In today’s tutorial you’ll learn how to knit a Baby Diaper Cover; an easy knitting pattern, ideal for beginners. If you know your knits and purls, you can do it!
It’s quick to knit (you need around 3 hours to finish it), and only few grams of yarn are needed.
The pattern is available in two sizes: For babies from 0 to 3 months old, and babies from 3 to 6 months old.
For the small size (0-3 months): 40 gr. of cotton yarn (Medium, Number 4 or Worsted weight) using two strands held together.
For the bigger size (3-6 months): 55 gr. (You can substitute using tow strands by knitting with one strand of bulky yarn, number 5 or chunky).
2 x 6,5 mm / 10.5 US size knitting needles. These are on my wish list this month! Love them 😉
4 buttons for each size.(For the smallest size I used 8
14 st and 20 rows = 10 cm / 4 in.
Finished piece measurements
Width (once buttoned): 14 cm / 5.5 in for the small size; 17.5 cm / 6.9 in for the bigger size.
Total length: 13.5 cm / 5.3 in for the small size; 16 cm / 6.3 in for the bigger size.
CO: Cast on
RS: Right side of the work
1 x 1 Rib: Knit 1, Purl 1.
yo: Yarn over
k2tog: Knit two stitches together. (This is a right leaning decrease).
sp1passo: Slip one stitch as if to knit, purl 1, pass the slipped stitch over. (This is a left leaning decrease).
sk1passo: Slip one stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over. (This is a left leaning decrease).
kfb: Knit one stitch, don’t take it off the left-hand needle, knit the same stitch through the back loop. (This is an easy one to increase one stitch).
N.B: The pattern is written for
Baby Diaper Cover knitting pattern
CO 33 (39) st.
Knit 3 rows in 1 x 1 Rib stitch:
1º and every odd row: *K1, P1*. Repeat from * to *, to last st, K1.
2º and every even row: *P1, K1*. Repeat form * to *, to last st, P1.
Button holes (they will be made in rows 4º and 9º)
4º row (1º button hole): P1, K1, yo, k2tog, *P1, K1*. Repeat from * to *, ending with P1, to last 4 st, sp1passo, yo, K1, P1.
Continue knitting rows 5, 6, 7 and 8 in 1 x1 Rib stitch.
9º row: (2º button hole): K1, P1, yo, k2tog, *K1, P1*. Repeat from * to *, ending with K1, to last 4 st, sk1passo, yo, P1, K1.
Knit rows 10, 11, and 12 in Garter stitch (Knit every st on every row).
1º row: K3, 3 p der, sk1passo, K to last 5 st, k2tog, K3.
2º row: Knit across
Repeat these last two rows 7 (9) times more. 16 (18) rows in total.
Knit 8 (10) more rows in Garter stitch.
1º row: K3, kfb, K to last 4 st, kfb, K3.
2º row: K across
Knit these last two rows 2 (3) times more.
Knit 14 rows more in Garter stitch.
Knit 8 rows in 1 x 1 Rib stitch. On 9º row, BO in pattern (work each st as it presents).
Weave in the ends and sew on the buttons…and that’s it!
Enjoy the video:
Hugs and happy knitting,
Carolina – So Woolly