12 Days of Christmas: Rustic Holiday Decoration – Step by Step Photo Tutorial

12 Days of Christmas: Rustic Holiday Decoration – Step by Step Photo Tutorial

If anyone is looking for a rustic holiday decoration, I have just the thing for you! I did these easy jute covered balloon balls and they turned out so awesome. Below you can see my step by step process from start to finish. This idea has me thinking in all kinds of creative directions using string art to decorate for the holidays. I may have to make more! In the meantime check out my picture tutorial and follow along today.

 

First I gathered all the supplies I needed. (See photo above)
Water Balloons, Scissors, Paint brush, Mod Podge, and Jute.
I also used rubber gloves and a tupperware container that are not pictured.

 

I blew up the balloons to be mini balls, and then I added the Mod Podge to the tupperware container.

 

I proceeded to dunk the jute into the mod podge and then wrap it around the balloon using my rubber gloves for protection.

 

 

I wrapped about 20 times.

 

 

Then I used the paint brush to reinforce the mod podge to the jute.

 

I let it dry for 24 hours.

 

 

Once it was all dry, I popped the balloon and removed it from the middle of the ball.

 

 

 

The jute stayed in place!! Woohoo!! I then used a tweezer to get any extra mod podge out of the gaps and make the ball look cleaner.

 

 

 

I added an ornament hook to the ball and hung it on my tree!

 

 

12 Days of Christmas: Beanie with Bling – FREE Crochet Video Tutorial

12 Days of Christmas: Beanie with Bling – FREE Crochet Video Tutorial

I know many of you have a little one on your holiday gift giving list, and I have a great quick project for you! The Beanie with Bling is next on our series! On the 4th day of Christmas we have something special for the sweet littles in our lives! I made this cute beanie for my niece! This bow topped winter hat, dressed up with a pretty piece of bling is just perfect for this sweet girl! She wears it well and LOVES it! Look at those poses she makes! This free crochet pattern has a written tutorial along with a video for instructions so anyone can make this! I am telling you now, who ever gets this for Christmas will LOVE it! Go make yours now by following my instructions below! The written instructions are linked in the graphics of this post.

 

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this hat:


 

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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
You *may* sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Amore (I Used the color Peaceful)
Button
-G-4.25mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-You can do as many rows of the increase part of this pattern as you want to make it as wide as you want.

 

 

12 Days of Christmas: Beanie with Bling – FREE Written Crochet Pattern

12 Days of Christmas: Beanie with Bling – FREE Written Crochet Pattern
I know many of you have a little one on your holiday gift giving list, and I have a great quick project for you! The Beanie with Bling is next on our series! On the 4th day of Christmas we have something special for the sweet littles in our lives! I made this cute beanie for my niece! This bow topped winter hat, dressed up with a pretty piece of bling is just perfect for this sweet girl! She wears it well and LOVES it! Look at those poses she makes! This free crochet pattern has a written tutorial along with a video for instructions so anyone can make this! I am telling you now, who ever gets this for Christmas will LOVE it! Go make yours now by following my instructions below!

 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
You *may* sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Amore (I Used the color Peaceful)
Button
-G-4.25mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-You can do as many rows of the increase part of this pattern as you want to make it as wide as you want.

 

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

Hat:

Ch 31
Row 1: HDC in 2nd Ch from hook and next 4 chs, DC in next 20 chs, SC in last 5 chs, Ch 1, Turn. (30)

Row 2: SC in 1st 5 sts, DC in next 20 sts, Working in BLO, HDC in last 5 sts, Ch 1, turn. (30)

Row 3: Working in BLO, HDC in first 5 sts, Working in Both Loops, DC in next 20 sts, SC in last 5 sts, Ch 1, turn.

Rows 4-35: Repeat Rows 2 & 3

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew up back of hat and cinch the top closed by sewing it. See video tutorial for visual instructions.

