It seems like leg warmers had their time and they always hop back in as trends as time goes on, but our newest Yarn Punk is showing us that they can be in fashion at any point in time! This rad project is to keep those legs just a little warmer and to add a true flair to your outfit! Down below, meet our newest yarn punk, check out her socials, and find the free pattern down below!
About Elyssa behind Coz-E Creations:
“Hey, I’m Elyssa but most people call me E, and I am the creator of Coz-E Creations, you can find me on Instagram @coze_creations or on my blog at coze-creations.com and I recently started a YouTube channel called Coz-E Creations Crochet. As of 2020, I am 21 years old; I have an almost 3 year old son, and I am engaged to my high school sweetheart. My upbringing is in New Mexico, but I just recently moved to Las Vegas, NV.
It has been about a year and a half since I have started my journey with crochet. Self taught by learning how to crochet by watching YouTube videos. Just it was about time I wanted to try something new and do something for myself, so I went to Walmart and bought a hook and a skein of yarn and made my first beanie. It was terrible. It was supposed to be an adult size hat and it barely fit my 15 month old son. But I was determined to get better so I kept trying and eventually figured it out and now I can’t stop! When I’m not crocheting, I love to spend time with my family, workout, and go boating. My music playlist is diverse, it changes daily with my mood. I love hip hop, r&b, reggae, and rock.”
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About the pattern
Leg warmers are a fun accessory to add to any outfit. They can be more casual or dressier depending on how you style them. What is wonderful about them, is that they can be paired with a little black dress and some heeled booties, or some leggings, a hoodie and some cute tennis shoes. The possibilities for wearing these are endless, beginning your endless way to style your outfits. These leg warmers are a beginner friendly way to get used to working in the different loops of the stitches and still make something cute and stylish.
- 5.5mm crochet hook or hook needed to obtain gauge
- Worsted weight yarn (about 300yards)
- Yarn needle
- Stitches Used
- Ch = chain
- Sl st = slip stitch
- Sc = single crochet
- Hdc = half double crochet
- Dc = double crochet
- Blo = back loop only
This pattern will use sc in the back loop for the brim. This means that instead of inserting your hook through both top loops, you insert it in the loop furthest away from you, which is the back loop.
This patterns also uses dc in the third loop. The third loop is the loop below the front and back loops of the dc. And if you still need help with this here is a an instructional video on Youtube by Heart Hook Home. The video is for half double crochet, but it is the same thing for double crochet). Video for the third loop instructions by Heart Hook Home: https://www.youtube.com/
4 inches by 4 inches = 8 rows high by 13 hdc across
It is very important to check your gauge in order for your leg warmers to be the correct size. I tend to have a looser tension so if you are tight crocheter you may need to size up your hook.
To check your gauge ch 14, then hdc in the second ch from the hook and all the way down until you have 13 hdc. Then ch 1 and turn and work 13 hdc in each stich from the previous row. Do this until you have 8 rows of 13 hdc. Then measure your square and it should be 4 inches by 4inches. If it is too big you will need to go down a hook size and try again and if it is too small you will need to go up a hook size and try again. Do this until your square is as close to 4inches by 4 inches as you can get. Once you have achieved that you will have met gauge.
Before you start
Please do not copy, redistribute, or sell my pattern in any way. You may sell the finished item but please give me credits for the pattern. Please do not use my photos as your own. Feel free to tag me on Instagram @coze_creations and Facebook at Coz-E Creations Crochet by Elyssa with pictures of your finished product. Thank you, Elyssa Douds.
These legwarmers are designed to fit just below the knee and go all the way down to the foot with a little bit of bunching up on itself. The pattern is worked from the top down starting with a band that is worked flat then joined in a circle, then the rest of the pattern is worked in the round. The pattern will be written in sizes small – XX large. All pictures will be of the medium size. To make shorter or longer simply add or subtract the two-row repeat until you have your desired length. Each two-row repeat is about 1 inch. To make the legwarmer fit wider or smaller around start with less or more rows for your beginning band. (size chart pic)
Band Length (when stretched. This will be the measurement at the top of your calf)
Length (top to bottom)
Each size will start with the same number of stitches. The number of rows will each be different and displayed in parenthesis and color coordinated with the chart above. If you print this out in black and white, highlighting your size may help you to easier read. Your band should stretch out to the length in the chart above. When not stretched out the band will be a bit shorter than the measurement. When crocheting the band, make your chain 1 at the beginning of each row slightly loose to ensure that your band is stretchy enough.
Row1: Starting in second ch from hook sc in each ch, turn. (6 sc)
Row2: Ch 1, Sc blo in each stitch. Turn. (6sc)
Row3- (26, 28, 30, 32, 34): Repeat row 2. (6sc in each row)
Join your beginning of you band and the end of your band in a circle by slip stitching 6 holding both ends together. Turn band inside out, so that the seam is on the inside.
Now you will begin working around the raw edge of your work.
Body of legwarmer: Stitch counts for each row will be in parenthesis at the end of each row for the corresponding size like this (s, m, l, xl, xxl)
Row1: Ch 1. Hdc around raw edge of your band working one hdc into the edge of each row for a total of (26, 28, 30, 32, 34) hdc. Then sl st to your first hdc to join.
Row2: Ch 2. *Dc 2 in the first st in the third loop. Dc in the next 6 stitches in the third loop. * repeat * to * around. Sl st to the first dc to join. (30, 33, 35, 37, 39)
Row3: Ch 1. *Hdc 2 in the first stitch. Hdc in the next 7 stiches*. Repeat * to * all the way around. Sl st to the frst hdc to join. (35, 38, 40, 42, 44)
Row4: Ch 2. *Dc 2 in the first st in the third loop. Dc in the next 8 stitches in the third loop. * repeat * to * around. Sl st to the first dc to join. (39, 43, 45, 47, 49)
Row5: Ch 1. Hdc in each stitch around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. (39, 43, 45, 47, 49,)
Row6: Ch 2. Dc in the third loop in each stitch around. Sl st to the first dc to join. (39, 43, 45, 47, 49)
Row7-(15, 17, 19, 21, 23): Repeat rows 5-6 ending with row 5. (39, 43, 45 , 47 , 49 )
Row(16, 18, 20, 22, 24): Ch 2. *Dc dec in the third loop. Dc in the third loop in next 8 stitches*. Repeat *to* all the way around. (35, 38, 40, 42, 44)
Row(17, 19, 21, 23, 25): Ch 1 * Hdc Dec. Hdc in the next 7 stitches*. Repeat *to* all the way around. (31, 33, 35, 37, 39)
Row(19, 20, 22, 24, 26): Ch 2. Dc in the third loop in each stitch around. Sl st to first dc to join. (31, 33, 35, 37, 39)
Row(20, 21, 23, 25, 27): Ch 1: Hdc in each stitch around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. (31, 33, 35, 37, 39)
Rows(20-29, 22-31, 24-33, 26-35, 27-37): Continue to alternate between one row of dc in the third loop and one row of hdc in each stitch until you hit the required number of rows. Then, be sure to end with the hdc row. If you want the leg warmer to be longer do more of the two rows. And if you need it shorter do less rows. (31, 33, 35, 37, 39)
Fasten off and weave in your ends and you are done. Then you can make the next one. Finally, now you have a matching pair!