BLACK FRIDAY SALE

Black Friday Sale Save 20% on all items on my Etsy store www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com includes some of the following items and many more to choose from.

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

THE SALE IS ONLY ON MY ETSY STORE!

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!

CROCHET IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Save 20% until November 7th on everything including scarves, crochet patterns and yarn on my Etsy store:  www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com 

Get ahead of your Christmas and other gift giving shopping this year by adding a special handmade touch for someone you care about. Making a handmade gift is a wonderful way to show someone you are thankful that they are part of your life and to thank people for all they do. Here is a selection of crochet patterns perfect for any wardrobe from easy to crochet patterns that add a classic contemporary feel or a more intricate floral design to keep you warm in the cooler months ahead.

If you don’t have time to make one there are lots of new one of a kind scarves designed and made by myself perfect for any wardrobe. To top it off there is a selection of scarves at an extra discount from past stock if you are looking for a one of a kind gift with a great price. Look for word “Sale” at the beginning of the listing of scarves on my Etsy store to see these scarves.

Lots of new crochet patterns that are easy and quick to make have recently been added. Another great gift idea for the crocheter you know is to purchase one of these patterns and yarn so they can enjoy making their own unique creation. Or add a special touch to your own wardrobe 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 (search Valerie Baber Designs)

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!

New! Modern Ribbed Hand Warmer Crochet Pattern

NEW Modern Ribbed Hand Warmer Crochet Pattern is available on my Etsy store:  www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or Ravelry: www.ravelry.com/designers/valerie-baber and Lovecrafts: LoveCrafts (search Valerie Baber Designs)

Start your Christmas shopping early with the Modern Ribbed Hand Warmer pattern so you can make something special for those you care about and love. Or give yourself a gift and make your own set just for you. This design is perfect for any wardrobe in any colour way. A great gift idea to make anytime of the year.

The Modern Ribbed Hand Warmer crochet pattern for both men and women is designed just for you to warm your day with a contemporary yet classic style. Includes the woman’s & men’s hand warmer pattern. Designed with a DK weight yarn to keep you warm on the cooler days. These will be a favourite hand warmers to wear for years to come. The Modern Hand Warmers keep you warm in the colder days of the year with a contemporary ribbed pattern that changes throughout the design.

Great for the tech savvy world we live in keeping your fingers free to use your phone, computer and other items while keeping your hands warm.

Designed by myself, Valerie Baber, just for you! These one of a kind designs are perfect for any wardrobe to warm you in the colder months. Perfect in any colour including neutrals, bright and bold or soft pastels.

The Modern Ribbed Scarf crochet pattern is also available to match this design shown below.

Designed by myself, Valerie Baber, just for you! These one of a kind designs are perfect for any wardrobe to warm you in the colder months. Perfect in any colour including neutrals, bright and bold or soft pastels.

Written in US terminology.

Patterns include photos and written instructions to make it easy for you to make. The Modern Ribbed Scarf and Hand warmers make the perfect accessories to keep you warm this season as shown below.

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)

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!

New! Modern Ribbed Scarf Crochet Pattern

NEW Modern Ribbed Scarf Crochet Pattern is available on my Etsy store:  www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or Ravelry: www.ravelry.com/designers/valerie-baber and Lovecrafts: LoveCrafts (search Valerie Baber Designs)

Start your Christmas shopping early with the Modern Ribbed Scarf pattern so you can make something special for those you care about and love. Or give yourself a gift and make your own set just for you. This design is perfect for any wardrobe in any colour way. A great gift idea to make anytime of the year.

The Modern Ribbed Scarf crochet pattern for both men and woman is designed just for you to warm your day with a contemporary yet classic style. Includes the woman’s & men’s scarf pattern. Designed with a DK weight yarn to keep you warm on the cooler days. This will be a favourite scarf to wear for years to come. The Modern Ribbed Scarf keeps you warm in the colder days of the year with a contemporary ribbed pattern that changes throughout the design.

The Modern Ribbed Hand Warmer crochet pattern is also available to match this design shown below.

Designed by myself, Valerie Baber, just for you! These one of a kind designs are perfect for any wardrobe to warm you in the colder months. Perfect in any colour including neutrals, bright and bold or soft pastels.

Written in US terminology.

Patterns include photos and written instructions to make it easy for you to make.

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)

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!

Gift Away – Joy Hand Warmers

joy hand warmer red 2

Gift Away – Add some Christmas Joy to your day and enter to win one of 3 colours of the Joy hand warmers shown here.  To my Twitter and Blogger friends you can also enter this way:

Bloggers:

  1. Comment “Christmas Joy” on this blog posting here and
  2. Comment on http://www.alittledetail.com blog here: http://alittledetail.com/2015/12/01/gift-away/

(Please comment on both blogs to be entered)

Or Enter on Twitter:

  1. Retweet  this posting or one of the postings or tweets about this gift away at @vbaberdesigns and comment “Christmas Joy”

or Instagram:

You can also enter through instagram as noted in my previous blog posting and the link to A Little Detail above.  This gives you various ways to enter this great gift away for 1 of 3 different hand warmers, a red, a grey and a black one.

Good luck to all of you!

 

Christmas Rose Scarves

Christmas Rose scarves add that special touch to the holidays and can be worn after as well.  I wanted to add a special scarf with hand warmers coming later this week to add a Christmas Cheer to your day.  I love Christmas as my mother always made is such a special time of year so I felt it fitting to add the roses from her Rose Onie Scarves I designed in memory of her.  She was the most incredible woman I have ever met and I was extremely fortunate that she was my mom!!  I miss and love you mom!  At Christmas it always feel like she is here with us as we continue many of the Christmas moments she began and enjoy the wonderful memories of the past while making new ones along the way.  Take the time this year to love those around you and spend time with them.  They are the ones that matter the most and truly the best gifts you will ever receive!

