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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Simple Shells Toddler Legwarmers | Free Crochet Pattern | Guest Contributor Post

The pattern for these adorable toddler legwarmers was designed by Jessica Spencer from Chaleur Life exclusively for My Hobby is Crochet.


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The area we live in is beautiful, full of mountains, lakes and amazing hiking trails that we love to take advantage of! 
The weather here, though, can be kind of unpredictable. It's even been known to snow in the middle of summer! So we've learned to be prepared for cold weather when we're out hiking or camping.

Our youngest just turned one, and since she's usually napping in a baby carrier while we're out hiking, it's not very easy to put warmer clothes on her without waking her up. So I decided to make some little legwarmers that I could just slip on her little legs to give a little extra warmth without waking her up. 

I also made a matching headband with the leftover yarn, you can find the free pattern here:  Simple Shells Toddler Headband.




Simple Shells Toddler Legwarmers 


Sizing: 8 inches in diameter on top, 9.5 on bottom, and 6 inches long. This should fit most babies from about 9 months to 3 years old. If you would like to size up, adding another shell stitch (by adding in multiples of 7) will gain you approximately 1.5 inches on top and 2 inches on the bottom. To add length, simply repeat the last two rounds rounds which will add about 1.5 inches.

Items needed:

I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn (I used one of my own hand dyed yarns.)

Abbreviations (US terms):
Ch: chain
Dc: double crochet
Hdc: half double crochet
Sc: single crochet

Directions:
ch 30, slip to join.
Round 1: Ch 2, hdc in first and in each around, slip to join (30)

Rounds 2-4: ch2, hdc in back loop only in each around, slip to join (30)

Round 5 (this row will be worked in the back loop only): Ch 1, sc in the 1st stitch. *Skip 2 stitch, work 5 dc in the next stitch, skip 2 stitch, sc in the next stitch. Repeat from * until 2 stitches remain. Skip 2, join with a slip stitch in the first sc of the round.

Round 6: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), work 2 dc in the first stitch. *Skip 2 stitches, sc in the next stitch, skip 2 stitches, 5 dc in the next stitch. Repeat from * working 2 dc in the same stitch you started the round with. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the ch 3.

Round 7: Ch 1, sc in the 1st stitch. *Skip 2 stitches, work 5 dc in the next stitch, skip 2 stitches, sc in the next stitch. Repeat from * until 2 stitches remain. Skip 2 ch, join with a slip stitches in the first sc of the round.

Round 8: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), work 2 dc in the same (1st) st. *Skip 2 stitches, sc in the next stitch, skip 2 stitches, 5 dc in the next stitch. Repeat from * working 2 dc in the same stitch you started the round with. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the ch 3.

Round 9: Ch 1, sc in the 1st stitch. *Skip 2 stitches, work 7 dc in the next stitch, skip 2 stitches, sc in the next ch. Repeat from * until 2 stitches remain. Skip 2 stitch, join with a slip stitch in the first sc of the round.

Round 10: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), work 3 dc in the first stitch. *Skip 3 stitches, sc in the next stitch, skip 3 stitches, 7 dc in the next stitch. Repeat from * working 3 dc in the same stitch you started the round with. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the ch 3.

Round 11: Ch 1, sc in the 1st stitch. *Skip 3 ch, work 7 dc in the next stitch, skip 3 stitches, sc in the next stitch. Repeat from * until 3 stitches remain. Skip 3, join with a slip stitch in the first sc of the round.

Round 12: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), work 3 dc in the first stitch. *Skip 3 stitches, sc in the next stitch, skip 3 stitches, 7 dc in the next stitch. Repeat from * working 3 dc in the same stitch you started the round with. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the ch 3.

Round 13: Ch 1, sc in the 1st ch. *Skip 3 stitches, work 9 dc in the next ch, skip 3, sc in the next ch. Repeat from * until 2 ch remain. Skip 2 ch, join with a slip stitch in the first sc of the round.

Round 14: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), work 4 dc in the first stitch. *Skip 4 stitches, sc in the next stitch, skip 4 stitches, 9 dc in the next stitch. Repeat from * working 4 dc in the same stitch you started the round with. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the ch 3.

Round 15: Ch 1, sc in the 1st stitch. *Skip 4 ch, work 9 dc in the next stitch, skip 4 stitches, sc in the next stitch. Repeat from * until 4 stitches remain. Skip 4, join with a slip stitch in the first sc of the round.

Round 16: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), work 4 dc in the first stitch. *Skip 4 stitches, sc in the next stitch, skip 4 stitches, 9 dc in the next stitch. Repeat from * working 4 dc in the same stitch you started the round with. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the ch 3.


I hope you enjoyed the Simple Shells Toddler Legwarmers! Pair them up with Jessica's Simple Shells Toddler Headband or in the colder days with the matching  Shells Earflap Hat  from My Hobby is Crochet. 
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Hello, everyone! I'm so excited to get the chance to post here today, and to get to meet new people who share my love of crochet. 

My name is Jess, and I'm a stay at home mom of 4 and I love anything and everything to do with yarn! 
I'm always working on at least two or three projects, often projects of my original design which I share on my blog. I hope you'll stop by and introduce yourself! 

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I would like to thank Jessica for sharing this beautiful pattern!

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