Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Newborn Diaper Cover Pattern

Ch 45
1) SC in 2nd chain from hook, SC all the way across
2) CH 2, turn, DC across
3) CH 1, turn, SC across
4) Turn, SL ST
next 10 sts, CH 2, DC next st, DC, next 23 st, leave rest unworked
5) CH 2, turn, DC across
6) CH 2, turn, DC2TOG, DC 20sts, DC2TOG
7) CH 2, turn, DC2TOG, DC 18sts, DC2TOG
8) CH 2, turn, DC2TOG, DC 16sts, DC2TOG
9) CH 2, turn, DC2TOG, DC 14sts, DC2TOG
10) CH 2, turn, DC2TOG, DC 12sts, DC2TOG
11) CH 2, turn, DC2TOG, DC 10sts, DC2TOG
12-19) CH 2, turn, DC across (do not fasten off).

Finish:
Ch1, SC around.
Fasten off, Weave in ends.

Button or snap in center of the front flap (make sure it can
go between the DC)

**UPDATE: RAVELRY LINK HERE!**

97 comments:

Live+Laugh+Love=Lowrie said...

What size of crochet hook did you use?

Casey said...

Oops! Forgot to include that, sorry. I used an H hook (5.00mm). And the yarn is Lionbrand Homespun.

Live+Laugh+Love=Lowrie said...

Thank you so much! I'm having a baby boy and want to make him this to match his fuzzy teddy bear hat I already made him. So cute! Good job and thanks for sharing!!!

Kitska Garrison said...

Thanks so much for this FREE pattern! I just used it to make a pink one for my photographer friend. I'm wondering if you have any measurements of your finished product. I'm using a different type of yarn and used a slightly larger hook to compensate and, although it looks like the right size, i'm wondering if it really is. Any help would be great since I dont have a newborn to try the size! :)

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Casey said...

Kitska - I sent it off to my photographer before I thought to take measurements, sorry! Once I get it back, I'll be sure to post it on here.

Kitska Garrison said...

Okay. Thanks so much, Casey! I'll check back.

Yami said...

I did my first diaper cover following this pattern! Thanks for posting it <3
Here's the link to my blog so you can see it:

http://yamivazquez.blogspot.com/2012/01/diaper-cover-crochet.html

Casey said...

Yami - I'm so glad you like it! Thanks for the link, yours turned out great! :)

asheborochik said...

Attempting to make this adorable cover! A few questions?
Are you counting the chain as the first stitch?
Crochet in the same stitch as chain at beginning of the row?
Crochet in the chain at the end of the row?

Sorry for so many questions lol I'm still a beginner on reading patterns!

Lacey B. said...

Hi I'm Lacey- I'm 13 and I've made a million of these diaper covers. but the reason I have is because my friend's mother photographs babies that have passed away during birth if the parents want her to sort of as a memorial photo. So I made some hats from someone else and i make one of these matching diaper covers and I sell them 20$ a set. I was wondering if that was okay with you- I'm really sorry if it isn't and I'll use another if it's not. Thank you- goodbye! ;)

Casey said...

asheborochik - on the first 3 rows you will have 45 across, then after that you will have 23 and will decrease 2 stitches for every row. hope that helps!

Lacey B. - That is fine! I'd love to see pictures of your finished diaper covers though! :) If you have a ravelry account, here is my link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/newborn-diaper-cover-2

Anonymous said...

Lovely diaper cover! Just made one! Super easy and adorable!!! THANK YOU! (:

Teri said...

Hey was just wondering if you ever got it back to take the measurements, Thanks for the free pattern it came out great just looks a little small and as I don't have a baby to try it on I need the measurements. Cheers :)

Lacey B. said...

Wow great thanks. I don't have a ravelry account but I'll try to get one soon. Also I'll try and get you pictures ASAP. Bye :3

Casey said...

Teri - Right when I got mine back, I sold it to a friend! Sorry, I'll have to make a new one :) It looks smaller than you'd think, but I put my up against a newborn diaper (the swaddlers kind) and it covers it.

Lacey B. - looking forward to seeing your pics! :)

Deblk said...

I love it, what a great idea, thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

Was wondering if when you sew on the button you go through both layers ~ the flap and the underpiece, as don't see how the underpiece would stay without it?

thanks!

