Tuesday, January 24, 2023

How to crochet a Granny Square with heart Center Snug Fit Balaclava FREE PATTERN

I cannot get over how adorably cute this Simple Crochet Heart Granny Square Balaclava has turned out! 

Granny Square crochet heart balaclava free pattern

This is a FREE written Crochet pattern with images to help you create it too. 

As many of you know I have already written a crochet heart granny square pattern, and it has been super popular over on my TikTok

Heart Granny Square Balaclava how to crochet the granny heart square

I love how easy these hearts in squares are to crochet, as they work up fast when joining them together making crocheted hats, blankets, or cardigans with the solid heart granny square. 

I have a few Balaclava Crochet Patterns already I was asked to crochet a balaclava with the heart granny square and to post it on TikTok. 

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The SNUG fit Balaclava is a FREE Crochet Pattern - HERE 


Granny Square Balaclava Pattern FREE

The Granny Square Hooded Cowl Free Crochet Pattern 

And now I've written out the instructions for you to not only crochet the heart square but to help you join the heart squares to make a super snug-fit ribbed balaclava

The size I made will fit 20 - 21 inches. 

However, you can easily change the sizing to suit by working out the size of squares required. 


How to custom fit your crochet balaclava

Head circumference divided by 3 = Size ACROSS your SQUARES need to be.

So my head measures 20-inch circumference DIVIDE by 4 = 1 SQUARE will measure 5 inches 

how to crochet a granny square heart in center

To crochet the solid heart in the square I have written out the full crochet pattern below.

If you would like to see the written tutorial for the heart granny square pattern please visit this page on my website HERE

However, If you are confident follow the instructions below

NOTES: (This crochet heart does not start with a magic ring)
we will NOT be using a magic ring to start the heart
To start the crochet heart you will Loosley chain 4 to start and work ALL the first round of stitches
into the FIRST chain from the hook.
I find this method the BEST and easier to tighten and fasten off securely.

 
NOTES: I am an extremely loose crocheter, you may need to go up a hook size,
especially when making the sc in round 3.
(make these VERY loose stitches.)  

dbltrc = Double Treble Crochet (yarn over 4 times) 
trc = treble crochet (yarn over 3 times)
dc = double crochet 
sc = single crochet 

Crochet Heart in a SQUARE WRITTEN FREE Pattern (Step by Step)

Rnd1: ch 4, 16 tr into the ring, work 2 sc down and into the side (post) of the last tr, sl st into the starting ring
.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, skip first ch of first ch 4 of round 1, (working INTO the 2nd and 3rd chain) , sc in next 2 chains of the first round, (hdc, dc) in the next ch, 2 dc in each of next 2 sts,  hdc in next 4 sts,  4 dc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts,  2 dc in each of next 2 sts,  (dc, hdc) in next st, sc in each next 2 sts, skip last st, slst  to join. 

how to crochet a granny square crochet heart



(Work next round LOOSELY OR GO UP A HOO SIZE)
ch1, Sc in each st around, working  4 sc into the Point (middle of 4dc of previous round) at the bottom 
To finish,  slip into joining slip st of previous round. 

Heart is Completed. 


how to crochet a granny square crochet heart
JOIN NEW YARN HERE 
Round 4: 
starting at the middle of the 4 sc sts of Round 3
Join yarn with a slip st, 
sc in next
hdc in next
(dc, trc) in next st,
in the next stitch work (2trc, ch1, 2trc) [corner made]
(trc, dc) in next st, 
2dc in next st
hdc in next 2 sts  
sc in next st
2 sc in next

in the next st (2hdc, Ch1 2hdc)[corner made]

hdc in next st, 
sc in next st, 
hdc in next 2 sts.
LONG double crochet into the slip st at ROW 2 of HEART

(first half of Square made) 


hdc in next 2 sts 
sc in next st 
hdc in next st
in the next st (2hdc, Ch1 2hdc)[corner made]
2sc in the next st, 
sc in the nxt st,
hdc in next 2 sts, 
2dc in next st 
(dc, trc) In the next st
in the next stitch work (2trc, ch1, 2trc) [corner made]
(trc, dc) in next st, 
hdc in the next st 
sc in next st
slip st to join to start 




Round 5:  (working this whole round in hdc) 

Ch2, hdc in base of ch2, hdc in each st around, working 2hdc, ch1, 2hdc) into each chain 1 corner. 
Slip to the top of chain3 to join

REPEAT Round  for  2 more rows for the Balaclava    
Crochet Granny Heart Square FREE pattern
Completed Granny Square Heart. 

