Crochet soaker pattern

This pattern is very flexible, but here are some guidelines for sizes to work with.

Newborn: waist – 13″, leg – 6″, rise – 14″ (<11 lbs)
Small: waist – 15″, leg – 8″, rise – 16″ (9-15 lbs)
Medium: waist – 18″, leg – 9″, rise – 18″ (14-21 lbs)
Large: waist – 20″, leg – 11″, rise – 20″ (20-27 lbs)

Starting with waistband: ch 9.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and sc in each ch across (8 sc), ch 1, turn.
Row 2+: Working in back loops only, sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn. Repeat until waistband measures desired length.
Row 1: Sc along length of waistband, ch 1, turn.
Row 2+: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn. Repeat until sc section measures desired height (approximately: newborn – 2″, small – 2.5″, medium – 3″, large – 4″). This number of rows can be adjusted for a longer or shorter rise, if needed.
Next rows: Ch 1, *skip first sc and sc in each sc across, leaving 1 sc at end, total decreased st per row is 2. Ch 1 and repeat from * until piece ends in a triangle point.
Fold in left, right, and bottom to the front of the diaper and whip stitch or sc down middle and each side, leaving appropriate sized openings for legs.

Photo coming soon!

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