These great legwarmers use a color changing, self-striping sport weight Bernat yarn that has a crinkle to it. Super soft and oh so fashionable.
Sport weight Bernat yarn in Splash Stripes used about 1/2 a skien for the pair.
length from knee to ankle on a 10 year old, width 30 stitches or to fit the largest part of the calf.
I really never calculate gauge, but I used a nice fat K hook. Obviously the smaller the hook the tighter the stitch and I wanted these to be done quickly and have a slouchy look to them.
Note: this size is usually good for child/teen. Increase beginning chain by 5, or 10 to make med, or large sizes, or make a chain and wrap it around the largest part of the calf and count how many chains it is.
Ch = chain
Dc = double crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
St(s) = stitch(es)
Ss = slip stitch
Sc = single crochet
Rnd 1: ch 31, turn.
Rnd 2: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc in each st across. (30 sts.) Do not turn. Ss in 1st hdc to form a circle.
Rnd 3: ch 2 (counts as first Dc) Dc in each st around. (30 sts.) Ss into top of ch 2 to join.
Rnd 4: ch 1 (counts as first Hdc) Hdc in each st around. (30 sts.) Ss into ch 1 to join.
Rnd 5 -23 odd: repeat Rnd 3.
Rnd 6-24 even: repeat Rnd 4.
Rnd 25: Do Not do ch 2. Dc in each st around. (29 sts) Ss into 1st Dc. This will taper down the ankle area.
Rnd 26: (no Ch) Hdc in each st around. (28 sts) Ss into 1st Hdc.
Rnd 27: Dc in each st around. (27 sts) Ss into 1st Dc.
Rnd 28: Hdc in each st around. (26 sts) Ss into 1st Hdc.
Rnd 29: Dc in each st around. (25 sts) Ss into 1st Dc.
Rnd 30: Ch 1. Hdc in each st around. (25 sts) Ss in to Ch 1.
Rnd 31: Ch 1. Sc in each st around.(25 sts.) Ss into Ch 1. Finish off, weave in ends.
This is just a general pattern and can be altered to fit any size legs. If you want them longer add more alternating rows, but make sure to taper down just a little the last 5 rows so they are not too loose at the ankle, always end with a hdc row then finish with a sc row.