May 23, 2015

Baby Sport Diaper Cover -free crochet pattern-

I had been asked recently to make a baby blanket, and when I was done, I had a bit of yarn left over. 

So I was thinking about using up the rest of my baby yarn to make a cute hat and diaper cover set to match the baby's blanket theme.  I've never made a diaper cover before, and I didn't think it would be too hard to find a free pattern, and it wasn't... 

...except that every single pattern that I found used medium worsted weight yarn, and I wanted to use my baby light sport weight yarn!  So that's how this pattern came to be. 

This is an easy pattern starting with the top band, continuing all of the way around to the opposite end by using simple hdc stitches. Then the border is worked in sc stitches, and finished off by sewing on 2 buttons. Make it all one color, or add a sporty stripe.

Enjoy!

Designed By:  Firene

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 0-9 months (adjustable)

Finished Measurements: 8 inches wide at top; 5.5 inches high (Stretchy and button adjustable)

Materials: 
  • Luv Baby Fashion, Georga; 100% Acrylic, (sport weight, (2) Fine)
  • Crochet Hook size 4.0mm (G)
  • Yarn Needle
  • 2, 10-15mm buttons
  • needle to fit into button holes, and thread to match 
Stitches Used: Ch=Chain; Sc=Single Crochet; Sl st=Slip Stitch; Hdc=Half Double Crochet; Dc=Double Crochet; Sc2tog=Single crochet next 2 sts together (decrease); Hdc2tog=Half double crochet next 2 sts together (decrease)


THE PATTERN

Ch72
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each next 69 chs. (70hdc)
Row 2 (Button Holes): Ch3, turn; dc in each st across. (70dc)
Row 3: Ch2, turn; hdc in each st across. (70hdc) FASTEN OFF.

From where you left off, count in 17 sts, attach yarn to 18th stitch with a sl st.

Row 4: Ch2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 35 sts. Leave remaining 17 sts unworked. (36hdc)
Rows 5 and 6: Ch2, turn; hdc in each st across. (36hdc)
Row 7: Ch2, turn; hdc2tog, hdc in next 34 sts. (35hdc)
Row 8: Ch2, turn; hdc2tog, hdc in next 33 sts. (34hdc)
Row 9: Ch2, turn; hdc2tog, hdc in next 32 sts. (33hdc)
Row 10: Ch2, turn; hdc2tog, hdc in next 31 sts. (32hdc)
Row 11: Ch2, turn; hdc2tog, hdc in next 30 sts. (31hdc)
Row 12: Ch2, turn; hdc2tog, hdc in next 29 sts. (30hdc)
Row 13: Ch2, turn; hdc2tog, hdc in next 28 sts. (29hdc)
Row 14: Ch2, turn; hdc2tog, hdc in next 27 sts. (28hdc)

Row 15: Ch2, turn; hdc2tog, hdc in next 24 sts, hdc2tog. (26hdc)
Row 16: Ch2, turn; hdc2tog, hdc in next 22 sts, hdc2tog. (24hdc)
Row 17: Ch2, turn; hdc2tog, hdc in next 20 sts, hdc2tog. (22hdc)
Row 18: Ch2, turn; hdc2tog, hdc in next 18 sts, hdc2tog. (20hdc)
Row 19: Ch2, turn; hdc2tog, hdc in next 16 sts, hdc2tog. (18hdc)
Row 20: Ch2, turn; hdc2tog, hdc in next 14 sts, hdc2tog. (16hdc)

Rows 21-24: Ch2, turn; hdc in each st across (16hdc)

Row 25: Ch2, turn; 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 15 sts. (17hdc)
Row 26: Ch2, turn; 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 16 sts. (18hdc)
Row 27: Ch2, turn; 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 17 sts. (19hdc)
Row 28: Ch2, turn; 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 18 sts. (20hdc)
Row 29: Ch2, turn; 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 19 sts. (21hdc)
Row 30: Ch2, turn; 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 20 sts. (22hdc)
Row 31: Ch2, turn; 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 21 sts. (23hdc)
Row 32: Ch2, turn; 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 22 sts. (24hdc)
Row 33: Ch2, turn; 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 23 sts. (25hdc)
Row 34: Ch2, turn; 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 24 sts. (26hdc)
Row 35: Ch2, turn; 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 25 sts. (27hdc)
Row 36: Ch2, turn; 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 26 sts. (28hdc)
Row 37: Ch2, turn; 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 27 sts. (29hdc)
Row 38: Ch2, turn; 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 28 sts. (30hdc)
Row 39: Ch1, turn, sc in each st across. (30sc) DO NOT FASTEN OFF.



