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Monday, December 30, 2013

Girly leg warmers free crochet pattern, and a matching doll leg warmer pattern too!

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Hi everyone! Do you remember yesterday when I showed you all the Christmas gifts we made this year, and the matching girl and doll leg warmers I made my daughter and her new doll? Well I'm really excited to share the free crochet pattern for these girly leg warmers with you all today!

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This pattern comes together really quickly and easily, and has the most gorgeous results! These leg warmers will be perfect for early spring under all those skirts and dresses when she is begging me to stop wearing legging and tights. And if she decides to take ballet lessons this year, you better believe my little ballerina will be sporting these cozy leg warmers in class!

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Girly Leg Warmers (pattern as written is for a size 5-7 year old girl)

You will need:
H hook
worsted weight yarn (I used 1 1/2 skeins of Lily Sugar 'n' Cream yarn in hot pink and a tiny amount of white)

Key
Ch: Chain
Sc: Single Crochet
Dc: Double Crochet
St: Stitch
Join st: Join stitch, the slip stitch used to join two ends of a round of crochet stitches
Cluster: For this pattern, a "cluster" is a group of three double crochet stitches all with the same base (base = a single crochet stitch, or the space between clusters)

In addition, this pattern uses a basic granny stitch in rows instead of squares. If you'd like an amazing picture tutorial on how to do this stitch, check out this tutorial for how to do a granny stitch in a straight line from Dream a Little Bigger.

Leg Warmers:
Row 1: Ch 30 (or as many as you need to fit around the leg, in multiples of 3) sl st to join into a circle.
Row 2-4: Sc into your join st, then sc all the way around, sl st to join. (3 rows of sc total)
Row 5: ch 3. 2 dc into join st. skip 2 st, 3 dc into next st, continue until you have gone all the way around your circle. If you started with a ch of 30, you will have 10 clusters of 3 dc st. sl st into your 3ed ch 3 of your first cluster to join.
Rows 6-27: ch 3. 2 dc into the space under your join st. skip 2 st, 3 dc into the space between the next two clusters or your previous row.  Sl st into your 3ed ch 3 of your first cluster to join. (21 total rows of clusters**)
Row 28: sc into your join. Sc all the way around, into the tops of each of your dc clusters. You should still have the same number of st as your original ch row (in this case, 30). Sl st into your first sc to join.
Rows 29-36: Sc around, sl st to join. (8 rows of sc). Weave in ends to finish.
** if you are making a bigger or smaller version of this pattern, you may want to make more or fewer rows of clusters.

Bow:
Row 1: ch 8, turn.
Row 2: in 2ed st from hook, begin hdc. 6 total hdc. Ch 2, turn.
Row 3: In 2ed st from hook, begin hdc. Hdc 6.
At the end of your last row, begin to sc all the way around, and once you've made it all the way around sl st to join. leave an 8 inch tail. Use the tail to wrap several times around the middle of your rectangle, the use the rest of the tail to sew the bows to the tops of your leg warmers using a yarn needle.

free crochet leg warmers pattern boot cuffs

Now you know her new doll also needed a matching pair. Because why not? I had another 1/2 skein of yarn and it was just sitting there, needing to be used!

free crochet leg warmers pattern boot cuffs

How precious are those itty bitty bows on the teensy doll leg warmers? I die! If you would like to make your little girl's dolly a matching pair, here is the pattern:

Doll Sized Girly Leg Warmers Pattern
18 Inch Doll Leg Warmers:
Row 1: Ch 18, sl st to join.
Row 2: Sc into join, then sc all the way around. Sl st into your first sc to join.
Row 3: Ch 3. 2 dc into join st. skip 2 st, 3 dc into next st, continue until you have gone all the way around your circle. Sl st into your 3ed ch 3 of your first cluster to join.
Rows 4-7: ch 3. 2 dc into the space under your join st. skip 2 st, 3 dc into the space between the next two clusters of your previous row.  Sl st into your 3ed ch 3 of your first cluster to join.
Row 8: Sc into your join. Sc all the way around, into the tops of each of your dc clusters. You should still have the same number of st as your original ch row. Sl st into your first sc to join.
Rows 9-11: Sc around, sl st to join. Weave in ends to finish.

Doll Bows:
Row 1: sc 7. Ch 1, turn
Rows 2-4: In 2ed st from hook, begin sc. Sc 5, ch 1, turn.
Leave a long tail, and use the tail to cinch the middle of your tiny rectangle together. Wrap the yarn around the center of your rectangle about three times, then use the rest of the tail to "sew" your bows to the tops of your doll leg warmers with a yarn needle.

