Crochet coasters free pattern



 I love a good project. Recently I seem to have done projects that i have to do in 'sittings' in order to get them done. But I do love a project that take a smaller amount of time. The kind of project where you can produce mutilple of one item in the space of an hour or an evening. That's why I loved sitting down and doing these cute little coasters.



They are ideal to add a but of colour or a personal touch for your home, but also lovely to give as a gift to friends and loved ones.



I have a You Tube video of how to do these. But if you prefer a written pattern, then here it is:

Written in UK terms
Crochet hook: 4mm
Yarn used: Stylecrafts special DK in Parchment, Pale Rose and Fondant

ss= Slip stitch
ch= Chain
tr= Treble (US Double)

Foundation: Ch 6 and join

Round one: Ch 3, 19 tr, join

Round two: Ch 3, tr into top on next stitch, ch2, *tr into top of next 2 stitches, ch 2* 9 times, join

Round three: Ch 3, *2 trs into next ch space, ch 2, 2 trs into same ch space* 9 times, 2 trs into next space, chain 2, tr and join

Round Four: Chain 3 and ss into next ch 2 space, *6 trs into next space, ss into next chain 2 space* 9 times, 5 truss into next space and join
tie off



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My bedroom

Bella Coco bedroom | Nicola White Photography












I absolutely love looking into other peoples homes. I don't know if it's because of my love of home decor or just because I'm nosey! Either way, I thought I would show some more pictures from my photo shoot with Nicola White. Recently I showed you a glimpse inside 'My craft room' this time, I will show you a few aspects of our master bedroom.

Bella Coco bedroom | Nicola White Photography
Bella Coco bedroom | Nicola White Photography
Bella Coco bedroom | Nicola White Photography
Bella Coco bedroom | Nicola White Photography
Bella Coco bedroom | Nicola White Photography
Bella Coco bedroom | Nicola White Photography
Bella Coco bedroom | Nicola White Photography
Bella Coco bedroom | Nicola White Photography
Bella Coco bedroom | Nicola White Photography
Bella Coco bedroom | Nicola White Photography
Bella Coco bedroom | Nicola White Photography
Bella Coco bedroom | Nicola White Photography

Do you like seeing these kind of posts? I have a lot more home decor I would like to share with you!


Find Nicola:
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5 DIY's I must try

ring dish
A Beautiful mess
I always have a list multiple lists as long as my arm of things that I want to do or try. I've said may times before I pin addict! I actually had to ban myself from going on Pinterest before I'm about to go to bed because I would have so many ideas flowing around my over active mind.

Crafts are my therapy. They relax me. If I haven't made anything for a while, or if I've not been able to flex my creative muscles I get a little agitated. It's something I MUST do, and I think its good for the brain. I encourage everyone to give something crafty a go. Even if it's something small and simple. There is nothing more satisfying then starting with nothing and making something completely unique and your own.

Here are some of my favourite DIY projects I have 'pinned' recently and are high on my list of things to try. 

handmade soap
A Beautiful Mess
Soap bars from A Beautiful Mess. I have made soap before, but nothing as pretty as this. My last attempt was ver basic. These are Grapefruit mint poppy seed bars- how delightful does that sound!!

Ombre dyed napkins
Country Living
Pink + Ombre= WINNER! I love the look of these Ombre dyed napkins from Country Living. So simple yet very effective.


Heart Light art
Elske
Light heart wall art for Elske- Genius! Now, I don't know what this girl is saying because it's in a different language, but I LOVE her style!

Painted Succulent pots
Miss Renaissance
I promise you I do like other colours then pink! haha, I'm just drawn to it like a moth to a flame! These Succulent pots from Miss Renaissance are just so fun and pretty. I would have to go out and buy some succulents though! :) 


Clay ring dishes
Home Oh My!

And last but by no means least- these ring dishes from Home Oh My! Ive been wanting to make something like this for a while, but not really got around to buying the supplies. I Love these and I MUST give them a go some day soon.

