Monday, March 12, 2012

Little Girl Legwarmers Knit Pattern.... St. Patty's Day Style

I couldn't resist knitting up some quick legwarmers for St. Patrick's day for M.  I've been a little behind on my St. Patty's day crafts, and finally finished these up over the weekend and had to share.  These will be great for the fall football season as well -- you can easily change the colors for other occasions!  If you're planning on heading over to a parade next weekend or just hanging out outside, these are great legwarmers for your little kiddo if it's still a little chilly out.  You can also knit them with a cotton yarn if you live in a warmer climate -- here in Chicago, you just never know what it's going to be like on St. Patrick's Day.  I knitted them with an acrylic worsted weight yarn so they'll easily machine washable.  Enjoy!

  • Yarn of your choice in 2 colors of your choice.  I used an acrylic worsted weight yarn
  • US Size 7 (4.5 mm) DPNs or straight needles and US Size 8 (5 mm) DPNs or straight needles.  I knitted these flat and then sewed them up, so I used straight needles.  If you want to avoid sewing, use DPNs and knit in the round
  • Tapestry Needle
This size fits my 3 year old daughter but could easily fit a 12 month old if you wanted to fold down the tops.  

The directions are written for knitting flat and then sewing up the sides.  If you'd like to knit in the round on DPNs, adjust the pattern accordingly.
With Color 1, and size 7 needles, CO 36 STS
Rows 1 - 8: Complete K1, P1 rib
Rows 9 - 14: Switch to Size 8 needles and with Color 2, complete stockinette stitch for 6 rows
Rows 15 - 20: With Color 1, complete stockinette stitch for 6 rows
Rows 21 - 26: With Color 2, complete stockinette stitch for 6 rows
Rows 27 -32: With Color 1, complete stockinette stitch for 6 rows
Rows 33 - 38: With Color 2, complete stockinette stitch for 6 rows
Row 39: Switch to Color 1 and Size 7 needles, and making sure you're on a RS, K to the end
Row 40 - 45: Complete K1, P1 rib, ending on a RS
Row 46: Bind of on a WS, in K1, P1 rib pattern

Sew up sides and weave in ends.  Enjoy!

CO = Cast On
DPNs = Double Pointed Needles
K = Knit
P = P
RS = Right Side
ST(S) = Stitch(es)


  1. Those are just pretty much awesome.

  2. Super cute! I'd love for you to link it up to Crafty Cousins!


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  3. Well, aren't these just adorable! I hope you'll add them to my St. Patty's Day Project Parade.

  4. I just found another awesome and adorable leg warmers . These were very cute and spiritually manuscript from St. Patty's day. I'll be going to try the pattern including the color cause I like it.