24 Oct 2014

PicStick photo magnets with discount code!

Hi Bellas!

I was recently given the opportunity to try out a company called PicStick who create magnets from your photos. I have done something similar before and am a sucker for photos so I thought I'd give them a try.

I found their website really easy to use, it was easy to navigate and upload and edit your photo choices. I logged into my Facebook account via the website in order to choose which photos I wanted. Each grid comes with 9 photos measuring 50x65mm and are at the excellent price of £9.50!

I was so impressed with the fast process time. I received my magnets within a few days straight through my door!

The quality of the magnets are good- some seem a little grainy up close but in general they are good quality.

I ordered mine with the intention of using some for my wedding- I thought they would make a unique 'name card' for each persons seats.

I have GREAT NEWS!! If you would like to get your own PicStick magnets, PicStick have given Bella Coco readers 25% off their orders up until 5th November 2014!!

Use code COCO25 at checkout to get your 25% off!

This is a sponsored post, however all views and opinions are my own.

2 Oct 2014

Colour Scheme inspiration: Crochet blanket

Hi Bellas

Here is this weeks crochet blanket colour scheme inspiration. I was asked by a friend to make this as a gift. I love the pink and peach together!

From the outside 'scalloped edge' working inwards, I used the following colours:

  • Cream (1005)
  • Apricot (1026)
  • Fondant (1241)

These are all Stylecraft Special DK which can be purchased form

Don't forget, you can also use code BELLACOCO at checkout when buying Stylecraft Baby DK to receive 10% discount!! Click here to take you to the page!!

27 Sep 2014

Crochet | Chevron blanket tutorial

Hi Bellas,

Here you will find the written version of the granny ripple/Chevron blanket I have posed on YouTube (click here to see the video). You may find it handy to work from once you have grasped the pattern. You may not even need it at all once you have done a few rows because quite frankly, this blanket is easy peasy- even though it looks a little more difficult (but shhhhh we won't tell anyone that will we!)

This pattern is written in UK terms throughout (for US terms please used the conversion chart)

Ch   = Chain
Tr    = Treble crochet (US Double crochet)
Sl st = Slip stitch

Use the appropriate hook size for your yarn- details of this can be found on your yarn cover/label.

Foundation chain

Begin by working out how wide you want your blanket to be. You will need to work in multiples of 18. On my sample piece I have chained 36 (18x2) and added an extra 6- So 42 in total. 

If you are making a baby blanket, I recommend chaining 108 then adding 6 for turning- So 114 in total. But this is totally up to you!

Round one

Working in the 6th chain from the hook (do not include the loop on your hook) insert 3 Tr into that chain space.

Skip two chain spaces and do 3 tr into the third chain space. Skip two chains again and insert 3 tr into the third chain space- you will end up with three clusters of treble crochets. (pictured below)

Now will will work our 'trough'. Skip five chain spaces and work 3 tr into the sixth chain space.

Skip two chain spaces and do 3 tr into the third chain space. Skip two chain again and insert 3 tr into the third chain space. (pictured below)

Now we will work our 'Peak'

Chain 3 and insert another 3tr into the same chain space.

Continue to work down to your 'trough' in the same way. Follow the diagram below and chain 5 at the end and turn your work.

Round two

When you turn your work, you will now be working within the spaces (between the clusters of trebles) from here on out. Follow the diagram below.

After this round, you can choose to change colours or continue with the same colour. The choice is yours! all you need to do is follow the same instructions.

I hope these written instructions and diagrams help!

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