Cathedral Scarf – Gothic Architecture Inspired

Gothic Cathedral Scarf with a Architectural Rose Window design from the ART-chitecture Collection, merino wool scarf. This unique scarf is designed and handmade by Valerie of Valerie Baber Designs. This scarf shows the Rose Window from the outside of beautiful Gothic Architectural Buildings and Cathedrals of the past. Made with hand painted merino wool in a beautiful gray stone colour. Also available soon in a lovely ivory stone colour.

You can order or purchase this design in a beautiful ivory or gray on my Etsy store at:  www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

The inspiration for this design is from beautiful photo’s a customer sent me shown below (thanks Marie) of the Cathedral de l’Assomption in Clermont Ferrand also called Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption. This beautiful cathedral is a wonderful example of Gothic Architecture with the beautiful stained glass windows, pointed arches, spires and other stunning features. The cathedral is a French National Monument and was built from black lava rock through the 13th and 14th centuries.

On my Gothic Cathedral Scarf design I placed the 3 small stained glass windows near the point of the arch as shown in the first picture. Floral stone tracery on the outside of the stained glass window and other windows on Cathedrals of the past are often a design feature. I placed quatrefoils that I pulled from another window on this beautiful cathedral to surround the centre flower of the rose stained glass window. The quatrefoil pattern is often seen on many buildings in this era. I also changed the centre flower to a 6 petal flower to fit on the scarf. Changes on my scarf were made and are not exactly as the cathedral in order for me to fit the stone tracery design onto the scarf. I did use other design features on this beautiful cathedral to give the same design essence. The overall raised effect of the stone tracery forming the stained glass rose window pattern is accomplished by the use of the various sizes of flowers. Floral touches are seen throughout Gothic Architecture in the stained glass and stone tracery. So many beautiful examples are seen around the world. I am totally addicted to this architecture style. The amazing and extremely talented people involved in all the aspects of making such stunning designs inspires me everyday.

You can see more of my Architectural inspired designs on my Architectural Designs Page:

Architectural Designs – Valerie Baber Designs

Other handmade designs that are ready to wear just for you are available on my Etsy store. I only use High Quality Fibres in this Design and always high quality yarns so you can wear them for years to come. Every design is designed and made by myself to ensure excellent quality and a unique style for your wardrobe.

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 longitivity of wear the design must be hand washed and laid flat to dry.

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

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Elegant Lace Scarf and hand warmer crochet collection:

AVAILABLE ON MY ETSY STORE AT:  www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com buying all three together in this collection saves you money. You can buy them separately as well on my Etsy store.

The Elegant Lace Collection of crochet patterns includes the Elegant Lace Cowl scarf, Elegant Lace Neck Warmer scarf and the Elegant Lace Hand Warmers (in 2 lengths). These crochet patterns feature an elegant lace design with a modern essence in the ribbed stripe accent. Cozy up your day with a touch of lace designed to keep you warm with style. Designed with sock/fingerling weight yarn so you can wear it in most seasons. The Elegant Lace designs 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. Perfect in a merino wool or other cozy yarns for the fall and winter or make it in a silk or linen yarn for the cool spring and summer days adding an elegant touch to your wardrobe.

Easy to crochet design perfect to make in a weekend. Great for gifts or just for yourself.

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

YARN is available on my Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

HANDMADE SCARVES and other items: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

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Elegant Lace Hand Warmer Crochet Pattern

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

The Elegant Lace Hand Warmers features an elegant lace design with a modern essence in the ribbed stripe accent on the wrist area of the hand warmers. Lovely lace design to keep your hands cozy and warm with an elegant lace design. Two sizes are available including a regular length and a longer length. Designed with sock/fingerling weight yarn so you can wear it in most seasons. The hand warmers 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.

Easy to crochet design perfect to make in a weekend. Great for gifts or just for yourself.

