Fat Tuesday is just over a week away so I decided I would try to find some Mardi Gras themed crochet projects to do. The first thing I did was search YouTube for Mardi Gras Crochet Patterns hoping that I would get lucky. There were a lot of videos but not really what I had in mind. There were Jester’s hats and Crowns but what I really wanted to see was a Masquerade Mask. There were plenty of tutorials for making masks out of other materials but not really any for crochet. So then I went to Google and searched for Masquerade Mask Crochet Patterns.
Red Heart has a free pattern – Masquerade Fancy Mask – but it still wasn’t what I was envisioning.
So I decided to design my own Masquerade Mask!
Crochet Project/Design Notes – Masquerade Mask
- For this project I used Caron Simply Soft medium weight (4) yarn in color Gold.
- I used a Size F/5 3.75mm hook
Now this is my very first REAL design/pattern. I have tweaked other patterns before and combined stitches for “free-form” afghans, but I came up with this gem completely on my own.
I am really pleased with how it came out. I hand wrote notes for every stitch, but have not typed it up yet. Before I post the pattern to share with everyone, I want to type it up and try to recreate it exactly just from my notes. If I am successful I will certainly post it as a free pattern for anyone that wants to make one.
I think this would look really nice with some glitter, sequins, and feathers glued on to it, but I did not have any of those things. I will need to stock up on shiny things and some spray starch or other fabric stiffener product. I only had extra hold hairspray so I sprayed a lot of that on it. It didn’t stiffen up as much as I would have liked. I plan on painting a skewer purple and attaching it to one side of the mask with some ribbons. So it would be the type of mask that you hold up to cover your eyes. I imagine ribbons or elastic could also be used to secure it to your head.
I am hoping to have a written pattern ready to post within a day or two. Right now I need a little break from my hooks – it is really exhausting to design a pattern! Bravo to the wonderful designers that do this full time so that we can all have lovely crochet projects without having to think too hard. 🙂
Thanks for reading!
~Tami – Tanglewood Knots