Balloon buttons adorn this very quick to make gift.  Can be created with or without lace.

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BALLOONS BIB
By Nancy Hearne

MATERIALS:
   Charles Craft Pre-finished Baby Bib
   Balloon Buttons
   1 skein DMC Six-strand Embroidery Floss
          (Art. 117) in Gold #783
   DMC Cebelia #30 in Yellow #745
   #12 Steel Crochet Hook
   6" of 1/4" wide Satin Ribbon
INSTRUCTIONS:

A. Sew buttons on bib following photo or where desired. With Embroidery Floss, back stitch
    "balloon string".

B. Edge:
Row 1: Right Side:  Attach cotton in bib w/sl st. Ch 4, sk 1 square of fabric, dc around next
          square, *ch 1-sk 1 square of fabric-dc around next square, repeat from * across.  
          Ch 5, turn.

Row 2: Sk next dc, sc in next dc, *ch 5-sk next dc-sc in next dc, repeat from * across
          ending with sc in 3rd ch of previous row's starting ch 4. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Sl st in ch 5 sp, ch 3, P (= ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook), dc, (P, dc) 4 times in ch 5
          sp, *(dc-P) 4 times, dc in next ch 5 sp, repeat from * across.  End off.

C. Tie ribbon into a bow & sew in place. Trim to desired length.

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