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For those lazy Sundays, or just when you want to be extra snug and warm, why not crochet your own pair of cozy leg warmers? If you’ve always wanted to learn how to crochet, follow our series of Crochet Fundamentals. This pattern uses US terms and stitches including chain (ch) and double crochet (dc).
- Crochet hook (I used a 9mm hook)
- Darning needle for sewing in the ends
- Click here to learn more about essential crochet tools
A Word on Working with Yarn that Stretches
This tutorial uses yarn that has a natural stretch (Lammy Montana). Working with stretchy yarn is a little bit different from regular yarn. Try not to tension your yarn too tight, as you want the finished piece to still have some stretch left in it! For the best result, give your yarn a little bit more slack than you're used to.
1. Crochet a Leg Warmer
Begin with a slip knot on your hook. Chain 27 stitches, or any multiple of 3. The chain should fit loosely around your leg.
Join the chain to form a circle, by slip stitching into the first stitch. Make sure not to twist the chain.
Chain 3, then work 2dc into the same stitch. Skip 2 stitches, and work 3dc into the next stitch. Repeat *sk 2 st, [3dc]* until you've reached the last stitch. Join with a slip stitch into the top ch of your beginning chain 3.
Chain 3, then work 2dc into the space between the two dc clusters from the previous round, directly below your chain stitches. Work 3dc into the next space. Go around working 3dc clusters into the spaces. Join with a slip stitch into the top ch of your beginning chain 3.
Repeat step 4 until you have made 24 rows of 3dc clusters.
Chain 3, then work 1dc stitch into each dc stitch around, through the back loops only. Join with a slip stitch into the top ch of your beginning chain 3.
Repeat step 6 two more times.
Sew in both ends using your darning needle.
Make the second leg warmer, by repeating steps 1 till 9.
Enjoy Your Leg Warmers
Let the cold weather stay a while now you've got a pair of cozy new leg warmers! Vary this pattern by using different yarns. The possibilities really are endless.
Do you love this crochet project? Are you going to make these leg warmers, perhaps in your own colour scheme? We’d love to see your work! Let us know if you have any questions or other comments in the space below.