Friday, March 21, 2014

Wool diaper cover

Wool Diaper Wrap Pattern

I love wool diaper covers, yes even in the heat. Wool is breathable, anti-bacterial, and easier to care for than often thought.

It makes amazing diaper covers over prefolds, fitteds, or even diapers with PUL to provide additional coverage for bed time. Wool can absorb without wicking to clothing or bedding, it doesn't need to be washed frequently. All around an awesome fiber for diapering.

Usually you see wool used as covers that look like pants or shorts. But as my baby is due in summer, I wanted something with less leg coverage. Although wool is great in summer, I like to have less on the skin as my babies tend to be little heaters. 

I decided I wanted a wrap style cover as they allow for the most customizable fit, which is nice for babies.

I didn't find a pattern I liked, so I made one. It's a small size, with a waist of 13 inches unstretched and a rise of 14 inches unstretched. Another awesome thing about wool is that it has great stretch. So this should fit for quite a while. 

Let's get started.

·        I hook
·        G hook
·        I love this wool in Bravo-1 skein
·        I love this wool in Smoke-1 skein
·        Yarn needle
·        Closure option- I will be using a Snappi, you could sew on buttons or snaps if you like.

Pattern is worked in rows.


With I hook, chain 36, SC in 2nd chain from hook and each ch across (34 sc)
Row2: SC in each SC across, turn
Row3-12: repeat row 2 piece should measure 3 inches long
Row13: sc 3sc together (insert hook into first sc from hook, yarn over pull up loop, insert hook into next sc, yarn over pull up loop, insert hook into next sc, yarn over and pull through all loops on hook), sc until 3 sc remain, sc last 3 sc together.
Row 14: sc across, you should have 14SC
Row15-24: repeat row 14 eight times.  
Row25-58: sc in each sc across, turn repeat row

Now the edging:

Change color if you like

Using I hook still, dc around the entire cover in the end of every row

Edging row 2: switch to G hook, turn your work and go the other direction now: sc in each DC around until you get to the decrease rows, FPDC BPDC two together, then sc around to the other side. When you get to the other side of the decrease rows, FPDC BPDC two together, sc around. When you get to the beginning, turn and work the other direction
Edging row 3: sc around until you get to the legs, sc two together 3 times then sc around to the other side and repeat. Sc to the beginning of the row, turn
Edging row 4: working the other direction, sc around. Fasten off, weave in ends.

As my baby isn’t here yet, your action shot will not be as adorable, but here is the finished item on Eeyore. A Snappi works wonderfully here to keep it closed, and as you can see, we get a lot of stretch on the wings and in the legs. This will allow for an awesome fit if baby has chicken legs, or chunky monkey thighs.


  1. Thank you for this pattern. Just recently I learnt that wool wraps can be crocheted too :-)

  2. Brilliant pattern! This looks better than other patterns for nappy covers i've seen, i'll be making my little man a few

  3. I love this pattern so much! Thank you for sharing it!

  4. How do you like this diaper cover? Did you make anymore I'm bigger sizes?

  5. Hello do you have any tips for bigger sizes?