fall sale!! on my Etsy store

Fall Sale this weekend! Save 15% on everything including crochet patterns, yarn and ready to wear scarves perfect for Fall and Winter. New scarves and crochet patterns recently added. Keep warm and cozy this season and accessorize your life with Valerie Baber Designs!

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs are available at: 

Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or Ravelry www.ravelry.com/designers/valerie-baber and Lovecrafts: LoveCrafts

YARN is available on my Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

HANDMADE SCARVES and other items: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

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Happy crocheting and have a fibertastic day!

nEW Cozy cable Ribbed Cowl Scarf crochet pattern!

The Cozy Cable Ribbed Cowl Scarf is a perfect addition to any wardrobe. Stay warm and cozy this Fall and Winter with style. The classic ribbed design with a cable twist that adds a wonderful texture to the scarf. The gradient shape of the cowl from smaller at the neck to larger at the base add an elegant flow to the design enhancing the overall textural pattern. Designed by myself, Valerie Baber Designs just for you to warm your day with a classic style. Made with a fingerling/sock weight yarn to keep you warm and cozy in the colder days. The Cozy Cable Ribbed Cowl Scarf is one you will wear for years to come.

Cozy Cable Ribbed Cowl Infinity scarf crochet pattern adds a cozy warmth to your wardrobe adding a perfect scarf accent to adorn their favourite coat, sweater or T shirt. I used Malabrigo Sock yarn for the photo’s. You can use most sock or fingerling weight yarns to make it including SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock yarn available on my other listings.

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs are available at: 

Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or Ravelry www.ravelry.com/designers/valerie-baber and Lovecrafts: LoveCrafts

YARN is available on my Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

HANDMADE SCARVES and other items: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

Follow me on my Instagram, Twitter and here on my Blog for the newest patterns, free patterns, weaving adventure, crochet journey and other fiber related items.

Happy crocheting and have a fibertastic day!

Fall Sale on Crochet Patterns perfect for any wardrobe

SAVE 20% ON ALL MY PATTERNS AND YARN ON MY ETSY STORE AT:  www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com 

September 2 nd to September 7th, 2021!

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs perfect for your Fall wardrobe. Other styles are also available on my links below:

Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or Ravelry www.ravelry.com/designers/valerie-baber and Lovecrafts: LoveCrafts (search Valerie Baber Designs)

Follow me on my Instagram, Twitter and here on my Blog for the newest patterns, free patterns, weaving adventure, crochet journey and other fiber related items.

Happy crocheting and have a fibertastic day

New Floral Dahlia Scarves!

Floral Dahlia Scarf choose from an ivory/linen colour or beautiful gray scarf base and 1 beautiful floral dahlia brooch of your colour choice from purple, pink or apricot. Crocheted with luxurious yarns, handmade and designed by myself (Valerie Baber). Choose from a beautiful ivory/linen colour or the perfect gray as your scarf base made with luxurious hand painted merino wool yarn in a textured pattern. Other similar colourful scarves available on my other listings. Each scarf is finished off with beautiful metal buttons.

AVAILABLE ON MY Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

LISTING INCLUDES: ONE SCARF BASE AND THE 1 FLORAL BROOCH (the Dahlia Brooch) in your colour choice of the scarf colour and Dahlia brooch colour.

Choose your scarf colour and brooch colour. If you want to purchase additional brooches to add to your scarf see my other listings.

Various other new scarf designs with interchangeable brooches are available in different colours.

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs are available at: 

Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or Ravelry www.ravelry.com/designers/valerie-baber and Lovecrafts: LoveCrafts

YARN is available on my Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

HANDMADE SCARVES and other items: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

Follow me on my Instagram, Twitter and here on my Blog for the newest patterns, free patterns, weaving adventure, crochet journey and other fiber related items.

Happy crocheting and have a fibertastic day!

Floral scarves with interchangeable floral accents

Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

Floral Rose and Peony Scarf in an ivory or linen colour way comes with 2 beautiful floral brooches including the rose brooch and the peony brooch crocheted with luxurious yarns, handmade and designed by myself (Valerie Baber). Wear this scarf 2 different ways without the brooches for a more contemporary look, with the rose brooch or with the peony brooch. A beautiful ivory linen colour is used on the main part of the scarf in a luxurious hand painted merino wool yarn in a textured pattern. This scarf is also available in a gray on my other listings as well there are other similar more colourful scarves available. Each scarf is finished off with beautiful metal buttons.

There are other various styles of brooches available to wear on the Victoria scarf base including the Sunflower brooch, Dahlia brooch, Floral Bouquet brooch available on my other listings. Other brooches with more colour and styles may be available on my other listings.

You can mix and match the scarves and brooches to make many different styles to adorn your wardrobe. A great gift idea or something special for yourself that can be added to in the future with a new brooch.

Brooches shown in the photos above:

Rose Brooch
Peony Brooch
Sunflower Brooch
Dahlia Brooch
Floral Bouquet Brooch

The beautiful soft yarn used on the textured part of the base is 80% Merino Wool, and 20% Nylon for durability and washability. Each yarn chosen is very high quality and wonderful to wear.

