You Are Art Balaclava Mask by Kaelyn Geurin

You Are Art Balaclava Mask

November 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in Crochet knit stitch
3.25 mm (D)
462 yards (422 m)
One size fits most/Oversized
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The faux-knit look of this pattern is achieved using half-double crochet stitches placed in the back loops of the right side of the pattern. This is followed by half double crochet stitches placed in the 3rd loop of half double crochet stitches from the previous rounds on the wrong side of the pattern. Turned rows along the foundation half double chain create natural curvature for the back hood portion of the balaclava. Unworked stitches create openings for the face. The base of the balaclava or cowl is worked in turned rounds and connected to the opposite side at the base of the hood. The sides of the crown of the balaclava are worked separately as two half-circles that are then sewn onto the hood.

The You Are Art Balaclava Mask is designed to fit oversized and uses exactly one skein of yarn as indicated. Size/stitch changes will affect yardage.

  • Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
  • Sizes Included: One size fits most/Oversized
  • Yarn Weight: Fingering
  • Gauge: 25st and 14 rows = 4”/10cm square in crochet knit stitch
  • Yarn Dyer: Naima Bond
  • Yardage: 1 skein, 462 yards/422 meters
  • Fiber Type: 75% Merino Wool, 25% Nylon
  • Hook/Needle Sizes: US D/ 3.25mm
  • Other Materials: Removable stitch markers, measuring tape, tapestry needle, scissors