This legwarmer pattern has been updated on February 1, 2013. I made a few changes to help make it easier to follow and understand.
You can make these legwarmers any size that you want; from newborn to adult. All you do is continue with row two until they will be wide enough to fit around the leg. Also, you want to make sure they will be wide enough to slide over the foot as well.
If you are making them to fit an adult size, you might want to increase the beginning chains for the ribbing rows as well. They are about 1″ with 5 sts, and (in my opinion) it looks better with 2″ for an adult size.
The two ends are then joined with a slip stitch, and you begin working in a round until they are high enough. Then for the top ribbing, you once again work in a row.
And here is a tutorial on how to crochet rounds 3 and 4: Picot Lace Stitch.
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: Bernat Baby Sport, or any yarn you have on hand.
Hook Size: E 3.50 mm, or any hook suitable for the yarn.
Stitch Marker: If you don’t have one, use a safety pin to mark the next stitch.
Gauge: Not Important as you can make them to fit any size.
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rep = Repeat
Rnd/Rnds = Round/Rounds
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Tr = Triple Crochet
Special Stitch Instructions:
Picot: Ch 3, sl st on top of last sc made.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. (5 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, (working in back loops only), sc in each st across. Turn. (5 sts)
Repeat row 2 until it is long enough to fit around leg, and making sure to end with a multiple of 4 for the row count. Ch 1, working into sc of last row and into free lps of first row, sl st into each st across to join the two ends.
Working in Rounds
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around, making sure you end up with a multiple of 4. Join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into next st, picot, *sc in next 4 sts, picot; rep from * around to last 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts. Join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as join; *ch 5, sk next sc, sk picot and next sc**, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * to last st ending last rep at **, sc in last st. Join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 4: Ch 4 (counts as first tr), *(sc, picot, sc) in ch-5 lp**, tr in next 2 sc; rep from * to last sc ending last rep at **, tr in last sc. Join with sl st to first tr.
Repeat rnds 3 & 4 until you have reached about 2 inches from desired length. Then Repeat rnd 3 once.
Next Rnd: Ch 4 (counts as first tr), 2 sc in ch-5 lp, *tr in next 2 sc, 2 sc in ch-5 lp; rep from * around to last st, tr in last st, join with sl st to first tr.
Last Rnd: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st to first sc.
Row 1: Ch 6, sc in second ch from hook and in next 4 chs, then working into both lps, sl st in corresponding st of the last rnd (same st as previous join), sl st in the next st in rnd. Place stitch marker in next st of rnd to mark the place for the next sl st. Turn.
Row 2: (Working in back loops only), Do not ch 1, sc in 5 sc lengthwise. Turn.
Row 3: (Working in back loops only), ch 1, sc in each sc across, then working into both lps, sl st in next st of rnd (where stitch marker is), sl st into next st. Place st marker in next st in rnd to mark the place for the next sl st. Turn.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have worked your way around the legwarmer. You should end up with the same amount of rows as you had stitches in the last rnd. Ch 1, working into sc of last row and into free lps of first row, sl st into each st across to join the two ends. Fasten off.