This is a crochet pattern for baby leg warmers with feet. These little beauties are particularly good for baby wearing, to keep those toes and legs warm when the weather is a bit cooler. They have been well and truly road tested and never fallen off!
This pattern is considered to be a moderately difficult due to the shaping of the feet. Each leg-warmer is completed in one length of yarn, so there's no sewing up. This makes them a joy to make, but it does mean that the instep and heel can be a bit tricky. Seasoned crocheters will have no difficulty with this. But if it's your first time making up socks, I hope that the photos I've provided will help you with these parts. They get easier with practice, I promise!
The pattern includes three sizes: 0 - 6 months, 6 - 12 months and 12 - 18 months. These are a rough guide based on the average size of babies feet as measured in research; a gauge is provided, but some babies might fall outside these categories. The legs, however, are particularly stretchy and pretty wide, so they are likely to be suitable for chunky babies as well as dainty ones (they were modelled on a particularly chunky baby). The special ribbed ankle and top of the socks means that they are a tried and tested no-drop sock.
The pattern uses double knit yarn - one skein for smaller sizes and two for the larger sizes. The photo on the pattern is of the leg-warmers made in Rowan Alpaca Colour. They work particularly well in this make, but it's not necessary; other soft and squishy yarns will do just as well.
Whilst the pattern is considered to be moderately difficult, some beginner pattern testers were able to complete the pattern with assistance. I would be more than happy for you to contact me if you have any trouble with the pattern and I will do my best to help!
NB. The pattern is written in American crochet terms.