Shown in Tough Love Sock from SweetGeorgia Yarns in the Snowfall (gray) colour way and the Bubble Wand (ivory speckled) colour. Other great sock yarns are Malabrigo Sock yarn, Cascade Heritage yarn, Paintbox Yarns Sock, Berroco Sock, Noro Silk Garden sock and many other sock or fingerling weight yarns.

Finished Measurements:
Measurements with finishing trim: The width is 7 inches around, 17.75 cm for both sizes. The length is 7.25 inches, 18.4 cm for the regular length and 8.25 inches, 21 cm for the longer length.

YARN: You can use most sock weight/fingerling weight yarns for this scarf.
Yarn needed: 1 skein of the base colour (425 yd / 388 m per 4 oz / 115 g per skein). One skein makes 2 hand warmers or 1 hand warmer and 1 Elegant Lace Scarf (Neck Warmer style) available on my Etsy store and Ravelry. Shown in Tough Love Sock from SweetGeorgia Yarns.

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

GAUGE
Gauge is 5.5 sts and 4 rows in hdc = 1” / 2.5 cm.

BIO:
Valerie has been designing and creating knitwear for various boutiques and galleries, as well as pattern writing for over 25 years. Originally designing knitted pieces and knitting patterns she now designs mostly in crochet. Valerie ventured into the world of fibre art in 2012, creating pieces with an art and design essence. While continuing to create and design she has been pattern writing once again, sharing her ideas with you to enjoy.

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

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New Architectural Designs photo page

Architectural Designs by Valerie Baber

Added a new photo page on my Blog with various pictures of my Architectural adventures over the years with fibre. I had the honour of designing for various galleries which often included my architectural pieces some shown here. My love for architecture began while taking Interior Design. Since then it has been a passion for me to create designs with knitting and crochet that are inspired by the amazing artists, designers, architects and all the people involved in making such extraordinary buildings of the past. This is a small sample of the many designs I have created with an architectural theme. You can link to the page below that shows more of my architectural designs.

Architectural Designs – Valerie Baber Designs

I hope to pattern some of these designs and other crochet patterns with an architectural essence this year. A wonderful customer has recently sent me various photos of beautiful cathedrals etc. in France and I am looking forward to using them for a new architectural inspiration and creating a new crochet pattern from these wonderful photos. Thank you Marie for sending them to me. I really appreciate it! It is great having photos from your travels instead of relying on the internet. Here are a few of the inspiring photos below:

One day I hope to travel to France and other European locations. Fun fact: We do have a small piece of France on the East Coast of Canada! It is a French Territory. You can read more on these links below.

St Pierre & Miquelon – Current French Territories In North America – WorldAtlas

Top Tips for a Visit to Saint-Pierre and Miquelon – Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (newfoundlandlabrador.com)

Enjoy the inspiration in your life today. You never know where it will come from. Perhaps someone who lives in another country will help direct you in your newest adventure like my renewed inspiration to design architectural crochet pieces because a customer was so kind to share their travel photos with me. I can’t wait to begin designing with these photos and other architectural features from buildings of the past.

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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Contemporary Ribbed Scarf crochet pattern

The Contemporary Ribbed scarf is inspired by moments of cozy warmth while wrapped up in this luxurious design anytime of the day.  The perfect accent as a shawl or scarf while you cozy up making your favourite crochet pattern.  Adorn your favourite coat to warm up a cold day with style.  Can be made in many different colours, neutrals, stripes, gradient, colours and more.  The ribbed texture and unique sculptural touch on the fringe will add a beautiful accent to your wardrobe that can be worn throughout the day including elegant evenings.   Warm up your day with the Contemporary Ribbed scarf today! 

Finished Measurements:

Measurements before finishing trim:  9.5” / 24 cm wide, 61 inches / 155 cm long with trim.

YARN2 skeins sock weight or fingerling weight yarn (425 yd / 388 m per 4 oz / 115 g per skein). 

You can use most sock weight/fingerling weight yarns for this scarf. 

