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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…

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…

New Katia Kits: Learn to knit and crochet and give away moments of relaxation, creativity and fun

New Knit and Crochet Kits

If you are looking for original gift ideas for handmade fans, go no further. The knit, crochet & macrame kits will definitely be at the top of your gift list. Birthdays, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Christmas… there’s a Kits & Fun suitable for every occasion. There are Katia kits for everyone! Do you want to welcome the arrival of a new grandchild into the family? Then, why not give a baby clothing knit kit to a knitting granny? Or surprise a friend who supports sustainable fashion* with a kit to make their own piece of clothing. Of course, don’t forget…

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…

Discover the benefits of knitting and crocheting! 5 New Kits for Beginners to learn how to knit and crochet

Knitting Crochet Kits for Beginners

Would you like to learn how to knit and crochet? We propose 5 kits for Beginners to start knitting and crocheting simple, fun and relaxing projects. To learn, it’s definitely important that you use a beginner’s level pattern: with clear instructions, basic stitches and easy step by step points to follow. Of course, an attractive design always helps! Maintaining your enthusiasm whilst working each row is key to completing the first project. It is also fundamental that you have all the necessary materials: knitting needles, crochet hooks, balls of yarn in different colours, buttons, etc. Therefore, these 5 Beginners’ Kits…

#KnitAtHome & #CrochetAtHome: Connect with thousands of knit, crochet and sewing lovers

#StayAtHomeKnitting

Our goal is to help people stay at home and make the best of these moments as possible. Therefore, here at Katia we propose to do what you are most passionate about: knit, crochet and sew. We want to encourage you, whatever your present situation, to join thousands of handicraft enthusiasts from all over the world. So let’s see the creations they are sharing on social media networks. You can connect through Facebook, Youtube and Instagram by following the @katiayarns and @katiafabrics accounts. As a result, you will find a very active and mutually supportive community full of creative ideas. We invite you to…

Top-down seamless jumper pattern designed by Valentinasknits for Premium Designers

Top-down seamless jumper

After the great success of the Feinmotorik’s El Diamante Shawl, we are back with a new Premium Designers pattern. If you want to discover independent designers from all over Europe, in this space we share unique designs and exclusive patterns. Learn everything about what inspires these creative minds and let yourself be carried away by the passion for knitting of creators like Valentinasknits. We are very happy to have this talented designer with us again. This time, Valentina Bogdanova has turned our Concept by Katia yarn Ultralight Merino yarn into the Aguacero Sweater. Without a doubt, a beautiful top-down sweater with a…

El Diamante shawl by Feinmotorik, discover how to get this exclusive pattern for Premium Designers 

El Diamante shawl

Discover the El Diamante Shawl, a knitted pattern designed by Julia-Maria Hegenbart especially for our Premium Designers. This is an exciting project in which we introduce indie designers from all over Europe. Find unique designs and exclusive patterns, and learn more about what inspires these creative minds. Most important, let yourself get carried away by the love for knitting and crochet of every Premium Designers. To celebrate Feinmotorik’s new design, we have thought about something very special. After reading about Julia-Maria’s story and her spectacular El Diamante Shawl, go to Instagram and Facebook and follow @katiayarns and @feinmotorik.blogspot. Find out on both social networks how to get this exclusive pattern and become…

How to knit with circular needles: advantages, tips and patterns to knit seamless accessories

knit with circular needles

Are you a bit nervous about knitting with straight needles? Do you suffer when you have to sew the parts of a knitted garment together? If your answers are affirmative, we recommend that you learn to knit with circular needles. The advantages of these knitting needles joined to a cable are numerous. As a result, more and more knitters are only using circular needles. One key reason is that they are so convenient and comfortable to work with. Furthermore, you don’t need to turn the work at the end of a row. They promote a more relaxed body and arm…

Make your first handmade jumper! 10 easy knit and crochet pullovers for beginners

jumpers for beginners

Have you recently started to learn how to knit or crochet? If so, you probably have a hat, scarf or mobile phone cover on your list of projects to do. We share lots of home ideas and accessories in our Katia magazines and on the website. Furthermore, these models are quick to make using large size needles and chunky yarns. However, what about putting your skills to the test and making a bigger garment? In fact, we want to motivate you to knit or crochet your first jumper!  If you think this is a difficult and timely project… think again. These…