Free Pattern: Coffee Time Cowl Scarf Knitting Pattern

This pattern and other FREE patterns are available on my Ravelry at: Ravelry: Designs by Valerie Baber

Perfect east to knit cowls to enjoy making on your “coffee break” or any moment to calm the day and relax. Includes pattern for the Accordian Cowl and the “Layered Look” Cowl. The Coffee Time Cowl Collection is inspired by taking moments in the day to create something special for yourself or someone you care about. I wanted to design an easy to knit cowl that can dress up any wardrobe. You can use a variety of yarns to achieve your own style. A nice relaxing design and pattern to knit during your coffee time or anytime you have a spare moment in the day.

Examples of the yarns you can use include Malabrigo Mecha which was used in the pictures below ( On the pictures above I used SweetGeorgia Yarns ( Chunky weight on the layered look cowl and 2 worsted weight yarns of different types together on the Accordian Cowl with the button.


Chunky weight, for each scarf you  need: 1 skein approximately 115 yds or 105 m in length in gauge below.  Any chunky weight yarn can be used   I also used Sweetgeorgia Yarns Superwash Six hand painted merino wool.   Works great using 2 strands of worsted weight yarn with similar results, slightly bigger as shown in pictures on the back.  

Gauge for Chunky weight yarn: 3.5 stitches wide by 4.5 stitches tall in a 1 inch square done in stocking stitch.  

Needle Size:   Round,  I used a  6 mm or US 10,  24 inches long.  

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Leaf and Lavender Crochet Scarf Pattern Collection #1:

Leaf and Lavender and Lace Seasonal Scarf Crochet Pattern Collection #1: includes 4 patterns, a collection of crochet patterns with a seasonal theme of beautiful Summer days with the light and lovely Lavender and Lace shawl and scarf patterns and the essence of Fall with the Elegant Leaves scarf in a cozy neck warmer length and the longer statement scarf. Perfect to keep you warm and cozy with style any time of year. Includes the Elegant Leaves Long scarf, Elegant Leaves Neck Warmer, Lavender and Lace Shawl/Long Scarf and the Lavender and Lace Accent Scarf.

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Or purchase each one separately at: Etsy store: or Ravelry

Each pattern is designed by Valerie Baber Designs adding a unique touch to your wardrobe. Includes the Elegant Leaves Accent Scarf (neck warmer length), Elegant Leaves Long Scarf, Lavender and Lace shawl/long scarf and the Lavender and Lace accent 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.

Written in US terminology.

Patterns are written with charts, photos and written instructions to make it easy for you to make. Each pattern uses fingerling/sock weight yarn. You can use any yarn of that weight.

Various other styles of Crochet Patterns also available. See my links to purchase or for more information. Have a fibertastic day!

Rose Cowl Scarf Crochet Pattern

rose cowl scarf combo

Rose Cowl scarf crochet pattern:  This new designs by Valerie Baber is now available at  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.

Add a floral touch to your wardrobe today!

NEW CROCHET PATTERN: The Gradient scarf and hand warmer pattern

The New Gradient Scarf and Hand Warmer Pattern by Valerie Baber Designs is now available at or (coming soon to Ravelry)  Includes the patterns for both the scarf and hand warmers and uses 1 mini skein set of Party of Five yarn by Sweetgeorgia Yarns available on my sites.  This classic style was designed with an essence of historical buildings of the past including the beautiful colours of the Gradient colour way of this yarn giving a stone effect with the edging inspired by the beautiful Gothic Style buildings of the past.  You can also  make this design a a solid colour of fingerling weight or sock weight yarn.  Some of the colours of Party of Five Mini skeins available on my website and Etsy store that are perfect for this design.

Designing and inspired by Architecture is one of my greatest passions in my designs.  Always be inspired everyday by your surroundings.  Have an amazing day today!!


FREE KNITTING PATTERN: The Coffee Time Cowl pattern includes 2 different cowls that are easy to knit and perfect for gifts and more. Quick knits perfect to work on during your coffee break or a moment of the day you wish to relax and enjoy knitting something new for yourself or those you care about. This is my early Christmas gift to you this year for all your support, purchases, inspiration and chatting. I hope you enjoy this pattern and pass it forward by knitting one for someone less fortunate who needs a cozy cowl to warm their day. There are many different organizations you can donate one or more scarves and give the gift of warmth to others. This is all I ask for my free patterns, that you pass it forward in some special way. You can download it on Ravelry below or email me at for a copy by email for those who are not on Ravelry. You can see more of my designs on my Etsy store at or my website at

I love hearing about what you have done as well, so drop me a note about how you passed it forward. Most of all enjoy my gift to you and Thanks for a great year!

