Leg Warmers (make 2): With A, ch 65 (70, 75): - Row 1 (RS): Working in back bar of the ch sts, sc in 2nd ch from hook and on next 47 (52, 57) ch, hdc in rem 16 ch, turn. - Row 2 (RS): Ch 2, working in blo only, *hdc in first 7 sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, hdc in next 7 sts, sc in each st across, turn. - Row 3: Ch 2, working in blo only, sc in each of first 48 (53, 58) sts, hdc in each sts across, turn. - Rows 4–49 (51, 53): Rep Rows 2–3 (23 [24, 25]) times. Fasten off, leaving a 20 (22, 24)" (51 [56, 61] cm) sewing length.
Cuff Trim: - With RS facing, join B with a sl st in top right-hand corner of the cuff (hdc end of Leg Warmer), *ch 4, sk next 2 rows, insert hook in the st that is 3 sts below the edge, right under the unworked front lp of the st, complete a long sc, rep from * across the top edge of the Cuff. - Fasten off.
Bottom Trim: - With WS facing, with B, place slip knot on hook, yo, insert hook in the top right-hand corner (the last ch in the beg ch of the Leg Warmers), yo, draw yarn through st, [yo, draw yarn through 2 lps on hook] twice to complete a standing dc, dc in the edge st at the beg of row 1 of the Leg Warmers, *sk next row, dc in next row-end st, rep from * across bottom edge. - Fasten off.
Cuff Tie (Make 2): - With B, work 163 (165, 167) fsc. - Fasten off.
Pom-Poms (MAKE 4): - On one half of the pom-pom maker, wrap yarn A 86 times. On the other half, wrap yarn A 5 times in the middle, wrap yarn C 10 times on top of color A, wrap yarn D 18 times on top of color C, wrap yarn B 8 times on the right-hand side of color D, and wrap yarn A 45 times on top of all previous colors. - Finish Pom-Pom as directed in pom-pom maker instructions.
Finishing: - Weave in ends, except the long tails left for seaming. - Pin Leg Warmers and Cuff Ties on a blocking board, and wet or steam block. Sew side seams on the Leg Warmers from bottom edge up to where the cuff folds (where the hdc sts begin). - Weave a Cuff Tie through the spaces in each of the Cuffs, and tie a knot at the very end of each Cuff Tie. Sew one Pom-Pom on each knotted end of both Cuff Ties. 13 (131⁄2, 14)” 33 [34.25, 35.5] cm)
Legwarmer's Schematic: - 13 (131⁄2, 14)” 33 [34.25, 35.5] cm) - 3” (7.5 cm) - 91⁄2 (101⁄2, 111⁄2)” - (24.25 [26.75, 29.25] cm) - 8 (81⁄4, 81⁄2)” - (20 [20.75, 21.25] cm)
This tutorial is excerpted with permission from <a href="http://amzn.to/1klAG4V">"Crocheting Clothes Kids Love: 28 Fun-to-Wear Projects"</a> by Shelby Allaho and Ellen Gormley and published by Creative Publishing International.