Lavender and Lace Shawl and Scarf Pattern:

The Lavender and Lace Shawl and Scarf features an elegant lace design with a modern essence and a lovely floral accent of Lavender on the trim. Calm your day with this beautiful Lavender Shawl or Scarf. Pattern for both sizes included. Inspired by the linear lattice features that behold beautiful Lavender flowers and other greenery trailing down the lattice on the base of the shawl and scarf. The Lavender trim adds a calming floral touch to this elegant design. You can make it in various fingerling weight yarns in a two toned or solid coloured yarn. Designed by Valerie of Valerie Baber Designs in a lovely sock or fingerling weight yarn. Can be worn in several ways as shown in the pictures.

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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Have a fibertastic day!

Leaf and Lavender Crochet Scarf Pattern Collection #1:

Leaf and Lavender and Lace Seasonal Scarf Crochet Pattern Collection #1: includes 4 patterns, a collection of crochet patterns with a seasonal theme of beautiful Summer days with the light and lovely Lavender and Lace shawl and scarf patterns and the essence of Fall with the Elegant Leaves scarf in a cozy neck warmer length and the longer statement scarf. Perfect to keep you warm and cozy with style any time of year. Includes the Elegant Leaves Long scarf, Elegant Leaves Neck Warmer, Lavender and Lace Shawl/Long Scarf and the Lavender and Lace Accent Scarf.

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

REGULAR $28.00 TO PURCHASE ALL 4 PATTERNS SEPARATELY SAVING YOU SAVE $6.00.

Or purchase each one separately at: Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or Ravelry www.ravelry.com/designers/valerie-baber

Each pattern is designed by Valerie Baber Designs adding a unique touch to your wardrobe. Includes the Elegant Leaves Accent Scarf (neck warmer length), Elegant Leaves Long Scarf, Lavender and Lace shawl/long scarf and the Lavender and Lace accent 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.

Written in US terminology.

Patterns are written with charts, photos and written instructions to make it easy for you to make. Each pattern uses fingerling/sock weight yarn. You can use any yarn of that weight.

Various other styles of Crochet Patterns also available. See my links to purchase or for more information. Have a fibertastic day!

Lattice Lace Scarf crochet pattern

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Lattice Lace Scarf Crochet pattern is an elegant design and easy to crochet.  Written by Valerie Baber, aka. me.   Patterned so you can make a gradient style scarf with 6 mini skeins or 6 different colours or a solid coloured scarf. You can also use most Fingerling/sock weight yarns to make this design. Written in US terminology.

AVAILABLE AT: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or www.valeriebaberknitwear.com

The Lattice Lace Scarf features an elegant lace design with a modern essence. Inspired by the linear lattice features that behold beautiful flowers and other greenery trailing up and down the lattice. The Lattice Lace Scarf is an easy to crochet perfect for solid, variegated and gradient style yarns patterned in the fingerling weight/sock weight.

colour fade combo

YARN: I have various colours of the Mini Colour Fade skeins on my Etsy store and Website.  This yarn collection is now discontinued.  

FOR GRADIENT SCARF: 1 Set of SweetGeorgia Yarns Mini Colour Fade Skeins shown in the Lush Fade Colour, (105 yd / 96 m per 1 oz / 28 g skein; 80% merino, 20% nylon) 6 mini skeins or 630 yds/ 576 m of sock weight yarn or other similar types of mini skeins in sock weight yarn.

Or

FOR SOLID COLOURED SCARF: 2 skeins Fingerling weight/sock weight yarn (shown in the SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock Yarn shown in the gray) (425 yd / 388 m per 4 oz / 115 g per skein; 80% merino, 20% nylon). YOU NEED 2 SKEINS.

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

Elegant Lace Shawl

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Happy New Years!  To celebrate a New Year I began working on a new design the first week of January.  The goal was to make a larger piece that could be both a shawl and a sculptural scarf.  I used Malabrigo Rios in two different colour ways to make this design.  There is one available on my Etsy store at http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

The Elegant Lace Scarf/Shawl is made with hand painted merino wool.  Luxurious and soft with colours of the sunset to warm a cold day.  I have just finished another one in 2 different purple yarns available soon.  Check out newest designs on my Etsy store or http://www.valeriebaberdesign.com

 

Yarns, Patterns and more

YARNS, PATTERNS AND MORE…now at Valerie Baber Designs.

YARNS, PATTERNS AND MORE…now at

www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

www.valeriebaberdesign.com

www.ravelry.com       Valerie Baber Designs

A great collection of wonderful luxurious yarns and patterns from SweetGeorgia Yarns are now available on my sites above.  Check out the latest Elegant Rose Collection available as patterns and finished hand made items.  Designed and made with SweetGeorgia Worsted Weight yarn.  Many colours, yarn types and styles of hand made accessories are available not shown here.

There is a coupon code on each listing when you purchase over $100.00 as well I post others in my Twitter, Instagram and Facebook periodically so follow my sites for special sales codes.

Check my sites often and this blog as I continue to build Valerie Baber Designs and add more yarns and patterns from other companies as well as more of my designs so you can enjoy making yourself.

