Looking for a fun and easy crochet diaper cover pattern? Check out this free pattern using worsted weight yarn.
Design Story and Inspiration for the Sunny Crochet Diaper Cover
If you’ve been around here for any length of time, you know that I love making baby things. I have four kiddos and the youngest is 3 so I don’t have any babies to make for anymore, but I do still crochet for my friends who have littles!
I wanted to make a quick and cute original pattern that could be completed by someone with only basic crochet knowledge, so I used only basic crochet stitches for this pattern.
The ribbing is created by using single crochet in the back loop only and the body of the diaper cover is basic single crochet.
This makes an excellent DIY baby shower gift!
Yarn Options for a Crochet Diaper Cover Pattern
You can use any medium worsted weight yarn (weight #4) for this crochet pattern that you like, but I would steer clear of any rough yarns as they can come into contact with sensitive baby skin. Same of wool yarn, as some people are allergic to wool and it’s best to make your baby diaper cover out of another fiber.
For me, a premium acrylic or even a nice cotton yarn would be the best choices for this pattern. I used Paintbox Yarns for this pattern which is a premium acrylic yarn. Easy care and easy on the pocketbook!
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Diaper Cover Pattern Details
This pattern begins at the front, with the ribbing worked side to side. Then the body of the diaper cover is worked across the long edge.
This pattern uses basic decreases and increases to shape the crotch area, then the back ribbing is worked across the top of the body. The button holes are created by skipping stitches and chaining.
How to Customize Your Diaper Cover Crochet Pattern
This pattern is easy to customize by changing up the buttons and colors. It would be easy to add ruffles to the back for an adorable cover for a baby girl.
If you need a smaller size for a preemie or to cover a little diaper for a newborn, you can make this in a DK yarn with a smaller hook. All of my babies were over 8 pounds so they needed a bit more room!
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Sunny Crochet Diaper Cover
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky (Bulky weight #5), 1 skein Daffodil Yellow
Crochet Hook: US Size J/10 (6.00mm)
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors, two 1″ (2.5cm) buttons, matching thread, sewing needle
Finished Size: Newborn size, approximately 8″ wide at widest point when buttoned
Gauge: 15 sts and 15 rows = 4″ (10cm) in sc
Easy Crochet Diaper Cover Pattern
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across; turn – 5 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc blo in each st across.
Repeat row 2 until piece measures 7″ from beginning.
Row 1: Ch 1, turn to long side of ribbing and sc 25 sts evenly across long side of ribbing; turn – 25 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog in first 2 sts, sc to last 2 sts, sc2tog; turn – 23 sts.
Rows 3-10: Repeat row 2 – 7 sts.
Rows 11-16: Ch 1, sc in each st; turn.
Row 17: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc to last st, 2 sc in last st; turn – 9 sts.
Rows 18-28: Repeat row 17 – 31 sts.
Row 1: Ch 14, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 5 sts, sl st in next ch, turn, leaving remaining chains unworked.
Row 2: Sc blo in 6 sts; turn.
Row 3 (Buttonhole Row): Ch 1, sc blo in first 2 sts, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, sc blo in next st, sc2tog blo of next st and next ch, slip st in next ch; turn.
Row 4: Sc blo in first 2 sts, sc blo of next 2 ch, sc blo in last 2 sts; turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc blo in first 5 sts, sc2tog blo of next st and next ch; turn.
Row 6: Repeat row 2.
Repeat rows 5-6 two more times, ending with last sl st in first st of body.
Repeat rows 5-6 across tops of body, working into sts of body instead of chains.
Once you get to the end of the sts, work 6 rows sc blo in each st, then repeat buttonhole row, then repeat row 4.
Sew buttons into place under buttonholes. Weave in ends.
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