Ashly Casey said...

So excited to try this. I am making a hat, baby booties and this cover for a friend. Her baby shower is next werkend and I can't wait for her to see it. Thank you lots!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so very much, I really do appreciate your instuctions. I'm making my 2nd one now.

Jen said...

Quick question, do u single crochet around the whole diaper cover or just finish the last row with sc?

Nikki said...

I am trying to make this with double strands of yarn (which would make it 8 ply and a much bigger hook, size N) a chain of 45 would be way too big. Any suggestions on how to do that?

Casey said...

Jen - I went all the way around to give it a more "finished" look.

Nikki - I haven't tried it with thicker yarn so I wouldn't be much help.

Sarah said...

I made this the other day and was just making sure that when finished, the front of the diaper cover should sorta come to a point? the last few rows makes it smaller and smaller correct? Thanks!! It is super adorable!

Anonymous said...

What does TOG stand for?

Amy said...

Thank you sooo much for the pattern. I wanted to make this for a friend's baby girl. Yours came out great! I pinned it. :)

Anonymous said...

TOG stands for together - it's a double crochet decrease like a slip stitch is a single crochet decrease. There are some good instructional videos on YouTube that can show you how to do it if you don't already know. It was easier for me to learn by watching someone than reading instructions. Good luck!

Casey said...

Sarah - The front does get smaller, but it doesn't come to a point. If you have a ravelry account, I added the link at the bottom of the post. Check it out to see more pictures of other people's diaper covers.

Amy - So glad you like it! Enjoy! :)

Kristi said...

Thank you for this pattern! How many stitches would I increase it to fit a four month old?? I made a few of these with a matching hat you can see them here: http://knottyknotty.blogspot.com/2012/02/little-hat-and-matching-diaper-cover.html

Casey said...

Kristi - Thanks for the link! Yours are adorable! I have not made one of these for a larger size - sorry I am no help!

Anonymous said...

Can I use this as a base to make newborn diaper cover/ hat sets to sell? In busy mom home crafter quantities. Lol I will probably add more embelishments and things. -Lindsey

Kathy said...

I was wondering if you can use this over cloth diapers or just disposables?

Thanks, Kathy

KnitlessKnitter said...

Hi! This is Lindsey again, I love these diaper covers! I have made one with a matching hat and am about to start a hat for another. I am going to blog about it once I finish 1-2 more sets, just to show a variety of options :) I gave ruffly edges to the baby girl one, it's so sweet. Here is my blog url www.knitlessknitter.blogspot.com I will ler ypu know when I put them up.

Casey said...

Kathy - I wouldn't reccommend using one of these covers over cloth diapers. The fit would be too loose to hold moisture in. I have, however, used this free pattern before for my babies and it worked great! http://crochetcastle.blogspot.com/2009/04/easiest-crochet-wool-soaker-pattern.html

KnitlessKnitter - Thanks so much I will check it out!

KnitlessKnitter said...

Hello! I linked you via my blog and posted three diaper covers with matching hats! Feel free to link this entry for picture examples if you like! :) thanks again for the great pattern!

http://knitlessknitter.blogspot.com/2012/03/well-here-we-go-i-have-been-crocheting.html?m=1

Here is the link^

Anonymous said...

So I made one (thank you a million times for the pattern) but mine seems really small. What size diaper is this supposed to cover? NB or 0-3 mo.?

Krazy Momma Kreations said...

New fan. I just made your diaper cover and love it. I found the pattern easy to follow and it turned out amazing. Thank You. You can see my finished product at http://krazymommakreations.blogspot.ca/. Again thanks :)

Peanut's peanuts said...

Hey!
I really like your blog and today I tried your newborn diaper cover. You can check it out here: http://pnutspnuts.blogspot.de/2012/03/photo-requisit-newborn-diaper-cover.html
Thanks for this great pattern!
Greetings from Hamburg, Germany!

Jacquelyn said...

I have made several of these diaper covers for baby showers and friends using your FREE pattern and I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE them, thank you so very much for sharing such a great and wonderful pattern

Casey said...

