Leg warmers became popular back in the 80’s thanks to the movie Flashdance and Fame but was a staple (and still is) among dancers to keep their legs from cramping during stretching. This winter, it’s a useful little accessory anybody can wear to keep your legs warm and toasty!
These 19 crochet leg warmers are just some of the comfiest ones we can find that you can do in a jiff! You can easily size these down or up to fit just about anybody.
Sweetheart Leg Warmers
These leg warmers are perfect for any day you want to keep little legs warm. They have ribbed cuffs so they stay up and comfortable on little legs, and ties at the ankle for a snug fit and a little style. The stitching is a simple twist on a double crochet and creates a pretty fabric with interest. The pattern includes all sizes from newborn to 3 years.
Via Pattern Paradise
Slouchy Crochet Leg Warmers
Winter’s coming! If you find yourself doubling up your leggings in the winter, you’re going to love this free beginner-friendly pattern. By using a few basic stitches, we’ll create a pair of ribbed, slouchy crochet leg warmers using one skein! These leggings are made using single and double crochet stitches and are worked in the round. There are a few techniques you will need to know how to do, but they’re easy peasy and I have tutorials that will help you right along.
Via Sigoni Macaroni
Sugar Rush Leg Warmers
Have you watched Wreck it Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet yet? These leg warmers were inspired by Vanellope Von Schweetz's leggings! I was so excited for this movie to be released that I made these to wear for my dance class.
Ribby Leg Warmers
These stretchy leg warmers are a great accessory to be worn over leggings or tights. Made with sport weight wool yarn, they are really warm without being bulky on your legs. The legwarmers can be adjusted to be as wide as desired. Add less/more rows as in the pattern indicated until the legwarmers fit well around your legs.
Textured Leg Warmers
This is the perfect project to keep the legs warm in the winter. This pattern uses chunky wool yarn and 10mm/N hook and can be done in less than 2 hours.
Snow Flurry Leg Warmers
Keep your legs warm when you're dashing though the snow with these Snow Flurry Leg Warmers. If you're a beginner crocheter and have already made your fair share of scarves, this crochet pattern is a great alternative to practice your craft on. You can make them in any size depending on if they're for you, your kids, or your grandchildren.
Via Mama In A Stitch
Purple Butterfly Crochet Leg Warmers
These leg warmers are made out of Mango Moon yarn, which gives them even more interest with the different hues within the strands. If you can imagine your little girl or even yourself dancing around in these leg warmers, you will definitely want to check out this crochet pattern.
Via All Free Crochet
Scandinavian Crochet Leg Warmers
These trendy and stylish Scandanavian Crochet Leg Warmers are a must-have for winter, especially if you live in an area that sees a lot of snow. The multicolored striped design of this beginner crochet pattern resembles the bright colors of the traditional folk-inspired Scandanavian fashion.
Stash-Busting Leg Warmers
Just in time for winter, these Stash-Busting Leg Warmers will help keep you warm while also busting through your yarn stash. Made with any color yarn scraps that you have lying around, these crochet leg warmers are easy to crochet using worsted weight yarn. Make a pair for yourself, or make a pair for a friend! You can never have too many leg warmers during the fall and winter months.
Thigh High Leg Warmers
Wear these colorful leg warmers for their practical cozy warmth or just for the fun of it. This is an easy project that won't take long to crochet.
Bubblegum Baby Leg Warmers
While she's jumping rope or playing hop scotch, she's going to look adorable wearing these Bubblegum Baby Leg Warmers this winter. Crochet leg warmers like this are easy to work up and will keep her legs warm and stylish. These are easy to customize for any size imaginable from babies to adults, so you can make a pair for yourself, too.
Brown Buttoned Leg Warmers
Step out in style wearing Brown Buttoned Leg Warmers. Don't feel like you can't wear a skirt during winter. Keep your legs warm with this easy crochet pattern. These would also make a great holiday gifts for everyone on your list. Add this winter wearable pattern to your list of projects to make this season.
Luminous Leg Warmers
These cozy and oh-so-warm leg warmers can be easily customized to fit any leg. A nice, tight cuff keeps them upright just below the knee, and the textured main section will keep you warm on the coldest mornings or evenings. Pair them with leggings for a morning yoga session, or wear them on your bike commute to work and home. They are versatile and can be worn all year!
Vertical Striped Leg Warmers
These leg warmers are 14 inches long and about 12 inches around. You can add more stitches to make these longer, and add more rows to make them wider.
Cabled Leg Warmers
I’ve had requests for boot cuffs in the past, and I absolutely adore the look of crochet cables. I love wearing legwarmers both under and over my boots, so I thought this would be a great project to tackle next!
Via All About Ami
Funky Stripes Leg Warmers
Kick it up a notch in hot fashion looks with fun, funky leg warmers that are perfect to wear with jeans and boots, or a miniskirt and heels.
Via Crochet Magazine
Stirrup Leg Warmers
These are chunky stirrup leg warmers for adults. A friend wanted to gift a custom pair to her athletic employee, and the result is stylish but still perfect for yoga class. It made me sad to think this custom pattern wouldn’t see the light of day again, so here it is for you to enjoy!
Via Lorna Watt
Fluff Cuff – Child Size Leg Warmers
The child size Fluff Cuff Leg Warmers were designed to look like fox legs.
Bobble Leg Warmers
I didn’t want to make these like my usual HDC leg warmers. I wanted to use a fun stitch! The Bobble Stitch is so much fun to work with… especially when crocheting for a young child. Although this pattern was designed for my daughter, I went ahead and wrote out this free crochet pattern in three sizes- toddler, child, and adult.
How many of these do you think you can churn out before the holidays sets in? These would be lovely gifts too for those who don’t really like the cold much.