Crocheted Soakers No. 4303

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3-1 oz. Balls White.
Bone Crochet Hook No. 2.

Gauge: 3 patterns = 1 inch; 6 rows = 1 inch.

WAIST BAND: Ch 11 and work 10 s c on ch, ch 1, turn.
2nd Row. Working in back loop of st only, 1 s c in each of the next 4 sts, ch 2, skip 2 sts (eyelet), 1 s c in each remaining st, ch 1, turn.
Next Row. Work 1 s c in each s c, working 1 s c in each ch of eyelet, ch 1, turn.
Next 2 Rows. Work even.
Repeat from 2nd row until waistband measures about 21 inches. Break yarn. Sew waistband together. Attach yarn at seam and work * 1 s c, 1 d c into waistband, repeat from * all around having 134 sts in row, ch 1, turn.
2nd Row. 1 s c in each d c and 1 d c in each s c, (pattern) ch 1, turn.
3rd Row. Skip 1st 2 sts, (1 pattern decreased) and work 1 s c in each d c and 1 d c in each s c omitting the last pattern, ch 1, turn.
Next 2 Rows. Work even in pattern across each row.
Repeat last 3 rows until 2 sts remain, break yarn.
Turn point up and sew edges together for 5½ inches.

CORD: Crochet a ch about 20 inches long, s c in 2nd st from hook, * ch 1, skip 1 st, s c in next st, repeat from * across ch, break yarn. Lace cord through eyelets and finish with pompons.

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