NEW! Floral Scarves with 2 floral brooches, wear it 3 ways.

NEW! The 3 in one Floral Scarves perfect for your Fall and Winter Wardrobe. Each one is one of a kind in the scarf base with corresponding floral brooches including the Rose and Dahlia Brooches. A great addition to any wardrobe adding beautiful memories of summer days to warm the cooler days ahead. Available in these 4 colours only, one of each is available. Other styles are also available see my Etsy store link below for more information.

Etsy store:

Floral Scarf comes with 2 beautiful floral brooches including the rose brooch and the dahlia brooch crocheted with luxurious yarns, handmade and designed by myself (Valerie Baber). Wear this scarf 3 different ways without the brooches for a more contemporary look, with the rose brooch or with the dahlia brooch. A hand painted yarn in blue to green is used on the main part of the scarf in a luxurious merino wool yarn with a touch of nylon for durability in a lovely lace pattern.

There will be various other styles of brooches in the near future you can use on this scarf to change the look of the scarf to suit your wardrobe. Other scarf styles perfect for this design are also available. You can mix and match the scarves and brooches to make many different styles to adorn your wardrobe. A great gift idea or something special for yourself that can be added to in the future with a new brooch.

The floral design adds an elegance and exquisite touch to this your wardrobe. I use high quality yarns, buttons etc. to make each brooch and a easy to pin fastener at the back. Great care is taken by myself to choose high quality yarns and buttons perfect for each design.

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.

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs are available at: 

Etsy store: or Ravelry and Lovecrafts: LoveCrafts (search Valerie Baber Designs)

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Happy crocheting and have a fibertastic day

Plaid mini placemats for Christmas

Christmas time is near and I have begun weaving a series of items to decorate our home with Christmas cheer. I love this time of year when you begin decorating the house making it a nice cozy home for Christmas. You can view my first Christmas inspired weaving adventure on a previous blog post about Christmas Colours inspired mug rugs. With Christmas around the corner I have been yearning to weave with plaid. I am not sure why but they seem to belong together. While searching for a plaid pattern to use online I found this great chart that I thought would be the perfect size for a mini placemat to cozy up a hot bowl of soup.

While searching online for a how to weave plaid I came across this free plaid chart and thought it would be a great place to start. I realize it was the perfect pattern and size for a mini placemats. Since it was already charted it made it easy to make. I have been making a few new items to decorate our home and the colours I have chosen are various grays, ivory, red and green.

The yarn I used was a 4/8 cotton on the warp. On the weft I doubled up the cotton strands. My warp is single stranded and on the weft I also used 4/8 cotton that is double stranded. This is my second project with cotton yarns and I wanted to experiment with yarn a bit and see what would happen if I doubled it on the weft.

Using my Rigid Heddle Loom I warped it as shown in the chart about 60″ in length which made approximately 5 placemats. I like how it turned out with the 2 stranded yarn on the weft. It is a bit thicker and perfect for a placemat. I used a 12.5 dent reed for this placemat.

I followed the chart for warping and working the weft for the mini placemats and the sized they became perfect for a mini placemat for a hot bowl of soup or lunch plate etc.

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs are available at: 

Etsy store: or Ravelry

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!

Floral Scarves Crochet Pattern Collection # 1

The Floral Scarves Crochet Collection #1: includes 4 patterns with an elegant timeless design and a floral touch. Available at: Etsy

Each pattern is designed by Valerie Baber Designs adding a unique touch to your wardrobe. Includes the Rose Cowl Scarf, Juliette Floral Scarf, Floral Eyelet Long scarf and the Floral Eyelet Collar scarf.
These one of a kind designs are perfect for any wardrobe and add a floral touch to warm you in the colder 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.

Rose Cowl uses Worsted weight yarn, Juilette uses fingerling/sock weight yarn, Floral Eyelet long scarf uses fingerling/sock weight yarn and Floral Eyelet collar scarf uses worsted and fingerling/sock weight yarn. Visit my Etsy store for more information.

You can also purchase each of these patterns separately as well as other designs by Valerie Baber Designs. See my listings for more patterns.  

To purchase separately: Etsy store: or Ravelry

An original design by Valerie Baber Designs Copyright © 2020 Valerie Baber Designs