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Featured Shop: Katty’s Handcrafts

Nov 3, 2014

by Katty Huertas

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Hi, I’m Katty. I live in Miami with my husband and our two cats. I run Katty’s Handcrafts, where I make hand-knitted and crocheted accessories from vegan yarn (yes, I may be the only knitter in Miami!). I also spend my time painting, drawing, taking photos and doing ceramics.

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My knitting addiction began with my grandmother, who used to send me beautiful knitted garments. Once, when she came to visit, she taught me the basics; I’ve been knitting ever since. Knitting makes me feel like I’m part of something larger than me – it’s a tradition that’s been around since humans began to wear clothing.

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I take pride in being a detail-oriented person; even packaging is a big thing for me. One very important thing about my shop is that I don’t use animal materials. I believe deeply that animals are not ours to wear, so I use high-quality acrylic yarn in my work. Every scarf and hat is made with more than just yarn – it also has time, care and thought put into it.

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I’m inspired by Mother Nature’s color combinations and textures. I find every waking moment to be truly inspiring – frankly, I wish I didn’t have to sleep. There are so many great ideas and so little time! One of the very best things about knitting is that you can do it everywhere. I’m always knitting; basically, if I am sitting, I am knitting.

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For me, Etsy is about passion, art and creativity. I’m very grateful for that. My plan for the future? To keep knitting forward!

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All photographs by Katty’s Handcrafts.

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Knit Hooded Scarf with Animal Ears - Knitted Scoodie - Winter Hoodie in Charcoal- Hand Knit Scarf with Hood and Ears | The Pluto Scarf |
Knit Hooded Scarf with Animal Ears - Knitted Scoodie - Winter Hoodie in Charcoal- Hand Knit Scarf with Hood and Ears | The Pluto Scarf |
KattysHandcrafts
$55.00 USD
Crochet Pattern with Pictures - Turban Pattern - Beginners Crochet Pattern - Winter Hat Chunky Pattern - Crochet Chunky Pattern
Crochet Pattern with Pictures - Turban Pattern - Beginners Crochet Pattern - Winter Hat Chunky Pattern - Crochet Chunky Pattern
KattysHandcrafts
$5.50 USD
Cat Ear Knit Hat Beanie - Cat Ears Hat -  Cat Hat - Winter Animal Beanie in Grey - Kitten Beanie with Ears| The Orion Hat |
Cat Ear Knit Hat Beanie - Cat Ears Hat - Cat Hat - Winter Animal Beanie in Grey - Kitten Beanie with Ears| The Orion Hat |
KattysHandcrafts
$35.00 USD
Knit Poncho Pattern - Chunky Cable Pattern - Woman's Knit Poncho - Fall Poncho Cape Winter - Women Knitting Pattern | The Janus Cape |
Knit Poncho Pattern - Chunky Cable Pattern - Woman's Knit Poncho - Fall Poncho Cape Winter - Women Knitting Pattern | The Janus Cape |
