A free crochet diaper cover pattern that's quick to work up. The modern high rise style and stretchy band make sure you'll have a good fit for your baby. The pom poms add cuteness. A video tutorial explains how to crochet the unique band.

I’m jazzed to share this easy crochet diaper cover pattern with you. I forgot how much I love crocheting baby clothes. The colors are soft, you can whip them up in a flash, and everything is cuter in that teeny tiny size. 

Why You’ll Love This Diaper Cover Crochet Pattern.

  • High-waisted modern style.
  • The waistband is extra stretchy for a snug fit.
  • You can adjust how big of a leg opening you need, for those extra chunky thighs. Is there anything cuter?!
  • The mixed stitches create a beautiful stretchy texture that doesn’t have large gaps in the fabric.high waisted bloomers A free crochet pattern for babies.

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The modern crochet pattern alternates half double crochet and single crochet stitches in the same row. The different stitch height creates a lovely texture.

What You Need To Make Your Crochet Diaper Cover

I tried a few different yarn types for this easy crochet diaper cover pattern. I loved the cotton for a lighter weight spring bloomer and the stitch definition. I choose the Red Heart Soft Yarn solely for the dusty rose color that’s so hard to find, but its softness is perfect babies. Any basic worsted weight yarn will do. Make sure you match crochet gauge for a perfect fit.

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Gauge

14sts x 13 rows = 4”
The pattern for the gauge swatch.
Ch 21
Row 1: 1 hdc in 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in the next ch, (1 hdc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch) repeat across. Turn (20sts)
Rows 2-16: ch 1, (1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in next st)repeat across. Turn (20sts)

Pattern Notes

The diaper cover is crocheted from the top down, starting with the band. To refresh how to slip stitch crochet, check out this post. You might be surprised how easy it is to insert your hook into the wrong loop.

You will crochet the entire band than working in only half of those stitches you will create the body of the diaper cover. At the end, you will sew the back of the diaper cover body to the rest of the unworked band.

Here’s what the crochet baby bloomers look like before you sew everything together.

free crochet diaper cover pattern 3-6 months
Watch the video tutorial to learn how to crochet the slip stitch band and work the first row of the diaper cover body.

Abbreviations (US Crochet Terminology)

  • ch(s) = chain(s)
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • (BLO) = back loop only
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together (decrease)
  • hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 stitches together (decrease)

Sizing

  • 0-3 Month: 6.25” wide x 6” long
  • 3-6 Month: 8” wide x 7.5” long
  • 6-12 Month: 9” wide x 8” long
  • 12-18 Month: 10.25 x 9.5” long

0-3 Month Crochet Diaper Cover Pattern

Band

Ch 10
Row 1: 1 sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sl st in each ch across. Turn. (9sts)
Rows 2-66: ch 1, (BLO) sl st in each st across. Turn. (9sts)
Diaper Cover Body
Row 1: ch 1, evenly space 44 hdc’s across the edge of the band. Skipping every 3rd row. Turn. (44sts)
Row 2: ch 1, (1 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st) work in the next 22 sts. Turn. (22sts) This will leave the last 22 sts unworked. We will attach the back of the diaper cover to these sts at the very end. 


Rows 3-9: ch 1, ( 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in the next st) repeat across. Turn. (22sts)
Row 10: ch 1, (sc2tog, hdc2tog) work 2 times, sc2tog, 1 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, (hdc2tog, sc2tog) work 2 times, hdc2tog. Turn. (12sts)
Rows 11-18: ch 1, (1 sc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st) repeat across. Turn. (12sts)
Row 19: ch 1, (2 sc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st) work 2 times 2 sc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, (2 hdc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st) work 2 times, 2 hdc in the last st. Turn. (22sts)
Rows 20-27: ch 1, (1 sc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st) repeat across. Turn. (22sts)

3-6 Month Crochet Diaper Cover Pattern

Band
Ch 10
Row 1: 1 sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sl st in each ch across. Turn. (9sts)
Rows 2-80: ch 1, (BLO) sl st in each st across. Turn. (9sts)
Diaper Cover Body
Row 1: ch1, evenly space 56 hdc’s across the edge of the band. Skipping every 3rd row. Turn. (56sts)
Row 2: ch 1, (1 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st) work in the next 28 sts. Turn. (28sts) This will leave the last 28 sts unworked. We will attach the back of the diaper cover to these sts at the very end.


