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

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.


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: or Ravelry

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.

Contemporary Lace Scarf – Crochet Pattern

The new Contemporary Lace Scarf Pattern is an elegant long scarf with a Contemporary edge to the design.  Designed for sock/fingerling weight yarn and takes 1 skein to make.  Patterns, Yarn and handmade accessories available on my sites.

Available on my sites at:

DIY Crochet Kit is also available as shown below.  More colours coming in the future.  As well as with merino wool at a lighter price point.

I used beautiful Cashluxe Spark yarn from to design and make the Contemporary Lace Scarf shown in a beautiful birch colourway.  This yarn is made with merino wool, cashmere and a sparkle yarn.  Adds a lovely glitter to the design.  Of course you can also make this scarf in most sock and fingerling weight yarns of your choice.  Easy to crochet with chain stitch, single crochet and double crochet.  Try using various colours for a stripped effect or hand painted yarns for a colourful scarf.



Puppy Love…helping out with the photo shoot

Puppy Love…helping out with the photo shoot. Our wonderful dog decided to get in on the action yesterday with we were trying to take pictures of some of my newest designs. She is just to cute to move and was wagging her tail the whole time. I think she wants a pair for herself. I have been busy designing and making many new styles and more. Here are a few below of my latest creations.

All are available as well as new designs on my etsy store at

Inspired recently to work on more Architectural style designs including a smaller Stained glass rose window scarf with a smaller price point see more on my etsy store above. Have a wonderful day today.

A contemporary edge…

A contemporary edge was playing in my mind as I design my Spring and Summer collection for 2014. I love working with the embellishments of my other designs, but I must admit I love designing with a contemporary feel just as much. After many requests I will be adding more cotton fibres to my designs as they are a great year round choice. Light enough for the warmer days of Spring and Summer adding that special unique touch to your wardrobe and warm enough to wear in the Fall and during the cool Winter days (maybe not the -37 we had the other day, but the average cold Winters day). The Contempo collection will continue to grow throughout the year with various sizes, shapes and styles that have a more Modern Contemporary look.

The first one is the new Contempo Cotton Scarf now available here at This scarf can be worn in several different styles by using the two clear buttons on the back to fasten where you would like. This keeps the look clean and modern, yet has a bit of a Victorian flair with the unique ruffle around the front. I will be making this design in various cottons as well as Merino Wool and hand painted Merino Wool. The Contempo Cotton Scarf is made with a lovely high end cotton from Spain. So very soft and wonderful to wear. Here are some of the ways to wear it below.

The second scarf is the Pri Cotton Fashion Scarf in a Black and Grey cotton combination. The cotton I used here feels and drapes more like silk, a very luxurious choice. I designed this particular scarf in memory of our dear cat Princess who recently and unexpectedly passed away. We always called her Pri Pri for short. She was the most amazing cat, so loving, caring, followed you everywhere you went. She would hold your hand with her paw when she wanted your attention and her cat cry was the softest sound, more like a weird purr. She had this tail that curled around your arm whenever you held her or were petting her. She loved to twirl like a “ballerina” around your legs and dance away in front of you just hoping for you to reach out and love her back. I was working on this scarf when she fell ill and finished not long before she passed. I realized the next day that this was so like her, how strange. The twists and turns of the scarf being like Princess our little prima ballerina and her tail that always wrapped around you, holding you. 🙂 She will always be deeply missed. It is amazing how an animal can be such a big part of your everyday life, they are so giving and kind and bestow a certain calmness in a crazy busy day. We will love and miss her always. We are blessed with two other wonderful pets, our cat Tiia and our dog Mocha. We were truly blessed by her presence in our lives for 11 years. She rocked! 🙂

Pretty Pri, Princess
Pretty Pri, Princess

Sometimes in life we are inspired by the strangest things. There are times when we have no idea what has inspired us until after we are finished something. When we stand back and look at it then it just jumps out and you can see why you just had to sit and design it. Inspiration can be very subtle or bold and obvious. There are times when I have a hankering to knit or crochet something different and sit with some yarn and needles and just go, no planning involved, just see where it takes me. Both of these designs are from freeing myself to just go and be inspired with the moment. It is a very addictive and wonderful way to knit and crochet, you never know what will come of it. Of course you have to risk the failures too, but that is part of the fun and letting go and just letting your creativity flow.