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Lovestruck Leggies, a Free Crochet Pattern for Girls Legwarmers

Little girls crochet legwarmers, FREE crochet pattern from Banana Moon Studio

Introducing Lovestruck Leggies, legwarmers for girls in sizes 4[6, 8, 10].  The stitch pattern looks like a columns of stacked hearts.  I swooned over the cuteness when I came up with this idea!  It also has little holes in it that remind me of eyelet lace.

 

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The yarn — fantastic for these legwarmers — is the fingering weight Jojoland Melody Superwash.  This yarn is soft and nice to work with, and the colors are so great. Many of the colorways have subtle color changes that are really surprising and beautiful.  You’ll need 2[3, 3, 4] skeins to make a pair of legwarmers.  I’d also like to thank Jojo of Jojoland for providing the yarn for the model legwarmers for the e-book!  I hope you’ll support Jojoland in return!

This pattern uses an F/5 (3.75mm) hook.  There is a small section of ribbing on top and bottom.

My little “Baby” loves wearing these legwarmers, and she does so often.

This pattern has been professionally tech-edited and is available in a few different ways. First, the free version is below. If you would rather have an ad-free PDF, that is available on both Ravelry and Etsy. It is also available as part of an ebook of seven crochet patterns for girls. That is also available on both Ravelry and Etsy.

If you would like to share this pattern with others, please direct them to my website! Please do not make digital or paper copies for others!

 

Lovestruck Leggies

By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

 

Difficulty Level: Easy

Available Sizes

4[6, 8, 10]. Note: This pattern is written in multiple sizes.  Instructions for size 4 are given first, with instructions for larger sizes written in brackets.

Finished Measurements

8 [9, 10 ¼, 11 ½] in./20.5[23, 26, 29] cm circumference

12 [14, 15 ¾, 17 ½] in./30.5[35.5, 40, 44.5] cm length.

Yarn

Jojoland Melody Superwash (100% wool; 220 yd[200m]/1.76 oz[50g]); #4 Rainbow, 2[3, 3, 4] skeins; CYCA Weight: 1/Super Fine.

Hook

F/5 (3.75mm).  Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions

Yarn needle

Gauge

3 ½ pattern repeats x 18 rows = 4 in.[10cm].

Notes

Each legwarmer begins with rows of ribbing, ribbing is seamed, then you work into row ends to begin the body of legwarmer. Top ribbing is worked in rows like bottom ribbing, but with sl sts to begin and end each row, thereby attaching it to legwarmer body.

Stitch Guide

Single Crochet in the Back Loop Only (sc blo): Insert hook in back loop of designated st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through both loops on hook.

Extended Single Crochet (esc): Insert hook in designated st or sp, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through one loop on hook, yo, pull through both loops.

Right Spike Stitch (right spk st): Insert hook in designated st, yo, pull up a loop, insert hook in center ch-1 sp of heart 3 rows/rnds below, pull up a long loop to height of working rnd, yo, pull through all loops on hook.

Left Spike Stitch (left spk st): Insert hook in same center ch-1 sp of heart 3 rnds below, pull up a long loop to height of working rnd, insert hook in designated st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through all loops on hook.

 

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How to make a gauge swatch:

Ch 22

Row 1: Esc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn – 21 esc.

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, esc in each st across, turn.

Row 4 (RS): Ch 1, * insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a loop, insert hook in sp between sts 2 rows below and 2 sp to the left, pull up a long loop to height of working row, yo, pull through all loops on hook (foundation right spk st made) , 3 dc in next st, sc in next st**, 3 dc in next st, insert hook in same sp between sts as last right spk st, yo, pull up a long loop to height of working row, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through all loops on hook (foundation left spk st made), skip next st, repeat from * across, ending last repeat at **, turn – 32 sts

Row 5: Ch 2, skip first 2 sts, *sc in next dc, ch 3, skip next 4 sts, sc in next dc, ch 1, skip next 3 sts, repeat from * across to last 2 sts, ch 1, esc in last st, turn – 8 sts.

Row 6: Ch 1, esc in first ch-1 sp, esc in next sc, *esc in next ch-1 sp, esc in next sc, 3 esc in next ch-3 sp, esc in next sc, repeat from * across, ending last repeat in last sc, esc in last ch sp, turn – 21 esc.

Row 7: Ch 1, esc in each st across.

Rows 8-15: (Repeat Rows 4-7)2 times.

Rows 16-18: Repeat Rows 4-6 – 21 esc.

Legwarmer (make 2)

Bottom Ribbing

Ch 6

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn – 5 sc.

Rows 2-42[48, 54, 60]: Ch 1, sc blo in each sc across, turn. Without twisting ribbing, bring beginning end behind and even with working end, working through both loops of sc of last row and bottom loops of foundation chs, sl st in each set of sts and chs across, keeping seam on outside, turn to work across row ends – 5 sl st.

Body of Legwarmer

Rnd 1(WS): Ch 1, esc in each row end around, join to first st with sl st, turn – 42[48, 54, 60] esc.

Rnds 2-3: Ch 1, esc in each st around, join to first st with sl st, turn.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, * insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a loop, insert hook in sp between sts 2 rows below, and 2 sp to the left, pull up a long loop to height of working row/rnd, yo, pull through all loops on hook (foundation right spk st made)  , 3 dc in next st, sc in next st, 3 dc in next st, insert hook in same sp between sts as last right spk st, yo, pull up a long loop to height of working row/rnd, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through all loops on hook (foundation left spk st made), skip next st, repeat from * around, join to first st with sl st, turn – 63[72, 81, 90] sts

Rnd 5: Sl st in first 2 sts, (sl st, ch 1, sc) in next st, *ch 1, skip 3 sts, sc in next st, ch 3**, skip 4 sts, sc in next st, repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, join to first sc with sl st, turn – 14[16, 18, 20] sc.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, 3 esc in first ch-3 sp, esc in next sc, *esc in next ch-1 sp, esc in next sc**, 3 esc in next ch-3 sp, esc in next sc, repeat from * across, ending last repeat at **, join to first st with sl st, turn – 42[48, 54, 60] esc.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, esc in each st around, join to first st with sl st, turn.

Rnd 8: Sl st in first 2 sts, (sl st, ch 1, right spk st)in next st, *3 dc in next st, sc in next st, 3 dc in next st**, left spk st in next st, skip next st, right spk st in next st, repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, left spk st in same st as first sl st of rnd, join to first spk st with sl st, turn – 63[72, 81, 90] sts.

Rnds 9-44[52, 60, 68]: (Repeat Rnds 5-8) 9[11, 13, 15] times.

Rnd 45[53, 61, 69]: Repeat Rnd 5.

Rnd 46[54, 62, 70]: Ch 1, 3 sc in first ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, *sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc**, 3 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, repeat from * across, ending last repeat at **, join to first st with sl st, turn – 42[48, 54, 60] sc.  Do NOT fasten off.

Top Ribbing

Ch 6

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 4 chs, sl st in first 2 sc of last rnd of legwarmer, turn – 5 sc.

Row 2: Sc blo in each sc across, turn.

Row 3: Sc blo in each sc across, sl st in next 2 sc of last rnd of body of legwarmer, turn.

Rows 4-42[48, 54, 60]: Alternate repeating Rows 2 and 3, ending with a Row 2 repeat.

With legwarmer WS out, ch 1, line up last row  with foundation ch of ribbing, working through both loops of sc of last row  and through bottom loops of foundation ch, sl st in each set of sts and chs across – 5 sl st.  Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

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Happy stitching!
April

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