Crochet Face Mask (Free Pattern)

With everything going on at the minute, and the amount of conflicting information available, it is very difficult to know what to do for the best. I have seen lots of articles saying that face masks should not be worn by the general public because they do not work and are only meant to be used for a short time. However, I have also seen plenty of articles saying that every little helps and that we should be wearing masks, just like other countries are doing, and that if they do nothing else, at least they stop you from touching your face whilst outside, and potentially stop you from infecting other people if you are a carrier but are not showing symptoms. That last point was enough for me to make face masks for my family. We are mostly staying at home, and we are extremely lucky to be able to, but the thought of possibly being a carrier and infecting someone who does not have that luxury or may have underlying health issues, does not sit well with me at all. A few days ago, I sat down and wrote out a pattern for face masks. I made three sizes, adult, child and toddler, and will share all three with you today. It is, of course, up to you whether you choose to wear masks in public, but, for me, the pros far outweigh the cons.

To make your own face mask, you will need some double knit yarn (I used two strands held together), a 4mm, 6mm or 6.5mm hook, a pair of scissors and a yarn needle. You will also need some type of cotton material, to be used as a lining. The masks work up very quickly and they are very easy to make.

Adult:

1. with a 6.5mm crochet hook and two strands of double knit yarn held together, ch25, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 5sts, hdc in 4sts, dc in 4sts, hdc in 4sts, sc in 6sts

2-11. ch1, turn, sc in 6sts, hdc in 4sts, dc in 4sts, hdc in 4sts, sc in 6sts

12. ch1, turn, *sc2tog, sc in 2sts*, repeat from *-* to end, bind off

13. with wsf, join yarn at bottom corner, ch1, *sc2tog, sc in 2sts*, repeat from *-* across bottom edge, bind off

14. with rsf, join yarn at top corner of mask, ch1, sc2tog in every stitch down the side of the mask (7)

15. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc3tog, sc2tog (3)

16. ch12, turn, join with slst in last st of row, bind off

17-19. repeat rows 14-16 on opposite side of mask

20. weave in all ends, line with cotton and wear!

Child:

1. with a 6mm crochet hook and two strands of double knit yarn held together, ch25, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 5sts, hdc in 4sts, dc in 4sts, hdc in 4sts, sc in 6sts

2-11. ch1, turn, sc in 6sts, hdc in 4sts, dc in 4sts, hdc in 4sts, sc in 6sts

12. ch1, turn, *sc2tog, sc in 2sts*, repeat from *-* to end, bind off

13. with wsf, join yarn at bottom corner, ch1, *sc2tog, sc in 2sts*, repeat from *-* across bottom edge, bind off

14. with rsf, join yarn at top corner of mask, ch1, sc2tog in every stitch down the side of the mask (7)

15. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc3tog, sc2tog (3)

16. ch12, turn, join with slst in last st of row, bind off

17-19. repeat rows 14-16 on opposite side of mask

20. weave in all ends, line with cotton and wear!

Toddler:

1. with a 4mm crochet hook and two strands of double knit yarn held together, ch25, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 5sts, hdc in 4sts, dc in 4sts, hdc in 4sts, sc in 6sts

2-10. ch1, turn, sc in 6sts, hdc in 4sts, dc in 4sts, hdc in 4sts, sc in 6sts

11. ch1, turn, *sc2tog, sc in 2sts*, repeat from *-* to end, bind off

12. with wsf, join yarn at bottom corner, ch1, *sc2tog, sc in 2sts*, repeat from *-* across bottom edge, bind off

13. with rsf, join yarn at top corner of mask, ch1, sc2tog in every stitch down the side of the mask, sc in last st (7)

14. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc3tog, sc2tog (3)

15. ch12, turn, join with slst in last st of row, bind off

16-18. repeat rows 13-15 on opposite side of mask

19. weave in all ends, line with cotton and wear!

I hope you have enjoyed this free pattern. If you make anything from my patterns, please tag me on social media (@adeleuyancrochet) so I can see. I love to see what you have been making. Or why not join our Facebook group to show off your creations. For now, stay safe and happy crocheting!

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