The floral design adds an elegance and exquisite touch to this your wardrobe. I use high quality yarns, buttons etc. to make each brooch and a easy to pin fastener at the back. Great care is taken by myself to choose high quality yarns and buttons perfect for each design.

I also have various styles of crochet patterns designed by myself and yarn so you can make your own scarf.

All my designs are hand knit and crocheted with great care and durability and can be worn for many years to come. To preserve the yarn and longevity of wear the design must be hand washed and laid flat to dry.

This style of scarf is great for when you want to add a unique and creative touch to your wardrobe. Adds a stylish essence to whatever you wear.

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs are available at: 

Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or Ravelry www.ravelry.com/designers/valerie-baber and Lovecrafts: LoveCrafts (search Valerie Baber Designs)

Follow me on my Instagram, Twitter and here on my Blog for the newest patterns, free patterns, weaving adventure, crochet journey and other fiber related items.

Happy crocheting and have a fibertastic day

Floral scarves with interchangeable floral accents

Available at my Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

SAVE 10% until August 22, 2021

Floral Rose and Peony Scarf in an ivory or linen colour way comes with 2 beautiful floral brooches including the rose brooch and the peony brooch crocheted with luxurious yarns, handmade and designed by myself (Valerie Baber). Wear this scarf 2 different ways without the brooches for a more contemporary look, with the rose brooch or with the peony brooch. A beautiful ivory linen colour is used on the main part of the scarf in a luxurious hand painted merino wool yarn in a textured pattern. This scarf is also available in a gray on my other listings as well there are other similar more colourful scarves available. Each scarf is finished off with beautiful metal buttons.

There are other various styles of brooches available to wear on the Victoria scarf base including the Sunflower brooch, Dahlia brooch, Floral Bouquet brooch available on my other listings. Other brooches with more colour and styles may be available on my other listings.

You can mix and match the scarves and brooches to make many different styles to adorn your wardrobe. A great gift idea or something special for yourself that can be added to in the future with a new brooch.

SOME OF THE BROOCHES shown above:

Rose Brooch
Peony Brooch
Sunflower Brooch
Dahlia Brooch
Floral Bouquet Brooch

The beautiful soft yarn used on the textured part of the base is 80% Merino Wool, and 20% Nylon for durability and washability. Each yarn chosen is very high quality and wonderful to wear.

The floral design adds an elegance and exquisite touch to this your wardrobe. I use high quality yarns, buttons etc. to make each brooch and a easy to pin fastener at the back. Great care is taken by myself to choose high quality yarns and buttons perfect for each design.

I also have various styles of crochet patterns designed by myself and yarn so you can make your own scarf.

All my designs are hand knit and crocheted with great care and durability and can be worn for many years to come. To preserve the yarn and longevity of wear the design must be hand washed and laid flat to dry.

This style of scarf is great for when you want to add a unique and creative touch to your wardrobe. Adds a stylish essence to whatever you wear

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs are available at: 

Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or Ravelry www.ravelry.com/designers/valerie-baber and Lovecrafts: LoveCrafts (search Valerie Baber Designs)

Follow me on my Instagram, Twitter and here on my Blog for the newest patterns, free patterns, weaving adventure, crochet journey and other fiber related items.

Happy crocheting and have a fibertastic day

NEW! Floral Scarves with 2 floral brooches, wear it 3 ways.

NEW! The 3 in one Floral Scarves perfect for your Fall and Winter Wardrobe. Each one is one of a kind in the scarf base with corresponding floral brooches including the Rose and Dahlia Brooches. A great addition to any wardrobe adding beautiful memories of summer days to warm the cooler days ahead. Available in these 4 colours only, one of each is available. Other styles are also available see my Etsy store link below for more information.

Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

Floral Scarf comes with 2 beautiful floral brooches including the rose brooch and the dahlia brooch crocheted with luxurious yarns, handmade and designed by myself (Valerie Baber). Wear this scarf 3 different ways without the brooches for a more contemporary look, with the rose brooch or with the dahlia brooch. A hand painted yarn in blue to green is used on the main part of the scarf in a luxurious merino wool yarn with a touch of nylon for durability in a lovely lace pattern.

There will be various other styles of brooches in the near future you can use on this scarf to change the look of the scarf to suit your wardrobe. Other scarf styles perfect for this design are also available. You can mix and match the scarves and brooches to make many different styles to adorn your wardrobe. A great gift idea or something special for yourself that can be added to in the future with a new brooch.

The floral design adds an elegance and exquisite touch to this your wardrobe. I use high quality yarns, buttons etc. to make each brooch and a easy to pin fastener at the back. Great care is taken by myself to choose high quality yarns and buttons perfect for each design.

I also have various styles of crochet patterns designed by myself and yarn so you can make your own scarf.

All my designs are hand knit and crocheted with great care and durability and can be worn for many years to come. To preserve the yarn and longevity of wear the design must be hand washed and laid flat to dry.

