Monday, May 14, 2012

Free Diaper cover pattern


Adjustable Diaper Cover Pattern

Sizes 0-9 mo, it is adjustable on waist and can fit most any baby.
Supplies
Hook size H
Yarn worsted weight (one ball of almost any worsted weight yarn will do, this pattern does not take too much yarn)
Tapestry needle
(Yarn and hook size can be altered to make size bigger or smaller.)

Terms:
Ch- chain
Sc- single crochet
Dc- double crochet
Trc- triple crochet
Ss- slip stitch


Ch 55
Row 1: sc 1 in second ch from hook, sc 1 in every st across, ch 1 and turn (54 st)
Row 2: trc across, ch 1 turn (54 st)
 

These Triple crochet are the button holes which makes these easily adjustable for different size babies.

 
Row 3: sc 1 in every st across, fasten off
(count in 16 stitches from the right on last row worked and attach yarn with a ss in the same st)
Row 4: ch 3 dc 1 in next 24 across, ch 1 turn (24 st)
Row 5: sc 1 in every st across, ch 3 turn (24 st)
Row  6-9: repeat rows 4-5 twice
Row 10: dc2tog, dc 1 in next 20, dc2tog, ch 1 turn (22 st)
Row 11: sc2tog, sc 1 in next 18, sc2tog, ch 3 turn (20 st)
Row 12: dc2tog, dc 1 in next 16, dc2tog, ch 1 turn (18 st)
Row 13: sc2tog, sc  1 in next 14, sc2tog, ch 3 turn (16 st)
Row 14: dc2tog, dc 1 in next 12, dc2tog, ch1 turn (14 st)
Row 15: sc 1 in every st across, ch 3 turn (14 st)
Row 16: Dc 1 in every st across, ch 1 turn (14 st)
Row 17-20: repeat row 15-16
Row 21: sc 1 in every st across ch 3 turn (14 st)
Row 22: dc 2 in first st, dc 1 in every st across ch 1, turn (15 st)
Row 23: sc 2 in first st, sc 1 in every st across ch 3 turn (16 st)
Row 24: dc 1 in every st across, ch 1, turn (16 st)
Row 25: sc 1 in every st across, ch 3 turn (16 st)
Row 26: dc 1 in every st across, ch 1 turn (16 st) Fasten off weave in ends

Switch to contrasting color, ch 1 and finish with sc all the way.  Fasten off and weave in ends
Tip: use 2 st on the turns of each corner
Attach button on side of work where you are seeing the right side of the lining color.  Fasten off, and weave in ends.
Enjoy!!!

84 comments:

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  2. Thank you for sharing this! I made it last night, it's adorable! I did want to let you know I think I found a mistake. Where you note "Row 17-21" it should be "Row 17-20" (to end with a dc row), then all the row numbers after that would be 1 less, for a total of 26 rows.

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    1. Thank you soooo much I must have miscounted.

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    2. In case you'd like to see, here's what I made. I love that the pattern is so versatile. This is a gift for a mom-to-be whose hubby is a baseball player :)

      https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/318069_10150860774165959_666895958_9750956_1584885700_n.jpg

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    3. Thank you for sharing! That is adorable!!

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  3. Stopping by from Repeat Crafter Me's blog as she mentioned your pattern. Such lovely patterns, thank you so much for sharing.

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  4. Love this pattern and wanted to thank you for sharing. I do have a question about row 14. Is row 14 supposed to be dc or sc? It starts out dc 2 together and then goes to sc and sc last 2 together.
    Again I want to thank you for sharing.

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  5. Thank for the catch! I have corrected the mistype :)

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  6. thank you for blog.
    but i have a question.
    what is mean of (dc2tog)
    I'm Arabic girl i didn't understand what i can did on it

    thank you for helping

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    1. DC2TOG means to Double Crochet 2 together, it is to decrease. please let me know if you have any more questions
      Amber

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    2. Oh finally i know what is mean
      and i do it ! :D
      I'm so happy for helping me
      thank you very much lovely :)

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  7. This pattern is GREAT! I have looked all over and tried many different diaper cover patterns and I could never get them to turn out right. I got this right on the first try and it turned out adorable! Thank you so much for sharing it!

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  8. I love it! Thank you for sharing!

