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Crochet Eye Mask Free Pattern & Video Tutorial

Welcome to the third instalment of our Summer Holiday Series.  If you enjoyed creating your Crochet Sunglasses case in Part One and your cute AirPod Pouch in Part Two, you're going to love today's project: a delightful Crochet Eye Mask Pattern


and eye mask crocheted in colourful cotton


Designed with relaxation and comfort in mind, this eye mask is perfect for those sunny afternoon naps or long-haul flights. In part 3 I will provide you with everything you need and a free pattern to crochet a Granny Chic Eye Mask.  Let's dive into the details and get crafting!  


Recap of Parts 1 & 2


Before we jump into our latest pattern, let's take a quick look back at the first two parts of our series:


Part 1: Sunglasses Case Pattern – We kicked off our series with a chic and protective sunglasses case. This pattern was designed to keep your shades safe and stylish, featuring our signature granny square motif.


Part 2: AirPod Case Pattern – Next, we introduced an adorable and functional AirPod case. This pattern brought together style and practicality, ensuring your earbuds are always protected and easy to find in your bag.


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Free Crochet Eye Mask Pattern


Now, for the star of Part 3! Our Crochet Eye Mask Pattern is not only a great addition to your travel essentials but also a fun and quick project to whip up. Made with soft yarn and designed to block out light, this eye mask will help you catch those much-needed Zs no matter where you are.


Whether you are a crochet queen or just starting out, this tutorial will guide you through the process of crocheting the Granny Chic  Eye Mask.  We will start by taking a look at the essential tools and equipment needed to crochet this soothing mask, the stitches and techniques used and cover troubleshooting tips and tricks too.


colourful crochet eye mask


Is This Pattern Suitable For Beginners?


A beginner that is confident with the basics and is ready for a new challenge, can easily master this pattern, as it uses only simple stitches and techniques.  Using the JAYG (join as you go) method may be new to you, but the  video tutorial is there to give you that extra guidance you need for a successfully finished project.



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Materials and Tools Needed


Before you get started you will need a few basic materials. The yarn, the heart of your creation, comes in various textures and colours; choose one that highlights your own personal style. Cotton yarn is recommended for this project.


A smaller hook than normal is used to create a stiff dense fabric.  Don’t forget essential accessories like scissors, and a tapestry needle for sewing in ends.  While not essential stitch markers can help keep track of stitches.



Exploring the Granny Flower Eye Mask Pattern


We will begin with making a ring to work our first stitches into, and then crochet in rounds to form the flower petals using double crochet stitches. Groups of stitches worked  into the same place are known as clusters (or granny clusters).  Half of the shape is then transformed into a square by introducing treble crochets in the corners, the other half of the motif remains gently rounded.


Before we begin let's look at the basic stitches we will be using -

  • Single crochet:  Insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop,  yarn over and pull through all loops
  • Double crochet:  Yarn over, insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop,  yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over pull through 2 loops
  • Treble crochet:   Yarn over twice, insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull though 2 loops twice, yarn over and pull through remaining loops


Pint it!

eye mask pinterest pin


Eye Mask Video Tutorial 


A video tutorial is provided for visual learners.  It will show you step by step, how to crochet the motifs, how to join them using the JAYG (join as you go) method, how to add the crochet ties and sew in the lining.  Follow along with the  video, pause, slowdown or rewind and rewatch as needed.



Granny Chic Eye Mask


Materials 

Cotton Yarn Aran / Worsted weight in 2 colours

4mm hook

Darning needle & embroidery needle

Soft felt & Embroidery thread


Finished Size

Approx. 8x4 inches (21x11 cm)


Difficulty

Easy - medium


Abbreviations US Terms (UK conversion)

sc- single crochet (double crochet)

dc - double crochet (treble crochet)

tr – treble crochet (double treble)

ch - chain

sl st - slip stitch

st(s) - stitch(s)

sp(s) - space(s)

gcl - granny cluster

mc - main colour

cc - contrast colour


About the Yarn:

Cases pictured were crocheted in -

  • Drops Paris, which is a wonderfully versatile Aran weight yarn.  Drops Paris comes in 50g balls in many appealing colours.  Each ball is 75 metres (82 yards).
  • Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Ombres is Aran weight and comes in a gorgeous variety of colours.  Each 56.7g ball has 86 metres


You can purchase the yarn here at The Wool Warehouse.  I often buy yarn from here and can thoroughly recommend them.  I am not affiliated with them in any way.



