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17 Aug 2014

Stylecraft Baby DK from Loveknitting.com

Stylecraft Baby DK
Stylecraft Baby DK, a soft and lovely yarn, perfect for crochet (discount code below)



Hi Bellas


I've expressed my love for Stylecraft Special DK in the past, and I was recently given the opportunity to try out another line of the Stylecraft yarn from Loveknitting.com. As I make a lot of baby blankets, I chose to try the Stylecraft Baby DK. It comes in an array of soft baby pastel tones (14 to be exact), perfect for making cute blanket designs. After seeing the colours, I immediately had a an idea of they style of blanket I wanted to make with them.

When receiving the yarn, I was firstly impressed by the packaging. Loveknitting.com always seem to take pride in how they ship their products to their customers, and this time was no exception. 

Stylecraft Baby DK

The yarn came in these lovely lemon protective bags which is a small touch that goes a long way in my eyes. These bags are also perfect for carrying crochet projects around when you don't want to take your big knitting bag with you, or using to present your new completed projects in when giving as gifts.

As previously mentioned, I knew what project I wanted to make which these colours- A sunburst granny square blanket. I have made these previously and they have always got a good reaction.

I chose to use Baby Cream, Baby Lilac, Baby Mint and Baby lemon to make my blanket.


Stylecraft Baby DK
 Baby Cream & Baby Lilac
Stylecraft Baby DK
Baby Lemon & Baby Mint.

Each ball of yarn is 200g and is 100% Acrylic. As I have been used to using the Special DK I was quite surprised how large each ball of yarn was. The Special DK comes in 100g so these are double the size. They retail at £4.49 which I think is so affordable for such a versatile and high quality product.

The yarn is super soft and easy to work with which makes it prefect for crochet. The picture below is the start of my blanket. The colours complement each other so well don't you think?

Stylecraft Baby DK

I have yet to fully complete my blanket, but I will be sure to post a picture on my Instagram when it is done (make sure you are following on @bellacoco_)

If you would like to make a Sunburst granny square, I have recently posted a video tutorial on my You Tube channel- Bella Coco.











If you would like to try this yarn yourself, then the lovely people at Loveknitting.com are offering a 10% on the Stylecraft Baby DK especially for Bella Coco readers using the code:

BELLACOCO

This code is valid for 6months- so please make the most of it :)

I would love to see any projects that you may try using this yarn or any of my tutorials so please tag me on twitter or Instagram on @bellacoco_ and use the hashtag #bellacococrochet

You can also follow Love knitting on:

Website       www.loveknitting.com 
Google Plus +Loveknitting.com 
Twitter        @Love_knitting
Instagram   @loveknittingcom

You can tag them in your projects too and let them know how very kind they are for giving us a special discount ;)

Have a lovely evening all,



18 Jul 2014

T-shirt yarn basket

Hi Bellas

Just a super quick post for you tonight, I just wanted to share with you a T-shirt yarn crochet basket I made this evening. It is by no means perfect- but I think it is really cute! I've already had requests for a tutorial- so I may get working on that for you ;)



What do you think?


Style at home magazine

Hi Bellas

This month, something exciting happened. I featured as a 'Stylist at home' in Style at home magazine.  It's one of my favourite home style mags out there as it is super affordable and jam pack full of gorgeous homes and amazing DIY ideas. It also doesn't have the endless amount of advertisements like some of the more expensive mags have!!

If you haven't picked up your copy yet, then pop along to your local off licence and pick up the August issue.

Style at home magazine

Sarah-Jayne Coward in Style at home magazine

Sarah-Jayne Coward in Style at home magazine

Sarah-Jayne Coward in Style at home magazine

You will find my little bubble head dotted around here and there! It is a lovely issue (and I'm not just saying that because I'm in it lol)

Hope you have a lovely weekend! Grab a cuppa and have a read :)