KattysHandcrafts
$5.50 USD
Chunky Knit Cowl Scarf - Infinity Scarf - Body Wrap with Bubbles in Bright Red - Women's Fall Accessories | The Ophelia Cowl |
Chunky Knit Cowl Scarf - Infinity Scarf - Body Wrap with Bubbles in Bright Red - Women's Fall Accessories | The Ophelia Cowl |
KattysHandcrafts
$60.00 USD
Ready to Ship! Chunky Knit Poncho with Braid - Fall Poncho - Woman's Knit Cape in Orange - Winter Fashion Poncho  | The Janus Cape |
Ready to Ship! Chunky Knit Poncho with Braid - Fall Poncho - Woman's Knit Cape in Orange - Winter Fashion Poncho | The Janus Cape |
KattysHandcrafts
$85.00 USD
Retro Knitted Headband - Ear Warmer & Mini Cowl in Green - Women's Fall Accessories | The Electra Headband |
Retro Knitted Headband - Ear Warmer & Mini Cowl in Green - Women's Fall Accessories | The Electra Headband |
KattysHandcrafts
$25.00 USD
Knit Cat Hat - Cat Ears Hat - Hat with Cat Ears - Gift for Cat Lover - Charcoal and Cream Cat Beanie for Pet Lovers | The Orion Hat |
Knit Cat Hat - Cat Ears Hat - Hat with Cat Ears - Gift for Cat Lover - Charcoal and Cream Cat Beanie for Pet Lovers | The Orion Hat |
KattysHandcrafts
$40.00 USD
Chunky Knit Circle Scarf - Ribbed Knitted Cowl - Warmer in Denim - Fall Knitwear | The Neso Cowl |
Chunky Knit Circle Scarf - Ribbed Knitted Cowl - Warmer in Denim - Fall Knitwear | The Neso Cowl |
KattysHandcrafts
$45.00 USD
Crochet Winter Beanie - Chunky Knit Hat - Fall Fashion Accessories - Autumn Hat in Denim | The Polaris Hat |
Crochet Winter Beanie - Chunky Knit Hat - Fall Fashion Accessories - Autumn Hat in Denim | The Polaris Hat |
KattysHandcrafts
$35.00 USD
Kitten Ears Hat -Knit Cat Ears Hat - Cat Ear Knit Hat Beanie - Cat Hat in Cream - Gift for Pet Owner | The Orion Hat |
Kitten Ears Hat -Knit Cat Ears Hat - Cat Ear Knit Hat Beanie - Cat Hat in Cream - Gift for Pet Owner | The Orion Hat |
KattysHandcrafts
$35.00 USD
Cat Knit Hat - Ears Beanie -Knit Cat Beanie - Women's Hat - Knit Cat Ear Hat - Cat  Beanie - Animal Ears Hat  in Dark Red | The Or...
Cat Knit Hat - Ears Beanie -Knit Cat Beanie - Women's Hat - Knit Cat Ear Hat - Cat Beanie - Animal Ears Hat in Dark Red | The Or...
KattysHandcrafts
$35.00 USD
Knit Women's Poncho - Fall Poncho - Woman's Knit Cape in Royal Blue -  Chunky Knit Poncho  | The Janus Cape |
Knit Women's Poncho - Fall Poncho - Woman's Knit Cape in Royal Blue - Chunky Knit Poncho | The Janus Cape |
KattysHandcrafts
$85.00 USD
Chunky Crocheted Pom Pom Cap - Crochet Hat - Baseball Cap for Women - Crochet Fall Cap in Grey & Cream | The Ceres Cap |
Chunky Crocheted Pom Pom Cap - Crochet Hat - Baseball Cap for Women - Crochet Fall Cap in Grey & Cream | The Ceres Cap |
KattysHandcrafts
$45.00 USD
Chunky Knit Cowl - Infinity Scarf - Winter Knit Body Wrap with Bubbles in Grey - Cowl Cape  | The Ophelia Cowl |
Chunky Knit Cowl - Infinity Scarf - Winter Knit Body Wrap with Bubbles in Grey - Cowl Cape | The Ophelia Cowl |
KattysHandcrafts
$60.00 USD
Yellow Bobble Hat - Pom Pom Knit Beanie - Chunky Winter Hat in Yellow & Cream - Hand Knitted Bobble Beanie | The Ursa Minor Hat |
