Striped Legwarmers

Sep 20, 2009
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Author

Laura

Introduction

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.

Materials List

Sport weight Bernat yarn in Splash Stripes used about 1/2 a skien for the pair.

K hook.

Finished Size

length from knee to ankle on a 10 year old, width 30 stitches or to fit the largest part of the calf.

Gauge

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.

Notes

Abbreviations:
Ch = chain
Dc = double crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
St(s) = stitch(es)
Ss = slip stitch

Sc = single crochet

The Pattern

Pattern:

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.

Happy Hooking!

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Comments

Scotkat wrote
on Oct 7, 2009 9:48 AM

These would be handy to wear when in garden when its cold.

I think I would like to have ago at these.

I am going to join a local knit and crochet group in our village tomorrow.