Things are a little scary out there lately, and in times like these, it’s best to just be prepared. So I crocheted my family some face masks, and thought I’d share the pattern in case anyone else wanted to make some.
If you want to make these to donate, PLEASE check with the organization to verify their needs BEFORE making these. I’ll link a directory for locations that need masks, below. Please call that location and verify that they accept handmade masks, if crochet is ok, and if they need to be lined (some places may require a specific liner). The directory lists everything from hospitals, to senior centers, small businesses, and jails.
Printable PDF pattern includes:
-Colored Stitch guide & key for all three sizes.
A note on the yarn and hooks:
I used a size #4 worsted yarn. You can use any yarn you have available. If all you have available is fuzzy yarn, I highly suggest adding a fabric liner to your mask.
The hook I used, is a 3 mm Tunisian hook. If you do not have a Tunisian hook, you can use a regular hook.
Yarn: #4 worsted yarn
Hook: 3 mm Tunisian hook
Additional materials: Scissors, and a Yarn or Tapestry needle.
You can make these masks in 3 sizes:
Size Approximate Measurement
Small (kids): 5.5 x 4 inches / 14 x 10 cm
Medium (teen, adult small): 7.5 x 5.5 inches / 19 x 14 cm
Large (adult): 8.5 x 5.75 inches / 21.5 x 14.6 cm
RP – Return Pass TS – Tunisian Simple Stitch
SL – Slip Stitch SC – Single Crochet
Row 1: SC into the second stitch from your hook, and into each stitch of the row.
Row 2: CH 2, SC into the first stitch from your hook, and SC into each stitch of the row.
Row 3: Cast on into each stitch of the row: Insert your hook into the stitch, yarn over and pull your hook out the stitch. Leave the loop on your hook. Repeat in every stitch of the row. When you reach the last stitch, you should have one loop on your hook for every stitch of the row.
Complete a RP.
Row 4- 18/26/28: Beginning on the second vertical stitch from your hook, TS into every stitch of the row.
Complete a RP.
Bind Off (Row 19/27/29): Insert your hook into the stitch (as if you were crocheting a TS), yarn over and pull up a loop, then SC. You’ll be left with just one loop on your hook after each SC.
Row 20/28/30: SC into the first stitch from your hook, and into every stitch of the row.
When you complete the last stitch of the previous row, turn your mask to the side and begin on the first stitch of the row along the side of the mask.
SRow 1: Work 3-stitch decreases along the row.
3-stitch decrease: insert your hook into the first stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Repeat with the next 2 stitches, so that you have 4 loops on your hook. Yarn over, and pull through all four loops. (As seen in the photo on the right).
If you are left with 2 stitches at the end of the row, crochet a 2-stitch decrease, or crochet a SC if you are left with just 1 stitch.
SRow 2-3: SC into every stitch of the row.
Your work will look like the photo on the left once you complete the 2 rows of SC.
Ear Strap: CH 25 /33 /35, then SC into the top corner of the opposite side of the mask to create a strap that ties around your ears. (As seen in the picture on the right.)
Top Row: SC into each stitch along the top of the mask to reach the other side. Repeat SBrow 1 through Ear Strap steps to complete the second side of the mask.
Once you complete both sides, you can weave in any remaining ends.
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