Crochet Baby Bibs with Free Patterns
Baby bibs make great shower gifts and new moms appreciate getting them. Find some free crochet bib pattern below. You can save money if you crochet your own for your child too. The bibs are easy and quick to crochet and they take very little yarn.
I can crochet one in an evening with no problem. The more detailed ones may take a little longer.
The Best Yarn to Use
I like to use crochet cotton yarn. The cotton is more absorbent than other yarns and is machine washable. My favorite product is Lily Sugar 'n Cream. It is easy to find and offers a wide array of colors and variegated patterns. Bernat offers a nice cotton yarn as do many other companies.
Several of these patterns use regular acyrlic worsted weight yarn. That is fine too, if baby doesn't get the bib too wet.
Have you ever designed your own baby bibs?
Design Your Own Baby Bib
If you'd like to design your own bib, it is simple. You just need to know how to do increases and decreases. Use a sewing pattern or an actual bib and just follow the shape. This is what I did for my free pattern for the side snap baby bib.
Free Crochet Baby Bib Patterns
Here you'll find a list of free patterns that you can use. Just click on blue highlighted names of the patterns and it will take you to the page.
Alice Pinafore Bib
The Alice Pinafore Bib is a little longer than most bibs, but not as long as a pinafore. You'll need to scroll down the page a little ways to find the photo and pattern. Sizes are included to fit size newborn to 24 months. Sports weight yarn is used and a size J crochet hook.
Barb's Side Snap Bib
At Barb's Crochet Pattern you can find a free pattern for,a Side Snap Baby Bib. An applique could be added or a ruffle around the edge if you'd like something more than the basic bib. This bib was created with 4-ply cotton yarn and a size H hook. It snaps on the side of the shoulder.
These bibs are for those that enjoy motorcycles. Biker Bibs are offered as a free download at Free-Crochet.com. You need to be a member to get the free patterns, but membership is free. They offer so many free patterns it is unbelievable.
If You Need Cotton Yarn to crochet your Bib, Amazon has a selection of colors.
Peanutz Mom's Pattern Place offers a Cotton Bib pattern that has back ties. The bib is a medium size and about seven inches across. This is another easy bib pattern.
Easy Baby Bib
Easy Baby Bib is created with appliques to go on the front. First she offers the bib pattern and at the bottom of the pattern she gives the links to the appliques. You can make a bib and then add a cupcake, car or a snowman. 4-ply worsted weight yarn and a size H hook are used in the projects.
How to Crochet a Baby Bib
Megan Mills offers an Heirloom pattern. The photo is shown at the top of the page. This one is a beauty. The bib is lighter weight, since she used size 10 DMC Cebelia thread. It would be nice when you dress baby in his/her Sunday best. As a Christening bib, it would be a nice addition to protect the other Christening clothing.
One Skein Bib
The One Skein Baby Bib is offered by The Gimpy Hooker site. The bib was created to fit a newborn. It uses just one skein of yarn and has a pretty flower applique.
Round Baby Bib is offered as a free Ravelry download. The bib is worked in one piece and the straps can be adjusted to fit the baby. Cotton linen yarn was used. The pattern is offered by Sonea Delvon Designs.
The HGTV sites offers a free Snowman Bib. The bib is crocheted with Red Heart Classic yarn which is a worsted weight yarn. The bib features a cute snowman face across the front. This would make a nice one to wear over the Christmas season or all winter long.
Solid Shells bib from About.com offers wide straps that fit around baby almost like a shirt. She used worsted weight yarn, but crochet cotton could be substituted. She uses a small piece of velcro to the ends of the straps to attach, but you could use snaps instead.
Teddy Bear Motif Bib
The Teddy Bear Motif Bib does have ties, but it could be easily converted to a bib with snaps. Just make the ties shorter and sew snaps on when you are finished. It is offered as a free pattern at the Coffee and Vanilla site. The design features a cute little teddy bear motif in the corner to crochet.
Two Toned Baby Bib
The Two Toned Bib can be found at Rhelena's Crochet n' Crafts site. The pattern uses Bernat Handicrafter yarn and a size H hook. It is offered in two different sizes.
If you enjoyed this listing, you might also enjoy making a matching hat or bonnet.