Monkey bib pattern!

I finally got around to making a pattern for the monkey bib! Hope you enjoy it! If there’s any errors in the pattern, leave me a comment! Thanks!

Click here for pdf. Monkey Monkey Monkey…Bib

Monkey Monkey Monkey…Bib

By: Little Yarner

MATERIALS:

Lion Brand Cotton-Ease – Almond

Red Heart Super Saver Solids – Black

Red Heart Super Saver Solids – Brown

Size H hook

2 buttons

GUAGE:

13 stitches = 4”

4 rows = 2”

ABBREVIATIONS:

Sc – Single crochet

Dc – Double crochet

Hdc – Half double crochet

Ch – Chain

Ss – Slip stitch

PATTERN

 

BACKING: (Make 2 – leave a long end on one)

Ch 28

Dc in 3rd chain from loop

*Dc across, Ch 3, turn* Repeat 11 times (total 12 rows)

Fasten off.

BORDER: (Brown Yarn)

On a corner, join with ss

Sc around, with 2 sc in each corner

Join at beginning.

Fasten off.

FACE:

With Brown yarn and using Magic Loop, make 6 sc, pull tight and join with ss.

Each row will be joined with a Ss to complete the circle.

2 sc in each loop.

*1 sc, sc increase* repeat around.

*2 sc, sc increase* repeat around.

*3 sc, sc increase* repeat around.

*4 sc, sc increase* repeat around.

*1 sc, sc increase* repeat around.

Sc around.

*2 sc, sc increase* repeat around.

Sc around.

*3 sc, sc increase* repeat around.

Fasten off.

EARS: (Make 2)

With Brown yarn and using Magic Loop, make 6 sc, pull tight and join with ss.

Each row will be joined with a Ss to complete the circle.

2 sc in each loop.

*1 sc, sc increase* repeat around.

*2 sc, sc increase* repeat around.

*3 sc, sc increase* repeat around.

Sc around.

Fasten off leaving a long tail (will be used to attach ear to backing).

INNER EARS: (Make 2)

With Almond yarn and using Magic Loop, make 6 sc, pull tight and join with Ss.

Each row will be joined with a Ss to complete the circle.

2 sc in each loop.

*1 sc, sc increase* repeat around.

*2 sc, sc increase* repeat around.

Fasten off.

MUZZLE AREA:

This is worked in afghan style.

Ch 13.

Sc in 2nd loop, 11 sc across

3 sc in end

Sc across

2 sc in end, join

Sc increase

9 sc across

Sc increase in next 3 loops

9 sc across

Sc increase in next 3 loops

11 Sc across

Sc increase in next 2 loops

13 sc across

Sc increase in next 2 loops

14 sc across

Sc increase in next 3 loops

14 sc across

Sc increase in next 3 loops

16 sc across

Sc increase

19 sc across

Sc increase

Sc

Sc increase

17 sc across

Sc increase

2 sc across

2 sc increase

18 sc across

Join. Fasten off.

NOSE:

Using black yarn;

Ch 7

5 sc

3 sc in next loop

Sc across

Join, fasten off.

EYES: (Make 2)

Using black yarn and Magic loop, make 6 Hdc. Join with Ss and fasten off, leaving a long tail.

MOUTH:

Leave long tails on both sides.

Ch 14. Fasten off.

STRAP:

Ch 7

Sc in 2nd loop

*Sc across, ch 2 turn* Repeat 50 times (total 51 rows)

Make the same border on the strap as you did with the backing.

ASSEMBLY:

Join all the pieces according to the picture.

Put the final backing on LAST, after weaving in all the ends. Join this by sewing through back loops only.

 ***I would like to add that the second backing is completely OPTIONAL. It’s purely aesthetic. If you weave in the ends and sew nicely, there’s really no need for it.

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17 responses to “Monkey bib pattern!

  1. Christine

    These are adorable! I’m going to make the monkey and the frog for my niece who had a preemie. She should be going home in the next 4 to 6 weeks. That should be more than enough time fo finish these. Thank you!!

  2. dorothy fred

    hi
    thank you for the frog and monkey baby bib pattern with 3 new great grans last year and 3 new greats this year i’m looking for fast and easy patterns. these look easy!

  3. Marie Wymer

    What is “Magic Loop” on the monkey bib pattern?

    Marie

  4. I dont understand how to make the muzzle part. I dont get afghan style. What does that mean?

  5. Tamy

    How did you fasten the buttons??

    • Depending on the size of your button holes, you either use yarn and a yarn needle, or a regular needle and thread. Just sew the buttons on as you would anything else, but make sure you go over at least a couple stitches in back. I prefer to make an “x” at the back for better security.

  6. Alexis Frizzell

    This is super cute! I have been having trouble w/ the muzzle. I can’t seem to figure out your instructions. Any tips would be appreciated!
    Thanks!
    ~Alexis

    • You’re going to be crocheting “in the round.” Not a circle, but more like an oval. You’ll go across the line, crochet 3 in the end, and go back across the other side.

      Does that help? It’s like making a granny afghan.

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  8. michell

    *1 sc, sc increase* repeat around.

    *2 sc, sc increase* repeat around.

    *3 sc, sc increase* repeat around.

    *4 sc, sc increase* repeat around.

    *1 sc, sc increase* repeat around.
    dont understand what this means tried over and over unable to get what it means please help

    • Basically you are working in a circle. So for the first round, you single crochet in the first loop, then 2 single crochet in the second (an increase) and repeat that pattern around.

      Does that help?

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  11. Donna Wannen

    not sure if you will still get this but I have most of monkey bib done but like everyone I am having problems with directions on muzzle area too. As I crochet it, sees like the numbers are off. After doing the 3 at end then continuing across bottom, then 2 at other end, join, sc increase, then “9” sc across, then increase in next 3, the 9 comes short of the next end. It ends up forming a cuplike muzzle as I continue this way. Is it suppose to do that rather then lay flat? Baby shower in 2 days! Help!!!

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