Yellow Bobble Hat - Pom Pom Knit Beanie - Chunky Winter Hat in Yellow & Cream - Hand Knitted Bobble Beanie | The Ursa Minor Hat |
KattysHandcrafts
$35.00 USD
Cat Hat Beanie - Cat Ear Beanie - Kitten Hat in Black - Knit Ear Hat - Winter Accessories - Knit Kitten Hat | The Orion Hat |
Cat Hat Beanie - Cat Ear Beanie - Kitten Hat in Black - Knit Ear Hat - Winter Accessories - Knit Kitten Hat | The Orion Hat |
KattysHandcrafts
$30.00 USD
Chunky Long Infinity Scarf Cowl - Women's Fall Fashion Accessory -Oversized Circle Scarf - Huge Infinity Cowl in Marble | The Hyperion Scarf
Chunky Long Infinity Scarf Cowl - Women's Fall Fashion Accessory -Oversized Circle Scarf - Huge Infinity Cowl in Marble | The Hyperion Scarf
KattysHandcrafts
$65.00 USD
Thick Crochet Hat - Texture Beanie - Geometrical Winter Hat in Charcoal - Fall Accessories | The Triton Hat |
Thick Crochet Hat - Texture Beanie - Geometrical Winter Hat in Charcoal - Fall Accessories | The Triton Hat |
KattysHandcrafts
$40.00 USD
Chunky Knit Cowl Scarf - Thick Knit Infinity Scarf - Body Wrap with Bubbles in Peacock - Women's Fall Accessories | The Ophelia Cowl |
Chunky Knit Cowl Scarf - Thick Knit Infinity Scarf - Body Wrap with Bubbles in Peacock - Women's Fall Accessories | The Ophelia Cowl |
KattysHandcrafts
$60.00 USD
Fair Isle Knit Winter Slouch Beanie - Slouchy Heart Hat - Chunky Fall Skull Cap -  Winter Hat in Black & Charcoal | The Constellation Hat |
Fair Isle Knit Winter Slouch Beanie - Slouchy Heart Hat - Chunky Fall Skull Cap - Winter Hat in Black & Charcoal | The Constellation Hat |
KattysHandcrafts
$35.00 USD
Red Thick Winter Beanie - Crochet Hat- Textured Chunky Beanie - Woman's Accessories - Geometrical Winter Hat in Dark Red | The Triton Hat |
Red Thick Winter Beanie - Crochet Hat- Textured Chunky Beanie - Woman's Accessories - Geometrical Winter Hat in Dark Red | The Triton Hat |
KattysHandcrafts
$40.00 USD
Knit Headwrap - Turban Ear Warmer & Mini Cowl in Charcoal - Autumn Fashion- Knit Headband - Women's Fall Accessory | The Electra Headband |
Knit Headwrap - Turban Ear Warmer & Mini Cowl in Charcoal - Autumn Fashion- Knit Headband - Women's Fall Accessory | The Electra Headband |
KattysHandcrafts
$25.00 USD
Knit Cat Hat - Cat Beanie - Kitten Hat in Navy - Fall Knit Hat in Navy | The Orion Hat |
Knit Cat Hat - Cat Beanie - Kitten Hat in Navy - Fall Knit Hat in Navy | The Orion Hat |
KattysHandcrafts
$35.00 USD
Chunky Cape with Knitted Braid - Woman's Knit Poncho in Tan / Winter Fashion | The Janus Cape |
Chunky Cape with Knitted Braid - Woman's Knit Poncho in Tan / Winter Fashion | The Janus Cape |
KattysHandcrafts
$85.00 USD
Fall Crochet Hat - Texture Beanie- Warm Winter Hat -  Winter and Fall Accessories - Chunky Winter Skull Cap Hat in Navy | The Triton Hat |
Fall Crochet Hat - Texture Beanie- Warm Winter Hat - Winter and Fall Accessories - Chunky Winter Skull Cap Hat in Navy | The Triton Hat |
KattysHandcrafts
$40.00 USD
Chunky Knit Poncho with Braid - Fall Poncho Cape - Woman's Knit Cape in Cream / Winter Fashion | The Janus Cape |
