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Picot Crochet Baby Leg Warmers

These cute crochet baby leg warmers have a nice lace to keep your little ones nice and cozy in the cold weather. The pretty stitch makes them perfect to go with a little girls skirt, but can also be worn with shorts or underneath a pair of pants for extra warmth.

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You can basically make these crochet leg warmers long or short, thus making them great for everyone! They make for great gifts during the winter, and any time of the year to help use up leftover yarns.

Free Crochet Pattern
Baby Picot Leg Warmers

The Size

These baby girl leg warmers are given for a newborn size, but can easily be adjusted to any size that you want; from newborn to adult.

To Adjust the Ribbing Height: Make more or fewer chains to increase the height of the ribbing rows. Currently, the ribbing is about 1 inch. For adult sizes, you’ll want to have about 2-3 inches.

To Adjust the Circumference: The circumference is easy to adjust by doing more repeats of the ribbing rows in multiples of four. You want them to fit comfortably around the leg while also making sure that they will be wide enough to slide over the feet.

Leg Warmer Height: Simply do more or less repeats of the pattern rows. Both look great! The blue one shown below is done simply with two rounds of the picot stitch and would make for the perfect last-minute gift idea for any little girl.

And it’s not just a leg warmer pattern, you can easily shorten them for a pair of cozy boot cuffs or arm warmers if you want to.

The Yarn

If you’re making this for a baby, you’ll want to use baby yarn. I used Bernat Baby Sport with a 4mm crochet hook. However, if making this for older children and adults, you can choose a worsted-weight acrylic or any other yarn that you like.

Preferably, you want something that will give you a good amount of stretch.

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How It’s Made

The crochet leg warmer pattern is started off with ribbing rows. The ribbing is simply worked in short rows by working single crochets into the back loops only. This tutorial shows how to make a crochet ribbing.

The two ends are then joined with a slip stitch, and you begin working in a round for the body.

The body is worked with single crochets, chain spaces, picots and double crochet stitches. They are all easy to make, and combined to create a pretty lace that everyone will enjoy.

Then for the top ribbing, you once again work in rows, similar to the bottom ribbing, except the ribbing is attached to the body of the leg warmer as you go along.

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Materials

  • Yarn: Bernat Baby Sport Or any yarn you choose.
  • Crochet Hook: G 4.00 mm, or any hook suitable for the yarn.
  • Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Stitch Markers, Yarn Needle.

Measurements

  • 3.25" wide when laid flat. Can be adjusted as needed.

Abbreviations

Special Stitch Instructions

  • Picot: Ch 3, sl st on top of last sc made.

Instructions

  • Row 1: Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and into next 4 chs. Turn. [5 sc]
  • Rows 2-24: Ch 1, blsc in first st and into each st across. Turn. [5 sts] Continue with this row until you have reached a desired circumference making sure to end in a multiple of 4 for the rows.
  • Ch 1 and join the ribbing rows by slip stitching the last row to the free loops of starting chains.

Working in the Round for the Body

  • Rnd 1: (RS) Working along the ribbing edge, ch 1, sc in first st and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc. Turn [24 sts]
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc 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, picot, sc)**, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * to last sc ending last rep at **, sc in last st. Join with sl st to first sc. [6 ch-5 sps]
  • Rnd 4: Ch 2 (does not count as st, now and throughout), dc in same st as join *(sc, picot, sc) in ch-5 sp**, dc in next 2 sc; rep from * to last sc ending last rep at **, dc in last sc. Join with sl st to first dc. [6 picot sts]
  • Repeat Rnds 3 & 4 until you have reached about 2 inches from desired length. Then Repeat Rnd 3 once.
  • Next Rnd: Ch 2, dc in same st as join, 2 sc in ch-5 sp, *dc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in ch-5 sp; rep from * around to last st, dc in last st, join with sl st to first dc. [24 sts]
  • Last Rnd: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc. [24 sts]

Top Ribbing Rows

  • Row 1: Ch 6, sc in second ch from hook and in next 4 chs, working into the last Rnd, sl st in same st as join and into next sc. Place marker into next sc to mark for next sl st (optional). Turn. [5 sts]
  • Row 2: Do Not ch 1. Working into ribbing rows, blsc in first st and into each st across. Turn. [5 sts]
  • Row 3: Ch 1, blsc in first st and into each st across, sl st into next 2 sts of last Rnd. Turn. [5 sts]
  • Rows 4-24: Rep rows 2 and 3, ending with row 2.
  • Join the ribbing rows by slip stitching the last row to the free loops of starting chs. Fasten Off.

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11 Comments

  1. I am fairly new to crocheting and I seem to be doing something wrong. When I get to rounds 3 & 4 it just keeps getting bigger and expanding out instead of climbing up. Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated. I’m making these for my 9mo old to save her poor knees when she crawls around since it’s a little hot for pants. Thank you.

    1. Hi Sarah, I actually took some images today on how to do the round. I will try and post them in a bit. Hopefully they’ll be good enough to help you out. :)

      1. Thank you so much this is wonderful. I can definitely see what I was doing wrong. Can’t wait to whip a pair out for the kids. Very helpful indeed.

  2. I must be stupid or something, but I can’t figure out how to start Round 1.
    I’ve connected the two ends of the top cuff, and ch 1. I’m not sure where to insert hooks for sc. Do you have a video tutorial of making these legwarmers?

    Thanks in advance.

    1. No I don’t have a tutorial, but perhaps one would be helpful. The first round is worked into the edge of the rows. Each row gets one sc… and I don’t know if it matters so much where you stick the hook as long as you don’t get holes and you are consistent. I’ll see what I can do and perhaps present you with some pics. Thanks so much for your patience. :)

  3. Thanks so much for sharing your pattern. Can’t wait to crochet these for my niece’s new baby girl who’s arriving in approx. 2 weeks.

  4. I am in love with this pattern, it is for the most part very easy and the bits that I had difficulties with, sorted themselves out as I put in the stitches. I am making them toddler sized and found if you don’t add a picot in one of the spots on the first round of picots and make that spot on the next round a 6 or 7 sc, it doubles as a wonderful fingerless gloves pattern!
    Thank you!

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