22 Leg Warmer Knitting Patterns

These 22 leg warmer knitting patterns are just some of the comfiest ones we can find that you can do in a jiff! You can easily size these down or up to fit just about anybody. This hot trend got its start in the 80s; it’s finally making a huge comeback, and we’ve got you covered! From baby size to adult, you can make them in any colors you like!

The leg warmers are not merely for the ballet dancers that help avoid cramping in the leg muscles, they have just run the gamut of winter fashion. Knitting is an ideal medium to get them. Whether you need them as a fashion accessory or as uniform leg warmers, knitting all these designs will open new dimensions to your winter fashion!


1. Taylor Baby Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by Alabaster Purl

These Taylor Baby Leg Warmers will keep your little ones warm for a few years. Once they outgrow them, you can snag them for yourself as wrist warmers! They are very stretchy, so it fits infants for a longer amount of time. It’s also such a simple pattern that it’s easily adjustable for whatever you need.

It’s perfect for a gift, or make 5 in different colors and keep all for yourself! This is a knitting pattern for beginner knitters and assumes the user is familiar with knitting, purl, and knitting in the round.

Taylor Baby Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by Alabaster Purl

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2. Women’s Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by Knit Cookies

The ribbing on this Women’s Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern will make sure the leg warmer stays in place without sliding down your leg after just a few steps. It’s a yoga sock style for your feet to keep them warm as well and looks great over leggings or with a cute fall skirt.

Women's Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by Knit Cookies

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3. Fair Isle Leg Warmer Knitting Pattern by Craft Passion

This Fair Isle Leg Warmers Pattern is 12″ circumference and 15″ long, suitable for both adult and bigger kid. It is knitted with a poinsettia theme fair isle pattern. The free pattern is in written instruction as well as a chart to refer to. Not only the kids (and you) are kept warm and happy, but they will also attract admiring eyes where ever they go.

Fair Isle Leg Warmer Knitting Pattern by Craft Passion

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4. Ballerina Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by Hello Handy Heart

Every budding ballerina (or anyone who loves to dance) could use a pair of these Ballerina Leg Warmers to keep legs comfy after a star performance! They are knitted in the round; on either double point needles or 9” circular needles. Simple and easy to work up!

You can knit them short or you can knit them long, whatever your dancer prefers. You can knit them in the round, or you can knit them flat and sew them together, whatever is comfortable for you.

Ballerina Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by Hello Handy Heart

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5. Toddler Legwarmer Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

How cute are little kids in legwarmers? These Toddler Leg Warmers are perfect for hanging out indoors if your house is on the chilly side. This knitting pattern is made on double point needles so there’s no seaming. This is a quick and easy knit and you could even switch the colors up and use scrap yarn. 

Toddler Legwarmer Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

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6. Knit Leg Warmers Pattern by Two Of Wands Shop

This Knit Leg Warmers Pattern is an easy level knitting pattern, and the techniques used are knit, purl, make 1 left, and make 1 right as well as knitting on double-pointed needles. The pattern contains detailed instructions and a photo tutorial on how to make the tubed/quilted/padded detailing on the knees as well as instructions for three sizes.

Knit Leg Warmers Pattern by Two Of Wands Shop

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7. Life Savers Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by Deborah Tomasello

These versatile Life Savers Leg Warmers can be worn inside out or outside in, upside down or downside up. There is no wrong way to wear them. You can knit them any size and any colors. They are a great way to use up leftover sock yarns.

Changing colors is a breeze when you fringe the edges, leaving you less ends to weave in. Grab your leftover sock yarns and create a color palette you like – even if it doesn’t resemble a package of Life Savers.

Life Savers Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by Deborah Tomasello

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8. Cabled Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by My Charming Wool

These Cabled Leg Warmers were designed to wear with boots and dress during the cold season, over the tights or skinny jeans, with hunter boots, or even to use at home.

They are worked using smaller needle sizes (to make them tighter), so they can stay straightly under your knees or you can wear them as slouchy leg warmers. The cabled pattern on the cuffs and front panel has some rustic vibes, making leg warmers perfect for cold season outfit.

Cabled Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by My Charming Wool

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9. Lace Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by Natalya 1905

You won’t believe how simple and quick this eye-catching design is. Make these stylish and trendy Lace Leg Warmers for yourself, your family members, or as a wonderful gift. All you need is a couple of hours, 2 sets of knitting needles, and yarn of your choice!

Lace Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by Natalya 1905

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10. One Skein Knit Leg Warmers Pattern by Flax And Twine

Keep cozy and happy all winter long with these chunky knit leg warmers snug around your legs. They are lovely with a dress, a skirt, or even your favorite skinny jeans! This One Skein Knit Leg Warmers pattern includes six sizes, all designed to use 100 yards of gorgeous super bulky wool. The pattern is great for beginners!

One Skein Knit Leg Warmers Pattern by Flax And Twine

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11. Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by Etty 2504

This DIY hand knit leg warmer knit pattern is a stylish solution to inject a little sassiness into your wardrobe without breaking the bank. Best of all, you are in control of everything from the color palette to the type of yarn used to create an original accessory that is all your own.

Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by Etty 2504

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12. Sofia Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by The Knitting Niche

This Sofia Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern is a fun and practical way for any girl to accessorize this upcoming season. They are cozy and comfortable, easy to pull on and off, and can go over anything from leggings to tights to bare legs.

Sofia Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by The Knitting Niche

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13. Keep Me Warm Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by See Love Share

This Keep Me Warm Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern is worked front to back, starting from the top of the leg warmer with a seam along the back. This is a full-length pattern that is worn from above your knee past the heel of your foot. It’s not your typical leg warmers. The mesh stitch is worked to be loose around your calf and snug in the bands above your knee and under your foot.

Keep Me Warm Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by See Love Share

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14. Easy Bunny Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by Muki Crafts

These cute Bunny Leg Warmers are easy to make and will keep those little legs warm, must-have accessory for every little girl. The warmers are knitted in the round with medium weight yarn, decorated with pom-poms and bunny ears.

Easy Bunny Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by Muki Crafts

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15. Leg Warmers With Ridges Knitting Pattern by Little Totz Designs

This little pair of Leg Warmers with Ridges uses the magic loop method. Give it a try if you’re not familiar with it, or just use your favorite in-the-round method. This is another great way to use up your stash yarns!

Leg Warmers With Ridges Knitting Pattern by Little Totz Designs

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16. Chunky Slouchy Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by Small Friendly

This pair of Chunky Slouchy Leg Warmers are equally cute and cozy. This is a great project for beginners who want to try knitting in the round without worrying about decreases. Experienced knitters will enjoy how quickly these come together, they are perfect for a last-minute gift!

Chunky Slouchy Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by Small Friendly

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17. Poodle Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by Mc Poodle Shop

If you’re anything like me, the thing you have always wanted most of all is a pair of Poodle Leg Warmers, right? By that, we don’t mean leg warmers for poodles but rather leg warmers that will transform your boring human legs into poodle ones instead!

Now you can knit your very own poodle legs with the help of this simple to follow step by step knitting pattern and then run around your local park with lovely warm and beautiful legs (sniffing at trees and barking at squirrels is optional but highly recommended).

Poodle Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by Mc Poodle Shop

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18. Classic Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by My Poppet Makes

This Classis Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern is a great project for a last-minute homemade gift. And because they’re knit in the round, you don’t have to worry about any pesky seams! A quick and easy knit that can be done in a day; isn’t that satisfying?

Classic Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by My Poppet Makes

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19. Baby Ombre Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

Is there anything cuter than a baby in leg warmers? They’re great on their own or over pants. This pattern is very easy – if you can knit a basic scarf you can make these leg warmers! It includes sizes for 6-12 months, 12-18 months, and 18-24 months.

Baby Ombre Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

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20. Knit Lace Leg Warmers Pattern by Mon Petit Violon

I’m not sure what’s more awesome: the lacy body or the sides adorned with buttons. The lacy design will look great paired with nearly any pair of shoes. and the lacy top would look adorable peeking out from your boots. If you know the basics of knitting, you can make these beautiful and stylish Leg Warmers for yourself, your family members, or as a wonderful gift.

Knit Lace Leg Warmers Pattern by Mon Petit Violon

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21. Heart Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by Girly Knits

Keep your legs and wrists warm this Winter with the warmest type of cables, hearts! So that may not be technically true, but hearts make everything extra warm and fuzzy feeling, right?! This stylish set of legwarmers are knit in the round for ease of finishing and custom fit!

They also feature a heart cable pattern that alternates between open and filled in hearts for a super fun and fashionable knitting experience and looks! Whether you are making these for yourself or a very special recipient, the love and warmth will surely be felt.

Heart Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by Girly Knits

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22. Tout Boutonne Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by Ashley Dale

These Tout Boutonne Leg Warmers are extra chic leg warmers, equally capable of a day in the city or a hike through the fall foliage. While the pattern is written in one size, these are easily adjustable for custom sizing by casting on a few extra stitches for the waffle stitch portion or knitting fewer rows for a shorter length.

The ribbing in the calf ensures that the leg warmers stay put, even when you’re running around a lot. The decorative buttons give the leg warmers a look that’s more unique than most other pairs.

Tout Boutonne Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern by Ashley Dale

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How many of these leg warmers knitting patterns do you think you can churn out before the holiday sets in?

If you’ve never worn them, we recommend giving them a try. They are oddly comforting and warm your whole body. The perfect winter addition to your wardrobe, honestly! So pick a pattern and post your finished leg warmers on our Facebook Page. We’d love to see them!

Each of these leg warmers is cold-weather-ready and will look so cute with a matching cardigan, hat, scarf, and mittens. We have everything you will need to layer up each winter and keep out the chill!

All of these leg warmer knitting patterns will surely open a whole bag of treats for you to make the best warm, cozy, and stylish leg warmers of your life!