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)

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Timeless Scarves Crochet Pattern Collection

NEW! Now available on my Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com 

The Timeless Scarves Crochet Pattern Collection: includes 4 patterns with an timeless design and a modern yet vintage touch. Each pattern is designed by Valerie Baber Designs adding a unique touch to your wardrobe. Includes the Modern Essence scarf, Modern Edge scarf, Victorian Essence scarf, Contemporary Fringe scarf.

These one of a kind designs are perfect for any wardrobe and add a floral touch to warm you in the colder months. You can also use them as and accent scarf for your favourite shirt, sweater or T shirt.

Three of these patterns are made with DK weight yarn and one is made with worsted weight yarn. Each design has a classic feel that can be worn for years to come.

REGULAR $28.00 TO PURCHASE ALL 4 PATTERNS SEPARATELY SAVING YOU $8.00. TOGETHER in this collection ONLY #20.00.

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)

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Floral Botanical Scarves Crochet Pattern Collection

NEW!! NEW! Now available on my Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com 

Take a walk through the garden with the Floral Botanical Scarves Crochet Pattern Collection and warm up your day with style and memories of beautiful flowers. The Floral Botanical Scarves Crochet Collection: includes 4 patterns with an elegant and timeless design and a floral touch. Each pattern is designed by Valerie Baber Designs adding a unique touch to your wardrobe. Includes the Floral Peony Scarf, Floral Peony Neck Warmer Scarf. Juliette Floral Scarf and the Floral Blossom Scarf. The patterns are also available separately.

These one of a kind designs are perfect for any wardrobe and add a floral touch to warm you in the colder months. You can also use them as and accent scarf for your favourite shirt, sweater or T shirt.

REGULAR $28.00 TO PURCHASE ALL 4 PATTERNS SEPARATELY SAVING YOU $8.00. TOGETHER in this collection ONLY #20.00.

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)

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New Crochet Pattern: Floral Peony Scarf

NEW! Now available on my Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com 

The Floral Peony Scarf has a wonderful modern style and textured base with floral peonies and leaves adorning this design adding class and style to any wardrobe. Floral Blossoms finish off the design on the tip of the scarf to add that finishing touch. The blossoms represent new beginnings like the blossoms in spring reminding us of new and beautiful moments to come. A floral accented scarf for winter that can carry you through the cooler days of spring and fall.

Designed with 1 skein of sock/fingerling weight yarn for the solid coloured scarf or add a touch of colour with other yarns. If you want to make the flowers and leaves in different colours as shown in the gray scarf you will need to add more yarn like a mini skein or yarn from your yarn stash. Peony flowers are so many different hues of white, light pink to dark pink and even orange. There are other Floral Peony scarf designs and other Floral scarf patterns on my Etsy store, Ravelry and on LoveCrafts. See links at the bottom of the page.

SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock yarn used in the photos will be available soon on my Etsy store.

This design is also available in an ebook Floral Botanical Scarf Crochet Pattern Collection shown below for a discount only on my Etsy store. You save $8.00 by purchasing the collection together.

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)

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NEW Crochet Pattern: Floral Peony Neck Warmer scarf

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

The Floral Peony Neck Warmer Scarf is designed just for you to warm your day with elegance and style. Designed with a DK weight yarn on the base of the scarf and a sock or fingerling weight yarn on the flowers and leaves. The Floral Peony Neck Warmer Scarf warms your day with memories of summer walks in the garden surrounded by beautiful flowers. Perfect in any colour combination including neutrals, bright and bold or soft pastels. Make it all in one colour or various colours as shown in the photos. Yarn will be available soon for this design.

Scarf base – I used 1 skein DK 256 yards / 234 m per of DK weight by Sweetgeorgia Yarns. You can use most DK weight yarns for this design.

Flowers and Leaves (solid coloured scarf) – I used approximately 105 yards / 96 m sock weight or fingerling weight mini skein or other yarn of the same weight for the flowers and leaves. You can use most sock or fingerling weight yarns. If you are making the version with coloured flowers and leaves you will need enough yarn for the accents.

