New Yarn Kit: Classic Crochet Ribbed scarf yarn kit

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

Classic Crochet Ribbed Scarf Crochet PATTERN and YARN kit comes with 1 set of Party of Five mini skeins in your colour choice and a DIGITAL crochet pattern that is emailed to you after purchase. The Classic Crochet Ribbed scarf is perfect for men and woman. This classic design works perfectly with the Party of Five mini skeins in a beautiful hand painted merino wool by SweetGeorgia yarns. The kit includes 5 mini skeins as shown in the photos. The lovely array of shades and colours that brighten our days. Other colours of Party of Five may be available on my other listings if you are looking for a different colour way.

The Classic Crochet Ribbed Scarf pattern is designed by myself (Valerie Baber Designs) with the Party of Five mini skeins by SweetGeorgia Yarns. More colours coming soon.

Other colours available see my listings for other Party of Five mini skein sets. 

ALSO AVAILABLE as a crochet pattern only on my other listings.

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)

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 CROCHET PATTERN: Classic Ribbed scarf

Available on my Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

The Classic Crochet Ribbed Scarf Pattern is perfect for any wardrobe and style. The Classic Crochet Ribbed scarf is perfect for men, woman and teens. This classic design works perfectly with the Party of Five mini skeins shown in the photos in a beautiful hand painted merino wool by SweetGeorgia yarns. Shown in the Party of Five mini skeins also available on my other listings in the graphite colour way that goes from light gray to black. This versatile and easy to make pattern can be changed by using other colours of mini skeins or sock yarn. Make it with a solid or variegated colour for a different look.

The Classic Crochet Ribbed Scarf is one you will wear for years to come. 

You can use most sock or fingerling weight yarns for this design. Written in US terminology. EASY TO CROCHET. You need 535 yards or 480 m of sock or fingerling weight yarn for this design. A great yarn stash project that uses up your various yarn colours.  

ALSO AVAILABLE AS A YARN KIT ON MY OTHER LISTINGS that includes the Party of Five mini skiens in your colour choice and a digital crochet pattern.

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 (search Valerie Baber Designs)

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 CROCHET PATTERN: Elegant Lace Accent scarf

Available at Etsy: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

The Elegant Lace Accent Scarf features a beautiful lace design perfect for any wardrobe. EASY TO CROCHET. Cozy up your day with a touch of lace designed to gradually increase on the two edges in a lovely fan shape perfect for anytime of the day. Designed with sock/fingerling weight yarn so you can wear it in most seasons. Shown in a beautiful Linen and Silk yarn (Flaxen Silk) by Sweetgeorgia Yarns in the ivory colour and the purple and blue/green scarves are made with Malabrigo Sock Yarn. You can use most sock or fingerling weight yarns for this design.

Other Elegant Lace crochet patterns that match including scarves, shawl and hand warmers are also available.

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

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!

Floral Linen and Lace scarves

Mother’s Day gift or treat yourself with the Floral Lace scarf in a beautiful linen colour and a mauve pink colour made with linen and silk yarn with a floral brooch that can be worn on the scarf or wear the scarf without the brooch for another look. The elegant lace design is perfect for any wardrobe adding a floral essence with the brooch. You can wear the brooch on other items in your wardrobe and wear the scarf without for a more minimal style. READY to SHIP.

ALSO AVAILABLE WITHOUT THE BROOCH.

Other colours may be available on my other listings. The scarf is a lovely light weight scarf that can be worn on your coat, sweater, t shirt or shirt. Great for summer and all year round.

The Floral Lace scarf brooch has a wild rose on the base of the brooch with a peony, rose and leaves finishing off the design. A floral accented scarf for spring and summer that can carry you through the cooler days of fall and winter.  

Accented with 2 floral buttons to finish off the design.

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

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. 

Have a fibertastic day!

NEW Modern Essence Scarf crochet pattern

The NEW Modern Essence Scarf crochet pattern is an easy to make pattern that has a modern contemporary style perfect for any wardrobe. Designed just for you to warm your day with elegance and style. Wear this contemporary scarf on the outside or inside of your coat for a different look. Made with a DK weight yarn to keep you warm and cozy in the colder days. Easy to crochet pattern that is perfect in any colour combination including neutrals, bright and bold or soft pastels. Change the colours so there are stripes of colour or use gradient colours that move from light to dark for another unique touch.

Yarn: Takes approximately 230 yards / 210 m of DK weight yarn of your choice if you are making a solid coloured scarf add a bit of yarn in a contrasting colour if you are making with a different coloured trim. You can use most DK weight yarns for this design just make sure you check your tension if before starting especially if you are using a different yarn. Makes changes at your end if necessary.

Yarn Used: The dark gray scarf is made with 1 skein of Sweetgeorgia Yarns 100% Superwash Merino Wool DK 256 yards / 234 m per skein and the light gray scarf was made with 2 balls of Diamond Luxury Fine Merino Superwash DK 138 yards / 125 m per ball plus a bit of another colour for the trim.

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs are available at: 

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

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. 

Have a fibertastic day!

