Granny Stripe Legwarmers

Oh so cute granny wear!
I'm loving these...
Granny Stripe Legwarmers!
Wear them tied above the knee...
Or scrunched down for a casual look.
These are super simple to make. 
And could match any outfit.
Maybe add pom poms for extra cuteness!
They look adorable with dresses and could be paired perfectly with skinny jeans.

So go ahead, be brave. 
Add some granny wear to your fall wardrobe.
Here's the how to...

Size: This pattern is written to fit approximately ages 7/8.
(Sizes may be adjusted up or down by simply measuring around the child's leg above the knee. Make your starting chain about an inch shorter than the measurement. The initial chain must be devisable by 3 plus 1. Then work the pattern adding or subtracting stitches to achieve the desired size. For length measure from above the knee to the ankle. Work the pattern until the desired length is achieved.)

Shell is " work 3 dc in same st or sp."
Beginning Shell is "work ch 3, 2 dc in same st or sp."

Worsted Weight Yarn
Size U.S. G/6 (4.00mm)
Tapestry Needle
2 yrds of 1" ribbon

Join all rounds.
Do not turn after rounds.

Starting out: Ch 40

Row 1: Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Continue working sc in each ch st to end. Join w/ sl st in 1st sc. You will now be working in rounds. (39sc)

Rnd 1: Work Beginning Shell in same st as join. {Skip 2 stitches, then work Shell in the next st.} Repeat between {} around. Join in top of ch 3. (13 Shells)
Rnd 2: Sl St in each dc of shell into sp between first two shells. Work Beginning Shell. {Work Shell in space between next shell.} Repeat between {} to end. Join in top of ch 3. (13Shells)
Rnd 3-38: Repeat round 2.
Rnd 39: Ch 1. {Sc in next 2 st then sc in sp between shell.} Repeat between {} around. Join in top of first sc. (39sc)

Finish off. Whip stitch initial chain together with beginning tail. Weave in ends.

Wishing you all a happy week!


  1. OK. Legwarmers are officially on the Birthday Present Making List for the week.

  2. Beautiful legwarmers. I also like the color very much. Thanks for the pattern.

  3. Que divertidos son y el color es precioso.Besos.

  4. Cute! Thanks for the pattern.

  5. I love this! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

  6. Thanks Tabby! These are my favorite of the two legwarmers. Working with all those loose ends sometimes makes me a bit crazy. And I completely adore granny stripes! I would love to see your finished project if you decide to make them. Happy Wednesday!

  7. I think I'm going to have to make a pair of each of your leg warmers... I specially like the pom poms... cuteness!

  8. I am soooooooooo going to make them! I will post it on my blog tomorrow(9/31/2011) So cute!

  9. These are so cute! They are on the birthday present list for my step-daughter who will be 12 in a couple weeks. She picked them herself!!!

  10. Do you think I could make these for a one-year-old baby if I followed your directions for adapting?

    1. You absolutely can! I made a pair for my two year old and she adores them! Im working on a pair for myself and a pair for my 6mos old. The initial chain is super important to follow though. I lost count my first time and didnt have the right amount and it was a hot mess!

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  12. Fantastic pattern! Was looking for a gift to make a five year old and this is perfect. Thanks a bunch :)


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