With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Crochet Baby Bib from Vintage Pattern

Monday, May 13, 2013

Crochet Baby Bib from Vintage Pattern

Using a vintage pattern from John's Aunt Marie, I crocheted this bib for little Chloe.

 sweet baby girl

Aunt Marie crocheted these two little cotton bibs back in 1978 for our oldest daughter, Erin.
Last month, we took Keri and Cambrie with us to visit Aunt Marie who will be celebrating her 96th birthday in June. I brought my work-in-progress along to show her.
  • As you can see, my bib is much larger than the one Aunt Marie made.  I used TLC Cotton Plus (color: light rose) and F crochet hook, so the finished size of my bib is much larger than the original pattern bib (below).
  • Instead of a strap, I simply sewed on a button and made a loop as I crocheted the edging. (also see photos above on Chloe)

Crochet Bib
slightly adapted from vintage pattern from Coats & Clark

Coats and Clark ONT Pearl Cotton*, Size 5, 2 balls of White and 1 ball of Lt. Blue

*Coats & Clark ONT Pearl Cotton is a registered trademark of the Coats & Clark Company


J.&P. Coats Knit Cro-Sheen* - 1 ball each of White and Crystal Blue

*Knit-Cro-Sheen is a registered trademark of the Coats & Clark Co.

Steel Crochet Hook Size 7

A small pearl button.

1 Yd of Blue ribbon, 1/4" wide

Gauge: 10 dc equals 1 inch and 4 rows equals 1 inch

Starting at Neck with White, ch 56.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. ch 3, turn.

Row 2: Skip first sc, dc in next 9 sc, *ch 1, skip next 2 sc, in next sc make 2 dc, ch 2 and 2 dc (shell made); ch 1, skip next 2 sc, dc in next 10 sc. Repeat from * across. Ch 3, turn.

Row 3-6 : Skip first dc, *dc in each dc across to next ch 1 sp, dc in sp, ch 1, shell in sp of next shell (shell made over shell), ch 1, dc in ch 1 sp. Repeat from * across. Dc in top of turning chain. Break off at end of 6th row. Turn.

Row 7: Attach White to first dc following first shell on previous row, ch 3, dc in each dc across to next ch 1 sp, dc in sp, ch 1, shell over shell, ch 1, dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in each dc across to next ch 1 sp. Ch 3, turn. Work in pattern until 19 dc rows in all are completed. Break off.


Row 1: Attach White to top of turning chain at beginning of 6th row, sc in same place, (ch 2, skip next 2 dc, shell in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, sc in next sc) twice; ch 2, shell over shell, ch 2, sc in base of first st on 7th row, (ch 2, skip next row, shell in end st of next row, ch 2, skip next row, sc in end st of next row) 3 times; ch 2, skip next row, in end st of next row make (2 dc, ch 2) twice and 2 dc; (ch 2, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, shell in next dc) 5 times; ch 2, sc in first dc of next shell, ch 2, shell over same shell, ch 2, skip next dc of same shell, sc in next dc, ch 2, shell in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc. Complete row as for other side. Break off. Attach Blue to first sc on previous row, sc closely around entire Bib. Break off.


Starting at center with White, ch 44.

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 6 for buttonhole, working along opposite side of starting chain, make dc in each ch across. Break off.

Row 2: Attach Blue to first st of previous row, sc in same place, sc in each dc across, 7 sc in ch 6 sp, sc in each remaining dc across to end of row. Break off.

Sew strap in place. Sew button to other side to correspond. Cut 2 pieces of ribbon 4 inches long and lace through sps at each side of bib. Sew ends in place. Lace remaining ribbon through spaces at center and tie into a bow at top.

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Susan said...

What an adorable bibby. I could never, ever, EVER do something like that. Not in a million years. So adorable, just like the sweet little baby. Susan

Kris Keese said...

I love the bib. Your grandaughter looks so sweet in it. I have a new granddaughter arriving in Sept. :) I may see if I can try to make one for her. Thanks for the pattern.

Nancy said...

