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)
slightly adapted from vintage pattern from Coats & ClarkMaterials:
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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