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Simple Leg Warmers

Image of Simple Leg Warmers Designed By Julie A. Bolduc

This crochet pattern for Simple Leg Warmers is fairly fast and easy to make and is a good one for beginners to do. The cuff starts with rows done in the back loop only then the first row is stitch to the last row. Then the leg is worked in the round starting on the ends of each row around on one side.
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Materials Needed
1- 5oz skein Red Heart Soft in desired color. Color: 7285 Rust was used in the example
Sizes H/8 or 5mm and J/10 or 6mm aluminum crochet hooks
Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Yarn Thickness: 3mm
Gauge: 7dc=2"
Finished Size: Fits an adult woman
Skill Level: Beginner to intermediate

Cuff with size H/8 or 5mm hook
ROW 1: Ch13. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch1, turn. (12sc)

ROW 2-35: Working in back loop only, sc in each sc across, ch1, turn.

Joining first row to last row.
Fold in half so the first row lines up with the last row and so the row where you left off is in front and the ending loop is on the right. Insert hook in last stitch worked and in matching stitch on first row. Work a slip stitch. Sc in same st and in each st across to end working through both layers at the same time. Ch1. Do not fasten off. You now have a tube. You are now going to work around the edge of the cuff to form the leg.

RND 1:Sc in each row around so you end up with 36 sc around. Join w/slst to first sc.

RND 2:Change to larger hook and work with the larger hook from here on out. Ch3, dc in same st as slst. Dc in each of the next 8 sc. *2dc in next sc. Sc in each of the next 8 sc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. (40 dc around)

RND 3: Ch1. Sc in each dc around. Join w/slst to ch1.

RND 4: Ch3. Dc in each sc around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 5-32 or desired length: Repeat RNDs 3 & 4 consecutively.

Top Cuff
Now you are going to do front post dc (fpdc) and back post dc (bpdc) in each of the next 3 rounds.
Top Cuff RND 1 - 3: Ch3, fpdc in next dc. *Bpdc in next dc, fpdc in next dc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.
Top Cuff RND 4: Ch1. Slst in each st around. Join w/slst to first slst. Fasten off and weave ends into back of work.

Design written on Sunday, January 28, 2007. Copyright ©2006 By Julie A. Bolduc p124003

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