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Leg Warmers

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From Workbasket Magazine, September, 1984

 

Note from Doris: These are my favorite leg warmers since they lace and will fit me......no matter which size I am when it gets cold.

Legs like icicles? Thaw them with a pair of crocheted legwarmers. Made of sport weight yarn, one size fits most all.

To make a pair of legwarmers you will need 7 ounces navy blue yarn, 1/2ounce white yarn and a size H crochet hook. Make 2, each measuring 25 inches long. If you have need a wider legwarmer, use a larger needle. Make fewer rows if a shorter leg warmer is needed

Ch 114.

Row 1: Sc in top lp of second ch from hook and in each of next 11 ch for cuff, sc in next ch. Insert hook in same ch as last sc, draw up lp, sk 1 ch, insert hook in next ch and draw up lp, yo and draw through 3 lps on hook, ch 1 - pattern St made. Start next pattern St by inserting hook in same sc as last lp, repeat pattern St up to 5th ch from end of ch - 47 pattern sts. Sc in next ch, sc in top lp of each of next 4 ch. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in back lp of each of next 4 sc, sc in next sc, work 47 pattern sts, sc in next sc, sc in back lp of each of next 12 sc for cuff. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Sc in back lp of each of next 12 sc, sc in next sc, work 47 pattern sts, sc in next sc, sc in back lp of each of next 4 sc. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 4 through 7: Repeat Rows 2 and 3.

Row 8: Sc in back lp of each of next 4 sc, sc in next sc, work 47 pattern sts, sc in next sc, DO NOT work in cuff. Ch 1, turn.

Row 9: Sc in first sc, work 47 pattern sts, sc in next sc, sc in back lp of each of next 4 sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 10: Repeat Row 2 up to cuff. Sc in back lp of each of next 12 sc of cuff. Ch 1, turn.

Row 11: Repeat Row 3.

Rows 12 through 21: Repeat Rows 2 and 3.

Rows 22, 23, 24: Repeat Rows 8, 9 and 10.

Row 25: Repeat Row 3.

Rows 26 through 35: Repeat Rows 2 and 3.

Rows 36, 37, 38: Repeat Rows 8, 9 and 10.

Rows 39 through 44: Repeat Rows 3 and 2. Do not ch 1 at end of Row 44. Fasten off and sew edges together.

Lacing: With white make 2 chs each 3 yards long. Start lacing below top cuff 2 sts on each side of seam. Lace to bottom cuff. Tie ends in bow.

 

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