Monday, March 1, 2010

Pattern in Pictures: Baby Bib

Lili came up with this pattern and I've sort of made a Frankenstein version of my own. It's not entirely how she does it, but the bones of this pattern are hers. I call this version of it the Spring bib, and I felt like posting it because I am so ready for this cold weather to be over with.

- J hook for the bib, H hook for the flower
- 1 skein of green yarn and 1 skein of pink yarn (or whatever colors you choose. It would probably even look good if the bib and flowers were the same color)
-tapestry/embroidery needle
Chain 29. (My crochet gauge is pretty small, so chain a length that sits comfortably across an infant/toddler's chest. I'd say a good 6-8 inches) Just make sure your total number of chains is a multiple of 3 plus 2 extra chains for turning.

Dc in third ch from hook, and in each ch across. (27 total)

Ch 2, turn.

dc in each dc across. (27 dc total)

Continue until you get about 14 rows. If your sides are uneven, count the number of dc you have in each row. You should have 27. The ch 2 in the beginning doesn't count as a dc.

Ch 2, dc in next 8 dc.

Ch 2, turn, dc in each dc across. (8 dc)

Continue until you have 7 rows of 8 dc.

ch 35

Working in back loops only, sl st in each ch.

sc in the sides of the dc until you reach the corner of the neck area.

Work a sc decrease in the corner. (sc decrease = insert hook into designated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. insert hook into next stitch. yarn over, pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook.)

Sc across work until you're 8 stitches from the end. Dc in last 8 stitches. Ch 2. turn.

Dc 8 across until you have 7 rows of 8 dc. ch 35 and sl st in back loops only.

Sc to corner of neck area. sc decrease in corner. cut yarn and weave in ends.

For the flower, use the H hook.
ch 4.

sl st to first ch to form a ring.

ch 1, single crochet into ring.

ch 2, 2 sc in ring. Repeat until you have 5 ch 2 spaces.

sl st to beginning ch 1.

sl st to first ch 2 space.

ch 1, sc, hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc, sc all in the same ch 2 space. (petal)

Repeat petal around. sl st to beginning ch 1. Cut yarn and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew to bottom right corner of bib.

*I'm having a contest for anyone who wants this bib. I'm trying to get the word out about my blog and all my crafty stuff for sale. If you've told a friend and they're now following the blog, leave a comment. Next Monday I'll put the names together and draw a winner and they'll get the bib.*


  1. Wow great job! You make it so easy and it is,but I can't seem to get anywere LOL.

  2. I am going to tell Charlotte today so she can start reading. I don't know if she will "follow" as she doesn't have a blog but I know she will use it! I'm not trying to win the more babies here! I love this blog...keep posting, ok? xo