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Of the Best Crochet
Bib Patterns

Crochet baby bibs are practical and adorable! Whether you want to make a heartfelt gift for a baby shower or create something special for your little one, these crochet baby bib patterns will inspire you.

This pattern round-up features 20 fabulous free patterns plus five of my favourite premium patterns. With options ranging from smaller dribble bibs ideal for teething to large bibs great for feeding or burping, there’s a design here to suit all needs.

Most of the patterns in this round-up are beginner-friendly and easy to follow. So you can create beautiful bibs even if you’re a beginner. For those who like visual guidance, some patterns come with video tutorials, providing step-by-step instructions to help you along the way.

I recommend using absorbent cotton yarn for your crochet bib, and if you’re skilled in sewing, you could consider lining the back with an absorbent fabric.

Happy crocheting!

Free Crochet Bib Patterns

Three crocheted baby bibs in neutral colors.
Photo: daisyfarmcrafts.com

Crochet Baby Bibs from Daisy Farm Crafts

The bunny bib pattern is for a double-thick bib. Two bibs are crocheted and joined together, enabling you to leave all the ends from the bunny at the back. The checkerboard and striped bib are both single layers.

YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted, e.g., Bernat Softee Baby Cotton
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: For all three bibs you will need two skeins of grey, one skein of cream/off-white, and one skein of white. (100 g skeins)
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6)
NOTIONS: scissors, yarn needle, iron-on velcro.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: uses basic stitches only.

Three crocheted baby bibs in modern colors.
Photo: Elín Guðrúnardóttir

Maias’s Bib – Free Crochet Pattern from Elín Guðrúnardóttir

This pattern is available on the Ravelry website. A simple bib worked in double crochet with single crochet edging. The pattern also gives instructions for weaving contrasting yarn through alternate double crochet rows. A very effective technique for making your bibs that little bit more special.

YARN WEIGHT: #1 / Super Fine / Sock / Fingering weight cotton yarn, e.g. Scheepjes Catona.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: one skein should be enough for two bibs.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: yarn needle, scissors.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: chainless starting double crochet.

Crocheted fox baby bib.
Photo: Sharon Zientara via petalstopicots.com

Finley the Fox Crochet Bib from Petals to Picots

A very cute free pattern, this little crochet fox bib by Sharon Zientara is available for free on the Petals to Picots blog. It features an adjustable neckline perfect for growing babies; the ribbed neck has an adjustable button closure. The eyes and nose are crocheted and then hand-sewn onto the bib.

SIZE: Suitable for young babies through to toddlers.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight cotton yarn
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8)
NOTIONS: two 1/2″ (13 mm) buttons, yarn needle, sewing needle, sewing thread.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: single crochet back loop only.

Yellow crochet bib with daisy applique.
Photo: craftsbysarahliz.blogspot.com

Daisy Baby Bib from Crafts by Sarah Liz

The applique daisy decorating this free crochet bib pattern is super sweet and easy to make.

SIZE: measures about 6″ wide and 5″ tall (15 x 12.5 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight cotton, e.g., Lily Sugar ‘n Cream.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors and a yarn needle.

a baby wearing a crochet minnie mouse bib.
Photo: allaboutami.com

Minnie Mouse Basic Bib from All About Ami

You can make this crochet bib pattern with the bow for a Minnie Mouse version or without for Mickey Mouse.

SIZE: 12″ x 8″ (31 x 20 cm).
YARN REQUIRED: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight cotton in white; for the body of the bib. And #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight cotton in Black, red, and white for the applique mouse.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: stitch markers, scissors, a yarn needle, and a button.

Video: YARNutopia by Nadia

The Blue Whale Baby Bib from Yarnutopia

There is a free written pattern to accompany this video tutorial.

SIZE: about 9″ x 8″ (23 x 20 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight cotton, e.g., Lily Sugar ‘n Cream.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: less than 120 yards (110 m).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors, a yarn needle, and a button.

Crochet monster-themed baby bibs.
Photo: repeatcrafterme.com

Crochet Monster Baby Bibs from Repeat Crafter Me

These cute crochet baby bibs would be great for Halloween.

YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: velcro or a button for the closure, scissors, and a tapestry needle.

Free Boho-Style Baby Bib Patterns

Toddler wearing a boho-style crochet baby bib.
Photo: acraftyconcept.com

Bitty Boho Bib from A Crafty Concept

If you want to know how to make a crochet boho baby bib the Bitty Boho Bib is an excellent free pattern with detailed instructions and step-by-step photos.

