Are you learning how to crochet?Are you interested in practicing your new skills on a project?A good way to work out the basics of crocheting is with this simple pattern.There are leg warmers that can be tailored to your liking.Start crocheting with the yarn, color, and length you choose.
Step 1: You can choose your yarn.
You should keep texture in mind when choosing a color.The yarn needs to be easy to work on.If you buy several skeins of yarn that all have the same dye lot, you can see subtle color variations between them.The leg warmers will be warmer if the yarn is thicker.Thinner yarn can be used, but be aware that they won’t be as warm as bulkier yarn.
Step 2: Pick a hook.
This is determined by the type of yarn you choose.The suggested hook size should be given by the yarn package.The suggestion of a hook size doesn’t have to be followed.
Step 3: To check your tension, create a small practice swatch.
The same stitches you’ll be using in the pattern are used in these.You may need to increase your hook size if you’re holding the yarn too tightly.If your stitches are too loose, a smaller hook is needed.
Step 4: How long do you want your leg warmers to last?
Measure the length of your leg to see where you want them to fit.You will be crocheting a large piece before joining it together.The length you want for your leg warmers should match the longest part of that rectangle.
Step 5: A slipknot is made.
You can make a loop from the free end of the yarn.Behind your loop, the free end should hang.Pull the free end of the crochet hook through the loop and onto the hook.
Step 6: The chain has 100 single crochet stitches.
If you want your leg warmers to be a length of chain, you can do more or fewer stitches.You’ll probably make a chain about 15 inches long for an adult leg warmer.Make the next leg warmer the same length by writing down the number of chain stitches.To make a chain stitch, you need to hold the hook in your right hand and loop the yarn over your left index finger.The end of the slipknot should be between your thumb and middle finger.Bring the yarn from the back to the front of the hook and use the loop on it to draw it through the shaft.The first row is a foundation chain.
Step 7: The single crochet goes into the second row.
For 10 stitches, do this.If you want a visual cue to single crochet, place a stitch marker.If you want to make a single crochet stitch, insert your hook from front to back in the center of the second chain.You should have 2 loops on your hook.Pull the yarn through the chain by twisting it around the hook.You should have 2 loops on your hook.If you want to go through the 2 loops, Yarn over again and draw through them.You will have single crochet stitches.
Step 8: Then turn after chain 1 stitch.
When you turn your work, it means rotating it so that the last stitch you worked becomes the beginning of the next row.
Step 9: When you reach your last 10 stitches, single crochet those last ten.
If you want to half-double crochet, yarn over your hook once and skip the first two stitches.The hook should be inserted in the center of the third stitch.Pull all 3 stitches through the chain after yarning over one.There are 3 loops on your hook.Pull the 3 stitches on your hook.
Step 10: Then turn.
When in single crochet, chain 1 doesn’t count as a stitch.
Step 11: Only the first 10 single crochet stitches are allowed into the back loops.
Step 12: When you reach the last ten single crochet stitches, do half-double crochet.
Step 13: Only the last 10 stitches can be changed to single crochet stitches.
Step 14: Chain 2, then turn.
Continue working across into the back loops until you reach your desired length.
Step 15: Don’t crochet and stop.
When the leg warmer is wide enough to fit around your leg, it’s time to stop.After the last stitch of the row, cut the yarn and leave an 11–15 inch end.Pull the cut end of the yarn through the stitch with the hook.
Step 16: Use the yard tail to sew both sides of the single crocheted edges together using the darning or yarn needle.
You should use a whip stitch to join them, going through each stitch from the front to the back and repeating all the way down the leg warmer.