Knitless Knitter, Krazy Momma Kreations, and Peanut's peanuts - Thank you all for the links to pictures of your diaper covers! So glad that the patter worked for you guys and they all turned out great! :)

Jacquelyn - I'm happy to share my pattern, so glad you like it :)

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caitlindye said...

Thanks for the pattern! I'm planning on making these and selling them, so I'll link back to your post and send you some pictures too!

tempraven said...

i'm not sure i understand the purpose for the few slip stitches only for one side, i followed the pattern, and it turned out ok to me, but it just seemed confusing.

Anonymous said...

Mine turned out really small I don't have a newborn to put it on to see if it would fit my measurements came out to be when folded 5in down and 12 across what did everyone else get?

Anonymous said...

i was wandering because i am at the end and i got kind of stuck when it says to DCTOG 12-19 what does that mean i know what the DCTOG means im just stuck at the 12-19 part and i would like to finnish it for my aunt she is having a baby and she wanted one :)

Corryn said...

Hey i just made one of these and im at the part where is says to go all the way around...but my diaper cover looks like it has a stair effect up the side...did i do something wrong or...? just doesnt look right to me

Carol Anne said...

Just finished making one! I loved this pattern! It turned out cute!

Gearhart Gang said...

THANK YOU for sharing this free pattern. I've been searching for a simple diaper cover for a while- I know they're easy, but I don't actually have a newborn to check the measurements! This was perfect. :)

heather said...

Love it and so easy!!! One question is there anyway u can put in instructions for larger sizes? Ty so much! Oh i also added ruffles!

heather said...

Go to youtube and look up Dec dc crochet stitch!

mommy2pipnemm said...

I am working on one of these but to fit my 2t sized 13 month old lol except I am using it as a bikini bottom. I wanted to use peaches n cream cotton yarn & a g hook (same as for my own crochet bikini) so it'd be tight & not too thick. Once i get completely done I'd be more than happy to type it up

Anonymous said...

How many sc do you start with?

Anonymous said...

Such a great pattern and works up so quickly. Glad I gave it a try :) Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am still a beginner at reading patterns. I understand most of it but what does the TOG mean when it says DC2TOG? Thanks for the lovely pattern!

Sandra Robinson said...

Love this pattern! Used Caron Simply Soft and an I hook. Worked it up super fast while sitting in church :)

Jessica said...

Great pattern, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting this pattern:) As I have four pregnant family members and four babies just born in our church this pattern is going to come in super handy and it is so precious.

Happyhookermama said...

Love love LOVE this pattern thank you so much! I made this with a coordinating owl earflap hat for a GF that just had a baby, SOOO cute!!! Thanks again:)

Anonymous said...

I am having trouble with Row 6. It says: 6) CH 2, turn, DC2TOG, DC 20sts, DC2TOG

I do the ch 2 turn dc2tog, its, the dc 20 sts that gets me. I count 20 sts but I have no more room left except the sc from row 4.

Tash said...

This pattern is fabulous, thankyou so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I have Already Made 3 Of these Diaper Covers. Love them. This is the Very Pattern I did On my Own. It was so easy. Thanks For letting Me use This I appreciate it. :-)

Wendy Riseborough said...

I love this pattern! By far the nicest I have seen! Do you mind if I sell the finished product from this? I am a stay at home mom and like to make things for photographers. I wanted to ask before I do though. Yours are soooo cute!!!

Casey said...

Caitlindye, Carol Anne, Gearhart Gang, Sandra Robinson, Jessica, Happyhookermama, and Tash - Thank you all so much for the kind words and I'm so glad that you are able to use my pattern! :)

tempraven - I did that in order for the front flap to be centered.

Corryn - Maybe you could compare yours to the others on my Ravelry page: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/newborn-diaper-cover-2

Heather - I have not written larger sizes...but it looks like Mommy2pipnemm is working on it! :)

Mommy2pipnemm - That would be great! Let us know how it goes! :)

Wendy Riseborough - Feel free to make and sell the diaper covers you make with my pattern! Just be sure to link back to my page so others can find my pattern too :)

Wendy Riseborough said...

Will do! Thanks so much! Your cover is by far the cutest one I have made!

Randi said...

Love it! My diaper cover turned out awesome! Thanks so much for sharing.

Aurelia J said...

