Free Crochet Pattern for Sweetheart Leg Warmers

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This is a free crochet pattern for little leg warmers. These leg warmers were designed to coordinate with the Sweetheart Cloche and just like the hat, the body of the leg is worked in a basic double crochet cluster. Really it is like working dc2tog, but the stitches are worked in-between the stitches of the previous round versus in the traditional spot. I made the cuff band and tied a bow at the ankle in a contrasting color for interest, but truly they look lovely in a single color too.

Sweetheart Leggings by Crochet Zone

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Sweetheart Legwarmers

Size: Newborn to 3 years old

Materials:
• Light Worsted or DK Weight yarn
• Main color – 100-200 yards
• Contrast color – 20-50 yards
• Hook H/5.00 mm
• Yarn needle for weaving ends

Gauge: 12 clusters; 9 Rows = 4”

Abbreviations:
Beg – beginning
Ch – chain
Hdc – half double crochet
Sc – single crochet
Sl st(s) – slip stitch(es)
St(s) – stitch(es)
Tr – treble

Special Stitches:
Cluster – worked same as dc2tog in the space between stitches
Cluster decrease- worked same as dc2tog over 2 spaces instead of all in one

• Beginning ch1 of the round does not count as a stitch
• Start each round in the same stitch as the beginning ch1
• Number in ( ) at end of row/round indicates the number of stitches in that row/round
• Work instructions in [ ] or between *, the designated number of times

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Size: 0 – 3 Months
Fits — Ankle to Knee: 4.0” • Ankle Circumference: 2.5″ • Knee Circumference 6.0”

Clusters are worked in space between stitches; after join, sl st to next space to start new row.

Ribbing at Knee:
Work first and last stitch in both loops, work other stitches in Back Loop Only (BLO).
Row 1: With Contrasting Color, ch 6, sc in 2nd st from hook, working in BLO, sc in each ch until there is one ch left, working in both loops, sc in last ch. (5)
Row 2 (Right Side Row): Ch 1, sc in both loops of first st, working in BLO, sc in each st until there is one left, working in both loops, sc in last st. (5)
Rows 3 to 22: Repeat Row 2 (approximately 5.5” long after last repeat). With right sides together, bring two short ends together and working through both layers, sl st the seam closed. With right side facing you, turn to work along side of each row, sc in each row of the ribbing, to end. Join with sl st to beg sc. Fasten off.

Leg:
Round 1:
 Join Main Color, ch 2, dc in same space (this is the beginning cluster in this row and throughout), cluster in each space to end, join with sl to top of beg cluster, sl st into space before next cluster. (22 clusters)
Round 2: Ch2, dc in same space, cluster in each space around, join with sl st to beg cluster sl st into next space. (22 clusters)
Round 3 (decrease round): Ch2, dc in same space, cluster in next 8 spaces, work cluster decrease, [cluster next 9 spaces, work cluster decrease], join with sl st to beg cluster, sl st into next space. (20 clusters)
Round 4: Repeat Round 2. (20 clusters)
Round 5 (decrease round): Ch2, dc in same space, cluster in next 3 spaces, work cluster decrease, [cluster next 4 spaces, work cluster decrease] 3 times, join with sl st to beg cluster, sl st into next space. (16 clusters)
Round 6: Repeat Round 2. (16 clusters)
Round 7 (decrease round): Ch2, dc in same space, cluster in next 3 spaces, work cluster decrease, [cluster next 4 spaces, work cluster decrease] 3 times, join with sl st to beg cluster, sl st into next space. (12 clusters)
Rounds 8 & 9: Repeat Round 2. (12 clusters)
–Skip to Border–

Sample leg warmers were made with Bernat Softee Baby Yarn


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Size: 3 – 6 Months
Fits — Ankle to Knee: 4.5” • Ankle Circumference: 3.5″ • Knee Circumference 6.5”

Clusters are worked in space between stitches; after join, sl st to next space to start new row.

Ribbing at Knee:
Work first and last stitch in both loops, work other stitches in Back Loop Only (BLO).
Row 1: With Contrasting Color, ch 6, sc in 2nd st from hook, working in BLO, sc in each ch until there is one ch left, working in both loops, sc in last ch. (5)
Row 2 (Right Side Row): Ch 1, sc in both loops of first st, working in BLO, sc in each st until there is one left, working in both loops, sc in last st. (5)
Rows 3 to 24: Repeat Row 2 (approximately 6.0” long after last repeat). With right sides together, bring two short ends together and working through both layers, sl st the seam closed. With right side facing you, turn to work along side of each row, sc in each row of the ribbing, to end. Join with sl st to beg sc. Fasten off.

Leg:
Round 1:
 Join Main Color, ch 2, dc in same space (this is the beginning cluster in this row and throughout), cluster in each space to end, join with sl to top of beg cluster, sl st into space before next cluster. (24 clusters)
Round 2: Ch2, dc in same space, cluster in each space around, join with sl st to beg cluster sl st into next space. (24 clusters)
Round 3 (decrease round): Ch2, dc in same space, cluster in next 5 spaces, work cluster decrease, [cluster next 6 spaces, work cluster decrease] 2 times, join with sl st to beg cluster, sl st into next space. (21 clusters)
Round 4: Repeat Round 2. (21 clusters)
Round 5 (decrease round): Ch2, dc in same space, cluster in next 4 spaces, work cluster decrease, [cluster next 5 spaces, work cluster decrease] 2 times, join with sl st to beg cluster, sl st into next space. (18 clusters)
Round 6: Repeat Round 2. (18 clusters)
Round 7 (decrease round): Ch2, dc in same space, cluster in next 6 spaces, work cluster decrease, [cluster next 7 spaces, work cluster decrease], join with sl st to beg cluster, sl st into next space. (16 clusters)
Rounds 8 to 10: Repeat Round 2. (16 clusters)
–Skip to Border–

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Size: 6 – 12 Months
Fits — Ankle to Knee: 5.0” • Ankle Circumference: 5.5″ • Knee Circumference 8.0”

Clusters are worked in space between stitches; after join, sl st to next space to start new row.

