This sweet Finley the Fox Bib is just one of the 18 adorable patterns in Sharon Zientara’s new release 3 Skeins or less: Modern Baby Crochet. Full of fresh and modern designs, Modern Baby Crochet includes 128 pages of stylish garments, unique toys, and cute accessories for boys and girls. Crocheted in chic neutrals and fresh, modern brights in sizes that range from newborn to 24 months, these 18 designs are sure to please babies and moms alike. Choose from projects such as a hedgehog hat, an octopus rattle, kitty slippers, a zippered hoodie, ombré striped leg warmers, a faux cabled pullover, and more!
Finley the Fox Crochet Bib
Excerpted from 3 Skeins or less: Modern Baby Crochet by Sharon Zientara Copyright © 2016 F+W Media, Inc. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. Photos courtesy of Joe Hancock.
Finley the Fox Bib
DESIGNED BY LISA VAN KLAVEREN
This foxy design is based on some gorgeous handmade fabric bibs that designer Lisa van Klaveren had for her girls when they were little. The adjustable neckline allows baby to keep wearing it as he grows!
This bib features a ribbed collar with adjustable button closure at the back, so it will fit a little baby or an older toddler.
Width: About 8″ (20.5 cm).
Worsted weight (#4 Medium).
Shown here: Blue Sky Alpacas
Worsted Cotton (100% cotton; 150 yd [137 m]/31/2 oz [100 g]): #622 pumpkin (A), #80 bone (B), and #623 toffee (C), 1 skein each.
Size H/8 (5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Two ½” (13 mm) buttons; yarn needle; sewing needle; sewing thread.
15 sts and 18 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in patt st.
Row 1: Beg at neckline, ch 57 with (A), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn—56 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, *sc blo in next 13 sc, 2 sc blo in next sc; rep from * across, turn—60 sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, *sc blo in next 14 sc, 2 sc blo in next sc; rep from * across, turn—64 sts.
Row 4: (buttonhole) Ch 1, sc blo in next 2 sc, ch 1, sk next sc (first buttonhole), sc blo in next 6 sc, ch 1, sk next sc (2nd buttonhole), sc blo in next 5 sc, 2 sc blo in next sc, *sc blo in next 15 sc, 2 sc blo in next sc; rep from * across, turn—68 sc, 2 ch-1 buttonholes.
Row 5: Ch 1, *sc blo in next 16 sts, 2 sc blo in next st; rep from * across, turn—72 sc.
Row 6: Ch 1, *sc blo in next 17 sc, 2 sc blo in next sc; rep from * across, turn—76 sc.
Row 7: Ch 1, *sc blo in next 18 sc, 2 sc blo in next sc; rep from * across—80 sc. Fasten off.
Row 8: Sk first 20 sc of Row 7 of collar and join (A) with sc blo in next sc, sc2tog in blo, sc blo in next 16 sc, [2 sc blo in next sc] twice, sc blo in next 16 sc, sc2tog in blo, sc blo in next sc, leave rem sts unworked, turn—40 sts.
Row 9: Ch 1, sc blo in first sc, sc2tog in blo, sc blo in next 16 sc, [2 sc blo in next sc] twice, sc blo in next 16 sc, sc2tog in blo, sc blo in last sc, turn.
Rows 10–19: Rep Row 9, joining (B) in last sc of Row 19. Fasten off (A).
Row 20–26: With (B), rep Row 9. Fasten off.
Eye (make 2)
With (C), make an adjustable ring (see Glossary). Ch 1, 6 sc in ring—6 sts. Fasten off, leaving long tail to attach eye to bib.
Rnd 1: With (C), make an adjustable ring. Ch 1, 6 sc in ring—6 sc.
Rnd 2: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 3 times—9 sts. Fasten off leaving tail to attach nose to bib.
Weave in ends.
Place first button on center of collar buttonband, ¾” (2 cm) from edge, and sew in place. Sew second button 1 ¾” (4.5 cm) from first button.
EYES AND NOSE
Sew eyes and nose to front of bib. Refer to photos for help with placement.
You can download the full free pdf pattern excerpt of the Finley the Fox Bib here or by clicking on the image below.