Rose Cowl Scarf Crochet pattern:

Rose Cowl Scarf has a classic floral style adding a unique touch to your wardrobe. This design is great with or without the roses for a different look. The contemporary feel of the plain design is perfect for any wardrobe and for both men and woman. Designed by myself, Valerie Baber of Valerie Baber Designs, just for you to warm your day with elegance and style. Made with a worsted weight yarn to keep you warm and cozy in the colder days.

Inspired by a beautiful summer day walking through a lovely rose garden. Memories of the beautiful array of colours and many different roses warms you in the colder days of the season. Add a touch of elegance and style with a Rose Cowl or a Cowl without the roses for a contemporary essence. The base of the scarf is designed with an architectural inspiration of the beautiful buildings like the AIG Building in New York, Buffalo City Hall and many others around the world.

Takes 1 skein of Worsted weight yarn. I used worsted weight yarn by Sweetgeorgia Yarns (200 yds) shown in the Birch colour way with the Roses. Written in US terminology.

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Weaving a space warped scarf

The space warped scarf was a style I recently finished on my Rigid Heddle Loom. I love this style as it has a modern contemporary feel to the design. I used two different yarns from SweetGeorgia Yarns. The warp was done with a Cashluxe Spark yarn in a beautiful hand painted colour way of gray, beige, brown and ivory and has a lovely sparkle in the yarn. I love using Cashluxe Spark on my warp as it adds this beautiful sheen to the scarf when the light hits it adding to the design. Unfortunately you can no longer buy this colour. The weft is done in charcoal Tough Love Sock yarn. You can see there yarn at: www.sweetgeorgiayarns.com

I really enjoyed making this scarf and love the added texture the space warps make. I put 4 spaced warps in between each set of warp yarns as shown below on a 10 dent reed. I like this size of reed on my Rigid Heddle loom with the sock weight yarn as it gives the scarf a nice soft flexibility. I have also used a 12 dent reed and like it as well, but the scarf is more firmly woven but likely warmer.

Weaving a space warped scarf was on my list of “to do”. I love the modern essence of this scarf with the beautiful texture that evolves from leaving spaces on the warp. I enjoyed the simplicity and calming ease of plain weave with the added bonus of this lovely textured outcome.

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs are available at:

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

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Gradient Blankets to keep you warm and cozy

Finally finished the gradient Chevron blankets I started months ago. I made each one in 3 panels then crocheted them together with a contrasting colour. This made it easier and lighter to make especially if you have arthritis or other issues with your hands or arms. The top and bottom panels are the same with the center one a bit different to add interest and make each one unique.

I made my first chevron blanket last year and enjoyed the simplicity and easy to make pattern. The perfect project to make while curled up on the couch watching your favourite movie.

The yarn I used was Tough Love Sock yarn by SweetGeorgia Yarns. I chose 4 colours for each and it took 5 plus some skeins to make a nice lap size blanket. I loved working a gradient effect. I want to make a Christmas theme blanket next. Off this to check out some patterns to try. Sometimes I like to take a break from designing and enjoy making something with someone else’s beautiful pattern.

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs are available at: 

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

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Modern Edge Collar Scarf Crochet Pattern:

The Modern Edge Collar Scarf has a modern contemporary style adding a unique touch to your wardrobe. Designed by myself, Valerie Baber of Valerie Baber Designs, just for you to warm your day with elegance and style. Made with a worsted weight yarn to keep you warm and cozy in the colder days. Inspiration for the Modern Edge Collar Scarf was based on architectural features. If you turn the piece upside down you will see the essence of the beautiful buildings of the past like the AIG Building in New York, Buffalo City Hall and many others around the world.

Takes 1 skein of Worsted weight yarn. Add some extra yarn for the trim if you are adding a contrast colour to the trim. I used worsted weight yarn by Sweetgeorgia Yarns (200 yds) shown in the Silver colour way and the Slate. You can use most worsted weight yarns for this design. Written in US terminology.

