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This pattern is worked in rounds starting from the top of the leg warmer. Each round ends with a slst to the top of the first stitch in the beginning of round. This pattern is designed to sit right above the knee and down to cover the top of your arch. The pattern can adjusted by increasing/decreasing the width of the band with increments of 2 sts. See notes on measurements below.
Top and bottom bands (folded flat): 4.5in
Full Length: 26in
To estimate if the top band will fit, ch the first 55st and wrap it around your knee, this should be snug (it will loosen up a bit as you begin to work the pattern). If it is too tight/loose, increase/decrease by 2st increments. The pattern from that point remains the same.
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· 3.00mm crochet hook
· DK weight yarn 2x 274yds skeins
o Vidalana Lofti DK
o 48% Merino Wool, 32% Organic Pima Cotton, 20% Baby Alpaca
o 274 yds (250 m) / 100 g
o 410 yards (375 m) used / 2 skeins needed
Skill Level: Beginner: requires only basic stitches to be completed.
24 Stitches by 16 rows = 4” (10 cm) on 3.0 mm crochet hook
Slst: Slip Stitch
Dc: Double crochet
FPDC: Front post double crochet
BPDC : Back post double crochet
ch 55, join w a slip st to beginning of ch
Row 1: ch 3, dc in next ch and every ch to end, join w a slst to the top of the ch 3 at beginning of row
Row 2 - 5 Ribbing: ch 3, *FPDC, BPDC* repeat to end, join w sl st to top of ch 3
row 6 - ch3, dc in next st, ch2, *sk 2 st, 2dc in next st, ch 2, sk 2 st, dc in next 2 st, ch2* to end, join w a slst to top of ch 3, 10 sts increased
row 7 - ch5 (will serve as 1 dc, 1 corner st, and ch2) *2 dc in ch 2 space created from previous round, ch 2,* repeat to base of ch5, dc in last st, join w slst to 3rd ch in beginning ch 5.
row 8 - ch3, 1 dc in ch2 space from previous round, *ch 2, 2 dc in ch 2 space* repeat to end, ch2 join w slst to top of ch 3.
repeat row 7 & 8 until length of work is 24in.
Begin upper ribbing:
Ch3, dc in every stitch around, evenly decreasing 10 sts (2dctog every 5-6 sts, 55sts remaining)
Continue in ribbing stitch for next 4 rows:
Ribbing: ch 3, *FPDC, BPDC* repeat to end, join w sl st to top of ch 3