CROCHETING CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and New Years this year! Please be safe. Thank you for visiting my blog throughout this past year. I am greatly appreciated! I have been busy working on new crochet patterns and new ready to wear scarf designs for 2022. Follow along to see my latest designs. All my best to you. Have a great Season of Joy! See you next year!

I love making things at Christmas time. This year I found these wonderful Christmas decoration crochet patterns at Krea Deluxe. Their patterns are well written and beautiful with lots of photos etc. I am making these Christmas balls for one of our Christmas trees in different colours with a softer muted essence in blue, green, pink, ivory and gray. I have made some creative changes at my end to suit my style for the tree they will adorn. The yarns I used were specialty yarns from my stash to add a bit of sparkle or texture to each design. They included luxurious fibers like cashmere, silk, sparkle yarn, kid mohair and some with beads and sequins. Accented each one with a contrasting colour from the colours I used on the bases or a special touch of metallic with a pewter coloured yarn with a touch of sparkle or a gold silk and kid mohair yarn that had lovely tiny beads and sequins sparatically throughout the strands. The base of each decoration was made in merino wool yarn I had in my yarn stash. I tried to make each one different to add additional creativity to our Christmas tree.

The ornaments are also great for decorating around the house in a bowl or a table setting, hanging on door nobs, or placed on a shelf. So many ways you can use these beautiful handmade treasures. They also make amazing gifts for those you care about or top off the wrapping of the gift with a handmade decoration.

I really am enjoying making these and thought I would share them with you. I think I am addicted to making them as I bought more of their decorations patterns to try out including some Easter themed patterns. They have other great knitting and crochet patterns including scarves, sweaters, bags, decorations for other seasons and Christmas and more. Their yarn is exquisite. My new favourite. https://www.kreadeluxe.com/…/1288-minikugler-e-opskrift…

I also purchased their Advent Calendar for crochet and will post my new handmade items from Krea Deluxe in the New Year. See more of their beautiful patterns and yarn at https://www.kreadeluxe.com/en/10-yarn

Be sure to change to English at the top of the website so you can read it. If you are going to purchase patterns look for the English Patterns in the pattern sections otherwise they will not be in English.

Warm your winter with a beautiful scarf or make your own with various crochet patterns from Valerie Baber Designs. Scarves you can wear for years to come!

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs so you can make your own are available at: 

Etsy

LoveCrafts

Ravelry

YARN is available on my Etsy store: Etsy

HANDMADE SCARVES and other items:  Etsy

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!

ADVENT CALENDAR UPDATE

The Sweetgeorgia Yarns Advent Calendar 2021 update on my progress:

I chose to make the crochet pattern as my Advent project this year. They gave you 3 choices, 2 knitting patterns and a crochet pattern to choose from. Everyday you get a little gift of yarn or other knitting or crochet items to open for the project. I love opening these wonderful little surprises and look forward each day for the next one. This makes the project very enjoyable.

The yarns included are so luxurious with beautiful a cashmere merino blend and a touch of sparkle on many of the colours seen. You can see these yarns on their website here: (yarns used are the Cashluxe Fine on with the dark gray and all the colours are Cashluxe Spark).

The pattern is really enjoyable and has several options to make it your personal style. I love the colour changes with the gradient effect so far. I can’t wait to see what colours are next. I am so happy they made a crochet pattern this year.

I will post more about my progress soon. I have also been busy making Christmas Decorations for our tree with beautiful crochet patterns I found. Off to make more Christmas inspired items, see you soon.

New scarves have just blossomed at Valerie Baber Designs:

The new Floral Lace Scarves can be ordered with a peony, rose or dahlia accent. See my Etsy store for more information.

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/1127332940/floral-lace-scarf-with-rose-peony

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/1101611993/floral-lace-scarf-with-rose-peony

Warm your winter with a beautiful scarf from Valerie Baber Designs. Scarves you can wear for years to come!

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs so you can make your own are available at: 

Etsy

LoveCrafts

Ravelry

YARN is available on my Etsy store: Etsy

HANDMADE SCARVES and other items:  Etsy

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 LACE SCARF WITH ROSE, PEONY OR DAHLIA ACCENTS IN IVORY AND PINK

Floral Lace Scarf with rose, peony or dahlia accents, choose your style from peonies, roses or dahlias. The Floral Lace scarves warm the colder days with memories of beautiful moments walking through the garden or enjoying a summers day surrounded by flowers. Each scarf is made with an ivory/linen coloured base, green leaves and pink flowers scarf. The pink flowers are made with various colours of pink in a gradient effect to make the flowers more realistic. Crocheted with luxurious soft yarns, handmade and designed by myself (Valerie Baber). Made with merino wool, kid mohair & silk. Choose from beautiful pink peonies, pink roses or pink dahlias to accent your ivory/linen coloured lace scarf.