Rows 3-13: ch 1, (1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in the next st) repeat across. Turn. (28sts)
Row 14: ch 1, (sc2tog, hdc2tog)work 3 times, (1 sc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st)work 2 times, (sc2tog, hdc2tog)work 3 times. Turn. (16sts)
Rows 15-22: ch 1, (1 sc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st) repeat across. Turn. (16sts)
Row 23: ch 1, (2 sc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st)work 3 times, (1 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st)work 2 times, (2 hdc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st)work 3 times. Turn. (28sts)
Rows 24-37: ch 1, (1 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st) repeat across. Turn. (28sts)

6-12 Month Crochet Diaper Cover Pattern

Band
Ch 10
Row 1: 1 sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sl st in each ch across. Turn. (9sts)
Rows 2-96: ch 1, (BLO) sl st in each st across. Turn. (9sts)
Diaper Cover Body
Row 1: ch 1, evenly space 64 hdc’s across the edge of the band. Skipping every 3rd row. Turn. (64sts)
Row 2: ch 1, (1 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st) work in the next 32sts. Turn. (32sts) This will leave the last 32sts unworked. We will attach the back of the diaper cover to these unworked sts at the very end.

how to crochet into the slip stitch band of the diaper cover crochet pattern
Rows 3-16: ch 1, (1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in the next st)repeat across. Turn. (32sts)
Row 17: ch 1, (sc2tog, hdc2tog)work 8 times.Turn. (16sts)
Rows 18-27: ch 1, (1 sc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st) repeat across. Turn. (16sts)
Row 28: ch 1, (2 sc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st)work 8 times. Turn. (32sts)
Rows 29-43: ch 1, (1 sc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st) repeat across. Turn. (32sts)

12-18 Month Crochet Diaper Cover Pattern

Band
Ch 10
Row 1: 1 sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sl st in each ch across. Turn. (9sts)
Rows 2-108: ch 1, (BLO) sl st in each st across. Turn. (9sts)
Diaper Cover Body
Row 1: ch 1, evenly space 72 hdc’s across the edge of the band. Skipping every 3rd row. Turn. (72sts)
Row 2: ch 1, (1 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st) work in the next 36sts. Turn. (36sts) This will leave the last 36sts unworked. We will attach the back of the diaper cover to these unworked sts at the very end.


Rows 3-19: ch 1, (1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in the next st)repeat across. Turn. (36sts)
Row 20: ch 1, (sc2tog, hdc2tog)work 9 times.Turn. (18sts)
Rows 21-30: ch 1, (1 sc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st) repeat across. Turn. (18sts)
Row 31: ch 1, (2 sc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st)work 9 times. Turn. (36sts)
Rows 32-49: ch 1, (1 sc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st) repeat across. Turn. (36sts)

A crochet diaper cover pattern tutorial that has a modern high rise fit.

Sewing It All Together

  1. This is what the finished crochet diaper cover looks like before you sew it together.
  2. Fold the diaper cover body in half. Match up the last row worked to the first row worked into the waistband. Hand sew together.
  3. Sew the sides of the diaper cover together. Leave an opening on the bottom of each side for the legs. Use the guide below for seam length measurements.

Seam length from the top of the band to the top of the leg opening.
0-3 Month: 3.75” seam
3-6 Month: 4.25” seam
6-12 Month: 5” seam
12-18 Month: 5.5” seam

Waist Tie

Crochet a 25”-30” long chain. Use the tapestry needle to thread through the middle of the waistband. Add 2 small pom poms to the ends of the chain. Tie into a bow.

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