Monday, October 6, 2014

Children crochet leg warmers free pattern Molika



The temperature is going down so it's time to get warm! Get your bulky wool yarn and crochet hook and you will make these pretty legwarmers over the weekend so your child's little legs could stay warmer this fall and winter.
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This free pattern is courtesy of Adina from  А&А Cotton Creations. Check out her matching cowl pattern, too! 

Children crochet leg warmers free pattern Molika
Skill level: easy

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
8” x 11” (20 cm x 28cm) unstretched for 1 to 4 years old child
9” x 13” (23 cm x 33 cm) unstretched for 5 years old to pre-teen

MATERIALS:
·Loop&Threads Cozy Wool yarn. Super Bulky, Yardage/Meterage: 90 yds/82 m, ball weight:4.5 oz/127g.

·Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn. Super Bulky, Yardage/ Meterage: 108 yds/98 m, ball weight: 6 oz /170 grams

- or any other blend of similar yardage yarn. You will need 1 skein for toddler size and a little more for children size.

Crochet hook  M/N – 9 mm or size to obtain correct gauge.

Buttons (optional), tape measure.

GAUGE
7 hdc x 6 row = 4” (10 cm) square.
Make sure to check your tension before starting to crochet. The width is more important to get right than the height. You can change hook size to bigger or smaller to get right tension.

ABBREVIATIONS:
This pattern in written in US terminology.
ch – chain,sl st – slip stitch, hdc – half double crochet, sc – single crochet.

NOTES:
The legwarmers are worked in rounds.

CROCHET LEG WARMERS:

For a child 1 to 4 years old:
Start: ch14, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring. (Make sure chain does not get twisted when you join.)Note: Check the circumference of the ring, it should be stretched out to 9”(22cm). If it’s bigger or smaller change the size of hook or crochet by a different size.
Rnd1-15: Ch2, hdc in all sts around, join with sl st to top of beg ch2 = 15 hdc.
Repeat rnd 15 if you want your legwarmers longer.
Fasten off. Finish off loose ends.

For 5 years old to pre-teen:
Start: ch16, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring. (Make sure chain does not get twisted when you join.)Note: Check the circumference of the ring, it should be stretched out to 10”(25cm). If it’s bigger or smaller change the size of hook or crochet by a different size.
Rnd1-18: Ch2, hdc in all sts around, join with sl st to top of beg ch2 = 17 hdc. Repeat rnd 16 if you want your legwarmers longer. Fasten off. Finish off loose ends.
 
Decorate your legwarmers with buttons or crochet flowers if you'd like or leave them as is. They are pretty either way!
 
Happy Crocheting!
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