Guide to Knit Diaper Cover Pattern Ideas

Selected knit diaper cover pattern ideas that I want to try.

Using cloth diapers on your precious babies? Then the following knitted diaper covers or wool soakers should interest you. has written a comprehensive article on different types of diaper covers and has a section on wool diaper cover also known as wool soakers. The benefits of a wool diaper cover are absorbency, breathable and anti-bacterial. It is not only good for winter but summer as well because it helps regulate body temperature.

1. Marianna’s Hideaway Nappy Cover

Marianna Hideaway Nappy Cover
Image source: Marianna of

Marianna provides knitting instructions for a practical and pretty diaper cover. It uses 4 buttons to secure the diaper cover. There are 5 sizes from pre-mature to babies from 0 to 3 month old. It is not a professional pattern, just a generous lady sharing her patterns.

The diaper cover is knitted in one piece from the back ribbed band to the front ribbed band. The 4 buttons are sewn onto the front band to correspond with the buttonholes at the back. No seaming at all.

The pattern is free on Marianna’s website. There is no printable version but you should be able to copy and paste into a word document. Get the pattern of Hideaway Nappy Cover. She has more patterns for babies on her website. Check it out.

2. Punk Rock Knitters’ Wool Soaker

Wool soaker
Image source: Punk Rock Knitters

This is a pull-up diaper cover with eyelets for an i-cord or a drawstring. For young babies who aren’t too active yet. Pattern includes sizes from Newborn to Toddler. Interesting construction.

Knitted in the round from the ribbed band down towards the bottom. Knit till the top of the leg opening, place live stitches for the front of the diaper onto a stitch holder and continue to knitting flat according to instructions. Join the live stitches on the stitch holder and those on the knitting needles using the Kitchener stitch.

The pattern is available free on the Punk Rock Knitters website. Get the pattern of Wool Soaker.

3. Adaptation Soaker by Connie Stults

Adaptation soaker
Image source: Connie Stultz at Ravelry

Isn’t this just too cute to use? It reminds me of a retro bathing suit.

This is knitted flat in garter stitch from waistband to waistband in a single piece. It is then folded and seamed. It has a ribbed waistband and leg cuffs. The length of the leg cuffs is adjustable. Knit a longer one so it can be folded. Get the pattern of Adaptation Soaker.

4. Super Soakers by Sarah Smuland

Image source: Sarah Smuland at Ravelry

This soaker looks similar to the Punk Rock Knitters’ wool soaker but the construction is totally different. This one is knitted flat into a rectangle from the waistband to the tip, folded and seamed.

Get the pattern of Spud and Chloe’s Super Soaker.

Happy Knitting!