Crochet Pattern: Absolutely Easy Baby Bib

By Rachel Choi – 39 Comments
Need to crochet a bib really quick? Crochet this easy baby bib! This bib is crocheted in the round, with no sewing required. For a fun look and to hide food stains, try using a colorful variegated yarn. For extra absorbency, use 100% cotton.

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Size: 6 1/4” (16 cm) wide, 5 1/2” (14 cm) from bottom of neck to bottom of bib

Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 50 yards)
Crochet Hook I (5.50 mm)
crochet yarn size 4
crochet baby bib

Gauge: rounds 1 – 5 in pattern measures 4″ in diameter

Crochet Pattern: Bib
Round 1: ch 3, 8 hdc in third ch from hook, sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 8 hdc
Round 2: ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in each hdc around, sl st in top of beginning ch-2: 16 hdc
Round 3: ch 2, turn, (2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next hdc) around, sl st in top of beginning ch-2: 24 hdc
Round 4: ch 2, turn, (2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next 2 hdc) around, sl st in top of beginning ch-2: 32 hdc
Round 5: ch 2, turn, (2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next 3 hdc) around, sl st in top of beginning ch-2: 40 hdc
Round 6: ch 2, turn, (2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next 4 hdc) around, sl st in top of beginning ch-2: 48 hdc
Round 7: ch 2, turn, (2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next 5 hdc) 7 times: 49 hdc
Round 8: ch 4, turn, 2 tr in next hdc, dc in next 2 hdc, hdc in next 4 hdc, (2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next 6 hdc) 5 times, 2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next 2 hdc, dc in next 2 hdc, tr in next 2 hdc: 56 sts
Do not finish off, continue with straps.

First Strap: ch 25 or as long as you want your strap, then finish off.
Second Strap: attach yarn to top of ch-4 at beginning of round 8, ch 25 or as long as you want your strap, then finish off.

Need help crocheting the bib? Just let me know and I’ll be sure to help!

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  1. RecycleCindy says:

    Looks like you’ve gotten into the baby bib craze too. I just love crocheting bibs as they are fun and quick like dishcloths. I will have to add this cute pattern to my to-do list as you can never have enough bibs for gifts.

  2. Angie says:

    LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!!!!! I have a 2nd cousin waiting to be born in August, this well definitely be in my crochet stash to give to him (or her)!!!!

  3. deb says:

    this is so cute. Thanks for the pattern, as I will be making a few of them for a new baby in the family this fall.

  4. Juliana says:

    Thank you. I have a granddaughter who is 7 months, AND a new baby grandson to be born in May. What fun when I have finished crocheting the baby rug! Lovely gift idea too.

  5. becca says:

    Great pattern, thank you! I whipped 2 off during the closeing of the Olympics.

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  7. Marilyn Levy says:

    Rachel, I have a question about crocheting in the round. A pattern I have says do not join with slip stitch at end of round. Why would this be? Can crocheting in the round be done more than one way?


  8. Rachel says:

    Hi Marilyn, yes, crocheting in the round can be done in more than one way! If the pattern you are using tells you not to join the round, then you are crocheting in a spiral. It gives the finished item a slightly different look.

  9. sharon says:

    Hi Rachel, I made this bib and it turned out really cute. The only thing I did different was: I crocheted the strings a little longer and crocheted back down the chain with a slip stitch to give it more substance. Then I just continued on with the slip stitch and made the other string like the first one and (I thought) while I’m at it, I’ll just continued around the whole bib with a slip stitch and finished off at the base of the first string. Thank you so much for this pattern. I just became a great grandma for the first time. Thanks, Sharon

  10. Sarah says:

    Thanks for the pattern—my first time creating something in the round. I was a little confused by the “sl st in top of beginning ch-3” as I thought it should go into the top of the ch-2. Also, it took me a while to realize that one of the “2hdc”s was the chain 2 from the previous row. Overall I kept on trucking and it turned out well—thanks!

  11. Rachael says:

    Love this pattern! It was so quick, but turned out really cute! On the last row, I added a different color and crocheted with the two strings held together as one. It made the edges a little sturdier, and made the straps stronger. Thanks for posting this pattern!

  12. Annie says:

    I just found this pattern. I love it. It is quick and easy. The only change I made was hdc back down the chain string, across the neck opening and chaining the last string and hdc back down and finishing off.

  13. Sue says:

    Idea: make this bib in solid color and put cat face on it – embroidery – or button face.

  14. sharon says:

    @ Sue, a great idea. thanks for sharing. Or maybe a happy face.

  15. Sue and Sharon, those are both great ideas to make the bib even more interesting and creative! It looks like it can be done in yellow with a smiley face. The smile and eyes can be worked into the pattern with black yarn or embroidered on. The last row and straps can be done in black for a contrasting border.

