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Monday, October 10, 2011

Leg Warmers






Super cute legwarmers with shell edging detail!  These are so fun to wear and they are WARM!  Ha ha!  The weather has been a little kooky lately.  Just 2 weeks ago we were running the A/C and then one morning we just woke up and needed the heater on!  No in-between (otherwise known as "autumn" or "fall"), straight from hot to cold.  Now, YOU need a pair of legwarmers!!

This project didn't take me long at all.  You could easily whip these up while watching a movie... like I did.  ;)

Check it out! We've been featured on Social Salutations: Friday, I'm in Love!



Super Cute, Fun & Easy Leg Warmers

Materials needed:
*H hook
*Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Coffee
*Coordinating buttons - I used 6, 3 on each legwarmer.  This could be cute with one button in each shell, going all the way down...  or even without buttons!  It's up to you!

Stitches Used:
ch=chain
DC=double crochet
SC=single crochet
Sl st=slip stitch

Ch 47
R1: DC in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across.  Ch 2, turn.
R2-22: DC in each stitch across.  Ch 2, turn.
R23: DC in each stitch across.  Turn work.
R24: 5 DC in 2nd stitch (shell).  *Skip 2 stitches, SC, Skip 1 stitch, 5 DC in stitch (shell).* Repeat *-* to end of last shell. (9 shells made).  Sl st in last stitch.  Tie off & weave in ends.

Repeat to make second leg warmer.

80 comments:

  1. these are really sweet! Are the buttons used to close the warmer, or are they stitched closed along the side and pulled on over the feet?

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  2. Thanks! The buttons are just for show. :) the entire side seam is stitched up and you just pull them on over the foot. Be sure to leave a comment on the giveaway post for a chance to win a pair for free!

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    1. Shouldn't the pattern be updated to include this information?

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    2. I am going to apologize for others that can't say something nice, if really bothers me for nice people like you to post a pattern free then have others make negative comments. I don't think it is necessary to place that the warmers are to be pulled over the foot because if you look and read the pattern you can tell that. I want to thank you so much for a wonderful FREE pattern. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and the time you put into writing and posting the pattern.

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    3. These are adorable and I almost have them done but at which row do I attach the seams and with what? Slipstitch? Sc? Ive read and followed the pattern im just not seeing this step.

      Thanks

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  3. These are awesome !!!, can't wait to make a pair !!!

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  4. You did an amazing job on these!! I featured you today in my Friday I'm in Love favorites!

    http://socialsalutations.blogspot.com/2011/10/friday-im-in-love-time-to-accessorize.html

    - Jenn @ Social Salutations

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  5. Great, Jenn! Thanks for the link! I'm excited to now be following your blog!

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  6. I think these are so cute. I can't wait to make a pair.

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  7. Hi, how many skeins of yarn does this pattern need?

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  8. Great design! Very simple! Got you added as one of my favs on my blog :) http://thecraftyonion.blogspot.com/

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  9. These are great thanks for the nice easy pattern!!

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  10. Wow, I'm sooo excited! This will be the perfect gift for my daughter. Thank you so much!

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  11. These are lovely and in case it's NOT you there is a woman selling these as HER design on ETSY.
    You may want to check.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/69842312/dance-til-dawn-leg-warmers-in-aqua

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    1. Well... it doesn't say that in the description that you cannot sell what you make, nor does it say you have to credit her.

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    2. It would be a decent common courtesy to credit the person you got the pattern from, since you aren't creative enough to come up with your own designs.

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    3. I agree with you Samantha, but there are so many out there that like to take what others have done as their own....I am thankful for nice people like this that share their work....I pray for others that take advantage of others hard work...

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  13. There are lots of ways you can assemble these. I simply sewed up the seam with a yarn needle and yarn, then added the buttons for fun. You could also see buttons on and use them to actually button the entire leg up, using stitches as buttonholes. Or do a bit of both! The fun thing about these is how creative you can get!

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  14. I made them, I love them!!! http://www.craftsy.com/project/view/Legwarmers/18979

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  15. I think you should do a tutorial on these leg warmers!!!!

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  16. These are super cute! I just made a pair!

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  17. I love these and I am so excited to make a pair for my friend! And I love your blog too, so awesome to find it!

