Lavender and Lace Shawl and Scarf Pattern:

The Lavender and Lace Shawl and Scarf features an elegant lace design with a modern essence and a lovely floral accent of Lavender on the trim. Calm your day with this beautiful Lavender Shawl or Scarf. Pattern for both sizes included. Inspired by the linear lattice features that behold beautiful Lavender flowers and other greenery trailing down the lattice on the base of the shawl and scarf. The Lavender trim adds a calming floral touch to this elegant design. You can make it in various fingerling weight yarns in a two toned or solid coloured yarn. Designed by Valerie of Valerie Baber Designs in a lovely sock or fingerling weight yarn. Can be worn in several ways as shown in the pictures.

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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Lattice Lace Scarf crochet pattern

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Lattice Lace Scarf Crochet pattern is an elegant design and easy to crochet.  Written by Valerie Baber, aka. me.   Patterned so you can make a gradient style scarf with 6 mini skeins or 6 different colours or a solid coloured scarf. You can also use most Fingerling/sock weight yarns to make this design. Written in US terminology.

AVAILABLE AT: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or www.valeriebaberknitwear.com

The Lattice Lace Scarf features an elegant lace design with a modern essence. Inspired by the linear lattice features that behold beautiful flowers and other greenery trailing up and down the lattice. The Lattice Lace Scarf is an easy to crochet perfect for solid, variegated and gradient style yarns patterned in the fingerling weight/sock weight.

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YARN: I have various colours of the Mini Colour Fade skeins on my Etsy store and Website.  This yarn collection is now discontinued.  

FOR GRADIENT SCARF: 1 Set of SweetGeorgia Yarns Mini Colour Fade Skeins shown in the Lush Fade Colour, (105 yd / 96 m per 1 oz / 28 g skein; 80% merino, 20% nylon) 6 mini skeins or 630 yds/ 576 m of sock weight yarn or other similar types of mini skeins in sock weight yarn.

Or

FOR SOLID COLOURED SCARF: 2 skeins 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). YOU NEED 2 SKEINS.

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

Sophia Poncho, Shawl, Scarf long length

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The Sophia Poncho, Shawl or Scarf (Longer size) is a perfect addition to any wardrobe with the unique crochet that has a wired look.  Part of my Wired to the Past Collection I am working on this year.  This design can be buttoned as a poncho, shawl or a large scarf and is made with  beautiful hand painted merino wool.  There will be other colours soon to add to your wardrobe. The longer style shown here is great for all sizes see my blog or http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com for more styles.  The regular size available as well fits most large to small sizes as you button where you need in the crochet pattern to fit your size.  You can view the regular size on my blog or on my Etsy store link above.

For the poncho style button along the edge of the other side as shown.  For the longer version leave a loose section between each button so it fits as shown. For the scarf style I made one twist with the scarf so the buttons end up on the inside of the scarf and buttoned it to the other side moving the “fabric” where I wanted it to sit. On the shawl you can button where you like to get the look you want. A unique piece designed and hand made by myself just for you.

Sophia means wisdom a beautiful part of every woman. The Sophia Collection is my “Wired to the Past” collection which brings styles and design from the past with a contemporary edge where I will add a “wired” look with yarn on each of them showing how the past is directly connected to the present and future.

Sophia Poncho, Shawl or Scarf

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The Sophia Poncho, Shawl or Scarf (regular size) is a perfect addition to any wardrobe with the unique crochet that has a wired look.  Part of my Wired to the Past Collection I am working on this year.  This design can be buttoned as a poncho, shawl or a large scarf and is made with  beautiful hand painted merino wool.  There will be other colours soon to add to your wardrobe.  The regular size fits most large to small sizes as you button where you need in the crochet pattern to fit your size.  For larger sizes or you want a longer style there is a longer version see my blog or http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com for more styles.

For the poncho style button along the edge of the other side as shown. For the scarf style I made one twist with the scarf so the buttons end up on the inside of the scarf and buttoned it to the other side moving the “fabric” where I wanted it to sit. On the shawl you can button where you like to get the look you want. A unique piece designed and hand made by myself just for you.

Sophia means wisdom a beautiful part of every woman. The Sophia Collection is my “Wired to the Past” collection which brings styles and design from the past with a contemporary edge where I will add a “wired” look with yarn on each of them showing how the past is directly connected to the present and future.

 

Elegant Lace Poncho – Architectural Inspiration

The Elegant Lace Poncho style garment with an Architectural Inspiration is one of my latest creations.  As I continue to expand my inspiration from Architectural features and buildings of the past I keep wanting to try bigger and bigger pieces.  Each time I finish a new piece I feel new ways to create the next step to a more detailed and unique design.

I wanted to try designing various Rose Window style crochet pieces and fit them together in an asymmetrical way to reminisce the effect of the many years it takes to design these extrodinary buildings and the various Artist, skilled and talented Architects, Designers and those who made these amazing works of Art.  To portray this effect I used the various styles of Rose Windows and complete the design with a different look on every side of the garment to show how different designers over the vast amount of years would change the design depending on what their inspiration was and yet when put together it flows well.

This Architectural Inspiration journey is constantly evolving in my mind.  I will be starting a more in depth project soon.

 

Midnight Garden Shawl – Second version

 

The Midnight Garden Shawl – second version.  I was asked by a customer if I could make her one of my Midnight Garden Shawls which was one of my first free form type shawls.  I don’t usually keep notes or pattern write for my free form style pieces so that I can keep them One of a Kind, but luckily I do take a lot of pictures and used them as my basis to design from making changes along the way to make this newest member of the Midnight Garden Shawls unique.  This time I wrote it down so that I may reuse this design to make other shawls etc. with a similar design essence.

The Midnight Garden shawl is a One of a Kind Wearable Art Shawl made with 100% Hand Painted Merino Wool. Soft and luxurious high quality yarn that is hand painted with a stunning colour way of Teal and a Midnight colour of deep purple,  blue, green and tones in between.

The Midnight Garden Shawl is designed with the thoughts of walking through a garden in the late evening, Midnight Garden. The colours portray this feeling with the different crochet used throughout the design.

Starting from the Neckline of the Shawl I will tell you the story of the design. It starts with the Teal green which represents all the green in the garden and in this case the green grass on either side of the walkway, which is the stripe of Midnight yarn through the middle. As you walk along the path you see the flowers dancing along the side of the walkway at the bottom of the shawl. They are attached with crochet to give the essence of the vines and such you seen through the garden.  The ruffles are the vine like plants you see throughout the garden walk. This is how I interpreted this walk in my Midnight Garden.

The Midnight Garden was a true pleasure to design and Crochet and I look forward to designing more shawls soon.

You can see more of my designs on my Etsy store at http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com  or my website at http://www.vbaberdesigns.com  My most recent work is on my Etsy store.

This particular Midnight Garden Shawl is going on a trip to Austria which is exciting as I have never been there.