  16. bantichicken says:

    I really like the half double crochet……………goes quickly and the finished project is really cute.

  17. Farz says:

    Thank you for the instruction. I made the bib. However the final size is much smaller than the size mentioned in the instruction. I have used the same hook size and yarn type that was recommended. Would you please help me to find out what I am doing wrong.

  18. Becky Mitchell says:

    Love the pattern. Works up really quick! Have made several of these but in lots of different colors. I have turned them into various balls and flowers! It’s been a great starting point. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Kim says:

    I just made one of these out of cotton for a new grand niece or nephew. I just printed the pattern so I can make a lot more. They really are adorable.

  20. fathobbit says:

    it turned out real well… I used a cotton worsted weight… it was a variegated red white and blue and some how wound up looking like a target toooooo cute.. thank you

  21. Christina says:

    I love this pattern idea! My best friend is having her 3rd baby and everything is tie dye so this is perfect. However I can’t find that varigated color in cotton, where did u find your yarn at?

    • Rachel Choi says:

      Hi Christina, I got the yarn at Michaels. It was a while ago when I bought it, so I’m not sure if they even still carry that one anymore. You can always use a yarn that is similar though, doesn’t have to be the same yarn. Pick a yarn that has a bunch of different colors in it and you should get a similar look when you crochet the bib.

      • Christina says:

        Thank you Rachel for responding to my question and for your sugestions I really appreciate it! I will keep looking, thank you so much for your insight and getting back to me so quickly!

  22. claudia porter says:

    I’m making the baby bib but having problem with the understanding of round 3,4, 5 do i repeat what is in (3) also the other hdc in those

    • Rachel Choi says:

      Hi Claudia, here’s a link to a tutorial that might help: How to Read Crochet Patterns
      Yes, you will repeat the instructions within the parentheses until you reach the end of the round. The stitches after the colon at the end of the row is your total stitch count for the round, so you can use it to double check your work when you are done your round.

  23. Rob O'Neill says:

    Hello Rachel, I really love these baby bibs of yours. I just want to ask something how long it will take to make this kind of baby bibs? I love to try crochet pattern in making my own baby bib too. And since I haven’t tried this thing yet, I think I must try it now.

  24. M.kay says:

    I am a beginner and am confused by the directions. Do I do a circle to start this? Chain 3 in the circle and do 8hdc in the circle then slip stitch, Round 2 do I chain2 ,then turn and do 2hdc in the 8hdc. Do I slip stitch To start Round 3?


    • Rachel Choi says:

      To start round 1 you’ll do “ch 3, 8 hdc in third ch from hook” After you chain 3, you’ll make the 8 hdc into the third ch from your hook, all of the 8 hdc will go into this one chain. The third chain is also the first chain that you made when making the ch 3. The 8 hdc will look like a small circle when you are done. At the end of the round you’ll slip stitch into the top of the beginning chain. This will join the end of the round to the beginning.

  25. Angela Jackson says:

    I love the finished crocheted bib. Thanks for showing how easy it is to do.

  26. Mewsicat says:

    I have made several of these for friends new babies, older babies, G’nieces all sorts of kids. I have even made adult sizes for myself! I sort of manage to dribble things like ice-cream, coffee, blueberries, etc when I eat and read!
    ANYway, this is an easy and fun pattern, once you get the hang of adding as you go along.

  27. Mewsicat says:

    Pea-Ess– I have figured out a way to keep on with hdc across the top to make the second strap without having to finish off. I also am able to continue on with a border. I have used several different easy border patterns.

  28. Janet says:

    How many do you chain at beginning sorry but I’m confused.

  29. Rachel says:

    I’m confused with round 8 I think it’s the way that’s written. Would you mind simplifying it or writing it still by stitch? Sorry for the inconvenience.

    • Rachel Choi says:


      Round 8: ch 4, turn, 2 tr in next hdc, dc in next 2 hdc, hdc in next 4 hdc, (2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next 6 hdc) 5 times, 2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next 2 hdc, dc in next 2 hdc, tr in next 2 hdc: 56 sts

      This means to ch 4, then turn your work. Then you will work 2 tr into the next hdc. Then 1 dc into each of the next 2 hdc. Then a hdc in each of the next 4 hdc. Then you will get to the part that is in the parentheses ( ), you will do 2 hdc in the next hdc, then a hdc into each of the next 6 hdc, you’ll repeat these instructions for a total of 5 times. Then you will work 2 hdc in the next hdc, then 1 hdc in each of the next 2 hdc, then a dc in each of the next 2 hdc, then a tr in each of the next 2 hdc.

      Let me know if you need more help with it!

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