Joy of Dance Leg Warmers from RedHeart.com

joy of dance leg warmers

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Joy of Dance Leg Warmers Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern Number:     LW5059

Designed By:     Salena Baca

Skill Level: Easy

Required Supplies:

RED HEART® Soft Baby Steps®: 1 (1, 1) ball 9590 Lavender

Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 4.25mm [US G-6]

Yarn needle

Additional Supplies Needed:

1 yd 1/8”-¼” (3mm-6.5mm) wide ribbon

These leg warmers are so quick to crochet, you’ll have time to make a wardrobe of them in an array of colors! First the ribbed cuff is crocheted then the leg is worked in rounds across top edge of rib.

Gauge/Tension:     GAUGE: 16 hdc = 4” (10 cm); 10 rows = 4” (10 cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Directions are for size Small (2-3 years).

Changes for sizes Medium (4-7 years) and Large (8-10 years) are in parentheses.

Leg warmer measures 7½ (8½, 9½)” [19 (21.5, 24) cm] in circumference x 10 (11½, 12)” [25.5 (29, 30.5) cm] long.


1. Leg warmer is made in 2 sections: ribbed cuff worked in rows and leg worked in joined rounds.

2. To determine the best fit, measure the wearer’s mid-calf while in a standing position and make the size that is 1-2” (2.5 – 5 cm) smaller than the calf

measurement. Leg warmer is intended to stretch and fit snugly but comfortably around the calf.

LEG WARMER (make 2)

Ribbed Cuff

Ch 9.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn—8 sc.

Rows 2–28 (32, 36): Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each st across, turn.

Joining row: Holding first and last rows together and working through both thicknesses, slip st in each st across. Turn cuff so seam is on inner side.


Round 1 (right side): Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), working across top edge in ends of rows, 2 hdc in first row, [skip next row, 2 hdc in next row] 13 (15, 17) times, skip last row; join with slip st in first hdc—28 (32, 36) hdc.

Rounds 2–17 (20, 23): Ch 2, 2 hdc in space between first 2 hdc, 2 hdc in space between next 2 hdc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first hdc.

Round 18 (21, 24): Ch 3 (counts as hdc, ch 1), skip next st, hdc in next st, *ch 1, skip next st, hdc in next st; repeat from * around, ch 1, skip last st; join with slip st in 2nd ch of beginning ch—14 (16, 18) hdc and 14 (16, 18) ch-1 spaces.

Round 19 (22, 25): Ch 1, 2 sc in each ch-1 space around; join with slip st in first hdc—28 (32, 36) sc.

Round 20 (23, 26): Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first hdc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.


Cut ribbon in 2 pieces each measuring 18” (45.5 cm). Weave ribbon through ch-1 spaces of Round 18 (21, 24) of each leg warmer and tie in a bow.


ch = chain(s);

hdc = half double crochet;

sc = single crochet;

st(s) = stitch(es);

( ) = work directions in parentheses in same st;

[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified;

* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

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