Sunday, 9 November 2014

Star Stitch Diaper Cover



Star Stitch Diaper Cover
 
To fit:
Newborn; 0-6 months; 6-12 Months; 12-18 months; 18-24 months
Materials:  1 skein worsted weight (aran/10ply) yarn; 5mm hook; 5.5mm hook; yarn needle; 2 buttons
Abbreviations:  sc = single crochet; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 together; Star St (See Special Stitch); trc = treble crochet; beg = beginning; rep = repeat; yo = yarn over
Special Stitch:  “Star St”:
At the beginning of a row:  Ch3, insert hook into 1 st chain from hook; pull yarn through; insert hook into 2nd chain from hook; pull yarn through; insert hook into base st of ch3; pull yarn through; insert hook into next stitch; pull yarn through; insert hook into next st; pull yarn through (6 loops on hook); yo, pull through all 6 loops on hook, Chain 1 to close up the Star stitch and make the “eye”.
In the middle of a row:  working with a previously worked double crochet: insert hook into 1st loop down from hook; pull yarn through; insert hook into 2nd loop down from hook; pull yarn through; insert hook into base st of dc; pull yarn through; insert hook into next stitch; pull yarn through; insert hook into next st; pull yarn through (6 loops on hook); yo, pull through all 6 loops on hook, Chain 1 to close up the Star stitch and make the “eye”.
Top and bottom loop of double crochet – work beginning of star stitch into these two loops.  Note that when working the star stitch, you need to pull the yarn up to the same height as the other loops each time you draw it through.
Gauge:  6 stars and 8 rows of stars (including hdc rows between) on 5mm hook = 4”
Pattern is written in US terms, a conversion chart is included at the end.


Pattern:
Newborn:  
Row 1:  With 5mm hook, make a hdc foundation chain of 50.  Alternatively, chain 51, hdc into 3rd chain from hook and to end.  (50)  Turn.
Row 2:  Ch4, trc in every stitch to end, turn.
Row 3:  Ch2, hdc to end.  Fasten off.
Row 4:  Attach yarn to 12th st from right hand side; ch3, Star St 13 times, dc into same st as completing last star st.  Turn.
Row 5:  Ch2, 2 hdc into each “eye” of the star made in the previous row.  Hdc into top of ch3 from prev row.  Turn.
Row 6:  Ch3, Star Stitch across 13 times, dc in top of ch2 from prev row.  Turn.
Row 7:   Ch2,  2 hdc into each  “eye”; hdc into top of ch3.  Turn.
Row 8:  Repeat Row 6
Row 9:  Ch2, hdc2tog in next “eye”; 2 hdc in next 11 eyes, hdc2tog in next eye, hdc into top of ch3.  Turn.
Row 10:  Ch3, Star st 12 times, dc into top of ch2; Turn.
Row 11:  Ch2, hdc2tog in next eye, 2hdc into each of the next 10 eyes, hdc2tog in next eye, hdc in top of ch3. Turn.
Row 12:  Ch3, Star st 11 times; dc in top of ch2.  Turn.
Row 13:  Ch2, hdc2tog in next eye, 2 hdc in next 9 eyes, hdc2tog in next eye, hdc in top of ch3, Turn.
Row 14:  Ch3, Star st 10 times; dc in top of ch2.  Turn.
Row 15:  Ch2, hdc2tog in next eye, 2 hdc into next 8 eyes, hdc2tog in next eye, hdc in top of ch3.  Turn.
Row 16:  Ch3, Star st 9 times, dc in top of ch2.  Turn.
Row 17: Ch2, 2hdc in each eye to end, hdc in top of ch3; turn.
Row 18: Ch3, Star st 9 times, dc in top of ch2.  Turn.
Row 19:  Ch2, 2 hdc in each eye across, hdc in top of ch3.  Turn.
Repeat rows 18 & 19 to 11” ending with a star st row.
Next Row:  Ch2, hdc in same st as ch2 (increase made), 2 hdc in each eye to end, 2 hdc in top of ch3.  Turn.
Next Row:  Ch3, Star st 10 times, dc in top of ch2, Turn.
Next Row:  Ch2, hdc in same st as ch2, 2 hdc in each eye, 2 hdc in top of ch3.  Turn.
Next Row:  Ch3, Star st 11 times, dc in top of ch 2.  Turn.
The diaper cover should now be 13” long.  If not, work 2 more rows then continue as follows:
Ch2, 2hdc in each eye across to end, hdc in top of ch3; Turn.  ch1, sc all around the diaper cover; working (sc, ch1, sc) into outer corners.  Sl st to beg sc.  Turn.
Ch1, sc all around the edge of the cover once more with the same or with contrasting yarn, sl st to beg sc.  Fasten off.
Weave in ends, sew on 2 buttons and your diaper cover is complete.


