Candy Cane Leg Warmers

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Show Your Christmas Cheer With These Holiday Leg Warmers

Christmas will be here before you know it.  Be ready for Christmas shopping and any other holiday activity with these candy cane leg warmers.  Make them for yourself or surprise your friends with a unique gift.  This free pattern from HopefulHoney.com is shown below and is full of links to YouTube tutorials to help even the newest beginner create these unique leg warmers.

Happy Crocheting!

 

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Easy

Crochet Hook: J/10 or 6 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

What You’ll Need:
6.00mm Crochet Hook
2 Colours of 150g 8ply Yarn
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle

Finished Size
Adult
{Length 15.5 Inches (40cm) from top to bottom}
{Width 11 Inches (28cm) at the bottom, 13 Inches (33cm) at the top}
Hopeful Honey | Craft, Crochet, Create: Adult Candy Cane Leg Warmers Crochet Pattern

~ Bottom Ribbing ~

Row 1~ Taking your 6.00mm crochet hook and crimson red yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 9 Chains. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the third chain from your hook. Then crochet 1 Single Crochet into every chain across. You should have 8 single crochets now.
Row 2-28~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into every stitch all across, but only through the front loop.
When you’ve completed all the rows, connect the two ends of the band together to create a circle and Slip Stitch them together.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
{Note: You can either add or take away a few rows depending on your ankle size.}

~ Leg ~

Round 1~ Change yarn colour to snow white. Rotating your work (ribbing), attach your snow white yarn to the last stitch of Row 28. Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the ends of your ribbings rows, working all along the edge. Make sure to evenly space your stitches all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should now have 32 half double crochets.

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Round 2~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Round 3-4~ Change yarn colour to crimson red. Repeat round 2.
Round 5-6~ Change yarn colour to snow white. Repeat round 2. 
Round 7~ Change yarn colour to crimson red. Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 5 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 37 half double crochets now.
Round 8-20~ Repeat round 2. {Note: Remember to continue switching between snow white and crimson red every 2 rounds.}
Round 21~ Change yarn colour to snow white. Chain 2. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 8 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 41 half double crochets now.
Round 22-26~ Repeat round 2. {Note: Remember to continue switching between snow white and crimson red every 2 rounds.}
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

~ Top Ribbing ~

Row 1~ Taking your 6.00mm crochet hook and crimson red yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 9 Chains. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the third chain from your hook. Then crochet 1 Single Crochet into every chain across. You should have 8 single crochets now.
Row 2-36~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into every stitch all across, but only through the front loop.
{Note: You can either add or take away a few rows depending on your calf size.}

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When you’ve completed all the rows, connect the two ends of the band together to create a circle and Slip Stitch them together.
Now, taking your leg warmer and top ribbing, turn them both inside out. Using your crimson red yarn, join the two pieces by Slip Stitching them together.
Once you’ve slip stitched all around, fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Taking your leg warmer, turn it outside in.
Repeat entire pattern once more to make a pair of leg warmers.
PHOTO CREDITS:
Our thanks to Hopefulhoney.com and Allfreecrochet.com  for creating and sharing this unique holiday pattern!
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