perfect to keep your head and neck warm! If you enjoy crocheting your own accessories such as scarves and ear warmers, scroll down and have fun with my crochet patterns. Both the neck warmer and the crochet cable headband are…

Free online macramé course: Learn how to make 5 home decor projects with video tutorials

Free online macramé course

Now that we’re spending more time at home, it has become an important place in our lives. This last year, we have discovered new ways to learn, work and enjoy our spare time. In our search for wellbeing, we are more and more interested in interior design to create personal and welcoming spaces. We have certainly placed our trust in traditional tasks such as knitting, crochet, or sewing to customize our living space. Because creative decorative pieces spark joy and calmness in any environment. We hope that you will continue to fill “your own island” with joy! For this reason,…

Free sewing pattern and video tutorial to sew a comfortable knotted dress

knotted dress tutorial

Today we surprise you with a new videotutorial with a free downloadable pattern to sew together a beautiful knotted mid-season dress, do you dare to sew it with us? To do this we have used one of the new summer sweat fabrics from the FLY SS21 collection. A comfortable and versatile pattern that you can use in any season of the year, we love the touch of the knot in the front, and we want to show you how easy it is to do it. A dress pattern that you can make with stretch fabrics like the summer sweat, our…

#Stripesweater by Helenas Handarbeit: Knit a seamless colorblock sweater with circular needles

Stripes sweater

Hi, I’m Helena, founder of the creative blog Helenas Handarbeit. I love making new knitwear designs, trying different yarns and sharing my ideas with the knitting community through my blog, Instagram, and Pinterest. Social media is a never-ending source of inspiration for creative minds like myself. In fact, I learned to crochet just 3 years ago thanks to YouTube, and then moved onto knitting. I love fluffy yarns, like Katia Cotton-Merino and 50 Mohair Shades. These beautiful yarns have been the source of inspiration for the #Stripesweater, with a Scandinavian style and different colored stripes. Thanks to its straight lines,…

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a very special picnic and learn how to sew a sandwich bag with the new plastic food fabric

sandwich bag tutorial

This year we suggest you celebrate Valentine’s Day with those you love the most by surprising them with an original picnic made by you. Create some original sandwich bags yourself. With the new plastic food fabric, you can sew bags for snacks, coolers or lunch boxes, and many types of food packaging. Learn with our free pattern and a step-by-step video tutorial “how to sew it in less than 30 minutes”. An easy and very practical project. No more using aluminum foil or plastic wrap for your snacks and sandwiches every day. Perfect for a picnic day or for your…