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Ruffle-Bottomed Baby Girl Soakers

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These Ruffle-Bottomed Baby Girl Soakers are so cute, you'll want to crochet one in every color! Learn how to make diaper covers with these easy instructions from Red Heart Yarn, and then show off your adorable crocheted diaper covers to all of your friends!

Ruffle-Bottomed Baby Girl Soakers

Directions are for size 6 months. Changes for sizes 12 months, 18 months, and 24 months are in parentheses.
Finished Waist: 19 (21, 22, 23)”
Finished Rise (from waist to crotch): 7½ (8, 8½, 9)”
Note: Drawstring will reduce waist sizes for smaller sized babies.

MATERIALS:

  • TLC® “Baby” solid color 6 oz (170 g), 490 yd (448 m) and multi color and sparkle 5 oz (141 g), 360 yd (329 m) skeins: 1 skein each 5930 Neapolitan A, 5737 Powder Pink B
  • Crochet hook, 4.25mm [US G-6]
  • Yarn needle

GAUGE: 14 sts and 16 rows = 4” in pants pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

INSTRUCTIONS:
SOAKER
Back

Waist Ribbing
Row 1: With A ch 6; sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn—5 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in first 2 sc, ch 1, skip next sc, sc in last 2 sc, turn—4 sc and 1 ch-1 space.
Row 3: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each sc and ch across, turn—5 sc.
Rows 4–31 (33, 35, 37): Repeat Rows 2 and 3.
Row 32 (34, 36, 38): Repeat Row 2. Fasten off.
Pants
Row 1 (Right Side): Join A with sc in corner of waist ribbing to work across one long edge, work 32 (36, 38, 40) more sc evenly across long edge to opposite corner, turn—33 (37, 39, 41) sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *dc in next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
Rows 3–5: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn; change to B in last st of Row 5.
Ruffles
Row 6 (Wrong Side – Ruffle Row): With B, ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in first sc, 3 dc in next sc, *sc in next sc, 3 dc in next sc; repeat from * across to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, working in free loops of Row 5 only, sc in each sc across, turn.
Rows 8 and 9: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Rows 10–21 (25, 25, 29): Repeat last 4 rows 3 (4, 4, 5) times.
Rows 22 (26, 26, 30)–25 (27, 29, 31): Repeat Rows 6–9 (7, 9, 7).
Row 26 (28, 30, 32): Repeat Row 2.
Row 27 (29, 31, 33): Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in each st across to last 2 sc, skip next st, sc in last sc, turn—31 (35, 37, 39) sc.
Row 28 (30, 32, 34): Repeat Row 2. Fasten off.
Ruffle Finishing
With Right Side facing, working in sts of first ruffle row, join B in first dc of row, ch 1, 2 sc in same dc, 2 sc in next 2 dc, *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next 3 dc; repeat from * across to last st; leave last st unworked. Fasten off. Repeat across all ruffle rows.
Shape Leg Openings
Row 1: With Right Side facing, skip first 5 sts of Row 28 (30, 32, 34), join A with sc in next st, sc in each st across to last 5 sts, turn; leave remaining sts unworked—21 (25, 27, 29) sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *dc in next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, skip next st, sc in last sc, turn—19 (23, 25, 27) sts.
Rows 4–9: Repeat last 2 rows 3 times—13 (17, 19, 21) sts.
Rows 10 and 11: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. Fasten off.
Front
Waist Ribbing
Work same as waist ribbing for back.
Pants
Row 1 (Right Side): Work Row 1 of back pants—33 (37, 39, 41) sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *dc in next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Rows 4–15 (17, 19, 21): Repeat Rows 2 and 3.
Row 16 (18, 20, 22): Repeat Row 2.
Row 17 (19, 21, 23): Ch 1, skip first st, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, skip next st, sc in last st, turn—31 (35, 37, 39) sts.
Row 18 (20, 22, 24): Repeat Row 2. Fasten off.
Shape Leg Openings
Row 1: With Right Side facing, skip first 5 sts, join A with sc in next st, sc in each st across to last 5 sts, turn; leave remaining sts unworked—21 (25, 27, 29) sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, skip next st, sc in last sc, turn—19 (23, 25, 27) sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *dc in next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
Rows 4–9: Repeat last 2 rows 3 times—13 (17, 19, 21) sts.
Fasten off.
FINISHING
With Right Side facing, sew crotch seam.
Leg Ruffles
Row 1: With Right Side facing, join B with sc at beginning of one leg opening, work 28 (30, 31, 32) more sc evenly spaced across opening, turn—29 (31, 32, 33) sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *3 dc in next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across. Fasten off.
With Right Side facing, sew side seams. Weave in ends.
Drawstring
With 2 strands of B held together, ch 100 (125, 130, 135), or to desired length. Fasten off.
Beginning at center front, weave drawstring in and out of the ch-1 spaces of waist ribbing. Tie in a bow in front.


 

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