Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Curling Baby Set

A free Crochet Pattern

I feel like this is a pattern that has taken a long time to come about. I also feel that if I don't get it out soon it will stay on my computer forever. I'm sorry if there are a couple of mistakes and inadequacies, but at the same time I have confidence in the simplicity of the pattern and its easiness to make adjustments.

I had a time deciding if I wanted a diaper cover that fit over cloth diapers or disposable diapers. I went ahead with the dimensions of a cloth diaper. Also when making them I felt like they were really long and that they would end up at the babies armpits. My first attempts were way to short, don't be afraid to make it longer.

Now that I have told you everything wrong with my pattern I will tell you what I love. I love the texture. I wanted something that was absorbent so I chose the front and back post stitch to give it extra padding. The moms that have tried them have been really excited about how well the diaper covers work. I also love that it can have multiple colors in it. And I can not forget the little booties they are way cute, and they work up in about ten minutes.

Yarn: Size 4: loops and thread or red heart. One skein makes a cover, hat and 2 booties.

Hook: J/10 6mm

Notions: thread and buttons

Size: small, medium, large
Diaper covers
Length: 13 (15, 17)
Front: 5 (6, 7)
Back: 11 (13, 15)
newborn, 0-3, 3-9, 9-12

Gauge:15 sts 13 rows equals 4 inches

Stitches Used: ch, sc, dc, sl st, fpdc, bpdc, sc2tog, sc3tog,

Copyright:Julia Schwartz. Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact

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Diaper cover

Row 1: Ch 4, make 17 (19, 21) fdc (18, (20,22) dc altogether).

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), turn, {skip 1 st, fpdc in next st, go back to missed st and fpdc}, repeat {to} 7 (8,9) times, dc in first dc .

Row 3:Ch 3, turn, bpdc in each st across, dc in last st.

Row 4- 12 (14, 16): Repeat rows 2 and 3 ending on row 2

Row 13 (15, 17): Ch 3, dc in same st for an increase, bpdc in each st across 2 dc in last stitch.

Row 14 (16, 18): Ch 3, fpdc in next st, {skip 1 st, fpdc in next st, go back to missed st and fpdc}, repeat {to} 6 times fpdc in next st, dc in 3rd ch of ch 3.

Row 15 (17 19): Repeat row 12(14, 16).

(For larger sizes you may find that you will want to add another increase row. )

Row 16 (18, 20): Ch 3, {skip 1 st, fpdc in next st, go back to missed st and fpdc}, repeat {to} 7 (8) times dc in 3rd ch of ch 3.

Row 17- 22 (19- 24, 21-28): Repeat rows 2 and 3 starting with 3 and ending with row 2

Row 23 (25, 29): Ch 7 (9, 11) , dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 2 (4, 6) chs, bpdc in each st across, at last dc add 4 (6) fdc.

Row 24 (26, 30): Ch 3, {skip 1 st, fpdc in next st, go back to missed st and fpdc}, repeat 13 (16) times dc in 3rd ch of ch 3.

Row 25 (27, 31): Ch 3, bpdc in each st across, dc in last st,

Row 26 (28, 31): Repeat row 24.

For all sizes: Sc in in each st around diaper cover for a border, and in each corner st add 2 sc.

Sew on four buttons to the front of the diaper cover to match up with the open holes in the stitches.


Round 1: Ch 4, 8 (9,10) dc in 4th ch from hook, ( 9 (10,11) dc total).

Round 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch here and throughout), 2 fpdc in starting st and in in each 1 around, sl st into first fpdc. 18 ( 20, 22) stitches total

Round 3: Ch 2, {fpdc in next 2 fpdc, go back 1 st and fpdc} repeat {to} around, sl st in beginning fpdc.

Round 4: Ch 2, {2 fpdc in first st, fpdc in next 2 st} repeat {to} around, sl st in beginning fpdc.

Round 5: Ch 2, {skip 1 fpdc, fpdc in next st, fpdc in skipped fpdc}, repeat {to} around, sl st in beginning fpdc.

Round 6: Ch 2, fpdc in each st across, sl st in beginning fpdc

Rounds 7- 12: Repeat rounds 5 and 6

Round 13: Sc in starting st, and around sl st in last st.