Chunky Knit Poncho with Braid - Fall Poncho Cape - Woman's Knit Cape in Cream / Winter Fashion | The Janus Cape |
KattysHandcrafts
$85.00 USD
Long Winter Scarf -  Chunky Crochet Scarf - Winter Accessory- Warm Unisex  Huge Scarf in Pinot | The Io Scarf |
Long Winter Scarf - Chunky Crochet Scarf - Winter Accessory- Warm Unisex Huge Scarf in Pinot | The Io Scarf |
KattysHandcrafts
$80.00 USD
Thick Crocheted Turban Hat - Turban Headwrap - Winter Fashion Hat in Pinot - Fashion Accessory for Fall| The Zeta Turban |
Thick Crocheted Turban Hat - Turban Headwrap - Winter Fashion Hat in Pinot - Fashion Accessory for Fall| The Zeta Turban |
KattysHandcrafts
$35.00 USD
Knit Bandana Scarf - Tassel Shawl - Chunky Knit Shawl - Triangle Scarf in Tweed - Prayer Shawl - Women's Fall Accessory | The Lyra Shawl |
Knit Bandana Scarf - Tassel Shawl - Chunky Knit Shawl - Triangle Scarf in Tweed - Prayer Shawl - Women's Fall Accessory | The Lyra Shawl |
KattysHandcrafts
$60.00 USD
Ready To Ship! Huge Crochet Infinity Scarf  - Orange Fall Fashion Accessories - Oversized Crochet Scarf - Loop Scarf Cowl | Hyperion Scarf |
Ready To Ship! Huge Crochet Infinity Scarf - Orange Fall Fashion Accessories - Oversized Crochet Scarf - Loop Scarf Cowl | Hyperion Scarf |
KattysHandcrafts
$65.00 USD
Chunky Knit Poncho with Braid - Fall Poncho Cape - Woman's Knit Cape in Tweed - Winter Fashion Accessories | The Janus Cape |
Chunky Knit Poncho with Braid - Fall Poncho Cape - Woman's Knit Cape in Tweed - Winter Fashion Accessories | The Janus Cape |
KattysHandcrafts
$85.00 USD
Grey Winter Beanie - Thick Crochet Hat- Textured Chunky Beanie - Woman's Accessories - Chunky Winter Hat in Grey | The Triton Hat |
Grey Winter Beanie - Thick Crochet Hat- Textured Chunky Beanie - Woman's Accessories - Chunky Winter Hat in Grey | The Triton Hat |
KattysHandcrafts
$40.00 USD
Pom Pom Hat Beanie - Chunky Knit Hat in Plum and Cream - Winter Skull Cap - Women's Fall Accessories - Pompom Hat | The Ursa Minor Hat |
Pom Pom Hat Beanie - Chunky Knit Hat in Plum and Cream - Winter Skull Cap - Women's Fall Accessories - Pompom Hat | The Ursa Minor Hat |
KattysHandcrafts
$35.00 USD
Long Crochet Winter Scarf -   Huge Crochet Scarf - Chunky Crochet Scarf - Winter Accessory in Avocado | The Io Scarf |
Long Crochet Winter Scarf - Huge Crochet Scarf - Chunky Crochet Scarf - Winter Accessory in Avocado | The Io Scarf |
KattysHandcrafts
$80.00 USD
Slouch Beanie - Slouchy Heart Hat - Chunky Hand Knit Fall Accessory - Women's Winter Hat in Cream & Charcoal | The Constellation Hat |
Slouch Beanie - Slouchy Heart Hat - Chunky Hand Knit Fall Accessory - Women's Winter Hat in Cream & Charcoal | The Constellation Hat |
KattysHandcrafts
$35.00 USD
Chunky Ribbed Crochet Beanie - Crochet Winter Hat in Grey - Rib Crochet Winter Hat | The Polaris Hat |
Chunky Ribbed Crochet Beanie - Crochet Winter Hat in Grey - Rib Crochet Winter Hat | The Polaris Hat |
KattysHandcrafts
$35.00 USD
Infinity Scarf  - Oversized Circle Scarf - Huge Winter Scarf in Navy | The Hyperion Scarf |
Infinity Scarf - Oversized Circle Scarf - Huge Winter Scarf in Navy | The Hyperion Scarf |
