Sunday, November 7, 2010

Free Pattern: Infant Leg Warmers

I made these leg warmers for my little #2 out of cotton yarn, since we live in the land of heat and sun. If you live up North, you may want to choose a warmer yarn, like a wool blend.


This is approximately a 3-6 month size.
(Advanced Crochet Note) If your kid is super chubby, like mine, you may want to increase sooner or be sure to crochet loosely. These turned out a little snug on my girl’s calves.


For a 6-9 month size, see modification after the pattern.


Supplies: 1 skein Peaches and Cream cotton yarn
Size 5 mm (H/8) hook

Abbreviations:
Ch – chain
Sl st – slip stitch
Sc – single crochet
Dc – double crochet
Fpdc – front post double crochet (special stitch, see below)

Special Stitch:
Fpdc – double crochet in the post of the dc below instead of the loops.

Instructions:
Round 1: Ch 19, join with sl st, ch 1
Round 2: Sc around (19 sc), join to joining ch with a sl st, ch 1
Round 3: Repeat Round 2
Round 4: Sc around (19 sc), join to joining ch with a sl st, ch 3
Round 5: Dc around (19 dc), join to top ch in joining ch 3 with a sl st, ch 1
Round 6: *Fpdc in 2 dc, sc in 2 dc,* repeat from * 3 times, Fpdc in 2 dc, sc in last dc. Join to joining ch with a sl st, ch 1.
Round 7-18: Repeat round 6.
Round 19: Fpdc in 2 dc, sc in 2 sc. Fpdc in 2 dc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc. Fpdc in 2 dc, sc in 2 sc. Fpdc in 2 dc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc. Fpdc in 2 dc, sc in next sc. Join to joining ch with a sl st, ch 1.
Round 20 – Fpdc in 2 dc, sc in 2 sc. Fpdc in 2 dc, sc in 3 sc. Fpdc in 2 dc, sc in 2 sc. Fpdc in 2 dc, sc in 3 sc. Fpdc in 2 dc, sc in next sc. Join to joining ch with a sl st, ch 1.
Round 21: Repeat round 20.
Round 22: Fpdc in 2 dc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc. Fpdc in 2 dc, sc in 3 sc. Fpdc in 2 dc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc. Fpdc in 2 dc, sc in 3 sc. Fpdc in 2 dc, 2 sc in next sc. Join to joining ch with a sl st, ch 1.
Round 23: *Fpdc in 2 dc, sc in 3 sc.* Repeat 3 times. Fpdc in 2 dc, sc in 2 sc. Join to joining ch with a sl st, ch 1.
Round 24: Repeat round 23.
Round 25: Sc around. (24 sc)

Below is a picture of what the my joining chains look like up close.

For a 6-9 month size: (This modification not tested)
Increase starting ch to 23.
In Round 6, repeat 4 times
Add approx. 3 extra repeat Rounds between Rounds 18 and 19.
Round 19: . Fpdc in 2 dc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc. Fpdc in 2 dc, sc in 2 sc. Fpdc in 2 dc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc. Fpdc in 2 dc, sc in 2 sc. Fpdc in 2 dc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc. Fpdc in 2 dc, sc in next sc. Join to joining ch with a sl st, ch 1.
Round 20 – Fpdc in 2 dc, sc in 3 sc. Fpdc in 2 dc, sc in 2 sc. Fpdc in 2 dc, sc in 3 sc. Fpdc in 2 dc, sc in 2 sc. Fpdc in 2 dc, sc in 3 sc. Fpdc in 2 dc, sc in next sc. Join to joining ch with a sl st, ch 1.
Round 21: Repeat round 20.
Round 22: Fpdc in 2 dc, sc in 3 sc. Fpdc in 2 dc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc. Fpdc in 2 dc, sc in 3 sc. Fpdc in 2 dc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc. Fpdc in 2 dc, sc in 3 sc. Fpdc in 2 dc, 2 sc in next sc. Join to joining ch with a sl st, ch 1.
Round 23: *Fpdc in 2 dc, sc in 3 sc.* Repeat 4 times. Fpdc in 2 dc, sc in 2 sc. Join to joining ch with a sl st, ch 1.



(Thanks to my bro- and sis-in-law at Charleston wedding photographers, Hyer Images, for the sweet pictures of #2 sporting her leg warmers, and the matching headband.)

