Cabled Leg Warmers

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Create not only a beautifully textured pair of leg warmers that would be a great accessory to wear on those chillier days, but also learn a new crochet technique, the cable stitch, in the process! These leg warmers each feature a cable running down the front and back, as well as buttons along the side that can be buttoned up securely for the perfect fit.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Women’s Small/Medium (Medium/Large) finished measurements 11 (13)” / [28 (33) cm] width x 15” / [38 cm] length

Shown in size Small/Medium

Gauge: 4 sts and 4 rows = 1” (2.5cm) in sc.

Materials

Yarn:

Medium weight yarn Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (55% Merino Wool, 33% Acrylic, 12% Cashmere; 98 yards [90 meters]/50 grams): 603 Baby Pink, 5 (5) balls.

Hook: UK size 2 (7 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle; ten ¾” (1.9 cm) buttons

Abbreviations

st(s) – stitch(es)

ch – chain stitch

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

fpdc – front post double crochet

fptr – front post triple crochet

cable st – cable stitch

Special Stitches

Front post double crochet (fpdc)

Yarn over, insert your hook under the post of the next stitch. Yarn over, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook). Yarn over, draw through 2 loops on your hook (2 loops on hook). Yarn over, draw through the last 2 loops on your hook.

Front post triple crochet (fptr)

Yarn over twice, insert your hook under the post of the next stitch. Yarn over, draw up a loop (4 loops on hook). Yarn over, draw through 2 loops on your hook (3 loops on hook). Yarn over, draw through 2 loops on your hook (2 loops on hook). Yarn over, draw through the last 2 loops on your hook.

Cable Stitch

Sk 3 sts, fptr in next 3 sts, going back to the skipped sts, fptr in first skipped st, then the 2nd, and then the 3rd st (cable cross completed).

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked from bottom to top in rows from side to side.

Pattern

Right Leg Warmer

Ch 40 (48).

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 38 (46) sts, turn – 39 (47) sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 38 (46) sts, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 8 (10) sts, fpdc in next 6 sts, sc in next 12 (16) sts, fpdc in next 6 sts, sc in next 4 (6) sts, ch 1, sk 1 st (buttonhole made), sc in next st, turn.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 8 (10) sts, Cable Stitch around next 6 fpdc from 2 rows below, sc in next 12 (16) sts, Cable Stitch around next 6 fpdc from 2 rows below, sc in next 6 (8) sts, turn.

Row 6: Rep Row 2.

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 8 (10) sts, fpdc around next 6 fptr from 2 rows below, sc in next 12 (16) sts, fpdc around next 6 fptr from 2 rows below, sc in next 6 (8) sts, turn.

Row 8: Rep Row 2.

Row 9: Rep Row 7.

Row 10: Rep Row 2.

Row 11: Rep Row 7.

Row 12: Rep Row 2.

Row 13: Rep Row 5.

Row 14: Rep Row 2.

Row 15: Rep Row 7.

Row 16: Rep Row 2.

Row 17: Rep Row 7.

Row 18: Rep Row 2.

Row 19: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 8 (10) sts, fpdc around next 6 fptr from 2 rows below, sc in next 12 (16) sts, fpdc around next 6 fptr from 2 rows below, sc in next 4 (6) sts, ch 1, sk 1 st (buttonhole made), sc in next st, turn.

Row 20: Rep Row 2.

Row 21: Rep Row 5.

Rows 22-26: Rep Rows 14-18.

Rows 27-34: Rep Rows 11-18.

Row 35: Rep Row 19.

Rows 36-42: Rep Rows 12-18.

Rows 43-50: Rep Rows 11-18.

Row 51: Rep Row 19.

Rows 52-58: Rep Rows 12-18.

Rows 59-66: Rep Rows 11-18.

Row 67: Rep Row 19.

Rows 68-72: Rep Row 2, then Rows 12-15.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Left Leg Warmer

Ch 40 (48).

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 38 (46) sts, turn work – 39 (47) sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 38 (46) sts, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 1, sk 1 st (buttonhole made), sc in next 4 (6) sts, fpdc in next 6 sts, sc in next 12 (16) sts, fpdc in next 6 sts, sc in next 9 (11) sts, turn.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 5 (7) sts, Cable Stitch around next 6 fpdc from 2 rows below, sc in next 12 (16) sts, cable st around next 6 fpdc from 2 rows below, sc in next 9 (11) sts, turn.

Row 6: Rep Row 2.

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 5 (7) sts, fpdc around next 6 fptr from 2 rows below, sc in next 12 (16) sts, fpdc around next 6 fptr from 2 rows below, sc in next 9 (11) sts, turn.

Row 8: Rep Row 2.

Row 9: Rep Row 7.

Row 10: Rep Row 2.

Row 11: Rep Row 7.

Row 12: Rep Row 2.

Row 13: Rep Row 5.

Row 14: Rep Row 2.

Row 15: Rep Row 7.

Row 16: Rep Row 2.

Row 17: Rep Row 7.

Row 18: Rep Row 2.

Row 19: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 1, sk 1 st (buttonhole made), sc in next 4 (6) sts, fpdc around next 6 fptr from 2 rows below, sc in next 12 (16) sts, fpdc around next 6 fptr from 2 rows below, sc in next 9 (11) sts, turn.

Row 20: Rep Row 2.

Row 21: Rep Row 5.

Rows 22-26: Rep Rows 14-18.

Rows 27-34: Rep Rows 11-18.

Row 35: Rep Row 19.

Rows 36-42: Rep Rows 12-18.

Rows 43-50: Rep Rows 11-18.

Row 51: Rep Row 19.

Rows 52-58: Rep Rows 12-18.

Rows 59-66: Rep Rows 11-18.

Row 67: Rep Row 19.

Rows 68-72: Rep Row 2, then Rows 12-15.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Finishing

Fold each leg warmer in half (length wise), then overlap the edge of one side of each leg warmer by 0.6″ / [1.5 cm], making sure the buttonholes edge is on the top. Sew 1 button beneath each buttonhole. yarn ball

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