0-6 months:
Row 1:  With 5mm hook, make a hdc foundation chain of 55.  Alternatively, chain 56, hdc into 3rd chain from hook and to end.  (55)  Turn.
Row 2:  Ch4, trc in every stitch to end, turn.
Row 3:  Ch2, hdc to end.  Fasten off.
Row 4:  Attach yarn to 14th st from right hand side; ch3, Star St 14 times, dc into same st as completing last star st.  Turn.
Row 5:  Ch2, 2 hdc into each “eye” of the star made in the previous row.  Hdc into top of ch3 from prev row.  Turn.
Row 6:  Ch3, Star Stitch across 14 times, dc in top of ch2 from prev row.  Turn.
Row 7:   Ch2, 2 hdc into each  “eye”; hdc into top of ch3.  Turn.
Row 8:  Repeat Row 6
Row 9:  Ch2, hdc2tog in next “eye”; 2 hdc in next 12 eyes, hdc2tog in next eye, hdc into top of ch3.  Turn.
Row 10:  Ch3, Star st 13 times, dc into top of ch2; Turn.
Row 11:  Ch2, hdc2tog in next eye, 2hdc into each of the next 11 eyes, hdc2tog in next eye, hdc in top of ch3. Turn.
Row 12:  Ch3, Star st 12 times; dc in top of ch2.  Turn.
Row 13:  Ch2, hdc2tog in next eye, 2 hdc in next 10 eyes, hdc2tog in next eye, hdc in top of ch3, Turn.
Row 14:  Ch3, Star st 11 times; dc in top of ch2.  Turn.
Row 15:  Ch2, hdc2tog in next eye, 2 hdc into next 9 eyes, hdc2tog in next eye, hdc in top of ch3.  Turn.
Row 16:  Ch3, Star st 10 times, dc in top of ch2.  Turn.
Row 17:  Ch2, hdc2tog in next eye, 2 hdc in next 8 eyes, hdc2tog in next eye, hdc in top of ch3.  Turn.
Row 18: Ch3, Star st 9 times, dc in top of ch2.  Turn.
Row 19:  Ch2, 2 hdc in each eye across, hdc in top of ch3.  Turn.
Repeat rows 18 & 19 to 11” ending with a star st row.
Next Row:  Ch2, hdc in same st as ch2 (increase made), 2 hdc in each eye to end, 2 hdc in top of ch3.  Turn.
Next Row:  Ch3, Star st 10 times, dc in top of ch2, Turn.
Next Row:  Ch2, hdc in same st as ch2, 2 hdc in each eye, 2 hdc in top of ch3.  Turn.
Next Row:  Ch3, Star st 11 times, dc in top of ch 2.  Turn.
The diaper cover should now be 13” long.  If not, work 2 more rows then continue as follows:
Next Row:  Ch2, 2 hdc in each “eye” to end, hdc in top of ch3.  Do not turn.  Going around the corner, ch1, hdc in same st, hdc evenly down the side and all around the cover, working (hdc, ch1, hdc) in the outer corners.  Sl st to beg hdc.  Turn.
Ch1, sc all around the edge of the cover with the same or contrasting yarn, sl st to beg sc.  Fasten off.
Weave in ends, sew on 2 buttons and your diaper cover is complete.


