Victoria Floral scarves

Victoria Floral Scarf has a beautiful ruffle lace flower in the center adding an elegance and exquisite touch to this design with a Victorian essence of the past. The scarf base has a wonderful textured design to add a contemporary edge to this piece. Each scarf is designed by myself (Valerie Baber) and hand made with luxurious yarns that are hand painted to add a unique touch to each design. Available in ivory, gray and dark gray in a thicker weight yarn perfect for those colder days of the year. The metal buttons add a finishing touch to the scarves. I use high quality yarns, buttons etc. to make each scarf. One of each colour is available.

Made with 100% hand painted merino wool that is soft and luxurious. Great care is taken by myself to choose high quality yarns and buttons perfect for each design.

The Victoria Floral Scarf perfect to accent for your shirt, sweater, t shirt and coat anytime of the year.

Luxuriously soft yarn is used in this design accented with 4 unique metal buttons to finish off the design.

READY TO SHIP

Length: 24 inches long, 4 inches wide.

I also have various styles of crochet patterns designed by myself and yarn so you can make your own scarf.

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

This style of scarf is great for when you want to add a unique and creative touch to your wardrobe. Adds a stylish essence to whatever you wear.

New Crochet Pattern: Floral Peony Scarf

NEW! Now available on my Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com 

The Floral Peony Scarf has a wonderful modern style and textured base with floral peonies and leaves adorning this design adding class and style to any wardrobe. Floral Blossoms finish off the design on the tip of the scarf to add that finishing touch. The blossoms represent new beginnings like the blossoms in spring reminding us of new and beautiful moments to come. A floral accented scarf for winter that can carry you through the cooler days of spring and fall.

Designed with 1 skein of sock/fingerling weight yarn for the solid coloured scarf or add a touch of colour with other yarns. If you want to make the flowers and leaves in different colours as shown in the gray scarf you will need to add more yarn like a mini skein or yarn from your yarn stash. Peony flowers are so many different hues of white, light pink to dark pink and even orange. There are other Floral Peony scarf designs and other Floral scarf patterns on my Etsy store, Ravelry and on LoveCrafts. See links at the bottom of the page.

SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock yarn used in the photos will be available soon on my Etsy store.

This design is also available in an ebook Floral Botanical Scarf Crochet Pattern Collection shown below for a discount only on my Etsy store. You save $8.00 by purchasing the collection together.

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)

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Happy crocheting and have a fibertastic day

NEW Crochet Pattern: Floral Peony Neck Warmer scarf

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

The Floral Peony Neck Warmer Scarf is designed just for you to warm your day with elegance and style. Designed with a DK weight yarn on the base of the scarf and a sock or fingerling weight yarn on the flowers and leaves. The Floral Peony Neck Warmer Scarf warms your day with memories of summer walks in the garden surrounded by beautiful flowers. Perfect in any colour combination including neutrals, bright and bold or soft pastels. Make it all in one colour or various colours as shown in the photos. Yarn will be available soon for this design.

Scarf base – I used 1 skein DK 256 yards / 234 m per of DK weight by Sweetgeorgia Yarns. You can use most DK weight yarns for this design.

Flowers and Leaves (solid coloured scarf) – I used approximately 105 yards / 96 m sock weight or fingerling weight mini skein or other yarn of the same weight for the flowers and leaves. You can use most sock or fingerling weight yarns. If you are making the version with coloured flowers and leaves you will need enough yarn for the accents.

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)

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Happy crocheting and have a fibertastic day

NEW CROCHET PATTERN: Elegant Lace Shawl/Scarf

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

The Elegant Lace Shawl Scarf features a beautiful lace design perfect for any wardrobe. EASY TO CROCHET. The centre of the design fans out slightly adding a unique feature to this design. The Elegant Lace Shawl Scarf keeps you warm and cozy with a beautiful lacy touch. Designed with sock/fingerling weight yarn so you can wear it in most seasons. The Elegant Lace scarf 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.

Can be worn as a shawl or wrap it around for a cozy scarf to keep you warm all year round.

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

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Length is 72 inches, 183 cm by 8 to 8.5 inches / 20 to 21.5 cm width (width is measured at the centre of the scarf).

YARN: 2 skeins for the base of the scarf (approximately 400 yd / 365 m per skein). You can use most sock weight/fingerling weight yarns for this scarf.

(Shown in Tough Love Sock from SweetGeorgia Yarns in the Pink and CashLuxe Spark in the Gray).

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

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!

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!

Mountain Inspired Mug Rugs

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: 

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

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Weaving a Clasped Weft Scarf

The other week I decided I wanted to learn clasped weft weaving. With 3 colours in hand I decided to warp the dark purple and use the 2 lighter colours on the weft. One is hand painted Colour way of light purple, blue and hint of mauve pink and the other a tonal hand painted merino wool in the mauve pink colour. I love using merino wool it is so soft and lovely to wear.

The great part about clasped weft weaving is your free to decide on each row how far to move each colour. You can do so many things with this pattern. Check out the various YouTube videos online for great demonstrations on how to do this weaving technique.

Clasped weft weaving is something I want to explore further in the future. Maybe some mug rugs will be next.

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!

Weaving a space warped scarf

The space warped scarf was a style I recently finished on my Rigid Heddle Loom. I love this style as it has a modern contemporary feel to the design. I used two different yarns from SweetGeorgia Yarns. The warp was done with a Cashluxe Spark yarn in a beautiful hand painted colour way of gray, beige, brown and ivory and has a lovely sparkle in the yarn. I love using Cashluxe Spark on my warp as it adds this beautiful sheen to the scarf when the light hits it adding to the design. Unfortunately you can no longer buy this colour. The weft is done in charcoal Tough Love Sock yarn. You can see there yarn at: www.sweetgeorgiayarns.com

I really enjoyed making this scarf and love the added texture the space warps make. I put 4 spaced warps in between each set of warp yarns as shown below on a 10 dent reed. I like this size of reed on my Rigid Heddle loom with the sock weight yarn as it gives the scarf a nice soft flexibility. I have also used a 12 dent reed and like it as well, but the scarf is more firmly woven but likely warmer.

Weaving a space warped scarf was on my list of “to do”. I love the modern essence of this scarf with the beautiful texture that evolves from leaving spaces on the warp. I enjoyed the simplicity and calming ease of plain weave with the added bonus of this lovely textured outcome.

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!

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 www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

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.

REGULAR $32.00 TO PURCHASE ALL 4 PATTERNS SEPARATELY SAVING YOU SAVE $7.00.

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

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.