Baby Diaper Soaker – Free Knitting Pattern

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diaper soaker knitting pattern
diaper soaker knitting pattern

Here’s a free pattern for a knitted diaper soaker to knit up in wool. Wool is absorbent and anti-bacterial and doesn’t have to be washed constantly. Coat with lanolin and it’s good to go!

Knitted Diaper Shaped Soaker

    • Abbreviations:
    • K (knit)
    • p (purl)
    • sts (stitches)
    • tog (together)
  • inc (in­crease)

Gauge: 6 sts equal 1 inch – 11 rows equal 1 inch

This soaker is nice and roomy for the tiny baby and large enough to give an older, child extra protection if neces­sary. You will need about 3 ounces of 4-ply wool yarn, one pair each of standard knitting needles (US) numbers 3 and 5.

Soaker::

Begin at the waistband. cast on 88 sts.

Row 1: K 2, p 2 across row.

Row 2: P 2, k 2 across row.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until ribbing measures 2 inches.

Then work in garter st (k each row) work measures 7 inches. Bind off 26 sts at beginning of next row, k across. Bind off 26 sts at beginning of this row, k remaining 36 sts. K 2 tog at beginning of each of the next 8 rows, then k across row. .K two rows even. This forms the fold of crotch.

* Work an inc (k .in front and back of first st), k across row, repeat from * 7 times.

Shaping Point: Row 1: K 2 tog, k across to last 2 sts, end with K 2 tog.

Row 2: K across row.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until 1 st re­mains, break thread, leaving 9-inch end.

Sew ribbing together. Then bring point up and fit in place. Sew with careful sts on wrong side down to crotch.

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