6-12 months:
Row 1:  With 5mm hook, make a hdc foundation chain of 55.  Alternatively, chain 56, hdc into 3rd chain from hook and to end.  (55)  Turn.
Row 2:  Ch4, trc in every stitch to end, turn.
Row 3:  Ch2, hdc to end.  Fasten off.
Row 4:  Attach yarn to 15th st from right hand side; ch3, Star St 14 times, dc into same st as completing last star st.  Turn.
Row 5:  Ch2, 2 hdc into each “eye” of the star made in the previous row.  Hdc into top of ch3 from prev row.  Turn.
Row 6:  Ch3, Star Stitch across 14 times, dc in top of ch2 from prev row.  Turn.
Row 7:   Ch2, 2 hdc into each  “eye”; hdc into top of ch3.  Turn.
Row 8:  Repeat Row 6
Row 9:  Repeat Row 7
Row 10:  Repeat Row 6
Row 11:  Ch2, hdc2tog in next “eye”; 2 hdc in next 12 eyes, hdc2tog in next eye, hdc into top of ch3.  Turn.
Row 12:  Ch3, Star st 13 times, dc into top of ch2; Turn.
Row 13:  Ch2, hdc2tog in next eye, 2hdc into each of the next 11 eyes, hdc2tog in next eye, hdc in top of ch3. Turn.
Row 14:  Ch3, Star st 12 times; dc in top of ch2.  Turn.
Row 15:  Ch2, hdc2tog in next eye, 2 hdc in next 10 eyes, hdc2tog in next eye, hdc in top of ch3, Turn.
Row 16:  Ch3, Star st 11 times; dc in top of ch2.  Turn.
Row 17:  Ch2, hdc2tog in next eye, 2 hdc into next 9 eyes, hdc2tog in next eye, hdc in top of ch3.  Turn.
Row 18:  Ch3, Star st 10 times, dc in top of ch2.  Turn.
Row 19:  Ch2, hdc2tog in next eye, 2 hdc in next 8 eyes, hdc2tog in next eye, hdc in top of ch3.  Turn.
Row 20: Ch3, Star st 9 times, dc in top of ch2.  Turn.
Row 21:  Ch2, 2 hdc in each eye across, hdc in top of ch3.  Turn.
Repeat rows 20 & 21 to 12” ending with a star st row.
Next Row:  Ch2, hdc in same st as ch2 (increase made), 2 hdc in each eye to end, 2 hdc in top of ch3.  Turn.
Next Row:  Ch3, Star st 10 times, dc in top of ch2, Turn.
Next Row:  Ch2, hdc in same st as ch2, 2 hdc in each eye, 2 hdc in top of ch3.  Turn.
Next Row:  Ch3, Star st 11 times, dc in top of ch 2.  Turn.
The diaper cover should now be 14” long.  If not, work 2 more rows then continue as follows:
Next Row:  Ch2, 2 hdc in each “eye” to end, hdc in top of ch3.  Do not turn.  Going around the corner, ch1, hdc in same st, hdc evenly down the side and all around the cover, working (hdc, ch1, hdc) in the outer corners.  Sl st to beg hdc.  Turn.
Ch1, sc all around the edge of the cover with the same or contrasting yarn, sl st to beg sc.  Fasten off.
Weave in ends, sew on 2 buttons and your diaper cover is complete.


12-18 months:
Row 1:  With 5mm hook, make a hdc foundation chain of 56.  Alternatively, chain 57, hdc into 3rd chain from hook and to end.  (56)  Turn.
Row 2:  Ch4, trc in every stitch to end, turn.
Row 3:  Ch2, hdc to end.  Fasten off.
Row 4:  Attach yarn to 12th st from right hand side; ch3, Star St 16 times, dc into same st as completing last star st.  Turn.
Row 5:  Ch2, 2 hdc into each “eye” of the star made in the previous row.  Hdc into top of ch3 from prev row.  Turn.
Row 6:  Ch3, Star Stitch across 16 times, dc in top of ch2 from prev row.  Turn.
Row 7:   Ch2, 2 hdc into each  “eye”; hdc into top of ch3.  Turn.
Row 8:  Repeat Row 6
Row 9:  Repeat Row 7
Row 10:  Repeat Row 6
Row 11:  Ch2, hdc2tog in next “eye”; 2 hdc in next 14 eyes, hdc2tog in next eye, hdc into top of ch3.  Turn.
Row 12:  Ch3, Star st 15 times, dc into top of ch2; Turn.
Row 13:  Ch2, hdc2tog in next eye, 2hdc into each of the next 13 eyes, hdc2tog in next eye, hdc in top of ch3. Turn.
Row 14:  Ch3, Star st 14 times; dc in top of ch2.  Turn.
Row 15:  Ch2, hdc2tog in next eye, 2 hdc in next 12 eyes, hdc2tog in next eye, hdc in top of ch3, Turn.
Row 16:  Ch3, Star st 13 times; dc in top of ch2.  Turn.
Row 17:  Ch2, hdc2tog in next eye, 2 hdc into next 11 eyes, hdc2tog in next eye, hdc in top of ch3.  Turn.
Row 18:  Ch3, Star st 12 times, dc in top of ch2.  Turn.
Row 19:  Ch2, hdc2tog in next eye, 2 hdc in next 10 eyes, hdc2tog in next eye, hdc in top of ch3.  Turn.
Row 20: Ch3, Star st 11 times, dc in top of ch2.  Turn.
Row 21:  Ch2, 2 hdc in each eye across, hdc in top of ch3.  Turn.
Repeat rows 20 & 21 to 13” ending with a star st row.
Next Row:  Ch2, hdc in same st as ch2 (increase made), 2 hdc in each eye to end, 2 hdc in top of ch3.  Turn.
Next Row:  Ch3, Star st 12 times, dc in top of ch2, Turn.
Next Row:  Ch2, hdc in same st as ch2, 2 hdc in each eye, 2 hdc in top of ch3.  Turn.
Next Row:  Ch3, Star st 13 times, dc in top of ch 2.  Turn.
The diaper cover should now be 15” long.  If not, work 2 more rows then continue as follows:
Next Row:  Ch2, 2 hdc in each stitch across the top of the cover; hdc in top of ch3.  Do not turn.  Going around the corner, ch1, hdc in same st, hdc evenly down the side and all around the cover, working (hdc, ch1, hdc) in the outer corners.  Sl st to beg hdc.  
Next Row:  Ch1, sc all around the edge of the cover with the same or contrasting yarn, sl st to beg sc.  Fasten off.
Weave in ends, sew on 2 buttons and your diaper cover is complete.