Available only on Etsy: Etsy

ETSY LISTING INCLUDES: ONE SCARF OF YOUR CHOICE OF FLORAL ACCENTS. Choose from peony, rose or dahlia floral accents.

ALSO AVAILABLE WITH IVORY/LINEN COLOURED SCARF AS SHOWN IN THE PHOTO BELOW for a more contemporary look. See my other listings if you want the ivory combination.

MADE WITH: Made with luxurious hand painted 90% merino wool, 5% silk yarn and 5% super kid mohair in a lovely lace pattern reminiscent of greenery and vines the flowers grow on.

The Floral Lace Scarves are perfect for any wardrobe and can be worn on your coat, jacket, sweater, shirt or t-shirt. A wonderful accent with an elegant floral touch.

Other scarves available on my other listings. Each scarf is finished off with a beautiful metal button.

The floral and lace design adds an elegance and exquisite touch to this your wardrobe. 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, hand woven 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 design.

Warm your winter with a beautiful scarf from Valerie Baber Designs. Scarves you can wear for years to come!

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs so you can make your own are available at: 

Etsy

LoveCrafts

Ravelry

YARN is available on my Etsy store: Etsy

HANDMADE SCARVES and other items:  Etsy

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 LACE SCARVES WITH ROSE, PEONY, DAHLIA ACCENTS IN IVORY

Floral Lace Scarf with rose, peony or dahlia accents, choose your style from peonies, roses or dahlias. The Floral Lace scarves warm the colder days with memories of beautiful moments walking through the garden or enjoying a summers day surrounded by flowers. Each scarf is made with an ivory/linen coloured base, ivory/linen coloured flowers and lacey leaves scarf. Crocheted with luxurious soft yarns, handmade and designed by myself (Valerie Baber). Made with merino wool, kid mohair & silk. Choose from beautiful peonies, roses or dahlias to accent your ivory/linen coloured lace scarf.

Available only on Etsy at: Etsy

ETSY LISTING INCLUDES: ONE SCARF OF YOUR CHOICE OF FLORAL ACCENTS. Choose from peony, rose or dahlia floral accents.

ALSO AVAILABLE WITH IVORY/LINEN COLOURED SCARF BASE AND PINK FLORAL AND GREEN LEAF ACCENTS AS SHOWN IN THE PHOTO BELOW.

MADE WITH: Made with luxurious hand painted 90% merino wool, 5% silk yarn and 5% super kid mohair in a lovely lace pattern reminiscent of greenery and vines the flowers grow on.

The Floral Lace Scarves are perfect for any wardrobe and can be worn on your coat, jacket, sweater, shirt or t-shirt. A wonderful accent with an elegant floral touch.

Other scarves available on my other listings. Each scarf is finished off with a beautiful metal button.

The floral and lace design adds an elegance and exquisite touch to this your wardrobe. 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, hand woven 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 design.

Warm your winter with a beautiful scarf from Valerie Baber Designs. Scarves you can wear for years to come!

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs so you can make your own are available at: 

Etsy

LoveCrafts

Ravelry

YARN is available on my Etsy store: Etsy

HANDMADE SCARVES and other items:  Etsy

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!

NEUTRALLY BEAUTIFUL SCARVES

“Neutrally” beautiful scarves perfect for you wardrobe with a one of a kind touch in a neutral colour way. A touch of colour is added to a few of them for a special touch. Great gift ideas with the neutral colour way that will go with any wardrobe. I also have many colour scarves if you are looking for a specific colour for your favourite coat. Check out more on my Etsy store: Etsy

More new scarves recently added to my Etsy store. Perfect for the gifts for someone you care about or want to thank or treat yourself with a special gift and accessorize your life with Valerie Baber Designs.

SAVE 10% ON ALL SCARVES, CROCHET PATTERNS, YARN ON MY ETSY STORE, limited time : Etsy

I have been busy restocking my Etsy store with lots of new scarves that I have just finished. Some of them have been in the works for a while waiting for just the right time to add the finishing details. There are 22 new scarves including some of the ones in the photos above all handmade and designed by myself, Valerie Baber, in a variety of styles from classic, contemporary, floral and more. Each one is hand crocheted, hand woven or hand knit by me just for you. Many one of a kind designs some with floral brooches so you can wear it with a floral touch or a more contemporary style without. Very versatile scarves for any wardrobe. You can also wear the brooch on other items in your wardrobe.

Warm your winter with a beautiful scarf from Valerie Baber Designs. Scarves you can wear for years to come!

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs so you can make your own are available at: 

Etsy

LoveCrafts

Ravelry

YARN is available on my Etsy store: Etsy

HANDMADE SCARVES and other items:  Etsy

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!

