Thursday, November 29, 2012

Angel Baby Diaper Pattern

Large Size Angel Diaper Pattern


Made with Caron simply soft yarn - F hook
Large size outfit - typically fits 20-22 week angel babies
Estimate number of diapers needed: 35% large, 50% medium, 15% small



I downloaded the sewing pattern for the tiny diapers from the Teeny Tears blog and then I crocheted until I had a similar size and shape. Please note that Teeny Tears calls this pattern the small size - for crochet this is going to be the large size.






Chain 14 - turn

Row 1 - 13 sc - 1 ch - turn
Row 2 - skip first stitch, 10 sc, skip second to the last stitch, 1 sc in last stitch {total of 11 stitches} 1 ch - turn
Row 3 - sc all the way across - 1 ch - turn
Row 4 - skip first stitch, 8 sc skip second to the last stitch, 1 sc in last stitch {total of 9 stitches} - 1 ch - turn
Row 5 - sc all the way across- 1 ch - turn
Row 6 - skip first stitch, 6 sc skip second to the last stitch, 1 sc in last stitch {total of 7 stitches} - 1 ch - turn
Row 7 - sc all the way across- 1 ch - turn
Row 8 - skip first stitch, 4 sc skip second to the last stitch, 1 sc in last stitch {total of 5 stitches} - 1 ch - turn
Row 9 - sc all the way across- 1 ch - turn
Row 10 - skip first stitch, 2 sc skip second to the last stitch, 1 sc in last stitch {total of 3 stitches} - 1 ch - turn
Row 11 - sc all the way across- 1 ch - turn

This is where the diaper will fold. 

Row 12: 2 sc in first stitch - sc across - 2 sc in last stitch - 1 ch - turn {total of 5 stitches}
Row 13 {7 stitches} - 14 {9 stitches} - 15 {11 stitches} : same as row 12
Row 16: 3 sc in first stitch - sc all the way across - 3 sc in last stitch - 1 ch - turn {total of 15 stitches}

Note: When you 3 sc in one stitch it will kind of try to round out the edge. It will look funny on this row just a little bit.

Row 17: sc all the way across - 1 ch - turn {15 stitches}

Note: this row will make your previous row look right. Make sure to catch all three of the sc on the ends so that your row will straighten out.

Row 18: 3 sc in first stitch - sc all the way across - 3 sc in last stitch - 1 ch - turn {19 stitches}
Row 19: sc all the way across - 1 ch - turn {19 stitches}

Row 20: 3 sc in first stitch - sc all the way across - 3 sc in last stitch - 1 ch - turn {23 stitches}
Row 21: sc all the way across - 1 ch - turn {23 stitches}

Now you need to edge the diaper with sc all the way around. You can switch colors here or you can keep the same color. Make sure to do a sh stitch (3 sc) in all the corners that need to be pointy. To make the crotch as tiny as possible (a good thing!) slip stitch instead of sc around the edge between rows 8 and 13.

Fold the diaper in half. Use a safety pin to pin the long two flaps together.

Here are a couple pictures that show about what size the diaper should be in relation to our large kimono outfit:





And here are the differences in the sizes of the diapers








Medium Size Angel Diaper Pattern


Made with Caron simply soft yarn - F hook
Medium size  typically fits 17-19 week angel babies
Estimate number of diapers needed: 35% large, 50% medium, 15% small



Chain 11

Row 1 - sc 10
Row 2 - skip first and second to last stitch {8}
Row 3 - sc across
Row 4 - skip first and second to last {6}
Row 5 - sc across
Row 6 - skip first and second to last {4}
Row 7 - sc across
Row 8 - skip first and second {2}
Row 9 - sc across {2}

Fold


Row 10 + 11 - 2 sc in the first and last stitch on each row {4} {6}
Row 12 - 3 sc in first and last stitch - sc across (10)
Row 13 - sc across
Row 14 - 3 sc in first and last stitch - sc across (14)
Row 15 - sc across
Row 16 - 3 sc in first and last stitch - sc across (18)
Row 17 - sc across
Row 18 - 2 sc in first and last stitch - sc across (20)


Edge with sc except the 2 stitches across the crotch and a stitch or two on each side of those stitches - if you do slip stitches through there then the crotch will stay as tiny as possible.


Small Size Angel Diaper Pattern


Made with Mary Maxim Baby's Best sport weight yarn and a B hook
Small size  typically fits 15-16 week angel babies
Estimate number of diapers needed: 35% large, 50% medium, 15% small
Same as medium pattern - just smaller yarn and hook





Chain 11

Row 1 - sc 10
Row 2 - skip first and second to last stitch {8}
Row 3 - sc across
Row 4 - skip first and second to last {6}
Row 5 - sc across
Row 6 - skip first and second to last {4}
Row 7 - sc across
Row 8 - skip first and second {2}
Row 9 - sc across {2}

Fold

Row 10 + 11 - 2 sc in the first and last stitch on each row {4} {6}
Row 12 - 3 sc in first and last stitch - sc across (10)
Row 13 - sc across
Row 14 - 3 sc in first and last stitch - sc across (14)
Row 15 - sc across
Row 16 - 3 sc in first and last stitch - sc across (18)
Row 17 - sc across
Row 18 - 2 sc in first and last stitch - sc across (20)

Edge with sc except the 2 stitches across the crotch and a stitch or two on each side of those stitches - if you do slip stitches through there then the crotch will stay as tiny as possible.


For more angel baby info and patterns (including best yarn types and colors) click HERE




3 comments:

  1. thank-you for these patterns as I have been doing gowns for the hospital and funeral home for years and this will take hours off my time as I will not have to figure out my own patterns now. GOD BLESS

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  2. Thank you so very much for your patterns, I'm just starting to make angel baby outfits, these are wonderful and easy to understand. GOD bless you

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  3. I feel with and for you. Sailed through first pregnancy with a healthy daughter. She is now 43 with 4 children of her own - twins 3rd time round.
    When she was 18 months I miscarried the first time, subsequently lost another 3, had a phantom pregnancy, and then another "mis" before I successfully carried to full term+ and had a boy Michael. 5 years later I got to 38 weeks and successfully delivered Aleksander. They are now 30 June 3 and 25 June 14. There was no reason given for any of the losses - just "get over it. It will happen." No sympathy for your grief. You don't even know what they were.
    When my daughter was carrying the twins there were a few problems and she was well looked after by their local maternity hospital and 2-hour trip to a big city hospital in the last month. Girl and boy were safely delivered at 28 weeks and will now be celebrating their 10th birthday. For the last 5+ years I have been making ‘bereavement’ outfits but have recently been asked to ‘hold off’ for a bit as the babies are surviving with modern technology and medical techniques.
    I am happy for the families who are now taking their babies home but there is in me a large hole which can’t ever be filled till I’m reunited with my precious ones. The Lord keeps them safe for me.
    When you finish reading this, and when you are feeling extremely low, put your left hand on your right shoulder and your right hand on your left shoulder and give yourself a hug from me.
    I made a lot of these little cards giving them out at Seniors’ homes at Christmas and Easter some time ago and thought you might like it. They were given with a match box wrapped in gift wrap
    This is a very special gift
    that you can never see.
    The reason it is so special -
    It’s just for you from me.
    Whenever you are lonely,
    or even feeling blue.
    You only have to hold this gift
    and know I think of you.
    You never can unwrap it.
    Please leave the ribbon tied.
    Just hold the box close to
    your heart.
    It’s filled with love inside.

    Jesus, I trust in You.

    Ernai

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