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Be the “Cat's Meow” with this pair of Art Deco design legwarmers.

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

I've been making legwarmers for my daughters using patterns I found online. I recently made a dish cloth using this Art Deco design and thought it would look great as a legwarmer, so I made up this pattern.

I love the way it turned out. I loved it so much I made a pattern for a matching hat! here for the free hat pattern!

Here's the pattern! Hope you enjoy it!

To download a pdf version of this pattern click here!

Art Deco

Art Deco Design Legwarmers

Hook Size K 6.50 mm

#4 Worsted Yarn in Heather Gray or your color preference

Gauge: 14 HDC = 4″

14 rows of HDC = 4″

Finished measurements:

Top Ribbing 10″ will fit up to 12-13″ calf circumference

Length from edge of top ribbing to edge of bottom ribbing 18″

Instructions are given for the size above. To adjust the size increase or decrease foundation round after the top ribbing by 6.

To adjust length just make more or less rows of the pattern, but you must end with round 3 of the pattern.

To find the correct size for you measure the calf just under the knee. Subtract 2″ from your measurement and make the top ribbing that length.

Make 2


Ch – chain

Sl St – slip stitch

Sc – single crochet

Hdc – half double crochet

Dc – double crochet

Vs – V-stitch ( dc, ch, dc in same stitch)

Cluster – 7dc in same stitch or space

Blpsc – sc in back loops only

Top Ribbing: This is worked in rows and edges are sl st together to form a circle when the desired rows are completed. Ch 1 at the beginning of each row DOES NOT count as a stitch. Be sure you make the ch 1 after you turn to keep the edges even.

Ch 11

Row 1: sc in 2nd. St from hook, sc in each st across, turn (10 sc)

Row 2: ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (10 sc)

Repeat row 2 until length is 10″ or your desired size

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).

Once you reach your length size hold both ends of the work together and sl st them together. Work in back loop of last row and sl st to the foundation ch. DO NOT fasten off. From here on you will be working in rounds. Continue to the body portion of the leg warmer.

Foundation round: Ch 1 (does not count as sc), 36 sc around – space them as evenly as possible, sl st last sc to the first sc you made at the beginning of the round.


Rd 1: Ch 1 (does not count as sc), sc in next st, * skip next 2 sts, 7 Dc (cluster) in next st, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st*, sl st in to 1 sc of the rd. (6 clusters)

Rd 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1dc and 1 ch ), DC in same st (1st VS of round), *ch 5, skip cluster, VS (1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc in same st) in next st* repeat ** around until you get to the last ch 5, sl st in to 2nd. Ch of the 3 ch you made at the beginning of the rd.

Rd 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 6 dc in ch 1 space of the VS you made in rd 2. SC in to 4th. St of cluster you made in rd 1 wrap the ch 5 you made in rd 2 in the sc so it is attached to the top of the cluster, * 7 dc in next VS, sc in 4th st of cluster wrapping ch 5 in sc* repeat ** around until you get to the sc in the last cluster, sl st to top of ch 2 at the beginning of rd.

Rd 4: sl st to the last sc you made in rd 3 (you will be making this st in the st to the right of hook), ch 3, dc in same st, *ch 5, skip cluster, work VS in next sc st on rd 3* repeat ** around until you get to the last ch 5, sl st to 2nd ch of the ch 3 you made at the beginning of the rd.

Repeat Rds 3 & 4 until work measures 16″ from the edge of the ribbing. You last row must be Rd 3 of the pattern. If you need a longer leg warmer add more rd 3 & 4 until you reach desired length, end on Rd 3 of the pattern.

Next rd: st st in next 2 st, sc in next 3 st, hdc on each side of the sc of the row below *sk next 2 st, sc in next 3, hdc on each side of sc of row below* Repeat ** around, sl st last sc to the first sc of the round. Do not fasten off. You should have less stitches than you had on the top ribbing as the bottom ribbing is 1″ narrower than the top ribbing. You will now be making the bottom ribbing

Bottom Ribbing: Bottom ribbing is made in rows that are sl st to the last rd you just made.

Row 1: Ch 9, sc in 2ndchain from hook. Hold chains at an angle away from the bottom of the leg warmer. You will be working toward the leg warmer. When you reach the edge of the leg warmer skip next st, sl st in to next st, turn (8 sc)

Row 2: From this row on you will be working only in back loops. (You will be alternating rows – one away from the leg warmer, next towards leg warmer.)

Do not ch 1 at the beginning of any row where you sl st to the leg warmer and work away from leg warmer. Sc across back loops, turn (8 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1 (does not count as sc), sc across back loops, turn ( 8 sc)

Repeat Rows 2 & 3 around the edge of the legwarmer. When you get to the end sl st ends together. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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