18-24 months
Row 1:  With 5.5mm hook, make a hdc foundation chain of 56.  Alternatively, chain 57, hdc into 3rd chain from hook and to end.  (56)  Turn.
Row 2:  Ch4, trc in every stitch to end, turn.
Row 3:  Ch2, hdc to end.  Fasten off.
Row 4:  Attach yarn to 12th st from right hand side; ch3, Star St 16 times, dc into same st as completing last star st.  Turn.
Row 5:  Ch2, 2 hdc into each “eye” of the star made in the previous row.  Hdc into top of ch3 from prev row.  Turn.
Row 6:  Ch3, Star Stitch across 16 times, dc in top of ch2 from prev row.  Turn.
Row 7:   Ch2, 2 hdc into each  “eye”; hdc into top of ch3.  Turn.
Row 8:  Repeat Row 6
Row 9:  Repeat Row 7
Row 10:  Repeat Row 6
Row 11:  Ch2, hdc2tog in next “eye”; 2 hdc in next 14 eyes, hdc2tog in next eye, hdc into top of ch3.  Turn.
Row 12:  Ch3, Star st 15 times, dc into top of ch2; Turn.
Row 13:  Ch2, hdc2tog in next eye, 2hdc into each of the next 13 eyes, hdc2tog in next eye, hdc in top of ch3. Turn.
Row 14:  Ch3, Star st 14 times; dc in top of ch2.  Turn.
Row 15:  Ch2, hdc2tog in next eye, 2 hdc in next 12 eyes, hdc2tog in next eye, hdc in top of ch3, Turn.
Row 16:  Ch3, Star st 13 times; dc in top of ch2.  Turn.
Row 17:  Ch2, hdc2tog in next eye, 2 hdc into next 11 eyes, hdc2tog in next eye, hdc in top of ch3.  Turn.
Row 18:  Ch3, Star st 12 times, dc in top of ch2.  Turn.
Row 19:  Ch2, hdc2tog in next eye, 2 hdc in next 10 eyes, hdc2tog in next eye, hdc in top of ch3.  Turn.
Row 20: Ch3, Star st 11 times, dc in top of ch2.  Turn.
Row 21:  Ch2, 2 hdc in each eye across, hdc in top of ch3.  Turn.
Repeat rows 20 & 21 to 13” ending with a star st row.
Next Row:  Ch2, hdc in same st as ch2 (increase made), 2 hdc in each eye to end, 2 hdc in top of ch3.  Turn.
Next Row:  Ch3, Star st 12 times, dc in top of ch2, Turn.
Next Row:  Ch2, hdc in same st as ch2, 2 hdc in each eye, 2 hdc in top of ch3.  Turn.
Next Row:  Ch3, Star st 13 times, dc in top of ch 2.  Turn.
The diaper cover should now be 16” long.  If not, work 2 more rows then continue as follows:
Next Row:  Ch2, 2 hdc in each stitch across the top of the cover; hdc in top of ch3.  Do not turn.  Going around the corner, ch1, hdc in same st, hdc evenly down the side and all around the cover, working (hdc, ch1, hdc) in the outer corners.  Sl st to beg hdc.  
Next Row:  Ch1, sc all around the edge of the cover with the same or contrasting yarn, sl st to beg sc.  Fasten off.
Weave in ends, sew on 2 buttons and your diaper cover is complete.
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