The weather has turned which, for me, means that my ankles are always cold. I do like to wear flats year-round, so leg warmers are a must! Whip up these adorable, super quick leg warmers with this free crochet pattern to keep those ankles warm – and to extend the wear-time of your flats this fall.
Sesame Leg Warmers Crochet Pattern
When asked if I would design a crochet pattern for The Knitting Cup during this year’s The Best Little Yarn Crawl in Texas, of course I agreed. I mean, how cute is that name?! These leg warmers are comfortable, they don’t slip off the back of the feet, and they are stylish, too! The Berroco Sesame yarn she chose for her stop of the yarn crawl (The Knitting Cup) was an excellent choice! I love working with the little pops of color and speckles of what I call the “sesame seeds”.
This pattern also doubles as a wristlet pattern! Make just the leg warmers, just the wristlets, or both if you have enough yarn. I designed this pattern so that if you make both the leg warmers and the wristlets, you will need just two balls of the Berroco Sesame, or about 450 yards total.
Because of the crazy awesome color and texture changes of this yarn, I decided to use a super simple stitch, the Half Double Crochet. I didn’t want the stitch set to detract from the yarn itself, rather let the yarn tell the story.
Berroco Sesame Yarn
(size 4-wool/acrylic/cotton/nylon blend)
-approx. 118 yards for wristlets
-approx. 332 yards for leg warmers
Crochet hook in size H/5mm
Gauge: 12 hdc sts x 13 rows = 4”
Finished Wristlet Dimensions: approx. 4” wide and 7.5” tall
Finished Leg Warmer Dimensions: approx. 5.5” wide and 15” tall
The ch-1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
Always work sts in between the sts from the previous row, with exception of the last (picot) row.
Picot = ch-3, sl st to first ch made.
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Row 1: Fhdc-26 (or ch-27, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each to end) Join to top of first hdc with sl st. (26)
Rows 2 – 13: Ch-1, turn, hdc in between each of the sts from the previous row. Join to top of first hdc with sl st. (26)
Row 14: Ch-1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in between remaining sts around. Join to top of first hdc with sl st. (25)
Rows 15 – 17: repeat row 2 (25)
Row 18: Ch-1, turn, hdc in between each of the sts from the previous row, except last 2 sts, hdc2tog in those last 2. (24)
Rows 19 – 23: repeat row 2 (24)
Row 24: Ch-1, turn, * sc in 3 sts, picot * repeat between * * around. Join to top of first st with sl st. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Leg Warmer pattern:
Row 1: Fhdc-36 (or ch-37, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each to end) Join to top of first hdc with sl st. (36)
Rows 2 – 47: Ch-1, turn, hdc in between the sts from the previous row. Join to top of first hdc with sl st. (36)
Row 48: Ch-1, turn, * sc in 3 sts, picot * repeat between * * around. Join to top of first st with sl st. Fasten off and weave in ends.
That. Is. It. And how easy was that?!