Free Baby Bib Pattern – Vintage Crochet Pattern

This free baby bib pattern was originally printed many years ago. However, this vintage baby bib remains popular still today.

Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this vintage crochet pattern to make this classic crochet baby bib. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this baby bib crochet pattern.

Free Baby Bib Pattern:
Crochet a Vintage Bib

Free Baby Bib Pattern - Crochet Pattern


J&P COATS “KNIT-CRO-SHEEN,” Art. A.64 – 1 ball of No. 1 White
Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 7
2 yards of satin ribbon, 14 inch wide


Center of Free Baby Bib Pattern

Starting at top, ch 42.

1st Row – Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 19 ch, 3 sc in next ch, sc in each remaining chain. Ch 1, turn. Hereafter pick up back loop only.

2nd Row – Sc in each sc across, making 3 sc in center sc of 3-sc group. Ch 1, turn.

Repeat 2nd row until piece measures 2 3/4 inches at increase point. Break off.

Now work around neck and outer edges as follows:

1st Row – With right side of last row facing, ch 25, sc in each ch across opposite side of starting chain on center, ch 26.

2nd Row – Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, sc closely across side of center, 3 sc in next sc, sc in each sc across bottom, making 3 sc in center of 3-sc group and 3 sc in last sc; work across other side and chain to correspond. Ch 1, turn.

3rd Row – Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

4th Row – Sc in each sc, making 3 sc in center sc at each point. Ch 1, turn.

Repeat last 2 rows alternately until neck piece measures 1 inch wide. Ch 5, turn.

Beading for Vintage Baby Bib

Dc in first sc, * ch 2, skip 2 sc, dc in next sc. Repeat from * all around, making dc, ch 2 and dc in each corner and in center point of bottom. Join and break off.

Edging for Crochet Baby Bib

Attach thread to first sp at narrow edge of neck band, in each sp around outer edge make sc, ch 3 and sc; then, working around neck edge, make 2 sc in each sp along side, sc in each sp across front and 2 sc in each remaining sp. Join and break off.

Cut a piece of ribbon about 24 inches long. Lace through beading around outer edge and sew ends securely. Cut another piece 34 inches long, lace through beading at neck, leaving 12 inches free on each side for ties. Tie remaining ribbon into a small bow and sew to center bottom.

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