This pattern was written for a Toddler size. I needed to make a wool cover quickly for my son to help us get rid of a diaper rash. I looked and all the covers (not soakers) I found free patterns for were smaller sizes. I decided to use our favorite PUL cover as a guide and make my own pattern. It was trial and error and I haven’t had it tested so please give me any feedback you have. I hope you enjoy the pattern!

Size: Toddler (rise = 16.5)

Materials:

Malabrigo Worsted 210 yard

Jumbo Merino 50 g ball only need small amount

Hook: 4.5mm

Stitch Guide:

ch = Chain                                               hdc3tg = Half Double Crochet 3 Together

hdc = Half Double Crochet                       chs = Chain Space

dc = Double Crochet                                sc = Single Crochet

dcfp = Double Crochet Front Post            dcbp = Double Crochet Back Post

(##) = Stitch count at end of that row

Row 1:                       ch 60

Row 2:                       hdc in second st from hook, hdc in next 58 stitches (59)

Row 3:                       ch 1 turn, hdc in each stitch (59)

Row 4:                       ch 2 turn, dc in each stitch (59)

Row 5:                       ch1 turn, hdc in each stitch (59)

Row 6:                       ch1 turn, hdc in each stitch (59)

Row 7:                       ch1 turn, hdc3tg, hdc in next 54 stitches, hdc3tg (55)

Row 8:                       ch1 turn, hdc2tg, hdc in next 51 stitches, hdc2tg (53)

Row 9:                       ch 2 turn, dc in 52 st across, hdc in last stitch (53)

Row 10:                     ch1 turn, hdc2tg, hdc in next 49 stitches, hdc2tg (51)

Row 11:                     ch1 turn, hdc2tg, hdc in next 47 stitches, hdc2tg (49)

Row 12:                     ch1 turn, hdc3tg, hdc in next 41 stitches, hdc3tg (45)

Row 13:                     ch1 turn, hdc3tg, hdc in next 37 stitches, hdc3tg (41)

Row 14:                     ch1 turn, hdc3tg, hdc in next 33 stitches, hdc3tg (37)

Row 15:                     ch1 turn, hdc2tg, hdc in next 33 stitches, hdc2tg (35)

Row 16:                     ch1 turn, hdc2tg, hdc in next 31 stitches, hdc2tg (33)

Row 17:                     ch 1 turn, hdc in each stitch (33)

Row 18 -27:              Repeat Row 17

Row 28:                     ch 1 turn, 2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 31 st, 2 hdc in last st (35)

Row 29:                     ch 1 turn, 2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 33 st, 2 hdc in last st (37)

Row 30:                     ch 1 turn, 2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 35 st, 2 hdc in last st (39)

Row 31:                     ch 1 turn, hdc in each stitch (39)

Row 32:                     ch 1 turn, hdc in each stitch (39)

Row 33:                     ch 1 turn, 2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 37 st, 2 hdc in last st (41)

Row 34:                     ch 1 turn, hdc in each stitch (41)

Row 35 – 37:             Repeat Row 34

Row 38:                     ch 1 turn, 2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 39 st, 2 hdc in last st (43)

Row 39:                     ch 1 turn, hdc in each stitch (43)

Row 40:                     ch 1 turn, 2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 41 st, 2 hdc in last st (45)

Row 41:                     ch 1 turn, 2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 43 st, 2 hdc in last st (47)

Row 42:                     ch 1 turn, hdc in each stitch (47)

Note: you are starting your ribbed waist band here so you want the ribs to line up

Row 43:                     ch 2 turn, *dcfp, dcbp* repeat ** until you reach the end (47)

Row 44:                     ch 2 turn, *dcbp, dcfp*, repeat ** until you reach the end (47)

Finish Off

Row 45:    Starting at the foundation ch join yarn ch1, 2 hdc in first chs, 1 hdc in chs of foundation ch that was not previously worked, 2 hdc in last chs (62)

Row 46:                     ch 2 turn dcfp, dcbp until end of row (62)

Row 47:                     ch 2 turn dcbp,dcfp until end of row (62)

Finish Off

Using super chunky merino sc in stitches along the side of soaker, finish off. Repeat on opposite side.

You can skip some side stitches here to make this like elastic so it is tighter around the legs to prevent leaks.

Weave in ends. For the super chunky, I used the crochet hook.

Now to sew on buttons:

I used 20 mm buttons.

First, I tried the cover on my toddler to see where on the front of the diapers the wings ended. For me, this was right in the middle of the diaper. I used all purpose thread (you may want to use yarn or quilting thread for more strength) and sewed two buttons in the middle of the soaker. I found the center and counted 2 stitches out on each side of center and sewed on the buttons so the thread did not show on the backside of the cover.

Then to prevent wing sag, I added a button to each end of the inside front row. Again, sew so the thread does not show through on the back side of the cover. See Picture below of buttons.

 

If you need to have additional adjustability for the leg openings, you can use either of the double crochet rows and sew on additional buttons.

Click the link below to download a *.pdf version of the pattern

Wool Diaper Wrap

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