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Soakers “Holy Guacamole” - Free Pattern For Diaper Cover For 0-3

I knitted this unisex "diaper cover" a while ago. I never made a video, but I wrote a pattern as I knitted.

The other day a lady was watching my "thick yarn diaper cover video" and asked for a pattern (or video?) where I use thinner yarn... so I digged this pattern from my files. It is knitted from a cotton yarn, that is approximately thick just like a worsted yarn #4.

I think this diaper would fit most likely a baby about 3 months old, or a big newborn, or a small 6 months old baby...

Enjoy.


Size:
Newborn

Measurements:
Waist - 14”
Rise - 14” (measured from the top of the diaper in front all the way to the top of the diaper in back)

Material:
Lily, “Sugar’n Cream”, color “Guacamole”, 2oz./56.7g, aprox 95 yds/86 m
Needles size US 8 (5 mm)
Sewing needle 2 Buttons

Gauge:
4” x 4” = 16 sts x 28 rows (in seed stitch pattern)

Abbreviations:
CO - cast on
K - knit
P - purl
SLS - slip last stitch from left needle onto right needle and with yarn in front without knitting
K2tog - knit two stitches together
P2tog - purl two stitches together
m1R - make one stitch to the right (right increase)
m1L - make one stitch to the left (left increase)
BO - bind off


Step-by-Step Directions:
Foundation Row - CO 30 st




Front Waist
Row 1-8                K1, *K1, P1* - repeat to last stitch, then either K1 or SLS

Front: 

Row 9                   K1, *[K1, P1]* - repeat to last stitch, then either K1 or SLS
Row 10                *[K1, P1]* - repeat to last 2 stitches, then either K2 or K1 and SLS

Repeat Rows 9 and 10 until your knitted part measures about 5.5” in length (including the waist) - for me it was eleven more times (Rows 11 through 32)

Crotch part:

Row 33                 K1, P2tog, *[K1, P1]* - repeat to last 3 stitches, then K2tog, and either K1 or SLS
Row 34                 K1, *[K1, P1]* - repeat to last stitch, then either K1 or SLS
Row 35                 K1, K2tog, *[P1, K1]* - repeat to last 3 stitches, then P2tog, and either K1 or SLS
Row 36                 *[K1, P1]* - repeat to last 2 stitches, then K1, and either K1 or SLS
Row 37                 K1, P2tog, *[K1, P1]* - repeat to last 3 stitches, then K2tog, and either K1 or SLS
Row 38                 K1, *[K1, P1]* - repeat to last stitch, then either K1 or SLS
Row 39                 K1, K2tog, *[P1, K1]* - repeat to last 3 stitches, then P2tog, and either K1 or SLS
Row 40                 *[K1, P1]* - repeat to last 2 stitches, then K1, and either K1 or SLS
Row 41                 K1, *K1, P1* - repeat to last stitch, then either K1 or SLS
Row 42                 *[K1, P1]* - repeat to last 2 stitches, then either K2 or K1 and SLS
Row 43                 K1, *[K1, P1]* - repeat to last stitch, then either K1 or SLS
Row 44                 *[K1, P1]* - repeat to last 2 stitches, then either K2 or K1 and SLS

Back:

Row 45-54           K1, m1R, *[K1, P1]* - repeat to last stitch, then m1L and either K1 or SLS
Row 55                K1, m1R, *[K1, P1]* - repeat to last stitch, then m1L and either K1 or SLS
Row 56                K1,*[K1, P1]* - repeat to last stitch, then K1 or SLS
Row 57                K1, m1R, *[P1, K1]* - repeat to last stitch, then m1L and either K1 or SLS
Row 58                K1,*[P1, K1]* - repeat to last stitch, then K1 or SLS

Repeat Rows 55-58  five more times (Rows 59 through 78)

Back Waist:

Row 79-81          K1, *[K1, P1]* - repeat to last stitch, then either K1 or SLS
Row 82               K2, P1, YO2x, P2tog, *[K1, P1]* - repeat to last 6 stitches, then P2tog, YO2x, P1,                               K1, P1, and either K1 or SLS
Row 83               K2, P1, K1, unroll one YO and then P1 (makes bigger hole), *[K1, P1]* - repeat to                              last 5 stitches, then K1, unroll one YO and then P1 (makes bigger hole), P1, K1, P1,                            then either K1 or SLS
Row 84-85         K1, *[K1, P1]* - repeat to last stitch, then either K1 or SLS
Row 86              BO all sts

Finishing:
Weave in both ends, and sew on 2 buttons.


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