This style of scarf is great for when you want to add a unique and creative touch to your wardrobe. Adds a stylish essence to whatever you wear.

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs are available at: 

Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or Ravelry www.ravelry.com/designers/valerie-baber and Lovecrafts: LoveCrafts (search Valerie Baber Designs)

Follow me on my Instagram, Twitter and here on my Blog for the newest patterns, free patterns, weaving adventure, crochet journey and other fiber related items.

Happy crocheting and have a fibertastic day

Victoria Floral scarves

Victoria Floral Scarf has a beautiful ruffle lace flower in the center adding an elegance and exquisite touch to this design with a Victorian essence of the past. The scarf base has a wonderful textured design to add a contemporary edge to this piece. Each scarf is designed by myself (Valerie Baber) and hand made with luxurious yarns that are hand painted to add a unique touch to each design. Available in ivory, gray and dark gray in a thicker weight yarn perfect for those colder days of the year. The metal buttons add a finishing touch to the scarves. I use high quality yarns, buttons etc. to make each scarf. One of each colour is available.

Made with 100% hand painted merino wool that is soft and luxurious. Great care is taken by myself to choose high quality yarns and buttons perfect for each design.

The Victoria Floral Scarf perfect to accent for your shirt, sweater, t shirt and coat anytime of the year.

Luxuriously soft yarn is used in this design accented with 4 unique metal buttons to finish off the design.

READY TO SHIP

Length: 24 inches long, 4 inches wide.

I also have various styles of crochet patterns designed by myself and yarn so you can make your own scarf.

All my designs are hand knit and crocheted with great care and durability and can be worn for many years to come. To preserve the yarn and longevity of wear the design must be hand washed and laid flat to dry.

This style of scarf is great for when you want to add a unique and creative touch to your wardrobe. Adds a stylish essence to whatever you wear.

Friendship Factor Project – Clasped weaving.

Friendship Factor scarf project continues with the “Peaks and Valleys” hand woven scarf by Anu Bhatia recently posted in the Little Looms Spring edition from Handwoven Magazine www.handwovenmagazine.com. The design is inspired by the Colorado foothills which was very interesting since Lisa lives in Colorado which made the choice to make this scarf next a perfect fit. Learning new weaving skills is of course one of our goals in the Friendship Factor project. In this adventure we learned how to weave clasped yarns both on the warp and the weft. See our adventures below.

Valerie:

The Peaks and Valleys scarf is a beautiful rendition of the mountains with the peaks and valleys of colour in the clasped weaving on both the warp and the weft. I love how the scarf turned out overall. I chose to use a fingerling/sock weight yarn for my scarf as I did not have lace weight available in my stash at the time. Malabrigo sock yarn in the Polar Morning and the Kris colour ways were my chosen colours. I chose these colours for the gray of the mountain stone colours and the greens of the trees and foliage on the mountains. I would suggest using the lace weight yarn if possible as you won’t have to make changes to the pattern as I did along the way. Learning how to weave clasped weaving on both the warp and the weft was really interesting. The pattern gives you freedom to place the warp clasped sections where you want as well as how many peak you want to make on the weft in between the stripes. Though I had some issues with the first yarn I tried using (cotton lace weight broke when I was pulling threads through the loops) using a merino wool fixed that issue. My scarf looks different than the original photos of the pattern mainly as I used sock weight yarn instead of lace weight. The pattern was well written and very enjoyable to make. The mountain inspiration is beautifully attained and I am looking forward to wearing this new scarf.

Lisa:

This scarf was an experiment from start to finish. With the onset of summer and much warmer weather, I wanted to try a different fiber than I am used to using so I chose bamboo.

This was an interesting fiber to work with. I liked the softness and the shine, but it was slippery and hard to get a good tension on. It was also a challenge to get the colors I wanted because it was selling quickly. Originally, I was going to go with brown and beige, but I waited too long to get the beige so I went with red. Sometimes it’s difficult to distinguish colors when you buy yarn on the internet, so that is why the contrast in the colors isn’t strong

As you can see, the peaks and valleys came through on the warp but completely washed out in the weft after I took it off the loom. I am not sure why this happened unless it is because of the two colors lacking contrast.

My scarf was definitely a learning experience. It did not turn out like I wanted but it still looks alright. No one will notice anything wrong when I wear it around my neck unless I tell them.

We hope you enjoyed viewing our recent Friendship Factor project. Our next project will be a crochet summer project as we wanted something we could make while being outside enjoying the warm weather. See you soon and have an amazing summer.

Various crochet patterns, YARN, ready to wear scarves by Valerie Baber Designs are available at: 

Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or Ravelry www.ravelry.com/designers/valerie-baber and Lovecrafts: LoveCrafts (search Valerie Baber Designs)

Follow me on my Instagram, Twitter and here on my Blog for the newest patterns, free patterns, weaving adventure, crochet journey and other fiber related items.

Happy crocheting and have a fibertastic day