Friday, April 16, 2010

SUZIE'S DIAPER COVER


Thanks to Vanessa for testing this pattern.


SIZES:
0-3 months
3-6 months

MATERIALS:


About 2.5 ounces worsted weight yarn


Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook


Tapestry needle


½ inch elastic 16 inches for smaller size, 18 inches for larger size


Small amount of thread and sewing needle


SPECIAL STITCHES:

Dc Foundation stitch = Ch 3 (doesn’t count as a dc), yarn over, insert hook in first ch and *pull up a loop. Yarn over, and pull through one loop (chain). Yarn over and pull through two loops twice (dc). You now have one foundation stitch. Yarn over and insert hook in ch of stitch just made. Repeat from * until you have desired number of stitches.

Here's a good video to show how to do the Dc Foundation Stitch.

Scdec = Insert hook in next st, draw up a loop, (two loops on hook), insert hook in next st, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), YO and draw through all 3 lps.

Fphdc = Front post hdc, YO, insert hook from front to back and to front again around the vertical post (upright part) of st, YO and draw yarn through, YO and complete hdc.

Bphdc = Back post hdc, YO, reaching over top of piece and working on opposite side (right side) of work, insert hook from right to left around vertical post of next st, YO and draw yarn through, YO and complete hdc.

NOTES:

1. Read instructions all the way through before beginning.
2. Diaper cover in photo crocheted with Lion Brand Pound of Love Lavender.
3. When joining with a slipstitch pull the slipstitch tight.
4. To make the waistband adjustable, cut the elastic 2 inches shorter and sew about 8 inches of twill tape or ribbon to each end. Then crochet over the elastic, but leave the tape or ribbon ends loose at about the 28th stitch. Then you can tie the ends in a bow.

GAUGE: 7 sc = 2 inches

INSTRUCTIONS 0-3 MONTHS:
Before beginning prepare the 16 inch elastic by over lapping the ends by ½ inch and sewing securely.

WAISTBAND:

Round 1: Crochet a 72 st dc foundation row. Skip the chains and join with a slipstitch in first true dc. (72 sts)

Round 2: Ch 2 (doesn’t count as a dc), dc in join and each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (72 sts)

Round 3:
Drop the loop from your hook, hold the elastic against your first dc row. Fold the bottom dc row around the elastic. Insert your hook through the loop that is in front of your joining loop from the previous round, pick up the dropped loop and pull it through. Ch 1, sc through both layers matching the loops around, enclosing the elastic Join wiith a slipstitch in first sc.


Round 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join., *Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * around. End with sc in 5 sts. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (84 sts)

Rounds 5-9: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (84 sts)

Round 10:
Ch 1, *scdec over next 2 sts, sc in next 12 sts. Repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (78 sts)

Round 11:
Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (78 sts)

Round 12: Ch 1, * sc in next 11 sts, scdec over next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (72 sts)

Round 13: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (72 sts)

CROTCH:
Row 14:
Ch 1, sc in same st as join and each of next 23 st. Ch 1, turn. (24 sts)

Row 15:
Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (24 sts)

Row 16: Sc in first st, scdec over next 2 sts. Sc to last 3 sts, scdec, sc in last st. Ch 1, turn. (22 sts)

Row 17: Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (22 sts)

Row 18:
Sc in first st, scdec over next 2 sts. Sc in 7 sts, scdec over next 2 sts. Sc to last 3 sts, scdec, sc in last st. Ch 1, turn. (19 sts)

Row 19:
Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (19 sts)

Row 20: Sc in 1 st, *scdec over next 2 sts, sc in 2 sts. Repeat from * across to last 4 sts, sc in 1 sts, scdec over the next 2 sts, sc in last st. Ch 1, turn. (14 sts)

Row 21:
Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (14 sts)

Row 22: Sc in 1 st, scdec over next 2 sts, sc in across to last 3 sts, scdec over the next 2 sts, sc in last st. Ch 1, turn. (12 sts)

Row 23-31:
Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (12 sts)

Row 32: 2 sc in first st. Sc in each st across to last st, 2 sc in last st. Ch 1, turn. (14 sts)

Row 33: Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (14 sts)

JOIN BACK TO FRONT:
Turn work inside out, drop loop from hook. You are now going to match the row you just finished to round 13, skip 17 sts. Insert hook in 18th st and pull the dropped loop through. Ch 1 and slipstitch through both layers to the end of the row.

Fasten off.


LEG CUFFS:

RIGHT LEG:

Round 1: Attach yarn with a sc in the slipstitch row. Work 21 sc in the side of sts, sc in next 17 sts. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (39 sts)

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in same st as join. Hdc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch around ch2 as if to fphdc. (40 hdc)

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as first fp hdc), *bphdc around next st, fphdc around next st. Repeat from * around. Ending with a bphdc around last sti. Join with a slipstitch around ch2 as if to fphdc. (40 hdc)

Fasten off.

LEFT LEG:
Round 1:
Attach yarn with a sc in the slipstitch row. Ch 1, sc in next 17 sts, work 21 sc in the side of sts. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (39 sts)

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in same st as join. Hdc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch around ch 2 as if to fphdc. (40 hdc)

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as firstfp hdc), *bphdc around next st, fphdc around next st. Repeat from * around. Ending with a bphdc around last sti. Join with a slipstitch around ch 2 as if to fphdc. (40 hdc)

Fasten off.


Weave all loose ends in using the tapestry needle.