Fiesta Lace Scarf – Crochet Pattern

FIESTA LACE SCARF – DIY crochet kits, Patterns and yarn all available together or separately.  See my links below:

Fiesta Lace Scarf DIY Crochet Kit includes Fiesta Scarf Pattern & Graphite Party of 5 mini skeins, Gray to black, sock yarn merino wool. The Fiesta Lace Scarf pattern is designed my myself and can be worn in many different styles. It’s an easy to crochet pattern that can also be purchased separately. You save $3.00 on the pattern by purchasing it with the DIY crochet kit. You can use most Fingerling/Sock weight yarns for this design.

Purchase at:

www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

www.valeriebaberdesign.com

www.ravelry.com   

The Party of 5 yarn by Sweetgeorgia yarns in soft merino wool mini skein set of gradient blues, Gradient colour way of light to dark gray to black, 3 ply sock yarn weight merino wool. Each Tough Love Sock fingering weight set contains five 105-yard mini-skeins for a total of 525 yards. You can also purchase other colours of this beautiful yarn separately on my other listings.

Colour Way: Graphite

Great for many crochet and knitting patterns in my listings. Many different colours available. If you need other colours not shown let me know and I can order the colour set for you.

Tough Love Sock yarn: Spun from 80% superwash and super soft merino and 20% nylon, this 3-ply yarn. Suggested gauge US 0-1 (2-2.25mm) | 8 sts/1″

Each Party of Five mini skein set is: $46.00
Fiesta Lace Scarf is: $6.00, you save $3.00 making it only $3.00 when purchase with the yarn as a DIY Crochet Kit.

More designs coming soon!

New Designs and more…crochet and knitting

Now available on my Etsy store at www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com Many other unique scarves, hand warmers, hats and more.  Check out the newest designs too.

It has been a long hard 10 weeks since I injured my right arm especially since I haven’t been able to knit or crochet since then and still not able to.  I have to say it is almost torture for a designer not to design and create everyday, but at the same time it gives you rest (even though your kicking and screaming LOL).  The injury progressed to my left arm due to over use looking after the right arm and then angered my neck and shoulders so just when I thought I was making head way everything was a mess.  Glad to say that this week I finally feel like I am getting back to doing some things myself again and it feels great.  Part of my injuries was over use from working to hard on my creations, but you know you just have to knit and crochet as it’s so much fun.  I did try to dabble a little with more pattern writing, perhaps I will work on that again soon.

I hope in the next few months that I can once again pick up my needles and create new pieces.  Luckily I was working on new designs all year prior to my injuries and will have more new designs on my Etsy store soon.  You can also link with www.valeriebaberdesign.com for my new Etsy Website.

You can also purchase my many designs locally in Edmonton, Alberta at www.albertacraft.ab.ca or in St. Albert, Alberta at www.artgalleryofstalbert.ca

Stained Glass Window Scarf – Gothic Architecture Inspiration

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Stained Glass Window Scarf is based on the Stained Glass Windows of past Architecture with a trim reminiscent of Gothic Style Architecture. As I continue to work on my Architectural journey with yarn and needles I am inspired by many different styles and designs of the past that continue to influence us today.  In previous designs I have concentrated on the Stone Tracery on Gothic Architectural buildings.  This year I will be concentrating on the Stained Glass with an undertone of Stone Tracery and other aspects of design.  I have always loved Stained Glass and even took some course on Stained Glass for a couple of years.  I know the depth and extreme talent, patience and skill it takes to make and design a window like this.  It is very time consuming and you need to be a perfectionist to achieve the finished product.  I can tell you having made Stained Glass in the Past that is much easier to crochet it like I have.  I love both working with glass and with yarn, but now that my designing is in yarn again I just had to let my inspiration go in this direction.   SEE MORE PICTURES BELOW.  At the bottom of these pictures you will see the underside of the Stained Glass Window showing 3 buttons you can use to fasten this design where you like.

Various designs are available at www.valeriebaberdesign.com, www.valeriebaberdesign.etsy.com  and other local store locations (message me for locations of stores in the Edmonton, Alberta area).

This is my first try at Stained Glass with yarn and there is definitely room for improvement and fine tuning so pop by again to see how I improve and enhance this stained glass crochet.  I will be selling a few down the road and will let you know at that time where.  This is just the beginning of this adventure so come along with me and join in the journey by following my Social Media where I will post new blog posts and listings in this Collection and more.

This scarf was made with beautiful www.sweetgeorgiayarns.com in the dk weight Super Wash Merino wool on the base of the scarf.  The metal trim around the “crochet glass” pieces was done in the exquisite Cashluxe Spark yarn in the Slate colour way.  It has a lovely sparkle to it that shines in the light giving that perfect metallic essence.  The Stained Glass pieces were done in www.malabrigoyarn.com Rios yarn that I had on hand.  I love combining different yarns from different companies at each is unique especially when it comes to hand painted yarns like these.  Each skein of hand painted yarn is done perfectly just for you to expand the Artistic journey for the item you are making.

 

 

 

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