Perfect Pointe Leg Warmers Free Crochet Pattern
Pattern Number: LW5057
Designed By: Salena Baca
Skill Level: Easy
RED HEART® Snuggle Bunny™: 2 balls 9943 Dreamy
Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 8mm [US L-11]
Additional Supplies Needed:
2 pieces of ribbon, about 18″ [46 cm] each
These leg warmers have a lot of great texture and appeal. Crochet them in one piece from start to finish with an easy-fit ribbing pattern. Finish off the top with a bit of ribbon to keep them in place, and to give them an extra girly touch.
Gauge/Tension: GAUGE: 8 sc = 4″ [10 cm]; 8 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in single crochet. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Directions are for size 4-5 years; changes for sizes 6-7 and 8-10 years are in parentheses.
Leg Warmer Circumference: 10 (11, 12)” [25.5 (28, 30.50 cm]
Leg Warmer Length: 11½ (12½, 13½) [29 (32, 34) cm]
Leg is worked in back and forth in rows and then joined. Edging is worked on sts picked up along one long edge of cuff and is worked in rounds.
Sizing Note: For the best fit, measure mid-calf while in a standing position, make the size that is 1-2” [2-5 cm] smaller than measurement. This design is meant to fit comfortably around the calf.
LEG WARMERS (Make 2)
Ch 21 (23, 25).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd chain from hook and each ch across – 20 (22, 24) sc.
Rows 2-16 (18, 20): Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc into each st across – 20 (22, 24) sc.
Joining Row: With wrong side facing, fold piece in half, aligning sts from first row with sts from last row, working through both layers, slip st in each st across to join. Do not fasten off. Turn Leg right side out.
Round 1: With right side facing and working along row ends, ch 3 (counts as first hdc and ch 1), skip next row, [hdc in next row, ch 1, skip next row] 7 (8, 9) times, slip st in 2nd ch of beginning ch-3 to join – 8 (9, 10) hdc and 8 (9, 10) ch-1 spaces.
Round 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc in each ch-1 space around, slip stitch around first sc to join –16 (18, 20) sc. Fasten off.
Weave in ends. Weave length of ribbon in and out of ch-1 spaces on Round 1 of Edging. Tie ends into a bow.
ch = chain;
cm = centimeters;
hdc = half double crochet;
mm = millimeters;
sc = single crochet;
st(s) = stitch(es);
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.