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Sunday, June 03, 2007

Grandmother's Favorite Bib

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Grandmother’s Favorite Baby Bib

This pattern is based on the dishcloth pattern called “Grandmother’s Favorite Dishcloth”. It is the workhorse of all dishcloth patterns because it is a fast and easy knit, inexpensive to make, gets better with every wash, and lasts forever.

I've included the link to the original Grandmother's Favorite Dishcloth pattern in the sidebar as well. I think a bib and a matching washcloth would make a great baby gift.

I thought these were the very properties that would make a superior baby bib. This model is fully adjustable and will fit kids from the time they start on solids through toddlerhood. As you can see, it fits equally well on three-year-old Bobo and her baby doll.

You will need a ball of either Sugar and Cream or Peaches and Cream dishcloth cotton and a set of size 7 needles.

Bib body:

Cast on 12 stitches.

Row 1: K2, yo, knit to end.
Repeat Row 1 until there are 36 stitches on the needle.
Row 2: K2, yo, k2tog, knit to end
Repeat Row 2 until bib measures a full 8 to 10 inches long. (The cotton will shrink a bit lengthwise when washed and dried.)

Divide for straps:

Knit 12, bind off 12 sts, knit 11. You should have two sets of 12 stitches on the needle. These will be the straps.

Right strap:

Row 1: Knit 2, yo, k2 tog, knit to last two stitches, k2tog
Row 2: Knit
Repeat rows 1 and 2 six more times.
Row 3: Knit 2, yo, k2 tog, k1, pass the previous stitch over the last knit stitch (4 sts on needle
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: Knit 2, yo, k2tog,
Repeat Rows 4 and 5 seven more times. The yarn-overs will form eyelet buttonholes.
Knit two rows plain and bind off.

Left strap:

Join yarn and knit one row.

Work right strap the same as for the right strap until row 5. Stop there; knit three rows plain and bind off. Securely attach a button to the left strap. Fasten the button using any of the eyelets on the right strap.

Weave in all your ends securely.

4 Comments:

Blogger Batty said...

Thank you for posting the pattern! The bib looks great, the model is cute, what more could one possibly want?

11:48 AM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Cool pattern! Thanks!

1:17 PM  
Blogger Bezzie said...

Very cute! Grandma's favorite dishcloth is actually Grandma's favorite baby blanket around here. I like the bib adaptation!

2:56 PM  
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