Heart on my Knee Baby Leggings

Your little one will look so sweet with these little leggings. Featuring heart patches on the knees, crawling into your arms on Valentine’s day will be extra cute.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished Waist Size 17 (18, 20)” for baby size 6 (12, 18) months

Shown in size 12 months

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (100% Acrylic; 170 yards [156 meters]/100 grams): #177 Sage (MC, 1 skein), #099 Linen (CC, 1 skein)

Needles: US size 7 (4.5mm) straight needles; US size 9 (5.5mm) straight needles

Notions: Tapestry needle, 1 sheet red felt, sewing needle, matching thread

Special Stitches

Stripe Pattern
Rows 1-8: With CC.
Rows 9-16: With MC.
Rep Rows 1-16 for patt.

K1, P1 Rib

Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
Rep Row 1 for patt.

Pattern Notes

When changing from bottom rib to St st, begin with a knit row on the Right Leg and a purl row on the Left Leg.

Pattern

Leg (make 2)
Ribbing

With MC and smaller needles, CO 28 (32, 36) sts.

Work in K1, P1 Rib for 10 rows.

Increase 2 sts evenly across. (30 (34, 38) sts)

Change to larger needles.

Leg

Proceed in Stripe Pattern and St st, increase 1 st each end every 5th row 10 times. (50 (54, 58) sts)

Cont in Stripe Pattern and St st until piece meas 9.5 (10.5, 12)” from beginning.

Shape Crotch

BO 3 (3, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows. (44 (48, 50) sts)

Decrease 1 st each end of next row and every other row twice more. (38 (42, 44) sts)

Cont in Stripe Pattern and St st until piece meas 6 (6.5, 7)” from BO edge.

Shape Top

Change to smaller needles and MC, work in K1 P1 Rib for 12 (14, 16) rows.

Short Row Shaping

Row 1: Work 31 sts, sl next st purlwise, bring yarn to front, return slipped st to left needle, bring yarn to back, work rib to end.

Row 2: Work 21 sts, sl next st purlwise, bring yarn to front, return slipped st to left needle, bring yarn to back, work rib to end.

Row 3: Work 11 sts, sl next st purlwise, bring yarn to front, return slipped st to left needle, bring yarn to back, work rib to end.

Row 4: Work even across all sts.

BO all sts.

Finishing

Sew inseam and crotch seams.

Weave in ends.

Cut hearts from felt sheet to fit knee area and attach using sewing needle and matching thread.

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