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Make-Your-Own Crochet Soakers Pattern

Knitted Baby Under Shirt Soaker Diaper Set Pattern

Knitted Soaker Pattern
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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:
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Crochet Soaker
Nise's Crocheted Soaker Pattern
Knicker Soakers
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Woollen Nursing Pads
Make Your Own Diapers and Covers

Crochet Soaker

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For a medium-sized diaper cover, you'll need size J crochet hook and 4 oz. yarn. Cast on 55 stitches, crochet for 6 1/2" (16.5cm).
Attach a 2nd crochet piece 10 stitches wide, 2" (5cm) long.

This is the crotch area, which can be crocheted with a smaller hook to make it "tighter".

Increase 5 stitches on both sides of this attached strip and continue crocheting for another 6 1/2 inches (16.5cm).

Fold up and join together sides. Make a crochet drawstring, as above, and thread through waist.

These pants can grow too! As baby grows, simply open side seams and add an inch or two around each panel.




Nise's Crocheted Soaker Pattern

(Use size D and E hooks for small, F and G for medium, H and I for large and J and K for xlarge)

Chain 60

Nises Crocheted Soaker

Nise's Crocheted Soaker Pattern

Waist Ribbing
Use smaller hook.
(Row 1) 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each ch to end. Join with s-st in top of 3 ch, making sure it's not twisted.
(Row 2) 3 ch, * 1 back post dc in first dc, 1 front post dc in next dc; rep from * to end, join with s-st in top of 3 ch.
Repeat this row once more, or however long you want the ribbing to be.

Body
Use large hook
(Row 4-20) First row: 2 ch, 1 sc in each st to end, join with s-st in top of 2 ch. repeat this row until there are 20 rows from beginning.
(Length can be adjusted here.)

Crotch
Use smaller hook
Row 1: 1 ch, 1 sc in first 20 sts, 1 ch, turn.
Row 2: 1 sc in each of these 20 sc, 1 ch, turn.
Repeat this row 4 times more.
Next row: 1 sc in 9 sc, miss 1 sc, 1 sc in 10 sc, 1 ch, turn.
Next row: 1 sc in each sc to end. 1 ch, turn.
Next row: 1 sc in 8 sc, miss 1 sc, 1 sc in each sc to end. 1 ch, turn.
Next row: 1 sc in each sc to end. 1 ch, turn.
Next row: 1 sc in 8 sc, miss 1 sc, 1 sc in each sc to end, 1 ch, turn.
Next row: 1 sc in each sc to end. 1 ch, turn.
Next row: 1 sc in 7 sc, miss 1 sc, 1 sc in each sc to end. 1 ch, turn.
Next row, 1 sc in each sc to end. 1 ch, turn.
Now connect the crotch to the main body making sure there are the same amount of stitches left on each side for the legs.

Leg Cuffs
Size D hook
Row 1: 1 sc in each stitch all round leg. Join with ss to first sc.
Row 2: 3 ch, 1 dc in each sc to end. Join with s-st in top of 3 ch.
Row 3: 3 ch, 1 back post dc in next dc, * 1 front post dc in next dc; Rep from * to end, join with s-st in top of 3 ch.
Row 4: 2 ch, 1 sc in each dc all round. Join with s-st in top of 2 ch.
Tie off and thread ends into garment.

Additional row of decorative crochet may be sewn at waist and legs for looks and a draw string may be added (s=100, m=120, l=140 xl=160 chain and knotted at end)

Best made with 100% untreated wool, although I believe a wool or wool blend treated with lanolin applied would work as well.

PATTERN DESIGNED BY NISE'


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