Lilly Sugar & Cream ombres


Alternative Yarns:

Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran


Special stitches

Granny cluster - 3dc in same sp.  


Pattern Notes:

  • Read the whole pattern carefully before starting
  • US terms are used throughout
  • A smaller hook than usual is used to create a stiff dense fabric
  • Ch3 at the start of a round counts as dc
  • Ch4 at the start of a round counts as tr
  • In rounds 2, 3 and 4 stitches are placed in the spaces between the groups of stitches from the previous round
  • Motifs will be joined using the JAYG (join as you go) method, if you have never used this method before it is recommended to watch the video

colourful crochet eye mask


Motif Pattern


With cc ch4 and join with sl st to form ring.


Round 1 ch3 (counts as dc), 11dc into ring, join with sl st to top ch3.  (12dc)


Round 2 sl st into sp between sts, ch3, dc in same sp, [2dc in next sp] repeat around, join with sl st to top ch3 and fasten off.  (24dc


Round 3 join mc in any sp between groups of 2dc from previous round, ch3, 2dc in same sp, sk next 2 sts, gcl in next and every sp around, join with sl st to top ch3.  (12gcl)


Round 4 sl st in each st to next sp, ch4, 2tr in same sp, ch1, 3tr in same sp (1st corner), gcl in next 2 sps, [3tr, ch1, 3tr] in next sp (2nd corner), gcl in next 2 sps [gcl, dc] in next 4 sps, gcl in next 2sps, join with sl st to top ch4, fasten off.  (34dc, 12tr, 2 ch1 sp)


Eye Mask


1. Make 1 full motif. 

2. Make 1 motif up to and including round 3, but do not fasten off


With your first partial motif follow round 4 and at the same time join with sl sts to a full motif as follows –


Joining


1. Holding both pieces with wrong sides together and partial motif at the front,sl st in each st to next sp, work 1st 3 sts of pattern then insert hook into corner of motif you are joining to, and sl st, then ch1 and finish  corner with 3tr

2. Insert hook into next sp of the motif you are joining to and sl st, gcl in next sp, repeat this until you reach the next corner ending with sl st into motif you are joining to

3. 3tr in next sp, join with sl st to other motif and ch1, finish corner with 3tr in same sp

4. Continue with round 4 to finish motif 

5. Gently pull your crochet piece into an even shape, place on top of felt and draw around the joined motif

6. Cut the felt and set aside


Border & Ties


1. With right side facing, with sl knot on hook and cc join with sc to top left corner sp (this will be in the middle of your piece where 2 corners are joined)

2. Sc in next 17 sts, sc in sp between gcl, ch 70 (or more if you require longer ties), fasten off leaving a short length of yarn so stitches do not unravel (a little over half an inch)

3. With sl knot on hook sl st into side of last sc worked, sc in next st and each st to next corner

4. Sc in corner sp, sc in sp between joined motifs and in next corner sp

5. Repeat steps 2 and 3

6. Sc in corner sp and sp between join, join with sl st to starting sc

7. Fasten off and weave in ends


Finishing


1. Pin felt to the back of eye mask

2. With embroidery thread attach the felt with a running stitch

3. Fasten off


stitched eye mask lining


Common Mistakes and Fixes

  • Uneven Edges:  If your edges appear uneven, ensure you are crocheting with consistent tension and count your stitches regularly.
  • Loose Stitches:  Loose stitches can compromise the structure. Use a smaller hook size if your stitches are consistently loose.
  • Skipped Stitches:  Skipped stitches can leave gaps. Use a stitch marker to keep track of your place and double-check your work regularly.



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