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