With the rising need for face masks, I wanted to create an easy DIY crochet version with a 100% renewable resource. 100% wool is perfect because it is also antibacterial and hypoallergenic.
And the best part about wool is that it can be felted. I find that when you crochet a face mask, it leaves rather large holes from the crochet stitches. So by felting the finished crochet face mask, these openings are mostly closed and it becomes a thick wool fabric.
So really just a perfect combination! Wool comes also in many colors so you can select your favorite.
I also created a face mask pattern with fabric and crochet. It is a great no sew option but still with fabric as the main part. You can view it here.
As well as a Crochet Pattern for Face Mask Buddies to save your ears if you are wearing masks a lot.
This face mask is for personal use and not meant as a medical device or to prevent decease.
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- Patons Classic Wool Yarn – 100% wool, medium weight
- Crochet Hook Number 4mm
- Bowl with hot water for felting
Crochet Terms (US):
- Ch- Chain
- Sp – Space
- St – Stitch
- SC- Single Crochet
- DC- Double Crochet
This crochet face mask is made in two parts. First we create the mask, felt it and then add the loops for the ears. We add those later so that they are not felted but still have the little give from the crochet loops. If we would felt them with the felted face mask, they would be too stiff.
This face mask crochet pattern uses concise crochet terms. So 5sc means make 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts.
ROW 1: Ch 31, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn
ROW 2: ch 1 (does not count as st), sc across, turn
ROW 3-16: ch 1 (does not count as st), 4sc, 22dc, 4sc, turn
ROW 17-18: ch 1 (does not count as st), sc across, fasten off and weave in all ends
Now you need to felt the wool so it become one piece of fabric and won’t show all those holes you get when you crochet.
It is really easy to do that as long as you used pure 100% wool.
Take a large bowl and fill it with boiling water. Then but the mask in the water and swirl it around there for about 10 minutes.
When it is cold enough to take in your hands, squeeze out the water and rub the mask around in your hand so the fibers that stick to each other. Check to see which areas still need more felting and concentrate on those. Also make sure to form it into a mask since felt can be formed at this stage.
Then let it dry completely.
And finally, you need to add the loops for the ears: start at one corner, attach the yarn and ch30. Then attach it to the other side with a slip stitch or needle.
Do the same on the other side. you can also make them longer or shorter depending on your needs. Make sure it fits!
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Make the loops for your ears bigger or smaller depending on your face. This is the best part about making it yourself. You can make it so it fits perfectly.
I hope you find this face mask crochet pattern helpful and easy to work with. Comment below if you have any questions and show off your creations here and on Instagram #kaileacrafts