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)

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New Yarn Kit: Classic Crochet Ribbed scarf yarn kit

Various crochet pattern, yarn and ready to wear scarves, shawls, hand warmers and more by Valerie Baber Designs are available on my Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

Classic Crochet Ribbed Scarf Crochet PATTERN and YARN kit comes with 1 set of Party of Five mini skeins in your colour choice and a DIGITAL crochet pattern that is emailed to you after purchase. The Classic Crochet Ribbed scarf is perfect for men and woman. This classic design works perfectly with the Party of Five mini skeins in a beautiful hand painted merino wool by SweetGeorgia yarns. The kit includes 5 mini skeins as shown in the photos. The lovely array of shades and colours that brighten our days. Other colours of Party of Five may be available on my other listings if you are looking for a different colour way.

The Classic Crochet Ribbed Scarf pattern is designed by myself (Valerie Baber Designs) with the Party of Five mini skeins by SweetGeorgia Yarns. More colours coming soon.

Other colours available see my listings for other Party of Five mini skein sets. 

ALSO AVAILABLE as a crochet pattern only 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 (search Valerie Baber Designs)

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NEW CROCHET PATTERN: Contemporary Fringe Scarf

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

The Contemporary Fringe scarf has a modern essence and textured scarf base with a beautiful leaf fringe. Inspired by nature with the contemporary leaf fringe that has a timeless classic design with a texture pattern on the scarf. Designed with 1 skein of DK weight yarn approximately 248 yards. 226 m (you can use most DK weight yarns). Easy to make crochet pattern great for accenting any style. Adds a cozy warmth to your wardrobe adding a perfect scarf accent to adorn your favourite coat. You can use most sock or fingerling weight yarns for this design.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: My finished measurements from the tip of the leaf fringe stretched out to the other tip of the leaf fringe also stretch out is approximately 37 inches, 94 cm long and the width is 5.5 inches, 14 cm.

Yarn: I used 1 skein of DK weight yarn 248 yards / 226 m per skein. You can use most DK weight yarns for this design.

Yarn I Used: I used 1 skein of Sweetgeorgia Yarns 100% Superwash Merino wool 256 yards / 234 m per skein for the gray coloured one shown in the photos.

Crochet Hook: I used an H (5 mm) hook for the DK weight yarn. You may need to use one size up or down depending on your tension.

BUTTONS: Need 4 buttons (3 for the outside of the scarf and 1 for the inside). Use a 7/8 inch or 22 mm buttons or 11/16 inch or 18 mm button. Both sizes with work.

Various crochet pattern, yarn and ready to wear scarves, shawls, hand warmers and more by Valerie Baber Designs are available on my Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com 

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 CROCHET PATTERN: Elegant Lace Shawl/Scarf

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

The Elegant Lace Shawl Scarf features a beautiful lace design perfect for any wardrobe. EASY TO CROCHET. The centre of the design fans out slightly adding a unique feature to this design. The Elegant Lace Shawl Scarf keeps you warm and cozy with a beautiful lacy touch. Designed with sock/fingerling weight yarn so you can wear it in most seasons. The Elegant Lace scarf 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.

Can be worn as a shawl or wrap it around for a cozy scarf to keep you warm all year round.

Other Elegant Lace crochet patterns that match including scarves, shawl and hand warmers are also available.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Length is 72 inches, 183 cm by 8 to 8.5 inches / 20 to 21.5 cm width (width is measured at the centre of the scarf).

YARN: 2 skeins for the base of the scarf (approximately 400 yd / 365 m per skein). You can use most sock weight/fingerling weight yarns for this scarf.

(Shown in Tough Love Sock from SweetGeorgia Yarns in the Pink and CashLuxe Spark in the Gray).

HOOKS & NOTIONS: B -1 US / 2 – 2.25 mm crochet hook. Yarn needle to sew in ends. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Various crochet pattern, yarn and ready to wear scarves, shawls, hand warmers and more by Valerie Baber Designs are available on my Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com 

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!