Easy Knit Baby Bloomers FREE PATTERN – OhLaLana!

easy baby bloomers diaper covers soakers knitting pattern


You can see an updated post for this pattern HERE.

Hello! After a very busy week, I finished testing all sizes for these easy baby bloomers /diaper covers / soakers. Yay!! They’re knitted flat in 1 piece, and the sides are seamed at the end. You can make the eyelets and pass a ribbon (as I did) OR skip that and just go for a simple waist rib.

It’s a very easy and fast knitting project. If you’re a beginner you may find the picking up of stitches for the leg openings a bit challenging, BUT… They also look great without ribbed leg openings! Therefore, it’s up to you 😀

I hope you like them!!

If you have any doubt or need help, leave me a message in the comments box.

Thanks for stopping by, and HAPPY KNITTING!!


Bloomer blog entry



(color codes are the same in the instructions section)

– Premie / Newborn. Width: 6.5” (17 cm). Length: 6.25” (16 cm)

– 1 to 6 months. Width: 7” (18 cm). Length: 7” (18 cm)

– 6 to 12 months. Width: 7.5” (19 cm). Length: 8” (20 cm)

– 12 to 18 months. Width: 8” (20 cm). Length: 8.5” (22 cm)

PLEASE NOTE that I measure the bloomers unstretched.


– 1 pair of straight needles US 7 (4.5 mm)

– 1 pair of straight needles US 4 (3.5 mm)

– DK / Light / Worsted  yarn.

– Tapestry needle to loose yarn ends and scissors.


19 sts x 25 rows in stocking st with US 7 (4.5 mm) needles = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)


CO: cast on

St: stitch

p: purl

k: knit

k2tog: knit 2 sts together

p2tog: purl 2 sts together

yo: Yarn over


– CO 34 (36, 38, 40) sts with US 7 (4.5 mm) needles.

I always cast on and bind off stitches with larger needles than I use for the main work. This prevent my cast on and bind off rows from being too tight.


– With US 4 (3.5 mm) needles knit 6 rows in k2/p2 rib.

Slip first stitch on every row as if you were to knit it, but without knitting it (except on the first row). It will form a nicer border.


– Next row: k2, *p2tog, yo, k2** Repeat from * to ** until the end of row, ending with k2 or p2.

(NOTE: if you started your rib with p2, then work *k2tog, yo, p2** instead.)

– Keep working in 2×2 rib until total length of 2” (5 cm).

– Change to US 7 (4.5 mm needles) and work in stocking stitch with 1 garter stitch at each border until total length of 3.75” (9.5 cm) / 4.25” (11 cm) / 5” (13 cm) / 6” (15 cm)

– Keep knitting as before while making decreases at each side as follows.

  • Bind off 2 sts at the beginning of every row 10 (10, 12, 12) times.
  • Bind off 1 st at the beginning of next row 2 (2, 2, 0) times.

12 (14, 14, 14) sts remain in needle.

– Knit 1.5” (4cm) in stocking st with 1 garter st at each border. In next RS row, begin increases:

  • Cast on 1 st at the end of each row 2 (2, 2, 0) times.
  • Cast on 2 sts at the end of every row 10 (10, 12, 12) times.

– Now you have again 34 (36, 38, 40) sts in needle.

– Work the same amount of rows in stocking st with 1 garter st at each side that you knitted before decreasing.

– Change to US 4 (3.5 mm) needles and make rib 2×2 as you did before.

– Bind off sts with US 7 (4 mm) needles.

– Cut yarn and loose ends with tapestry needle.

So far, your baby bloomer will look like this:

easy baby bloomers diaper covers soakers knitting pattern


A) If you like it as it is, you can sew the sides using the knots left by the garter stitches:

how to sew knitted pieces

– Loose yarn ends and ENJOY!

B) If you want to knit the leg opening rib:

– With US 4 (3.5 mm) needles, pick up 38 (40, 42, 42) stitches from RS along the future leg opening, as indicated in the next photo:

easy baby bloomers diaper covers soakers knitting pattern

– Knit 0.75” (2 cm) of 2 x 2 rib. Bind off with US 7 (4.5 mm) needles.

