Crocheted Newborn Ruffled Diaper Cover

Diaper Cover

I had plenty of left over yellow yarn from making my grandson’s chick hat so I’ve been looking for ideas to make.

I made a yellow diaper cover as part of my newborn grandson’s super hero costume so I decided to make his twin sister a matching diaper cover to go with her little flip flops.

I used the same free pattern from The Braden’s blog and added my own ruffles.  It took me about an hour and a half to make.  The pattern is for a new born size, you will have to make adjustments if you need a larger size.


G/6 Crochet Hook

For basic pattern from the Braden’s blog click here.

Follow the above pattern.

Add ruffles on the back of the diaper cover.  You will work on the rows where you can crochet in the front loops.  You can add as many rows of ruffles as you want.  You can even make the ruffle a different color than the diaper cover. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination!

Choose a row where you want your first ruffle.  I started on the fourth row from the top.

Attach yarn at the end of the right hand side of the row with a slip stitch.  Ch 1, single crochet across the row working in the front loops.

Ch 1, turn, in same stitch 1 hdc, 1dc, 1 hdc, 1sc. (This forms a shell pattern). Slip stitch into next stitch. *in next stitch 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc.  Slip stitch in next stitch.  Repeat from * across.  Ending with a shell pattern in the last stitch of the row.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Make as many more rows of ruffles as you like by repeating the instructions above.  Remember to attach yarn and work only in rows where you can crochet in the front loop.


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