Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Free Little Girl Easy Crochet Legwarmer Pattern

So my latest crafting craze is legwarmers.  I just absolutely love seeing little girls in legwarmers as they're prancing around in their tutus and ballet shoes or even if they're just wearing tights and a dress.  They're the cutest!  I took hook to yarn over the long weekend and came up with the cutest little legwarmer pattern that I wanted to share as my first free pattern of the year.  I'm also obsessed with the sedge stitch right now after seeing a sedge stitch cowl on Aesthetic Nest (one of my new favorite blogs).  This pattern is quick and easy (especially if you already know the Sedge Stitch).  So here goes.... let me know what you think and send me pictures of your finished products!

Materials
Size I/9 5.50 mm Crochet Hook
Worsted weight yarn of your choice (I used Lionbrand Vanna's Choice)  You can make two legwarmers in about a half of a skein
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Size
This size fits my 3 year old, but would fit an 18-month old (if you wanted to fold down the tops) to a 4 year old.

Directions
Top Ribbing: 
CH 6
Row 1: SC in second chain from hook and in each CH across so there are 5 SCs
Row 2: CH1 and turn work, SC in back loop only of each SC
Row 3 - 26: Repeat Row 2

Leg Section:
Row 1: CH1 and turn work so that you can now work across the ribbing for the leg portion, SC evenly across so that there are 25 SCs, join work to first SC with a SL ST.  Don't worry about the open ribbing as you'll seam that together later.
Row 2: SC and 2 DCs in the first SC space, *skip the next 2 SCs, SC and 2 DCs in the next SC space, repeat from * to last 2 SCs, skip the last STS and SC into first SC from beginning of row to close the round.  
Row 3:  CH1, turn work (you have to turn the work even though we're crocheting "in the round" to get the Sedge Stitch look as if it were crocheted flat), SC and 2 DCs in the first SC space, *Skip the next 2 DCs, SC and 2 DC in the next SC, repeat from * to last 2 STS, skip the last STS and SC into first SC from beginning of row to close the round
Row 4 - 15: Repeat Row 3
Row 16: CH 1, turn and SC in each ST across, join to first SC with a SL ST

Bottom Ribbing:
You will now be making the bottom ribbing as you did the top, except you will connect the ribbing to the rest of the work by making a SL ST to connect the work at the end of every other row.
Row 1: CH 6 and SC in 2nd CH from hook and each CH across (5 SCs made), SL ST in next SC of the last round from the leg
Row 2:  CH1, turn, SC in back loop of each SC all of the way across (5 SCs)
Row 3: CH1, turn, SC in back loop of each SC all of the way across, skip next SC of the last round from the leg, SL ST into the next SC of the last round of the leg (you have to skip a space when you're connecting the ribbing each time because you'll end up with too many ribbing rows if not)                  
Continue Rows 2 and 3 until you have worked all of the way around.  Seam ribbing by completing SL STS through both thicknesses of first and last row all of the way across. Fasten off.

Seam together the Top ribbing by completing SL STS through both thicknesses of first and last row all of the way across.  Fasten off.

Abbreviations:
CH = Chain
DC = Double Crochet
SC = Single Crochet
SK = Skip
SL = Slip
ST = Stitch









13 comments:

  1. These are adorable! Makes me wish I had a girl to make them for!! I will be saving this tutorial so I can make them when I do have kids! Thanks for sharing!

    I found your blog via Pinterest!

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blo

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  2. Any advice on making these adult size? My teen daughter wants a pair. Thanks

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  3. Making these for my daughter for Easter! Thanks! :)

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  4. Thanks for the tutorial. Just finnished a pair for one of my twingirls, now going to start the second pair :)
    http://pysen73.blogspot.it/2013/08/virkade-benvarmare.html

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  5. So cute! Your pattern was featured today on Moogly! http://www.mooglyblog.com/crochet-leg-warmers-patterns-kids/

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  6. I made one pair for a gift: http://avanturemalogacofleka.blogspot.com/2013/09/katjas-legwarmers.html. Love the pattern. Thank you.

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  7. hola me encanta el diseño pero por favor podrias poner el punto k usaste

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  8. You can make these any size just increase top row number to fit leg circumference top and then increase length accor as well. I've made several pairs from baby to teen.

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  11. Im just wondering on the first round if you need 25 stitches plus the 1 chain to make 26 or if it is 25 total. I tried to adjust it for an adult so I thought it was multiples of 5 so I made 45 plus the chain. Not sure if that was correct just yet but I guess I will find out.

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  12. i am halfway done with the first legwarmer, and am loving how it is turning out! thank you for the pattern. my 3yo will love them :)

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