When our kids got past the baby stage, I stopped hauling all that baby stuff around with me, including the bibs. Sure enough, we’d be at a restaurant and the 3 year old would spill spaghetti all down his shirt… many clothes ruined by food stains… Why didn’t I think of this before!? This little strap turns any napkin into a bib and is small enough to keep in your purse. Crochet one of these Anywhere Bibs for every mother you know – they will be most appreciative!
Med Wt (4) Yarn – I Love This Cotton Yarn (Hobby Lobby) in 2 colors
Size H- 5.00 MM Hook
2 Suspender Clips – either 3/4” or 1”
Using color 1, chain 50. Hdc (Half double crochet= yarn over, insert into chain, yarn over and pull back through. Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.) in 2nd ch from hook and continue down length of chain. In last chain, work 5 hdc.
Working on reverse side of chain, continue with hdc all the way back to the other end. Be sure to pick up only 1 loop of the chain with each stitch. Finish with a slip stitch in the 1st hdc. Fasten off and weave in ends.
With color 2, pull up a loop in the center stitch of one end. Sc into next st and continue sc all the way around the strap. Fasten off, leaving long piece (about 12”) for attaching to clip.
Put one end into a clip and fold over. Using the length of yarn left after finishing the strap, sew the strap closed around the clip with a tapestry needle. Attach another length of yarn (color 2) to the other end, and sew to the clip the same way.
For those who prefer a printable PDF pattern: