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Washcloth Bib

Pattern Designed by Jackie Mooneyham
Pattern found in Vanna’s Afghan and Crochet Favorites (reproduced without permission)

Bib variations hand made by “Hearts & Crafts” members Barbara Schwartz & Emma Heid
Crocheted doll(s) hand made by Sue W. Thompson

Materials:
   50 yards bedspread weight cotton thread (size 10)
   Steel crochet hook, size 6 (1.50 mm)
   Washcloth

Preparation:
   Launder washcloth, even if label says “pre-shrunk.”  Fold it in half and pin at outer corners.  Using dotted line on pattern as guide, cut neck opening along fold.  To reinforce cut edges, add overcast sts by hand or machine, or apply liquid seam sealant.
Foundation Round:
   Note: Total number of sts worked from top right corner of cut edge to top left corner must be divisible by 5 with 1 left over.  For example, 201 (5 goes into 201, 40 times with 1 left over).
With right side facing, join thread with sl st in top right corner of cut edge; ch 1, sc evenly around washcloth to top left corner of cut edge; working around neck opening, sc evenly around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st to first sc.

Opening Edge:
   Note: Beg working in rows.
   Row 1 – Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across to center sc of next corner [place marker around sc just made for placement of tie], sc in each sc around to center sc of next corner [place marker around sc just made for placement of tie], sc in each sc across to next corner.
   Row 2 – Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across to marked sc; work tie as follows: Ch 12” length, sl st in second chain from hook and in each ch across [tie made]; sc in each sc around to next marked sc, work tie, sc in each sc across to next corner.

Trim:
   Ch 3, do not turn; 3 tr in same st, sk end of next 2 rows and first sc of foundation round, sc in next sc, *ch 5, 3 tr in same st, sk next 4 sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * around bib to top left corner, sl st in end of next row; finish off.

Abbreviations:
   St(s) – stitch(es)
   Sl – slip
   Ch – chain
   Tr – triple crochet
   Sk - skip 

 

 

 


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