Monday, April 19, 2010

SUZIE’S GIRLY DIAPER COVER

Vanessa's Girly Diaper Cover crocheted of Simply Soft Baby Brites Ombre.Girly Diaper Cover crocheted of Pound of Love lavender and Simply Soft Baby Brites Ombre.

Thank you Vanessa for testing this pattern.


SIZES:
0-3 months
3-6 months


MATERIALS:

About 2.5 ounces worsted weight yarn
About 1 ounce contrasting 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 you 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.


Shell =
Dc, ch 1, dc.

NOTES:

1. Read instructions all the way through before beginning.
2. Diaper covers in photo crocheted with Lion Brand Pound of Love Lavender and Simply Soft Baby Brites Ombre.
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.
5. When working round 2 of ruffle, don’t worry if you end up with one more or fewer than 39 shells.

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 with 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.


RUFFLE:

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. Fasten off. (39 sts)


Round 2: (Is worked across the outside leg sts, then folded between round 13 and 14 and the sts worked between the single crochets.) Attach contrasting yarn at join where body and crotch meet. Ch 4 (counts as first dc, ch 1), dc in same st as join. *Skip 1 st, shell in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in 3rd ch of ch 4. (About 39 shells)

Round 3: Ch 4, *shell in ch 1 sp, ch 1, dc between shells, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in 3rd ch of ch 4.

Round 4: Ch 4, dc between next 2 sts, *shell in shell, (ch 1, dc between next 2 sts) twice, ch 1. Repeat from * around. End with shell in shell. Join with a slipstitch in 3rd ch of ch 4.

Fasten off.

LEFT LEG: Work the same as right leg.

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 with 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.


RUFFLE:


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. Fasten off. (39 sts)

Round 2: (Is worked across the outside leg sts, then folded between round 17 and 18 and the sts worked between the single crochets.) Attach contrasting yarn at join where body and crotch meet. Ch 4 (counts as first dc, ch 1), dc in same st as join. *Skip 1 st, shell in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in 3rd ch of ch 4. (About 39 shells)

Round 3: Ch 4, *shell in ch 1 sp, ch 1, dc between shells, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in 3rd ch of ch 4.

Round 4: Ch 4, dc between next 2 sts, *shell in shell, (ch 1, dc between next 2 sts) twice, ch 1. Repeat from * around. End with shell in shell. Join with a slipstitch in 3rd ch of ch 4.

Fasten off.

LEFT LEG: Work the same as right leg.

Fasten off.

Weave all loose ends in using the tapestry needle.

Comments:
Oh sweet! Thank you so much for all that you share with us!
Be Blessed, AnitaE
 
Thank you so much for sharing your patterns. I am searching for "girly" patterns and this diaper cover is perfect.
 
What a wonderful idea for a 'soaker'!!! Will have to make numerous for my 6 month old granddaughter!!!
 
I love this girly diaper cover. My dtr is 20 months. I would love to make one about a size 2T. Any chance you can help me with size adjustments? Thanks. princesspipersmama@gmail.com
 
Since kids begin to grow up more than out I think the 6 month size is proably big enough around. Measure her waist to decide how long you need the elastic.

Then you would just need to work a few more rounds (3 to 5) like round 13 before you begin the decrease rounds.

Good luck, let us know how it works out for you.
 
I am on just the first round and it looks so BIG to be a 0-3 months. Am I doing something wrong? It's a lot longer than my 16" elastic.
 
So much depends upon the hook you use and your technique that is hard to say why it seems to large.
 
Just cute '''my daughter is having her first liitle girl and this is sooooooo cute.
 
I wish there were pictures. I cannot figure out your directions once you hit the ruffle. Can you explain this better?
 
Am i supposed to turn the work after the foundation double crochet or work from right to left??
 
When a pattern says to join that means don't turn, to work in the round.
 
I thought the first round looked big too but once you get the elastic in place, it will give the waist band a slight gathered look. I hope this makes sense.
 
since I had a negative comment I guess it won't be published. I commented as anonymous . I'm the one that said the diaper cover the waist is too big the diaper cover itself is too small and I had major problems with the ruffle
 
I have just recently come across the chainless foundation and have had such a hard time understanding it for some reason. Your directions were so easy. Thanks!
 
Thank you. Glad they worked out for you.
 
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