Available at http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

Christmas Garland…just the beginning

Christmas Garland
Christmas Garland

Christmas Garland…just beginning the adventure of making my own Crocheted Christmas garland.  It will be an ongoing project likely throughout the next year as I keep dreaming of ideas on how to enhance the garland into a lovely treasured decoration for my home.  To start with I chose some beautiful hand painted yarn by Malabrigo with different tones of greens.  I will be adding other yarns and tones of greens in the future with holly leaves and berries and other evergreens, pine cones and more wintery treasures nature provides.  This is just a quick picture of the beginnings of the project.  I will be using this crochet technique to make the cedar type texture for the base of my garland.  I added a few berries just to see how they would look with a splash of red jumping from the cedar bows.  The holly leaves will come later on as I work on designing leaves and finding yarns that work great for that lovely deep green holly omits from it’s unique and glossy leaves.

I love holly, when I lived in Vancouver years ago I was astonished how big the holly grew.  It was stunning and beautiful.  I tried on many occasions to grow some while living near Toronto for many years, but I really don’t have a very good green thumb and failed on each attempt.  It was worth trying to succeed with such an unique and beautiful plant.  Instead I will crochet or knit my own holly tree, of sorts.  I am sure I will have more success at that.

Have a wonderful week…off I go to crochet and knit my garland goals.

In the Pink…newest knits

Pink Floral Chunky scarf  Time 4 you hand warmer
Pink Floral Chunky scarf
Time 4 you hand warmer

In the Pink…newest knits added to my designs.  One of the colours I noticed somewhat missing from my designs is pink.  It is not a colour I wear often and perhaps that is why, but after making several designs in different strengths of pink I have realized that I must add this beautiful colour to my wardrobe.  Pink can be so soft and gentle or striking and bold.  You can wear the tone you feel that day and want to project to others around you.  I love these two different hand painted yarns I used on the base of the different scarves.  Both have a completely different effect and character.

I love working with hand painted yarns!  It’s like a constant surprise every stitch you take with anticipation to see what that next stitch becomes in colour.  Always keeping your eyes happy with something new to look at just around the corner or in this case stitch.  To top it off each skein is different from the other making it a challenge to bring them all together and so interesting each time I start a new project.  I am completely hooked on hand painted yarns as you can see by my designs.  I also love mixing solid colours together and working them so they become one.  Once again each piece has it’s own character depending on how the yarns decide to land while I knit and crochet them.   You can see these and more of my designs at:

http://www.vbaberdesigns.com

www.intricateknits.etsy.com

Wild Rose Collar Wild Rose hand warmer
Wild Rose Collar
Wild Rose hand warmer

The hand warmers are both designs I have previously designed, but in different colours and colour techniques making the design new again.  I love reworking a design be it different yarns or colour ways to see how I can improve or change the look.  Some designs give birth to new designs with inspiration abounding from the vary stitches of each piece.  As you see with my Rose collections, it just keeps getting bigger as I become inspired by the previous piece I designed.  Roses happen to be my favourite flower which could be part of my inspiration as well.

Off to be inspired by Christmas and my crocheted garland.  I have started working on it this week and of course I am using hand painted yarns for at least some of the garland.  I love being inspired by nature and all it’s wonderful gifts it gives us everyday.  Must run and get back to my garland…I love Christmas!!  Have a fabulous day!!

Time 4 You hand warmers
Time 4 You hand warmers

Wild Rose Hand Warmers
Wild Rose Hand Warmers

 

Warm and Cozy…New Chunky knit Rose Onie scarves

Rose Onie Bulky Scarf Teal
Rose Onie Bulky Scarf
Teal

Warm up your winter day with these new wonderfully soft Chunky knit Rose Onie scarves. A smaller version of my Rose Onie scarf collection with a chunkier super soft hand painted merino wool. These colours are so vibrant they alone brighten and warm a cool day. Here are some of the new colours I have added with a simple hat (that can be embellished with roses too) and some hand warmers to complete the set. This is my favourite scarf I have designed since I designed it in memory of my amazing mother, Onie. Christmas was her favourite time of year, she made it so special every year! I treasure all the wonderful memories she instilled in our family and love instilling the same traditions she did with my own family.

I have some other new designs I will blog about later on and a “crocheted garland” project. I have been trying to come up with Asthma friendly decorations that can look fabulous, but can be washed up and kept dust mite free and toxin free for next year. I had to rid the house of many of my decorations as I finally realized they were causing me serious asthma issues every Christmas, which magically disappeared with in a day of putting everything away. Stay tuned to see what I design for my crocheted garland, or at least the beginnings of this project. There are so many things that inspires me for this Garland project. Can’t wait to start…

You can see more colours below and link to my Etsy store or website here:

http://www.vbaberdesigns.com

http://www.intricateknits.etsy.com

 

Rose Onie Bulky scarf Grey/Blue
Rose Onie Bulky scarf
Grey/Blue

Rose Onie Bulky Scarf Grey/Mauve undertone
Rose Onie Bulky Scarf
Grey/Mauve undertone

Rose Onie Bulky Scarf orange
Rose Onie Bulky Scarf
orange

Rose Onie Bulky Scarf Ivory
Rose Onie Bulky Scarf
Ivory

Rose Onie Bulky Scarf Purple
Rose Onie Bulky Scarf
Purple

Rose Onie Bulky Scarf Pink
Rose Onie Bulky Scarf
Pink

Rach Slouch hat Grey/Blue
Rach Slouch hat
Grey/Blue

Rose Onie hand warmer Ivory
Rose Onie Bulky  hand warmer
Ivory