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




2 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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