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Simple Striped Baby Legwarmers

Simple Striped Baby Legwarmers
Simple Striped Baby Legwarmers
This image courtesy of redheart.com

The Simple Striped Baby Legwarmers are a great way to keep baby comfy and protect crawling knees. The yarn used in the pattern has been tested, so you can be confident it is free of over 300 harmful substances. When it comes to your little one, you can never be too safe. Any expectant mother will love receiving these knitted legwarmers as a baby shower gift and little boys and girls will love wearing them when they're scooting around on the floor. Beginner knitters will appreciate the easy design and construction of this baby knitting pattern. You can work up a pair of these legwarmers in a short amount of time and move on to playing with that adorable baby!

Beginner

Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm, 9 or 5.5 mm

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

Gauge16 sts = 4” (10 cm); 22 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st with larger needles. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeTo fit thigh measurement: 8 (10)” [20 (25) cm] Finished length: 9½” (24 cm)

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Baby Hugs™ Medium: 1 ball each 4315 Teddy A, 4830 Pool B, and 4001 Frosting C
  • Susan Bates® Knitting needles: 4.5mm [US 7] and 5.5mm [US 9]
  • Yarn needle

Instructions

Directions are for size 12 months; changes for size 24 months are in parentheses.

Legwarmers (Make 2)

  1. With smaller needles and A, cast on 32 (40) sts.
    Rows 1 - 5: *K1, P1; repeat from * across. Change to larger needles.
    Rows 6 - 8: With C, work in St st, beginning with a knit row.
    Rows 9 - 13: With B, continue in St st.
    Rows 14 - 16: With C, continue in St st.
    Rows 17 - 21: With A, continue in St st.
    Rows 22 - 24: With C, continue in St st.
    Rows 25 - 29: With B, continue in St st.
    Rows 30 - 32: With C, continue in St st.
    Rows 33 - 37: With A, continue in St st.
    Rows 38 - 40: With C, continue in St st.
    Rows 41 - 45: With B, continue in St st.
    Rows 46 - 48: With C, continue in St st.
    Rows 49 - 53: With A, *K1, P1; repeat from * across. Bind off in K1 P1 ribbing.

Finishing

  1. With yarn needle, seam legwarmers using mattress stitch. Weave in all loose ends.

Abbreviations

K
knit
mm
millimeters
P
purl
St st
Stockinette stitch
st(s)
stitch(es)
*
repeat whatever follows the * as indicated
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A little boy in my life has just hit the crawling stage - a couple of pair of leg warmers will pad those little knees and protect his legs too glad of the pattern and the suggestion. For some reason we tend to think of leg warmers and dancers or as a fashion statement. This is a great idea. Thanks for the suggestion and the pattern

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