Ribbing at Knee:
Work first and last stitch in both loops, work other stitches in Back Loop Only (BLO).
Row 1: With Contrasting Color, ch 6, sc in 2nd st from hook, working in BLO, sc in each ch until there is one ch left, working in both loops, sc in last ch. (5)
Row 2 (Right Side Row): Ch 1, sc in both loops of first st, working in BLO, sc in each st until there is one left, working in both loops, sc in last st. (5)
Rows 3 to 28: Repeat Row 2 (approximately 7.5” long after last repeat. With right sides together, bring two short ends together and working through both layers, sl st the seam closed. With right side facing you, turn to work along side of each row, sc in each row of the ribbing, to end. Join with sl st to beg sc. Fasten off.

Leg:
Round 1:
 Join Main Color, ch 2, dc in same space (this is the beginning cluster in this row and throughout), cluster in each space to end, join with sl to top of beg cluster, sl st into space before next cluster. (28 clusters)
Round 2: Ch2, dc in same space, cluster in each space around, join with sl st to beg cluster sl st into next space. (28 clusters)
Round 3 (decrease round): Ch2, dc in same space, cluster in next 11 spaces, work cluster decrease, [cluster next 12 spaces, work cluster decrease], join with sl st to beg cluster, sl st into next space. (26 clusters)
Rounds 4 and 5: Repeat Round 2 (26 clusters)
Round 6 (decrease round): Ch2, dc in same space, cluster in next 10 spaces, work cluster decrease, [cluster next 11 spaces, work cluster decrease], join with sl st to beg cluster, sl st into next space. (22 clusters)
Round 7 and 8: Repeat Round 2 (24 clusters)
Round 9 (decrease round): Ch2, dc in same space, cluster in next 4 spaces, work cluster decrease, [cluster next 5 spaces, work cluster decrease] 3 times, join with sl st to beg cluster, sl st into next space. (20 clusters)
Rounds 10 to 12: Repeat Round 2. (20 clusters)
–Skip to Border–

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Size: Toddler (1 to 3 Years)
Fits — Ankle to Knee: 6.5” • Ankle Circumference: 6.0″ • Knee Circumference 9.0”

Clusters are worked in space between stitches; after join, sl st to next space to start new row.

Ribbing at Knee:
Work first and last stitch in both loops, work other stitches in Back Loop Only (BLO).
Row 1: With Contrasting Color, ch 8, sc in 2nd st from hook, working in BLO, sc in each ch until there is one ch left, working in both loops, sc in last ch. (7)
Row 2 (Right Side Row): Ch 1, sc in both loops of first st, working in BLO, sc in each st until there is one left, working in both loops, sc in last st. (7)
Rows 3 to 32: Repeat Row 2 (approximately 8.5” long after last repeat. With right sides together, bring two short ends together and working through both layers, sl st the seam closed. With right side facing you, turn to work along side of each row, sc in each row of the ribbing, to end. Join with sl st to beg sc. Fasten off.

Leg:
Round 1: Join Main Color, ch 2, dc in same space (this is the beginning cluster in this row and throughout), cluster in each space to end, join with sl to top of beg cluster, sl st into space before next cluster. (32 clusters)
Round 2: Ch2, dc in same space, cluster in each space around, join with sl st to beg cluster sl st into next space. (32 clusters)
Round 3 (decrease round): Ch2, dc in same space, cluster in next 5 spaces, work cluster decrease, [cluster next 6 spaces, work cluster decrease] 3 times, join with sl st to beg cluster, sl st into next space. (28 clusters)
Rounds 4 to 7: Repeat Round 2. (28 clusters)
Round 8 (decrease round): Ch2, dc in same space, cluster in next 11 spaces, work cluster decrease, [cluster next 2 spaces, work cluster decrease], join with sl st to beg cluster, sl st into next space. (26 clusters)
Rounds 9 to 11: Repeat Round 2. (26 clusters)
Round 12 (decrease round): Ch2, dc in same space, cluster in next 10 spaces, work cluster decrease, [cluster next 11 spaces, work cluster decrease], join with sl st to beg cluster, sl st into next space. (24 clusters)
Rounds 13 to 15: Repeat Round 2. (24 clusters)
–Skip to Border–

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Border: Turn so that inside of legwarmer is facing you, ch 1, [sc, dc, tr, all in the next stitch, skip 1], repeat to end, join to beg sc. Fasten off.
With Contrasting Color, cut yarn strand long enough to go around ankle and tie bow. Weave in skipped stitches of Border Round. Tie in place. WARNING: Loose ties can pose a chocking risk. To avoid baby removing tie fold it in half and tie in place with a knot in the back of the legwarmer, then weave each side to the front to form the ends for making the bow.

For the free hat pattern click picture below

Sweetheart Cloche
Sweetheart Cloche

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