NEW YARN! Sock Weight, DK Weight and Mini Skeins

Various yarns and colours available more colours also available on my Etsy store.

YARN! New colours and yarn now available on my Etsy store SAVE 10% for a limited time. Various weights of yarn perfect for your knitting, crochet, weaving and other craft projects. New colours coming soon!

SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock Yarn:

Includes the Tough Love Sock yarn from SweetGeorgia Yarns (fingerling weight) that is hand dyed with care. The super wash merino wool is soft and luxurious with a touch of nylon for strength and durability. It’s one of my favourite yarns to design with and make ready to wear items also available on my Etsy store. New colours coming soon in the Tough Love Sock Yarn so pop by late July or early August to see the latest colours. I have to say the new colours are some of my all time favourites of SweetGeorgia Yarns. You can also purchase many new patterns that use these yarns on my links.

Party of Five mini Skeins:

Party of Five mini skeins in various colours and more not shown are available on my Etsy store link. Add a touch of colour to your knitting, crochet, weaving and other craft projects with the Party of Five mini skeins sets. Beautiful soft yarn in gradient tones of Sock Yarn, mini skeins. Party of Five mini skeins includes 5 mini skeins of Tough Love Sock Yarn by Sweetgeorgia Yarns. The yarn is a 3 ply sock yarn weight merino wool that is soft and luxurious. Each Tough Love Sock fingering weight set contains five 105-yard mini-skeins for a total of 525 yards.

SweetGeorgia Yarns DK weight Super Wash Merino Wool:

Soft and luxurious hand painted merino wool by SweetGeorgia Yarns in various colours including gray (Silver), natural/ivory (Birch) and dark gray (Slate). This beautiful yarn is wonderful to use in your crochet, weaving, knitting and other craft projects. Made with 100% merino wool that is hand dyed to perfection with a tonal effect. I use this high quality yarn in many of my designs and crochet patterns.

Some of the patterns that use this yarn is shown below, other are also available.

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)

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 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: 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!

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 Yarn Kits: Elegant Leaves Accent Scarf Yarn Kit.

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

Elegant Leaves Accent 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 Elegant Leaves Accent scarf is inspired by the beautiful Fall leaves that adorn the trees and the surrounding ground beneath. The lovely array of colours that brighten our days as we enjoy the moments of colourful beauty around us.

The Elegant Leaves Scarf pattern is designed by myself (Valerie Baber Designs) with the Party of Five mini skeins by SweetGeorgia Yarns. If you don’t see the colour you want on this listing check out my other listings of mini skeins and let me know if you would rather have one of those sets instead by messaging me. More colours coming soon.

PRICE: Yarn is $55.00 per Party of Five mini skein set plus the pattern is $7.00 (digital pattern emailed to you after purchase) + $62.00 total. (plus shipping)

Choose the colour you want to purchase (includes digital pattern). If the colour you want is not in stock or you want a different colour way you see on my other listings let me know I may have it available or I can switch out the colour to a different one not listed. Message me to see what I have on hand. I can also order any of these colours for you.

Colours available:

Tanzanite: Colour of the blue to purple

Gemstone: Colour of the orange to pink

Emerald: Teal green to a lighter green

Throwback: Purple, burgundy and various oranges (perfect fall colours)

Graphite: Black to light gray

Cobblestone: Brown to an ivory natural colour

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. Crochet pattern is written in US terminology.

Some of my patterns are also available as ready to wear items that you can purchase for yourself and gifts for others. I often design unique one of a kind scarves with an artistic flair inspired by nature, flowers, architecture and other inspirations. Yarn is also available with more coming soon over the next few months.

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. 

Have a fibertastic day and happy crocheting!

SAVE 10% – PARTY OF FIVE mini skeins yarn in stock!

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

BACK IN STOCK! Party of Five mini skeins yarn by Sweetgeorgia yarns in soft merino wool mini skein set of gradient colours and neutrals. Each Party of Five mini skein is a 3 ply sock yarn weight merino wool with a touch of nylon for durability. Each Tough Love Sock fingering weight set contains five 105-yard mini-skeins for a total of 525 yards. 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″. The mini skeins are perfect for knitting, crochet, weaving and other crafts adding a gradient colour way or a special touch of colour. Other colours are available on my Etsy store.

