Free Pattern: Ruffle Accent Diaper Cover

Happy Friday!  I am so excited to be posting my first free pattern on my blog!  I still have a CAL in the works as well (announcement coming soon).  This pattern uses worsted weight yarn, along with Red Heart Boutique Sassy Fabric or Sassy Lace to make an easy, adjustable, and adorable diaper cover that would be great as a shower gift or photo prop for any baby girl :)  I hope you enjoy making it, and please feel free to contact me with any questions!

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Diaper Cover with Ruffle Accents

Supplies:

Abbreviations:

  • SC: Single crochet
  • HDC: Half-double crochet
  • HDC2TOG: Half-double crochet two together (i.e. HDC decrease)
  • Tr: Triple crochet
  • Ch: Chain
  • Sl St: Slip Stitch

Gauge:

15 HDC x 10 Rows = 4"

Special Notes:

This diaper cover has a completely adjustable waist band.  If you want a larger waist band, add to the beginning chain in increments of two and adjust the starting location of row 4 accordingly.

If you prefer to Ch 2 before starting a row of HDC that's fine.  I find that it leaves gaps and so I prefer Ch 1.

0-6 Months

  • Chain 55
  • Row 1:  SC into second Ch from the hook.  SC across.  Ch 3 and turn. (54)
  • Row 2:  Tr across.  Ch 1 and turn (54).
  • Row 3:  SC across.  Fasten off (54).
  • Row 4:  Skip the first 16 stitches of Row 3 and sl st into the 17th stitch.  Ch 1 and HDC in the same stitch.  HDC in the next 21 stitches leaving the last 16 unworked.  Ch 1 and turn (22). (Fig. 1)
  • Rows 5-10: HDC across.  Ch 1 and turn. (22)
  • Row 11: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 18, HDC 2 TOG.  Ch 1 and turn (20).
  • Row 12: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 16, HDC 2 TOG.  Ch 1 and turn (18).
  • Row 13: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 14, HDC 2 TOG.  Ch 1 and turn (16).
  • Row 14: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 12, HDC 2 TOG.  Ch 1 and turn (14).
  • Row 15: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 10, HDC 2 TOG.  Ch 1 and turn (12).
  • Row 16-20: HDC across.  Ch 1 and turn (12)
  • Row 21: HDC inc, HDC in next 10, HDC inc.  Ch 1 and turn (14).
  • Row 22: HDC across.  Ch 1 and turn (14).
  • Row 23: HDC inc, HDC in next 12, HDC inc.  Ch 1 and turn (16).
  • Row 24: HDC across.  Do not fasten off (16). 
  • Follow instructions below for edging and adding ruffles.
Fig. 1

Fig. 1

 

6-12 Months

  • Chain 57
  • Row 1:  SC into second Ch from the hook.  SC across.  Ch 3 and turn. (56)
  • Row 2:  Tr across.  Ch 1 and turn (56).
  • Row 3:  SC across.  Fasten off (56).
  • Row 4:  Skip the first 16 stitches of Row 3 and sl st into the 17th stitch.  Ch 1 and HDC in the same stitch.  HDC in the next 23 stitches leaving the last 16 unworked.  Ch 1 and turn (24). (Fig. 1)
  • Rows 5-10: HDC across.  Ch 1 and turn. (24)
  • Row 11: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 20, HDC 2 TOG.  Ch 1 and turn (22).
  • Row 12: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 18, HDC 2 TOG.  Ch 1 and turn (20).
  • Row 13: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 16, HDC 2 TOG.  Ch 1 and turn (18).
  • Row 14: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 14, HDC 2 TOG.  Ch 1 and turn (16).
  • Row 15: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 12, HDC 2 TOG.  Ch 1 and turn (14).
  • Row 16-22: HDC across.  Ch 1 and turn (14)
  • Row 23: HDC inc, HDC in next 12, HDC inc.  Ch 1 and turn (16).
  • Row 24: HDC across.  Ch 1 and turn (16).
  • Row 25: HDC inc, HDC in next 14, HDC inc.  Ch 1 and turn (18).
  • Row 26: HDC across.  Do not fasten off (18). 
  • Follow instructions below for edging and adding ruffles.

Edging: Ch 1 and SC along the side of the diaper cover, working one SC into each row, and stopping at the band (Fig. 2).  Cut and fasten off yarn.  Attach the yarn with a sl st to the other side of the diaper cover and SC along the edge (Fig. 3), working one stitch into each row, and stopping when you reach the corner.  Cut and fasten off yarn.

Fig. 2

Fig. 2

Fig. 3

Fig. 3

With accent color (white in my example), attach the yarn with a sl st to the side of the diaper cover below the belt and SC around the entire piece, working 2 SC into each corner (Fig. 4).  Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Fig. 4

Fig. 4

Adding Ruffles on the Butt: With Red Heart Boutique Sassy Fabric (or Lace), sl st in each stitch between rows 4 and 5 (Fig. 5).  Ensure the ruffles are forming on the outside of the diaper cover (Fig. 6). Fasten off and weave in ends.  Sl st in each stitch between rows 8 and 9.  Fasten off and weave in ends

Fig. 5

Fig. 5

Fig. 6

Fig. 6

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Adding a Ruffle Skirt:  With Red Heart Boutique Sassy Fabric (or Lace), sl st in each stitch between rows 2 and 3 (along the entire link of the waist band).  Ensure the ruffles are forming on the right side of the diaper cover.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Add a 1” button on the front of the diaper cover.  This waist band will be adjustable throughout all the Tr stitches.

 

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