– Repeat in the other side.

– Sew sides as indicated above, loose yarn ends and ENJOY!


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33 thoughts on “Easy Knit Baby Bloomers FREE PATTERN – OhLaLana!

  1. Thank you so much for that pattern, i have just finished knitting them for my grand-daughter and am so pleased with them, they look exactly the size they are meant to be and so I’m going to do a few more pairs but in different colours, thank you again from sue (a very satisfied knitter) xx

    1. Very nice pattern, thank you. I need a dress pattern for 6mnth baby, DK yarn, maybe you can help?

  2. Thank you sooo much I have looking for a bloomer pattern to knit for my great grand child who is next u explain so well thanks again god bless Latifa

  3. in the begiining of your pattern, we do a yo which creates an extra stitch, how do we continue 2×2 ribbing with the yo in the next row?

    1. Hi Lea,
      Every yo is paired with a decrease (p2tog or k2tog, depending on how you started the rib) to create eyelets, so there is no increase in the total number of stitches. You will be able to work the following row just as you did before the eyelet row. I hope this helps!

  4. Hi !
    What an easy pattern and such fun to make. Thank you for it…
    Do you have a pattern with long legs and no side seam? That too could be fun to do.
    Thank you again,

    1. Hi Liesbeth!
      I’m happy you like it 🙂 I have a pattern for pants without seams (all in circular needles and dpns) in my “to-do list” but I’m far from finishing it… I’ll post it as soon as I have it.

  5. Hi,
    Will be starting this pattern as I find that it will be easy. Thanks for such an uncomplicated one.

  6. Hi! Very pretty work! I’ve one question: the 11 cm before the decrease that is my chouse size) to be considerer after the ribs? thanks!!!

    1. Hi Janet. I don’t have this pattern as a downloadable file, I’m sorry. I’ll try to do it in the next few days.

  7. I am NOT able to Print this Pattern can that be done it say’s printable BUT it won’t print

  8. Thank you for pattern. I need to knit them for my da Ugh tears twin boys. I can only find the colour she wants in 8ply. I’m not sure what ply you have used here. Thanks Val

    1. Hi Val. 8 ply will be perfect! DK / light worsted is the same as 8 ply 🙂 Just in case, check your tension. Happy knitting and stay safe! Ceci

    1. Thank you, I’m happy you like it!! I want to design more as soon as I get some time 🙂

  9. A little singlet to match the bloomers would be soo cute. Can’t wait for a. new pattern. I have made a pair in each size now. So adorable 😍

  10. Could you explain “bind off 2 stitches @ the beginning of every row 10 times”? Does that mean 10 rows? Next step: Bind off 1 stitch @ beginning of next row 2 times. Does that mean 2 rows? I LOVE this pattern but got stuck at this point. Thanks very much!

    1. Good morning! Yes, that means 10 rows. Let’s name row 1 (RS) to the first bind off row: you will bind off 2 sts at the beginning and then work normally the rest of the row. In row 2 (WS) you will do the same: bind off 2 sts at the beginning and work normally the rest of the row. The same goes to row 3, 4, and so on, until you reach row 10: bind off the first 2 sts, work normally the rest, and you finished this shaping part or the bloomers.
      “Next step: Bind off 1 stitch @ beginning of next row 2 times” is the same but binding off only one st at the beginning.
      Hugs to you!

  11. Hi, when you cast on 2 stitches at the beginning of a purl row, do you then knit (for garter stitch border) the first cast-on stitch, and then purl the rest until the end? How about for binding off the purl row – how do you incorporate the garter stitch border for those rows?

    1. Forgive me, I read it wrong about the cast-on being at the beginning of the row. Still wondering about the binding off of purl row — do you just bind off two and then purl the rest until the last stitch?

      1. Hi Blair! I’m sorry for the delayed answer 🙂 Yes, that right, bind off two normally and purl the rest.

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