You can purchase this pattern at:

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

Designed with sock/fingerling weight yarn so you can wear it in most seasons. The Contemporary Ribbed scarf as a wonderful modern essence with a sculptural fringe. The scarf can be worn from day to night as well be worn as a shawl to keep you cozy and warm. Make it in multiple colours with stripes, hand painted yarns, sock blanks, gradient yarns, sparkle yarns or a solid colour to suit your wardrobe and style. This design is very versatile and looks great with any wardrobe. The ribbed pattern changes 2/3 of the way through to add interest to the design. Add the Contemporary Ribbed scarf to your wardrobe today!

Warm up your day with the Contemporary Ribbed crochet pattern today!

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs are available at: 

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Floral Blossom Scarf – Neck warmer style crochet pattern

Floral Blossom scarf crochet pattern- Neck Warmer by Valerie Baber

The Floral Blossom Neck Warmer Scarf features an elegant floral design with a modern essence in the angled base of the scarf. Inspired by the floral blossoms that adorn the trees and bushes in the spring giving us a sign of new beginnings and beautiful moments to come. Two style options are available including embellishments around the whole scarf (ivory floral scarf) or just at the front (pink floral scarf). Make it without the embellishments for a modern contemporary style scarf.

Designed with sock/fingerling weight yarn so you can wear it in most seasons. Perfect in a merino wool or other cozy yarns for the fall and winter or make it in a silk or linen yarn for the cool spring and summer days adding a floral touch to your wardrobe. The Floral Blossoms hand warmer and a longer scarf pattern are available to match this design.

The Floral Blossom scarf would be lovely in a ivory on the base with delicate pink floral blossoms. Another way would be to make it in a neutral tone like gray or beige with a subtle darker or lighter shade on the blossoms. You could also use the blossom as any five petal flower pattern, change the colour and you have your new favourite flower scarf. Make it with just the bunch of blossoms and leaves at the front of the scarf like the pink scarf various colour of flowers with green leaves. There are lots of way to crochet this scarf suit into your wardrobe and style.

You can purchase all three patterns together for a discount in the Floral Blossom Collection available on my other listings.

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

SAVE BY PURCHASING THE COLLECTION TOGETHER: Regular price when purchased separately. $24.00, when purchased together in this collection you save $4.00. Collection price: $20.00. Save an additional 10% for a limited time on my Etsy store.

Warm up your day with a beautiful floral blossoms crochet pattern today! You can change up the colours and blossom placement to make it your unique style.

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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Floral Blossom hand warmers

Floral Blossoms hand warmers
by Valerie Baber Designs

The Floral Blossom Hand Warmers features an elegant floral design with a modern essence in the angled base of the hand warmers. Inspired by the floral blossoms that adorn the trees and bushes in the spring giving us a sign of new beginnings and beautiful moments to come. Two lengths are available including a regular length (pink hand warmer) and a longer length (Ivory hand warmer).

You can purchase all three patterns together for a discount in the Floral Blossom Collection available on my other listings.

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

Designed with sock/fingerling weight yarn so you can wear it in most seasons. The hand warmers can also be made without the embellishments for a modern contemporary style. Make it in multiple colours, two toned colours, hand painted yarns or a solid colour to suit your wardrobe and style. Floral Blossom scarf patterns are available to match this design.

Also available:

The Floral Blossom Collection includes the Floral Blossom Neck Warmer Scarf, Floral Blossom Hand Warmers and the Floral Blossoms and Lace Scarf crochet patterns.  SAVE BY PURCHASING THE COLLECTION TOGETHER: Regular price when purchased separately. $24.00, when purchased together in this collection you save $4.00. Collection price: $20.00.

Warm up your day with a beautiful floral blossoms crochet pattern today! You can change up the colours and blossom placement to make it your unique style.

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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Night Garden Scarf crochet pattern

Pattern available on my Etsy store:  www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com See my Etsy store for more information such as yarn needed or to purchase.

