Is anyone else out there obsessed with layers? I love soft, comfortable layers. After designing my Fireside Shawl, I decided I needed to design a "layer" for my legs for all those summer nights when it's just a tad too chilly for shorts but also too hot for pants. The result is these Summer Nights Leg Warmers. I highly recommend you use the same yarn that I did (Lion Brand's Feels Like Butta). It feels amazing and comes in lots of pretty colors.
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- crochet hooks (4): G 4mm & H 5mm
- yarn: worsted weight (#4). I used Lion Brand's Feels Like Butta in Ice. My leg warmers each weigh 75 grams/2.65 oz.
- tapestry needle
- locking stitch markers
- measuring tape
dc= double crochet
sc= single crochet
I'm providing my gauge for reference but it's not important. I explain how to adapt the pattern for any circumference/length leg.
Ribbing: 17 rows= 4 inches
Leg Warmer: 9 rows= 4 inches
- the top ribbing and the leg warmer are worked seamless
- the bottom ribbing is made separately and then sewn on
- the G 4mm crochet hook is used for the ribbing on both ends
- ribbing is worked flat
- ribbing is worked in the back loops ONLY
- the H 5mm crochet hook is used for the leg warmer
- 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
Use your measuring tape to measure the circumference of your leg just below the knee. This is the length you will want your ribbing to be. You will want the ribbing to fit snugly since it will stretch. If it's too loose, it will slide down. For reference, my leg circumference below the knee is 12 inches. I needed to crochet my ribbing for 45 rows for it to fit snugly around my leg.
You are working back and forth in rows.
Use your G 4mm crochet hook.
Row 1: chain 11, sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and sc once in each of the rem 9 ch(s), turn [10 stitches]
You are now working in the BACK LOOPS ONLY
Row 2: ch 1, sc in each st in the back loops only, turn [10 stitches]
Rows 3- 45: repeat row 2
You may need to work more or less than 45 rows depending on your own leg circumference. Do not fasten off.
Note: write down how many rows your ribbing ended up being. You will need to repeat these steps for the bottom ribbing.
Join your work in the round and switch to your H 5mm crochet hook.
You are now working in the round.
Rnd 1: ch 2, you are going to double crochet once in each row of the ribbing. For example, my ribbing was 45 rows so I ended up with 45 dc stitches
Rnd 2: ch 2, dc once in each st, join
Rnds 3- 32: repeat rnd 2
You may need more or less than 32 rounds depending on the length of your leg. At round 32, my leg warmer (including the ribbing) measured 16" long. Fasten off.
Use your tapestry needle to sew the seam for the ribbing. You can do this at anytime. For reference, I sewed mine when I was working on round 2.
The bottom ribbing is worked separately and then sewn onto the leg warmer.
Repeat the same steps that you used to make the top ribbing. If you didn't make note of how many rows you ended up with, just count the number of dc in the leg warmer. These two numbers are the same. Also, don't forget to use the smaller G 4mm.
Use your tapestry needle to sew the bottom ribbing to the leg warmer. Make sure each stitch of the leg warmer matches up with a row from the ribbing. I had 45 dc stitches (leg warmer) and 45 rows (ribbing) and ended up with 45 sewing stitches.
Continue sewing to close the ribbing seam.
You are all done! I hope you enjoyed this pattern. I love ♥ when you guys share pictures and tag me. It's pretty amazing to see you guys crocheting my designs, especially when you guys add your own creative twists. Lots of talent and creativity out there! Tag me on Instagram (lovable_loops) or Facebook to share your pictures and I'll share your photo to my stories!
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