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14 Sep 2014

Crochet blanket colour scheme inspiration

Hi Bellas!

I wanted to share with you my latest crochet blanket I have just finished. I made this as a gift for a family members little girl who was born last week! I'm hoping she doesn't read my blog as I've not given it to her yet! hehe




For this blanket, I have used Stylecraft Special DK in:

Apricot
Clematis
Lemon
Wisteria

To recreate this blanket, you will need one of each colour (although you will not need it all) I did 4 squares consisting of 12 rounds, starting in Apricot and ending in Wistera but you could make as big or as small as you like. You could also chose whichever colour you want to do do the boarder with- this should be the last colour that you use.

I joined my 4 squares together with double crochet (US Single) I continued with a further round around the whole piece of work. The edging is called Triple Picot- I have never used this before and I really like the way its turned out. I shall do a tutorial on it some time soon.





29 Aug 2014

Happy Friday!

Hi Bellas!

Happy Friday to you all! I am so ready for the weekend. I don't know if its because the evening as getting a little darker and the weather has been horrid, but I've just felt like all i want to do it hibernate at home in my onesie! Anyone else?

Anyway, just to give you a little giggle on a Friday. Here are the two latest videos I've done with my brothers channel (click here to go see him)




Have a lovely weekend all, What are your plans?



25 Aug 2014

Crochet tutorials- A huge thank you

Hi Bellas,

Over the last few months since I have started posting crochet tutorials on my you tube channel, I have been completely overwhelmed with the response.

When I started my you tube channel at the beginning of the year, I wasn't really sure which way I wanted to go with it. I knew I wanted to do lifestyle posts as well as a few craft tutorials but had nothing specific that I wanted to do. The whole thing was a little scary at first, I felt quite vulnerable and open but I was determined to push my boundaries. I had already done a few videos with my brother on his channel which gave me a glimpse into the wonderful world of you tube.

After doing a few general tags (whats in my bag/20 facts about me) i decided to do a crochet tutorial. I filmed it and then edited it, uploaded it to you tube privately and then umm'd and arrr'd about if I should make it public or not. I didn't really think anyone would be interested in it. BUT....I told myself, just do it!! So I did.

I was so shocked to see a few hundred views, then out of nowhere it had a few thousand views and it just kept growing and growing. I started getting lovely comments and messages from people saying how much it had helped them and it was (and still is) such a nice feeling knowing that people are using my videos to learn a new skill.

I have had so many people send me or tag me in pictures showing me their progress and it really does make me warm and tingly inside (haha....what a cheesy thing to say!! But its true!)

So I just wanted to say a big thank you to you all if you are one of those people who took the time to message me! I also wanted to share a few pictures of peoples projects they have sent me (I hope you don't mind me posting them on here!)













 If you want to show me your pictures on Instagram or twitter, My user name is @bellacoco_ on both. Please Tag me and also use the hashtag #bellacococrochet so I can find them easier! 

You can also find me on google + and Facebook if that is easier for you :)