The Wood Be Fancy Story

The Wood Be Fancy Story

Many of you have seen my videos on YouTube and commented on the type of crochet hook I am using in a majority of my tutorials. My dad started mass producing these crochet hooks after so many inquiries flooded in. Each hook handle, as demonstrated in this video tutorial, is individually crafted and designed. A great deal of time is spent on every single hook handle.

These special crochet hooks are ergonomically created to fit perfectly into the palm of your hand. I use these in each and every video we film.

I spent much of my early crochet years in the hospital. My mom taught me the basics, and I used crochet as a time pass for those long stays trapped in a hospital bed. I loved watching YouTube just like many of you. I watched the Crochet Crowd, Moogly, and Naztazia and learned more advanced techniques through their tutorials.

I started noticing when using a traditional aluminum crochet hook, my finger and wrist joints would start to pain while holding the thin hook. Most of the pain was in part from being so ill. The disease, and side effects of my medications caused bone deterioration and joint problems. It wasn’t unusual to have swollen hands and rusty joints almost every day. My dad saw my struggle, and when I would tell him it hurt to crochet, we started to brainstorm ways to make things easier.

My dad is not a master craftsman. He didn’t even own many power tools. He didn’t carve or do woodworking, yet, he decided to experiment a little and began to design handles for my crochet hooks.  In fact, his early introduction to the world of wood craft had him on a first name basis with the local Emergency Room doctors from all the mishaps he encountered trying to perfect his design. Eventually, he was able to craft this final design, have less trips to the ER, and rarely ends up with stitches anymore!

Not only are these the most comfortable in my hand, but due to those arthritic effects from long term illness, the joints in my hand and wrist feel better with this handle when I work. These handles make it so much easier to crochet for a duration of time and reduce the stress on my joints.

This blog is in part a plug for the hooks my dad makes because, why not? Besides filming and editing my video tutorials, he works so hard to make each and every one of these crochet hooks as demonstrated in his documentary video. Each individual hook is made exactly like shown. The time and care put in to each one is unsurpassed! Just check out the testimonials on his Etsy Shop to hear what others have to say.

More than a shameless plug for this product, this blog is about a dad who cares so much about his daughter that he found a way to make her passion easier on her. He designed this amazing hook handle so that I don’t hurt any more. He took to learning wood crafting and carving, taught himself how to use all these power tools and even sacrificed his own hands to make mine feel better. Those numerous ER trips to get stitches in his hands are testament to how far he would go to make me happy and pain-free.

With Father’s Day approaching, let’s remember the selfless sacrifices our dads have made. The hard work and dedication they show us and their unending acts of love they provide. I am pretty lucky to have one of the best! Thanks, Daddy for everything!

Love, Nadia

If you would like to try one or more of these hooks, you can visit his shop here.

 

12 Days of Christmas: Christmas Tree Canvas Art

12 Days of Christmas: Christmas Tree Canvas Art

This is such an Easy Yarn Art project perfect for any age. Here we use a canvas, yarn, and sticks to create this fun art piece.

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this fabulous wall art:

 

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:
Red Heart Yarns With Love Metallic
Hot Glue
-Twigs
-Paper
Canvas
-Ribbon (optional)
Scissors

NOTES:
-You can use any yarn to decorate your trees
-You can use any size canvas too! Make more trees and add it to a bigger canvas print!
-There is no written portion of this pattern as there is no crochet involved.
-See the video tutorial for full explanation.
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

12 Days of Christmas: Colorful Tree Ornament

12 Days of Christmas: Colorful Tree Ornament

This layered rainbow Christmas Tree Ornament is our second pattern in the 12 Days of Christmas Ornament collection! This is such a cute little crocheted gift to adorn your tree or use it instead of a bow on a package!!

 

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this ornament:

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:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in any colors you want. I used Gold, Warm Brown, Royal, Violet, Cherry Red, Perfect Pink, Coral, Spring Green, Medium Thyme, Hunter Green, Pool, Blue
E-3.50mm Crochet Hook
Stuffing
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.
-This ornament measures approximately 5 inches tall and 3 inches wide

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back 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 to have visual instructions.

 

Circle Number 1: Make 1
In Royal
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to first SC
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Circle Number 2: Make 2
(Make 1 in Violet and 1 in Cherry Red)
Work in Continuous Rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Circle Number 3: Make 2
(Make 1 in Perfect Pink and 1 in Coral)
Work in Continuous Rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Circle Number 4: Make 2
(Make 1 in Spring Green and 1 in Medium Thyme)
Work in Continuous Rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Circle Number 5: Make 2
(Make 1 in Hunter Green and 1 in Pool)
Work in Continuous Rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Circle Number 6: Make 2
(Make 1 in Blue and 1 in Royal)
Work in Continuous Rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6: [2SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Circle Number 7: Make 2
(Make 1 in Violet and 1 in Cherry Red)
Work in Continuous Rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6: [2SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnd 7: [2SC in next st, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (42)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Circle Number 8: Make 2
(Make 1 in Perfect Pink and 1 in Coral)
Work in Continuous Rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6: [2SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnd 7: [2SC in next st, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (42)
Rnd 8: [2SC in next st, SC in next 6 sts] 6 times. (48)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Trunk: Make 1
With Warm Brown
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnds 3-7: SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Star: Make 1 in Gold
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 10 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st to 1st st
Rnd 2: *Ch up 4, SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next ch, DC in last ch, Sk 1 st, sl st in next st, Repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning. (5 star points)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Assembly:
See video tutorial for visual instructions to sew everything together.
Sew layers of circles through the center of each circle. Tie knots on the top and bottom to secure the layers.
Stuff trunk and sew to bottom layer of tree
Sew star to the top of the tree.
Weave in all 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 Red Heart Yarns

 

Crochet Tutorial: Rustic Evergreen Ornament

This Rustic Evergreen Ornament is a simple yet festive touch to your country Christmas decor. This darling accent also makes a great gift topper embellishment! Using your scrap yarn, this easy to make project is a lovely touch that will make your home feel warm and welcoming.

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Crochet strips tied and shaped around an everyday stick accented with rich shades of green and brown, topped with a small star make this item one of the easiest and most cozy DIY projects you will make this holiday season!
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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this ornament:

**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)
Share your work on Facebook!
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Leave a comment, and share with your friends!

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:

**Use all the supplies in this kit to make this ornament**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in any color you want. (Scraps only in shades of green/tan)
E-3.50mm Crochet Hook
-Twig (Stick from outside)
Thread (to make it into an ornament)
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-The smaller the hook, the better
-The stick I used was about 7 inches long
-Be careful tying your knots to not snap the twig in half

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
FHDC: Foundation Half Double Crochet

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.

Tree:

Top Strands: Make 2
FHDC 15, Fasten off. Weave in all ends

Next Strands: Make 2
FHDC 19, Fasten off. Weave in all ends

Next Strands: Make 2
FHDC 23, Fasten off. Weave in all ends

Last Strands: Make 2
FHDC 27, Fasten off. Weave in all ends

You should have 8 strands in total.

Assembly step:
Tie all strands to twig (See video tutorial for visual instructions

Star:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 10 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st to 1st st
Rnd 2: *Ch up 5, SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next ch, DC in last 2 chs, Sk 1 st, sl st in next st, Repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning. (5 star points)
Fasten off, weave in ends

Assembly:
Attach Star to top of tree on twig and tie a strand of thread for an ornament. See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Enjoy!!

 

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