Lol I'd like to see that copyright vs when this blog was posted. Took you months to perfect? Get real. If you were being honest, you wouldn't post anonymously and you'd link yours. Don't believe for a second this is your pattern.

Aurelia J said...

Ps. Hands down best diaper cover I've made. Switched it up a bit and used three colors, but turned out perfectly. Will add to ravelry!

Anonymous said...

I have made quite a few diaper covers from your pattens for friends as part of friends baby shower gifts. They are so adorable! Everyone loves them! Thank you!

Ashley Schmidt said...

Hi there.. very cute diaper cover! I am a beginner at crochet so I dont know all the rules yet. I am having trouble with #7. When i Ch 2 and DC2TOG do i put it in the very first ch or skip one? After I DC2TOG do i put it in the next ch or skip? When I DC and then do the DC2TOG do i put the DC2TOG in the next ch or skip one? Sounds repetitive but im a newbie at this.. Thanks!

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Ashley Schmidt said...

Ok update... My rows eventually came to a point so i unraveled and tried to.figure out what I did wrong... I tried to fix it but the rows didn't decrease at all... Is there a good video on YouTube or something to help? I want to send a package out by monday with a diaper cover in it :/

Anonymous said...

Here's a pattern to a bigger size, like 3-6 months.

Ch 75
1) SC in 2nd chain from hook, SC all the way across
2) CH 2, turn, DC across
3) CH 1, turn, SC across
4) Turn, SL ST
next 17sts, CH 2, DC next st, DC, next 40 st, leave rest unworked
5) CH 2, turn, DC across
6) CH 2, turn, DC2TOG, DC 38sts, DC2TOG
7) CH 2, turn, DC2TOG, DC 36sts, DC2TOG
8) CH 2, turn, DC2TOG, DC 34sts, DC2TOG
9) CH 2, turn, DC2TOG, DC 32sts, DC2TOG
10) CH 2, turn, DC2TOG, DC 30sts, DC2TOG
11) CH 2, turn, DC2TOG, DC 28sts, DC2TOG
12) CH 2, turn, DC2TOG, DC 26sts, DC2TOG
13) CH 2, turn, DC2TOG, DC 24sts, DC2TOG
14) CH 2, turn, DC2TOG, DC 22sts, DC2TOG
15) CH 2, turn, DC2TOG, DC 20sts, DC2TOG
16-27) CH 2, turn, DC across (do not fasten off)

Finish:
Ch1, SC around.
Fasten off, Weave in ends.

machelle pinson said...

Have a quick question, if I am to make one for a 1 year old would I just double this pattern?

Thanks so much

Anonymous said...

The comment I posted previously was actually suppose to be approximately 12-24 months.

Here's a pattern to a bigger size.

Ch 75
1) SC in 2nd chain from hook, SC all the way across
2) CH 2, turn, DC across
3) CH 1, turn, SC across
4) Turn, SL ST
next 17sts, CH 2, DC next st, DC, next 40 st, leave rest unworked
5) CH 2, turn, DC across
6) CH 2, turn, DC2TOG, DC 38sts, DC2TOG
7) CH 2, turn, DC2TOG, DC 36sts, DC2TOG
8) CH 2, turn, DC2TOG, DC 34sts, DC2TOG
9) CH 2, turn, DC2TOG, DC 32sts, DC2TOG
10) CH 2, turn, DC2TOG, DC 30sts, DC2TOG
11) CH 2, turn, DC2TOG, DC 28sts, DC2TOG
12) CH 2, turn, DC2TOG, DC 26sts, DC2TOG
13) CH 2, turn, DC2TOG, DC 24sts, DC2TOG
14) CH 2, turn, DC2TOG, DC 22sts, DC2TOG
15) CH 2, turn, DC2TOG, DC 20sts, DC2TOG
16-27) CH 2, turn, DC across (do not fasten off)

Finish:
Ch1, SC around.
Fasten off, Weave in ends.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this cute pattern. :D

Allie NeCole said...

Hi, I was wondering if i could please sell items made from this pattern? i would be more then happy to link you as the designer..and give credit to you for pattern ,but i just really haven't been able to find a pattern like this!! thank you anyways, have a great day :)

Amy said...

