Geez, a super stretch soaker is just what I need! May I ask, though, did you add any rows to the pattern you’ve given to make it fit your 2 year old? I only ask because my (almost) 2 year old is both tall and wide, so I don’t want to end up with something that doesn’t fit!
That’s brilliant! LOL. I’m currently making more soakers because he totally outgrew the last batch I made. Let me also ask, does this pattern come out *roughly* the same size as the other stretchy pattern, except this is more form fitting? Is that correct?
Could you please tell me the gauge of the project. I wouldn’t worry about it, but I tried your other soaker pattern and it came out huge! Too huge for my 2yr old, it would swallow my newborn. I know my crochet is not as tight, but I don’t know how many hook sizes to go down to get the right gauge. Thanks!
I do crochet tight. I will measure gauge for it when I get home. If you would like, I could send you the excel file for my easiest soaker. You put in your gauge, and it figures out the pattern for you. 🙂
That would be great! I know gauge can make a dramatic difference in the finished project. Until trying soakers, all of my projects have been blankets, hats, etc, things that gauge didn’t affect too much.
June 7, 2010 at 11:23 pm
Did you get a chance to measure your gauge. I am trying to adapt the pattern for my special needs son. I crochet tightly also and it still came out big. I like the pattern though very much. Would like to know more about size.
One way to determine your own pattern for this, is to figure up what your gauge is. Once you know how many stitches per inch, you simply multiply that by how many ever inches you need for your rise. Then, continue making rows, until your soaker is wide enough. HTH
Thank you, Ashley. I would recommend searching YouTube.com for crochet videos. There are many crochet tutorials there. Or, if you have a friend who crochets, I am sure they would love teaching you. Good luck!
Hi.. this looks like a great idea! I am about to become the proud great grandma of not one but two wonderful babies! My grandaughter is very much into “natural” anything and planning on cloth diapers. This will be perfect for her. I imagine it would work on–not having a place to change a plastic diaper–for my grandaughter-in-law too. Could you please send me the excell file? Sounds like something I could easily understand and use a lot. Thanks for your work! It will make a lot of people happy.