Soakers Pattern #5293

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Soakers No. 5293 Pattern

Infant Size

MATERIALS: Chadwick's Red Heart Baby Wool, 2 balls (¾ oz. balls) … Bone Crochet Hook No. 3

GAUGE: 6 half dc make 1 inch; 3½ rows make 1 inch.

   Starting at waistband, ch 9. 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across (8 sc). Ch 1, turn. 2nd row: Working in back loop of each sc, make sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Re­peat 2nd row until piece measures 19 inches. Then, working along long edge of waistband, make 132 sc across to other end. Ch 2, turn. Next row: Half dc in each sc across. Ch 2, turn. Following row: Skip 1st half dc, work off next 2 half dc as 1 half dc (2 half dc decreased), half dc in each half dc across to last 2 half dc, work off last 2 half dc as 1 half dc (1 more half dc decreased). Ch 2, turn. Repeat last row until 39 half dc remain. Now dec 1 half dc at both ends of each row until 3 half dc remain. Break off. Sew ends of waistband together. Turn point up to bottom of waistband and sew edges together for 5 inches.

CORD … Cut four 2½-yard strands of yarn. Twist these strands tightly, then double the twisted strands and give them a second twist in the oppo­site direction. Tie a knot 1 inch in from each end of Cord. Trim ends. Run Cord in and out through center of waistband.