Crochet this fast and easy balaclava with fleecy sherpa yarn. This fast pattern is perfect for cold winter days and works up quickly using Lion Brand Go for Fleece yarn. Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.
Crochet an Easy Sherpa Balaclava
If you are looking for an easy way to make something truly useful for winter temperatures - look no further! This easy balaclava pattern can be made in both child and adult sizes using oh-so-warm sherpa/fleece yarn. Even better is that the child's size only takes one skein of Lion Brand Go for Fleece!
Crochet this Hood for Kids and Adults
Where I live we experience some VERY cold winter temperatures (think -40 wind chills). These balaclavas are great for kids and grown ups alike because they fit a lot like an extra warm hood. They cover nearly as much exposed skin as possible, and this thick sherpa yarn creates a really nice layer of warmth. Pair it with a pair of these convenient texting mittens and you will be ready for all winter weather!
Lion Brand Yarn Go for Fleece
Another thing I love about this pattern is how fast it is to make! Cold weather coming in a day or two? You definitely have time to whip this up! Lion Brand Go for Fleece comes in a lot of fun different colors that I wasn't really expecting and I love that. I still have one skein of navy blue to turn into something...
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I hope you have fun with the sherpa balaclava pattern! Don’t forget to share pictures of your projects with my in my Facebook Group or by tagging @leftinknots on Instagram.
Sherpa Balaclava Hood - Free Crochet Pattern
- Lion Brand Go for Fleece (Child Size - 89 yds; Adult Size - 105 yds)
- 8.0mm Crochet Hook (I LOVE Clover Amour)
- Scissors - I always keep these travel scissors in my hook case
- Yarn needle
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
- ch: chain
- st(s): stitch(s)
- sl st: slip stitch
- BLO: back loop only
- SC: single crochet
- HDC: half double crochet
- FPHDC: front post half double crochet
Diameter after Round 4 = 3”
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- Chain stitches at the beginning of rounds do not count as a stitch.
- The end of each round is joined to the first st of the round with a sl st.
Round 1: ch 2, 9 HDC in 2nd ch from the hook (9)
Round 1: ch 2, work 9 HDC into the second ch from the hook (9).
Round 2: ch 1, work 2 HDC into each st (18).
Round 3: ch 1, *2 HDC, HDC in next st, repeat from * around (27)
Round 4: ch 1, *2 HDC, HDC in next 2 sts, repeat from * around (36)
Round 5-8: ch 1, HDC around.
ROW 9: ch 1, HDC in 29. Turn
Round 10: ch 1, HDC in 29, ch 7, sk 7, attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.
Round 11-17: ch 1, HDC around
Tie off yarn. Weave in all ends.
Round 1: ch 2, work 8 HDC into the second ch from the hook (8).
Round 2: ch 1, work 2 HDC into each st (16).
Round 3: ch 1, *2 HDC, HDC in next st, repeat from * around (24)
Round 4: ch 1, *2 HDC, HDC in next 2 sts, repeat from * around (32)
Round 5: ch 1, *2 HDC, HDC in next 3 sts, repeat from * around (40)
Round 6-8: ch 1, HDC around.
ROW 9-10: ch 1, HDC in 32. Turn
Round 11: ch 1, HDC in 32, ch 8, sk 8, attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.
Round 12-20: ch 1, HDC around
Tie off yarn. Weave in all ends.
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