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Baby Bib with Teddy Bear Motif – Crochet Pattern

Posted on: 1st May 2013

free crochet pattern for baby bib

MATERIALS

  • 2 colours of soft, machine washable yarn for 4 mm hook (I used Sidar Calico)
  • dark (I used black) craft thread

EQUIPMENT

  • 4 mm crochet hook
  • 2 mm crochet hook
  • wool needle

crochet teddy bear motif

METHOD

stitches used: chain (ch), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), slip stitch (sl)

FOUNDATION CHAIN
Start with 25 ch + 2 extra ch, turn over.

ROW 1

Starting from 3 stitch in the base work 25 hdc until the end of the row, 2 extra ch and trun over.

ROW 2 – 20

Work 25 hdc, 2 ch and turn over. Repeat like this until you have 20 rows or bib is long enough.

STRAPS

Work 3 hds + 2 ch and turn over. Work the same pattern for about 25 rows, finish with sl. Then make another strap on the other side of the bib.

OUTLINE

Using alternative colour work sc along the edge of the bib, starting on the outer side, at point where the strap is connected to the bib itself. Once you reach the end of the round close with sl.

Go again around the edge but only of the bib itself not along the straps. Start with 3 sl and then work sc to almost the end of the row finishing again with 3 sl, fasten the yarn.

TEDDY BEAR MOTIF

To make the teddy motive make 3 circles, smallest one for the nose, medium for the mouth and large for the head.

To make a cricle create 5 ch, close it wit sl to create the circle. Work around sc adding additional ch now and then to keep the circle flat.

When making the biggest circle before finishing work additional 3 ch skipping 3 stitches in the base, then work 3 cl and again 3 ch skipping 3 stitches in the base, finish with sl to create hoops for the ears. Now work into each of the hoops 1 sc 3 hds 1 sc to create the ears.

Connect 3 circles with similar colour thread.

Using black / dark colour thread sew on the eyes and mouth.

Connect the bear to the bib with same colour yarn.

NOTES

I made this bib for my friends: Rigmor & Jeff and their new baby boy Eyvind. Congratulations!

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Margot DOLEWSKA DYER ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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