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!
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!
Girly Leg Warmers (pattern as written is for a size 5-7 year old girl)
You will need:
worsted weight yarn (I used 1 1/2 skeins of Lily Sugar 'n' Cream yarn in hot pink and a tiny amount of white)
Sc: Single Crochet
Dc: Double Crochet
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.