These striped leg warmers can be adjusted to fit any size from baby to adult. They have a nice bobbled texture that looks good in stripes. I chose two colors, but you can use three or even more if you like. Or, go with a solid color. Either way, these crocheted leg warmers are comfy and cozy for the cold winter weather.
Since they are so easy to adjust in size, you can basically use any yarn and hook size that you have on hand. I used an acrylic baby yarn, but you can just as easy use a regular worsted weight, a chunky yarn, or even a fingering yarn if you like.
Baby Striped Leg Warmers
This pattern is given in a baby size. If you need to increase the size, please refer to the notes for instructions for a custom fit. To help with the top ribbing, you may want to refer to this tutorial.
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: Bernat Baby Sport
Crochet Hook: G/4.00mm
Other: Stitch marker.
Ribbing gauge: 1″ across 5 sts and 1.5″ over 7 ribbing rows.
Pattern gauge: 2″ across 8 sts and over pattern rounds 3-9.
Circumference over ribbing is just over 5″
Circumference over body is just over 6″
Length is just under 6.5″
CA = Color A
CB = Color B
Bead St = Bead St
Bl/bls = Back Loop/Back Loops
Ch = Chain
Dc = Double Crochet
FO = Fasten Off
Hk = Hook
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
YO = Yarn Over
Special Stitch Instructions:
Bead St: Insert hk into indicated st, yo and pull through, (yo and pull through one lp on hk) twice, yo and pull through both lps on hk. When you work into the next stitch make sure the bobble is facing.
Instead of fastening off at each color change, carry the yarn up until you are finished with it.
The legwarmer is worked in one piece starting with the bottom ribbing. The body is crocheted right onto the bottom ribbing and the top ribbing is crocheted directly to the body. Both the bottom and top ribbing rows are worked lengthwise, whereas the body is worked in rounds. Here is a tutorial on how to join the top ribbing.
If you need to make them wider, simply increase the number of ribbing rows in multiples of two. If you need them longer do more repeats of rounds 3-6.
Row 1: With CA, ch 7, sc in second ch from hk and in next 5 chs. Turn. (6 sc)
Rows 2-24: Working in bls only, ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn. (6 sts)
Ch 1 and join the ribbing rows by slip stitching the last row to the free lps of starting chs. You might have your own way of doing it, but I like to join the front loops of last row worked to the free loops of starting chains.
Working in the Round – Leg Warmer Body
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc 24 sts evenly around; join with sl st to first sc. (24 sc) Do Not Turn, but begin working in rnds.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, bead st in first st, sc in next st, *work bead st in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st to first bead st.
Rnd 3: With CB, ch 1, sc in same st as join and in each st around; join with sl st to first sc. (24 sc)
Rnd 4: Take the lp on hk and pull it up as high as a dc, dc in same st as join and in each st around; join with sl st to first dc.
Rnd 5: Same as rnd 3.
Rnd 6: With CA, ch 1, bead st in first st, sc in next st, *work bead st in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st to first bead st.
Rnds 7-14: Repeat rnds 3-6 twice.
Rnd 15: Continue with CA, ch 1, sc in same st as join and in each st around; join with sl st to first sc. Do not FO, but continue with top ribbing.
Working lengthwise – Top Ribbing
Row 1: Ch 7, sc in second ch from hk and in next 5 chs, sl st in same st as join on last rnd and into next sc. (6 sts) Turn. Place marker into next sc st.
Row 2: Do Not ch 1. Working in bls only, sc in next 6 sc lengthwise. (6 sts) Turn.
Row 3: Working in bls only, ch 1, sc in next 6 sc, sl st in marked sc and into next sc. Turn.
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 lps of starting chs. FO.
I made these for a precious little boy and thus left them plain. But if you want to make them for a baby girl, you could add a cute button or another applique.
If you are making these baby leg warmers for a baby shower, you may want to pair it up with more baby patterns.