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

Cathedral Scarf – Gothic Architecture inspired

Gothic Cathedral Scarf with a Architectural Rose Window design from the ART-chitecture Collection, merino wool scarf. This unique scarf is designed and handmade by Valerie of Valerie Baber Designs. This scarf shows the Rose Window from the outside of beautiful Gothic Architectural Buildings and Cathedrals of the past. Made with hand painted merino wool in a beautiful ivory stone colour. Also available in a gray stone colour.

You can order or purchase this design in a beautiful ivory or gray on my Etsy store at:  www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

The inspiration for this design is from beautiful photo’s a customer sent me shown below (thanks Marie) of the Cathedral de l’Assomption in Clermont Ferrand also called Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption. This beautiful cathedral is a wonderful example of Gothic Architecture with the beautiful stained glass windows, pointed arches, spires and other stunning features. The cathedral is a French National Monument and was built from black lava rock through the 13th and 14th centuries. Built out of black lava stone from a local volcano.

On my Gothic Cathedral Scarf design I placed the 3 small stained glass windows near the point of the arch as shown in the first picture. Floral stone tracery on the outside of the stained glass window and other windows on Cathedrals of the past are often a design feature. I placed quatrefoils that I pulled from another window on this beautiful cathedral to surround the centre flower of the rose stained glass window. The quatrefoil pattern is often seen on many buildings in this era. I also changed the centre flower to a 6 petal flower to fit on the scarf. Changes on my scarf were made and are not exactly as the cathedral in order for me to fit the stone tracery design onto the scarf. I did use other design features on this beautiful cathedral to give the same design essence. The overall raised effect of the stone tracery forming the stained glass rose window pattern is accomplished by the use of the various sizes of flowers. Floral touches are seen throughout Gothic Architecture in the stained glass and stone tracery. So many beautiful examples are seen around the world. I am totally addicted to this architecture style. The amazing and extremely talented people involved in all the aspects of making such stunning designs inspires me everyday.

You can see more of my Architectural inspired designs on my Architectural Designs Page:

Architectural Designs – Valerie Baber Designs

Other handmade designs that are ready to wear just for you are available on my Etsy store. I only use High Quality Fibres in this Design and always high quality yarns so you can wear them for years to come. Every design is designed and made by myself to ensure excellent quality and a unique style for your wardrobe.

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

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!

HANDMADE scarves are back IN STOCK!

HANDMADE scarves designed and made by myself (Valerie Baber Designs) are now back in stock with many new styles available and more coming soon. I have been busy over the past year working on my pattern writing offering various crochet patterns for you to enjoy and designing new scarves, hand warmers while continuing to learn more about my newest fibre adventure weaving. This week I have added a few of my ready to wear designs to my Etsy store, some are one of a kind. I will be adding various styles including architectural designs, floral, unique, nature inspired, contemporary and modern pieces to my ready to wear collection soon. Link to my Etsy store below:

Etsy store: www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

Crochet patterns are available for some of the new ready to wear designs so you can make your own unique scarf. Others are only available as ready to wear. The Elegant Leaves Designs shown in the first and last photo is available as a crochet pattern. You can make this design with the mini skeins I also sell on my Etsy store or use yarn from your stash. See more on my Etsy store.

I use hand painted high quality yarns as the base for most of my designs with added luxurious fibres like silk, cashmere, sparkle yarns, kid mohair and more in some of the scarves for a special elegant touch. Each item is designed by myself and made by myself to ensure the quality of the garment is excellent. I will be adding new designs often so pop by my Etsy store and take a look at the recent additions.

Various crochet patterns 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!

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 www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

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.

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

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

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

Ocean Inspiration scarves

Ocean inspired scarves in various styles handmade and designed by myself.  Each one is One of a Kind in colour or style.  Made with hand painted merino wool to give each design a special touch and style.  You can see more information about each one at http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or http://www.valeriebaberknitwear.com

Many new designs including scarves, hand warmers as well as yarns and patterns to make your own scarf.  Have a beautiful day today!

The Perfect All Season Accessory

Although summer is nearing and the temperatures are starting to increase the need for Hand Warmers is still prevalent when you work inside all day with the A/C blasting. Whether in an office or working retail these hand warmers will keep you warm and comfortable all day. Available in a variety of styles, colors & made from a high quality hand painted merino wool, these accessories are a must have come fall, winter, spring or summer. The perfect piece to add to your wardrobe!

Click the link HERE to start shopping today!

Tea Rose Scarves

Tea Rose scarves in two different colours perfect to warm a cold day or accent your shirt, sweater or coat.  The purple one is accented with a blue purple hand painted merino wool on the roses with lovely green leaves and the pink one has purple roses.  Roses continue to be a bit part of my designs as they mean so much to many people and to myself  reminding me of my wonderful mother.  Add a floral touch to your wardrobe today at http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

Have an amazing day today!