Anchor Freccia Colorful World

Anchor Freccia Colorful World

a crochet necklace

Over the summer holidays I received a very sweet email from Coats Crafts asking if I would like to try a new promotion they were running called Anchor Freccia Colorful World. The kit they offered to send included a ball of Anchor Freccia cotton, a 1.5 mm crochet hook, a metal chain and instruction leaflet with two designs for a crochet a necklace.

I'm not used to crocheting with fine thread so I thought it would be a great opportunity to practice some delicate crochet...

I wanted to try the floral motif necklace and really enjoyed working each motif with the Freccia cotton - even though it took a while to get used to a small hook.

The instructions were in diagram format, which personally I don't mind, but I know some people prefer to have written instructions. Saying that, I did make a bit of a boo and made one too few motifs so I had to kind of wing it with the ending but when it's on it's barely noticeable. I also chose not to crochet the petals on the flowers, as I kind of loved them as they were.

You can read more about the promotion here but basically with any 50g Freccia crochet ball purchased from a Colorful World display, you will receive a free instruction leaflet, featuring two designs created by the French designer Natalie Spiteri plus a metal chain to crochet your design onto. There are a further two crochet necklace designs that you can download on the Coats Crafts website.




so pretty


So there we have it, thank you to Coats Craft for such a sweet kit. I enjoyed experimenting with some finer crochet and loved the results but was very happy to have a 4mm hook back in my hand after I'd finished. I'm sure it's because I learnt to crochet with a 4mm but there is something about using that hook that is so comforting - it's my crochet safety blanket!

*Edit 2/10/13* I've had a few emails asking where you can find these kits in the UK. I emailed Coats UK and they suggest the best way to find a stockist near you is to ring or email their consumer department on: 01484 681881 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  :))

Bye for now. Em xx

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post, I was kindly sent this kit to try but all opinions are my own.

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Comments (16)

  • Ana


    12 September 2013 at 09:11 |
    That is so pretty! But I find it incredible difficult to work with so fine thread...In Portugal we have a long tradition of doilies, blankets and all sort of things made with this thread! Can you imagine a blanket!? :)
    • Lululoves


      12 September 2013 at 17:59 |
      I can not even begin to imagine the work that would go into a blanket made of such fine thread - I have a new respect for people that can crochet like that! Em xx
      • Ana


        13 September 2013 at 07:47 |
        :) I would say that when I learned the basic of crochet with my mum...maybe 20 years ago, crochet was mainly done with 12/8/6 crochet thread!
  • Susie


    12 September 2013 at 10:37 |
    Wow its so beautiful!!! It looks so intricate, can't tell where you made an mistakes!
    • Lululoves


      12 September 2013 at 18:00 |
      Thank you - you're very kind xx
  • Casey


    13 September 2013 at 00:49 |
    Very pretty! I can't pull of that kind of necklace, I so wish I could!
  • Tracy


    13 September 2013 at 14:16 |
    The necklaces do look so lovely. I've had real problems trying to track down anybody running the promotion in the UK though.
    • Lululoves


      19 September 2013 at 10:00 |
      Oh that's interesting I'll email them and see if I can find out for you. Em xx
    • Lululoves


      02 October 2013 at 13:30 |
      Tracy - see Edit to post with details on locating supplier. Em xx
  • claireabellemakes


    13 September 2013 at 14:37 |
    Gosh what a beautiful make! I am also one who feels safe with a 4mm. I know some that prefer tiny hooks, but they are experienced at crocheting with wire which scares me!

    I think you were right to leave the petals off, I prefer it that way.

    You have inspired me to think about my small hooks now!

    Claire x
    • Lululoves


      19 September 2013 at 10:02 |
      Yes I'm a bit scared of wire crochet too! The small hook took a lot more concentration and I like to crochet in front of the TV most nights so its probably just laziness on my part! Em xx
  • Curly Girl Coop

    Curly Girl Coop

    15 September 2013 at 06:40 |
    Wow this looks so pretty :) I've never really paid attention to crochet for jewellery before, but this looks fab x
    • Lululoves


      19 September 2013 at 09:58 |
      Thank you, you should give some a try - I love it too. xx
  • Schnatteriene


    02 October 2013 at 10:43 |
    Is it possible to order that kit anywhere? I'd love to try this. :)
    • Lululoves


      02 October 2013 at 13:28 |
      Hello I've added an edit at the bottom of the post with details on locating stockists. Em xx
      • Schnatteriene


        02 October 2013 at 16:06 |
        Thank you ;) The only problem is I'm not living in the UK, I'm living in Germany, but I sent an eMail anyway ;) It's worth a try XX

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