With the cold weather upon us my daughters have asked me to make them legwarmers. I was a bit reluctant, I have never made legwarmers before.
I searched the web for a pattern and found this one by Dot Mathews onCrochetville.com. It turned out quite well and was pretty easy to make. It uses chains, slip stitches, and single crochet stitches. Once you get the hang of the pattern it's very easy to follow.
I love the lacy look and I'm sure my daughters will love it too. I'll be making them in different colors, I can't wait to see how they turn out.
Here's the pattern by Dot Mathews on Crochetville!
Here are the same legwarmers in blue. I had to adjust the pattern to fit my daughter. I did this by reducing the length of the top band, her calf was smaller. To make it larger add more rows to the top band. Whether you add or subtract rows to the top band be sure that you end up with a number of rows that are a multiple of 6 so that the pattern for the body will work. Otherwise your counts will be off.
To make it smaller you should have 42, 36 or 30 rows instead of the 48 that the pattern has. To find the correct measurement measure around the calf just below the knee. Your top should measure 1″ – 2″ less than your calf measurement to account for stretching.
If you need to make it longer or shorter work more or less of the 3 repeated rows (4,5,6) of the body's pattern. You must end with a repeat of row 6 so that you can work round 40 of the pattern then go on to the bottom band.
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