Crocheted leg warmers are one of my favorite ways to keep warm in the cold winter months. They are great for providing extra warmth and can be worn underneath pants, pajamas or even with long or short skirts.
This leg warmer pattern could pass as a beginner crochet pattern, but it might be a bit more difficult due to the triple crochet stitches. I’d say it’s the perfect pattern to try once the single and double crochets have been mastered.
The size for these is easy to adjust, including both the circumference and the length. In row 18 I added slots for a string to help keep the warmers up. You could omit that row if you only want short ankle warmers or don’t want the string.
Skill Level: Beginner/Easy
Yarn: Red Heart Comfort (or any yarn worsted weight)
Hook size: H/8-5.00MM
Finished Size: When Laying Flat it measures 5.5″ across and 15″ from top to bottom.
Beg = Beginning
Bl/bls = Back Loop/Back Loops
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
FO = Fasten Off
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Hk = Hook
Lp/Lps = Loops/Loops
Rep = Repeat
Rnd/Rnds = Round/Rounds
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Tr = Triple Crochet
Special Stitch Instructions:
Beg V-St: Ch 6 (counts as first tr, and ch 2), tr in same st.
V-St: (Tr, ch 2, tr) all in designated st.
Ch 32, join with sl st to form ring being careful not to twist chain. (For a custom fit, increase or decrease the beg chs in multiples of 8. Or, use different yarn and hook sizes.)
Rnd 1: Ch 3, tr in first ch and in each ch around. Join with sl st. (32 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, *sk next 3 sts, 7 tr in next st, sk next 3 sts**, sc in next st. Rep from * around, ending at **. Join with sl st. (32 sts)
Rnd 3: Work Beg V-St in first st, *ch 3, (sc, ch 2, sc) in center tr, ch 3**, V-St in next sc. Rep from * around, ending at **. Join with sl st. (4 V-Sts)
Rnd 4: Sl st into ch-2 lp, ch 1, sc in same lp, *7 tr in next ch-2 lp**, sc in next ch-2 lp. Rep from * around ending at **. Join with sl st. (32 sts)
Rnds 5-16: Rep rnds 3 & 4. Do more or less repeats for a longer or shorter length. Note that the following rnds will add another 2″ to the length.
Rnd 17: Ch 1, hdc in first 2 sts, *sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 3 sts. Rep from * twice, then sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next st. Join with sl st. (32 sts)
Rnd 18: Ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 1, sk next st**, sc in next st. Rep from * around, ending at **. Join with sl st. (16 ch-1 sps)
Rnd 19: Ch 3, tr in first st and in each ch and st all around. Join with sl st. (32 sts)
Rnd 20: Ch 1, sc in first st and in each st around. Join with sl st. FO.
Bottom Edging: Attach yarn to any st, ch 1, sc in each st around. FO.
String: Ch 90, working in bls, sc in second ch from hk and in each ch to end. FO. Weave into ch-1 sps of rnd 18.