KattysHandcrafts
$65.00 USD
Slouchy Fall Beanie-  Winter Fair Isle Knit Hat - Slouchy Knit Hat - Chunky Knitted Beanie in Charcoal and Cream | The Constellation Hat |
Slouchy Fall Beanie- Winter Fair Isle Knit Hat - Slouchy Knit Hat - Chunky Knitted Beanie in Charcoal and Cream | The Constellation Hat |
KattysHandcrafts
$35.00 USD
Acorn Hat - Knit and Crochet Chunky Hat - Fall Beanie - Acorn Cap in Tweed and Tan | The Castor Hat |
Acorn Hat - Knit and Crochet Chunky Hat - Fall Beanie - Acorn Cap in Tweed and Tan | The Castor Hat |
KattysHandcrafts
$38.00 USD
Women's Knit Poncho - Chunky Knit Cape with Braid - Woman's  Poncho in Denim - Fall Poncho Cape - Women's Winter Fashion | The Janus Cape |
Women's Knit Poncho - Chunky Knit Cape with Braid - Woman's Poncho in Denim - Fall Poncho Cape - Women's Winter Fashion | The Janus Cape |
KattysHandcrafts
$85.00 USD
Chunky Crocheted Pom Pom Cap - Hat in Peacock & Cream - Baseball Cap for Women - Crochet Pom Pom Cap| The Ceres Cap |
Chunky Crocheted Pom Pom Cap - Hat in Peacock & Cream - Baseball Cap for Women - Crochet Pom Pom Cap| The Ceres Cap |
KattysHandcrafts
$45.00 USD
Knit Bear Hat -  Pom Pom Knit Ears Hat  - Bear Ear Beanie in Chocolate - Animal Knit Hat - Winter Accessories | The Ursa Major Hat |
Knit Bear Hat - Pom Pom Knit Ears Hat - Bear Ear Beanie in Chocolate - Animal Knit Hat - Winter Accessories | The Ursa Major Hat |
KattysHandcrafts
$38.00 USD
Winter Crochet Turban Hat-  Head Wrap Winter Accessory - Knit Turban Hair Accessory in Navy | The Zeta Turban |
Winter Crochet Turban Hat- Head Wrap Winter Accessory - Knit Turban Hair Accessory in Navy | The Zeta Turban |
KattysHandcrafts
$35.00 USD
Warm Winter Crochet Hat - Textured Chunky Beanie - Woman's Accessories - Geometrical Winter Hat in Olive | The Triton Hat |
Warm Winter Crochet Hat - Textured Chunky Beanie - Woman's Accessories - Geometrical Winter Hat in Olive | The Triton Hat |
KattysHandcrafts
$40.00 USD
Thick Winter Beanie - Crochet Hat- Textured Chunky Beanie - Woman's Accessories - Geometrical Winter Hat in Pumpkin | The Triton Hat |
Thick Winter Beanie - Crochet Hat- Textured Chunky Beanie - Woman's Accessories - Geometrical Winter Hat in Pumpkin | The Triton Hat |
KattysHandcrafts
$40.00 USD
Knit Bear Hat - Pom Pom Ears Hat - Animal Ear Beanie in Charcoal in Cream - Winter Accessories  | The Ursa Major Hat |
Knit Bear Hat - Pom Pom Ears Hat - Animal Ear Beanie in Charcoal in Cream - Winter Accessories | The Ursa Major Hat |
KattysHandcrafts
$38.00 USD
Thick Crocheted Turban Hat-  Head wrap Winter Accessory - Knit Turban Hair Accessory in Tan | The Zeta Turban |
Thick Crocheted Turban Hat- Head wrap Winter Accessory - Knit Turban Hair Accessory in Tan | The Zeta Turban |
KattysHandcrafts
$35.00 USD
Hat with Cat Ears-  Knit Ears Hat - Custom Cat Ear Knit Hat - Siamese Kitten - Gift for Cat Lover - Pets Lover | The Orion Hat |
Hat with Cat Ears- Knit Ears Hat - Custom Cat Ear Knit Hat - Siamese Kitten - Gift for Cat Lover - Pets Lover | The Orion Hat |
KattysHandcrafts