If you have tried any of these, please let me know! I'd love to see your projects. You can follow my DIY & Crafts board on Pinterest to see my latest pins.


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10 week countdown | Bridal make up

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I'm sat here on a rainy Tuesday morning with a cup of tea looking out at the garden. Getting very excited and also nervous about the fact that our wedding is only just over 10 weeks away. Not nervous about getting married- of course not, I couldn't be more sure about that at all. But nervous that I've not done something, missed something, forgotten something REALLY important? (that straight mouthed, wide eyed emoji would fit in really well right here! lol) Did you read the guest post of '10 things every bride nearly forget to plan for' by Venus Bridal? I've read that post about 300 times!

Anthony arrived home in the early hours of the morning from his stag do  My hen do is only 3 weeks away. I'm having my hair trial soon, and my first dress fitting. The bridesmaids are sorted. The rings are sorted. I'm pretty sure I've got everything covered, but there's still that little seed of doubt in my mind.

To be honest, I've felt quite relaxed while planning the wedding. There was a stressful period of time at the beginning when looking for a venue, but other then that it's gone really well. So why am I starting to stress now? Is this normal?

Anyway, to take my mind off things I decided to do some therapy. Some Pinterest therapy that is- It always helps :)

I'm doing my own make up for the wedding day. I've just never really liked my make up when someone else has done it for me. I know it would be nice to relax on the day, but I just can't take that chance.

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I've watched countless videos for Bridal make up and to be honest, I've done my fair share of Bridal make up within my job. But this time it feels very different to be deciding what it should be like. I think most brides want to feel that same way- have a healthy glow with a slightly smoked out eye. Taking into consideration the foundation to be worn- We don't want any flashback on the photographs caused by SPF in the foundation. I usually use Bare Minerals, and I've just think for literally YEARS. Unfortunately it does contain SPF which is usually a good thing, but not for our wedding day. So I will be on the hunt in the next few weeks for a flawless foundation without SPF. Any recommendations?

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The other thing for my to think about is- to lash or not to lash? I think of lot of brides now do wear false lashes. I'm not really a fan of them on myself. I do however, like the semi permanent lashes at the look a lot more natural. The only things is, I will have to have them done before we fly out to Ibiza. This means I will have them on for a week before the wedding. Do I risk it? I'm going to have them done for my hen do as a 'trial' so I can make a better decision. But, if I decide against them both, I do have fairly long and full lashes anyway so I don't think it will look odd without any.


I'd love to see your pictures of your wedding make up! You can tag me on Twitter or Instagram @bellacoco_

Enjoy the rest of your week lovelies!





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Crochet for left handers

Bella Coco | Crochet mood blanket
Nicola White Photography
I have quite a few friends who are left handed. I hear them complain of many struggles such as them smudging their ink when they write, or not being able to use 'normal' scissors. So a while back it occurred to me that Left handed people must struggle when it comes to crochet tutorials.

So I decided to convert some of my crochet tutorials for Left handed people to aid them in their learning. Some of you might already be aware of this as I've had some videos up for a while. But this weekend I added a few more to the playlist. You can find the playlist here. Or I've embedded some of the most recent ones below!





Is this something you Lefties would like to see more of? Let me know in the comments below. Enjoy!






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Coastal interior inspiration

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Recently, I've been obsessed with Coastal interior. I was looking at home interior inspiration (something of which I do probably about 80% of my time lol) And you know, one pin leads to another and I got totally hooked on coastal inspired interiors. I have to admit, I would go the whole hogg in my own home, but I would certainly add elements around my home. Here are my favourite images from what I pinned.
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I love the light, bright spaces, the mixture of the light wood and dark wood, the whites and duck egg blues and the mixture of natural textures. Simply stunning.
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This bathroom is to die for! So beautiful. I love the open shelves under the sink and the wicker baskets with the folded flannels.
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What do you think? Is this a look you would take inspiration from for your own home? I'd love to see your pictures.




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