What you need: Worsted weight yarn, H hook, J hook, Yarn needle
With H hook. Ch 7.
Row 1- sc into 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. (6 sc) ch2. turn.
Row 2- in BLO sc in each sc across. (6 sc) ch2. turn.
- Repeat row 2 until strip measures circumference of baby's waist minus 2.5 inches. do not fasten off. ch1 and work a sc border around entire strip, working 3 sc into each corner.
Put right sides together and sl st ends together to form a ring. Fasten off.
Turn ring inside out so that right sides are facing.
With J hook. Join with sl st to last st made. *ch 3. dc in each sc around. join with sl st to top of ch 3. repeat from * 5 times. fasten off. (you should have 5 rows of dc)
With J hook.
Rnd 1: join with sl st around post of ch3.
Ch3. dc around post of each dc around. join with sl st to top of ch3.
Rnd 2: ch3. 2 dc in each dc around. join with sl st to top of ch3.
Rnd 3: ch3. 2 dc in each dc around. join with sl st to top of ch3. Fasten off. (you should have 3 rows of dc. it should look ruffled)
repeat rounds 1 - 3 on the next 3 rows of base.
leave 5th row unworked. (You could continue the ruffles to the 5th row, I just chose not to. It seemed to give it more structure.)
weave in all ends and put it on your little lady and take LOTS of pictures :)
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