Crochet: Free Pattern Friday

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Welcome to the first installment of Free Pattern Friday.  Once a month, I plan to feature a free pattern, either one of my own designs or an interesting pattern I’ve found on the interwebs.  🙂  If you come across a free pattern that you think deserves to be shared, send me a link.  I’ll check it out and it might end up being featured.

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Today’s pattern is my own.  I have this little pink tutu for my Bitty Baby, that is now getting too small because she’s not worn it.  I had nothing to pair it with.  Pants wouldn’t work… a skirt wouldn’t work… but it looked too bare left as is. Enter leg warmers.

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I started playing around with the stitches- should I do houndstooth or shell stitches?  Double crochet stripes?  I thought it would be really fun to make a stitch that looked like hearts.  I don’t think this is a new idea. I’ve seen some things that sort of resemble a heart, but I couldn’t find a pattern or tutorial anywhere. So, I made it up!

You can use this stitch on anything, really: blankets, hats, clothes…  How cute would a pair of heart stitched pants be? (for a baby, of course.  I am not condoning heart stitched pants on anyone older than like 2)

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I’m sharing my pattern for these sweet little leg warmers.  I made them in size 3-6 months, but I included a table of how to make them virtually any size.

Take a look.  Make a pair (or ten).  And let me know what you think.  If you find errors or find it to be confusing, please let me know.

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Download the pdf file here:

Heart Stitch Leg Warmers

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7 thoughts on “Crochet: Free Pattern Friday

  1. These are adorable! I have a quick question. What does it mean by double crochet around slip stitch? Ibcant seam to get it to look right. Thanks!

    1. I’m glad you like them! 🙂 Sorry that you’re confused with this part. Let me see if I can clear it up a bit. So, on round 5, you begin with a slip stitch in the same stitch as the hook. Then at the end of that round, it says …skip 2, sl st… On round 6, you dc around that first slip stitch from round 5. When you do the repeat, you’ll do a dc around each of the slip stitches from round 5. Does that make sense? I will try to put together a photo tutorial sometime soon to help clear it up.

  2. I love your leg warmers, are so cute. I’m wondering if you have the heart hat pattern your little baby is wearing?? I love it too. I also have a little baby turning 2 next month and will like to make her a pair. thank you very much.

    1. I’m glad you like the leg warmers. 🙂 I am actually working on the hat pattern right now. It is being tested and should be released in about a week. It will include a beanie and slouch hat version as well as pants. The pattern will be $4.99 on my ravelry store, but I offer it for half off for the few days after the launch. I am also considering doing a giveaway for this one. I will write a post when it is ready. Thanks for the message!

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