15 Knit Baby Bib Patterns

Baby messes can get ugly. These adorable knit baby bib patterns will help. Protect their clothes and skin with these photo-worthy cover-ups.

I remember the first “baby photo shoot” I did with my son. I dressed him in the cutest angel outfit and hired a professional photographer to capture those priceless first few weeks of his life. But I made a rookie mistake: I left the house with a clean baby wearing a pristine white shirt and no bib. As you might expect, that lovely little costume did not survive the first flash of the camera. Before I could say “precious memories,” it was drenched.

So, what I remember more than anything from that day is that bibs are non-negotiable. Babies are little mess machines, but the best baby bibs can help you keep things drier. Don’t make my mistake — let this list of knit baby bib patterns help you choose a bib that works best for you and your baby.

While adorableness isn’t totally essential, I find that cute baby baby bibs make messes a lot less miserable. You can never have enough bibs on hand in those first few years. Whip up a few (dozen) of these handy bibs for the newest little drool machine in your life!

I love the flexibility that a project like these knit baby bib patterns provide, but sometimes having nearly endless potential can make it hard to narrow down the possibiities enough to choose just one (or two!).


1. Knit Baby Bibs Pattern by Red Heart

I, as a parent, never have too many bibs, so here’s a pattern for easy-knit bib offered in 2 cute colorways for us to make. 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.

Knit Baby Bibs Pattern by Red Heart

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2. Knit Watermelon Baby Bib Pattern by Vickie Howell

I’ve seen watermelon slices everywhere — from beach balls and buttons, to handbags and headbands, to dolls and dresses. If this got you thinking about cute ways to apply the trend to something a baby would wear, cast on this wee watermelon wearable-treat!

Knit Watermelon Baby Bib Pattern by Vickie Howell

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3. Knit Bum Bandana Dribble Bib Pattern by No And El

This Bum Bandana Dribble Bib Pattern is great for beginners! It’s a quick and easy project to make for your baby or to give as a baby shower gift. If you love the vintage look, then these baby bibs will add the finishing touches to a vintage inspired outfit.

Knit Bum Bandana Dribble Bib Pattern by No And El

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4. Knit Baby Bib Pattern by Laura Treadway

Here’s a simple baby bib pattern that would show off the beauty of stockinette stitch, for those of us who may prefer its smoothness to the texture of garter stitch. This bib can be knit in a solid color, with contrasting cords, variegated yarn, stripes, embellishments, etc.

Knit Baby Bib Pattern by Laura Treadway

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5. Hunsburger Baby Bib Knitting Pattern by Vint Hill

Short row shaping around the neckline ensures a beautiful fit that wraps around under baby’s chin to protect those cute little outfits from stains. Made of sturdy worsted cotton, these Hunsburger Baby Bibs are sure to stand up to repeated washings and everything baby can throw (up) at them.

Hunsburger Baby Bib Knitting Pattern by Vint Hill

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6. Knit Baby Bandana Bib Pattern by Clover Needlecraft

This is a very easy knitting pattern that you can make in less than an hour. These bandana bibs are made from a simple triangle using a garter stitch. We are going to be knitting them from bottom to top, finishing it with a simple ribbing stitch.

I think these bandanas would make a super cute baby shower gift. You can make a pack of 2 or 3, wrap them up with a nice bow and tissue paper, and ta-dah! Nothing better than a handmade gift for a little baby!

Knit Baby Bandana Bib Pattern by Clover Needlecraft

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7. Knitted Baby Bib Pattern by Hobbii

Knit a small, fun project for the smallest members of the family. This bib works up quickly and has a lot of turning rows. The challenges make this small project fun.

Knitted Baby Bib Pattern by Hobbii

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8. Fox Baby Bib Knitting Pattern by Sproglets Kits

Keep little ones looking cute and smart with this fox bib! It’s not just for mealtimes – this funky cover up is designed to be worn as an all-day accessory, keeping clothes clean and mucky faces wiped and dribble free.

Fox Baby Bib Knitting Pattern by Sproglets Kits

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9. Knit Baby Bunny Bibs Pattern by Craft Designs 4 You

This small and easy-to-knit project is a great way to practice simple cables, and then advance to color changes and intarsia techniques. Knit these bibs in a single color, 2 colors or in 3-color intarsia for a fun pop of color. Give as a gift for Easter or for a baby shower.

Knit Baby Bunny Bibs Pattern by Craft Designs 4 You

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10. St. George’s Baby Bib Knitting Pattern by Jill Wolcott

Adorn your royal baby with this sweet, yet oh-so-simple to knit St. George’s Bib Knitting Pattern. The bib cleverly uses short rows to provide maximum clothes protection. Whether knit in bright, contrasting colors, or a single colorway, it will be the perfect gift to greet an anxiously-awaited arrival! 

St. George's Baby Bib Knitting Pattern by Jill Wolcott

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11. Orangelo Bib Free Knitting Pattern by Craft Foxes

This bib is sweet and bright like its namesake fruit, and it is even worked in “segments.” Decreases are worked at the edges of each segment, bringing each one to a point.

Orangelo Bib Free Knitting Pattern by Craft Foxes

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12. Knit Harper Baby Bibs Pattern by Lion Brand

This Harper Baby Bibs is a knit accessory pattern made with medium weight yarn that has a skill level of easy. Make feedings fun and tidy with these nifty Harper knitted baby bibs. They come in four totally awesome designs! Once finished, these Bandanna Bibs should measure approximately 8 inches by 11 inches (20.5 cm by 28 cm).

Knit Harper Baby Bibs Pattern by Lion Brand

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13. Lace Edged Baby Bibs Knitting Pattern by Distracted Knits

These bibs make a great last-minute gift. Each bib begins with one of two easy-to-knit lace edgings. The remainder of the bib is in stockinette stitch, providing coverage where it’s most needed. 

Lace Edged Baby Bibs Knitting Pattern by Distracted Knits

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14. Baby Bib Knitting Pattern by Wool Affair

Create these cute baby bibs with this quick easy baby bib knitting pattern. These are simple, quick to work up, and make excellent baby gifts so crochet several to keep for future showers.

Baby Bib Knitting Pattern by Wool Affair

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15. Reversible Baby Bib Knitting Pattern by Wipinsanity

Zombies and babies have one thing in common – they are very messy eaters! Whether the cause of your personal laundry apocalypse is pablum or brains, a good bib can make all the difference. And this one has a lot of advantages. It’s reversible, so you can flip it for the next feeding if the first side gets messy. It’s double-thick, so it’s extra-absorbent. It fits on over baby’s head, so it’s hard for wee ones to take off by themselves – even the crawling dead! 

And if your ravenous little monster is still hungry after their meal, the bib even has a finger for them to suck — or gnaw on, depending on their preference, of course.

Reversible Baby Bib Knitting Pattern by Wipinsanity

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WHICH OF THE KNIT BABY BIB PATTERNS AND STYLES WILL YOU MAKE?

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I hope that you’ve found all the inspiration you need to make a beautiful handmade baby bib. These knit baby bib patterns offer great versatiity and ample opportunity for personalization in many different ways!