©2010 Alli Hyer, all rights reserved.  You may sell items you make with this crochet pattern, but if you sell them online, you must link to this crochet pattern.  You may not sell this crochet pattern or claim it as your own.  You may publish or post a link to this crochet pattern, but you may not publish or post this crochet pattern in whole or in part.

22 comments:

  1. these are adorable! it's funny to see legwarmers making a come back... they are adorable for little ones. do you think that i could get away with making them for my infant son, or too girly? they are just adorable on your little girl!

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  2. Our granddaughter wears hers with her baby gowns at night making changing her diaper a breeze and keeping her little legs warm on cold nights!

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  3. Adorable- Thanks for auditioning for American Crafter!

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  4. Super cute! Stopping by to say hi from the American Crafter Auditions! AND I am a new follower =)!
    Michelle
    www.landofthemisfittoyz.blogspot.com

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  5. Alli,
    very cute! adorable model :}
    happy crafting!
    Linda

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  6. Alli, thank you so much! I've made the baby hat 2 times already and taught my niece how to follow a pattern by making your hat. She did a great job. I am looking forward to making these cute leggins too. I hope you'll come up with some more simple, stylish patterns!!

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  7. I love these! Thank you so much for sharing. I've been looking for something to make my new niece, this is perfect.

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  8. I showed your pics to my husband to explain that I was going to make the leg warmers for a pic of our baby.... his response was "who is that with our baby?" Your baby does look remarkably like ours. I'll post pics when I finish ;)

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  9. I want to thank you for all of your patterns! I recently taught myself to crochet and am now absolutely, HOOKED! I can't seem to get enough! I love your work and how easy your patterns are to understand! When I look for a pattern to use, I giggle at how often I end up at your blog!
    I have four (yes, 4) baby showers this month, all girls, and you have saved me from baby shower gift monotony! I have used your earflap hat pattern and leg warmers to go with! Keep up the awesome work! Thanks again for sharing!

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  10. http://www.searsphotos.com/ViewSharedAlbum.aspx?ShareID=ab4cb77c-d117-4162-97c5-f203e0b2be73

    Here is our baby looking adorable!!

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  11. So cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I had to add a couple of extra rows before doing the last sc row because lil one has long legs but other than that this pattern is super cute and easy to finish! I'll post pics of the finished product soon. Thank you very much.

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  13. These are gorgeous!! I've been looking for baby crochet patterns and came across your site at allfreecrochet.com :o) Im about to have a look and check out your other patterns, they all look so fantastic! So glad I found you!

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  14. Take your skills on a retro vacation and make simple leg warmers. Use a stitch pattern that allows for stretching so you have room for error and your crochet leg warmers will be entirely customized to fit your legs.

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  15. Thanks for the adorable patterns, I'm so glad I found your website! By the way, our baby girls look so much alike that for a second I was wondering how you had a picture of my daughter lol! I'll have to email you a pic

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  16. These are super cute! I am stuck right now tho...in round 6 is says" fpdc in 2 dc" does that mean I should fpdc 2x or double crochet through 2 front posts at the same time? I am sure this is because I am a beginner!

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  17. Do one fpdc in each of the next two dcs.

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  18. I would like to make these for the Neo-Natal unit at our local hospital for those babies who are unable to wear anything except hats, headbands and little covers on their legs. Is there a way to make them teeny tiny for those babies? Thank you for any suggestions you may be able to offer! Have a great day! :-)

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    1. Hey Nancy,
      This is what I would try. Let us know if it works out!
      Alli
      Round 1: Ch 11, join with sl st, ch 1
      Round 2: Sc around (11 sc), join to joining ch with a sl st, ch 1
      Round 3: Repeat Round 2
      Round 4: Sc around (11 sc), join to joining ch with a sl st, ch 3
      Round 5: Dc around (11 dc), join to top ch in joining ch 3 with a sl st, ch 1
      Round 6: *Fpdc in 2 dc, sc in 2 dc,* repeat from * 1 time, Fpdc in 2 dc, sc in last dc. Join to joining ch with a sl st, ch 1.
      Round 7-18: Repeat round 6.

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  19. Modified this to make knee pads for my 11 month old :)

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  20. Hi! Could you explain round 5 to me? "join to top ch in joining ch 3 with a sl st, ch 1" It's confusing me for some reason. Can't wait to finish these for my niece! Thanks for the free pattern!!

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