SNOWFLAKE LEG WARM­ERS

Crochet! - - Contents - De­sign by Karen Ratto- Whoo­ley

FIN­ISHED SIZE

Will fit up to 13- inch cir­cum­fer­ence when stretched.

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

Width: 5 inches Length: 11 inches Cir­cum­fer­ence: 10 inches, un­stretched

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Fi­bra Natura Whis­per Lace su­per fine ( fin­ger­ing) weight su­per wash wool/ silk yarn ( 13/4 oz/ 440 yds/ 50g per skein): 1 skein each # 101 mal­low, # 111 ebony

and # 114 lapis • Size C/ 2/ 2.75mm cro­chet hook or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Tapestry nee­dle • Lock­ing stitch marker

GAUGE

24 sc = 4 inches; 22 sc rows = 4 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. For a wider Leg Warmer, in­crease round 1 with 30 foun­da­tion dou­ble cro­chet stitches. Fin­ished cir­cum­fer­ence will be about 15 inches. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated. Work Body in con­tin­u­ous rounds. Do not join un­less oth­er­wise stated. Place marker on first stitch and move up as each round is com­pleted.

Fin­ger­ing-weight yarn makes these sim­ple-to-make Fair Isle leg warm­ers light and stretchy to wear.

In the sec­tion with many color changes, the piece may seem to tighten. That is the na­ture of this color chang­ing tech­nique. As long as the fab­ric in this sec­tion stretches as much as the rest of the piece, the Leg Warmer is made cor­rectly. Fol­low Chart from the same side edge as your dom­i­nant (hook) hand. As colors change within each round of the Chart, carry color not in use loosely across wrong side of piece un­til next needed. En­case these strands as sin­gle cro­chet stitches are worked in the next round. Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of round counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

First foun­da­tion dou­ble cro­chet (first foun­da­tion dc): Ch 2, yo, in­sert hook into 2nd ch from hook (see il­lus­tra­tion A), yo, pull up lp, yo, draw through 1 lp on hook (see il­lus­tra­tion B— ch-1 com­pleted), [yo, draw through 2 lps on hook] twice (see il­lus­tra­tions C– E— dc com­pleted). Next foun­da­tion dou­ble cro­chet (next foun­da­tion dc): * Yo, in­sert hook in last ch-1 made (see il­lus­tra­tion A), yo, pull up lp, yo, draw through 1 lp on hook (see il­lus­tra­tion B— ch-1 com­pleted), [yo, draw through 2 lps on hook] twice (see il­lus­tra­tions C– E— dc com­pleted), rep from * as in­di­cated.

LEG WARMER

Make 2.

BOT­TOM CUFF

Rnd 1: With ebony, work first foun­da­tion dc (see Spe­cial Stitches), work 59 next foun­da­tion dc (see Spe­cial Stitches); join (see Pat­tern Notes) in first dc. (60 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join in first sc. (60 sc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, fpdc (see Stitch Guide) around next dc 2 rnds be­low, *sc in next sc, fpdc around next dc 2 rnds be­low; rep from * around; join in first sc. (30 sc, 30 fpdc)

Rnds 4–7: Rep rnds 2 and 3 twice more. Change color (see Stitch Guide) to mal­low in last st of rnd 7.

BODY

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in the back lp (see Stitch Guide) of each st around, do not join. Place marker (see Pat­tern Notes) on first st. (60 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in the back lp of each st around.

Rnd 3: Fol­low­ing Chart (see il­lus­tra­tion) for color changes (see Pat­tern Notes), ch 1, sc in back lp of each st around. (60 sc)

Rnds 4– 48: Fol­low­ing Chart and work­ing in back lps, ch 1, sc in each st around, work­ing over color not in use. Rnd 49: Rep rnd 2, change color to ebony in join.

TOP CUFF

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), dc in next sc and in each sc around. Join in top of beg ch-3. (60 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join in first sc. (60 sc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, fpdc around next dc 2 rnds be­low, *sc in next sc, fpdc around next dc 2 rnds be­low; rep from * around; join in first sc. (30 sc, 30 fpdc)

Rnds 4–7: Rep rnds 2 and 3 twice more. At end of rnd 7, fas­ten off.

FIN­ISH­ING

Lightly block to shape and size. C!

Body Chart Snowflake Leg Warm­ers

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