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The PEE-KA-BOO Crochet Diaper Cover is worked flat (back and forth rows), in one piece and vertically to its use.
We will begin by working the stitches on one of the sides, with increases and decreases to shape the diaper cover’s front area. Then we will continue with the back of it, adding stitches to form the straps.
Once the fabric is finished, we will fold it in half and join the open side to give it its final shape.
You will find all the instructions to crochet the PEEKABOO Dungarees in size 3-6 months in today’s tutorial.
In all my tutorials, I remind you that you can knit the garment without any problem following the instructions in this post. Still, the PDF pattern will give you some extra advantages and make your task much more comfortable.
The PDF pattern gives you some extra advantages that will make crocheting much easier
You can download your pattern and use it whenever you need it without depending on the mobile connection.
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You can print it to always have it by your side while you knit and do annotations, track marks, etc…
Detailed row by row directions
And stitch by stitch! This way, you don’t have to bother doing the maths yourself.
You will have a graphic pattern guide where you will see in a very visual way the shape of the garment, the arrangement of the stitches, the rows, etc.
- 2 balls of 50 gr. DUO by Sandnes Garn. 50 gr = 124 m. Color 2124 Gold.
- 5 mm crochet hook.
- 2 medium (1.5 mm) natural coconut buttons
- 3 small (1.1 mm) natural coconut buttons
- Tapestry needle
The recommended quality, DUO by Sandnes Garn , it’s a mix 55% merino wool and 45% cotton. Soft like cotton and warm like wool! Also, warm and soft, it has a beautiful color chart. If you are a lover of dusty roses, whitish greens, ocher and mustards, I am convinced that you are going to love it! You can see the color chart by clicking here.
I like all the tones of this quality, even the colors that do not usually attract my attention, they have given them a touch that I love. This is a small selection of my favorites:
I already used this same fiber to knit one of the versions of the Petit Knitted diaper cover (which you can see by clicking here) and I am sure that I will continue using it much more because it has gone straight to my favorites.
10×10 cm = 18 stitches X 23 rows in (sl)hdc-TBL
Terms and abbreviations
|st / sts||Stitch / stitches|
|(sl)st-TBL||Slip stitch through back loop only|
|(sl)hdc-TBL||Slip half double crochet through back loop only|
|(sl)st inc.||Slip Stitch increase: Work 1 sl st in the front loop and 1 sl st in the back loop of the same stitch|
You can learn to crochet Slip Half Double Crochet through back loop only, which finishing is very similar to the Knitted Brioche, by watching this video:
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How to make the Peekaboo Crochet Diaper Cover – Size 3-6 months
Crochet the front area of the diaper cover
To begin, chain 29 stitches, turn your work, and from the second stitch from the needle, work 6 sl st -TBL, 16 (sl)hdc-TBL, 6 sl st -TBL.
Crochet 6 more rows in the same way.
Remember that at the beginning of each row, you must make one height chain that does not count as a stitch.
From row 8, we are going to start increasing to shape the crotch area.
We will work 1 (sl)st inc. (slip stitch increase) at the end of the even rows as follows:
Row 8: ch 1, 6 sl st -TBL 17 (sl)hdc-TBL, 4 sl st -TBL, inc. sl st
Work increasing on even rows until you get to row 15, where we will open the first buttonhole for the strap.
Open the First Buttonhole for the strap of the Diaper Cover
Row 15: ch 1, 6 sl st -TBL, 20 (sl)hdc-TBL , 2 sl st -TBL, ch 1, skip 1 st, 3 sl st -TBL
Keep increasing on even rows until you get 35 stitches.
Once you have 35 stitches, we will stop increasing to form the placket of the crochet diaper cover.
This part consists of 10 rows, in which you should work the first 6 and last 6 stitches in (sl)st -TBL and the central stitches in (sl)hsc-TBL.
You must open the buttonholes on rows 1, 5 and 9 as follows: ch 1, 3 (sl)st -TBL, ch 1, skip 1 st, 2 (sl)st -TBL, 23 (sl)hdc-TBL , 6 (sl)st -TBL.
Once you have finished these 10 rows that form the crotch area, we will begin to decrease to form the other leg’s opening.
To make these decreases, we will crochet the odd rows without making a height chain, that is, once you finish an even row, turn your work and crochet from the second stitch from your needle. This will have decreased 1 stitch at the beginning of the row.
Open the Second Buttonhole for the strap
Once you get stitches, it’s time to open the second buttonhole for the strap on the next odd row.
Continue decreasing until you get 28 stitches and knit those 28 stitches for 7 rows.
You must continue crocheting the same sequence that we have used throughout the diaper cover, knitting the first 6 and last 6 stitches in (sl)st -TBL and the central stitches in (sl)hdc-TBL.
If you prefer to continue following the row by row instructions, remember that you have at your disposal a downloadable and printable PDF with the detailed pattern and charts so that you do not miss a single detail!
Crochet the back area of the diaper cover
Now we have completed the entire front area of PEEKABOO crochet Diaper Cover, and we will begin to shape the rear area.
This time, instead of working increases only on even rows, we will increase in both, even and odd rows every time we reach the area of the leg:
Odd rounds: ch 1, inc. (sl)st , 4 (sl)st -TBL, work in (sl)hdc-TBL until you only have 6 stitches left, 6 (sl)st -TBL
Even Rows: ch 1, 6 (sl)st -TBL, work (sl)hdc-TBL until there are only 5 stitches left, 4 (sl)st -TBL aum. sl st
Remember, to make an increase in Slip Stitch (sl)st inc. you must work 1 sl st through the front loop and 1 sl st through the same stitch’s back loop.
Work this way until you get 36 stitches.
Chain the stitches for the first strap
To form the first strap, at the end of the next odd row, chain 62 stitches, and from the second stitch from your needle, work 61 (sl)st, 6 (sl)sts-TBL, 26 (sl)hdc-TBL, 4 (sl)st-TBL, (sl) inc.
Continue working the strap stitches and increasing in the leg area for 8 more rows. The strap is formed by a total of 9 rows.
Once all the rows of the strap have been completed, work until you get 47 stitches and crochet 10 more rows without increasing, to form the rear closure placket.
Chain the stitches for the second strap
On the next odd round, chain 62 sts for the second strap and work 61 (sl) st inside the chain, 6 sl-TBL, 34 mpaD-TBL, 5 sl-TBL, skip 1 st without knitting and work the last st.
From here, we are going to start the decreases that will finish forming the back area of the diaper cover.
We will crochet these decreases in both the odd and even rows.
Odd rows: 6 pe-TBL, knit to mpaD-TBL until reaching the waistband area, 67 pe-TBL
Even rows: Ch 1, 67 dp-TBL, 32 dp-TBL, 5 sl-TBL, skip 1 st without knitting and work the last st.
Once you have worked the 9 rows that make up the strap, continue to work the leg area decreases on each row until you have 28 stitches.
Fold the crochet dungarees in half and join both sides with a slip stitch row. If it is more comfortable for you, you can make this union by sewing with a tapestry needle.
Finally, sew the medium buttons to the ends of the suspenders and the 3 small buttons facing the buttonholes on the diaper cover’s back.
As you can see, it is a very basic crochet garment that allows all kinds of customizations. You can crochet in vertical coloured stripes, add bobbles or decorative motifs, a little ruffle on the shoulder straps and easily adapt it to your personal taste and needs.
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Once you have finished your PEEKABOO Crochet Diaper Cover, share it with the world!. Show off the result on social networks with the hashtag #PeekabooDIaperCover and #creativaatelier, so we can all enjoy your creation.
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