Moira has been crocheting since she was 14 years old. She loves experimenting with small crochet projects.
The seed stitch pattern is one I would recommend to a beginner. The alternating pattern of an sc and dc, where the dc bends down to the height of the sc produces its seed-like feel. When crocheted in loose tension, it results into a breathable mask with a lovely texture. Coupled with a filter insert, protecting others becomes easier.
This pattern includes:
- Photo tutorial (presented as a short video) of a special stitch side hdc which is used to close the gap
- Tools and material
- Pattern notes
- Written pattern
- Adding a filter insert (recommended video)
This pattern is part of the One-Hour Crochet Face Mask
- One-Hour Crochet Face Masks: A Treasury of Stitch Patterns
A collection of free crochet face mask patterns using beautiful stitch patterns with instructions on how to adjust the pattern, place a filter insert and care for the face mask.
Material and Tools
- Cotton yarn (light colors are recommended for better hygiene)
- 3.5 mm crochet hook is used on this pattern but you can other sizes depending on you skill
Worked in tight tension: pronouced texture but NOT breathable
Worked in loose tension: beautiful texture plus breathable
American Crochet Terminology
Half double crochet
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
See tutorial below
This face mask is worked similar to the moss face mask, where some rows are not worked from edge to edge. I've included the photo tutorial (in video) below to give you a perspective of how these rows are done
In addition, because these rows end in dc-sc-dc, which gives it height, I've included a special stitch called side hdc to keep it from gaping open.
As for the ear handles, I used the chainless sc but these ca be easily substituted with other styles. The video below shows how a chainless sc is done.
Foundation Chain (FC): Ch 32.
Row 1: Sk 1 ch, 13 sc, (2 sc in same st) 5x, 13 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, 3 sc, 3 hdc, [sc, dc] 12x.
Row 3: Ch 1, [sc, dc] 12x.
Row 4: Ch 1, [sc, dc] 12x, 3 hdc in Row 1, 3 sc in Row 1.
Row 5: Ch 1, 3 sc, 3 hdc, [sc, dc] 12x, 3 hdc in Row 2, 3 sc in Row 2.
Row 6-17: Repeat Row 2-5 3x
Row 18: Ch 1, 3 sc, 10 hdc, (2dctog) 5x, 10 hdc, 3 sc.
Working the ear handles:
26 chainless sc, sl st ALL stitches of FC, 26 chainless sc, sl st all stitches in Row 28.
Weave in loose ends.
Protect Others: Wear a Mask
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