$40.00 USD
Huge Crochet Infinity Scarf  - Fall Fashion Accessories - Oversized Circle Scarf - Winter Loop Scarf Cowl in Orange | The Hyperion Scarf |
Huge Crochet Infinity Scarf - Fall Fashion Accessories - Oversized Circle Scarf - Winter Loop Scarf Cowl in Orange | The Hyperion Scarf |
KattysHandcrafts
$65.00 USD
Women's Knit Poncho - Chunky Knit Cape - Hand Knitted  Poncho in Peacock - Fall Knit Poncho Cape - Women's Winter Fashion | The Janus Cape |
Women's Knit Poncho - Chunky Knit Cape - Hand Knitted Poncho in Peacock - Fall Knit Poncho Cape - Women's Winter Fashion | The Janus Cape |
KattysHandcrafts
$85.00 USD
Chunky Crochet Long Scarf -  Winter Unisex Scarf - Winter Accesory in Grey | The Io Scarf |
Chunky Crochet Long Scarf - Winter Unisex Scarf - Winter Accesory in Grey | The Io Scarf |
KattysHandcrafts
$80.00 USD
Fall Crochet Hat - Texture Beanie- Warm Hat - Geometrical Winter Hat in Cream | The Triton Hat |
Fall Crochet Hat - Texture Beanie- Warm Hat - Geometrical Winter Hat in Cream | The Triton Hat |
KattysHandcrafts
$40.00 USD
Pom Pom Knit Hat Beanie - Chunky Hat in Black and Red - Winter Knitwear- Women's Fall Accessories | The Ursa Minor Hat |
Pom Pom Knit Hat Beanie - Chunky Hat in Black and Red - Winter Knitwear- Women's Fall Accessories | The Ursa Minor Hat |
KattysHandcrafts
$35.00 USD
Acorn Winter Beanie - Knit and Crochet Chunky Hat - Fall Thick Cap - Winter Accessory - Novelty Hat in Marble & Olive| The Castor Hat |
Acorn Winter Beanie - Knit and Crochet Chunky Hat - Fall Thick Cap - Winter Accessory - Novelty Hat in Marble & Olive| The Castor Hat |
KattysHandcrafts
$38.00 USD
Knit Hooded Scarf - Fall Knitted Scoodie - Winter Knit Hoodie in Tweed - Women's Fall Fashion Accessory | The Pluto Scarf |
Knit Hooded Scarf - Fall Knitted Scoodie - Winter Knit Hoodie in Tweed - Women's Fall Fashion Accessory | The Pluto Scarf |
KattysHandcrafts
$50.00 USD
Acorn Hat - Knit & Crochet Chunky Hat - Fall Thick Beanie - Winter Accessory - Novelty Hat in Chocolate and Gold | The Castor Hat |
Acorn Hat - Knit & Crochet Chunky Hat - Fall Thick Beanie - Winter Accessory - Novelty Hat in Chocolate and Gold | The Castor Hat |
KattysHandcrafts
$38.00 USD
Chunky Crochet Hat -Winter Beanie - Thick Crochet Hat - Chunky Beanie - Woman's Winter Accessories -  Winter Hat in Pinot | The Triton Hat |
Chunky Crochet Hat -Winter Beanie - Thick Crochet Hat - Chunky Beanie - Woman's Winter Accessories - Winter Hat in Pinot | The Triton Hat |
KattysHandcrafts
$40.00 USD
Pom Pom Knit Hat for Fall  - Chunky Winter Knit Beanie - Winter Hat in Dark Red | The Ursa Minor Hat |
Pom Pom Knit Hat for Fall - Chunky Winter Knit Beanie - Winter Hat in Dark Red | The Ursa Minor Hat |
KattysHandcrafts
$35.00 USD
Knit Poncho - Chunky Cape with Knitted Braid - Woman's Knit Poncho in Gold - Fall Poncho Cape Winter - Women Poncho | The Janus Cape |
Knit Poncho - Chunky Cape with Knitted Braid - Woman's Knit Poncho in Gold - Fall Poncho Cape Winter - Women Poncho | The Janus Cape |
KattysHandcrafts
$85.00 USD

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