Today’s I have a crochet leg warmers free pattern for you. I have been watching all the lovely fall crochet things that other bloggers and accounts I follow on instagram are making for over a month now. However since I live in Egypt and its hot till the end of November I didn’t feel like doing anything for the fall/winter season earlier. But finally I decided to start preparing for the lovely winter season with this leg warmers pattern.
I also want to talk to you about my love to combine the right side and the wrong side of basic stitches (like single crochet. half double crochet and double crochet) to create texture. I honestly think it’s a really nice and easy way to create a modern and neat texture.
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The material you will need for this crochet pattern are:
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- Himalaya everyday anti pilling yarn, one skein of the 70021/ cafe color and one skein of the 70020 beige color. Or any worsted/Aran weight acrylic yarn.
- 4 mm hook
- Stitch markers, yarn needle to weave in ends, measuring tape, Here is a set with one of my favorite hooks sets along with stitch markers and needles
The leg warmers are designed to fit my legs however your will find down instructions of how to resize it to fit yours.
Gauge: 10 cm square= 17 stitches * 13 rows (alternating between sc, dc ,and hdc as you will see in the pattern). I did this pattern with measurements so that you can do it with whatever yarn you want and get the right size. Yet, I included gauge if you want to achieve the exact same look.
Skill level: Beginner
Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- dc – double crochet
- tr – triple crochet
Front post hdc
Yarn over. From the front of the work, insert the hook from right to left. Yarn over and pull a loop so that you have three loops on your hook. Finally Yarn over and pull through the three loops.
Another way to think about it is you are inserting your hook from front to back, then back to the front and working the stitch as normal.
Back post hdc
Yarn over, then from the back of the work. Insert the hook from right to left around the post of the next stitch. Yarn over and pull a loop through so that you have three loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through the three loops. For this post stitch, you insert your hook from back to front, then to the back and complete the stitch.
- The patten is written with us terms
- Chain 1/2 is not considered as the first stitch.
- You are going to slip stitch to the first stitch of the round at the end of each round.
- The leg warmers are designed to fit my legs however your will find down instructions of how to resize it to fit yours.
Measure around the largest part of your calf with a measuring tape.
With the darker color, create a chain that measures 8 centimeters less than what you measured.
Round 1. ch1, sc in each Stitch around.
Round 2-3. Ch2 work one front post dc and one Back post dc repeat form * to * till the end of the round. (see special stitches section above)
Round 4. Reverse the direction of the round (so that the wrong/ inside of the work is facing you) ch1, and work 1 sc in each stitch around
Round 5. Attach the other color, Reverse the direction of the round again (so that the right / outside of the work is facing you). Ch2 and do one dc in each stitch around right
Round 6. Switch to the darker color. Again reverse the direction of the round (so that the wrong/ inside side of the work is facing you). ch1, and work on sc in each stitch around
Round 7. Switch to the other color and Work with the same round direction. ch1 and work one hdc in each stitch in the round
Round 8. Switch to the darker color and continue with same direction. ch1 and work one sc in each stitch around.
Reverse the direction of the round
Repeat from round 5-8 four more times or till you achieve your desired length
We are going to end with two more rounds of front post and back post hdc. But before moving make sure you are working with the right direction where you have the right side of the work facing you.
Ch2 work one front post dc and one Back post hdc repeat form * to * till the end of the round.
And Finally end with one more round of sc
Repeat the whole process one more time for the other leg
I hope you liked this pattern. If you made one, share it with me on Instagram. I would love to see how you adapted it and what variations you made 🙂
Take care and happy crocheting.