Another easy stretchy soaker, but this one involves a few stitch changes for a more form fitting soaker. One Size Fits Most with Waistband Folded down on smaller babies. Can easily be modified for more specific sizes.
Pic of Soaker on 2 y/o
You will need:
250 yards Worsted Weight Wool Yarn
Understanding of SC, Understanding of HDC, Understanding of back loops, Understanding of Slip Stitch
Please Note: Ch 1 never counts as first stitch.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in next 3 chains, chain one, skip one chain stitch, sc in next 3 chain stitches, hdc in next 22 chain stitches, sc in next 20 chain stitches, hdc 42 chain stitches, sc in in 3 chain stitches, chain one, skip one chain stitch, sc in next 4 chain stitches, ch 1, turn.
Row 2: sc in BACK LOOPS ONLY of 8 sc, hdc in BACK LOOPS ONLY next 42 hdc, sc in BACK LOOPS ONLY of 20 sc, hdc in BACK LOOPS ONLY of 22 hdcs, sc BACK LOOPS ONLY last 8 sc, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: sc in BACK LOOPS ONLY of the first 4 sc, chain one, skip one sc, sc in BACK LOOPS ONLY of 3 sc, hdc in BACK LOOPS ONLY of 22 hdc, sc in BACK LOOPS ONLY if 20 sc, hdc in BACK LOOPS ONLY of 42 hdc, sc in BACK LOOPS ONLY of next 3 sc, chain one, skip one sc, sc in BACK LOOPS ONLY of last 4 sc, ch 1, turn.
Row 4-33: Repeat Row 2 & 3 throughout.
Finishing off: Slip stitch sides together from top stitch down 30 stitches on each side.
If you want leg bands, you can attach your yarn and crochet leg bands of your choice. Even just simple SC in the round a few rows works great. :)
For Draw String, I usually use a single crochet chain about a yard long. If you want something simpler, you could use a simple chain, or even double up your yarn for a thicker chain to thread through the top eyelets of the soaker.
If you have any questions regarding this pattern, feel free to ask. This pattern is my original idea, and copyrights April, 2009 to me. Do not copy pattern as your own. Do not sell this pattern. If you would like to make soakers from this pattern to sell, I give you permission, but if you intend to sell your item online, please be sure to include the link to this free pattern in your listing. :)
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