ELEGANT LACE SCARVES, SHAWL AND HAND WARMER CROCHET PATTERNS

Elegant Lace Shawl, Scarves and Hand Warmers crochet patterns are perfect for adding elegance and a lacey touch to your wardrobe. Each design uses sock or fingerling weight yarn to make. Each pattern is available separately on my Etsy store, LoveCrafts and Ravelry. (SAVE 10% ON MY ETSY STORE FOR A LIMITED TIME)

Each one is available separately on: Etsy | LoveCrafts | Ravelry

View the link for my pattern section of my website/blog to see all of my crochet patterns here: valeriebaberdesigns – patterns.

The Elegant Lace crochet patterns are available as a collection on my Etsy store where you save $8.00 when purchased as the collection. The Elegant Lace Collection includes the Elegant Lace Shawl Scarf, Elegant Lace Neck Warmer Scarf, Elegant Lace Hand Warmers and the Elegant Lace Cowl Scarf crochet patterns. The Elegant Lace Collection features a beautiful lace design perfect for any wardrobe. Cozy up your day with a touch of lace designed with sock/fingerling weight yarn so you can wear it in most seasons. The Elegant Lace collection can also be made in a solid colour, multiple colours on each row, two toned colours, hand painted yarns or a solid coloured yarn to suit your wardrobe and style. The Elegant Lace Crochet Patterns are great for any wardrobe.

Warm your winter with a beautiful scarf from Valerie Baber Designs. Scarves you can wear for years to come!

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs so you can make your own are available at: 

Etsy

LoveCrafts

Ravelry

YARN is available on my Etsy store: Etsy

HANDMADE SCARVES and other items:  Etsy

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 SCARVES (SAVE 20%) PERFECT FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS

SAVE 20% ON ALL SCARVES, CROCHET PATTERNS AND YARN ON MY ETSY STORE for a limited time : Etsy

New scarves perfect for Christmas gifts and other gift giving or add a special touch to your wardrobe this winter. Each scarf is designed and handmade by myself just for you. Made with high quality yarns that are soft and luxurious. Different styles are available to suit your wardrobe or others you know.

New hand woven scarves with a rose brooch. Wear the scarves 2 ways. With the brooch for a floral touch or without for a contemporary style. Other styles are available.

Various new crochet scarves are also available with a one of a kind design and a floral touch. I have also added some contemporary styles too. A little something for most people on your gift list (including you).

Warm your winter with a beautiful scarf from Valerie Baber Designs. Scarves you can wear for years to come!

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs are available at: 

Etsy

LoveCrafts

Ravelry

YARN is available on my Etsy store: Etsy

HANDMADE SCARVES and other items:  Etsy

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 SCARF WITH INTERCHANGEABLE BROOCHES

Only available on my Etsy store: Etsy

Floral Scarf with interchangeable brooches are perfect for any wardrobe. The floral brooches can also be worn on other items in your wardrobe. Crocheted with luxurious yarns, handmade and designed by myself (Valerie Baber). The scarf bases are designed in several styles and made with luxurious hand painted merino wool yarn that is soft and lovely to wear. Each scarf is finished off with beautiful metal buttons. A great gift idea or a special one of a kind gift for yourself this year.

Warm your winter with an elegant floral scarf from Valerie Baber Designs. The Floral Scarf with interchangeable brooches will be a scarf you can wear for years to come!

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs are available at: 

Etsy

LoveCrafts

Ravelry

YARN is available on my Etsy store: Etsy

HANDMADE SCARVES and other items:  Etsy

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!

WEAVING SOME CHRISTMAS DISH CLOTHS

I love making things and Christmas time especially with the traditional colours of Christmas in green and red. This year I wanted to try my hand at weaving some Christmas Dish Cloths to add a touch of Christmas cheer to the kitchen. I wanted to add some stripes of red and deep green to go with my other traditional Christmas decorations around the room. To keep it lighter I chose an ivory and a light teal on the dish cloths to compliment the design. On the warp I chose to randomly add stripes of ivory and the teal however I felt to make is a carefree design. I love designing on a whim without a pattern or goal just to see what I come up with. The creative freedom is very inspiring. On the weft I used teal with stripes of red and dark green.

I love how they turned out and feel I can use them after Christmas as well. Adding just a small amount of red and dark green add a little touch of Christmas, but not too much that you can only use them at that time of year. I have some red accents in my kitchen which will make this design a keeper for the rest of the year. Weaving these dish cloths was very enjoyable on my rigid heddle loom. I think weaving house linens and towels is my new passion. If you haven’t tried weaving I highly suggest you give it a try. It is very enjoyable.

Off to finish my first set of dish towel that I have been working on with the Friendship Factor Project with a great friend of mine Lisa. Have a wonderful day and create something new today.

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs are available at: 

Etsy

LoveCrafts

Ravelry

YARN is available on my Etsy store: Etsy

HANDMADE SCARVES and other items:  Etsy

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!