That is the prettiest bib I've seen. I love the color and it looks so sweet on your little granddaughter. You really do beautiful work. I bet Aunt Marie was so proud.

Maple Lane said...

Precious Chloe is darling in this bib. God bless Aunt Marie. Her crochet for Erin is gorgeous, too. I know she was thrilled to see your work, as well. Every photograph you take looks like it belongs in an expensive magazine. You are very talented.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The bib turned out great, I'll bet your Aunt was tickled to see that you made one:@)

Just a little something from Judy said...

I clearly remember my grandma having a bib like this, although she would have been thrilled to have such a pretty one like you did. I like anything vintage, but I must admit, this is one of the most beautiful bibs I have ever seen. Thanks so much for sharing the time and skill you put into this for sweet little Chloe.

podso said...

So totally sweet! And the pattern too! Love how it's continued through the generations. It looks like you had a wonderful mother's day with one on one time!

Lea Culp said...

Oh, my goodness, that is so beautiful. She should just wear it with her clothing as an accessory. What talent!

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Firstly, Chloe is adorable!!!! I love this bib-so sweet and delicate. My daughter knits and I'm sending her a photo so she can try to make one for a family's little one. I love the color-it is just perfect. Seeing your aunt was very special-how blessed you are to still have her.
Hugs today.

IrinaDolgih said...

what a great idea! it's very beautiful!

Gypsy Heart said...

I could NOT do that! It's beautiful but oh my, the work. :) My favorite grandmother used to crochet some incredibly beautiful items...she rarely even looked at the needle. Thanks for the wonderful memory!

Chloe is a beautiful baby! The last photo with her holding the flower is definitely frame worthy! :) Can you even stand for her to go home?


Ann said...

what a sweet bib that is and little Chloe looks adorable wearing it

Sandy said...

Love little Chloe's precious baby face and oh, those pierced ears! Tooo sweet! The bib is just beautiful and Chloe makes it even more so.

SarahGeorge said...

Awesome work! dear Lorraine. How so talented you are....!

Kristina said...

That is adorable. I miss babies here. I just want to pick up that sweetness and give her a kiss.

La Tea Dah said...

Just precious. You are so talented!

Gracious Hospitality

Jody and Stan said...

That is the most prettiest bib I've ever seen. Wonderful work! New Follower. Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays.

Take Care,

Adrienne said...

I LOVE this bib! It reminds me of a sweet, little bib my dear mother-in-law crocheted for my sweetheart. I still have that bib and you've inspired me to follow your pattern to make one for my youngest granddaughter. Thank you for the inspiration and the pattern.

Linda Nortje said...

I so wish I could remember how to crochet! This is one of the most adorable bibs I have ever seen :-)

With A Blast

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Such a lovely Bib and post. The bib is adorable. What a treasure.

Robyn@SimplyMe1970 said...

The bob came out truly beautiful and Chloe well, shes just beyond precious!

Pigtails said...

Beautiful bib, dress and girl and what a lovely idea to crochet a vintage pattern to celebrate a ripe old age!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

It sure seems like longevity runs in John's family. :) The baby bibs are so very pretty and the one you made goes perfectly with Chloe's sweet little dress. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

Barbara Maier said...

I looked this pattern up online in hopes of finding something "close" to the one I have made for many babies throughout my lifetime including my grandaughter, Chloe. My original pattern came from my dear mother, whose limited funds made it necessary to create crocheted, sewn and embroidered clothing for her nine children as well as countless others. The years of use by my mother and myself have left the original pattern books rather tattered and fragile. I want to thank you for sharing the pattern that is identical to my moms and for version that you created for your beautiful Chloe. I plan to follow your wonderful advice and make some for new babies coming into my family this year! Thank you and bless you and your family!

vindiebaby said...

Amazing job! Congrats!

Vintage Inspired Girls

rollie Tun said...

As this bib was modified to make a bit bigger, I am just wondering for approximately what age group would you recommend this bib for? I want to make this beautiful bib for a friend of mine that has a toddler, but just want to double check. Thank you =)


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