Asymmetrical Angles Scarf NEW Knitting Pattern

Asymmetrical Angles Scarf
Asymmetrical Angles Scarf

My inspiration for the Asymmetrical Angles Scarf was a scarf I designed for the Opera Art Project with the Edmonton Opera ( and the Alberta Craft Council Gallery ( It was based on the Les Contes d’Hoffman Opera, a Victorian Steampunk inspired opera. You can soften the look by changing the colours of the yarns to ivory or a pastel colour or strengthen the Steampunk essence by using black, greys, sepia tones or red. Make them in a cool cotton for the warmer days and add the warmth of merino wool or other fibres in cooler days. I hope you enjoy knitting this design.

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The Asymmetrical Angles Scarf pattern has an eclectic feel to the design with a Victorian Steampunk Essence in the Asymmetry. It was popular in this era to add found objects to your clothing as shown in the various clasps I used to accent the scarf.   Add 3 clasps to strengthen the look.

The Asymmetrical Angles Scarf Knitting Pattern can be worn with the clasps at the front or to the side for a slightly different look and warmth. I used a 2 strand method to knit this scarf with 2 different worsted weight yarns. (Malabrigo Worsted Merino and Malabrigo Rios hand painted merino wool). You can use most worsted weight yarns including cotton and other fibres.

I am continuing to pattern various designs of my previous work and new designs that will include crochet patterns down the road. Be sure to come back soon to see the latest. I am also working on new pieces of my finished accessories for Fall. Hard to believe when Spring hasn’t technically come here yet. The morning began with -13. Not very Spring like and I am looking forward to the warmer days ahead.

New Knitting Pattern…Calming Cables Fingerless Gloves

Calm your day with my newest knitting pattern…Calming Cables Fingerless Gloves. You can choose to knit the cabled pattern or a ribbed pattern with 2 different lengths to knit. One skien of the Malabrigo Rios yarn used will make 2 to 3 sets of fingerless gloves depending on the style and length you choose. The Calming Cables is a classic design that can be made with various types of yarns of worsted weight. Change it up throughout the year with different yarns to suit the seasons.

Malabrigo Rios is a worsted weight yarn that is hand painted in beautiful colours. I used the Solis on the teal set, Zaramora for the second set and Liquadambar on the last set.

My inspiration for the Calming Cables Fingerless Gloves was the hand painted yarns I used to make them. The colours and texture mix of the cables enhanced the design making it a classic choice for anyone to wear. Make them in a cool cotton for the warmer days and add the warmth of merino wool or other fibres in cooler days.

I love working with hand painted yarns that have been lovingly painted by various Artists adding another dimension and a special touch to each skein of yarn. I wanted to design a more simple pattern that you could knit when you wanted to calm your busy day, yet still interesting enough to carry you along to the finished state. The best part is watching how all the colours come alive with the texture and style of the design. Cables are a wonderful way to enhance hand painted yarns.

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INTARSIA ROSE Fingerless Gloves…Knitting Pattern!

Introducing the new Intarsia Rose Fingerless Gloves Knitting Pattern. This is just a quick note, I will add more later, to let you all know I am starting to self publish some of my designs that will including new ones as shown here and some of my past designs.

My inspiration for the Intarsia Rose Fingerless Gloves comes to me as Spring approaches and my desire to replace the white snow with beautiful flowers growing in near by gardens. The rose is one of my favourite flowers as you can see by my various designs. There are so many different roses to enjoy, stop and take a moment to heed the sights and aroma of your local flowers. Now you can enjoy roses year round with the Intarsia Rose Fingerless Gloves. Make them in a cool cotton for the warmer days and add the warmth of merino wool or other fibres in cooler days as you wait for the roses to bloom again. I hope you enjoy knitting this design.

I used Diamond Yarns Luxury Fine Merino Wool in the Aran weight for this design. This wonderful yarn comes in many beautiful colours and is one of my favourite merino wools to work with. On the pink rose I also used a beautiful yarn by Sweetgeorgia Yarns called Merino Silk Aran in the Rosebud colour way. Both of these yarns compliment each other well in texture and colours.

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I will be posting more of my knitting and crochet patterns in the near future. Have a wonderful day and be inspired today.