SIZE: the body of the bib is approximately 5’5″ tall by 7″ wide (14 cm by 18 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran, e.g., cotton yarn such as Hobby Lobby I Love this Cotton or Dishie by Knit Picks.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: approximately 2-3 oz (60-85 g).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6)
NOTIONS: scissors, tapestry needle, one button, thread for sewing on the button.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: bobble stitch and back bump (details included in the pattern)

Video: Tender Warm Creations

The Dream-Catcher Crochet Bib from Tender Warm Creations

A fun, free pattern, this boho baby bib pattern is available as a written pattern on the website by clicking the link above, or you can follow along with the YouTube tutorial if you are more of a visual learner.

YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight cotton, e.g., Lily Sugar ‘n Cream.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: one 2.5 oz (70 g) skein
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4.50 mm (7) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors, yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: uses basic stitches only.

A boho-style crochet bib hanging on a clothes line with wooden pegs.
Photo: novitaknits.com

Crochet Bib from Novita Knits

This pattern is in Finnish, but there is a chart to work from, so any crocheter with experience working from a chart will be able to make this sweet crochet bib. Google Translate helps too.

SIZE: approximately 4″ x 5¼” (10.5 x 13.5 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight cotton, e.g., Cotton Soft from Novita.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: just under 50 g.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3.50 mm (E-4) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: working from a chart.

Two crochet bibs on a timber backgound.
Photo: tejamossonrisas.es

Lunula Bib from Tejamos Sonrisas

This beautiful free crochet bib pattern is in Spanish, but there are a couple of options for making it even if you don’t speak Spanish. Your first option is to use the translate function in your browser, which works well for this pattern. Secondly, the designer has provided a chart, so if you are familiar with crocheting from a chart, you can make this! There is also a detailed video tutorial; in Spanish, but still a helpful visual guide.

YARN WEIGHT: #2 / Fine / Sport weight cotton, e.g., DROPS Safran from Garnstudio.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: approximately 50 g or 175 yards (160 m).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors, a yarn needle, and a stitch marker.

Free Round Crochet Baby Bib Patterns

Blue crocheted baby bib with button.
Photo: hobbii.com

Moonlight Crochet Baby Bib from Hobbii

This free pattern from Hobbii is adjustable with sweet button detailing. It is well written, with comprehensive instructions and many step-by-step photos, and suitable for a beginner.

YARN WEIGHT: #1 / Sock / Fingering, e.g., Hobbii Baby Cotton Organic
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: approximately 75 yards (68 m).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: 5/8′ (15 mm) button, yarn needle, scissors.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: working in back loop only, picot edge (optional).

Crochet baby bib that looks like a slice of watermelon.
Photo: craftsbysarahliz.blogspot.com

Watermelon Baby Bib from Crafts by Sarah Liz

This sweet crochet pattern is easy to make with simple embroidery used to make the watermelon seeds.

SIZE: approximately 6 inches wide and 4 inches long.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran cotton yarn, e.g., Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a yarn needle, and scissors.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: uses basic stitches only.

Two crocheted baby bibs.
Photo: makewithmeggie.com

Apple Blossom Crochet Bib from Make It with Meggie

A very pretty crochet bib pattern worked in the round.

SIZE: suitable for newborns through to toddlers.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran cotton yarn e.g. Paintbox Yarns Recycled Cotton.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 1.8 oz
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: yarn needle, scissors, and a snap (or button).
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: front post double crochet, back post double crochet.

Video: Crochet with Joanna

How to Crochet a Baby Bib from Crochet with Joanna

A free pattern tutorial for a very pretty crochet baby bib.

RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3.5 mm
NOTIONS: yarn needle, button.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: shell stitch, double crochet cluster.

A white crochet bib with a teddy bear applique.
Photo: Kathy North

Droolie Bib from Kathy North

This free crochet baby bib pattern is worked in the round using basic crochet stitches.

SIZE: approximately 6″ diameter (15 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: about 75 yards (68 m).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a tape measure, scissors, and a tapestry needle.

Free Bandanna-Style Crochet Baby Bib Patterns

Video: Claudetta Crochet

Easy Crochet Baby Bib/Bandana from Claudetta Crochet

This free pattern is available on the Claudetta Crochet YouTube channel. The bib features a stretchy rib neckline and a button closure at the back. This is an easy-to-follow crochet tutorial with detailed instructions for beginners.

YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran e.g. Millamia Sweden Naturally Soft Aran.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5.50 mm (I-9) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors, darning needle, one button
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: moss stitch.

Stack of crocheted baby bandana bibs.
Photo: traversebaycrochet.com

Baby Bandana Crochet Bib Pattern from Traverse Bay Crochet

A cute crochet bandana bib is perfect for your baby boy or girl.

YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran cotton yarn e.g. Lily Sugar’n Cream.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: under an ounce, and a very small amount of the contrasting colour.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: yarn needle, scissors.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: uses basic stitches only.

Pink, bandanna-style crochet bib.
Photo: crowchetcreations.com

Sweet Pea Dribble Bib from Crowchet Creations

This sweet baby bib crochet pattern is a free pattern with a pretty picot edging and uses a pacifier clip to secure it rather than a button.

SIZE: for a 6-12 month-old baby, the bib measures approximately 7½” long and 15″ wide around the neck when clasped (19 x 38 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: approximately 60 yards (55 m).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5.50 mm (I-9) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors, a tapestry needle, a tape measure, and a pacifier clip.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Cluster Stitches and Picot Stitch.

Three crochet bandanna bibs stacked on top of each oher.
Photo: hobbii.com

Cutie Baby Bandana Bib from Hobbii

Designed by Tine Sommer Hansen, this crochet bandana bib pattern is free on the Hobbii site. The pattern includes instructions for three sizes and two options for edging.

SIZE: 10¼”/11¾”/13¼” (26/30/34 cm) – to suit 0/6/12 months.
YARN WEIGHT: #2 / Fine / Sport weight yarn, e.g., Rainbow Bamboo from Hobbii.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 22-31 g, depending on size.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3.50 mm (E-4) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: an 11 mm snap button, a tape measure, scissors, and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Picot Stitch.

Five Favourite Premium Baby Bib Patterns

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A baby boy wearing a green crochet bandanna bib.
Photo: Mickyla the Maker

Crochet Bib Pattern from Mickyla the Maker

This paid, C2C crochet teether bib works up quickly and is a great stash buster for your cotton yarn. It’s a beginner-friendly crochet bib pattern with written instructions, a photo tutorial, and a video tutorial.

SIZE: to suit a 6-12 month-old baby with easy modifications for sizing up.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: approximately 120 yards (110 m).

A neutral-coloured , special occasion crochet bib.
Photo: Moose and Wren

Heidi Crochet Bib Pattern from Moose and Wren

The Heidi Bib is a premium, paid PDF tutorial pattern for a beautiful round crochet bib.

SIZE: 6″ wide and 4″ tall (15 x 10 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: Cotton Thread size 8, e..g., DMC Perle 8.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 1.5 mm crochet hook.

A modern looking crochet bib.
Photo: Crochet Cafe Patterns

Simple Baby Boy Bib Crochet Pattern from Crochet Cafe Patterns

Boy or girl – this simple crochet bib pattern is a great modern design. This is a premium, paid pattern.

Two pretty, lacy crochet bibs in brown and cream.
Photo: Unika Verk Patterns

Crochet Bib from Unika Verk Patterns

This is a paid pattern for a pretty crochet bib with instructions in two sizes.

SIZE: Baby and Toddler.
YARN WEIGHT: #1 / Super Fine / Sock / Fingering weight cotton, e.g., Rainbow Cotton 8/4 from Hobbii.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 2 to 3 mm.
NOTIONS: scissors and a tapestry needle.

A baby wearing a yellow coloured, lacy crochet bandanna-style bib.
Photo: Peach and Paige Designs

Lace Bandana Bib from Peach and Paige Designs

This is a premium, paid pattern for a crochet lace bandana-style bib. It’s a detailed, illustrated pattern suitable for intermediate-level crocheters.

SIZE: 0-12 months and 1-3 years.
YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight, cotton yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3.75 mm (F-5) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors, a yarn needle, and two small 12 mm buttons.

If you’re looking for more crochet patterns for babies try this collection of free crochet baby rattle and teether patterns. They make lovely gifts and some of the included patterns are very quick and easy to make.

Or you might like this collection of crochet diaper covers.

A collection of crochet diaper cover patterns.

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