Friday, February 1, 2013

Leg Warmers to Crochet or Knit

Now that it is winter, maybe you need some leg warmers. Aren't these the cutest?

(photo courtesy of vanillabeanknits) on Flickr.

Here are crochet directions from the webpage: Legwear:
...leg warmers will be most appreciated in the dead of winter when temperatures plummet and winds wail, but be sure to have them crocheted and ready to wear.

Directions are given for size 9-11. You will need two 4 ounce, skeins of 4 ply yarn and sizes I and K crochet hooks.

Gauge: 3 hdc equal 1 inch

Starting at lower edge with smaller hook, ch 30, join with sl st to form ring, ch 2, do not turn.
Row 1: Sc in each ch, join with sl st in top of ch-2, ch 2, do not turn.
Rows 2 through 8: Repeat Row 1.
Row 9: With larger hook, ch 2, hdc in each sc across, join with sl st in top of ch-, ch 2, turn.
Repeat Row 9 to length desired, after last sl st, fasten off
And here is how you would knit these legwarmers: Measure your leg at the thickest part and determine your gauge according to the size yarn you are using. Two skeins of yarn should be adequate for two legwarmers.  Of course, larger needles will make the project go faster.  Marissa Huber on Flickr used Noro yarn.  Any self striping yarn would work well.
I didn't really use a pattern, I just used a little math and knit a 1 x 1 rib. I kept knitting until they were long enough to stretch up to my thighs if cold weather required. (Courtesy of VanillabeanKnits) 


  1. They are really pretty - I would love to wear them! not so sure I could knit them - there's a lot of colour changes there. I like your new poppiefied blog.

  2. Love those stripes! If it goes back to being really cold here I may just have to hook a pair up! E x

  3. Cute! So many cute things to make, so little time!
    Stay warm, Nancy!

  4. These are fun in the variegated yarn.

  5. Oh so pretty! That is what I need for the ballfield:) I could put them on under my jeans! I will have to find someone to make them for me! My Niece can do it! Thanks for sharing! BIG HUGS!

  6. Love those! I should knit my daughter some.

  7. Hi Nancy *hugs*
    Oh my those are gorgeous. I adore the colours. I could use a pair like that for sure. Thank you for sharing the instructions. Maybe I could try to make some too.
    have a great evening.

  8. where did you find the string? i love it!

    1. Just use bits and bobs of leftover yarn. You can also purchase self striping yarns at the craft stores. Etsy has lots of hand dyed self striping yarns too.


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