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.


Crochet Tutorial: Grab n’ Go Cowl

Crochet Tutorial: Grab n’ Go Cowl

Hot off my hook is the Grab-n-Go Hat and Cowl set!! Using Evermore Yarn by Red Heart Yarns, the texture and color of these pieces can’t be beat! And my, oh my, are they warm! I’m ready for winter and whatever it has to bring!!


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

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Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
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-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-I used Red Heart Evermore Yarn but you can use any bulky size yarn to make this cowl and hat set.
-This cowl is 22.5 inches long and 8 inches wide
-This cowl uses 178 yards of yarn. (I used a total of 2 skeins of Evermore yarn in this project)
-Click here to find the Hat pattern **Link Coming soon**

Red Heart Yarns Evermore in Keepsake
K-6.50mm Crochet Hook
Wooden Buttons
Yarn Needle
Measuring Tape

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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
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
FPDC3TOG: Front Post Double Crochet 3 Stitches Together
DC3TOG: Double Crochet 3 Together


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


Chain 68 or any multiple of 16+4
Row 1: DC in 4th CH from hook, *DC in next 6 Chs, DC3TOG, DC in next 6 Chs, 3 DC in the next Ch, repeat from * across, ending with 2 DC in last Ch, turn. (65 sts)

Row 2: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), DC in same St as ch up 3, *FPDC on next 6 Sts, FPDC3TOG, FPDC on next 6 sts, 3 FPDC on next st, repeat from * across, ending with 2 DC in last st, turn.

Row 3: Work in both loops doing regular DC on this row, Ch up 3, DC in same st, *DC in next 6 sts, DC3TOG, DC in next 6 sts, 3 DC in next st, Repeat from * across, ending with 2 DC in last st, turn.

Rows 4-8: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 ending with a repeat of Row 2

Row 9: Ch up 1, DO NOT work in same st as ch 1, *SC in next 2 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, DC in next 2 sts, TR in next 3 sts, DC in next 2 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, SC in next 2 sts, Sl st in next st, repeat from * across, ending with sl st in last st.
Fasten off.

Turn work upside down and work on the foundation chain

Row 10: Attach yarn to the corner of your foundation chain, Ch up 4, DO NOT work in same st as ch 4, TR in next 2 sts, *DC in next 2 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, SC in next 2 sts, Sl st in next st, SC in next 2 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, DC in next 2 sts, TR in next 3 sts, repeat from *  repeat from * across, ending with TR in last st.
Do not fasten off. 
Continue to SC around the entire piece.
Fasten off.
Weave in all ends.

Assembly step: Sew on 3 buttons to your cowl and button it closed. (You could also sew the ends together to have a fully closed cowl)


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