INSTRUCTIONS 3-6 MONTH:
Before beginning prepare the 18 inch elastic by over lapping the ends by ½ inch and sewing securely.

WAISTBAND:


Round 1: Crochet a 84 st dc foundation row. Skip the chains and join with a slipstitch in first true dc. (84 sts)

Round 2: Ch 2 (doesn’t count as a dc), dc in join and each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (84 sts)

Round 3:
Drop the loop from your hook, hold the elastic against your first dc row. Fold the bottom dc row around the elastic. Insert your hook through the loop that should be folded in front of your joining loop from the previous round, pick up the dropped loop and pull it through. Ch 1, sc through both layers matching the loops around. Make sure you are enclosing the elastic Join wiith a slipstitch in first sc. (84 sts)


Round 4:
Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join., *Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * around. End with sc in 6 sts. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (96 sts)

Rounds 5-9: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (96 sts)

Round 10:
Ch 1, *scdec over next 2 sts, sc in next 14 sts. Repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (90 sts)

Round 11:
Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (90 sts)

Round 12: Ch 1, * sc in next 13 sts, scdec over next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (84 sts)

Round 13: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (84 sts)

Round 14: Ch 1, *scdec over next 2 sts, sc in next 12 sts. Repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (78 sts)

Round 15:
Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (78 sts)

Round 16: Ch 1, *sc in next 11 sts, scdec over next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (72 sts)

Round 17: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (72 sts)

CROTCH:
Row 18: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and each of next 23 st. Ch 1, turn. (24 sts)

Row 19:
Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (24 sts)

Row 20: Sc in first st, scdec over next 2 sts. Sc to last 3 sts, scdec, sc in last st. Ch 1, turn. (22 sts)

Row 21: Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (22 sts)

Row 22:
Sc in first st, scdec over next 2 sts. Sc in 7 sts, scdec over next 2 sts. Sc to last 3 sts, scdec, sc in last st. Ch 1, turn. (19 sts)

Row 23:
Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (19 sts)

Row 24: Sc in 1 st, *scdec over next 2 sts, sc in 2 sts. Repeat from * across to last 4 sts, sc in 1 sts, scdec over the next 2 sts, sc in last st. Ch 1, turn. (14 sts)

Row 25:
Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (14 sts)

Row 26: Sc in 1 st, scdec over next 2 sts, sc in across to last 3 sts, scdec over the next 2 sts, sc in last st. Ch 1, turn. (12 sts)

Row 27-35:
Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (12 sts)

Row 36: 2 sc in first st. Sc in each st across to last st, 2 sc in last st. Ch 1, turn. (14 sts)

Row 37: Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (14 sts)

JOIN BACK TO FRONT:
Turn work inside out, drop loop from hook. You are now going to match the row you just finished to round 17, skip 17 sts. Insert hook in 18th st and pull the dropped loop through. Ch 1 and slipstitch through both layers to the end of the row.

Fasten off.


LEG CUFFS:

RIGHT LEG:

Round 1: Attach yarn with a sc in the slipstitch row. Work 21 sc in the side of sts, sc in next 17 sts. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (39 sts)

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in same st as join. Hdc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch around ch2 as if to fphdc. (40 hdc)

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as first fphdc), *bphdc around next st, fphdc around next st. Repeat from * around. Ending with a bphdc around last st. Join with a slipstitch around ch2 as if to fphdc. (40 hdc)

Fasten off.

LEFT LEG:
Attach yarn with a sc in the slipstitch row.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in next 17 sts, work 21 sc in the side of sts. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (39 sts)

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in same st as join. Hdc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch around ch2 as if to fphdc. (40 hdc)


Round 3:
Ch 2 (counts as firstfp hdc), *bphdc around next st, fphdc around next st. Repeat from * around. Ending with a bphdc around last st. Join with a slipstitch around ch2 as if to fphdc. (40 hdc)

Fasten off.


Weave all loose ends in using the tapestry needle.


Comments:
This is a beautiful pattern! I plan to make this diaper cover using baby sport. What size hook would you sugeest
 
With sport I would use a G or H. It will be smaller using the smaller hook and finer yarn.
 
Thanks!! I think I'll use a G; it's for a small 6-month old baby. She wears some 3 mos.
 
Do you think you could post a guage to work off of? I'm making a diaper cover for a 4 month and using the 0-3 pattern with the hook size and yarn suggested its big enough to fit my 3 year old son... its a great pattern, but without a guage I'm flying blind...
 
I added the gauge. It is 7 sc to 2 inches. You must crochet loosely, you need to go down a size or two with your hook.

Hope that helps.
 
Any pointers for making this in an 18 month? I'm making a tutu for my chunky girls birthday party & need a diaper cover for underneath...
 
Cut the elastic an inch smaller than her waist, overlap and stitch. I bet the larger size would be big enough, just try it on her and adjust the length accordingly, before beginning the crotch.
 
Awesome, thank you!!! Now to figure out what color & start crocheting :o)
 
It was simply great to make. I used red since it was for my great nephew's first Xmas and I already made him a crochet Santa hat. Thank you for sharing.
 
I dropped a hook size to H and I'm using the 3-6 month pattern. Also checked gauge. I read in the comments here and another forum this pattern was posted that it runs VERY large. The posts are correct. I'm starting the crotch and this is going to be more like a 18 mo or larger size! I crochet very tightly so those that crochet loosely are going to have a HUGE diaper cover. Thank goodness I'm making if for my 12 mo grand daughter and can reduce the elastic and adjust the legs and crotch...just going to be rather poofy LOL

 
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