Fluff Cuff – Child Size Leg Warmers

Fluff Cuff - Child Size Leg Warmers

The child size Fluff Cuff Leg Warmers were designed to look like fox legs. My daughter will be wearing a crocheted fox costume this year for Halloween. Be sure to also check out the free crochet patterns for the Fluff Cuff Fingerless Gloves, Fox Hat, Fox Tutu, and the Fox Tail. If you really love foxes, you may want to make the Baby Fox too!

Supplies
Medium weight yarn – I used “Brown” I Love This Yarn for the leg warmers.
Medium weight “Terra Cotta” I Love This Yarn. (It’s a rusty orange) and “Cranberry” I Love This Yarn. (It’s a pretty rosey color) for the fluff.
Pet Brush
Yarn needle – for weaving in ends
J-6.00 MM crochet hook

Stitches
Slip Stitch
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
FSC – Foundation Single Crochet

*Tip* you will want to take the time to learn the FSC. Check out this fantastic tutorial by Moogly. Because of using the FSC, the legwarmer will stretch nicely over the foot for a perfect fit.

Round 1: FSC 31. Join to first FSC
Round 2-23:  Now working in continuous rounds. HDC into same stitch and each stitch around.  (31)

SC into next stitch. Slip stitch into next stitch

Round 24: CH 1, SC into same stitch and each stitch around. Join to first SC. (31)

Finish off and weave in your ends. Repeat… one for each leg :)

Cut pieces of yarn about 4 inches long. You will need to attach 3 strands at a time over the SC stitches of Round 28. To attach them, fold 3 strands in half. Insert your hook around a SC stitch. Put the hook through the fold of the yarn strands. Pull through stitch creating a loop. Wrap yarn ends over the hook, and pull through the loop you just made. Tug on yarn strands.
Once you have attached yarn the entire way around, trim the yarn to be about 1.5 inches long.  Brush the yarn with the pet brush until it’s fluffy. Lightly brush the entire leg warmer to make a slight fluffy look to the stitches. Repeat on other leg warmer.

Fox TuTu For Miss Fox – Free Tutorial

Fox Tutu Tutorial

Supplies
-1.5 inch button
-2 colors of your choice of medium weight yarn.  I used “Terra Cotta” I Love This Yarn. (It’s a rusty orange) and “Cranberry” I Love This Yarn. (It’s a pretty rosey color)
-J-6.00 MM crochet hook
-Yarn needle for weaving in ends and attaching the button.  
-Tulle (The amount of tulle used will vary.) I bought one roll of tulle that is already in the right width needed. But I also bought 3 yards of tulle that isn’t cut at all. The amount of tulle you will need will depend on how long or fluffy you want to make the tutu. I like to buy a tad more than I expect to need.. just to be safe.
-Ribbon (The ribbon is optional. I found some pretty orange ribbon and some ribbon with foxes on it.. too cute to pass up!) 

Crochet Stitches Used 
FSC – Foundation Single Crochet
TRE – Treble Crochet Stitch
HDC – Half Double Crochet

Step 1
Holding both strands of yarn together – I started with a FSC  of 62. You will want to check the measurements for whom you are making the tutu for. I wrapped the FSC piece around my daughters hips to make sure it fit snuggly. As I have learned from the past.. they tend to stretch out a little after being worn the first time.  You do not have to use a count of 62 FSC… if you need to make it smaller or larger.. adjust the number of FSC until you have the appropriate size.

Step 2
CH 3. Turn. TRE into each FSC across.

Step 3 
CH 1. Turn. HDC into each stitch across.

Step 4
Weave in your ends and attach your button.  The entire row of step 2 can be button holes. :)

Step 5
All that is left for you to do it attach the tulle and ribbon. If you do not know how to do this, check out my How To Make A TuTu tutorial for a step by step photo direction on attaching the tulle.
I cut my tulle to be about 2 feet long (and 6 inches wide). I did 1 orange for every 3 red pieces. After I joined tulle around the HDC stitches of step 3, I added a 2 foot piece of ribbon to the bottom of every 4th TRE stitch from step 2.

You can add a fox tail using this FREE Fox Tail Tutorial! By using the loops at the top of your braid, ,you can attach and detach the fox tail to your button anytime!
Also check out the Fox Hat and Fluffy Cuff Fingerless Gloves!
If you really love fox’s, you may want to make the baby fox too!

Fluff Cuff – Child Size Fingerless Gloves

Fluff Cuff - Child Size Fingerless Gloves - Free Crochet Pattern

Living in Indiana, means not knowing what kind of weather Halloween will bring. Some years we have Indian Summers (or so the weather man calls them?) -while some Halloween’s bring snow. To avoid the risk of my children getting cold while trick or treating door to door… I always try to make sure their costumes are warm enough to block crisp air from reaching their skin.
Last Halloween, my daughter was a cat. I made her the Fingerless Kitty Cat Mittens. This year she will be a FOX! :D So far I have made the Fox Tail, and the Fox hat. It’s only fitting that I make her new fingerless gloves to match this years costume. And like most of what I make, here is the free pattern for these adorable Fluff Cuff – Child Size Fingerless Gloves!

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Child Size Fox Hat – free crochet pattern

Child Size Fox Hat - Free Crochet Pattern

If you haven’t already made the Fox Tail, you must check the Fox Tail Tutorial out right away! I used the same pet brush to fluff this basic medium weight beanie!  You do not have to fluff the beanie you make, it looked beautiful with clean stitches- My daughter is just asking for a fluffy type of fox costume. As much as I would love to make every piece of her costume with super fluffy yarn… it just isn’t practical for me at the moment. Basic medium weight yarn is much easier to buy in the colors I need.
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Also check out the matching Fingerless Glove pattern!

How To Crochet a Child Size Fox Hat – Free Crochet Pattern

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Fox Tail – Free Tutorial – Review

Fox Tail - Free Tutorial Review

I am so excited to finally start on my daughters Halloween costume. She made it clear to me that I *must* start by making her fox tail first.

A quick post in the Facebook crochet group Yartists led me to this fun free tutorial by I Save A 2 Z. You can view the tutorial HERE.

It took me about three days to complete- but I am not able to sit and work on my projects all day… or I would have been able to finish it in one day.  I did not use a straightener on the yarn. If you choose to use one, I would suggest using it before attaching the yarn to the braid.

We are so thrilled with how beautiful this tail came out! Now to start on another part of her costume. More posts to come!  :D

If you love a beautiful fox, check out the Baby Fox Pattern I tested!
Also check out the matching Fingerless Gloves Pattern and the free Fox Hat pattern!