Night Garden Floral Scarf crochet pattern has a beautiful floral design on a scarf base that can be worn long or as a neck warmer for different looks. Take a stroll along the garden, under the moon and stars in the Night Garden scarf. A beautiful evening spent enjoying the flowers and foliage found along the path. Embellished with flowers and leaves in beautiful dark tones of purple to blue, the Night Garden Scarf is reminiscent of an enchanted evening. This design can be made as shown in various colours using mini skeins or yarn from your stash. Made with a sock weight/fingerling weight yarn. Pattern is written using US crochet terminology.

The Night Garden scarf was designed for Sweetgeorgia Yarns in the fall of 2019 for their Crochet Fall with Sweetgeorgia Yarns, Vol. 2. It was a pleasure of mine to design this scarf with their beautiful yarns including the Party of Five mini skeins shown here. Thank you Sweetgeorgia Yarns for including me in such a wonderful collection of exquisite crochet patterns. Check out the other beautiful designs on the link highlighted in orange above. You can purchase the pattern and the yarn on their website.

PATTERN NOTES
The Night Garden Scarf base is worked in flat in the full skein colour with the flowers and leaves worked in the mini skeins or extra sock weight yarn. The trim around the edge is worked once the base of the scarf is finished. Follow the various charts and written pattern for the scarf base, leaves and flowers.

YARN
The night garden scarf can be done in various colours as shown in the photos or a solid colour as well. This design would be lovely in a beautiful neutral or a hand painted colour for a more subtle essence. You can use most sock weight yarns and yarn from your stash for the colours or make it in a solid colour too. The Party of Five mini skeins are perfect for this design and available at Sweetgeorgia Yarns.

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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Horizons scarf crochet pattern

Pattern available on my Etsy store:  www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com See my Etsy store for more information such as yarn needed or to purchase.

Horizons Scarf crochet pattern has a beautiful seashore essence. My favourite place to be is on the beach by Stanley Park in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Moments by the waters edge calm and rejuvenate your mind and soul. Designed for SweetGeorgia Yarns as one of their monthly patterns which is very fitting since they to are in Vancouver and my favourite stop while I am visiting. I love spending time in their store side of the business see the newest colours and fibres available. What an uplifting time to be surrounded by so much colour and yarn! My creative mind is in bliss when I am there surrounded by creative people and stunning and exquisite yarns. Make sure you pop into SweetGeorgia Yarns when you are in Vancouver.

The Horizons Scarf features an elegant lace design giving the essence of calmness, the feeling of standing by the edge of a beach watching as the sand colour fades from light to dark. The blue deepens as you look further out into the sea, the beautiful white waves cresting in between. Each of the colour changes bringing you back to the peaceful moments by the Seashore. The gray toned scarf shows the versatility of this design and how you can personalize the colours it to your wardrobe. Pattern is written using US crochet terminology.

PATTERN NOTES
The Horizons Scarf is worked in flat and pattern is written for Scarf A (blue, ivory, apricot) using a combination of the large skein of Birch with intermittent Party of Five mini skeins in the Seashore colour. You can use different colours of sock weight yarn from your stash or other mini skeins as long as they are the same yardage. The trim around the edge is worked once the base of the scarf is finished.

YARN Scarf A (ivory with blues and apricot)

Main colour: 1 skein sock weight yarn 425 yd / 388 m per 4 oz / 115 g skein (shown in SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock Yarn in Birch).

Plus:
Accent colours: Instructions are written for Scarf A with 4 colours of stripes. You need 4 mini skeins or 4 colours of sock weight yarn for the stripes of colour. SEE BELOW.

Scarf A is shown in SweetGeorgia Yarns Party of Five Mini Skeins in the Seashore Colour that were put together for this scarf, (105 yd / 96 m per 1 oz / 28 g skein).

Scarf B (gray and ivory) shows how you can use yarn from your stash or other mini skein sets just make sure the yardage is 105 yd / 96 m per 1 oz / 28 g skein for each stripe.

You can use most sock weight yarns and yarn from your stash for the colours or make it in a solid colour too. The Party of Five mini skeins are perfect for this design and available at Sweetgeorgia Yarns.

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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