These practical and adorable baby bibs are perfect baby shower gifts! Most patterns are free. Updated 2/28/2023
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Robin Bib and Bootees
Baby bib shaped like a bird with added wings and buttoned band. Matching bootees. DK weight yarn. Designed by Cygnet.
Easy Pull-On Stay-On Bib
This baby bib has a ribbed band that lets you easily put it on baby and keeps it comfortably in place throughout an active meal. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Rebecca J. Venton for Red Heart. Pictured projects by the designer and robinathomas. There is also a crochet version.
Modern Cabled Baby Bib
Quick and easy baby bib knit in seed stitch with a cable up one side that becames the loop that holds the bib on. You can get two bibs out of one 100-yd. skein of worsted- or aran-weight cotton, and each bib requires only a few hours of knitting. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Andrea Pomerantz. Pictured projects by EzzValdez and vagabondknittermb.
Cute baby bib by Vickie Howell.
Grandmother’s Favorite Baby Bib
Designed by Merin McManus Collins.
Norah Gaughan designed this baby bib to resemble an orange slice.
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Manly Baby Bib
Designed by Cheryl Fisher to look like a shirt and tie.
Lea’s Strawberry Baby Bib
Vania Jenny designed this bib is knit flat and all in one piece for minimal assembly.
More Free Patterns
Hearts for Ruthie Free Baby Bib
Knitted by Elaine Fitzpatrick, there is also a washcloth version. The link below goes to the blog post. The link to download the pattern is in the list of links on the right side of the post.
Football Baby Bib
Designed by Cheryl Fisher for young sports fans.
Made in the USA
Designed by Corina Cook for Kraemer Yarns
Red, White, and Bib – Flag Bib Pattern
This patriotic stars and stripes garter stitch bib was designed by Shelby Knits.
Designed by Cheryl Fisher.
Easy Stay On Baby Bib
Designed by Eileen Casey, this simple little bib is a quick and easy knit, and is designed to slip over the head without any ties, toggles or buttons to fuss with.
Mickey’s Cat Baby Bib
Knitted by Elaine Fitzpatrick based on a design by a grandson, there is also a washcloth version. The link below goes to the blog post. The link to download the pattern is in the list of links on the right side of the post.
Down With Pigs Baby Bib
Kathleen Sperling designed this double knit reversible design for young game fans.
Designed by Whole Earth Education
Whoo Loves You, Baby?
Elaine Fitzpatrick designed this owl bib or cloth. The link below goes to the blog post. The link to download the pattern is in the list of links on the right side of the post.
The lace pattern of this bib designed by Elaine Fitzpatrick makes it pretty and durable.
Patterns for Purchase
Teddy Face Bib
Cute baby bib with Teddy Bear Face motif. DK weight yarn. Designed by dollyrockpatterns
I Love Ewe Baby Bib
Baby bib with cute fuzzy sheep and hearts. Designed by Melissa Schaschwary.
3 versions – cable bunny only, 2 color version, and intarsia version. Full, line-by-line instructions for all 3 bib versions are included.
Teddy for Tots Baby Bib
This reversible double-knit baby bib features a teddy bear and hearts. It fits on over baby’s head, so it stays on baby. The designer donates all profits from this pattern to a hospital.
Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock Reversible Baby Bib Knitting Pattern
Double knit to be reversible and absorbent. One size fits all; approximately 9″ x 13″ laid flat; to fit head circumferences up to about 17.5″
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Tartan Reversible Baby Bib
What the well-dressed baby is wearing! Double knit to be reversible and absorbent. One size fits all; approximately 9″ x 13″ laid flat; to fit head circumferences up to about 17.5″
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Zombaby Reversible Baby Bib
Perfect for the crawling dead or your zombie loving baby! Whether the cause of your personal laundry apocalypse is pablum or brains, this reversible and absorbent bib can handle it. One size fits all; approximately 9″ x 13″ laid flat; to fit head circumferences up to about 17.5″