I hope you all truly enjoyed this pattern! As always, if you make a pair for yourself we would LOVE to see them, send us pictures! And if you're looking for more of our crochet patterns, you can check those out on our crochet page here

free crochet leg warmers pattern boot cuffs

~Jessica

38 comments:

  1. Hi Jess! I'm pinning the heck out of this pattern:) so, so cute!! And, the most adorable photos ever!! Big hugs and happy new year!!

    (Ps ridiculous spam comment above made me laugh:)

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  2. Cute leg warmers! Are they made from cotton yarn? (I think that's what Lily Sugar and Creme is) Have you ever tried them in acrylic yarn?

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    1. Thank you Helen! Yes they are made with cotton yarn. I actually made a pair using acrylic yarn right after this and they worked up just the same. I would suggest that you use a similar weight yarn however. I would add stitches if you switch to a lighter weight yarn such as Caron simply soft, etc.

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  3. So Lovely, and the little dolly sized ones are so cute. Leg warmers were the first thing I ever knitted for myself back in the 80's! I might have to crochet myself some this year, I'm thinking it would be pretty easy to upsize your lovely pattern a little bit for me size, I might try a slightly softer colour for me though!

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    1. I was thinking the same thing Julia! I want a pair in gray for myself!

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  4. So adorable. Coming from the Blog Strut Blog Hop:)

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  5. Ok so I saw the leg warmers for the little girl and I thought - OMG how sweet are they? And then you went and made them for the AG doll and my jaw dropped. They are so stinkin cute I can't take it!!! I love them. I need to learn how to crochet because my five year old and her doll would love these. I would love it if you linked up this project at the Link it or Lump It Link Party going on now at Two It Yourself. http://www.twoityourself.com/2014/01/link-it-or-lump-it-party-20-plus.html

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  6. Awww, so cute. The little bows is what does it!

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  7. Supercute matching leg warmers :) What a great idea! :)
    Happy crocheting greetings from Norway :)

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  8. You have one of my favorite projects from this weeks link party...I just love these leg warmers! Thanks for linking to Whimsy Wednesday - I featured them today in my roundup! You can see the post here...

    http://www.ohmy-creative.com/kids-crafts/everyday/7-craft-project-girls/

    Hope to see you tomorrow night for this weeks Whimsy Wednesday Link Party!
    Susan

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  9. I JUST LOOOOOOOOOVE this crazily!!!!!! Oh my, I really need to learn how to crochet quick!!!!!!

    XOXO
    Cami @ TitiCrafty

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  10. Thanks for posting such a cute free pattern. It's very generous of you I remember way, way back when as a child dressing someway in common with a doll was so much fun.(here from "A Fresh Start for the Year")
    Janet

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  11. I've only just discovered your blog and am loving it! My girlie would love a pair of these beautiful leg warmers!!! Thanks squillions for the pattern! Emma

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    1. Thank you so much Emma! You're welcome, I am so glad you love it!

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  12. So sweet! I need some for my baby girl! I'd love it if you'd link this up at my very first linky party!
    http://accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com/2014/01/accidentally-wonderful-wednesday-1.html

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  13. thank you so much for the pattern. I am going to modify it for my use, boot cuffs. gee we never see any patterns in girls patterns. I hope you don't mind?

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  14. My daughter saw picture of those leg warmers in pinterest and wanted similar. I made those during last weekend. Thank you so much for the pattern!
    I linked my post to your blog.

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  15. Thank you so much for this lovely pattern! I only just learned to crochet and after making some Granny squares, I tried my luck with your legwarmers and Tadaaa I just finished them! My five year old is going to be so happy when she wakes up to these :)

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  16. Just recently found your blog and I'm loving it! Thanks for all the free patterns.

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  17. Oh I just whipped up a pair of white ones with pink bows for my darling little girl! Now on to pairs for my nieces and best friends daughter!

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  18. Hi there! This pattern is adorable. Do you happen to have it in 0-3 months size? I really want to make it but I don't know how to adjust patterns yet :( I would really appreciate it. Thank you!!

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  19. Howdy! I just love this pattern! I just finished the leg warmers for my daughter, and I will make her the doll pattern for Christmas! If I get really consistent with crocheting, I want to make a set of girl and doll leg warmers for my 4 young nieces and 5 great nieces. Thank you for sharing this pattern! It is a blessing to make beautiful things for the ones you love, and this pattern has blessed me!

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  20. My daughter , jessika ....would love these...I need to fig this out

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  21. My daughter , jessika ....would love these...I need to fig this out

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  22. The legwarmers are adorable. Going to make my daughter a pair tomorrow. Where did you get the skirt? It's so cute and looks like a nicer material than a traditional tulle skirt.

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  23. These leg warmers are adorable. I would love to make them in adult size. Can you advise on how to modify the pattern? Thank you so much.

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