Snow Flurry Leg Warmers – Beginner Crochet Pattern – ANY SIZE

Easy Crochet Leg Warmers 5

One of my first knitting projects was a pair of leg warmers, which turned out pretty hideous. My daughter ended up wearing them anyway last winter because it was great to have an extra layer of warmth when she played outside.  I thought that I’d make her some crochet leg warmers this year, and I wanted to make them quickly!

These are perfect for a beginner, and they are a great alternative to a scarf project.  They are really soft, and can be made in one evening.  I will tell you how to make them for any size and then give you an exact pattern for a toddler (3 – 5 year old).

If you know how to single crochet through the back loop, these are a breeze! They are crocheted flat, and seamed making them super simple.

Chunky crochet leg warmers

You will need:

One skein Homespun in Mimosa from Lion Brand

Contrast yarn of choice for pom-poms

Size J Crochet Hook


Tapestry needle to weave in ends

How to make for any size – (though you will need the leg that you are making them for!)

Step One:  Make a chain the length of the shin.  Basically, make sure the chain measures from the top of the foot, to just below the knee.

Here’s the chain that you will start with. It should be the length of your shin (or the shin you are making the leg warmers for)

Step Two: Row 1 – Single crochet across row, chain 1, turn

Step Three: Row 2 until desired width (width should allow the piece to wrap comfortably around the leg)- Single crochet across row in BACK LOOP only.  If you’ve never done this, hop over to YouTube and watch a video. I am also posting a picture of it below. Because of the texture of the yarn, it’s hard to see how it’s really done.

Here’s an example picture of crocheting through the back loop. See how my hook has gone through the back of the stitch only? That’s all there is to it! Crochet as normal, but through the back loops.

Step Four: Once your desired width is reached, tie off. (You basically have a square/rectangle) Seam the sides together to create the leg warmer. Weave in ends.

Step Five: If you like the pom-poms, whip out a couple of those and attach about 1/2 inch below the top of the warmer, on the outside. If you’ve never made a pom-pom, see my easy tutorial here –> Pom-pom Tutorial.

Note: These are very stretchy! Make sure you stretch them and check how they feel. I initially thought I made them the right width but they stretched too much. I had to redo them and make them a bit slimmer.

Beginner crochet leg warmers
Here they are after you’ve seamed, and added poms!

Pattern for Toddler Age 3-5

Chain 21

Row 1 – Single crochet across row, chain one, turn

Row 2 until width is approximately 6 and 3/4 inches wide

Fold, and line up edges. Whip stitch seam closed using your tapestry needle and a length of yarn.


Using any color you’d like ( I used an off-white yarn ), make two pom-poms and tie them 1/2 inch from the top of the outside of the leg warmer.  If you’ve never made pom-poms, check out my tutorial here –> POM POM Tutorial. It’s simple, simple.



I admit friends, I have made things in the past that my daughter refuses to wear. This is NOT one of those things. 🙂  I’d like to make some for myself because they are so soft and cozy!

What do you think of them?

Beginner Friendly Easy Crochet Leg Warmer Pattern



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  1. Hiya!!
    i love crocheting projects etc but i am so glad i found this pattern means i can crochet more leg warmers for everybody before winter hits! i try to add crocidle stitchs to your pattern is that okay? i want to make it more warm and fluffy for somebody in flordia to ship mail. i m beginner crocheter but starting to develop skills in crochet. thank you again for blogging and wonderful to meet you, bye

    1. Hi Crystal! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. Wow! I love the idea of crocodile stitches. You can try whatever you’d like on the leg warmers. Feel free to post a picture on my Facebook page to show everyone how they turn out. I’m glad you like the leg warmers! Thanks again, and nice to meet you too. 🙂

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your talent. I have grandaughter that dance and leg warmers are great for them .I look forward to seeing more of your patterns. HAPPY CROCHETING !

    1. Hi Liz! Thanks for stopping by and for the kind words. You’re welcome, I’m happy to share! Yes, leg warmers are great for the little dancers. 🙂 Happy crocheting to you too!

  3. We have a son that is severely disabled and his feet and lower legs are always cold. Making him several pairs. Thanks for sharing. Will be looking for additional patterns of yours.

  4. I’m in the process of making some of these for my granddaughter. I have a question though. I’m not quite through with the 1st leg and I’m about out of yarn. I do crochet very tight, so should I loosen it up? I saw your post about them stretching. This is for a child whose total knee to ankle length is 9 inches and around the largest part is about 9.5 inches.

    1. Hi Pat! Let me ask a few things to see if we can figure out what’s going on. Are you using the right size crochet hook and yarn? If you are using the right sizes, then I’m not quite sure what could be going on. You definitely should not be out of yarn after one leg warmer. Hmmm… I would just try to make sure your measurements are right for her leg size. They do stretch, but if you are crocheting tightly, I don’t know how much they will stretch. Hope this might help in some way!

      1. Yeah, I think I know what the problem is. I’m using a J hook and a Lion Brand homespun yarn, but I think it’s a smaller size skein. I showed one leg unfinished to my granddaughter and she is anxious for me to finish them.

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