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Lil' Crawler Baby Leg Warmers

These baby leg warmers are perfect for keeping baby's crawling legs safe and warm.

Updated February 20, 2023
Lil Crawler Baby Leg Warmers
Lil Crawler Baby Leg Warmers
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These Lil' Crawler Baby Leg Warmers are the perfect way to keep baby's knees protected as she learns to crawl around the house. Prevent rug burn, scratches, and scrapes with this leg warmers knitting pattern that's just right for your on-the-go munchkin. These knitted leg warmers will also help keep baby's legs toasty as the weather gets colder. Available in 12 and 24 month sizes, this free knitting pattern is actually two baby knitting patterns in one. So once your little one grows up and wears out the first pair, you can make a brand new pair of these baby leg warmers for baby's growing legs. You'll love this free knitting pattern so much, you may want to make a pair for your baby or grandbaby in every color.

NotesSuggested Yarn:
RED HEART® Baby Hugs™ Medium Weight: 1 ball each Pinkie 4724 and Frosting 4001


Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Finished SizeTo fit thigh measurement: 8 (10)” [20 (25) cm]. Finished length: 8½ (10)” [22 (25) cm].

Baby Leg Warmers (Make 2)

The main body of the leg warmers are worked in the round. The lace cuff embellishments are worked flat and sewn into place. The darker pink ("Pinkie") is yarn A. The lighter pink ("Frosting") is yarn B. Directions are for size 12 months; changes for size 24 months are in parentheses.

Cable Knitting Pattern

  1. CB4 (Cable 4 Back): Place 2 sts on cable needle and hold in back. Knit next 2 sts from the left hand needle. Knit 2 sts from cable needle. 

  2. CF4 (Cable 4 Front): Place 2 sts on cable needle and hold in front. Knit next 2 sts from the left hand needle. Knit 2 sts from cable needle

Knit Leg Warmers

  1. With A, cast on 42 (54) sts. Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist sts

  2. Rounds 1-2: Knit

  3. Round 3: *K2, CB4; repeat from * around.

  4. Rounds 4-6: Knit.

  5. Round 7: *CF4, K2; repeat from * around.

  6. Round 8: Knit.

  7. Repeat Rounds 1-8 until work measures 8½ (10)” [22 (25) cm]. Bind off.

Lace Cuff

  1. With B, cast on 8 sts. 

  2. Row 1: K2, [YO, K2tog] twice, K1, [YO] twice, K1—10 sts.

  3. Row 2: K1, drop YO, [K1, P1, K1] in next YO, K7—11 sts.

  4. Row 3: K2, YO, K2tog, K1, YO, K2tog, K4.

  5. Row 4: K11.

  6. Row 5: K2, YO, K2tog, K2, YO, K2tog, K3.

  7. Row 6: Bind off 3 sts, K7.

  8. Repeat Rows 1-6 until lace measures 8 (10)” [20 (25) cm]. Bind off all sts. 


  1. With yarn needle, sew lace cuff onto legwarmer. Refer to photo for placement. (Click on photo to zoom in.) Weave in all loose ends.

  2. Optional: Weave a satin ribbon in and out of the eyelet in the cuff. To secure, tie the ribbon together where the ends of the cuff meet.


Knit the next 2 sts together
Yarn over needle

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In general these leggings are cute, but I think the yarn needs to be a more lighter weight yarn for a baby of this size. These leg warmers just look too bulky for this baby. A very lightweight yarn such as a #1 or even maybe a thread would look a lot better. The stitching pattern is cute. Great idea for a baby girl.


These are adorable! They're perfect for those first years photo shoots or just lounging around the house.


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