Hey Casey. Love the pattern it's one of the easiest to follow. I wanted to leave you a link to a couple I've actually made to use in baby sets. I always link back to you so people know where to get this pattern. Thanks a ton.
Here's the link (or you can just click on my name next to the comment)
http://quarteredheartcrochet.blogspot.com/search/label/Baby%20Sets

Casey said...

@Allie NeCole - certainly! just make sure to link back to my pattern so others can benefit as well :)

@Amy - adorable sets! thanks for linking! :)

Nikki Barnett said...

Love this pattern! Thank you! Will definitely link you when I am able to post a photo of the finished product! I used a 5.5mm hook, hoping it'll fit a little longer. Thanks again, it's adorable and super easy and fast to whip up!

Jeannie Aros said...

Hi Casey, love this pattern. I would like to make this for a 5 month old baby. Could you suggest how to increase to make larger. Thank you.

Lchang said...

Love this!! Do you happen to remember the color of the homespun?

Anonymous said...

so cute, thank you this pattern

Anonymous said...

Is it all right if I sell the diaper covers I make from this pattern at a local craft fair? love the result!

Teresa said...

What is the finished measurements down and across?

Sue said...

@Lchang: I believe it's Rococo, or possibly Pearls, but Pearls is slightly variegated. You can see what Rococo looks like on my baby bear outfit, and Pearls on my bunny outfit.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/127066050/crochet-bunny-hat-newborn-bunny-hat?ref=shop_home_active

https://www.etsy.com/listing/129189841/bear-hat-newborn-bear-hat-newborn-photo?ref=shop_home_active

Thanks again Casey for this pattern!

Here's a few more items I make with your pattern:

Monkey outfit
https://www.etsy.com/listing/150651731/monkey-outfit-monkey-set-newborn-monkey?ref=shop_home_active

White bunny outfit
https://www.etsy.com/listing/125685589/crochet-newborn-bunny-hat-diaper-cover?ref=shop_home_feat

Diaper cover
https://www.etsy.com/listing/129192843/crochet-diaper-cover-diaper-cover?ref=shop_home_active

Anonymous said...

looooooved your pattern tried it and got a great result.

thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

I use a pattern Very Similar to this EXCEPT I attach TWO (2) buttons - one on each side of the top... That way the diaper cover fits several different size babies...

Anonymous said...

I'm just making one now. .. where do I attach the button?

SHERRY said...

HI I WAS WONDERING IF I USE REDHEART SUPER SAVER, IF WILL COME OUT THE SAME? THANK YOU

Trine Kristiansen said...

Dear Casey .
I just made my diaper cover after this pattern, and it turned out GREAT. Going to send it of to my photographer this week. Cant wait to se tiny babies in these.
Thanks for a great and easy going pattern - said tom a danish mind. :D

I was wondering if it would be okay with you if a made a translation from english to my language (danish) . ??

Hope to hear from you .
You can see my version here: http://fabrikkenbyk.blogspot.dk/2014/05/hklet-blebuks-crochet-diaper-cover.html

Love TrineK .

Anonymous said...

will a soft baby yarn work with this pattern?

Kimberly said...

Great pattern, can anyone please let me know a conversion to make this using a baby yarn, light level 3, using a 4mm G hook. (Instead of the bulky yarn with H). I would be so appreciative, I tried to double the pattern but it's way too large for a newborn when doubled. I am a beginner. ;) Thank you so much.

Diana Lopez said...

hi, I was wondering what to do for a 12 month diaper cover

Vamp Sully said...

I made one of these a few days ago.. WOW its WAY TO SMALL!!! My daughter had a 7 pnd 8 oz baby girl. It does not fit at all. I then compared to a newborn diaper, laying it out OVER the diaper and UNDER the diaper, its not even close to the correct size.

Anonymous said...

On row 4 after you turn, do you slip st INTO the 10 sts? I'm a little bit lost?

Kimzeb0410 said...

Thank you for making a newborn diaper cover and posting it for free. I'm making a baby set and this will go perfect with the set I'm making. When I'm finished making the cover, I'll go on your Ravelry account and post a picture. :-)

Anonymous said...

This might be a dumb question, but I am new to this. What is DC2TOG stand for?