Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Baby Bib 042914

An original pattern by M. J. Joachim. ©2014 All Rights Reserved



The instructions for this particular pattern use measurements, as opposed to stitch counts, so you can use any kind of yarn you’d like. I used a double-twine crochet doily thread, but you could use cotton, super soft, bulky baby blanket yarn or anything you’d like. Naturally, hook size will vary, depending on the yarn you choose to use.


Body

Follow the Joined Half Double Crochet Stitch pattern to make a 6 x 5 1/2 inch rectangle. Do not finish off.

Collar

Step 1: Chain 4 (counts as 1st triple), turn; make 1 triple in next stitch

Step 2: Make 1 dc in each of next 3 stitches

Step 3: Single crochet in each stitch across to last 5 stitches

Step 4: Repeat Step 2, make 1 triple in each of following two stitches

[Repeat Steps 1 - 4 one more time]

Strap

Step 5: Chain 1, turn; make 1 sc in each of next 5 stitches

[Repeat Step 5 until you have a strap that is 8 1/2 to 9 inches long]

Step 6: Join strap to other side, slip stitching and matching 5 stitches together, beginning with top stitch in turning chain, from body of bib

Step 7: Chain 1, evenly single crochet around inside neckline of bib; join with slip stitch to 1st sc in round. Finish off. Weave in loose ends.

Baby bibs make great gifts for new and expectant mothers. They are also nice to donate to children shelters. It’s important to choose soft, absorbent yarn that is durable and washable.

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Happy crocheting everyone!

M. J.

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2 comments:

  1. That's really cute. If I knew how to crochet, I might try making it.

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  2. I definitely agree with you that baby bibs make great gifts for new and expectant mothers. I think most mothers do love bibs that much and no one ever say that bibs are not cute. In fact, every time people saw a baby bib the first thing that comes out of their mouth is that "it's so cute, adorable, awesome" and all the words that can be used to describe what they see. Just like this baby bib! You have really done a great job M. J. This bib turned out so lovely and it is really pretty. The colors and the design are so perfect. I admire you so much. Thanks a lot for sharing this awesome bib of yours.

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