I’m so excited to share with you the pattern for my crochet Slouchy Legwarmers. I have been wanting to make a pair of legwarmers for a while now. They are so easy to make and are perfect for wearing around the house or with your favorite boots.
I am a person that is always cold. We have nothing but tile and hardwood floors in my house so my feet are always chilly. I love the idea of a pair of cozy legwarmers to keep my feet and legs warm!
The yarn I used for this pattern is from Knitpicks and is called Brava Sport. This yarn is a lightweight acrylic yarn that comes in a wide range of bright and vibrant colors. It is a durable yarn that is both hypoallergenic and machine washable.
I really enjoyed crocheting with this yarn. I love the sheen and lightness of the yarn. It also provides great stitch definition and drape. If you are looking for a great all purpose sport weight yarn, this is definitely a great choice.
The construction of these slouchy crochet legwarmers is quite simple. They are first worked by crocheting the band in back loop single crochets. The band is then slip stitched together to form a tube. The body of the legwarmer is crocheted in a cluster stitch that is worked in the round. The bottom band is worked by crocheting in back and forth rows that are attached to the edge of the legwarmer through slip stitches.
These crochet legwarmers are so easy and fast to work up. I know you’re gonna love wearing them!
Lets get to the pattern!
Crochet Slouchy Legwarmer Pattern
- Legwarmer is worked by making the top band first, then the body of the legwarmer. The bottom band is worked last.
- Each round of the body is joined with a ss to first hdc of the round.
- If you would like a more slouchy look, simply crochet more rows.
- If you would like a less slouchy look, crochet fewer rows.
Knitpicks Brava Sport yarn. You will need approx. 1.5 skeins for a pair of legwarmers.
4mm Crochet Hook
Fabric Measuring Tape
4 Buttons (optional)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Back Loop Only (blo)
Group Stitch (GS) – Yo, insert hook into next st, pull up a loop, yo pull through first 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook). Yo, insert hook into same st, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook). Yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook.
CROCHET SLOUCHY LEGWARMER PATTERN
Gauge is 22sc rows x 17sc across = Approx. 4″
With fabric measuring tape, measure the circumference of your ankle in inches. This is how long you will make your band. My ankle measured 9.5in
Row 1 – (working in back bump of ch) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. (12)
Row 2 – Ch.1 turn, sc blo in every st across (12). I like to work through both loops for the first and last stitch of the row. This is completely optional.
Rows 3 thru 53 – Repeat Row 2.
NOTE: You may have to crochet more or less rows depending on your ankle measurement.
Slip stitch short sides together to form a tube.
Next, Ch.1 and make 34 sc along edge of band. Join with a ss to first sc. Again, you may have to crochet more or less sc along edge depending on your ankle measurement.
Round 1 – Ch.2 turn work, hdc in same st, GS in the next st and each st around. Join to first hdc of round. (34)
Rounds 2 thru 27 – Repeat Round 2 (remember to turn work after every round)
Round 28 – Ch.1 turn, sc in same st and each st around. (34)
Do not bind off
The bottom band is worked with a technique that allows the band to be joined to the edge of the legwarmer through slip stitches. I highly suggest watching the video tutorial HERE before you start.
Row 1 -Start by making a sc in the 2nd ch from the hook. Continue making a sc all the way down the chain. You will have 12 sc.
Next, make a slip stitch in the next 2 sc of the edge of band.
Row 2 – Turn work, skip the 2 slip stitches you made and work a sc blo in the next st and each st remaining of the row, working back up the band. (12)
Row 3 – Ch.1 turn, sc blo in every st down the row (12). Make a ss in the next 2 sc of the edge of the legwarmer.
Continue repeating rows 2 and 3 vertically until you have worked all the way around the edge of the legwarmer.
Join both ends of band by either sewing or slip stitching ends together.
If desired, sew two buttons to the top band of each legwarmer.
Weave in all ends!