Round 14: Repeat round 13. Finish off. Weave in all ends

For larger sizes it might be necessary to add more rows.

Booties (newborn size only)

Round 1: Ch 7, sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 4 ch, 4 sc in next ch making a turn as you go, sc in next 4 ch, 2 sc in last ch, sl st in beginning sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in starting sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next 3 sc, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sl st in beginning sc.

Round 3: (in bl only) ch 3, dc in each st around, sl st in beginning ch 3.

Round 4: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), {sk 1 dc, fpdc in next, fpdc in skipped dc}, repeat {to} 3 times, tog3fpdc for next 3 dc, {sk 1 dc, fpdc in next, fpdc in skipped dc}, repeat {to} 4 times, sl st into beginning fpdc.

Round 5: Sl st into next st, sc in next 6 st, sc3tog, in next 3 st, sc in next 7 st, sc2tog in last 2 st, sl st in beginning st.

Round 6: Ch 1, sc in same st, and in next 5 st, sc3togin next 3 st, sc in next 5 st, sc2tog in last 2 st, sl st in beginning st. Finish off. Weave in all ends.

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  1. What a sweet set...thank you so much! My nephew just had a girl last week so I shall make little Sophie a set. Can't wait to see what you publish!

  2. Thank you! I can hardly wait till April. It can't get here fast enough.

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  4. Hi there. Thanks for such a lovely pattern. Can you tell me how I'd go about increasing the hat for an adult size? I'd really appreciate it. Thanks.

  5. You can repeat rows 3 and 4 But make your increases match the same number as your first row. So if your first row has 9 stitches make sure that each row you add you are adding 9 sit he's to that row. Keep increasing till your circle measures the circumstance you are wanting. Then just Start repeating rows 5 and 6 till you have your desired length.

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  7. oops I did not mean to remove your comment. The 18 DC is referring to how many stitches total you will have in your row. so including the ch st and the foundation stitches there will be 18 DC.

  8. Hi, i fell in love with the set as soon as i saw it. i'm relatively new to crochet and am having trouble with the 2nd row, it says to repeat whats in between the ** for 7 times but in doing so i am ending my last fpdc 6 stitches away from the end of the piece, am i doing something wrong?

  9. I think I would need more info to give you an accurate answer. But it sounds like you just need to add more repeats.

  10. Hello again,

    For the larger hat would the increase be in round 3 or 4?

  11. Are you talking about your earlier question with the adult size? If that is the case you would start the increase at row five, but you would be following the directions of row 3. With the increase of nine. Does that help?

  12. For the new rnd 5 (adult size) I repeated rnd 3 exactly. For rnd 6 I repeated rnd 4 but Fpdc in the next 3. Is that correct? I've been repeating the original 5& 6 but my hat is not turning down.

    Thanks for your patience.

  13. sorry I have been visiting family and I have been away from family. what do you mean you Fpdc in the next 3. What is the three? my guess is that you maybe increased to much.

  14. im confused about starting the diaper cover. row1 you say ch4 and 17fdc. where am i doing this 17? would that be forming a circle?

  15. Fdc means Foundation double crochet. you are building your chains as you make the dcs. There are great tutorials online on how to make this stitch.

  16. your peek a boo afghan is amazing. i noticed a cute pink elephant in the photo. do you have the pattern or know where i can find the pattern for the elephant ?

    1. I'm in the middle of moving again, but I will look for it. If I remember right is was in a old fair and bazaar crochet leaflet.

  17. I am having trouble with the second row of the diaper. Do you have a video on it to help me? Thank you

  18. Can you clarify what you mean by "go back 1 st" in row 3 of the hat? It says: Round 3: Ch 2, *fpdc in next 2 fpdc, go back 1 st and fpdc* repeat around, sl st in beginning fpdc. Thank you in advance for the clarification!

    1. pretty much what it is saying is that you are adding an increase while you are making a crossover. Normally If you were not adding stitches I would have you sk a stitch make a fpdc, then go back to the sk stitch and make a fpdc. But in this row you are adding a stitch in place of skipping a stitch. Does that make sense? So you are making a fpdc in the next two stitches then you are going back to the first of the two stitches and making another fpdc in the same st.

  19. Aww, this is such a cute set, love it.

  20. What a great set! I cant wait to make it.