Border

Rnd 1: With same yarn, Ch1, work a sc along the side edge of each row (36sc); sc2tog over next 2 sts (corner where body meets the strap)



sc in next 14 sts, 2sc in next st (turning around up the edge of the strap),work 3 sc along end of rows, 2sc in next st; 


sc along next 68 chs of row 1, 2sc in next st, work 3sc along end of rows, 2sc in next st, sc in next 14 sts (under strap), sc2tog over next 2 sts, work a sc along the side edge of each row (36sc), 2sc in next st, sc in next 28 sts along top, 2sc in last st, sl st in 1st sc to join. DO NOT FASTEN OFF.



Rnd 2: Attach Accent Color, Drop Main Color, Ch1, work a sc in each sc around, continuing to decrease using sc2tog in the corners under the strap, and 2sc in each turning corner.


Rnd 3: Attach Main Color, Fasten off Accent Color, Ch1, work a sc in each sc around, continuing to decrease using sc2tog in the corners under the strap, and 2sc in each turning corner.


Turn bottom Up and Sew on buttons.  Sew in ends.


Copyright Firene Designs.  No reproduction, sale, nor distribution of pattern without consent from author.  

Selling of finished product is encouraged:)

22 comments:

  1. Oh my heavens! A crochet diaper pattern that I was hoping to find for a few projects-in-mind, and 'free' to boot - thanks so much ... love it and exactly what I was looking for! :0)

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  2. Hi there

    I'm stuck on row 25

    Is that a increase row?

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    1. Yes, you are correct! From row 25 up, it's supposed to be 2hdc in 1st st. I made a huge typo! Fixing now:) Thank you.

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  3. Do you have a pattern for this in a size 12 months?? It's adorable!

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    1. I based this pattern on a diaper cover that I have, so I do not have the exact measurements for a size up. However, I don't think it would be too hard to adjust. Maybe a larger hook size, or (what I would do) is add a few more stitches to each side of the pattern to make it wider, by about an inch (so half inch on each side), this would add a few more rows as well.

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  4. Probably a silly question but do you start the hdc and hdc2tog in same stich as chain 2? I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong but I keep losing stitches! Thank you!

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    1. When you ch2 at the beginning of the row, work the hdc2tog over the very first stitch (same as ch2) and the next st. This decreases 1 stitch.

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  6. Hello,
    May I please sell my finished product/s? What name shall I acknowledge?
    Thanks!

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    1. Absolutely you may! You can give credit to Firene Designs. I only require that for online sales, if you're doing a local craft show etc, no need to credit me:)

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  7. So nice!! I am going to make a few for my grand daughter. In the future, is it ok for me to sell too?

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  8. Help! Mine has turned out massive. It's probably twice the width across the top. Anyone else had this happen?

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  9. Okay so mine is fine until I SC 36 along first side. Then it says sc2tog in corner and do 14stitches, 2 in corner. How can we do 14 stitches when we originally started out with 17?

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  10. Mine also turned out quite large. I am going to try stopping at row 32 then doing the finishing rows. At the waist line I will overlap the two button strips and I think it will work for a newborn. This was an easy to follow pattern. I am an experienced needle worker and crochet pretty tight but not sure why it turned out so large. I used baby sport yarn and a G hook.

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  11. I'm really not sure why it's coming out so big for some of you?! The yarn I used was a lightweight yarn, the package says sport, but it's more like a (2) Fine. I was using the Baby Luv Fashion yarn, so I can only think of a difference in the yarn?

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  12. how do I know where to sc on the border?
    thanks in advance!

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  14. how do I know where to sc on the border?
    do I just pick at random?
    thanks in advance!

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  15. how do I know where to sc on the border?
    do I just pick at random?
    thanks in advance!

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  16. This is something that I can use to save some diaper expenses. The pattern is very easy to create and pretty sure my son will be more comfortable wearing this rather than wearing his plastic diaper. Will definitely re-share this pattern to the other moms from http://www.urgentessaywriting.com/write-my-essay-for-me.

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