Monday, April 30, 2012

Baby Leg Warmers

A free crochet pattern!
I made these leg warmers shortly before Eden was born. At that time I wasn't sure how big babies legs were so I estimated a size that would hopefully work for several months. This pattern I came up with should work for a baby 3-9 months, but I won't know for certain for another 6 months.

There is a good variety of vegan yarns out there. Here is a great resource, explaining all the different fibers (cotton, linen, hemp, bamboo, etc.) and offering the leading brands. I use Cotton Ease in this recipe, an easy to find, easy to use yarn. But any worsted weight yarn will work.

Less than 1 skein each of color 1 (brown) and color 2 (white) Lion Brand Cotton Ease yarn
USH8/5.00 mm crochet hook
USE4/3.5 mm crochet hook
yarn needle

Ch: chain
Sc: single crochet
Ss: slip stitch
St(s): stitch(es)

Baby Leg Warmer (make 2)
with crochet hook H8
Starting with color 1 chain 30. Join with Ss to join into a circle.
Round 1. Sc into second Ch from hook. Sc into each of the next 28 chains. Join on top of first stitch with Ss. Chain 1. Turn.
Round 2. Sc is 2nd chain from hook. Sc 28. Join with Ss. Chain 1. Turn.
Round 3. Repeat round 2

Change yarn to colors 2

Round 4 - 19. Repeat round 2.

Change yarn back to color 1

Round 20. Sc in second Ch from hook. Sc 28. Join on top of first stitch with Sc.
Round 21: Ss 28 . Join.

With a yarn needle weave in all the loose ends.

Crochet Rings
With crochet hook E4
In Color 1 make 6 rings total.
Small (make 2): chain 6. Work 12 Sc into circle. Join with Ss.
Medium (make 22): chain 8. Work 16 Sc in circle. Join with Ss.
Large (make 2): chain 10. Work 20 Sc in circle. Join with Ss.
Weave in the ends.

Arrange onto leg warmer however you desire and attach with a yarn needle.

Many thanks to baby Eden for modeling her new leg warmers.


  1. I don't know what's essential with polka dots decoration on baby leg warmers. Maybe it brings good luck to them and there's no need to worry about this design because it don't even hurt us.

  2. Great to see such good stuff on baby leg warmers as it is very good option to protect your baby legs. These baby leg warmers are used for cover and it is very comfortable for wearing.