You'd think that after nearly fifteen years, I'd be immune to her charms...but nope. A couple of years ago, I crocheted Annie a pair of white leg warmers. She wears them quite a lot, so I thought I'd make her a few more pair for her birthday this year. I told her I was going to so she could pick out the colors she wanted most. Then I was hoping she would promptly forget all about it. Of course her young brain still retains a whole lot more remembering power than my old brain does...she hasn't forgotten. In fact, she managed to sweet talk her way into getting a pair of them early.
But I'm *not* letting her get her hands on the other ones yet! :P
I didn't use a pattern to make them, just used the old make-it-up-as-you-go method. But in case anyone's interested, here's the details:
One pair took not quite a full 6 oz. skein of Caron Simply Soft yarn (one of the few acrylic yarns I both like the feel of and like to work with), using a K hook.
--Chain enough stitches to comfortably fit around part of leg where you'd like the top to come to. It is easiest to get the bottom edging even if you use a multiple of 4. (Annie's come to right above the knee--though she usually wears them scrunched down--and used 32 chains to start.) Join to beginning chain with slip stitch, being careful not to twist.
--Chain one. Half double crochet in same stitch. Half double crochet in each stitch around. Join to first half double crochet with slip stitch.
--Continue repeating previous row until leg warmer reaches desired length.
--Chain one. Single crochet in same stitch. *Skip next stitch, double crochet 5 times in next stitch, skip next stitch, single crochet in next stitch* around until only 3 stitches remain. Skip next stitch, double crochet 5 times in next stitch, skip next stitch, slip stitch into first single crochet. Fasten off, and sew in tails.