The Danielle Legwarmers can be worn as full length legwarmers, as pictured on my daughters, or as boot cuffs, as pictured on me. I have included estimated lengths and circumferences for each option in each size. These are sized 0-6 mo on up, and are made in a complete tube, a little more traditional than my corset back ones. ;)
I hook (5.5 mm)
WW yarn (I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn Neons) I used 4 colors but this could easily be done with less or more if you wanted to.
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Dc – double crochet
Tc – treble crochet
Sl st – slip stitch
St – stitch
8 sc x 8 rows = 2” square
Ch 2 counts as a hdc stitch.
Ch 3 counts as a dc stitch.
When working the tc stitches, they are worked in the front of dc stitches. There should always be a gap or space between the tc stitch and the dc stitches, like this:
The tc stitches will be a little shorter than the space there is to work them. This is to help create some tension in the legwarmer so that it holds to the leg a little better. Don’t be afraid if these stitches seem to pull your work closer together. When you wear the legwarmers they will stretch.
I don’t recommend carrying your colors in this pattern. With the open spaces they have a chance to show through.
Instructions are written in sizes 0-6 mo, with 6-12 mo, toddler, child/teen, women’s medium, women’s large in parenthesis. Example: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) Child/teen and women’s small cross over a bit here. You can just make them the length necessary to fit how tall the individual is.
For a more precise fit, if you have your model to measure, you can take the leg measurement and use this formula: (leg measurement – 1”) x 4 = base chain. Example: leg measurement of 9” would look like this. (9-1) x 4 = 32. Base chain for a 9” leg is 32 chains.
Circumference measurements for the pattern listed sizes are as follows 6” (7”, 8”, 10”, 12”, 14”)
Recommended lengths for legwarmers: 6”, (9”, 9”, 11”, 14”, 14”). The first two sizes are designed to go above the knee. If you want them below the knee as on my youngest in the photographs then you will need to make them shorter than the recommended measurements.
Recommended lengths for bootcuffs (toddler size on up): 5” for all sizes.
Legwarmer (make 2)
Ch 20, (24, 28, 36, 44, 52) join into a ring (be sure not to twist it as you do so) and join with a sl st to first ch.
Round 1: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join with a sl st to top of ch 2. (20, 24, 28, 36, 44, 52 hdc) End of row counts stay the same throughout.
Round 2: Ch 3, dc next 2 st, tc in st just before ch 3, *skip 1 st, dc next 3 st, tc in skipped st,* repeat *to* around. Join with a sl st to top of ch 3.
Round 4: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join with a sl st to top of ch 2. Change colors on sl st.
Round 5: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join with a sl st to top of ch 2.
Round 6: Ch 3, dc in next 2 st, skip 4 st, tc, dc in the second skipped st and next two st behind the tc, *skip st with tc and next 3 st, tc, dc in each of the three skipped st behind the tc,* repeat *to* around, tc in the very first skipped st of the round in front of ch 3 and first two dc, join with sl st to top of ch 3.
Round 7: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join with a sl st to top of ch 2. Change colors on sl st.
Round 8: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join with a sl st to top of ch 2. Change colors on sl st.
Round 9 to desired length: Repeat rounds 1-8. End on either round 3 or 7. Change to color you want to use for border on last sl st.
Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, skip 1 st, dc in next st, sc in skipped st being sure to sc right over the top of the dc, *skip dc and 1 st, dc next st, sc in skipped st,* repeat *to* around. If you have an extra st at the end that is ok, sc in it, join with a sl st to top of first sc.
Break yarn and weave in all ends using yarn needle.
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I know, I know, they're darling! ;) I really, really, really hope that you love the Danielle Legwarmers as much as I do! I have had so much fun wearing them and I love when my girls and I are all matchy/matchy! I can't wait for it to snow so that we can get some more use out of them with their little boots! Their legs are so skinny that the legwarmers will fit inside over their jeans and help insulate their little legs just that much more!
Turning out any pattern would be next to impossible without my lovely testers!!! This is a photo from one of them. Thank you all for your hard hard work! (How cute is the full Christmas theme in this photo!!!??
Crochet by Miranda
If you liked this pattern, give my Ruffle Hair Bow pattern a try. It is made with ruffle yarn (Shashay or Starbella are my favorites).