Friday, April 17, 2020

Crochet Mask Helpers Two Ways, Free Crochet Pattern + Video


Mask Helpers are a great way to keep elastic off of the ears to reduce soreness after wearing face masks for a long period of time.  Easy to stitch crochet strips have a button on either side to hook the elastic mask loops on.  This pattern and video has two versions of the helpers...a vertically stitched "stretchy" version and a horizontally stitched "sturdy" version.  A great project to make for personal use, but also consider donating them as well!



Want a little help? There's a full video tutorial below too! 

Crochet Mask Helpers Two Ways
By Jennifer Dickerson

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Click below to watch a full video tutorial on how to make this project:
 


  • I (5.5 mm) crochet hook 
  • Cotton dishcloth yarn (I used Scrubby Smoothie from Red Heart in the "Brite Pink" colorway)
  • Tapestry Needle 
  • Scissors 
  • Tape Measure
  • 2 buttons
Sizing:
  • 5 inches long
  • 1-1.5 inches inches wide


Instructions for "stretchy" (vertically stitched) mask helper:

Chain 6

Row 1: Work a sc in the 2nd ch from the hook.  Work a sc in each ch across.

Row 2: Ch 1 and turn.  Work a sc in each st across.

Repeat row 2 for approximately 5 inches or desired length.

Instructions for "sturdy" (horizontally stitched) mask helper:


Chain 18

Row 1: Work a sc in the 2nd ch from the hook.  Work a sc in each ch across.

Row 2: Ch 1 and turn.  Ch 1 and turn.  Work a sc in each st across.

Rows 3-5: repeat row 2.

Finishing + Assembly (both versions):

Fasten off and weave in ends.  With matching piece of yarn, sew buttons to each end of the helper as shown. 


© Jennifer Dickerson 2020

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