The Waves crochet jumper by Susi se enreda: Enjoy this pattern inspired by the sea and literature

The Waves crochet jumper

When you discover a passion in your life, the only thing you can do is let yourself go with the flow. That’s what happened to me with crochet: It came into my life to stay. Although it started as a therapy, when I was faced with a difficult work situation after my son was born, it has become an essential part of my day. I’m Susi, crocheter, librarian and creator of Susi se enreda. I adore touching yarns. Their colours fill me with energy and inspire me with ideas to create new projects. In fact, this is exactly what happened with…

New sewing SAL: Shall we sew an advent calendar together?

Christmas calendar

The Christmas calendar is a project to enjoy and learn in company thanks to the Internet. Do you want to make this beautiful Advent Calendar? Get the Xmas Calendar panel on our website and in Katia Stores. In this panel, you will find everything you need to make this beautiful and practical Christmas calendar. The SAL XMAS Calendar begins on October 29. Together we will sew this beautiful Christmas calendar. Follow our step-by-step tutorial and decorate your home these holidays with pieces made by you. In December the arrival of the Christmas holidays is a cause for joy and especially…

Katia Designers Awards 5: A new opportunity to publish your own design in a Katia magazine

Would you like to see your designs published in one of our Katia magazines? If so, our Katia Designers Awards 5 competition is for you! Throughout the last 5 years, we have discovered talented knit and crochet designers. For example, Ana Pereira, Mely Raya, Marta Gacimartín, Ana Martin and Gretha de Jonge have seen their patterns published in our magazines. If you are also a yarn lover with a passion for pattern and garment design, take part and show your talent to the handmade community. Here is a new opportunity to publish your design in a Katia magazine; and also receive a package of Katia…

😷 New reusable face masks: ready to wear!

reusable hygienic face mask

After the successful launch of the mask panels, you have asked us a lot to also make reusable face masks made as gifts or for those who do not know how to sew yet. For you, we have created a collection of double layer and reversible washable hygienic masks with the designs of the Revival and Illustrator panels. In sizes S, M, and L. A mask model that meets the standards of current regulations, is reusable (and therefore more sustainable) and is also beautiful. Made with a double layer of 100% cotton with a water-repellent treatment, that repels liquids and…

Crochet an easy baby blanket with velvet yarn! Enjoy the simplicity of the Amilishly’s free pattern

baby blanket buddy

My name is Alexa, I’m 29 years old and the designer behind @Amilishly. Until February 2018 I worked as a nurse in an oncology department in a hospital. I quit this job to pursue my dream of designing full time for Amilishly. I’m spending all my time on designing crochet and knitting patterns, of which my amigurumi are my favorite. You can know me from my doll Elsa who has fun adventures with me, or from my recently released book: Amilishly Dolls, a Dutch book containing twelve Japanese-inspired amigurumi patterns. Today I’m sharing my Buddy Lars Baby Blanket made with…

Muslin or double gauze fabric: learn a little more about the must have fabric of the season

rose muslin

Currently, muslin is a must for every seamstress and mom. A fabric with a thousand and one possibilities, 100% cotton with an openwork thread look, very fluffy, light, and not elastic. A very easy to sew fabric with many options. Surely you will identify it quickly if we talk about the gauze and typical baby blankets for babies. It is a delicate, super soft fabric and perfect for the delicate skin of the baby. This fabric has two layers together of the same fabric joined at many points that makes it impossible to separate them, that is why it is…

Lose your fears! Learn to knit on circular needles with our step by step videos

Learn to knit on circular needles

What type of needles do you normally use for knitting: straight or circular? We already told you about the advantages and the differences of working with circular needles. After receiving many requests and questions, we are launching a series of videos to learn how to knit on circular needles. We hope they help you to lose any fears you might have about how to knit on circular knitting! Discover how to knit the basic stitches, as well as how to cast on and cast off stitches, on circular needles. Once you’ve had a chance to practise with interchangeable circular needles,…

Halloween Tutorial: Decorate Your Home with Pumpkins and Fabric Ghosts

pumpkins tutorial

Decorate the most autumnal time of year with these easy fabric ghosts and pumpkins. There is still 1 month until Halloween arrives, but we want to have everything ready to celebrate this terrifying party, and you? Sew these simple hanging ghost and pumpkin ornaments and give your home a 100% handmade touch. They are very quick to make and also without the need to use the sewing machine. They are made entirely by hand. To make them use one of the new Solid jersey or Solid poplin and combine them with our prints in orange tones such as Chaperone Rouge,…

Learn latch hooking, canvas embroidery and hand weaving on a loom with new videos and the digital magazine Marrakech

textile techniques videos

Travel through desert dunes and the labyrinth of streets in the Marrakech Medina with these 9 decorative projects. Together with Carmen García de Mora we propose that you discover three different textile techniques to create unique decorative items: latch hooking, canvas embroidery and weaving on a loom. “These decorative projects -created using different textile techniques for the new digital magazine Marrakech– are inspired by desert landscapes contemplated from our homes. Those oases in the middle of immense spaces that people fill with color and freshness”. Carmen García de Mora, textile designer. Learn latch hooking, canvas embroidery and hand weaving on a…

Who is ugly and who isn´t? Fall in love with our version of the children’s story “The Ugly Duckling”

the ugly duckling muslin

Within the new Autumn-Winter 20/21 collection, today we present our particular vision of the children’s story “The Ugly Duckling.” These prints defy classic fairytale and show that different people like different things. A black swan hides in-between gray tones and silver muslins. The acceptance and appreciation of something different resonate in these fabrics inspired by Anderson’s fairytale. Find two fabrics, a jersey, and a soft muslin with silver touches in the shape of original duck footprints. Combine these two fabrics with each other or with the new plain poplin and jersey that we have incorporated this season. The Ugly Duckling…