Monday, May 16, 2011

Cute as a Button Baby Bib

I love this little pattern.  It is very quick and easy and would make a terrific gift.  The bright bold colors and stripes and cute button make it unique.  The soft cotton is absorbent and easy on baby soft skin.  Totally washable too!
Yarn:  Lily Sugar’n Cream, about a quarter of a skein or so of main color and another quarter of a skein of contrasting color.
Gauge:  The bib in the picture measures 7.25 inches wide by 6.5 inches tall.  To get that size the gauge is: 11.5 sc and 12 rows is a 4 inch square.   You can adjust hook size for a smaller or bigger bib.

The strap measures about 10 inches total.

Hook: I (5.5 mm)
Bib:  (Note:  You will be working from the bottom of the bib up)
With MC, holding 2 strands together, ch 21.
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and across. (20 sc) 
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc across. (20 sc).
Rows 3-7:  repeat row 2.
Row 8: Change to CC. Ch1, turn, sc across. (20sc) (Note: I carried my  MC across on the CC rows to have it handy for the next row)
Rows 9-12:  repeat row 2.
Row 13: repeat row 8.
Rows 14 & 15: repeat row 2.
Row 16: repeat row 8.
Row 17: repeat row 2.
Row 18: repeat row 8.  Do not fasten.
Trim:  Keeping with contrasting yarn, ch 1, turn, work a row of scs across the top of the bib.  Work 3 scs in the corner and continue around the bib, working 3 scs in each corner. 
Strap: When you get to your last corner of the bib, work your 3 corner scs and then work 5 more scs, ch1, turn.  Sk first st, work 2 scs then 2sctog. Ch 1 turn, 3 sc.  Continue working 3 scs per row for about 8 inches.
Button Loop:  When you get to your last strap row, ch 2 (counts as first dc) turn, sk next st., 2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc into same st, 1 dc in last stitch.  Fasten.
Button:  Using MC and only one strand of yarn, Round 1: ch 2, 6 sc into first ch (6sc), do not join, just keep working around,  Round 2: 2 sc into each sc (12sc) Round 3: sc2tog (6sc), Round 4: sc2tog (3sc).  Fasten leaving a long tail.
Finishing:  Attach button to bib, weave in all your ends.  You are done . . . YEAH!


  1. We are having our 5th grandchild. And althought we were wishing for another little girl, its going to be a boy. All I done for the other grandchildren are quilts or tied blankets. So I want to do some bibs for this new babe. I know
    I can do this bib.

  2. Do you use 2 stands for the entire bib or just the chain?

    1. Throughout the pattern. This would work with one strand as well but it may come out smaller.


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