Now you can knit or crochet your own soakers soakers
just like Grandma used to make!
Practical, economical and a pleasant alternative to plastic covers.
Hand-knit wool soakers draw moisture away . . .
help prevent diaper rashes . . .
remain dry outside.
Complete instructions to knit, crochet or stitch your own hand-made soakers!
Plus lots of options, ideas and easy diapering hints...
INDEX OF PATTERNS:
• Down Under Diaper Cover Pattern
• Crochet Soaker
• Nise's Crocheted Soaker Pattern
• Knicker Soakers
• Make Your Own Baby Bum Sweaters!
• Woollen Nursing Pads
• Make Your Own Diapers and Covers
Down Under Diaper Cover
Tension: 6 stitches and 7 rows makes 1 inch (2.5 cm)
Works well with arcylic Sayelle, but any yarn may be used which produces the tension given.
Use 3.3/4 needles (or whichever needle you require to produce tension given.)
HIP MEASURE INCLUDING DIAPER:
Baby Bum Sweater
Premie.....10" (26cm)......cast on 50 stitches.
Newborn....12" (31cm)......cast on 70 stitches.
Medium.....16" (41cm)......cast on 90 stitches.
Toddler....20" (51cm)......cast on 110 stitches.
Super......24" (61cm)......cast on 130 stitches.
ROW 1 - *Knit one, purl one. Repeat from *. Turn.
ROW 2 - *Purl one, knit one. Repeat from *. Turn.
ROW 3 - Knit one, *wool forward, purl two together, knit one, purl one, knit one, purl one. Repeat from *. Turn.
ROW 4 - *Purl one, knit one. Repeat from *. Turn.
ROW 5 - *Knit one, purl one. Repeat from *. Turn.
ROW 6 - Knit two together. Knit rest of row. Turn.
ROW 7 - Purl two together. Purl rest of row. Turn.
Repeat rows 6 and 7, until triangle is completed. Fasten off.
Using any size crochet hook, crochet a chain - double the width of your Down Under diaper cover.
Thread through the holes in the waist band.
Fold triangle points to meet (diaper-style) and stitch half-way down sides, to form leg holes.
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Last updated - June 28, 2016