Aunt Aggie’s Fitted Diaper Cover
Size 0-6 months
Materials: 1 skein worsted weight (aran/10ply) yarn; 5mm crochet hook; Yarn needle; 2 buttons
Sc = single crochet; Hdc = half double crochet; Sl st = slip stitch; St = Stitch; Fphdc = front post half double crochet; fpdc = front post double crochet; Bphdc = back post half double crochet; bpdc = back post double crochet; Trc = treble crochet; Hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 together; Fdcc = Foundation double crochet chain
Pattern is written in US terms, a conversion chart is included at the end.
Using 5mm hook, work foundation double crochet chain (55) to begin. If you do not know how to work foundation chain, chain 56 as normal, dc into 3rd ch from hook, and to end. (55)
Row 1: Ch 4, trc 18, (fptrc, bptrc) 8 times, 1 fptrc, trc to end, turn.
Row 2: Ch2, dc 17, (bpdc, fpdc) 8 times, 1 bpdc, dc to end, Fasten off.
Row 3: Reattach yarn at the 14th stitch from the right, ch2, hdc in next 5 sts, (fphdc, bphdc) 8 times, 1 fphdc, hdc in next 6 sts, turn.
Row 4: Ch2, hdc across to end, hdc in top of ch2. Turn. (29)
Row 5: Ch2, hdc2tog, hdc 25, hdc in top of ch2. Turn. (28)
Row 6: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 25, (27) turn.
Row 7: Ch2, hdc2tog, hdc 24, (26) turn.
Row 8: Ch2, hd2tog, hdc 23, (25) turn.
Row 9: Ch2, hdc2tog, hdc 22, (24) turn.
Row 10: Ch2, hdc2tog, hdc 21, (23) turn.
Row 11: Ch2, hdc2tog, hdc 20, (22) turn.
Row 12: Ch2, hdc2tog, hdc 19, (21) turn.
Row 13: Ch2, hdc2tog, hdc 18, (20) turn.
Row 14: Ch2, hdc2tog, hdc 17, (19) turn.
Row 15: Ch2, hdc2tog, hdc 16, (18) turn.
Row 16: Ch2, hdc2tog, hdc 15, (17) turn.
Row 17: Ch2, hdc2tog, hdc 14, (16) turn
Row 18: Ch2, hdc2tog, hdc 13, (15) turn
Row 19: Ch2, hdc2tog, hdc 12, (14) turn
Row 20: Ch2, hdc2tog, hdc 11, (13) turn
Row 21: Ch2, hdc2tog, hdc 10, (12) turn
Row 22: Ch2, hdc2tog, hdc 9, (11) turn
Rows 23-32: Ch 2, hdc across to end (11) turn.
Row 33: Ch2, 2 hdc in next stitch, hdc 8, 2 hdc in last stitch (13) turn.
Row 34: Ch2, 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc 10, 2 hdc in last st (15) turn.
Row 35: Ch2, hdc to end, turn. (15)
Row 36: Ch2, 2 hdc in next st, hdc 12, 2 hdc in last st (17) turn, do not turn.
Row 37: Ch1, sc in same st as ch1, sc 33 sts evenly along the side of the cover (34 sc), sl st into next st, turn.
Row 38: Sl st into next st, sc in next, then (fphdc, bphdc) 13 times, hdc in next 7 sts, turn.
Row 39: Ch2, hdc in next 5, (fphdc, bphdc) 13 times, sc in next, sl st in next, Fasten off.
Attach yarn at opposite side, where the waistband meets the side of the diaper cover, working on the Right Side. Ch1, sc in same st as ch1, sc 33 sts evenly down side (34 sc), turn.
Row 40: Ch2, hdc in next 4 sts, (bphdc in next st, fphdc in next st) 13 times; hdc in next 2 sts, sl st to next space, Turn.
Row 41: sl st to the next st; (bphdc in next st, fphdc in next st) 13 times; hdc in next 5 sts; hdc in top of ch2; Do not Turn.
Row 42: Ch 1, sc2 in side of the last hdc worked; sc all around entire cover, working 3 sc into outer corners, and coming right back to the beg sc of this row. (You do not have to, but I prefer, on this row, to keep the *front post* stitches in pattern by working over these with a fpsc, but simply sc over the back post stitches in the row. This does help the elasticity of the middle back and the side of the legs, making for a snugger fit). Sl st to beg sc, fasten off, tidy ends invisibly.
Sew on 2 buttons, and your diaper cover is complete.
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