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Crochet Moss Face Mask

Moira has been crocheting since she was 14 years old. She loves experimenting with small crochet projects.

The moss stitch is one of my favorite stitch patterns because it's easy. The alternating sc and chain produces a soft crochet fabric.

This pattern includes:

  • Video tutorial of the moss stitch pattern
  • Tools and material
  • Pattern notes
  • Written pattern with photo tutorial (in video format) how the repeated rows are done
  • Adding a filter insert

This pattern is part of the One-Hour Crochet Face Masks

If you are sick, then wearing a mask will help you prevent getting others sick... The mask reduces the amount of ... droplets that get out into the environment and contaminate the air or surfaces where another person can come into contact with them.

— M. Patricia Fabian, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health at Boston Univers

Tools and Material


  • Cotton yarn


  • 3.5mm crochet hook is used on this pattern but you can other sizes depending on you skill
  • Needle
  • Scissors

American Crochet Terminology

AbbreviationMeaning Remarks









Single crochet



Half double crochet



Double crochet



sl st

Slip stitch


Foundation chain


Double crochet together

The indicated stitches together. Ex. 3dctog - holding back the last loop of all the stitches, make first stitch of space indicated (2 loops on hook), make second stitch into the stitch or space indicated (3 loops on hook), make the third stitch (4 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through all 4 loops on hook

Crochet Moss Stitch: Watch at 1:00 and 2:30


Pattern Notes

As shown in the picture above, this design uses an adjustable ear handle. It is meant to be tied at the back of the head, freeing the ears from tension.

The rows where the stitch pattern are worked are not crocheted from edge to edge. This is to give more length in this area.

Written Pattern

Foundation Chain (FC): Ch 36.

Row 1: Sk 1 ch, 13 sc, 4 hdc, 5dc in same st, 4 hdc, 13 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, 3 sc, 3 hdc, [sc, ch 1, sk 1 st] 13x, sc.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in sc, [sc in ch-sp, ch 1] 12x, sc in ch-sp, sc in sc.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in sc, [ch 1, sc in ch-sp] 12x, ch 1, sc in sc, 3 hdc in Row 1, 3sc in Row 1.

Row 5: Ch 1, 3 sc, 3 hdc, [ch 1, sc in ch-sp] 13x, sc in sc, 3 hdc in Row 2, 3 sc in Row 2.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc [ch 1, sc in ch-sp] 13x. This is just like Row 2.

Row 8-19: Repeat Row 3-6.

Row 20: Ch 1, 13 sc, 4 hdc, 5dctog, 4 hdc, 13 sc.

Working the ear handles:

Ch 27, sl st to FC, 15 sc in ch27-sp, ch 25, 24 sl st beginning at the 2nd ch from hook, 15 sc in ch27-sp.

Sl st all stitches in Row 20.

Ch 27, sl st to FC, 15 sc in ch27-sp, ch 25, 24 sl st beginning at the 2nd ch from hook, 15 sc in ch27-sp.

Weave in loose ends.

Photo Tutorial Rows 2-5 (Repeat)

A Thinner, Smaller Version

I crocheted another one of the Moss Face Mask in pink cotton yarn using 2.0mm to demonstrate how Rows 2-5 are done. Aside from that, I realized that the first one I made was too warm for our tropical weather.

I started with a foundation chain of 40. In Row 1, I did 15 sc, 4 hdc, 5 dc in same stitch, 4dc, and 15 sc. In the rows where the moss pattern was repeated I began and ended with 4 sc and 4hdc. (See the second picture.)


Keep Safe and Wear a Crochet Face Mask


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© 2020 Moira Durano-Abesmo