Can you believe it’s Christmas Eve? I’m so looking forward to relaxing over Christmas with my family, some comforting crochet and plenty of festive films.
This year has had ups and downs for each and every one of us, but our love of crochet has carried us through. Whether you’re a long time lover of crochet or a lockdown learner, I’m thankful that you are part of the Bella Coco Community. You keep me motivated and you keep me inspired.
I plan on taking a break over Christmas…and by break I really mean knuckling down with the last part of my book. I can’t wait to give you some more information about it in 2021. If you want to be kept up to date with book news, you can sign up here.
Next year is going to bring new challenges for me, as you may know we are expecting our 2nd baby girl in April. Learning how to work with a newborn and a toddler is going to be interesting. However I have build the most amazing little team over the last few years and I couldn’t be more grateful for them. So Jacqui (aka Mummy Coco), Louise, Emma, Emily, all of the Facebook admin team and the Crochet Society team….You’re all amazing! I’m also excited to welcome the lovely Nicola to the team in 2021. As always, I have HUGE plans for Bella Coco Crochet and I want to continue to bring you amazing content, lessons and inspiration.
I wish you the absolute happiest of holidays – I hope you find comfort, joy and peace…and manage to enjoy lots of festive choc, movies and crochet!
Without further ado, let’s take a look at 2020 on Bella Coco!
Because this blog is basically a big, fat blog of the year – it’s HUGE. So, I’ve broken it down into two parts. This is Part Two. You can see Part One here.
While I didn’t release any new patterns in July, it was far from quiet on the blog. I released a couple of blog posts that had been requested via social media. I love hearing your suggestions about what you want to see on here – so feel free to leave me a comment on here if there’s a post you’d love to see on Bella Coco.
- How To Photograph Your Crochet Projects
- How Many Chains For A Blanket?
- Teach Your Kid To Crochet – Part 1
I added four new stitch library tutorials, including posts on how to tell the different between Puff, Bubble and Popcorn stitches – a really common problem for crocheters!
There were three wonderful guest posts:
- Seamless Beach Bag: UPDATED
- I Mitered Pined For You Crochet Blanket
- The Petion-Ville Crochet Clutch Bag
I also shared three round-up posts:
- 5 Stashbusting Crochet Projects
- 10 Crochet Patterns for Adventurous Beginners
- 10 Free Amigurumi Patterns For ALL Skill Levels
I waved hello to Granny Square Month in August with an absolute wealth of new patterns. These patterns were designed to work together so you could put together a fun blanket using your favourite squares:
I also shared my Crochet Pumpkin pattern.
There were two beautiful guest posts, both perfect for Summer:
I also shared some granny square-flavoured round-ups and the second part of my Teach Your Child To Crochet series:
- Unusual Granny Squares To Make TODAY!
- Granny Stripes vs Granny Squares
- How To…Use Granny Squares
- Teach Your Child To Crochet – Part 2
How else could I round-up Granny Square month than with a HUGE Great Granny Square Masterlist? This MAHOOSIVE list features every single G Square on Bella Coco so it’s the perfect place to start if you’re looking to get hooked.
I also shared some tips on getting your friends into crochet for International Crochet Day and shared my revamped Houndstooth Cowl pattern.
I shared three new stitch tutorials:
Two absolutely GORGEOUS guest posts graced the blog:
There were also three round-up posts:
- 5 FREE Crochet Plant Patterns
- 10 FREE Autumn Crochet Patterns
- 5 of My Favourite Intermediate Crochet Patterns
In October, I launched the Cosy CAL – a bumper selection of cosy patterns just perfect for staying snug in Autumn. I also revamped my super popular Bella Bunny Lovey and released a fresh new Spiral Granny Square pattern. For the Cosy Club, I released:
- The Cosy CAL: Crochet Wrist Warmers
- The Cosy CAL: Honey Mustard Crochet Scarf
- The Cosy CAL: Crochet Hat and Scarf Set
- The Cosy CAL: Tea Cosy
I added two new Stitch Library tutorials:
There were three fabulous guest designs:
And, the round-up posts were all about getting cosy…and creepy!
As the weather got colder and December got closer, I started looking towards Christmas. Let’s face it, as crafters we SHOULD start our handmade gifts around July. But, who wants to think about Christmas when the sun is shining? Thankfully crochet gifts can be quick, as I showed with these posts:
I also shared some gift ideas for the hookers in your life:
I added a MASSIVE five new stitches to the Stitch Library:
I also welcomed three designers to my blog, all with wonderfully Wintery designs:
We’re finally in December. What a year it’s been. I’m so thankful for you joining me on this journey and I hope you’ll stick with me in 2021 – there’s still plenty more to come!
As you might imagine, things got pretty festive this month. I shared some patterns to help you deck your halls, perfect to hook up while watching festive faves like The Holiday, Love, Actually, Miracle on 34th Street and Elf. Or while blasting out some Crimbo classics, WHAM anyone
Here’s the patterns:
I added two cosy new stitch tutorials:
And finally, I featured two beautiful guest designs from Heather and Krisztina:
I’m so excited for 2021 – I have some amazing content planned for you. Even better? You can be a part of it. If you’re a budding, or established designer and would love to feature on Bella Coco Crochet, then check out my guest post callout for 2021.
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