As you know, I have been wanting to learn to crochet. A few weeks ago I did my first project, the fingerless gloves. They were a great starter project, but I needed more things to make as pracitice. My cousin sent me a huge box of crafting items and inside there was a small ball of white yarn. I thought about what I could make, and it came to me.... boot cuffs. Then that inspired me to make my Boo Bear some leg warmers. I can't wait for her to wear them to dance class.
I got the pattern for the boot cuffs from Vanessa at See Vanessa Craft. She gives a great tutorial. The ones she made are so much more adorable! I tried the scalloped trim on my cuffs but with the type of yarn I was using it just didn't look right.
They still came out pretty cute though. I was running low on yarn so I had to make mine a little shorter. My only suggestion is to make the ribbed top portion of the cuff a little longer. I wish more of the rim of the cuff was showing but I am still pretty happy with them considering it is my second project.
But these are not nearly as cute as the leg warmers! I am biased though because I love leg warmers, especially on little girls. I used the same pattern but of course made it smaller and made the body portion a lot longer and thicker. Otherwise, it's the same idea. Maybe next time I will actually write my own pattern. HA!
I love them on her and they go perfectly with her little black leotard. So, if you want to make some cute boot cuffs or even leg warmers head on over to Vanessa's site for the pattern. She gives great step by step instructions with pictures! Perfect for a beginner.