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs are available at:

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

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Elegant Rose Scarves and Hand Warmer Collection Crochet Patterns

A collection of elegant rose inspired designs including 3 styles of scarves and 2 lengths of hand/arm warmers. The Elegant Rose collection is a great addition to any wardrobe and can be made with beautiful neutrals as shown or add colour with the base one colour and the flowers and leaves another. See more information or to purchase on my Etsy store. Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

For the Elegant Rose Collection I used beautiful yarn from Sweetgeorgia Yarns in the worsted weight yarn. Most other worsted weight yarns will work for this design. Try a hand painted effect with solid coloured roses to pop the floral accent or a beautiful neutral colour as shown for an elegant touch. The inspiration for these designs is a walk through a rose garden enjoying a beautiful warm day and to keep these memories near to warm you on the colder days of winter. The design on the base of the pieces is inspired by the stone tracery of Gothic Architecture of the past on beautiful cathedrals and buildings. These buildings were often embellished with beautiful stone tracery of leaves, flowers and vines. I love adding an architectural essence to my 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

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Contemporary Crochet Scarf Pattern Collection #1:

The Contemporary Scarf Crochet Pattern Collection #1: includes 4 patterns with a classic contemporary and timeless design with a modern touch. Available at: Etsy www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

Each pattern is Easy to crochet and is designed by Valerie Baber Designs adding a unique touch to your wardrobe. Includes the Modern Edge Collar Scarf, Lattice Lace Scarf, Scalloped Edge Collar Scarf and the Classic Crochet Ribbed Scarf.

You can change the look by changing the yarns used in each design from solid colours, gradient colours, hand painted yarns or a wonderful neutral colour. Perfect to keep you warm and cozy in the cooler months. You can also use them as and accent scarf for your favourite shirt, sweater or T shirt.

REGULAR $32.00 TO PURCHASE ALL 4 PATTERNS SEPARATELY SAVING YOU SAVE $7.00.

Written in US terminology.

Patterns are written with charts, photos and written instructions to make it easy for you to make.

To purchase separately: Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or Ravelry www.ravelry.com/designers/valerie-baber

The Modern Edge Collar scarf uses Worsted weight yarn, Lattice Lace, Scalloped Edge collar scarf and the Classic Crochet Ribbed scarf all use fingerling/sock weight yarn.

Elegant Leaves Accent Scarf Crochet Pattern:

Elegant Leaves Accent Scarf Crochet pattern is an elegant design by Valerie Baber Designs. Can be made in various yarn colours or a solid colour too. You can also use most Fingerling/sock weight yarns to make this design. Written in US terminology. This is the smaller size that is perfect to accent your coat, jacket, sweater, shirt or t shirt. A larger version of this design is also available.

Available at: Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or Ravelry www.ravelry.com/designers/valerie-baber

The Elegant Leaves Accent Scarf is inspired by the beautiful Fall leaves that adorn the trees and the surrounding ground beneath. The lovely array of colours that brighten our days as we enjoy the moments of colourful beauty around us. The Elegant Leaves Scarf is perfect for solid, variegated and gradient style yarns patterned in the fingerling weight/sock weight.

Larger Elegant Leaves Crochet Scarf Pattern also available. See my links to purchase or for more information. Have a fibertastic day!

Weaving some Fall Mug Rugs

With Fall just ending in my neck of the woods as we have already had several dustings of snow I wanted to share one of my recent weaving projects with the essence and colours of the autumn season. These are a set of 4 mug rugs I made with my loom perfect for making mug rugs. I like to make seasonal sets for my family so we can each enjoy the beautiful colours and patterns I have woven.

For this Fall set I chose SweetGeorgia Yarns Party of Five mini skeins in the Harvest colour way to add that special autumn colour to each piece. Each mug rug is done in different stripe combinations to add interest. I love making mug rugs for those I love. It is a very soothing and relaxing way to use your yarn bits and left overs or buy a set of mini skeins and off you go to create your own special mug rugs for those you care about or want to thank.

I hope you are inspired to learn something new today. I starting learning to weave a year ago and I have to say I am so addicted to this new adventure with fibre. I will continue to post more of my designs and weaving journey here so come along for the ride and follow my blog. Who knows where it will take you! Happy fibertastic day!

Valerie Baber Designs Crochet Patterns are available at: Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or Ravelry www.ravelry.com/designers/valerie-baber

Elegant Leaves Scarf Crochet Pattern, long version:

Elegant Leaves Scarf Crochet pattern is an elegant design by Valerie Baber Designs. Can be made in various yarn colours or a solid colour too. You can also use most Fingerling/sock weight yarns to make this design. Written in US terminology. This is the larger version, a smaller accent scarf version is also available.

Available at: Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or Ravelry www.ravelry.com/designers/valerie-baber

The Elegant Leaves Scarf is inspired by the beautiful Fall leaves that adorn the trees and the surrounding ground beneath. The lovely array of colours that brighten our days as we enjoy the moments of colourful beauty around us. The Elegant Leaves Scarf is perfect for solid, variegated and gradient style yarns patterned in the fingerling weight/sock weight.

The Smaller Elegant Leaves Accent Scarf Crochet Pattern shown below is also available. See my links to purchase or for more information. Have a fibertastic day!