It seems that everyone around me is having babies right now, and I’m in a hustle to make gifts for all the new little ones about to come into the world. I prefer to make a small gift for the new baby and give the new momma a little something to pamper herself in those first few sleepless weeks. Until recently, I usually made each new one a simple crochet baby hat and a pair of matching crochet baby booties. But once I saw this pattern, I knew that I had a new crochet baby shower gift go-to. This crochet bib just can’t possibly BE any cuter, and is so lightning fast to hook up that you won’t believe it! Trust me. I made two in one sitting last time, and now I’ve started a little “Baby Coming Soon” stockpile of sweet crochet baby bibs.
The best part about these cute-as-a-button crochet baby bibs is that they are made out of durable cotton yarn, so when the spit-up happens, mom can rest easy knowing she can just toss this bib right into the washer and not have to worry about “stain patrol” when her time is already limited. That’s a few extra minutes for a nap, as far as I’m concerned!
Of course, now I’m tempted to make each baby a sweet crochet hat pattern, matching crochet baby booties and now a cute matching crochet bib to go as a set. The new mom is sure to love seeing her little one dressed up, the hat and booties will keep baby warm, and the bib will catch all the drool and spit up and save mom a ton of time at the washing machine.
CROCHET BABY BIB
- Lily Sugar’n Cream (Solids 2.5 oz/70.9 g/Ombres 2 oz/56.7 g) Solids or Ombres:
- Main Color (MC) 1 ball
- Contrast (A) 1 ball
- Size 4.50 mm (U.S. 7) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
GAUGE: 14 hdc and 10 rows = 4 ins [10 cm]
Note: Ch 2 for turning ch does not count as first st.
With MC, ch 20.
1st row: (RS). 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. 1 hdc in each ch to end of ch. 18 sts. Ch 2. Turn.
2nd row: 2 hdc in first st. 1 hdc in each st to last st. 2 hdc in last st. Ch 2. Turn.
Rep last row 3 times more. 26 sts.
Cont even until work from beg measures 6 ins [15 cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
1st row: (RS). 1 hdc in each of first 9 sts. Yoh and draw up a loop in next st. Draw up a loop in next st. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – hdc2tog made. Ch 2. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
2nd row: Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Ch 2. Turn.
3rd row: 1 hdc in each st to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog over last 2 sts. Ch 2. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows once more. 6 sts.
6th and 7th rows: 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Ch 2. Turn.
8th row: 2 hdc in first st. 1 hdc in each of next 3 sts. Hdc2tog over last 2 sts. Ch 2. Turn.
9th row: Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each of next 3 sts. 2 hdc in last st. Ch 2. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows once more, then 8th row once omitting turning ch at end of last row.
With RS of work facing, miss next 4 sts. Join MC with ss to next st. Ch 2. Hdc2tog over this st and next st. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Ch 2. Turn.
Work to correspond to first side, reversing all shapings.
Join A with ss to top left corner of neck edge. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last ss. Work 1 row sc evenly around all edges. Join with ss to first sc.
Next row: Working around outer edge only, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last ss. *Miss next sc. [(1 dc. Ch 1) twice. 1 dc] all in next sc. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around to opposite corner at back neck.
Fasten off. Sew button at back neck.
What is your favorite baby shower gift to give?
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