Posts Tagged‘crochet’

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…

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…

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.…

5 new Katia pattern magazines: 265 knit, crochet and macramé ideas for Spring-Summer 2019

Katia pattern magazines

You’ve already been introduced to the new Katia Spring Summer 2019 Yarn Collection. Remember choosing your favourites from the 15 new yarns, and subscribing to the blog in order to participate in our prize draw giveaway. As well as the 62 yarns available for this spring/summer collection, we are also launching 5 new Katia pattern magazines. Discover more than 265 knit, crochet and macramé ideas for women, men, kids, baby and home. We invite you to browse through all the magazines at our website and to add favourites to your Wishlist.  You only need to click on the button with…

How to crochet a sweater? Tips about yarns, hooks, sizes, gauge swatches, finishes, dye lots…

How to crochet a sweater

When we think about a handmade jumper we immediately think of one that has been knitted on two needles. What if we were to show you how to crochet sweaters, jackets and cardigans? For a lot of people who crochet, summer is definitely the best season for making crochet tops. However, when the cold weather arrives knitted garments become the key garments of the season. At Katia we want you to be able to enjoy both of these techniques all year round. So this time we are proposing a selection of women’s crochet sweaters, waistcoats and jackets for you. Take…

Be Yarner by Alimaravillas: Knitting Project Bag, Accessory Cases and Crafter’s Tool Belt

Crafter's Tool Belt

The Be Yarner collection includes a Knitting Project Bag, 3 Accessory Cases and a Crafter’s Tool Belt, and they have been designed by Alimaravillas especially for you, the yarner. So what is this Be Yarner thing all about? Well, it refers to someone who lives by and for fibres and yarns. A yarner goes backwards and forwards and around and around without moving from the sofa or their favourite chair. Of course, when they do leave home they always take their working project with them wherever they go. In short, it’s the type of person who cannot live without undergoing the…

Katia Special Crochet, our first digital magazine with 70 crochet patterns for you, your family and your home

Special Crochet

To all you crocheters out there, if you are looking for all year round crochet patterns, this digital magazine is for you! Discover Katia Special Crochet, our first digital and interactive 100% crochet catalogue, available in PDF format. Download 70 crochet patterns for all levels, all the family and all the seasons. Amongst the projects you will find a wide selection of garments and accessories for women, kids, baby and home. Take Katia Special Crochet PDF with you, whether it’s on your computer, tablet or your Smartphone. Get yourself the best selection of Katia Autumn Winter and Spring Summer crochet designs.…

Katia Designers Awards 3: Design a knit or crochet accessory for one of our magazines

Katia Designers Award

Would you like to see one of your designs published in one of our Katia Woman magazines? If so, our Katia Designers Awards 3 competition is for you. Here is a new opportunity to show the world your talent using knitting needles and crochet hooks. In this third edition of the Katia Designers Awards your knit and crochet accessories are the protagonists. We present 2 categories that you can take part in: Knit Accessories and Crochet Accessories. Of course, you can take part in one or in both categories with your best hat, scarf, cowl, glove, shawl, poncho or bag…

Knit and fabric or crochet and fabric, you choose! Get to know the new Knit and Sew patterns

knit and fabric patterns

Crochet and fabric or knit and fabric, you choose! Today is launch day and we present you with the new Knit and Sew patterns. Patterns where we have combined the materials that we love best: yarns and fabrics. If you like handicrafts in general and even though you might have one particular favourite technique, you always want to try new things. If they complement each other, like knit or crochet combined with sewing, even better. With these patterns we bring together the magic of sewing with the incredible texture of yarns. Three cool projects which will make the little ones…