Lace Shawl/Scarf with Stained Glass Brooch

Lace Shawl – Scarf – Poncho with a Stained Glass Rose Window Brooch showing the details of the stained glass window that is under the Rose window tracery.  This design shown in two different stone colours has the “Wired to the Past” design essence that I am continuing to work on this year.  You can wear this design as a poncho/shawl or a scarf depending on where you fasten the buttons and brooch.  The brooch can be worn on or off this piece.  See the slide show below for the various ways to wear this new design.  Other styles and colour will follow as I have time to make them.

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Yarns used in this design are mostly from www.sweetgeorgiayarns.com

See more of my designs at www.valeriebaberdesign.com, www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

 

Wired to the Past Gradient Shawl – Black to Grays

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MORE PICTURES IN THE LOOK BOOK LINK BELOW, Check it out.  🙂

wired to the past shawl pattern look book teaser

Check out the new Wired to the Past Gradient Shawl Look Book and Photo shoot fun in the link above coming soon to www.valeriebaberdesign.com, www.valeriebaberdesign.etsy.com  The Wired to the Past Gradient shawl is part of my collection “Wired to the Past”  where I am taking inspiration of the past in design and architecture and “wiring” it to the present in yarn with an essence of the past.  This shawl has a wired feel to the design in both the colour and stitches.  I used beautiful yarns from www.sweetgeorgiayarns.com that include the Party of Five Gradient mini skeins in the Graphite with a skein of the Cashluxe Spark yarn that has a lovely sparkle effect especially when light hits it a certain way.  This really shows up in evening light beautifully giving it a metallic essence perfect for the Wired Look I was going for.  To top it off it is extremely luxurious yarn.

On a side note, I would love to start patterning some of the many designs I have made over the years, however whenever I start I stop as it is just not what I enjoy nor it is something I am good at anymore.  I used to design kids and adult sweaters and accessories and pattern them for others to enjoy, but that was years ago.  When I took my Interior Design and Interior Decorating it opened a part of my designing mind that hasn’t been able to stop since.  I absolutely love the designing process, it is where I experience pure bliss.  I scribble down in my notes, very messy notes, of what I did in some sort of short form that I can’t always read later.  You would think I would know better by now lol.  🙂 There they sit on pieces of paper, books, post it notes and other strange places that were available when my thoughts and hands started designing the newest idea.  It’s a dilemma that I struggle with as I would love to pattern many of my designs, but it really is not in my skill set to do this well anymore.  I can be honest about that and though I wish it was something I excelled at I feel it is more important to be who I am and create in the realm that I was meant to be in and that is in the designing end.  Perhaps one day I will come across a company who is look just for a designer or a person who is wonderful at pattern writing and just loves this part more than designing and we could work together to bring you beautiful patterns to make.

This is one of my dreams I wanted to share with you today.  You can’t always have everything you want or be good at everything, but if you work hard at what you are good at, concentrate on that skill set you will become great at it down the road.  Don’t get side tracked by the ideas and goals others think you should take or even the ones you feel you should be adding to your goals because that’s what other people do.  If it is not who you are you will not enjoy it and then what is the point! If you are a designer, then design to your best ability.  If you are a pattern writer than write the best ones you can.  In whatever you do work the best you can at it and enjoy it. Work together with people who love what they do and the outcome will be amazing and great.  When we work together to support each other and help each other everything is better.  Perhaps one day I will find a company who wants a designer to design and nothing else or a group of people or another person who whats to collaborate our skills and make amazing designs and patterns together for you to enjoy.

I have struggled for a long time about this and have tried doing some recent pattern writing, but it truly is not something I am good at anymore as my mind is purely on designing and I truly enjoy it.  Designing is my bliss where I can create something new on a daily basis.  Designing something I am inspired with each day or take an old design and revamp it into something better and continue in my adventure in design with yarn and some needles.  Working with colours and textures with beautiful yarns that are hand painted by other Artists and creating something special with these amazing yarns.

My newest love of yarns is from www.sweetgeorgiayarns.com the colours Felicia designs and the staff make are just amazing and inspire me everyday to design something new. The Wired to the Past shawl above was inspired by their new Part of Five Gradient yarns in the Graphite colours and their new Cashluxe Spark yarn.  The outcome of these two yarns together is so very soft and elegant with and edge. The Cashluxe is stunning with the soft sparkle in it that comes alive when light bounces around in the evening, it really is a beautiful stunning yarn. The Part of Five Collections are so fun and fabulous to work with, check out some of their newest colours including the lightest one in the shawl called Snowfall.  This colour is so elegant!  I absolute love them together.  I wanted to pattern this design and share it with you as I love making them.  They are calming and relaxing and easy for most people to make, but my dilemma is as above when I get to the pattern writing part I stop.  I would love to share this pattern with you, perhaps down the road something will come together and I will be able to share it with you.

I am currently selling various knitting kits with patterns and yarns by Sweetgeorgia Yarns on at www.valeriebaberdesign.com and www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com  More to come including yarns soon.

In the meant time I will continue to do what I love and design and create what I am inspired by each day.  Be inspired today and remember to do you best at what you love!