 

Bow:

Work in BLO and in continuous rounds
Ch 45

Rnd 1: SC in first Ch to form a ring, SC in each ch around, do not attach, continue to work in continuous rounds and in BLO

Rnds 2-12: SC in each st around.
Fasten off with long tail.
Cinch Center together and wrap yarn around. Sew button to center of bow.
Attach bow to top of hat.
See video tutorial for visual instructions

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Yarnspirations

 

 

God Blesses The Broken Road

God Blesses The Broken Road

In observance of Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week (December 1-7), I wanted to share a little bit about my story to help anyone who is unsure how devastating these diseases can be, and to help everyone learn more so they might better understand their impact on a person who lives with this every. single. day.

I have had more than a dozen major surgeries and thousands of medical procedures that require me to be biopsied, explored, cut, stitched, stapled, and pieced back together. This disease has affected every part of my body. I have spent years of my life hospitalized trying to fight this disease. I have lost my large intestine, parts of my small intestine, my rectum, my anus, and a few other parts of my anatomy, forcing me to live with a permanent ileostomy. What is an ostomy you might ask? An ostomy is when part of the intestine is pulled through the abdomen wall allowing waste to empy into an ostomy appliance or bag on the outside of the body.

Although my ostomy saved my life, it also destroyed parts of my self esteem, it caused an enormous amount of anxiety, and oftentimes, depression. As much as I’d rather focus on the positives, one bad day, week, or month can pull you right back into the abyss of some pretty heavy feelings. Thankfully, there are now more good days than bad and without my ostomy, I would not be here as a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a niece, a cousin, an auntie, a crochet teacher, a friend and an advocate.

I remember the days when I wanted to just give up. When I sobbed and hurt; when I begged for Allah to have mercy on me and let me just find relief. I remember the days after surgery when I had to relearn to sit-up, to walk, go to the bathroom in a new way, to take care of all my wounds, to treat all the infections, to fight my way through sepsis, infusions, experimental treatments, failed medications, hearing the good news and the bad, the numerous doctors and labs, the constant feelings of being scared, the bag leaks and the humiliation of being covered in poop in
a public place, and ALL. THAT. PAIN.

 

This disease has not been kind to me, nor has it been kind to the 5 million people around the world who suffer every day from Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Every year, I pray and fight and campaign and rally for a cure. Each year passes and although it feels closer, it still feels so far away.

This illness is just part of my story. Even if it has dominated my life for more than ten years, it isn’t all of it. There is so much more to my life than this miserable sickness, and thankfully I am still here to live the best parts of my story.

 

 

Every step this crooked, crazy journey has taken me on, landed me right where I am today. I would have never had the opportunity to know this kind of joy or feel this kind of love, if this disease had defeated me.

There are millions of people at the mercy of these illnesses. Although my fight continues, I consider myself lucky. Many are not as lucky as me. I am lucky not because of the treacherous medical path this has taken me on, but lucky because it has brought me here.

Please take a moment to share my story. To spread the word about these life altering diseases. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are debilitating to many who live with these diseases. This deserves more than a week of awareness. We deserve to find a permanent cure. Please help us find one. I have so much to live for. I want to always be here to watch this little boy grow..

~Nadia

 

 

12 Days of Christmas: Winding Ribbon Tree Ornament – Photo Tutorial

12 Days of Christmas: Winding Ribbon Tree Ornament – Photo Tutorial

The Winding Ribbon Tree Ornament is decorated with beads to give nice detail to our 3rd in our 12 days of Christmas series! Today I have a very simple, but VERY lovely ornament tutorial.

 

 

This is a picture tutorial and pattern showing step by step the creating and assembly process.

 

 

Supplies you will need:

Caron Simply Soft Yarn

Beads

Thread

Sewing needles

Crochet hook (any size, but I used G-4.25mm)

Scissors

By simply making a crochet ribbon by doing a Foundation Half Double Crochet and curling it back and forth, separating each section by beads, you end up with this tiny tree. I did a Foundation Half Double Crochet of 120 stitches.

