Monday, April 27, 2009

Zoe Soaker — Super Easy and Stretchy — One Size fits Most


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.

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Pic of Soaker on 2 y/o

You will need:

250 yards Worsted Weight Wool Yarn

H hook

Understanding of SC, Understanding of HDC, Understanding of back loops, Understanding of Slip Stitch

Please Note: Ch 1 never counts as first stitch.

chain 101

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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Creative Commons License
Zoe Soaker by Julie West is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
Based on a work at crochetcastle.blogspot.com.

40 comments:

  1. This looks great! I can't wait to try it out. Thanks.

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  2. Geez, a super stretch soaker is just what I need! May I ask, though, did you add any rows to the pattern you've given to make it fit your 2 year old? I only ask because my (almost) 2 year old is both tall and wide, so I don't want to end up with something that doesn't fit!

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  3. Kristina, I did not add extra rows for my 2 y/o, but you could always test it out before slip stitching the sides together, and if you need to add more, you could. :)

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  4. That's brilliant! LOL. I'm currently making more soakers because he totally outgrew the last batch I made. Let me also ask, does this pattern come out *roughly* the same size as the other stretchy pattern, except this is more form fitting? Is that correct?

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  5. Yes, it is more form fitting, but should be roughly the same size. :)

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  6. Awesome! I can't wait to make one. Thanks!

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  7. Does this pattern work for younger children? Like, 12-18 months?

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  8. Kayla, yes this pattern is pretty much one-size-fits-most. It is stretchy, so it can fit the small and the larger baby :)

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  9. Great soakers. Would love to see you post again. I am a new visitor.

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  10. Excellent! This is something that's on my "dream list" of projects to-do in the next few months. So great to find an easy pattern for crochet!

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  11. Could you please tell me the gauge of the project. I wouldn't worry about it, but I tried your other soaker pattern and it came out huge! Too huge for my 2yr old, it would swallow my newborn. I know my crochet is not as tight, but I don't know how many hook sizes to go down to get the right gauge. Thanks!

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  12. I do crochet tight. I will measure gauge for it when I get home. If you would like, I could send you the excel file for my easiest soaker. You put in your gauge, and it figures out the pattern for you. :-)

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  13. One way to determine your own pattern for this, is to figure up what your gauge is. Once you know how many stitches per inch, you simply multiply that by how many ever inches you need for your rise. Then, continue making rows, until your soaker is wide enough. HTH

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  14. That would be great! I know gauge can make a dramatic difference in the finished project. Until trying soakers, all of my projects have been blankets, hats, etc, things that gauge didn't affect too much.

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  15. Hello !!

    I absolutely love this !! I want to make it myself, what is the best way to learn to crochet? I've never touched a needle in my life.. I can sew. But i'd love to learn to crochet.

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  16. Did you get a chance to measure your gauge. I am trying to adapt the pattern for my special needs son. I crochet tightly also and it still came out big. I like the pattern though very much. Would like to know more about size.

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  17. Thank you, Ashley. I would recommend searching YouTube.com for crochet videos. There are many crochet tutorials there. Or, if you have a friend who crochets, I am sure they would love teaching you. Good luck!

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  18. Sorry for the delay, Becky. For the HDC section of this soaker, my gauge is 4 rows per inch, and 5 stitches per inch. For the SC sections, my gauge is 6 rows per inch, and 5 stitches per inch. HTH. :-)

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  19. Hi.. this looks like a great idea! I am about to become the proud great grandma of not one but two wonderful babies! My grandaughter is very much into "natural" anything and planning on cloth diapers. This will be perfect for her. I imagine it would work on--not having a place to change a plastic diaper--for my grandaughter-in-law too. Could you please send me the excell file? Sounds like something I could easily understand and use a lot. Thanks for your work! It will make a lot of people happy.

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  20. Hi Sue, and congrats. I do not have an Excel file for the Zoe soaker, but I do have one for my easiest soaker, if you are interested. :-)

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  21. Hey there Diva, Could I possibly get the Excel file also. These are so neat! Babies do grow quickly though and I'd love to have the adjustments for the pattern.

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  22. I was wondering if I could get the Excel file as well? I really want to make one for my 2 year old, its SO adorable!!

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  23. Thanks. There is a link to download the file :-)

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  24. I am making this for a 6 month old baby! And it is looking big to me so far but I'm not sure... The back looks really long. It is for a photo shoot so I dont want it to be too baggy... Any suggestions?

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  25. Hi Would you be able to tell me what Australian equivelant ply wool this would be? Also I am trying to work out how many rows in total the soaker would be as it shows that you crochet a total of 33 rows then join the sides thirty stitches down on each side so by my calculation this would be that both front and back would have to be about thirty three rows each for a total of sixty six rows.

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  26. Further to my last comment I am asuming that the one hundred stitches you start with are the top of the garment and not the side.

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  27. Further again to my comment. I believe I totally confused myself and anyone reading this and the hundred stitches would make the front and back a total of two hundred stitches for the waist which I think would be WAY to much even drawn in. So is the one hundred actually the side and you fold vertically?

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  28. Thank you very much. Now the light has come on.

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  29. thank you so much for the pattern! i have a questiom. i am making these for gift and have never used them. do you felt them or tell the moms to wash in cold water?

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  30. So I have got another question. I have already made one (practice one) , I am currently crocheting the "Easiest Crochet Soaker" , the pattern says to chain 81 etc. However, it seems that this is going to be way to large. When I fold it, am I folding it over again? Essentially doubling it? Also, I am using a G/4.25 hook and it's still really large. Could you give a swatch sample, so the gauge is known. I do love the pattern,and I really loved my mock up ( I did chain less however)

    ~Jillian

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  31. I am looking into making longies for a friends two kids and was wondering if you think that this would look silly as longies?

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  32. I recommend adding at least a half double crochet (hdc) stitch to the legs. It looks nice and keeps the diaper from peeping out and soaking your sheets instead.

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  33. Thank you! This is just what I was looking for, for my sister!

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  34. Just wondering if you felt this or anything after you complete it to make it more effective? I have wondered with crochet if the stitches are tight enough to keep the diapers from leaking?

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  35. I worked up 6 rows and then checked the rise. I have a 29 inch rise with an H hook which would fit most adults I know. ;) No idea how to amend it down to a smaller size. I mean obviously a smaller hook, but I think I actually need less stitches. Maybe I can try subtracting 7 from each section...hmm.

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  36. I crochet loosely, and my first attempt is working up hugely...I'm going to halve the pattern, since I am crocheting for a newborn.

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  37. This fits perfectly my 15 month old! And, his clothes and sheets are no longer wet at night! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. wow they sound great. I raised my children with rubber pants. Did not know that this would work and breathe. I have a great grand baby due so might just have to give this a try.

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