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Bibs & Booties

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Easy-to-knit baby bibs are a great fun and practical project, perfect for gifts. Fits newborn to 6 mos. Shown in Bernat Handicrafter Cotton knit on size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) needles.

Size

Single Size
To fit baby: Newborn to 6 mos.
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To fit baby: Newborn to 6 mos.

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Main Color (MC)

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Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 7/4.5mm
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Materials not included in this kit:

Button

The materials for this project cost $3.95

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

Dec = decrease(ing)

Garter Stitch = Knit all rows when working back and forth; knit 1 rnd, purl 1 rnd when working in the rnd

K = knit

K2(3)tog = Knit next 2(3) stitches together.

P = purl

psso = pass slipped stitch over

rem = remain(ing)

RS = right side

Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise.

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

yf = bring yarn into front of work

yfwd = yarn forward (makes 1 extra stitch)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit baby: Newborn to 6 mos.

MATERIALS

Booties
Handicrafter Cotton
Main Color (MC) () 1
Size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. Button.
Bibs
Handicrafter Cotton
Main Color (MC) () 1
Booties and Bibs
Handicrafter Cotton
Main Color (MC) () 2

GAUGE

20 sts and 26 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

BIB: Cast on 17 sts.
1st row: (RS). Knit.
Beg with a purl row, proceed in stocking st and cast on 5 sts at beg of next 4 rows. 37 sts.
Cont even in stocking st for 6 ins [15 cm], ending with a purl row.

Shape neck: 1st row: K10. K2tog. Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 3 rows. 8 sts.

Work 16 rows even.
Inc 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows.12 sts.
Inc 1 st at neck edge, AT SAME TIME dec 1 st at outer edge on next 4 rows. 12 sts.
Next row: (RS). Cast off 5 sts. Knit to last st. Inc 1 st in last st.
Next row: Inc 1 st in first st. Purl to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows twice more. 3 sts.
Cast off.

With RS of work facing, slip next 13 sts onto a st holder. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to end of row.
Work to correspond to first side, reversing all shapings.

Neck edging: With RS of work facing, pick up and knit 27 sts down left neck edge, K13 from st holder, dec 1 st at center. Pick up and knit 27 sts up right neck edge. 66 sts. Knit 4 rows. Cast off knitwise (WS).

Outer edging: With RS of work facing, pick up and knit 166 sts around outer edge of Bib. Knit 4 rows. Cast off knitwise (WS).

Button loop: Cast on 14 sts. Cast off. Fold loop in half and sew in position at back left end.
Sew button to correspond to loop at back right end.

BOOTIES: Cast on 35 sts.
1st and alt rows: (WS). Knit.
2nd row: (K1. yfwd. K16. yfwd) twice. K1. 39 sts.
4th row: (K1. yfwd. K18. yfwd) twice. K1. 43 sts.
6th row: (K1. yfwd. K20. yfwd) twice. K1. 47 sts. Knit 11 rows (garter st).

Shape toe: 1st row: (RS). K19. K2tog. K5. Sl1. K1. psso. Sl1. yf. Turn.
2nd row: K2tog. K5. Sl1. K1. psso. Sl1P. yf. Turn.
3rd and 4th rows: As 2nd row.
5th row: K2tog. K5. Sl1. K1. psso. Sl1. Turn.
6th row: P2togtbl. P5. P2tog. Sl1P. Turn.
7th and 8th rows: As 5th and 6th rows.
9th row: K2tog. K5. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to end of row.
10th row: Purl.
11th row: K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
12th row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows for 2½ ins [6 cm], ending with 12th row. Cast off in ribbing.

Sew sole seam. Sew back seam reversing for turn back.