Free Crochet Pattern: Animal Friends Bibs

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Animal Friends Bibs

These bibs are perfect for spring. I made a chick, lamb and bunny but the basic pattern is so easy to adapt to almost any animal. Use your imagination and have fun coming up with your own creations.

The pattern is quick and easy to make in basic single crochet and it closes on the shoulder with a single button; but if you prefer, you can replace the button with a Velcro fastener (Buy on Amazon http://amzn.to/2oOdK5J). I added character to their faces with basic embroidery skills but you may also use child safe eyes and if you wish, permanent marker. I like to line the main bib section with an absorbent cotton terry cloth for extra cushy baby comfort and absorbency. 

 I hope you enjoy making these and will share your finished pictures on my Facebook page. 

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Animal Friends

Size: Approximately 7 1/2″ x 8″ not including strap

Materials:

Gauge: 17 sc x 17 rows = 4″

Abbreviations (US Terms):
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st(s) – slip stitch(es)
st(s) – stitch(es)

 

Notes:

  • Beginning ch 1 of row does not count as a stitch.
  • Number in ( ) at end of round indicates the number of stitches in that round.

 

Crochet Tips: click on the tip below for a tutorial
• Fastening off neatly
• Weaving in ends

 

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Basic Bibmake 1 in the desired color for the animal you choose

Center:

Row 1: Ch 24, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch to end. (23)

Row 2: Ch1, turn, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, sc 19, 2 sc in next st, sc in last st. (25)

Row 3: Ch1, turn, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, sc 21, 2 sc in next st, sc in last st. (27)

Row 4: Ch1, turn, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, sc 23, 2 sc in next st, sc in last st. (29)

Row 5: Ch1, turn, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, sc 25, 2 sc in next st, sc in last st. (31)

Rows 6 to 24: Turn, sc in each st to end.  (31)

 

First Side:

Row 1: Turn, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc 5, sc2tog, sc next st. Leave remaining sts unworked. (9)

Row 2: Turn, sc in each st to end. (9)

Row 3: Turn, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc 3, sc2tog, sc next st. Leave remaining sts unworked. (7)

Row 4: Repeat Row 2. (7)

Row 5: Turn, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc 1, sc2tog, sc next st. Leave remaining sts unworked. (5)

Row 6: Repeat Row 2. (5)

Fasten off.

 

Second Side:

Row 1: Skip 9 sts from end of First Side Row 1, join yarn in next st, ch1, sc in same st, sc2tog, sc 5, sc2tog, sc last st. (9)

Rows 2 to 6: Repeat Rows 2 to 6 of First Side. Do Not Fasten Off. (5)

Rows 8 to 34: Turn, sc in each st. (5)

Row 35 (Buttonhole): Ch5, skip 3, sl st in last st.

Border: Ch1, sc evenly around edge of the bib, working 2 sc in corners.

 

Chick

Make Basic Bib in Yellow

 

Beak: Make 2 in Orange

Row 1: Ch10, sc in 2nd ch on hook and each ch to end. (9)

Row 2: Ch1, turn, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc 3, sc2tog, sc in last st. (7)

Row 3: Ch1, turn, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc 1, sc2tog, sc in last st. (5)

Row 4: Ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc 1, sc2tog. (3)

Row 5: Ch1, turn, sc3tog. Fasten off. (1)

 

Eyes: Make 2 in White

Work in spiral – do not join.

Round 1: Ch2, 8sc in 2nd ch from hook. (8)

Round 2: 2sc in each st. (16)

Round 3: [2sc in next st, sc in next st], repeat between [ ] to end, sl st in next st. Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew eyes in place. (24)

Using black yarn, embroider center of eye on whites. Using blue, add an outline around the side edges.

 

Finishing:

Using photo as a guide, sew eyes and beak in place. Make a little tuft of hair at the top of the bib. Add facial features such as eyebrows or eyelashes as desired.

 

Bunny

Make Basic Bib in Light Pink

 

Outer Ear: Make 2 in Light Pink

Row 1: Ch19, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 4, hdc 10, sc 2, 3 sc in last ch; working around opposite side of beginning ch, sc 2, hdc 10, sc 5.

Row 2: Ch1, turn, sc 7, hdc 7, sc 4, 3 sc in next st, sc 4, hdc 7, sc 7. Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew ear in place.

 

Inner Ear: Make 2 in Dark Pink

Row 1: Ch15, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 4, hdc 6, sc 2, 3 sc in last ch; working around opposite side of beginning ch, sc 2, hdc 6, sc 5. Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew inner ear in place.

With right sides facing up, center Inner Ear on Top of Outer Ear, sew inner ear to outer ear being careful not to have stitches show on back side of ear. Fasten off.

 

Eyes: Make 2 in White

Work in spiral – do not join.

Round 1: Ch4, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, 3 sc in last ch; working on opposite side of beginning ch, sc 1. Do Not join. (8)

Round 2: 2 sc in next 3 sts, sc 1, 2 sc in next 3 sts, sc 1. Do Not join. (14)

Round 3: [2sc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times, sc 1, [2sc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times, sc 1, sl st to join. Fasten off leaving long tail to sew eyes in place. (20)

Using black yarn, embroider center of eye on whites. Using black yarn, embroider center of eye on whites. Using blue, add an outline around the side edges.

 

Finishing:

Using photo as a guide, sew ears, and eyes in place. Using black yarn, embroider a nose and mouth. Add facial features such as eyebrows or eyelashes as desired.

 

Lamb

Make Basic Bib in White

 

Outer Ear: Make 2 in White

Row 1: Ch10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2, hdc 5, 3 hdc in last ch; working around opposite side of beginning ch, hdc 8, sc 3.

Row 2: Ch1, turn, sc 2, hdc 7, 3 sc in next st, hdc 7, sc 2. Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew ear in place.

 

Inner Ear: Make 2 in Pink

Row 1: Ch8, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2, hdc 3, 3 sc in last ch; working around opposite side of beginning ch, hdc 3, sc 3. Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew inner ear in place.

With right sides facing up, center Inner Ear on Top of Outer Ear, sew inner ear to outer ear being careful not to have stitches show on back side of ear. Fasten off.

 

Eyes: Make 2 in Black

Work in spiral – do not join.

Round 1: Ch2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (8)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st, sl st. Fasten off. (14)

If desired add small white buttons to center of eyes.

 

Finishing:

Using photo as a guide, sew ears, and eyes in place. Using pink yarn, embroider a nose and mouth. Add facial features such as eyebrows or eyelashes as desired.

If desired, add a tuft of curls above the eyes by sewing in long loops.

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