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