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  18. OK, I need a basic pattern for a 10 yr old girl. This pattern is great and I want to do a couple of pairs for my grand daughters and also maybe3 for my daughter and 2 daughters-in-law. I can use the sizing for the adults, but how many stitches for a child's size 10?

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  19. One of the great things about these legwarmers is that they are totally customizable to any size! The beginning chains will determine the height of the legwarmers.

    I don't have a 10 year old girl to test the sizing, but I have made these in all sizes from toddler to adult. The easiest way I have found is to simply make a length of chains to fit from the ankle to the knee of the person you are making the legwarmers for.

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  20. I remember when leg warmers were "in" years ago. So glad to see them back! I love this design and even though the buttons are for decoration, they just add such a cute touch.

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  21. i have been looking for a stylish legwarmer pattern and wow thanks to your generosity i have one ! thank you !!
    Happy New Year.

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  22. I stumbled upon your blog when I was looking for legwarmer pattern, love it so much, thank you for sharing. I wanted to get a pair of knee-high boots but couldn't find one that I like, when I saw this pattern it just crossed my mind that I can wear my ankle boot with this legwarmers and it would look just as good as a knee-high boot, what's more important is that I don't have to spend on another pair of boots. Cool, right? LOL.
    I have "pin" it on my Pinterest board so it can be shared with Pinteresters as there aren't many legwarmers patterns on the Pinterest board. I hope you won't mind me doing that. Just let me know if u want me to remove it from the Pinterest board.

    Annie

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    1. Annie, pin away! These legwarmers are so versatile! Great idea with the ankle boots! ;)

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  23. I love love the look of these. I think they will be perfect for SIL for Christmas. Thank you for so generously offering your pattern.

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  24. Is there a way I could make these a little smaller for my grand daughter? She wears uniforms to school and I think a pair of these would be great for her!

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  25. Leialoha, I plan on writing a smaller version in the near future, but haven't gotten to it yet. Basically, you would make less chains in your foundation (to make them shorter), and make less rows (to make them for smaller legs).

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  26. I just pinned this going to make for my daughter...thanks for sharing

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  27. Love this, but totally lost on how to stitch it? Does your scalloped edge overlap the straight edge?

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  28. Super cute! Going to have to try this! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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  29. Like this pattern -- I really want to make these!

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  30. These are adorable!! I've already promised them to 3 of my young, pretty co-workers who like to wear the spiked high heels!! :)

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  31. I'm very new to crocheting but I'm giving these a try. I was taught that in DC, you're supposed to Ch up 3 but your pattern calls for only 2 chains at the end of each row. Is there a reason for that, is it part of the design? I thought it might keep them in place on your leg better.I'm on row 12 and it seems to be working fine, just wondering

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    1. It is actually usually two chains in DC... Three would likely cause you some problems in some patterns, as those two chains normally count as the first DC and a third chain would actually be like 1 DC, chain 1... Does that make sense?

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  32. I love the way these look! However, I refuse to wear high heels. Would these look good without heels?

    Also, how do you join the two sides?

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  33. I am lost trying to join the two sides, can you help me?

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    1. You'll fold the legwarmer "hot dog style" with the long ends (one with shell stitching) together. Sew along this edge, either tacking down the shells or sewing through the last row of DC, leaving the shells as more of an edging.

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  34. Lisa, can I use your photo with a link to this pattern? I would like to send those who follow my blog here for this great pattern.

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    1. Kristine, go right ahead. Where are you linking from?

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  35. Can you explain how to sew the two sides together in detail?

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  36. I just made these and they are so cute!! Thanks for the pattern!! Love the scalloping!

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  37. I just made the first leg warmer up until row 23(havnt done 23 yet). i have pretty thick calves i guess, cuz there is NO WAY i will be able to wear them if i finish & sew them with your original instructions. do you have any suggestions for me to add to it so they fit me?the only place as of now they will close is the bottom 14 dc stitches(from the ankle up). I really dont want them to be bunchy. i really like the original look in your picture.help!

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    1. Just keep adding rows after R23 until you can wrap them around comfortably. You want them to be snug, but not uncomfortably so. Then finish with the instructions from R24. Good luck!

