I hope you are well. It’s a difficult time for all of us. the health of many people is now at risk and not everyone can get protective equipment, such as face masks. I understand that a crocheted mask is less effective than a medical mask, but it is better than nothing.
There are no medical masks in my city now, so I made this crocheted face masks for my family. I want to share a pattern with you and give detailed instructions. In addition, I’ll tell you how to make a filter for the mask to enhance its effectiveness in protecting our health.
I use cotton yarn because it has better hygroscopicity. I crochet all with single crochet stitches to get a denser mask for maximum protection.
- Rubi cotton 100 gr/ 187 m, 3 ply
- crochet hook 4 mm
- needle and thread, scissors
- bandage and cosmetic cotton sponges
Measurement: face mask is approx. 7 inches length and 4.8 inches wide.
Abbreviations Used (In American Terms)
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
trc = treble crochet
sl st = slip stitch
How to crochet face mask:
Row 1: Ch 35, Sc in the second Ch from the hook and next 33 sts., turn (34)
Crochet the next six rows with a decrease of 2 stitches each row (pic. 1):
Row 2: ch1, sc 32, turn (32)
Row 3: ch1, sc 30, turn (30)
Row 4: ch1, sc 28, turn (28)
Row 5: ch1, sc 26, turn (26)
Row 6: ch1, sc 24, turn (24)
Row 7: ch1, sc 22, turn (22)
Row 8: ch1, sc 20, turn (20)
Row 9: ch1, sc 26, turn (26)
Row 10: ch1, sc 34, turn (34)
Row 11-15: ch1, sc 34, turn (34)
Crochet the next seven rows with a decrease of 3 stitches each row (pic. 2):
Row 16: ch1, sc 31, turn (31)
Row 17: ch1, sc 28, turn (28)
Row 18: ch1, sc 25, turn (25)
Row 19: ch1, sc 22, turn (22)
Row 20: ch1, sc 19, turn (19)
Row 21: ch1, sc 16, turn (16)
Row 22: ch1, sc 13, turn (13)
Row 23: ch 1, sc 22, turn (22)
Row 24: ch1, sc 34 (34)
Row 25: sc all around
Straps: Ch 35 both sides.
How to make a filter:
A filter is needed to increase the protective barrier. To make a filter, I use a bandage and cosmetic cotton sponges. You can also use paper towels, or even several layers of thick cotton.
Unfold the bandage, put it inside the mask. put cosmetic sponges tightly. Fold bandage in half, cut it off. The filter is ready. You can fix it with a needle and thread or hot glue.
The filter must be changed every time after use. The mask must be washed separately from other clothes and ironed for several minutes.
How to decorate a face mask:
Cats always cheer me up, so I decided to make cat decor here.
- acrylic yarn 100 g / 180 m,
- crochet hook 4 mm ,
- sewing needle, a needle for embroidery.
How to crochet cat’s nose:
Make Magic Ring.
Ch 3, 3 trc in ring, 3 dc in ring, Ch 1, 1 trc in ring, Ch 1, 3 dc in ring, 3 trc in ring, Ch 3, slip stitch in ring. Fasten off. Tighten the ring.
Try on the mask and determine where your nose is. Sew a cat’s nose to this place. Using an embroidery needle, make a mouth and whiskers. Done! Meow!
Take care of yourself! Health to you and your family!
Love, Ana (Bohemian Cat)
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