Great for many crochet and knitting patterns in my listings. If you need other colours not shown let me know and I can order the colour set for you. Various Valerie Baber Designs crochet patterns are available on my Etsy store that work perfectly with these mini skein sets.

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!

Elegant Lace Scarf Crochet Pattern

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

The Elegant Lace Neck Warmer scarf features an elegant lace design with a modern essence in the ribbed stripe accent. Cozy up your day with a touch of lace designed to keep you warm with style. Designed with sock/fingerling weight yarn so you can wear it in most seasons. The 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. Perfect in a merino wool or other cozy yarns for the fall and winter or make it in a silk or linen yarn for the cool spring and summer days adding an elegant touch to your wardrobe.

Easy to crochet design perfect to make in a weekend. Great for gifts or just for yourself.

Finished Measurements:
Approximate measurements with finishing trim at longest part of the scarf: 20 inches, 50.8 cm wide by 6 inches, 15.25 cm high.

YARN: You can use most sock weight/fingerling weight yarns for this scarf.
Yarn needed: 1 skein for the base of the scarf (425 yd / 388 m per 4 oz / 115 g per skein). One skein makes 1 scarf shown here with enough yarn left over to make 1 Elegant Lace hand warmer set. The hand warmer pattern is available on my Etsy Store and Ravelry. Shown in Tough Love Sock from SweetGeorgia Yarns.

Shown in Tough Love Sock from SweetGeorgia Yarns in the Snowfall (gray) colour way and the Bubble Wand (ivory speckled) colour. Other great sock yarns are Malabrigo Sock yarn, Cascade Heritage yarn, Paintbox Yarns Sock, Berroco Sock, Noro Silk Garden sock and many other sock or fingerling weight yarns.

HOOKS & NOTIONS
B -1 US / 2 – 2.25 mm crochet hook. Yarn needle to sew in ends. Three Buttons ¾ inch, 19 mm circumference.

GAUGE
Gauge is 5.5 sts and 4 rows in pattern using hdc = 1” / 2.5 cm. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge

BIO:
Valerie has been designing and creating knitwear for various boutiques and galleries, as well as pattern writing for over 25 years. Originally designing knitted pieces and knitting patterns she now designs mostly in crochet. Valerie ventured into the world of fibre art in 2012, creating pieces with an art and design essence. While continuing to create and design she has been pattern writing once again, sharing her ideas with you to enjoy.

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!

Elegant Lace Cowl Crochet Pattern

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

The Elegant Lace Cowl Scarf features a beautiful lace design perfect for any wardrobe. Cozy up your day with a touch of lace designed to gradually increase so the cowl sits perfectly for anytime of the day. Designed with sock/fingerling weight yarn so you can wear it in most seasons. Easy to crochet design perfect to make in a weekend. Great for gifts or just for yourself.

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

Finished Measurements:
Approximate measurements of the scarf not including the top trim: 26.7 inches, 67.80 cm wide by 9.6 inches, 24.4 cm high.

YARN: You can use most sock weight/fingerling weight yarns for this scarf.
Yarn needed for a solid coloured cowl scarf: 1 skein for the base of the scarf (425 yd / 388 m per 4 oz / 115 g per skein).

Shown in Tough Love Sock from SweetGeorgia Yarns in the Snowfall (gray) colour way and the Bubble Wand (ivory speckled) colour. Other great sock yarns are Malabrigo Sock yarn, Cascade Heritage yarn, Paintbox Yarns Sock, Berroco Sock, Noro Silk Garden sock and many other sock or fingerlinge weight yarns.

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.

GAUGE: Gauge is 4.5 lace sets in pattern of 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc by 9.5 lace sets 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc = 4”.

BIO:
Valerie has been designing and creating knitwear for various boutiques and galleries, as well as pattern writing for over 25 years. Originally designing knitted pieces and knitting patterns she now designs mostly in crochet. Valerie ventured into the world of fibre art in 2012, creating pieces with an art and design essence. While continuing to create and design she has been pattern writing once again, sharing her ideas with you to enjoy.

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!