The 6-12 month leg warmers are designed for my cousins baby Nora. I thought it was time to learn the crocodile stitch to add a beautiful touch to the bottom. I was shocked when I realized how easy the stitch was to catch on to!
This will probably be my last pattern for 2013… but we will see! I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!
#3 light weight yarn ( I used Berroco's Boboli Lace in color 4312 – dye lot 7131)
5 mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle for weaving in ends
***If you have never done the crocodile stitch- Follow the Crocodile Stitch video and photo tutorial by Moogly before starting this pattern. ***
The finished leg warmer measures 7 inches tall. 5 inches around the ankle. 6 inches around the knee with a few inches of stretch. This leg warmer pattern is designed to go from the ankle to knee with a slight bit of slouch.
Step 1: FSC 24. Join to first FSC.
Step 2: CH 3 (counts as first DC) DC into the same stitch. CH 1, Skip 2 stitches, DC into the next stitch, CH 1, Skip 2. **2 DC into the next stitch, CH 1, Skip 2 stitches, DC into the next stitch, CH 1, Skip 2 stitches. Repeat from ** 2 more times.
Here, I wove in my starting tail so the peace would be in a secure circle.
Step 3. Slip stitch backwards into ch space and then into the DC -so you are starting in the last single DC from previous round. Ch 1,Do 5 DC over the CH 3 (first DC of previous round) Then work 5 DC over the next DC. Slip stitch into the next single DC.This will be your first Crocodile Stitch. *5 DC over the next DC and 5 DC over the next DC in same stitch. Slip stitch into next single DC. Repeat from * 2 more times for a total of 4 crocodile stitches.
Step 4: CH 3, DC into the same stitch. *CH 1, DC in the middle of the next scale. CH 1, work 2 DC in the top of the next slip stitch. Repeat from * around (working 2 DC in the top of each slip stitch, and 1 DC in the top of each scale, and a CH 1 between) You will slip stitch into the top of CH 3.
Step 5: Repeat Step 3.
Step 6: CH 1, 3 HDC into same stitch. 3 HDC into middle of next scale. * 3 HDC into next slip stitch. 3 HDC into the middle of next scale. Repeat from * around. Join to first HDC
Step 7: Now working in continuous rounds. HDC into each stitch for 12 rounds or until the leg warmer is 5..5 inches tall. (I used the size chart from Warming The Heart)
Step 8: SC into the next stitch. Slip stitch into the next stitch. This will make your rows straight now instead of continuous.
Step 9: CH 1, HDC into same stitch. FPDC into the next stitch. *HDC into the next stitch. FPDC into the next stitch. Repeat from * around. Join to the first HDC.
Step 10: Repeat step 9 three more times. Finish off and weave in your ends.