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How To Crochet the Granny Square Balclava (FREE Written crochet Pattern)

Crochet a granny square Balaclava. This is a free Written Crochet pattern for a Granny Square Balaclava.
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Balaclava crochet hooded Cowl FREE Pattern by LisaAuch Crochet 

 Is This not just the MOST AWESOME-ly fabulous use of crochet granny squares? I must admit I am LOVING playing around with Granny Squares, just now All color combinations, and the more the merrier. I've been making granny square Hats and Granny Square Bags.

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MY daughter Modelling the  Granny Square Bucket Hat

I just love how they use up all my yarn stash that's been moved around the house, not quite enough for a whole project but enough to make several granny squares in alternating colors.

I like to draw inspiration from previous crochet Patterns I have made and when I made the Hooded Cowl crochet pattern. I knew I was onto something. Hoods and Cowls go perfectly together.

When I finally published it fast became a favorite warm and cozy practical headwear. Especially up here in the North of Scotland where its the cod winds that cut right through you. 
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Me wearing my cozy hooded cowl and my horse Ronnie

I called that the 'Coodie', get it Hooded Cowl aka the Coodie? And then years ago to go with an old article I wrote years ago about 'Scoodies' aka scarves with hoods. 
Its pattern constructions are straightforward, with the ribbing creating the cowl turtleneck and the hood part than can be used up or down. The hooded cowl does as it says on the tin and keeps you warm. 

I have been bombarded by friends and customers to make a few for the skiers this season! as it will make a fantastic balaclava esk, type ski hood as it is SO warm and cozy. And is big enough to fit over ski helmets. 

But one customer wanted a colorful bright 'you cannot miss out on the ski slopes' Granny Square balaclava that acted as a hood and with partial face covering. I love adding some fun to my crochet so I set about designing to see if I could put together a Balaclava-type hooded cowl with a face covered in bright colors for a skier. 

Let me introduce to you the Granny Square Balaclava. I would definitely wear this when skiing as it's so cool and hip. And my Husband could find me easily! 

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Well, I made one for the customer as a one and once it was posted online and shared I had people keep asking me to make them one but due to my little hands begin so sore just now I'm not crocheting as much as I used to so I have written down the Granny Square balaclava pattern and I published it here for you. 

SO all you need to do is find someone who crochets to make it for you. Just if you make it please tag me so I can see it #lisaauchcrochet 

The Granny Square Balaclava is a VERY Easy Crochet Pattern to follow. And its very easy to assemble. 

This is a fun easy project for beginners who may be just starting out on their crochet journey. If you would like to learn HOW to crochet a Granny Square Step by Step tutorial please visit my page here. Where you will not only see how to crochet the granny square but how to turn them into a fashionalble market tote bag

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This can be made in ANY colors, and use any size hook suitable for the yarn you choose.  

The size of a granny square will be 7.5 inches across. (5.5 inches across just measuring the Granny SQaure BEFORE adding the BLACK yarn - However I have received feed back that some people have wanted to ADD more rounds, and Some people preferred a much tighter hooded cowl. So please make sure you adjust to fit your preference. 

I usually work in Double Knit yarn so I have a LOT of odd bits and bobs lying around just shouting out to be made into something so this is a fantastic stash-busting crochet project.

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The Granny Squares are easy to crochet. I will show you how to lay them out and sew them together further down this post. 

THE GRANNY SQUARE CROCHET PATTERN 

Suggested Hook size: 5 mm / H / 8 

Suggested Yarn: Double Knit Yarn (2 STRANDs worked together ) 

Pattern is written in US terms

NOTE: ALWAYS Start by Joining the yarn and chain 3 to start which counts as the FIRST double crochet of the 3dc clusters to start)  

This is a Classic Granny Square Written Pattern - If you know how to make a granny square then we are working 4 rounds in Granny Stitch 

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and 1 round in double crochet in each stitch. IN the final finishing Colour 

I chose Black. 

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MAKE 8

BEGINNING: Ch 6 on hook and form a ring with 1 Sl st in first ch.

ROUND 1: 

ch 3, 2 dc in ch-ring, * ch 3, 3dc in ch-ring *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times 

and finish with ch 3 and 1Slst in 3rd ch from beg of round. 

Cut the yarn and change color. Turn piece.


ROUND 2:  

Work 3dc in first ch space, ch 3, 3dc in the same ch space (CORNER) 

* ch 1, 3 dc in next ch space, ch 3, 3 dc in the same ch space *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, 

and finish with ch 1 and 1 Sl st in the first dc in beg of round. 

Cut the yarn and change color. Turn piece.


ROUND 3: 

Work 3 dc in first ch-space, ch 1, * 3 dc in next ch space, (CORNER) 

ch 3, 3 dc in the same ch-space, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch space, 1 ch *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, 

3 dc in next ch space, ch 3, 3 dc in the same ch space, 

1 ch and finish with 1 Sl st in the first dc in beg of round. 

Cut the yarn and change color. Turn piece.

ROUND 4: 

Work 3 dc in first ch-space, ch 1, * 3 dc in next ch space, ch 3, 3 dc in the same ch space, 

ch 1, 3 dc in next ch space, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch space, 1 ch *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, 

3 dc in next ch space, ch 3, 3 dc in the same ch space, 

1 ch and finish with 1 Sl st in the first dc in beg of round. Cut the yarn.

Round 5:

Join in any previous rounds double crochet st, with Black yarn 

Chain 3 (counts as first dc, Work dc in each stitch along the first side. at the corners

Work a (Dc, ch2, Dc) into the ch space corner. 

Continue working AROUND the square and fasten off by slip st into the top of the chain 3. 


MAKE  7 MORE squares. as above

How to Sew the Granny Squares to make the Hooded Cowl 

Lay 4 Squares out and sew together side to side

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Connect 3 more Squares Dead center of the bottom 4
(SEE PIC BELOW)
ensuring you are happy with the colous at the SIDES as these will sit at the side of your face 

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2 x SIDE panels and 1 BACK Panel 


With the LAST remaining Square Place directly in the MIDDLE 

of the previous 3 as shown below, 

This Square will sit at  the TOP of your head 
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       continue to JOIN THE Granny Squares as set out below. 

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Sew The Seams together as shown below 

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 and START ING at the Bottom 4 ROW 

Fold the bottom right side SEAM to meet the LEFT 
and SEW this together making a circle. 

You will now have made your Balaclava Hood with Face covering. 

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And finally, weave in all ends and WEAR 

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Granny Square hooded cowl 

Now, how about the Granny SQaure Crochet Bucket Hat. Believe me when I say this is a Must for any festival this year. Be easily spotted in the Huge crowds expected. 
Wear a fashionable Granny Square Crochet Bucket hat, in the Brightest colors you can find. 

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FREE pattern Crochet Bucket Hat made with Granny SQUARES HERE 


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