The Layout of the Granny Heart Squares and How to crochet the balaclava. 

You will need 4 FULL heart Squares! 7 Rounds in total for a  Small/ MEDIUM adult sizes head 

how to crochet a granny square crochet heart
Make 4 SQUARES with the Hearts in the middle (Or you can use ANY crochet granny Square 

The Layout for the Balaclava 
how to crochet a granny square crochet heart
Sew Edges as shown together  AS shown and Weave in ALL ENDS 


how to crochet a granny square crochet heart

I prefer to sew my edges together using the back loops of the stitches, working over each stitch.
how to crochet a granny square crochet heart

Continue by sewing the side seams together as shown above 

how to crochet a granny square crochet heart

CHECK HERE that your Head covering Squares ARE big enough and are a good fit! 

IF you feel you want it to be a bit large Simply work a row of half double crochet along the neck.

 Mine just sits below my EARS and is a perfect fit. 

 (Remember the front border will add more depth to the sides and front!)

CHIN PART
 Join the Yarn at the Botton corner of the balaclava and CHAIN loosely HALF the width of a square, and connect the chain to the opposite corner of the Piece.
how to crochet a granny square crochet heart

Once you have attached the chain to the opposite side of the balaclava. Fasten OFF HERE and weave in all ends! 

How TO Crochet The Balaclava Ribbing 

Please NOTE:  IF you do NOT know how to crochet the front post of back post double crochets. 

Then an easy way to create the ribbing is by 
Joining the Yarn in the Middle center Back of the balaclava, and Chain 30 sts,  (Shown in picture) 

how to crochet a granny square crochet heart


Working in single crochet into the BACK LOOPS of stitches you can create a super stretchy rib, by working up and down the rows. Slipping into the last stitches of the NECK squares to join the ribbing as you go.

When you come to the Chin part, simply keep working and NOT joining to the piece until you have HALF the width of your square in ribbing, then continue to join the ribbing along the other side to meet back in the middle. 

I like the ribbing quite tight so I go DOWN a hook size. 

But remember this needs to fit around your whole head when you pull it on. 

You will be working in ROUNDS and working in Front Post Double Crochet and Back Post-Double Crochet alternatively. 

ROUND 1: JOIN your yarn at the Center MIDDLE BACK of the Balaclava,
Chain 3, and start to work Double Crochet in EACH stitch around, slip to join to top of chain 3, 


how to crochet a granny square crochet heart balaclava

ROUND 2: Ch3, Front POST Double Crochet, in next st, Back Post Double Crochet in the next stitch., Slip st to chain 3 and slip to join.  

ROUND 3: Continue working Round 2 until You have made the ribbing long enough. 

Fasten off and weave in ends. 

FACE Ribbing of the crochet Balaclava 

Join Yarn in ANY corner of the font of the balaclava and with your piece facing you start to work a complete round of Double Crochet, around the sides and front,  slip to join 

Row 2: Chain 3 front post double crochet, back post double crochet in alternative stitches, repeat around. slip to join. 

Round 3: repeat round 2 if required

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Thank you for visiting my website or purchasing a pattern. It helps me to maintain the website and buy new materials to make even more FREE PATTERNS. As always you are free to make and sell items you have made from the pattern. But you must acknowledge LisaAuch.com as the original designer. YOU will NOT copy or distribute the pattern online TEXT OR PDF, in part or whole anywhere else, or by creating an online video of my pattern. Without my express written permission. You can share a picture of the finished item. With a link BACK to a Page with my website on it You must NOT use my pictures in any way to sell a finished product. You must use your own. You will NOT copy or duplicate this PATTERN (whole or in part) onto ANY other SITE online. Without my express written permission. You will not crop or heavily EDIT the images belonging to LisaAuch Crochet/ Lisaauch.com, nor add any further TEXT or Imaging to them. This website may contain affiliate links. Where I may make a small commission from your purchase at no extra cost to you Happy Hooking (c) All Rights Reserved LisaAuch.com