I hardly ever see woolly soakers done in Tunisian. When I was first learning Tunisian I thought it’d be perfect for a soaker!! Super thick=super protection, right? Especially for naptime/nighttime usage!
Thus a super cushy soaker was born! And it is a poofy beastie, as I usually am over zealous about DD’s naptime/nightime cloth diapers. Too many leaks..
Mine still needs to lanolized, but I’m pretty happy about it! Next I’m going to make one not quite so big so it can cover trimmer diapers a little more nicely.
And of course I’m sharing the pattern! 🙂
Super Bum Soaker
Size L-XL Waist is about 19-20″, rise about 19″
WW wool yarn-I used Paton’s Classic, along with some unlabeled yarn for the waistband
H Hook-regular crochet hook
KHook-Must be Tunisian hook
TKS-Tunisian knit stitch
INC-Increase by inserting hook into very next horizontal bar (right before next vertical bar to be worked) yo & pull up a loop.
With h hook, ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from loop and each across. 7 sts
Row 1: ch 1, turn. Sc in back loop only.
Repeat row 1 30 more times. Back waistband made
Switch to K hook.
Pick up 33 sts along waistband. Work return pass. 34 sts.
Pic of work after row 2..ish.
Row 1: tks in first st, [inc, tks in next 2 sts] repeat  across, tks in last 2 sts. Work return pass. 50 sts
Rows 2-4: tks across. Work return pass.
Row 5: tks to last 5 sts, then work a return pass back to the first 5 sts, tks to end, work a return pass all the way back. Short row section made. See following pics:
Coming up on end of short on the forward pass to the end. See the jump there? We’ll get rid of it and any holes by doing the following:
Insert hook into both the end stitch and the top of the next horizontal bar, yo & pull up a loop.
See? Pulls it nice and tight together. When you return pass, you do nothing unusual. But, when working the next forward pass, you’ll want to cover up the gap made at the other end, doing a similar thing:
Gap. No good! We’ll do about the same thing here. Insert your hook into the horizontal bar below, then into the next stitch, yo & pull up a loop.
Pulls together nicely! You can skip this if it’s too confusing, or if you aren’t bothered by the gaps.
Row 6-11: tks across, work return pass.
Row 12: repeat row 5
Rows 13-14: tks across, work return pass.
Row 15: tks to last 2 sts, tks2tog, return pass to last 2 sts(3 loops on hook), yo & pull through last 2 sts (pull through all 3 loops). 48 sts
Row 16: tks across, work return pass.
Row 17: repeat row 15. 46 sts
Row 18: work another short row, going to last 3 sts of either side.
R0w 19: repeat row 15. 44 sts
Row 20: tks across, work return pass.
Rows 21-28: repeat row 15. 28 sts
Rows 29-36: tks across, work return pass.
Row 37: inc, tks to last st, inc. 30 sts
Rows 38-42 : repeat row 37-should end with 40 sts
Rows 43-55: tks across, work return pass. 40 sts
Row 56: tks in first 7 sts, [tks2tog, tks in next 6 sts] repeat  across to last 6 sts, tks in next 4, tks2tog in last 2 sts. Return pass to last 2 sts(3 loops on hook), yo & pull through last 2 sts (all 3 loops). 34 sts
Row 57: tks across, work return pass.
Bind off in tks.
Switch to H hook, Attach yarn to right side of top of work (rs facing). If you don’t switch to the opposite side, you’ll get a weird edge, more so if you work a second color in the waistband as I did.
Ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each down, sl st in next 2 sts
Turn, skip sl sts, sc in back loops only.
Ch 1, turn. Sc in back loops only, sl st in next 2 sts
Repeat this across the top to make front of waistband.
Sorry that it’s fairly dark. This one was taken at night! But here’s the cover lying flat.
Fold cover and line up sides
All sewn up!
Sew up sides using favorite method-I use basically a mattress stitch.
With H hook, join yarn to leg opening.
Ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch down, sl st in next 2 sts. 10 sts
Skip 2 sl sts, sc in back loops only, ch 1 and turn.
Sc in back loops only, sl st in next 2 sts.
Work in this fashion around leg opening, then sl st sides together.
Repeat for other leg.
Or, do a simple crochet leg opening, or a knitted rib, or whatever you prefer.
Lanolize and put on your lil one!