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Free Crochet Pattern: Easy Baby Bib in Cotton Thread

Updated on May 19, 2020

Easy Baby Bib

Easy Peasy Pattern

I wanted to make some items for a school flea market and a craft show I will be attending in May. I decided to try my hand at making baby bibs. I had seen some in a book called, "Mason-Dixon Knitting: The Curious Knitters' Guide" by Kay Gardiner & Ann Shayne. (A great book, by the way, I don't really do much knitting, but I loved reading through this book. It just makes you want to grab some yarn and make something!) But I didn't want to knit them, I wanted to be able to whip them up quickly in crochet. I also wanted a pattern that is sort of a no pattern-pattern, where even if you don't have the instructions you can wing it.

So here I came up with this easy pattern.



I used 2 strands of size 10 cotton thread held together. For this one, I used peach and white held together. The scalloped edging is aqua, just one strand. You can use whatever color combination you like. Also, I haven't tried it yet, but I'm pretty sure you can use this pattern with worsted weight crochet thread (the kind you use to make dishcloths). It may be a bit bigger.

Supplies : Aunt Lydia's Lt. Peach - size 10; Aunt Lydia's Aqua - #10; White cotton - #10; Size D crochet hook, 5/8 inch ribbon

Abbreviations: ch-chain; sc=single crochet; dc=double crochet; st=stitch


Work holding two strands together, peach and white.

Ch 30. Turn.

Sc across. Ch 3. Turn.(29 sc)

(You should have 29 stitches across in each row. This will make sure your bib doesn't start growing or shrinking.)

Dc across. Ch 3. turn.(29 dc). Repeat this row until you have 14 rows of dc.

15th row. Dc 6, Ch 3, Turn. (Here you are shaping the neck.)

Dc across. ch 3. Turn. Repeat for next 5 rows. Fasten off.

Attach to end of last full (29 st) row.

Ch 3, dc 6. Ch 3. Turn.

Dc across. ch 3. turn. work to match other side. (5 rows)

When you end this side, you should be on the inside neck edge.

Ribbon row.

Chain 4, turn, *skip 1 dc, Dc, ch 1. repeat from * to upper corner. (Dc, ch1, Dc) all in corner.

*Dc,ch 1 evenly down the side, to lower corner. You should have approximately 18 Dc,

(Dc, ch1, Dc) all in corner.

Lower edge row: *skip 1 st, Dc, ch 1. Repeat from * across to other corner.

*Dc,ch 1 evenly up the side, to upper corner. Be sure to make the same amount of dc's and ch 1 spaces to match other side,

(Dc, ch1, Dc) all in corner. *skip 1 st,

Dc, ch 1. to end of row. Fasten off.

Work your ribbon through the ribbon row . I like to put a couple of stitches in the ribbon, attaching it to the bib to make sure it doesn't slide through.

Scallop Edge

Starting at inside neck edge, Attach thread, Ch 3, *3 dc in next st, sc in next st, ch 3, skip 1 st, repeat from * to end of opposite neck edge. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Copyright 2012 by Veronica Lewis. Please do not distribute or sell this pattern. Feel free to use this pattern for personal use or to make items to sell. If selling items made from this pattern, I would appreciate a link back to this hub. Please share my pattern by a link back to this article. Thanks!


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    • handmadebybheng profile image


      7 years ago from Cubao , Quezon City

      I am now convinced.. that my son needs a crochet bib.. feeding him gets too messy still since he's very hyper active.. this is a very simple and cute pattern :) thanks for posting :)

    • wordsmith2418 profile imageAUTHOR

      Veronica Lewis 

      7 years ago from Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

      Thank you so much! I hope you and your members make beautiful bibs!!

    • Barbara Kay profile image

      Barbara Badder 

      7 years ago from USA

      This is a nice pattern. I'm sharing the link with my crochet group.

    • wordsmith2418 profile imageAUTHOR

      Veronica Lewis 

      8 years ago from Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

      Thank you, I'm glad you like it. I've written many patterns for dolls from 22 inches down to 1.5 inches but I'm only now forcing myself to write them down. I appreciate the link!

    • Rhelena profile image


      8 years ago

      Glad I found this pattern. I'll be linking to it from my pattern collections. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful pattern! :)

    • wordsmith2418 profile imageAUTHOR

      Veronica Lewis 

      8 years ago from Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

      I'll post about how things go. Hopefully, I'll get a few more patterns up before then. I may try it in worsted weight yarn. I've gotten so used to using tiny hooks and thread, it feels bulky when I use heavier yarn. Thanks for your comment and vote up!!

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      8 years ago

      Very nice and easy to make, too. The ribbon tie adds a nice touch. With worsted weight yarn, you would probably start with fewer stitches on the foundation chain to get the same size bib since the dc stitches will be larger.

      Let us know how it does at the craft show in May. Voted up and useful!

    • wordsmith2418 profile imageAUTHOR

      Veronica Lewis 

      8 years ago from Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

      So glad you like it! I am constantly creating my own patterns but just recently writing them down. I hate being tied to a pattern, so I like them to be as simple as possible. Thanks for your comment!

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      8 years ago

      Such a cute project. This would be easy to crochet on the go. Thanks for sharing your pattern for this baby bib!


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