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Free Baby Crochet Pattern
Motif Bib

(Scroll down for Boy motif)

 

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Abbreviations

WS.   Wrong Side

RS.    Right Side

dc.     Double Crochet

htr.    Half Treble Crochet

tr.      Treble Crochet

dtr.    Double Treble Crochet

rpt.    Repeat

ss.     Slip Stitch

Dec.   Decrease

DNT.  Do Not Turn.


Base of ch. Work into first stitch


Crab Stitch.

Working from left to right, work dc backwards.


Size to fit approx:-  0-3 month Baby


Materials

60 grams of King Cole big value baby DK in primrose (003) Main

40 grams of King Cole big value baby DK in silver (1711) contrast

Scraps of Double Knitting yarn in different colours for Cars

4.00mm & 5.00mm crochet hooks

Ribbon Rosebuds for decoration


TENSION - 6htr and 4 rows of htr measures approx 1 inch square.


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Bib - (Back) # With 5.00mm hook and main colour yarn make 38ch, change to 4.00mm hook (WS) 1htr into 3rd ch from hook, * miss 1ch, 2htr into next ch,

* rpt from * to * to last ch, 1htr into last ch. Turn. (36htr + 2ch)


Pattern Row - 2ch, 1htr into base of 2ch, * miss 1htr, 2htr into next htr, * rpt from

* to * to last htr and 2ch, miss last htr, work 1htr into top of 2ch. Turn. # Rpt last

row until 17 rows have been worked or work measures approx 5.5 inches from beginning. Turn


Back Split


Side One - 2ch, 1htr into base of 2ch, * miss 1htr, 2htr into next htr, * rpt from

* to * 7 more times, 1htr into next htr, turn leaving 18htr and 2ch

un-worked.


Rpt Pattern Row 6 more times, making 25 rows in all from beginning. Turn. Fasten off. (18htr + 2ch)


Side Two - Return to un-worked htr were you split for side one, rejoin yarn to next htr, work (2ch, 1htr) into same htr, * miss 1htr, 2htr into next htr, * rpt from * to * to last htr and 2ch, miss last htr, work 1htr into top of 2ch. Turn. (18htr + 2ch) Rpt Pattern Row until 25 rows have been worked in all from beginning. Fasten off.


Bib Front - Rpt from # to # on back. Fasten off. Join in contrast colour and rpt Pattern Row 8 more times. Fasten off. Join in main colour yarn and rpt Pattern Row until 21 rows have been worked in all from beginning or work measures approx 6.5 inches. Turn.


Shape Neck


First Side - 2ch, 1htr into base of 2ch, * miss 1htr, 2htr into next htr, * rpt from * to * 4 more times, 1htr into next htr, turn leaving 24htr and 2ch

un-worked. (12htr + 2ch)


Next Row - (Dec Row) 2ch, 1htr into base of 2ch, miss 1htr, 1htr into next htr,

* miss 1htr, 2htr into next htr, * rpt from * to * to last htr and 2ch, miss 1htr, work 1htr into top of 2ch. Turn. (11htr + 2ch)


Next Row - 2ch, 1htr into base of 2ch, * miss 1htr, 2htr into next htr, * rpt from * to * to last 2htr and 2ch, miss 1htr, 1htr into last htr, 1htr into top of 2ch. Turn.


Next Row - (Dec Row) 2ch, 1htr into next htr, * miss 1htr, 2htr into next htr, * rpt from * to * to last htr and 2ch, miss 1htr, work 1htr into top of 2ch. Turn. Fasten off. (10htr + 2ch)


Second Side - Return to un-worked htr where you split for first side of neck, miss 12htr, rejoin main colour yarn to next htr, work (2ch, 1htr) into same htr, * miss

1htr, 2htr into next htr, rpt from * to * to last htr and 2ch, miss 1htr, work 1htr into top of 2ch. Turn. (12htr + 2ch)


Next Row - (Dec Row) 2ch, 1htr into base of 2ch, * miss 1htr, 2htr into next htr,

* rpt from * to * to last 3htr and 2ch to turn, miss 1htr, 1htr into next htr, miss 1htr, work 1htr into top of 2ch. Turn. (11htr + 2ch)


Next Row - 2ch, 1htr into base of 2ch, 1htr into next htr, * miss 1htr, 2htr into next htr, * rpt from * to * to last htr and 2ch, miss 1htr, 1htr into top of 2ch. Turn.


