Leggings

Upcycling: How to make leggings out of a pull-over

Hello Everyone !

We can do many things with very little.

Here we have an ordinary pull-over, 4 double-pointed needles 3.5mm, hook 4.5mm, 50 gr blue wool 3.5mm (5 ply) and pink and yellow leftovers.

Let’s start with a pair of leggings for good little girls:

First, let’s cut the sleeves. No mercy !

Your cut must be perpendicular in the lenght of the sleeves. Then, cut off the wrists: you have two woolen tubes (mine were 43cm long, 14 cm large at the top, 11 cm large at the bottom).

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Fold each border in two on 1cm, and work blanket stitch (spaced out 5 mm) all around the border.

Blanket Stitch

 

 

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Top of the legging (larger side): I made 80 stitches.

Now, knit those stitches one by one, evenly distributed on 3 needles (3.5mm)

Let’s start knitting the trim:

Row 1: knit, and decrease evenly 20 stitches all around (= 60st)

Row 2: *purl 2, knit 3t* repeat from * to * all around.

Row 3: *purl 2, k1, k2tog* repeat from * to * all around (= 45st)

Row 4 to 16 : *purl 2, knit 2* repeat from * to * all around.

Cast off.

Bottom of the legging: I made 48 stitches

Row 1: knit, and decrease evenly 8 stitches all around (= 40st)

Rangs 2 à 7: *purl 2, knit 2* repeat all around

Cast off.

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Flowers:

Make 3 motifs:

1. With the yellow thread and hook 4.5mm make a sliding loop. Into the loop: make: *ch4, 2 treble crochet, ch4, sl in loop* repeat from * to * 3 more times (= 4 petals). Break off leaving a long thread and cinche the loop by pulling the starting thread.

2. Make another similar motif with the pink yarn.

3. With the yellow thread again, make a sliding loop. Into the loop, make: *ch2, 2 hdc, ch2, sl in loop* repeat from * to * 3 more times (= 4 petals). Bread off leaving a long thread and cinche the loop by pulling the starting thread.

Stack the three layers, (smallest at the top). Pull the thread through the center of the top motif, and make a big knot. Cut the threads at 2cm from the knot. Fix petals between them with a stitch. Then, fix flowers to the top of leggings, at the level of the knit strip.

 

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