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  9. ciao a tutte, qualcuno me lo può tradurre in italiano?? o un disegno?? grazie

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  10. I was wondering what you suggest to make this for 12 month size? I figure it's in the chaining, but since I have no idea how long to make the chain, I'm sort of at a loss. Thank you!

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    1. Sorry took me so long to get back to you, what I would do is take one of the childes diapers and chain out the initial number to match as long as the diaper, when the flaps are open. Then follow the pattern as far as whether to sc, dc or triple crochet. you will want to keep the pattern for reference on how much to increase and decrease, but mostly you will be following the size of your child's regular diaper.

      If this seems to confusing please let me know and I will try to come up with the pattern asap.

      My other suggestion is if you just increase the number of the initial ch, remember to also increase the length to make it bigger in all directions.

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  11. I am pretty new to crocheting and I was wondering if you had a pattern for a larger diaper cover or a suggestion to make it larger like up to 18 months

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    1. what I would do is take one of the child's diapers and chain out the initial number to match as long as the diaper, when the flaps are open. Then follow the pattern as far as whether to sc, dc or triple crochet. you will want to keep the pattern for reference on how much to increase and decrease, but mostly you will be following the size of your child's regular diaper.

      If this seems to confusing please let me know and I will try to come up with the pattern asap.

      My other suggestion is if you just increase the number of the initial ch, remember to also increase the length to make it bigger in all directions.

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  12. All my children are 5 and up wanted pattern for a photo session was thinking of adding a few stitches to each row. Having an actual diaper would be helpful If you could come up with a pattern that would be great. :)

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  13. Ok so here is my attempt.... Let me know if this sounds about right

    Ch 63
    Row 1: sc 1 in second ch from hook, sc 1 in every st across, ch 1 and turn (62 st)
    Row 2: trc across, ch 1 turn (62 st)
    Row 3: sc 1 in every st across, fasten off
    (count in 18 stitches from the right on last row worked and attach yarn with a ss in the same st)
    Row 4: ch 3 dc 1 in next 28 across, ch 1 turn (28 st)
    Row 5: sc 1 in every st across, ch 3 turn (28 st)
    Row 6-11: repeat rows 4-5 three times
    Row 12: dc2tog, dc 1 in next 20, dc2tog, ch 1 turn (26 st)
    Row 13: sc2tog, sc 1 in next 18, sc2tog, ch 3 turn (24 st)
    Row 14: dc2tog, dc 1 in next 16, dc2tog, ch 1 turn (22 st)
    Row 15: sc2tog, sc 1 in next 14, sc2tog, ch 3 turn (20 st)
    Row 16: dc2tog, dc 1 in next 12, dc2tog, ch1 turn (18 st)
    Row 17: sc 1 in every st across, ch 3 turn (18 st)
    Row 18: Dc 1 in every st across, ch 1 turn (18 st)
    Row 19-22: repeat row 17-18
    Row 23: sc 1 in every st across ch 3 turn (18 st)
    Row 24: dc 2 in first st, dc 1 in every st across ch 1, turn (19 st)
    Row 25: sc 2 in first st, sc 1 in every st across ch 3 turn (20 st)
    Row 26: dc 1 in every st across, ch 1, turn (20 st)
    Row 27: sc 1 in every st across, ch 3 turn (20 st)
    Row 28: dc 1 in every st across, ch 1, turn (20 st)
    Row 29: sc 1 in every st across, ch 3 turn (20 st)
    Row 30: dc 1 in every st across, ch 1 turn (20 st) Fasten off weave in ends


    Switch to contrasting color, ch 1 and finish with sc all the way. Fasten off and weave in ends
    Tip: use 2 st on the turns of each corner
    Attach button on side of work where you are seeing the right side of the lining color. Fasten off, and weave in ends.

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    1. Im sorry I missed this comment. Have you tested your pattern yet?

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    2. Thank you so much for listing a larger size for this pattern. I've been scouring the net for days...I've made several of these newborn diaper covers and they turn out beautifully. Thank you so much for all your sharing.

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    3. I have done diaper covers before using other patterns, but most of them are to small. I hope this one works :)

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  14. I made a whole outfit, and I used this pattern for the diaper cover! I uploaded a picture and a link to your site to my blog! Check it out.

    hookerlovecrafts.blogspot.com

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  15. Thanks so much makeing such wonderful things here, found from repeat after me. I have a baby shower in jan. and she wants a monkey things for him so i made a newborn hat and put ears on it then used your dipper cover and added a "butt" and long curled tail! also used your pattern for cuffed boots in matching colors, thanks for the inspiration!!!

