baby knitting

Posted: 12/11/2008 in knitting

i absolutely LOVE knitting tiny little things for babies. 

look at these! aren’t they super cute!

Simple Baby Bib

Material: Size 9 needles
Cotton heavy worsted weight yarn
½ to 5/8 inch button
 

 

Gauge: 4 sts/inch


Cast on 25 stitches
Knit every row until bib is square (about 6 inches–these shrink a bit) you can knit an extra inch or so to compensate for this
Cast off/bind off 20 stitches
Knit every row until strap is 7-8 inches long from cast off edge
Buttonhole row: Knit two stitches, yarn over, knit two together, knit one
Knit until 3 ridges show after buttonhole (5 rows)
Repeat buttonhole row
Knit until 3 ridges show after buttonhole (5 rows)
Repeat buttonhole row
Knit until 3 ridges show after buttonhole (5 rows)
Bind off remaining stitches

Sew button on the base of the bib on the side opposite the strap

Pattern Note: The pattern assumes you use Sugar n Cream or Peaches n Cream or Lion Cotton they will knit to this gauge; with Sugar Babies 
yarn, I use size 8 needles, cast on 27 sts instead of 25, knit until square, bind off so that 5 sts are left and otherwise follow the pattern above; for 
Aunt Lydia’s Denim yarn, I use size 7 needles, cast on 30 sts, knit until square, bind off so that 5 sts are left, etc. You may also have to alter
your button size if you use thinner yarn.

Suggested Variations: It seems to me that the basic pattern could easily be altered. I have considered making these in a seed stitch, moss stitch, or
you could use a non curling border stitch pattern and make the center in stockinette. It would be possible to incorporate a stripe pattern 
with the garter stitch as well. I designed this when we couldn’t find an easy production/quick knit baby bib pattern for Stitching Smiles, a group in
Nebraska that knits/crochets items for charity.

 


 


Copyright 2003 Name:Colleen Kadleck E-mail: kadleck@mail.unomaha.eduReturn to Pattern Page

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Comments
  1. Amee says:

    very cute. I wish that I could sew, but I didn’t do so well in that part of home economics. The cooking was good, sewing, not so much.

  2. And these too! I love these too!! It’s like you’re speaking to me yet I don’t understand!!

  3. breanna says:

    lol you are a hoot! i prefer knittinghelp.com they have videos that you can watch for each of the stitches; like slip slip knit. you can type “slip slip knit” into the top search section of their website and up pops a video for you to watch on how to do that stitch. very cool!! it would be a good place to start. i’m sure you’ll find everything you need there! 🙂

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