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"Jaded" Diaper Cover For Newborn Boys - Easy Project

Just an idea how diaper cover may look like
with small "manly" buttons
In the past I have knitted couple of diaper covers/soakers. One such diaper cover can be found HERE (including a video) and the other can be found HERE. Both include a free written pattern.

But today, I would like to share with all of my crochet virtual friends another free written pattern - my newest (and fairly easy) diaper cover project (plus two videos - one for right-handed and one for left-handed crochet artisans).

As you see, I worked with a yarn in the color that resembles a stone Jade, which is an emperor's gem. I love the idea that it represents benevolence, honesty, wisdom, integrity and bravery - great iconographics about it HERE - which is actually quite interesting. I would like to mention also that the yarn is soft and I love the fact that it is a blend of two natural fibers - cotton and merino wool.

This pattern is textured, yet simple enough for someone that is seasoned beginner. My video will help those that are slightly inexperienced but have courage to push themselves a little further. As for the experienced ones - it is a very easy and fast project.

You can make it in any color to accommodate both genders. You could also "play" with two colors to make it even more interesting, such as crochet around with an off white yarn. This pattern could be unisex - if you make it in a different color with a different style edging - even girls could wear it.






Size:
Newborn

Measurements:
Waist - 14.5” (buttons can be moved to accommodate a larger waist)
Rise - 14” (measured from the top of the diaper in front all the way to the top of the diaper in back)


Material:
Brown Sheep Co., Cotton Fleece, Color "Jubilant Jade", 215 yds/197 m, 80% cotton/20% Merino
Hook size G (4 mm)
Small Buttons
Scissors
Yarn Needle
Sewing Needle




Abbreviations:
ch - chain
hdc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
st(s) - stitch(es)
sl st - slip stitch
prev. - previous

Gauge:
single crochet stitches
4" x 4" = 18 st x 10 rows



Step-by-Step:

Foundation: ch60

Row 1               1 hdc into 3rd ch, then 1 hdc into each ch to end
Row 2               ch2, 1 hdc through the front loop of the each st from prev. row (total ch2 + 58 hdc)
Row 3               ch2, 1 hdc in next st, *[1 dc around front post of hdc below next st, 1 hdc into next 2 consecutive sts]* - repeat to end

Repeat Rows 2 & 3  three (3) more times (Rows 4-9)

Row 10              same as Row 2, fasten off your yarn

Place marker into each 18th st counted from each end. You will work in the middle. Working on the RIGHT SIDE of the diaper cover start at the 19th st with ch2. This will be your Row 11. You will work with 23 sts, ending with 2 hdc sts, in which last hdc st will be placed in the place of second marker.

Place markers as shown in the image


Row 11              same as Row 3
Row 12              same as Row 2

Repeat Rows 11 & 12  eleven (11) more times (Rows 13-34)

Finish crocheting around the perimeter of the entire diaper cover with a back single crochet stitch. (Watch my video how to do it). Weave in the ends. Sow on small buttons that can fit into the spaces where the double first double crochet stitches are.

The right side of the diaper cover - crocheted around with back single crochet stitches

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Other Crocheted Items you may want to check out

Crocheted Hat for AGD Or Preemie Baby - Be My Valentine
Crocheted Slippers (adult)
Crocheted Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Three Summer Crocheted Hats For Babies
Crocheted Spring Hat (youth/adult)
Crocheted Hat With Raised Design (Youth)
Chicken Placemat For Kids
Simple Crocheted Headband
Simple Crocheted Coasters

Knits you may enjoy checking out:


Knitted Long Basic Mittens (adult)
Basic Knitted Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Knitted Striped Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Charcoal Hat With Rolled Up Edge (youth/adult)
Spring To Fall Lacy Hat (youth/adult)


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