Follow along with this video to learn how to do the Foundation Half Double Crochet:

 

Perfect for hanging on the branches of your Christmas tree or adorning the top of your holiday gifts, this easy handmade detail will be sure to wow everyone this season!

 

 

This entire process from start to finish will take you less than 30 minutes, but looks like you spent a lot more time than that making this ornament.

Make these in a variety of colors to give your tree a bright and festive look!

 

 

 

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Yarnspirations

12 Days of Christmas: Corner to Corner (C2C) Holiday Hot Pad – FREE Crochet Video Tutorial

12 Days of Christmas: Corner to Corner (C2C) Holiday Hot Pad – FREE Crochet Video Tutorial

Next up in the 12 Days of Christmas project, I have this Corner to Corner Holiday Hotpad. This is the time of year when we gather with friends and family in our homes or in our community. We share our table and time. A beautiful way to dress up the table is to make these lovely potholders to protect the tabletop from the hot food. Disclaimer The Corner to Corner stitch has some small openings in the stitch. This is ONLY for protecting your table and NOT for using to grab hot dishes from the oven. These are made from cotton and would also work as washcloths. Any way you wish to use these, they make a wonderful gift.

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this project:


 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
There will be an added expense of more travel and hopefully this won’t deter our ability to provide consistent videos on a weekly basis.

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**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.
***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”
***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
You *may* sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Yarn in the colors Country Red, Indigo, Jute, Emerald
-G-4.25mm crochet hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-You can do as many rows of the increase part of this pattern as you want to make it as long/wide as you want.

 

 

12 Days of Christmas: Corner to Corner (C2C) Holiday Hot Pad – FREE Written Crochet Pattern

12 Days of Christmas: Corner to Corner (C2C) Holiday Hot Pad – FREE Written Crochet Pattern
Next up in the 12 Days of Christmas project, I have this Corner to Corner Holiday Hotpad. This is the time of year when we gather with friends and family in our homes or in our community. We share our table and time. A beautiful way to dress up the table is to make these lovely potholders to protect the tabletop from the hot food. Disclaimer The Corner to Corner stitch has some small openings in the stitch. This is ONLY for protecting your table and NOT for using to grab hot dishes from the oven. These are made from cotton and would also work as washcloths. Any way you wish to use these, they make a wonderful gift.

 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
There will be an added expense of more travel and hopefully this won’t deter our ability to provide consistent videos on a weekly basis.

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**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.
***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”
***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
You *may* sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Yarn in the colors Country Red, Indigo, Jute, Emerald
-G-4.25mm crochet hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-You can do as many rows of the increase part of this pattern as you want to make it as long/wide as you want.
-This pattern is worked using the diagonal box stitch (c2c) in half double crochet stitches.

 

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
Ch2Sp: Chain 2 Space

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

Hotpad:

(Change color each row for the first 12 Rows)
Ch 5
Row 1: HDC in 3rd ch from hook and in each of next 2 Chs, Change color (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

From now on, you’ll start increasing 1 box stitch in each row.

Row 2: Turn your work. ch 5, HDC in 3rd ch from hook and in each of next 2 Chs (first box st of the 2nd row made), sk all 3 sts of next box, sl st into Ch2Sp of that box st; ch 2, work 3 hdc in same Ch2Sp (2nd. Box st of the 2nd row made). Change color.

Row 3: Turn your work, Ch 5, HDC in 3rd Ch from hook and each of the next 2 Chs. (first box st of the 3rd row made) *sk all 3 sts of next box st and sl st into the Ch2Sp at left of that box st, ch 2, work 3 hdc in same Ch2Sp . (2nd. Box st of the 3rd row made); repeat from * for the next box St (3rd. Box st of the 3rd row made).

Continue repeating Row 3 increasing 1 box st each row, Change color each row as per the photo/video tutorial.

After Row 12, you will start decreasing each row and no more color changes.

First Decrease Row (Row 13):

Turn your work. DO NOT chain 5 anymore.

