How to Crochet a Baby Bib in Wattle Stitch

Have a baby shower coming up but no time to crochet a baby blanket or outfit? Stitch up a simple but sweet baby bib with this FREE pattern and step-by-step tutorial.

crochet wattle stitch baby bib free pattern

What you need

 cloudborn yarn

Use a size I/9 crochet hook and two colors of worsted weight yarn.

The main yarn used here was Cloudborn Superwash Highland Worsted in the color Graphite Heather. This yarn has great stitch definition for showcasing the wattle stitch. The secondary yarn used here was Sprightly Acrylic Worsted in the color Misty Pink.

How to crochet wattle stitch

Before we dive into the pattern, let’s take a look at the main stitch used in the project.

crochet wattle stitch

The crochet wattle stitch is a variation on the shell stitch. In this variation, the shell is created by working 1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc all into the same stitch. Each shell is crocheted in to the ch-1 spaces of the shells in the row below. Check out the pattern below for more details.

How to crochet a baby bib

Step 1: Ch 30

chain 30 for crochet baby bib

If you want to change the size of the baby bib, just make sure that you begin with a chain that’s a multiple of 3.

Row 1:

  • Working in the third chain from the hook: 1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc (all in the same stitch)
  • * Skip two
  • Work 1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc (all in the same stitch)
  • Repeat from * across row
  • End with 1 sc in final stitch. You should have a total of 9 “shells”.

Rows 2 – 18:

  • Ch 1 to turn
  • In the row below, you should see a dc, ch-1 space and then a sc. Work all of the following into the ch-1 space: 1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc
  • Work 1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc (all in the same stitch) into each ch-1 space across the row.
  • End with 1 sc in final stitch of row.
  • Turn and repeat.
  • After Row 18, finish off.

Adding a border

Join your contrasting color of yarn in the top right corner. Ch 1 and sc in each st across. When you get to the end, ch 5 (this will be the first double treble crochet and will help you turn the corner).

 

Work 19 more double treble crochet stitches evenly across this side of the crochet baby bib. (A double treble is worked the same as a treble except that you begin with 3 yarn overs at the beginning so that it is a slightly taller stitch.)

 

To turn the corner, single crochet evenly into the body of the final double treble crochet. Continue single crochet across the entire side.

When you get to the end of that side, chain 5. Again, this will help you turn the corner and will count as your first double treble stitch.

Working evenly across the row:

  • Make a second double treble crochet stitch
  • 2 tr
  • 2 dc
  • 8 sc
  • 2 dc
  • 2 tr
  • 2 dtr

Next, add a second row to this top row of the crochet baby bib. Ch 5 to turn (counts as first dtr). Working evenly across the row:

  • Make a second double treble crochet stitch
  • 2 tr
  • 2 dc
  • 8 sc
  • 2 dc
  • 2 tr
  • 2 dtr

Notice that you’re always working a stitch into the same stitch from the row below (double crochet into double crochet, for example.) Finish off and weave in ends.

Add ties to the baby bib

Make two crochet ties as follows:

  • Ch 30, leaving a long tail at the start of the chain.
  • Sc in each stitch across. Finish off, leaving a long tail at the end of the chain.
  • Attach the tie to the crochet baby bib by knotting the two long tails together at the corner around the double treble crochet stitch. Weave in ends.
wattle stitch crochet baby bib free pattern
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