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    1. Ah that sounds sooo cute! Thank you for the kind words!!

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  16. Hi Amber,

    thank you a lo for that pattern xxx
    But I have a problem :( I am stuck on that place: 'DC2TOG means to Double Crochet 2 together, it is to decrease ' even you explain it, I don' know what does it mean still :( Could you help me? xxx

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    1. Yes you r correct it means to decrease

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    2. Thank you for answer, but I still don't know how to do that... should I put 2 DC in one stitch or how? Sorry, I'm Polish, so English sometimes is hard for me, and I'm beginner, so I still need to lear so much :)) Thank you xxx

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    3. ok, I found video how to do that :) thank you a lot againn xxx

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  17. Hi there, do you mind if I sell items made using this pattern?

    Thanks!
    Lexie

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    1. Feel free to sell what you make :) I love to see pictures!

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  18. Ya te sigo y muchas gracias por el patron!!! Tenia muchas ganas de hacerle uno a mi bebe :3

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  19. Lo acabo de realzar y me quedo heeeermoso muchisimas gracias de verdad :D

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  20. How's the fit on a newborn?? I want to make a couple for my friend expecting in a few weeks and am wondering if I should use a smaller hook or fewer stitches for a new baby. :) I'm thankful for people like you who post great patterns for people like me who can't figure it out on our own. LOL :)

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    1. I think it fits most newborn babies because it is adjustable, however my kids were pretty big. You could try to just short the pattern a few rows and stitches. Hope it turns out good!!
      Amber

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  21. Hello...thank you so much for the pattern! :) I have a question on Row 6-9 ...it says to repeat rows 4-5 twice.....what do you mean by "twice" ? ...sorry might be a dumb question :/ I'm just confused

    Thanks so much :)

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  22. I added a few rows to give my baby recipient some more grow room and two buttons to give it some adjusting. Thank you for a terrific pattern! http://lisa.voidcast.ca/?p=25804 you can see my piece there.

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  23. I just started my own crochet business on Etsy.com and have yet to get a whole lot of sales, but I am makeing for and more items all the time...I have been looking all over the internet for a cute diaper cover pattern and I found it :) Thank u so much for your great site :) I will deffinitely be coming back here often :)

    PS my shop name on etsy is torries creations...

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  24. What size button would you recommend not to slip through the trc? Thank you for this cover!! :))

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  25. I would love to make this for my future sister in laws daughter. She's turning 2.. Should I make the waist bigger?? If so should I chain a few more??

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  27. Hi,
    Thank you so much for the pattern. I have just finished making one for my first grandchild due in August. It looks really tiny, but its been a while since I've seen a diaper. Anyway, my question is; Do you happen to have the dimensions of the cover when its open?
    Thanks again!

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  28. can I ask what size buttons you used?

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  29. I have to ask a question that sounds silly. at the beginning of row 10 you say to DC2TOG then dc next 20. Where does the turning chain factor in? I've tried this a few ways now and I either don't have enough stitches remaining to do the final dc2tog or my rows are lopsided since only the far side is getting the decrease. so I guess my question is really how do you decrease a double using the turning chain? If that's what's meant to be done... thanks!!

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    1. If im picturing your question correctly, you would make your chain-yarn over and insert hook in the same space-then insert hook in the next space and continue with the dc2tg. Im not the best teacher so you can also google "dc2tg" and learn the few ways there are to do it and find the one that works best for you. Hope it was of some help.

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    2. I am so sorry I missed this, yes the above comment is correct.

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    3. Jessica Roby, youre question is not silly. Emily Adams, im sorry girl but your answer doesnt make any sense either. According to your answer, ill have my hook in 2 holes at once and you just cant do it. You forgot yo tell us what to donafter inserting the hook in the first hole before inserting in the second. Its not a bpcd. Can someone please shed some light on this for me because I am stuck.

