For these bloomers, I used this basic pattern. I modified the waistband a bit, and I have to say, though this pattern says the diaper cover will fit 0-3 months, this fit my 18-month-old quite well! I am planning to experiment next week with my own pattern for a diaper cover, made in a different manner. I'll keep you posted.
Anyway, this is another cute diaper cover pattern on the same blog.
For my particular diaper cover, I added 2 layers of ruffles to the bum. How did I do it?
Well, it was easy!
Lay the bloomers flat and find where you would like your ruffle to start and end. Join in your yarn at your starting point and sc across to your end point. Ch 1. Turn. Sc 2 in each sc across. Ch 1. Turn. Dc in each sc across.
Finish it up with a shell stitch. *Ch 2. Sk 2. Dc 5 in next. Ch 2. Sk 2. Sc 1.* Rep from * to end. Weave in ends. Done! ;)
Additionally, I added a ribbon to the waistband by weaving it in and out through every 2 dcs. I left plenty of stretch room and tied it in a bow in the front of the bloomers. I love them!
I also decided to make a sc hat to match the bloomers. As I got to the bottom of the hat, I added a row of dc in order to weave ribbon into the hat as well. Simple and adorable!