Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern...Rainbow Love Legwarmers!

The Rainbow Love Legwarmers are and adorable and fun accessory for a little person.  Worked up in the round in front post double crochet stitches, they are thick and cozy to keep little legs warm too!

Rainbow Love Legwarmers
By Jennifer Dickerson

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  • Worsted weight yarn in rainbow colors (yarn shown is Red Heart Super Saver in: Cherry Red, Perfect Pink, Pumpkin, Bright Yellow, Spring Green, Turquoise, Orchid
  • J (6.0 mm) crochet hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Sizing As Shown:

  • 7.5 inches tall
  • 9.5 inch circumference
  • (heart is 1.5 inches tall and 1.5 inches wide)

Instructions for Legwarmers:

Ch 28, join with a sl st in furthest ch from hook to make a ring.  (Note: there is no specific multiple for this pattern, to make your legwarmers bigger/smaller around, simply make more or less chains).

Round 1: Ch 3 and work a dc in each ch.  Join with a sl st to close round.

Round 2: Ch 3 (work the ch 3 as you would for a front post dc...see photo below...this will make it look like the other stitches in the round).  Work a fpdc (fron post double crochet) in each dc.  Join with a sl st to close round.

Repeat round 2 until legwarmers are 7.5 inches tall or desired height.  I worked 18 rows of rainbow stripes.  Proceed to "top edging" section.

These photos show you how to begin each round...if you place your hook behind the post before working the ch 3, it will make it look like all of the other stitches in the round.
Instructions for Top Edging:

Round 1: Ch 1 and work a fpsc (front post single crochet) in each dc from the previous round.

Round 2: Ch 1 and work a sc in the blo (back loops only) in each st. (note: photo at the top shows legwarmers with and without this round)

Click below to watch a video on how to work the fpdc (front post double crochet):

Instructions for Heart:


Chain 4 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring.

Round 1 (work all stitches into the ring): dc, tr, dc, sl st, dc, tr, dc, sc, sc, sc, tr, sc, sc, sc, join to close heart and fasten off.

Finishing & Assembly:

With a tapestry needle, sew a heart to each legwarmer.  Weave in any ends that remain and you're finished!!

Click below to watch a video on how to crochet the Rainbow Love Legwarmers stitch by stitch:

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  1. Thank you! I think I'm going to make this up as a pair of wrist warmers for myself ; perhaps in the future there will be a little one to make leggings for.

  2. Love these rainbow leg warmers! I need to make a set with matching gloves, hat and scarf! Thanks for the pattern!

  3. Love your designs.I am going to make a pair of legwarmers for my little angel.Many many thanks for this pattern.


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