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  38. I want to make these taller for a over the knee look, does it matter how much i add to my fondation? I wasn't sure since they have the pelretty edge if it should be done in 2s or 3s, i dont want to mess up my edge at the end and need to redo them. Sorry, i have only been doing these a few months now & taught myself in a learn as i go way, lol.
    Thank you so much

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  39. I think i figured it out, it would need to be added in 5 stitches to get the "shell" pattern to look right at one end. ???

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    1. Absolutely right. Just add in stitches in multiples of 5 until you achieve your desired size. Easy peasy! ;) Good luck!

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  40. I cannot wait to try this out! I LOVE THESE!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  41. So excited about these leg warmers. My 6 year old has been begging me to make her some and she has a birthday coming up. These will make a wonderful gift!!! Thanks for the free pattern!!!! :)

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  42. Just shared this post on my fb page. www.facebook.com/StringWithStyle
    I just love this pattern! :)

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  43. Is this just made to be one size and one size only? Is there any way to convert it to a bigger size?

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    1. If you'd like to make them taller, add more chains at the beginning in increments of 5.

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  44. Thank you so much for posting the pattern for these!! So cute and fun and easy to make!

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    1. You're very welcome! I saw another comment from you that doesn't seem to be here now. Is there some confusion about where this pattern originated? This is my original design, but I know it's been taken and use elsewhere with others claiming the credit. :/

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  45. May I have your permission to use this as a teaching pattern for girls ages 8 to 12? I will size it for them and get you those numbers If you would like. This is an adorable pattern, by the way. I may even make them for me, although I don't really need extra in the winter.

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    1. Of course! I hope the girls like them!

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  46. sure am going to try this pattern, my granddaughter would love these leg warmers.

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  47. I, too am going to try this! So very simple and won't take too much of my buy schedule! AWESOME! Thanks!

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  48. Very cute.. I'm going to have to make a pair :)

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  50. Sorry I looked at the wrong site , that's why i removed my post.lol

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  51. I love these and like the style. Brown suits them well - especially with wooded buttons! Has anyone experimented with other colors? Perhaps a gray to match a coat? If so, would metal buttons work?

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  52. Love these and can't wait to make some! The weather in Florida is going to start cooling down (I hope) and I'm not ready to commit to wearing long pants. They look great with heels!

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  53. Very nice, I am making these right now :) Almost finished the first one and have a question: they look and feel great around the ankle but too tight around the calve. So I wonder if I should add one or two "half rows" on one side, what do you think? (I'm a beginner and don't have experience with fitting pieces yet... I'm also thinking it might be okay by stretching it a lot, but not sure...) Thanks!

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  54. Love these! I've made both leg warmers and just have a question on sewing the edges together. Did you sew along the edges of the shells or the row just behind?

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  55. I just signed up for this site and found these leg warmers. Have made both legs but for the life of me I can't seem to stitch them up correctly or at least so they look nice.
    Please help.

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  56. Lisa i love these! I am new to the crochet hobby and a little confused with the pattern. Would you be so kind and email me? I would really like some help!

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  57. These are super cute and I am making a pair for my daughter who is 35. She lives far away and says her calves measure 14". Mine are 15 and I am on row 22 and there is NO WAY in heaven I could get these on if I finished according to the pattern.
    Am I the only one with FAT LEGS?? - LOL

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  58. So cute! I'm crocheting my niece a matching scarf & wrist warmers. I hadn't thought about leg warmers. I think she'd love these to go along with the others. Deep blue color. Thanks for posting this pattern.

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  59. Ahh dang..my comment disappeared...phht. lol.. Here goes again.. Can you tell me about how many(ish) skeins are needed? Also, I'm thinking of using Redheart 'Shimmer' or Simply Soft 'Party'. Is this type of yarn suitable or is a more firm yarn required? Thanks.

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  60. I have looking for pattern for legwarmer..since my daughter and myself have very much trouble keeping iyr legs warm . I am a beginner and I find your pattern easy to follow..Thank you so much!!

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  61. Please sent me a version of your easy baby girl crocheted sandels..please

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  62. Can not wait for the cold weather to wear these!!! And they were SO EASY TO MAKE!! Thanks for sharing the pattern!!!

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