Free Pattern Friday: Crab Bay

That's two words, not one (crabby!). Crab Bay was a fabric collection I designed some fun table items with. This was in 2008 and the company I was designing for had different "rules" for getting my digital files. I created 4 projects, but I don't have record of each of them because they took my PhotoShop files and then "massaged" them for the way the Creative Director wanted them for output. So, without spending a few hours manipulating the files, I only have one photo to share.

I'm sure you remember this pattern I designed last year using the same Crab appliqué. I called this Crab Happy and it now lives with my son in law in Maryland (where crabs are king!)

Crab Happy (not the free pattern)

Here's the front cover of the 10 page pdf file for Crab Bay.

 In the pattern there are:

  • a Table Runner (with crab appliqué, of course) that's 20" x 52"
  • Placemats that are 12" x 18" (and that crab again!)
  • Totes that measure 16" x 19" (and then the handle makes them taller)
  • and, Crumb Catchers for adults: 14" x 28"
Full size templates for the crab, the bib and lots of well illustrated instructions.

While we are now in the midst of cold weather and Summer is far behind us, consider this a fun project to make for NEXT Summer and those times you spend by the shore or just sitting outside eating a picnic lunch!

Here is the FREE Crab Bay pattern. Enjoy!


  1. Thanks Debby i was looking for a pattern for a Crumb Catcher.Now i have it plus more.

    1. Great! It's an old pattern, but I think it's still relevant.

  2. Replies
    1. You're welcome, Patti. Hope you enjoy working on these. I used raw edge appliqué for the crab and it goes together quickly. Enjoy!

  3. Thank you for the pattern. I am having a problem with one of my eyes and I thought the title said crab baby. :-)


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