Crochet Leg Warmers

Welcome to the world of cozy crochet creations! If you’re a beginner looking for a fun and free project, you’ve come to the right place. Get ready to embark on your crafting journey with this free and easy crochet leg warmers pattern.

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These slouchy crochet leg warmers feature a stylish ribbing at the top and bottom, giving you a comfy and fashionable accessory to keep your legs warm.

Whether you’re just starting out in the world of crochet or you’re an experienced enthusiast, this leg warmer pattern is designed to be beginner-friendly, making it a perfect project for everyone.

Within no time, you’ll have a fantastic pair of leg warmers to enhance your outfits and keep your legs cozy during any season.

So grab your crochet hooks and yarn, and let’s dive into this delightful leg warmer design. Let’s begin your journey to creating a fantastic pair of leg warmers with this free beginner pattern!

Also, before you go, be sure to check out my many other free crochet patterns!

What are leg warmers?

Leg warmers are like long socks that go from your ankles to your knees. People wear them to keep their legs warm, especially in cold weather. They can be really colorful and fun. People often wear cozy leg warmers while dancing or exercising to help their legs stay warm.

Skill Level

Beginner. This free pattern is perfect for beginner crocheters. It uses basic single and double crochet stitches in basic form and simple repeats in rounds.



Ribbing: 17 rows = 4 inches

Leg Warmer: 9 rounds = 4 inches

Leg Warmers Sizing

You can adjust this pattern to fit your own leg circumference. You want the ribbing to fit snugly around your leg.

For reference, my leg circumference just below my knee is 12 inches. I made my ribbing 45 rows long to fit snugly around my leg.

Pattern Notes

  • the top ribbing and the leg warmer are worked seamlessly
  • the bottom ribbing is made separately and then sewn on
  • ribbing is worked flat in the back loops only (blo)
  • leg warmers are worked in the round
  • the ch 2 at the beginning of each round of the leg warmer does not count as your first dc
  • At the end of each round, you’ll join your yarn with a slip stitch (sl st) to the first stitch made in that round. 
  • Repeat instructions between asterisks (*) for the remainder of the round.


  • dc = double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining
Crochet Leg Warmers

Crochet Stitches

Single Crochet (sc)

  1. Insert hook in next stitch.
  2. Yarn over and pull up a loop. You will have 2 loops on your hook.
  3. Yarn over and pull through both loops.

Double Crochet (dc)

  1. Yarn over and insert hook in next stitch.
  2. Yarn over and pull up a loop. You will have 3 loops on your hook.
  3. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops. You will have 2 loops on your hook.
  4. Yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops on your hook.

Ribbing for Leg Warmers

Make 2 for each leg warmer

G/4 mm crochet hook

Row 1: ch 11, sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each rem chs, turn (10 stitches)

Row 2: ch 1, sc in each st blo, turn (10 stitches)

Rows 3- 45: repeat row 2 (10 stitches)

You may need to work more or less than 45 rows depending on your own leg circumference.

Fasten off for the first ribbing. For the second ribbing, join in the round.

crochet leg warmers pattern free
crochet leg warmers pattern free

Crochet Leg Warmers Pattern

H/5 mm crochet hook

You are now working in the round.

Rnd 1: ch 2, dc once in each row of the ribbing, join (45 stitches)

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Rnd 2: ch 2, dc in each st, join (45 stitches)

Rnds 3- 32: repeat rnd 2 (45 stitches)

You may need more or less than 32 rounds depending on the length of your shin. At round 32, my leg warmer, including the top ribbing, measured 16″ long. Fasten off.

Sew the bottom ribbing to the leg warmer. Make sure each stitch (45 stitches) from the leg warmer matches up with a row from the ribbing (45 rows). 

Use your tapestry needle to sew the seams for the top and bottom ribbing.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I choose the right yarn for crochet leg warmers?

Picking the right yarn for your crochet leg warmers is important. Look for yarn that feels comfy on your skin. Yarn that’s not too thick or too thin is good.

Check the yarn label for a “medium” or “worsted” label. This will help your leg warmers turn out just right!

Are there any tips for preventing the leg warmers from slipping down?

To stop your leg warmers from sliding down, you can make them a little tighter at the top. This will help them stay up on your legs better. Also, you might want to choose a yarn that’s a bit grippy so it doesn’t slip down easily.

Are crochet leg warmers suitable for different seasons or just winter?

Crochet leg warmers can be great for different seasons, not just winter. In colder seasons, they keep your legs warm and cozy. In spring or fall they can add a cool touch to your outfit without making you too hot. So, you can enjoy wearing them in lots of different times of the year!

How long does it usually take to complete a pair of crochet leg warmers?

Making a pair of crochet leg warmers usually takes a little while. It depends on how fast you crochet and how long you want your leg warmers to be. For some people, it might take a few evenings or a weekend project to finish a pair.

How can I make sure the ribbing at the top and bottom of the leg warmers looks neat?

Making the ribbing at the top and bottom of your leg warmers look nice is pretty simple! When you crochet, try to keep your stitches tight but not too tight.

This helps the ribbing look even and neat. Also, pay attention to the pattern instructions and count your stitches carefully. If you do these things, your ribbing will turn out great!

What’s the difference between ribbed and non-ribbed leg warmers?

Ribbed leg warmers have lines that go up and down, making them look a bit stretchy. It’s like the pattern creates little bumps that help the leg warmers fit better on your legs.

Non-ribbed leg warmers don’t have these lines, so they might look smoother. Some people like the stretchy feel of ribbed leg warmers, while others prefer the simpler look of non-ribbed ones.

Are there any care instructions for washing and maintaining crochet leg warmers?

Taking care of your crochet leg warmers is important to keep them looking good. To wash them, it’s usually best to use cold water and a gentle soap. You can put them in a laundry bag to keep them safe in the washing machine. After washing, lay them flat to dry, so they keep their shape.

Avoid using hot water or harsh detergents, as they might make the colors fade or change. Also, be careful with sharp things like jewelry that could snag the yarn. If you treat your leg warmers kindly, they’ll stay cozy and nice for a long time!