Leg warmer knitting pattern, designed by Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixelsLeg warmer knitting pattern, designed by Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixels

Simple Leg Warmer Knitting Pattern


This knitting pattern guides you through making basic leg warmers in all sizes with step-by-step instructions. Order here to download, save, and print a PDF of this pattern.


Knitting Simple Leg Warmers

A Pattern by Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixels

Learn to make your own classic knitted leg warmers with this easy to follow knitting pattern. These simple, traditional leg warmers are perfect for ballet warm-ups. Or pair them with neon stilettos for a vintage 1980’s look to compliment any costume, cosplay, or dress up. Worn with leggings, these leg warmers are comfortable and cozy, and they’ll even fit inside most boots to double as boot cuffs.

These leg warmers are designed to be long enough to fit from the top of the calf and pull over the heel. They’ll scrunch when worn at the ankle. You can easily modify this pattern to shorten or lengthen the leg warmers to fit your needs. Make leg warmers for everyone in your family; this pattern comes with directions for man, woman, child, child small, toddler, and baby sized leg warmers.

How these Leg Warmers are Made

Leg warmer knitting pattern, designed by Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixelsMaterials

You will make this pair of leg warmers with Caron Simply Soft Yarn and Double Point Needles. Or, substitute any brand of worsted weight yarn in any color. Just make sure to check your gauge before substituting yarn. If you are familiar with the magic loop knitting method, you can work these leg warmers on long circular needles instead of using DPNs.

These leg warmers are made one at a time, and worked from the bottom up.


This is an beginner knitting skill level pattern that requires a general understanding of knitting in the round and double point needles.

Size Notes

– Man size fits most adult men; measures 19 inches top to bottom, fits 15-18.5 inches around calf
– Woman size fits most teens & adult women; measures 17 inches top to bottom; fits 11.5-15 inches around calf
– Child size fits most boys and girls age 6 to 12 years; measures 15 inches top to bottom; fits 10-11.5 inches around calf
– Child small size fits most boys and girls age 3 to 6 years; measures 13 inches top to bottom; fits 9.5-10 inches around calf
– Toddler size fits most boys and girls age 1 to 3 years; measures 11 inches top to bottom; fits 7-9.5 inches around calf
– Baby size fits most infants age 0 to 1 year; measures 9 inches top to bottom; fits 6.5-7 inches around calf


If you use the materials suggested in this pattern, your final product will be machine washable. To keep your leg warmers looking their best, hand wash or machine wash separately on delicate cycle in cold water. You may tumble dry on low heat, but laying flat to dry is recommended.

Please note

This listing is for a digital download of my knitting pattern, and is not a physical item. You will be able to download a PDF file immediately after your purchase has been processed. If you have any trouble with your order, please email purlsandpixels@gmail.com.

This pattern is for personal use, gifting, and charitable donation of completed items. You may also sell handmade items created using this pattern. Do not copy this pattern and distribute it. If you’d like to share the pattern, refer your friends to my website, purlsandpixels.com/shop/, so they may obtain a copy.

I’d love to see your finished work! Tag your photos with @PurlsAndPixels on Twitter or Instagram.

Leg warmers, DIY knitting pattern in all sizes from Liz Chandler @purlsandpixels

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Woman, Child, Toddler, Baby


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