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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Crochet Leg Warmers (Child sized)

While strolling the aisles at Walmart last weekend, I decided to look at the yarn.
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

Stitches/Abbreviations:
ch= chain
sc= single crochet
hdc= half double crochet
sl st= slip stitch
BLO= back loop only


What you do: (Make two)


Top Ribbing:
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. :-) 

Body:
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)


Bottom Ribbing:
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. 




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19 comments:

  1. I love it! My daughter loves being in a onesie and leg warmers on those not too cold/not too hot days. I can't wait to make her some.

    I'd love for you to link up and share at my weekly link party. :)
    http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2012/02/pinteresting-party-week-27.html

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  2. Hi Tutus & Tea Parties! Thank you for stopping by and following!

    And thank you for the invite to your link party! I am going to try to do that now! (Hopefully I do it right! lol)

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  3. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog- I'm checking yours out/followed it and really like all the crochet patterns, as well as the other things. It's all very cute!

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  4. this is always something I wish I had learned how to do, maybe someday. these are super cute!

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  5. I absolutely love these! I am so glad you stopped by my blog so I could find yours!! I have been wanting to make some leg warmers for a while, but havent found a pair I liked and these are adorable with the ribbing!! Great job!!;) Thanks soooo much for sharing.

    I am having my very first linky party tomorrow on my blog and I would love for you to link these up!!;)

    Katie

    http://littlebeckyhomecky.blogspot.com

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  6. @Sarah, Thank you for stopping by & following!

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  7. @7Kidsandcounting, Thank you for stopping by!
    You SHOULD try crocheting sometime. There are so many great tutorials online for beginners. You really only need to learn a couple of simple stitches at first, and it gets easier from there. ;-)

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  8. @Katie, Thank you for stopping by & following!
    I would love to join your linky party! Thank you for the invite! :-)

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  9. How cute!!! It's times like these that I really wish I could crochet. Popping by to say "hi" from the weekend blog hop.
    Cheers,
    Char

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  10. How cute! Thank you for sharing your pattern!!!

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  11. Hi Char! Thanks for stopping by & following!

    Thanks Maryanne!

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  12. I'm so happy you like the Granny Stripe Bag! I do love these little leg warmers and your color burst blanket. Beautiful! Wishing you a very happy easter weekend. :)

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  13. Thank you, Sara!!!
    I hope you have a happy Easter weekend, too!

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  14. Did you just made it by yourself or you bought it from super malls and stores? I just ask you why because these leg warmers are looking good and high quality. I admit that it was better than mine so I guess I should have replicas of these wonderful creation.

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  15. Hi Lisa! I did make them myself. Thanks!

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  16. I love the pattern you shared for the child leg warmers. I am new to crochet but have made several things. The terminology to "Round 1: Pivot work and make 33 sc evenly spaces around the side of the ribbing. Do not join." I am not understanding how to to do.
    Is there an easy way of figuring this out?

    Stumped

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    1. Hi Kelka!
      I am editing this pattern with a picture... I hoped this helps! I will break it down with actual crochet photo steps soon, but I hope this helps for now. :-)
      If you have any more questions, please feel free to click the contact me tab on the left to email me. :-)

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    2. Love, Love, Love the leg warmers. I have made 2 pair already for my grand daughter. Her mother really likes them.
      Now I have a request. I am looking for a simple sweater/cardigan for an infant 6-9 months or 1 year. Do you have anything close to this.?

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    3. Hi! Thank you sooo much!
      Unfortunately, I do not have a sweater pattern right now. BUT, if you check out the directory on Crochet Patterns Central, there are quite a few free patterns to choose from. I hope you find something you like!
      Here is the link for the baby sweater and cardigan page- http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/baby_sweaters.php

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