Next Row - (Dec Row) 2ch, 1htr into base of 2ch, * miss 1htr, 2htr into next htr,

* rpt from * to * to last 4htr and 2ch, miss 1htr, 1htr into next htr, miss 1htr, 1htr

into next htr, 1htr into top of 2ch. Fasten off. (10htr + 2ch)


With WS facing, using 5.00mm hook and main colour yarn, ss or over sew with needle and yarn the shoulder seams together.


Back Opening and Neck Edging - With RS facing and 4.00mm hook, join main colour yarn to base of back opening on right hand side, make 1ch, working into row ends, work 14dc evenly up first side of back opening to neck edge, 3dc into corner, work 17dc evenly around and down first side of front neck edge, 1dc into each of next 12htr, work 17dc evenly up and around second side of front edge

to next corner, 3dc into corner, 14dc evenly into row ends down second side of back opening. Turn. Fasten off.


Next Row - Join in contrast colour yarn, make 1ch, 1dc into each dc up back

edge to corner, 1dc into corner, make 31ch, ss into 2nd ch from hook, ss into each ch to end, 1dc into same corner, 1dc into each dc around neck to next corner, 1dc into corner, work 31ch, ss into 2nd ch from hook, ss into each ch to end, 1dc into same corner, 1dc into each dc to end. Fasten off. DNT.


With 4.00mm hook, rejoin main colour yarn, working left to right work 1 row of

crab stitch (see abbrev) up first back edge, around neck and down second back edge. Fasten off.


Bib Border - With RS of work facing and 4.00mm hook, join main colour yarn to centre st on cast on edge of back, 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each ch to corner, 3dc into corner, work 74dc evenly into row ends along back and front of bib to next corner, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each ch along cast on edge on front

of bib to next corner, 3dc into corner, work 74dc evenly into row ends along front and back of bib to next corner, work 3dc into corner, 1dc into each of remaining

ch across to center back, ss to first dc. Turn. Fasten off.


Next Row - Join in contrast, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc around bib to end, working 3dc into all four corners, ss to first dc. Fasten off. DNT.


Next Row - Working from left to right with main colour yarn work one row of crab stitch all around sides of bib working 2 stitches into each corner. Fasten off.


Finishing - Sew in and tie off loose ends of yarn.


Flower Motif - Make 3 in main colour and 1 in contrast colour

Made in continuous rounds without turning. Make a magic circle, With 4.00mm hook, make 1ch, work 12dc into circle, pull loose thread to close circle, ss to first dc.


Next Row - 1ch, ss into base of 1ch, * 4tr into next dc, ss into next dc, * rpt from

* to * to last dc, work 4tr into last dc, ss to first ss. Fasten off. (6, 4tr groups)

 

Finishing - Sew in and tie off loose ends, sew contrast colour flower motif over main colour on centre and front of the bib, sew main colour motifs evenly along onto band of contrast colour, decorate each one with a ribbon rosebud.


Replace flowers with cars if for a boy








Car Motif x 2 - With 4.00mm hook and a contrast colour, make 13ch, 1dc into second ch from hook, 1dc into ch to end. Turn. (12dc) Work three more rows in dc, making 4 rows in all.. Fasten off. Turn.


Next Row - Miss first 4dc, rejoin yarn to next dc, 6ch, miss 2dc, 1dtr into each of next 2dc, 4ch, miss 2dc, 1tr into last dc. Turn.


Edge - Make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 4dc into 4ch space, 1dc into each of next 2dtr, 6dc into 6ch space, 1dc into next 4dc, working down side of car, work 1dc into each of next 4 row ends, 1dc into each of 12 cast on chains, working up second side of car, work 1dc into each of next 4 row ends, 2dc around side of tr, ss to first dc. Fasten off.


Wheels x 4 (2 for each car) - With 4.00mm hook and black yarn, make 4ch, ss to first ch to form a ring, work 8dc into ring, ss to first dc. Fasten off.


Finishing - Sew in and tie off loose ends of yarn attach car motifs over band of contrast colour on front of bib.


Hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern for a motif baby bib.

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