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Leg Warmers Lilac

2021-02-06

I made these Leg Warmers for my sister :) her dog loves them as well. And I absolutely love this lilac colour!

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The pattern is available here below for free. It comes with a video guide as well.

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If you like this Merino yarn, you may would like to try this amazing lovely and romantic cocoon wrap:

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It’s winter time, my friends – let’s grab a cup of hot tea or coffee, cozy up and let’s get started to make this perfect leg warmers pattern!

This pattern is made for very beginners - only a basic skill level is required to make it. If you don't understand any of my instructions, don't worry I am here for you - enter the comments at the end of this post.

LEG WARMERS Directions

For this M size you will need:
LANG YARNS, Merino 50 – 100% virgin wool, merino extrafine, super-wash, 90m/100g – 3 skeins
LANG YARNS, Merino 70 – 100% virgin wool, merino extrafine, super-wash, 70m/59g – 0.5 skein

For this pattern you will need 8.00 and 7.00 mm crochet hooks.

These Leg Warmers are made as one part, from bottom up.

Size: M this can easily be adapted to a smaller size or bigger size just by reducing or increasing the number of chains and rows for the leg warmers and as well as making less or more chains in the foundation chain.

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Difficulty Level: Level 1 – Easy, for beginners

US crochet term:
SlSt – slip stitch
CH/s – chain/s
SC – single crochet
HDC - half double crochet
DC - double crochet
FPDC - front post double crochet
BPDC - back post double crochet
SK - skip
T - turn
ST/s - stitch(es)
REP - repeat
YO – yarn over

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Special stitches used: front post double crochet (fpdc) and back post double crochet (bpdc)

Front and back post crochet stitches are used to create wonderful texture in crochet. Instead of making your stitch through the loops at the top of the stitch, you make it around the stitch. Everything else stays the same. The most challenging things about crochet post stitches are knowing where and how to insert the hook. There are front post stitches and back post stitches.
For front post double crochet stitches (fpdc): yarn over, insert your hook from front to back then from back to front around post of stitch indicated, yarn over, pull through stitch, then finish your double crochet as normal, yarn over, pull through 2 lps, yarn over, pull through last 2 lps
For back post double crochet stitches (bpdc): yarn over, you insert your hook from back to front then from front to back around post stitch indicated, yarn over, pull through stitch, then finish your double crochet as normal, yarn over, pull through 2 lps, yarn over, pull through last 2 lps

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Pattern Notes

1) The direction shown are for M size but can be easily converted into bigger size or smaller size – just measure your starting foundation chain shorter or longer.

2) In my project: A Ch 3 at beg of the row counts as dc only in the 1st row.

3) Join rows by sl st to create rounds.

4) Work from bottom up. Make borders at the bottom and at the top. Create a drawstring and tassels on the top.

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THE PATTERN

The Leg Warmer
Pick up the 8.00 mm crochet hook and let’s make a chain crochet foundation.
Ch36 (we need to have 3 parts, each one has 12 chains)
Join the foundation chain by sl st. Make sure the foundation chain is not twisted.

R1: Ch3 (1dc), 1dc in each st around, join row by sl st in 3rd ch from beg (36 dc)

R2: Ch2, 1bpdc in next 3st, 1 fpdc in 4 next st, 1bpdc in next 3 st, 1 fpdc in next 2 st = the first part
*1bpdc in next 3st, 1 fpdc in 4 next st, 1bpdc in next 3 st, 1 fpdc in next 2 st * = the second part
repeat from * to * one more time to create the third part.
join the row by sl st
You will have 36 st around.

R3 = R2: Ch2, 1bpdc in next 3st, 1 fpdc in 4 next st, 1bpdc in next 3 st, 1 fpdc in next 2 st = the first part
*1bpdc in next 3st, 1 fpdc in 4 next st, 1bpdc in next 3 st, 1 fpdc in next 2 st* = the second part
repeat from * to * one more time to create the third part.
join the row by sl st
In this row we will make a cable stitch.

R4 = Ch2, 1bpdc in next 3st,
cable pattern in each "4 fpdc part": skip 2 stitches, 1 fpdc in 2 next st, 1 fpdc in first skipped st, 1 fpdc in second skipped st
continue with our pattern: 1bpdc in next 3 st, 1 fpdc in next 2 st
*1bpdc in next 3 st, sk 2 st, 1 fpdc in next 2 st, 1 fpdc in first sk st, 1 fpdc in second sk st, 1bpdc in next 3 st, 1 fpdc in next 2 st*
repeat from * to * one more time.
join the row by sl st

R5-R6 = R2

R7=R4 (cable st pattern)

R8-R9 = R2

R10= R4 (cable st pattern)

R11-12 = R2

R13= R4 (cable st pattern)

R14-15 = R2

R16= R4 (cable st pattern)

R17-19 = R2

R20= R4 (cable st pattern)

R21-R23 = R2

The border on the top of Leg Warmer
Take a smaller hook - I used 7mm crochet hook.

R1: Ch1 (1sc), 1dc in each st around, join row by sl st in ch from beg (36 sc)

R2: Ch1 (1sc), 1dc in each st around, join row by sl st in ch from beg (36 sc)

R3: ch2 (1hdc), 1hdc in next st, ch1, sk 1 st,
* 1 hdc in next 2 st, ch1, sk 1 st* repeat from *to* till end of row, sl st in 2nd ch from beg

R4: Ch1 (1sc), 1dc in each st around, join row by sl st in ch from beg (36 sc)
Fasten off. Weave in all ends.
The bottom border

Turn your work upside down and work in opposite side of foundation chain.
R1: Ch1 (1sc), 1dc in each st around, join row by sl st in ch from beg (36 sc)

R2 = R1

R3 = R1

You may like your leg warmers to be longer if so just add more rounds until you are happy with the length. Fasten off and repeat the same for the other leg warmer.
Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

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