These cute baby legwarmers are simple to make and work up quickly! You can crochet them in any size imaginable and they’re super easy to customize for babies. You can make them fit, where they need to fit; even on chubby, or skinny legs.
This is such a versatile pattern. You can make these crochet legwarmers for teens and adults too. They also make great arm warmers!
The instructions for these baby legwarmers are written for Medium / Worsted Weight Yarn and a 5.5 mm (I) crochet hook. The original pink baby legwarmers were crocheted with Red Heart Super Saver Yarn.
The Bubblegum Baby Leg Warmers Pattern was originally designed by Danyel Pink.
While she’s jumping rope or playing hop scotch, she’s going to look adorable wearing these Bubblegum Baby Leg Warmers this fall. Crochet leg warmers like this are easy to work up and will keep her legs warm and stylish. These are easy to customize for any size imaginable from babies to adults, so you can make a pair for yourself, too. Add a cute button or side embelisshment to really use your creative side.Danyel Pink
Danyel Pink recently closed her crochet website (Danyel Pink Designs) and retired from the world of crochet. Oombawka Design purchased the full rights to this pattern, which means now I can share it with you.
I’m happy to be able to include the Baby Leg Warmers Pattern with my other free patterns on the Oombawka Design Crochet blog.
If you, or someone you know, is retiring and closing their crochet blog, please feel free to reach out to arrange for your patterns to be included at Oombawka Design too!
Baby Leg Warmers Crochet Pattern
- Red Heart Super Saver Yarn. 7 oz (198 g), 364 yds (333 m). 100% Acrylic. Medium Weight Yarn . Machine wash and dry.
- Crochet Hook: 5.5 mm (I)
- Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker
You can substitute any yarn and hook for this project just remember when you substitute the finished size of your project may also be different.
Approximately 7 hdc in 2 inches and 5 rows in 2 inches.
- Baby, toddler, child and adult
US Terminology used
Crochet Stitch Guide
- bl – back loop
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- g – grams
- hdc – half double crochet
- hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 together
- m – meters
- oz – ounces
- R – row
- Rnd – round
- sc – single crochet
- sk – skip
- sl st – slip stitch
- st/sts – stitch/stitches
- yds – yards
-  – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
- BEFORE YOU START: You will need THREE measurements for the person you are making the legwarmers for.
- (#1) The circumference of the calf/thigh.
- (#2) The length of the leg.
- (#3) The circumference of the ankle.
- If you don’t want the legwarmer to cover the entire leg, take your top, bottom and length measurements accordingly.
- If you don’t have have a leg to measure I’ve included some average measurements at the end of the post!
- Add the Baby Legwarmers pattern to your Ravelry Libary here.
Baby Legwarmers Crochet Pattern
We begin making the leg warmers in rows to make the top cuff.
Next we crochet the leg section in rounds and then
the bottom cuff (which is worked in rounds).
Top Cuff Section
Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or hook size for the yarn of your choice):
R1: Ch 9, sk the first ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [8 sc]
R2: 1 sc in the bl of each st across, to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [8 dc]
REPEAT R2 until the STRETCHED cuff equals your #1 measurement (thigh circumference), ch 1, turn.
Bring the two edges of the cuff together, placing your last row on top of R1 and lining up the stitches. Using a sl st join the two edges together. Work under the bl of the final row of stitches and the remaining loop from R1 all the way across. This will create the cuff (in a circular shape).
If you are going to change colors, finish off here. If you aren’t then just hold your cuff with the right side (RS) facing and continue to the Leg section below.
Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook:
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in each row end around the cuff. Sl st to the first st to join. [number of stitches will equal the number of rows in the Top Cuff section, plus 1 for the slip stitch seam]
Rnd 2-Rnd 5: Ch 1, 1 hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st to join.
REPEAT Rnd 2, making a hdc2tog every 2 (to 3 rounds) until the legwarmer measures 1 to 2 inches shy of your #2 measurement (leg length). Keep measuring to make sure you haven’t decreased too much or too little. You’ll need more frequent decreases for smaller legs, fewer decreases for larger legs. If you are going to change colors, finish off. If not continue to the Bottom Cuff section below.
Bottom Cuff Section
Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook:
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, sl st to the first st to join.
Make sure that this bottom edge is the same as your #3 measurement (ankle circumference).
If it’s too big, rip out a few rows and do more decreases. If it’s too small, rip out a few rows and do fewer decreases.
REPEAT Rnd 1 for 1 to 2 inches, making 1 sc in each st around.
Proceed to finishing instructions.
Baby Legwarmers Finishing Instructions
- Finish off.
- Weave in ends securely.
|AGE||ANKLE TO KNEE LENGTH||ANKLE TO MIDTHIGH LENGTH||ANKLE CIRCUMFERENCE||THIGH CIRCUMFERENCE|
|Newborn||4 inches||8 inches||2.5 inches||5.5 inches|
|0-3 months||4 inches||8 inches||3 inches||6 inches|
|3-6 months||4.5 inches||8.5 inches||3.25 inches||6.5 inches|
|6-12 months||5 inches||9.5 inches||5.5 inches||8 inches|
|1-2 years||6.5 inches||10 inches||5.5 inches||9 inches|
|3-6 years||7.5 inches||11 inches||8 inches||10.5 inches|
|6-8 years||8.5 inches||13.5 inches||9.5 inches||12 inches|
|8-10 years||10-12 inches||16.5 inches||10.5 inches||13.5 inches|
|Adult (S)||14-15 inches||24 inches||8-10 inches||16-18 inches|
|Adult (M)||14-15 inches||24 inches||10-11 inches||18-20 inches|
|Adult (L)||14-15 inches||24 inches||11-12 inches||20-21 inches|
|Adult (XL)||14-15 inches||24 inches||12-14 inches||22-24 inches|
|Adult (2XL)||14-15 inches||24 inches||14-15 inches||24-26 inches|
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