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  30. Hi there! I did this pattern for my nephew, and I posted a blog about how I did it on my blog. I did give you credit for it, of course! It turned out great! Thank you for the pattern, and you can check out my blog post here: http://craftsbymp.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/his-hers-usmc-dress-blues-diaper-cover/

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  31. I googled diaper cover and your blog showed up... thank God! it is such a cute pattern..however i have a question... I live in Venezuela and we do not crochet with yarn... we use thread. what size is this supposed to be in inches? so i can adapt it? thanks again for such a clever pattern

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    1. I have worked this many many times, the waist band where the button stitches are is approx 17 in. the rise back to front is approx 10 inches and the width of the front flap where the button attaches is approx 5 inches at 16 stitches and sc around. Hope this helps :)

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    2. thank you for your responds here!! I do not always get the comments in my email for some reason :(

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  32. I love this pattern I use it for all sorts of things! Here is a link to my Facebook page, I am sorry I have not got to posting where I get all of my patterns from yet. But here is a link to a cover set that I made using this pattern.
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=194240484086836&l=7ffaa219fb

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  33. Hi, I have not crocheted for years and also can't remember how big new borns are! Can you give me an idea of how long the starting piece should be so I know if I need to alter hook size. Yarn & hooks here in UK are different to yours!
    Thanks

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  34. I am confused by row 6-9 when it says twice

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  35. same here do you mean do twice for each row or just to repeat the previous steps twice to count as rows 6-9?

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  36. This is a beautiful diaper cover. Thank you for the free pattern. Would you grant permission to sell any finished product from your patterns?

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  37. Hello Amber,thank you for sharing this pattern. I am a beginner in crocheting and I just stopped after triple crochet and don't know(don't understand)how to continue with Row 3,4,5... I don't know if it is possible to make a drawing of pattern :) maybe visually it would be easy understandable for such beginners like me :)) I would love to finish this diaper. Tanks a lot, kindly Kristina

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  39. Hi Amber I'm new to crocheting items other than baby booties and beanies I haven't done much, my question is I'm at row 10 and there are 24 st, I ch3 turn then dc2/tog that is 2 st with 2 dc in them then you do 20 doc in each st making 22 so far then you do 2 more dc2/tog to my count I'm still getting 24 st what is wrong with my thinking process can you help me to try an understand this part? Do I skip a stitch on each end? I'm not sure what to do. Help lol

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  40. Does anyone have any gauge measurements or approximate finished size?

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  41. I have 2 questions please. And i apologize if they seem silly. 1) on rnd 2, is out understood that i should chain 4 for the trc ? 2)with the rows that have dc, why do we chain 1 from the previous round , turn and then chain 3? I mean, won't that give me 4 chains?

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  42. ack. sorry for the misspelled words.. did it from my cell and .. well.. autocorrect you know. but the question should be : is it understood that I should chain 4 for the trc or do I just go from a sc into a trc in the same stitch. thx.

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  43. I want to thank you for this pattern. with it as a starter I've made minnie &Mickey mouse &teddy bear &many more diaper covers. thank you for sharing

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  44. Great pattern!

    Could I share this pattern with some variations on my blog? I would use my own photos and link to your post. (lovinglifeinpink.blogspot.com)

    Thanks!

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  45. I have a question, in row six through nine am i supposed to repeat 4-5 twice. in row 6 then repeat 4-5 twice .. in row 7, then repeat 4-5 twice in row8, then repeat 4+5 twice in row 9?

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  46. http://www.owlhaven.net/2011/12/06/how-to-sew-a-cloth-diaper/
    I've found this helpful to gauge the diaper sizes

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  49. Hello Flowerscreations,

    I was just stopping by Repeat Crafter Me and finished your sweet Diaper Pattern. I also introduce your Blog on my german Website.
    If you`d like to see my result of the diaper cover, please have a click on http://imanimanuo.blogspot.de/2014/05/nachgehakelt-anleitungen.html

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  50. Hello, I'm new to your site...I want to make your diaper cover for my granddaughter using 100% cotton ,,
    It is 4 ply worsted weight. This will be the first time I will crochet with cotton. Do you know if I should use the same hook and stitches you have written or would I need to adjust it because of the cotton.
    If you have any suggestions please let me know.
    I can't wait to see how cute she will look in it!
    Thank you for the pattern,
    Susan

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    1. Yes, you can use the same hook and stitch counts when it is cotton. I hope it turned out good. :D

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  51. Hi. When working on Row 10: dc2tog, dc 1 in next 20, dc2tog, ch 1 turn (22 st) does the ch 1 count as one of the total 20 st in row 11? Thanks :D

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  52. Do you have the finished measurements in inches for this? I am a tight crocheter, so I always have to adjust.

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  53. Hi
    I was wondering what I need to do to substitute loops and thread yarn #5

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