Mountain mug rugs are inspired by the beautiful colours of the mountains, trees, and lakes and rivers. This set was made for a family who loves hiking in the mountains surrounded by beautiful foliage and trees of green. They spend time fishing in the rivers and lakes as they enjoy the view around them of the beautiful blue waters. Memories of the wonderful moments are woven into the colours of the Mountain Mug Rugs.
For this set I used a wonderful colour way from Sweetgeorgia Yarns www.sweetgeorgiayarns.com called Grouse. This colour is actually inspired by Grouse Mountain in the Vancouver area and was the perfect choice for the greens, browns and has a touch of blue too. For the lakes I used various colours of blues I had in my stash. A bit of gray is add in one for the mountains and on the hem stitch.
The pattern is simply 2 picks of one colour and 2 picks of the other colour. The length is about 5” long and the width is about 5”.
Mug Rugs are a wonderful way to personalize a gift for those you care about. They are also a great way to try a new pattern, stitch or colour way since they are small. I am off to try weaving something else on my next Mug Rug.
Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs are available at:
This lovely lace scarf was hand woven with a beautiful Brooks Bouquet lace pattern. For this one I used two different gray sock weight yarns. One had a beautiful sparkle in it that adds a subtle glitter surprise to the scarf. I enjoy weaving Brooks Bouquet and would like to weave it again soon.
Yarn used was Tough Love Sock yarn on the warp and Cash Luxe Spark on the weft both in the silver colour way. You can purchase this yarn at www.sweetgeorgiayarns.com
Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs are available at:
I recently purchased some beautiful gradient skeins of sock yarn from http://www.sweetgeorgiayarns.com and was inspired to make a few lap size blankets perfect to keep you cozy and warm this winter. The Fade kit yarn is only available until August 31st, 2020 so get your favourite colour set now. You get 5 skeins on Tough Love sock yarn in various colour ways to choose from.
I will post more pictures of the finished blankets later. I love working with gradient yarns. The gentle transition of colour change is so beautiful.
Rose Cowl scarf crochet pattern: This new designs by Valerie Baber is now available at www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com Inspired by beautiful rose gardens designed on a contemporary scarf cowl base. This designs can be made with or without the roses. A nice easy design perfect for any wardrobe. Made with worsted weight yarn. Other new crochet patterns also available on my Etsy store.
Lavender and Lace Shawl and Scarf Crochet Pattern: New design by Valerie Baber with 2 styles to make. The longer wider Shawl or large scarf size or the smaller scarf size. Shown in a beautiful fingerling weight yarn by SweetGeorgia Yarns called Flaxen Silk. This yarn is perfect for all year long. The design can be made with most sock weight or fingerling weight yarns. The inspiration for the Lavender and Lace shawl scarf pattern is the beautiful lavender that is a calming essence for all and can adorn your wardrobe any time of year.
The Elegant Rose Collection is designed by Valerie of Valerie Baber Designs just for you to warm your day with elegance and style. This classic design has a Victorian essence in style with a rose garden effect to finish it. Made with worsted weight yarn, a heavy worsted. Each style of crochet pattern is available separately or together for in a combo listing for a discount. I have other crochet a patterns available including the Juilette Floral Scarf and the Lattice Lace Scarf below. All available at:
Floral Elegance Scarf is available in ivory, dark gray, mauve or a pink hand painted merino wool colour way. Each is a little different in colour and floral design to add a unique touch to your wardrobe. This design is part of the SPECIAL EDITION scarves that have more detailed embellishment and/or expensive fibers added to each handmade piece. Add a floral touch to your wardrobe. Can be worn as a scarf on your coat or with a sweater or shirt to accent it. A beautiful accented scarf for winter that can carry you through the cooler days of spring.
Other styles of scarves, hand warmers, yarn and patterns to make your own are also on my websites:
Juliette Floral Scarf Crochet pattern has a beautiful floral touch to the designed by myself and can be made without the flowers for a more contemporary style. Patterned with 1 skein of sock weight yarn for the plain or solid coloured style or add a set of mini skeins like the Party of Five available on our other listings to add a more vibrant touch. You can also use most Fingerling/sock weight yarns to make this design. Written in US terminology.
The Juliette Floral Collar Scarf features a scalloped edge with a floral touch. The Juliette scarf can be made in a solid colour, multiple colours or without the flowers for a more contemporary style. Inspired by the romantic designs of the Victorian era while walking along an English Garden admiring the flowers along the path. Features an elegant lace design with a modern essence.
FOR SOLID COLOURED SCARF: 1 skein 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).
FOR MULTI – COLOURED SCARF:
1 skein Fingerling weight/sock weight yarn (shown in the SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock Yarn shown in the shadow) (425 yd / 388 m per 4 oz / 115 g per skein; 80% merino, 20% nylon)
1 Set of SweetGeorgia Yarns Party of Five Mini Skeins (shown in the Tanzanite Colour), (105 yd / 96 m per 1 oz / 28 g skein; 80% merino, 20% nylon)
Night Garden Scarf crochet pattern designed by Valerie Baber, aka. me, is now available in the Crochet Fall Vol. 2 at Sweetgeorgia Yarns. Take a stroll along the garden, under the moon and stars. 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 collection Includes various other beautiful scarf, hat and hand warmer patterns. You can also purchase the patterns separately. Available on both their website www.sweetgeorgiayarns.com and on Ravelry https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/sweetgeorgia-yarns/patterns. Buy any 2 patterns from the Vol. 2 collection and get the 3rd Vol. 2 pattern for free! Just use coupon code: CROCHETFALL19 (code expires September 24). Or, if you’d like to get ALL 5 crochet patterns in the entire collection for $21 CAD, just add all the patterns to your cart (no coupon code required, but the sale expires October 4, 11:59pm PST).