It’s really nice when the baby outgrows the diaper bag. I won’t lie, I hate carrying that big thing around. It’s obviously essential when the baby is small and you need everything except the kitchen sink to run to the grocery store. However, once I switched over to a smaller bag, I noticed another problem: mashed diapers. I don’t know why this bugs me so much, but when I put a flat, crisp diaper in my bag, and pull out a mashed, matted diaper only hours later (that can NOT be re-flattened) I get super annoyed. This happened, of course, with my first which is why I made myself a crochet diaper pouch to carry my crisp, fresh-from-the-package diapers in my not-diaper bag.
Unfortunately, the first one never made it on the blog. I am not quite sure why not, but I was looking through a folder on my computer labeled “Working on Patterns” and found it! I had lost my original diaper pouch, so I was happy to find the pattern and make another one.
This is my first one from 3 years ago! I made with two different kinds of yarn, and I don’t recommend that (haha!)
Since this was the second one I made, I made one major improvement. I decided to go with 100% cotton. Acrylic works, but this little pouch is going to see A LOT of action. My first one got real fuzzy real fast, and this cotton one will fare better, I believe.
Crochet Diaper Pouch
1. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc 43. Turn. (44 sts)
2. – 30. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 43. Turn. (44 sts)
Note: I alternated colors every 4 rows, but you can make yours a solid color, too.
Without tying off, turn your pice 90 degrees clockwise. Work 2 sc in same st where you left off (for a total of 3 sts in the corner). Sc all around the piece, trying to space your sts as evenly as possible. Tie off.
Fold your piece in half, with the rows going horizontally. Sl st along the top and bottom, leaving the long side un-sewn.
Strap: Make 2
1. Sc in 7th ch from hook. Sc 15. Turn. (16 sts)
2. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 15. Hdc 7 in ch loop. Hdc 16 down other side of ch.
3. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 15. *Hdc, 2 hdc in next st* work 3 times. Hdc 17. Tie off.
Lay your pouch so the opening is at the top. Count 8 sts in from the side, and sew the strap in place. Count 8 sts in from the other side and sew the second strap in place.
To add some contrast, you can sew an edge around the whole pouch. Starting anywhere, work a sc in each st around. Be sure to work increases at the top of the straps: hdc 2, followed by an increase, worked 3 times around the top of each strap.
Am I the only one bugged at “mashed diaper?”
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