Crochet Lace Mask

The below pattern is my original. Please let me know if there are any errors. Feel free to use it for charity, personal, and theatrical use. Please do not sell for profit. Yarn: 2-ply lace weight Hook: 1.5mm Additional supplies: about 12” of 20 gauge wire pair of needle nose pliers wire cutters Needle and matching thread 1” wide ribbon, approximately 2 yards Small swatch of matching fabric, ribbon, or swatch of crochet made with your yarn. Abreviations (US): Sl st = slip stitch; Ch = chain; Sc = single crochet; Dc = double crochet Trc = triple crochet

Begin by cutting the length of wire in half. Take each half of the wire and fold in over on itself to make a loop. Twist the loop shut to make an oval approximately 1”x 2”. The twisted end will be the inside corner of the eye of the mask. Each of the eyes is crocheted separately, however the pattern is the same for both. Eye Pattern:

Round 1: Sc loosely around the wire, beginning at the inside corner (twisted section) and working around. This took me 65 sc, but depending on your stitch size, you may have to add more to make sure that the wire is completely hidden. Sl st in 1st sc to join.

Then resume your * to * pattern. sc) Outside Edge: Round 1: Working from the front of the mask. Then finish the round with 1 dc in each sc until you are back at the twist. Ch 2 and sl st in the 2nd ch of the ch2 that you started with to join. then resume your * to * pattern. This creates the same arch. end with a sl st into the ch 1 that began the round. ch3. If they overlap and you are happy with that. 27 dc into loop Round 2: Ch4. Ch 12. ch 16. . this may mean that the lace of the two eyes is touching. *2dc in the next sc. Repeat the original arch. Ch 12. *2 trc in next st. then sl st into the 3rd picot on the other side of the nose. 1dc in each sc for 27 st. you with ch 16 and sl st into the next picot. Otherwise. After 3 repetitions. Now. sc into next st. Skip 2 st and sc into the next st. and skip the next 4 picots. skip 2 st. use the excess wire to bind the two eye pieces together.Round 2: Ch2. Ch 16 again. ch3. you can crochet the center medallion pattern below and sew that over the wire at the bridge of the nose. sl st in the next picot. go ahead and stitch them down. In each of the next two st. skip the next 4 picots. The last arch will be partly worked over the twist. sc into the trc you just made. overlapping. ch3. (trc. or even separated completely leaving exposed wire. Repeat from * to * 2 additional times. Round 4: Ch1. Round 3: Ch3. trc into next st. ch3. Sl st into 3rd ch of the ch3 that began the round. Repeat from * to * 3 more times until you have made it around back to the center (between the eyes) at the bottom. then 1 trc in each of the following 2 st* Repeat * to * 2 more times. Depending upon the size of your face. 6 dc in the ch2 space made during the previous round. attach your yarn to the third picot from the center top of the nose bridge on the right (the eye that will be over your left eye when its on. sl st in the next. then sl st into the 5th. sc into the trc) in each of the next 5 st. Ch 12 again. Once you have made both eyes. 2 Completed Eye Pieces Skip 2 st. 1 trc in each dc of the previous round for 28 st. Again. Then 1 trc in each dc of the previous round until you are back at the twist. Center Medallion (not pictured): Ch10. (trc. skip 4 picots. but over 3 st instead of 6.) Ch 12. ch3. then 1dc in the following sc* Repeat * to * 4 more times. These loops will hold the ribbon when the mask is finished. 3 more times. (dc then ch1) into each dc of the previous round Round 3: Ch1. then sl st into the next picot. sc into the trc you just made. sl st in 1st ch to join Round 1: Ch3.* From * to * should create an arch with picots on the edge. and fasten off your yarn.* Repeat from * to * Instead of ch1 to get to the next picot. *Skip 2 st. sc into the trc) into the SAME stitch again. *Ch 1 and sl st into the next picot. ch16 instead of ch 1 between the picots that separate your ch 12 spaces (as you did on the other side). trc in next st. Ch 1 and then sl st to the other eye. ch3. (trc. Leave enough space for the bridge of your nose. in the dc st you made in the last round. into each ch 1 space of the previous round (sl st. from * to * above. sc into the trc) twice. sl st into the 5th.

sc22 times. Each should be sewn onto one of the ch16 loops. since everyone's overlap at the nose will be different. In the ch 16 spaces that you made as ribbon loops. or yarnwork on the inside of the mask to cover any exposed wire near the bridge of the nose. .Sl st into the picot that started the round. Cut your 2 yards of ribbon into 4 equal lengths. try a ch 11 skipping only 3 picots) Round 2: In each ch12 space (3sc. When you reach the point where you started. Sl st in each ch1 space to move to the next ch 12 space. and try it on! The wire is bendable. If you don't think its going to work out. ribbon. Weave in all of your ends. so it can be custom molded to fit the wearer. fasten off. (You may have to fudge it a little bit during this round. ch3) 5times. then sew or glue a small scrap of fabric. Press and starch your lace mask. then 3sc.

dc in each remaining dc around. sl st in the 2nd ch from hook and in each of the next 58 ch’s. dc in the next sl st. join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. yo and pull through all 4 remaining loops on hook. 2 dc in each of the next 10 ch’s. 2 dc in each of the next 10 ch’s. dc in the next sl st.Masquerade Mask Materials About 1 ounce of worsted weight cotton yarn Crochet hook size G for adult size or F for child size Ch 20. sl st in the 20th ch from hook. insert hook in next ch and pull up a loop. decrease over the 3 nose ch’s between eye loops as follows: (yo. dc in each of the next 7 ch’s. dc in each of the next 2 ch’s. ch 60. ch 23. ch 1) 13 times. sl st in the 20th ch from hook (this will form two eye loops with a nose ch-3 between the eye loops) Round 1: Ch 3 to count as the first dc. Fasten off. sl st in the next dc) 15 times. dc in the base of each of the next 3 nose ch’s. (66 dc) Round 2: Ch 3 to count as the first dc. ch 60. yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook) 3 times. (sl st in the next dc. To shape: Push “ruffling” along bottom of mask toward the center for the “nose”. . (66 dc) Round 3: (Ch 1. dc in each of the next 7 ch’s. Weave in ends. join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. sl st in the 2nd ch from hook and in each of the next 58 sl st’s. dc in each of the next 2 ch’s. sl st in each of the next 38 dc. dc in the base of the next ch (where the loop is attached with a sl st). join with a sl st in the first sl st.

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