Why is it that when I am there in the yarn department, I forget what it is that I wanted to make?
I knew I wanted to get some yarn.
I knew I had projects on my list of things to make. I just couldn't remember what they were!
How can I get yarn for a project when I don't know what the project is???
You see my dilemma?
My solution was to let my seven year old daughter choose a skein of yarn, and I would figure out something to make later.
She chose "Honeydew" in Red Heart Super Saver Yarn.
Since she chose it, I figured it only fitting that I make something for her. I decided to make leg warmers. The problem was, I didn't have a pattern and one of the kids was using the computer at the time.
Time for another solution: I'll write my own pattern.
Here is what I came up with.
Crocheted Leg Warmers (Child sized)
What you need:
Yarn: I used approx. 1/2 skein of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn- Honeydew
(I made another pair- this time using Red Heart Super Saver Yarn- BonBon print.)
Needles: Size G and H
sc= single crochet
hdc= half double crochet
sl st= slip stitch
BLO= back loop only
What you do: (Make two)
Working with the smaller hook (G), ch 7
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, and in each across. Turn. (6 sc)
Row 2: ch 1, sc BLO across. Turn. (6 sc)
Rows 3-32: repeat row 2.
Join: ch 1, and fold to meet the foundation chain. sl st through BLO of the sc and the stitch on the back side of the foundation ch. sl st across, so that you have a circle.
|*There has been questions as to |
what this means exactly.
Hopefully these photos help. :-)
Switch to larger hook (H).
Round 1: *Pivot work and make 33 sc evenly spaces around the side of the ribbing.* Do not join.
Round 2: hdc in first sc. Mark this first stitch. hdc in each sc around. (33 hdc)
Round 3: hdc in first hdc. Mark this first stitch. hdc in each hdc around. (33 hdc)
Rounds 4- 27: repeat round 3.
Round 28: sc in each hdc around. (33 sc)
Working with smaller hook (G), sl st into next sc, ch 7.
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook (working toward the body), and in each across. (6 sc) sl st in the next 2 sc of the body piece. Turn.
Row 2: sc BLO in each sc of ribbing across (working away from the body). Turn. (6 sc)
Row 3: ch 1, sc BLO across (working toward the body), sl st in next 2 sc of the body. Turn (6 sc)
Rows 4-31: repeat rows 2 and 3.
Row 32: repeat row 2.
Row 33: ch 1, sc BLO across (working toward the body).
Join: ch 1, and meeting the foundation chain, sl st through BLO of the sc and the stitch on the back side of the foundation ch. sl st across.
Finish off and weave in ends. Turn to right side.
|My almost 5 year old, model.|
|A little "help" from my camera assistant.|