In many countries, including Germany, it’s mandatory to wear some sort of protection when you go outside. It’s almost impossible to buy face masks as they’re sold out everywhere. Luckily we can crochet our own! This cute mouse or cat face mask is easy to make, fun to wear and will look super Mice🐭 on you!
Note: this mask will not replace the ultimate preventative practice of hand washing or social distancing nor prevent you from contracting a respiratory illness. It’s just a fun way to cover your mouth.
How to make a cute & easy cat face mask
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
~ Katia Capri – color grey (50g, 125m/137yds)
~ Little bit of black and pink yarn scraps
~ Crochet hook 4mm
~ Start with a long tail end which is long enough to make 25 chains later
~ Turning chain does not count as a stitch
~ Turn your work at the end of each row
Make a slip knot and leave a long tail end. Ch 33.
R1. 1 sc in 2nd ch from your hook and next 5 ch, 1 hdc in next 5 ch, 1 dc in next 10 ch, 1 hdc in next 5 ch, 1 sc in next 6 ch, ch 1, turn (32)
R2. Work this row in the back loops only.
1 sc in next 6 sc, 1 hdc in next 5 hdc, 1 dc in next 10 dc, 1 hdc in next 5 hdc, 1 sc in next 6 sc, ch 1, turn (32)
R3 – R14 repeat R2 (32)
R15. ch 25, join with sl st in bottom corner of face mask, ch 1
Repeat on the other side: insert hook in 1st st and use tail end to ch 25, join with sl st in other corner of face mask, ch 1
With pink: ch 2,
R1. 2 sc in 1st ch, turn (2)
R2. 2 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in 2nd st (4)
Fasten off and weave in the ends
Mark the 5th and 6th dc. Place the nose in line with the mark. Sew the nose and whiskers with a tapestry needle and weave in the ends.
1. long tail end
2. ch 33
3. start in 2nd ch
4. 1st sc in 2nd ch
5. total 6 sc
6. 5 hdc
7. 10 dc
8. 5 hdc
9. 6 sc
10. ch 1 and turn your work after every row!
11. work in the backloops (bls) only
12. 6 sc
13. 5 hdc
14. 10 dc
15. 5 hdc
16. 6 sc & this is our 2nd row
17. total of 14 rows
18. ch 25
19. join with a sl st in the bottom corner. Fasten off
First side finished now go to the tail end
22. use tail end to ch 25
23. join with a sl st in the upper corner
24. fasten off
26. ch 2 with pink for the nose
27. 2 sc in the 1st ch
28. ch 1 and turn your work
29. 2 sc in the 1st st
30. 2 sc in the 2nd st
31. finish off
32. place a mark between the 5th and 6th dc
33. place the nose in line with the mark
34. fix the nose with a tapestry needle
35. weave in the ends
36. the nose 🙂
37. sew the whiskers with a tapestry needle
38. sew the whiskers with a tapestry needle
39. and…you’re done!
To make it easier, I’ve made a video tutorial showing you how to make this cute & easy face mask.