Saturday, February 1, 2014

"Put A Little Love in Your Heart" Leg Warmers




"Put A Little Love in Your Heart" Leg Warmers for toddlers

I was inspired by these cute leg warmers.  After searching high & low for a pattern for my little one, I decided to make them myself. 
I really love the way the came out and the color combinations are endless!  
They're super quick to work up and use a small amount of yarn.  

This is how a made them:

With an H (5.0mm) hook,  worsted yarn, dk yarn for Heart

bottom ribbed section
row 1: I used the foundation single crochet method with a total of 5 stitches.  you could also ch. 6 & sc in 2nd ch from hook & each ch across (5sc) 
rows 2-27: turn, ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each sc across. (5sc at end of each row)
main section
row 28: ch 2, work 27 dc evenly spaced along edge. (27dc)
row 29: turn, ch 2,  dc in each dc (27dc)

row 30-32: repeat row 29. (27dc at end of each row)
row 33: turn, ch 2, dc in the next 13 stitches, change color, dc 1, change color, dc in the last 13 stitches. (27dc)
row34: turn, ch 2, dc in the next 12 stitches, change color, dc 3, change color, dc in the last  12 stitches. (27dc)
row 35: turn, ch 2, dc in the next 11 stitches, change color, dc 5, change color dc in the last 11 stitches. (27dc)
row 36: turn, ch 2, dc in the next 10 stitches, change color, dc 7, change color dc in the last 10 stitches. (27dc)
row 37: turn, ch 2, dc in the next 9 stitches, change color, dc 9, change color dc in the last 9 stitches. (27dc)
row 38: repeat row 37. (27dc at end of each row) 
row 39: turn, ch 2, dc in the next 9 stitches, change color, dc in the next 4, change color, dc 1, change color, dc in the next 4, change color, dc in last 9 stitches. (27dc)
row 40: repeat row 29
top ribbed section:
row 41: turn, ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch down, slip stitch into first dc. (5sc)
row 42: turn, ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each sc across (5sc) 

row 43: turn, ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each sc across, slip stitch in next 2 dc 

row 44-69: repeat rows 42 & 43. 
fasten off & leave a long tail.
using tail of yarn whipstitch the piece together.
weave in ends.




Project: Put A Little Love in Your Heart Leg Warmers
Pattern: Put A Little Love in Your Heart Leg Warmers
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in pagoda & Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK in Merlot




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12 comments:

  1. These are lovely and the colours you picked look great together! Just in time for Valentine's day, too. It's certainly cold enough here at the moment to be wearing them tucked into wellies :)

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    1. thank you so much clare. same here, bracing for another snow storm!

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  2. I am in love with these leg warmers! How cute and perfect for Valentine's Day. ♥

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  3. Hi, pretty new to crocheting and not good at reading pattern. When you state " join with sl st in top of beginning ch. (27dc)" does that mean to join the ends to form a circle? And 27dc is that 27 total with the chain 2 or excluding that? My seam is going diagonal so my heart is not lining up. Help please!

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    1. hi gina, i'm so sorry i am just seeing your message now. i apologize that is an error i did not join to form a circle. I worked the leg warmers as a flat piece and then using the whipstitch sewed them together. the 27 DC is excluding the ch 2. hope that helps.
      my apologies again!
      charissa

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  4. Hi! Is there any chance you can tell me what size these should fit? They are just lovely!

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    1. hi kristina!
      sorry I'm just seeing this now! she was 3 years old at the time i made them and they fit her perfectly but they do stretch out over time. hope that helps!

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