March 16, 2014

"A Little Love" Diaper Cover

**NOTE: DESIGN IS ON THE FRONT AND BACK OF THE DIAPER COVER

You will need:
Sock Loom 2 

Two different colors of worsted weight yarn (4). [Navy Blue and Yellow were used]
Crochet Hook
Loom Tool
Stitch Markers
Scissors

Pattern:

Before beginning determine what is your Main Color (MC) and what is going to be your Contrasting Color (CC). 

  • Start with one side of the Sock Loom 2 (24 pegs). 
    • Begin at the 6th peg and cast on 12 pegs. (You should have 5 empty pegs on each side of the stitches you casted on)
    • Now do 17 rows of the garter stitch (knit a row, purl a row, repeat process)
    • Attach the first row to the other side of the loom. Note: You will not be able to place them on the same amount of pegs, instead you will attach them on one less peg on each side as shown in picture below. 
  • Now cut yarn leaving a tail. 
  • Start a new cast on row at the beginning like normal. 
  • Knit one row in a round, using all pegs on loom. You will be wrapping the loom twice so there will be some pegs with 3 loops on them. Simply Knit 2 loops over 1 on those pegs. 
  • Work in a round for 5 knit rows (I used e-wrap method). 
  • You have now created the holes for the legs. 
  • Time to work the diagram below which is set up to work the pattern on BOTH SIDES of the diaper cover: 
  • Make sure to pay attention to what color you are using either MC = Main Color or AC = Alternating Color. This is where stitch markers will be very useful!! 
  • Rows 1-5 Knit in MC 
  • Rows 6-8 K3 MC, K3 AC *repeat to end of row (when you cast on the AC color it will be on the first peg of the 3 you do in that color)
  • Rows 9-11 K3 AC, K3 MC *repeat to end of row
  • Now cut AC and tie it to MC color
  • Rows 12-13 Knit MC
  • Using stitch markers mark off the following for Row 14 (I have written it like this to help you check off as you set it up.):
    • K2 MC 
    • K3 AC 
    • K2 MC 
    • K3 AC 
    • K3 MC 
    • K1 AC
    • K3 MC 
    • K3 AC
    • K9 MC 
    • K3 AC 
    • K2 MC 
    • K3 AC
    • K3 MC
    • K1 AC 
    • K3 MC 
    • K3 AC 
    • K7 MC
  • Rows 15-16 adjust your stitch markers for the following below. I know it looks intimidating but there are only minor changes. This is to check your work.
    • K2 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K4 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K1 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K2 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K1 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K2 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K11 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K4 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K1 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K2 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K1 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K2 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K9 MC
  • Row 17 adjust to the following: (Again Minor Changes)
    • K2 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K4 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K1 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K2 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K1 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K2 MC
    • K2 AC
    • K10 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K4 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K1 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K2 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K1 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K2 MC
    • K2 AC
    • K8 MC
  • Rows 18-19 adjust as follows:
    • K2 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K4 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K1 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K2 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K1 MC
    • K1AC
    • K2 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K11 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K4 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K1 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K2 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K1 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K2 MC
    • K1AC
    • K9 MC
  • Row 20: 
    • K2 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K4 MC
    • K3 AC
    • K2 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K1 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K2 MC
    • K3 AC
    • K9 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K4 MC
    • K3 AC
    • K2 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K1 MC
    • K1 AC
    • K2 MC
    • K3 AC
    • K7 MC
  • WOOHOO THAT PART IS DONE!! Love takes work right? 
  • Now cut AC color and tie to MC color
  • Rows 21-24 Knit in MC color
  • Crochet bind off with 2 chains in between.
  • For the "belt" I used 3 strands of yarn (1 blue, 2 yellow) and braided them together. I then worked it through where I had crochet bind off alternating "in" and "out" of the holes. You could use ribbon as well.
  • I believe this will work for newborn or slightly bigger depending on the baby.