How to Crochet a Diaper Wrap

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Crocheted diaper wraps, also called, covers or soakers, are so adorable; especially to cover a diaper under a baby girl's matching pretty crocheted dress. Crocheted diaper wraps are gaining popularity and shown on babies in photo studio advertisements all over the Internet and in crafting websites. This quick crocheting pattern is for a diaper wrap that tapers in front and back and is held together with ties. Appliqué embellishments add a charming look.

Things You'll Need

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hooks
  • Scissors
  • Large-eyed blunt needle
  • Crochet a chain of 30 stitches with worsted weight yarn and a size H crochet hook to start making the back of the diaper wrap. For row one, double crochet in the fourth chain from the hook and in each chain to the end (28 double crochets). Turn the row. Do not make a chain here, just turn the work.

  • Work a slipstitch in the first stitch to begin decreasing (for a tapered diaper cover) in Row 2. Make a double crochet in the next stitch and in each stitch across. Do not make a double crochet in the last stitch, which is the beginning chain (26 double crochets).Turn your work. Repeat this step for rows three to eleven (24, 22, 20, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8 double crochets in the respective rows). This gives a tapered effect for the back of the diaper wrap.

  • Chain 3 after turning your work to do Row 12 and double crochet in each of the eight stitches across. Chain 3 and turn your work.

  • Work a double crochet in the same chain 3-space you just made to begin increasing rows to taper up the diaper wrap's front side. Made a double crochet across the row, making two double crochet in the last stitch (a chain 3-space), again, to increase row stitches now. Chain 3 and turn your work. Repeat this step for Rows 13 to 19 (10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 double crochets in the respective rows). This gives an upward tapered effect for the front of the diaper wrap. Do not fasten off.

  • Work a double crochet in each 22 stitches across Row 20. Chain 1, but do not turn.

  • Make a foundation-edging row around the diaper wrap by making single crochet stitches with crochet hook size I in the ends of each row. Work 3 single crochets in each corner so no bunching occurs. Join with a slipstitch in the first foundation single crochet stitch. To finish the edging, join with white yarn or other contrasting colored yarn and with crochet hook sized J, chain 1 and then work single crochets in each stitch around in the foundation row. Slip stitch in the first single crochet to join. Do not fasten off.

  • Crochet a chain of 30 stitches to make the first tie. Fasten off. Make a slipknot in the end of the chain. Join the white yarn in the other three corners and crochet chains of 30 stitches to make the other ties. Trim the ends to match lengths. Tie the ties into two bows to hold the diaper wrap on the baby. Work in any yarn ends to hide.

  • Sew on appliqués with a large-eyed blunt needle and matching yarn to the front of the diaper wrap such as a football for boys or a flower for girls. For the back, add two small crocheted white square pockets on the back of the diaper wrap for boys if you want. Crochet ruffles on the back for a baby girl by picking up a stitch loop, chain 3 to start, then make a single crochet, another chain 3, single crochet in the stitch and going from there across. Make three or four rows of ruffles. Embellishments like these suggestions look sweet in a photo when baby lies on his or her belly.

Tips & Warnings

  • Buy yarn on sale.

References

  • Photo Credit BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images
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