Row 13: Sl st loosely into top of each HDC st of the last box stitch made in the previous row, then sl st into next Ch2Sp of last box st from previous row, Ch 2, work 3 HDC into same Ch2Sp (First box st of decrease row made); *Sk the 3 sts of next box st and sl st into the Ch2Sp at left of that box st, ch 2, make 3 HDC into same Ch2Sp, repeat from * until you reach to the last box st of previous row. Join with sl st to Ch2Sp of last block st from previous row.

Next Decrease Row (here Rows 14-23): Repeat the steps from row 13, each row decreasing 1 box st each row until you get to 1 box st by row 23.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

 

Border:

Rnd 1: Attach yarn to any corner, Ch 1, SC in same corner, Ch 2, SC in the corner again, [Ch 2, *SC in
between the next 2 block Sts, Ch 2, repeat from * until next corner**, work (1 sc, 2ch, 1 sc) in next
corner] x 4 times, but at 4th repeat (on 4th side) end at **,  join with sl st to first St.

Rnd 2: Sl st into Ch 2 sp of first corner, Ch 2, *5 DC into ch2 sp of first corner,  SC into
next Ch 2 sp, *5 DC in next ch 2 sp, SC in next Ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Yarnspirations

 

 

12 Days of Christmas: Lace Shell Bookmark – FREE Crochet Video Tutorial

12 Days of Christmas: Lace Shell Bookmark – FREE Crochet Video Tutorial

Is there a reader in your life who loves physical books and hasn’t moved to all digital methods when it comes to reading? Then I have the perfect gift for you! My Shell Stitch Lace Bookmark is so beautiful and so delicate, it is perfect in the pages of a favorite book. This bookmark is vintage inspired and will awe anyone on your gift giving list. Made with thread, this lacy look is stunning! Wrap this up with a favorite novel and you will win the heart of every reader you know!

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this project:


 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
There will be an added expense of more travel and hopefully this won’t deter our ability to provide consistent videos on a weekly basis.

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**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.
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***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
You *may* sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread
-1.00mm crochet hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-You can do as many rows of this pattern as you want to make it as long as you want.

 

 

12 Days of Christmas: Lace Shell Bookmark – FREE Written Crochet Pattern

12 Days of Christmas: Lace Shell Bookmark – FREE Written Crochet Pattern
We are launching our 12 Days of Christmas crafts with a beautiful handmade bookmark. Do you know someone who loves to read? For all the book lovers in your life, you can make this beautiful Shell Stitch Lace Bookmarker. Pair this with a best seller book and you will be sure to awe the most distinguished book enthusiast on your list!

 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
There will be an added expense of more travel and hopefully this won’t deter our ability to provide consistent videos on a weekly basis.

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**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.
***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”
***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
You *may* sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread
-1.00mm crochet hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-You can do as many rows of this pattern as you want to make it as long as you want.

 

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
Shell: [DC, Ch 1, DC, Ch 1, DC, Ch 1, DC] in same stitch

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

With Thread and 1mm crochet hook

Ch 35

Row 1: HDC in 3rd Ch from hook, * Sk 3 chs, [DC, Ch 1, DC, Ch 1, DC, Ch 1, DC] in next Ch (Shell made), Sk 3 Chs, HDC in next Ch, Repeat From * across, ending with HDC in last Ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, [DC, Ch 1, DC] in first st, *HDC in Center Ch of next Shell, Shell in next HDC, Repeat from * across, ending with [DC, Ch 1, 2 DC] in last St. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, HDC in first st, *Shell in next HDC , HDC in center of next Shell, Repeat from * ending with HDC in last st. Turn.

Rows 4-29: Repeat Rows 2 and 3

Row 30: Ch 3, *SC in center of next shell, Ch 3, HDC in next HDC, Repeat from * across, ending with HDC in last st.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Attach many strands of yarn in the top center of your bookmark and make a braid. Tie off and cut the tassel to make it neat.

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Red Heart Yarns