Crayon Legwarmers: Toddler

Crochet crayon legwarmers made just in time for back to school

Some of the simplest things can bring so much joy.  Like a new box of crayons.  Who doesn’t love a big 64 sized box of crayons never been colored with??  It’s kinda like the feeling of walking down the yarn aisle filled with endless colors and sizes.  These are a few of my favorite things!  So when my toddler decided she wanted to be a crayon for Halloween this year, I jumped on board and started designing our matching family costume.  Yes, just like our Pumpkin Hat for the beginning of fall, we like to end the season matching as well.

The crayon costume has been done on Pinterest, I have even stumbled upon a crochet crayon beanie.  I wanted to create something unique and cutesy for the girls.  This year, I have created the Pixie Crayon Hat along with matching Legwarmers.  I am just in love with these costumes already and cannot wait to release the whole ensemble to you!  Today I am only going to tease you with the legwarmers … think of it as a “warmup”.

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SIZE: Toddler

More sizes coming soon!

SUPPLIES:

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One of my favorite things about this project is that you can bust some of your stash!  Any color will do!  The only thing you need to remember is that to create a true crayon effect, you will want to choose a main color for the “wrapper” of your crayon and a slightly darker color for the “crayon” peeking out.

  • I used Red Heart Super Savor in Black to create the crayon wave detail
  • Size G (4.25mm) crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • HDC -half double crochet
  • DC – double crochet
  • SC – single crochet
  • SL ST – slip stitch

START WITH THE RIBBED BAND

CH7 with main color.

Row 1: In the second CH from the hook 1HDC.  I HDC in every stitch across (6)

Row 2-18: CH2, counts as 1HDC in BACK LOOP ONLY 1HDC in every stitch across (6)

Ribbed band for the crochet crayon legwarmer

Fold in half and SL ST together (6)

Band will now form a circle.  Turn inside out, so that the seam will be on the inside.

LEGWARMER

Row 1: CH3, counts as first DC and DC all around the band.  Place 2 stitches in the side of every HDC (36)  SL ST to the beginning CH3.

First row of the crochet crayon legwarmer, showing placement of the 2DC in the side of each HDC

Rows 2 and 3: CH3, counts as 1DC.  1DC in every stitch around.  SL ST to the beginning CH3.  Tie off.  (36)

Row 4:  With the black yarn CH3, counts as 1DC.  1HDC in the next 3 stitches. 1SC in the next stitch.  SL ST into the next two stitches.  1SC in the next stitch. 1HDC in the next 3 stitches.  1DC in the next stitch.  *1DC in the first stitch. 1HDC in the next 3 stitches. 1 SC in the next stitch.  SL ST into the next two stitches.  1SC in the next stitch.  1HDC in the next 3 stitches. 1DC in the last stitch.  Repeat from * one more time.  SL ST to the top of your CH3 (36).

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Row 5:  CH3, counts as 1DC.  *1DC into the next 3 stitches.  DC2TOG in the next four stitches.  Your first DC2TOG is in the right place if one post is in the SC stitch from the previous round and the other post in the first SL ST.  1DC into the next 3 stitches.  2DC into the next 2 stitches.  Repeat from * two more times.  WITHT THE EXCEPTION of the last stitch.  It will already have your CH3, so place 1DC instead of 2DC and SL ST to the top of the CH3.  Tie off black yarn.

Row 6 and 7: Repeat row 5 with main color.  Ensure that you are attaching your yarn in the same stitch that you tied off with the black, to keep your wave stacking onto each other.  You will know you are in the right spot if your first DC2TOG “straddles” the first DC2TOG from the previous row.  Tie off main color.

Row 8: Repeat row 5 one last time with the black yarn.

Placement of DC2TOG

Row 9: CH1, counts as *1SC. 1HDC in the next three stitches. 1DC in the following two stitches. 1HDC in the next three stitches. 1SC in the next stitch and 1SL ST in the next two stitches. You will know you are in the right spot if your SL ST lands  in the last post of the 2DC and the first post of the second 2DC from the previous round. Repeat from * two more times and SL ST to the beginning.  Tie off black yarn.

Row 10 and 11: With main color CH3 and 1DC in every stitch around. SL ST to beginning and tie off main color after second round. (36)

Row 12 and 13: With darker color CH3 and 1DC in every stitch around.  SL ST to beginning and tie off.

Toddler crayon legwarmers

This has been such a fun an easy project to design.  The leg warmers work up quickly and working the crochet wave stitch in the round was new and exciting for me.  I am in love with the whole crayon outfit and cannot wait to share the pixie hat with you soon.  The box of crayon family Halloween costume might not be your thing, but how cute would these be for a back to school photo1?  Either way, I hope this project inspires you to fill your coffee mug, grab your hook and smash some #crochetgoals!


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