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25 Cozy & Free Crochet Leg Warmer Patterns

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Looking for the perfect crochet leg warmer pattern? This roundup of free leg warmer patterns has all the inspiration you need!

Whether you love the classic look of simple, ribbed leg warmers or want to try fancier styles with cables and texture, there’s something here for everyone.

photo collage of four people wearing crochet leg warmers. One of them is outside standing on leaves wearing brown boots. One person is inside standing on wood floor against white wall with gray leg warmers. One person is inside standing on carpet wearing brown crochet leg warmers against gray background. One person is seated in a white chair wearing white shoes and wearing beige crochet leg warmers. There is text overlay that reads, "25+ Free Leg Warmers Crochet Patterns."

Crochet Leg Warmers

Legwarmers are back and better than ever. Even better, crocheting your own leg warmers lets you customize everything – colors, yarn, size, and fit.  

In this post, I’ve rounded up a list of free crochet leg warmer patterns with options for adults, babies, and everyone in between! Make yourself a pair for yourself, or whip up a set for a thoughtful handmade gift. With this list of delightful free patterns, you’re sure to find your next fun crochet project.

Are leg warmers a good beginner project?

Leg warmers are a great project for new crocheters. Many patterns use basic stitches, either worked in a continuous round or worked flat and later seamed together. For those just starting out, consider these crochet leg warmer patterns: 

Beginner-Friendly Crochet Leg Warmers (#5), Easy Crochet Leg Warmers (#6), Quick & Easy Crochet Mountain Leg Warmers (#20), Crochet Leg Warmers for Beginners (#24)

25 Crochet Leg Warmer Patterns

Take a look at these free crochet leg warmer patterns for your next project. Happy crocheting!

Supplies You’ll Need

Here are some supplies you will need to collect in order to make your legwarmers:

  • Yarn 
  • Crochet hook(s)
  • Other notions (stitch markers, scissors, tapestry needle, measuring tape, buttons, etc.)

Choosing the Right Yarn

Acrylic and wool yarns are both great choices for leg warmers. And as far as yarn weight goes, worsted-weight yarn is the most popular. It has perfect balance – cozy warmth without appearing too bulky.

To make things easier, I’ve included specific yarn recommendations for each pattern. That way, you can skip the guesswork and get right to crocheting!

Crochet Techniques to Know

Depending on the pattern you choose, you might come across a variety of stitches and methods. Here are some common techniques:

Tips for Crocheting Leg Warmers

Check your gauge for the right fit.

First up, check your gauge to get the right fit. This way, you’ll avoid making legwarmers that are too tight, too loose, too long, or too short! So, make a quick swatch, then adjust your hook size up or down to match what the pattern calls for.

Customize your Design.

Another thing I love about crocheting leg warmers is customizing them! Choose your favorite color, add stripes or color blocks – or pick a self-striping yarn that does the work for you. You can also easily adjust length and width to get the look you want. Try them on as you go for the perfect fit!

Use foundation stitches for a stretchy edge.

And here’s a handy tip: use foundation stitches rather than chains for a nice stretchy edge that stays put on your leg. No one likes to keep pulling their leg warmers up all day! If you’ve never tried them before, here’s how to work foundation stitches.

photo collage of four people wearing crochet leg warmers. One of them is outside standing on leaves wearing brown boots. One person is inside standing on wood floor against white wall with gray leg warmers. One person is inside standing on carpet wearing brown crochet leg warmers against gray background. One person is seated in a white chair wearing white shoes and wearing beige crochet leg warmers. There is text overlay that reads, "25+ Free Leg Warmers Crochet Patterns."

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