The Bandana Scarf Bib is a multi-use drool bib that is soft cotton and double thick for extra protection. And it's multi-use too - unfold it into a burp cloth or wipe cloth to clean up spills and spit up on the go! Make a bunch of trendy bibs for baby with this free crochet pattern on Moogly!
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Remove ANY bib before bedtime or nap time. Do not leave child unattended while using a bib. This pattern includes one large button. If preferred, you can substitute a bit of sew-in Velcro, or safety snaps.
100% Cotton, 300% Useful!
The Bandana Scarf Bib is essentially a fancy washcloth. Fold it in half and use the button (or Velcro) and it's a trendy drool bib for kids 6-18 mths old. Unfolded, it's perfect for emergency cleanups, or as a burp cloth. Hang it right where you need it from that loop too!
Moss Stitch Increases and Decreases
While the Bandana Scarf Bib was inspired by similar cloth items available online, there was also a reader request here! The crochet moss stitch, AKA the seed, granite, or linen stitch, is a classic. Made simply of chains and single crochets, it creates a very attractive and solid fabric!
But increasing and decreasing with the moss stitch is a little trickier! So we're making these bibs in moss stitch corner to corner. Making this easy pattern will teach you how to increase and decrease in crochet moss stitch - and of course, there will be a video tutorial too!
A Handy Discovery!
While making the Bandana Scarf Bib, I needed to thread the needle to sew on the button. Of course, no surprise there... but it's getting a bit harder these days to see the eye of the needle.
Luckily, I spotted the Clover Desk Needle Threader at a recent conference and was blown. away. It makes threading a needle easy as can be! If you have the same issue, I recommend it - I'm in love!
Bandana Scarf Bib
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US - J, 6.0 mm - Furls
116 yds Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie or Lily Sugar'n Cream (100% cotton; 4/Medium/UK 10-12 ply)
Colorways shown: Blissful and Ocean (1 ball per bib)
Large Button (¾") or Velcro
Optional: Clover Desk Needle Threader
Gauge: 18 sts (scs and chs) x 16 rows = 4" in moss stitch
Size: 11.5" x 11.5" laid flat, sized to fit 6-18mths
Helpful Links and Tutorials
NOTE: Place a stitch marker in the ch-2 or ch-3 that begins each row so it's easier to find on the next row.
Row 1: Ch 7, skip the 2 chs closest to the hook, *sc in next st, ch 1, skip next st; rep from * to last ch, (sc, ch 1, sc) in last ch; turn. (4 sc)
Row 2: Ch 3, skip next sc, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc; rep from * across, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch-2 sp; turn. (5 sc)
Row 3 - 28: Ch 3, skip next sc, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc; rep from * across, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch-3 sp; turn. (31 sc)
Row 29 (and button loop): Ch 3, skip next sc, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc; rep from * across, (sc, hdc) in ch-3 sp; ch 6 or as needed for button, turn, sl st in first ch. (31 sc, 1 hdc, 1 ch-6 loop)
Row 30: Ch 2, skip 1st 2 sts, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc; rep from * across until 2 sts remain, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in ch-3 sp; turn. (31 sc)
Row 31 - 57: Ch 2, skip 1st 2 sts, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc; rep from * across until 2 sts remain, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in ch-2 sp; turn. (4 sc) Do NOT turn after Row 57.
Ch 1, sc in same ch-2 sp as last st, *ch 1, skip next row, sc in next ch sp,^ rep from * to ch-6 loop, 8 sc in ch-6 loop, sc in side of next row, sc in next ch sp, rep from * to ^ across to first row, sc in side of first row, [ch 1, sc in next ch sp] twice, rep * to ^ across to last row, working 2 sc in corner (Row 29) ch sp; ch 1, break yarn and invisible join to ch 1 at the start of edging rnd.
Sew button to corner opposite ch-6 loop, or sew Velcro to both corners.
Looking for more Moss Stitch Patterns? There is a free crochet pattern roundup and there are several free crochet patterns here on Moogly too - click here to browse them all!
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I love it !
Thank you so much! ♥
Hi Tamara, This would be great for seniors in assisted living or memory care too. I'd size it according to my own measurements, and to be extra super-duper safe, I think I'd stitch some elastic to join the ends instead of the button - but either way is good. Cute pattern and really helpful, thanks!
♥ Yes, it should be super easy to upsize - just keep increasing until you have the corner to corner measurement you want! Thank you!
An adult size would be good and would look good too
This could be made any size - just keep increasing and decrease when you're ready!
If using different yarn and hook size would I just increase until it measures 11.5 on one side? Or just under 11.5 to accommodate the border?
Just a hair under would work! 🙂