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And now, for the pattern!
Settle in for a relaxing nap with this contoured eye mask. It’s made with 2 layers of single crochet in a tight gauge, to minimize gaps and block out light. For a more comfortable fit, short rows are used to create curved pockets over each eye. The instructions include options for either an elastic strap, or crocheted ties.
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Contoured Eye Mask
- 45-50 yds Worsted weight, cotton yarn
- Size I / 9 (5.5 mm) hook or size needed to obtain gauge
- Yarn or Tapestry needle
- Stitch marker
- Optional: 16 inches of 3/4 inch wide elastic
Intermediate – short rows, some working into sides of stitches for edging.
Adult – one size fits most.
13 sc x 14 rows = 4 inches. Mask works up quickly, so you can just use the first mask piece as a swatch – it should measure about 7.5 x 3.25 inches.
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together
- sl st = slip stitch
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- sp(s) = space(s)
Mask (make 2):
Ch 24 loosely.
Row 1 (RS): 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 21 chs, 2 sc in last ch (25 sc). Mark the first st of this row for later joining.
Row 2a: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 10 sts, sl st in next st, leaving 14 sts unworked (10 sc)
Row 3a: Ch 1, turn, sc in sl st, sc in next 8 sts, sl st in next st, leaving last st unworked. (9 sc)
Row 4a: Ch 1, turn, sc in sl st, sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog in next st and next unworked st from row 2a. (10 sc)
Row 5a: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog in next st and unworked st from row 3a. (9 sc)
Row 6a: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog. (7 sc)
Row 7a: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog. (5 sc)
Join yarn in 1st st from row 1 (marked st).
Row 2b: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 10 sts, sl st in next st, leaving 2 sts unworked (10 sc)
Rows 3b – 7b: Repeat as for rows 3a – 7a. Do not fasten off.
- Working in sides of rows along outside edge of second eye: ch 1, work 7 sc evenly spaced to top corner. (7 sc)
- Working in bottom of foundation chain: Ch 1, sc in each st across. (23 sc)
- Working in sides of rows along outside edge of first eye: ch 1, work 7 sc evenly spaced to corner. (7 sc)
- Working in stitches from row 7a: Do not chain, sc in each st across. (5 sc).
- Working in sides of rows along inside edge of first eye: Do not chain, work 7 sc evenly spaced along edge. (7 sc)
- Sc in unworked stitch from the middle of row 1 (1 sc)
- Working in sides of rows along inside edge of second eye: Do not chain, work 7 sc evenly spaced along edge. (7 sc)
- Working in stitches from row 7b: Do not chain, sc in each st across. Join with sl st to first st of edging. Fasten off. (5 sc).
Note: Mask piece should measure approximately 7.5 x 3.25 inches at this point.
- Optional elastic band: If using an elastic band, sew this into place before joining the mask pieces. Overlap the edge of the mask by a half inch on each side. Sew down securely on the wrong side of the mask, matching the thread color to the mask so it doesn’t show. Try to avoid sewing into the very edge of the stitches, as you will use those for the joining round. Do not knot/finish off your thread – leave enough to tack down the 2nd piece over the top of the elastic after joining.
- Joining: Hold masks with WS together so that the edges line up. Join yarn with sl st in any corner. Working through both thicknesses, (sl st, ch 1, sl st) in each st around. If you used elastic, when you get to that section, work through the front mask piece only across the elastic band. Continue working through both pieces after you pass the band.
- If you used the elastic band, with your remaining thread, sew top layer down over the elastic band to secure. This time, sew close to the edge. Fasten off thread and sew in end.
- Optional ties: If you didn’t use the elastic band, join yarn with a sl st in ch sp at outside edge (where you want the tie to be). Ch 60, sl st in back bump of 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, sl st in next ch sp at outside edge of mask, fasten off. Repeat for other side of mask.
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