During this last week, I have tried and tested countless crochet masks. My goal was to make 4 ninja masks in the theme of the TMNT. 9 masks later I finally got it! I love the technique of making this mask and am very proud to say I came up with it. Now that I have made so many (using this pattern I have written out for you) I already have many more ideas for masks that I plan to test out in the upcoming weeks. So find a ninja or superhero near you and create them a mask of their own!
Ninja Turtle Mask
Medium weight yarn (Red Heart Super Saver or I Love This Yarn)
Using H hook
Yarn Needle (for weaving in your ends)
Iron and wet cloth (for killing yarn)
A Super Hero 😉
HDC- Half Double Crochet
DC- Double Crochet
HDC 3 Together
Row 1: CH 116, turn, skip 1 CH. SC in next 40 CH, HDC in next CH, DC in next 9 CH, 2 DC in next 2 CH. 3 DC in next CH. 2 DC in next CH. HDC in next CH. 2 HDC in next CH. HDC 3 together. 2 HDC in next CH. HDC in next CH. 2 DC in next CH. 3 DC in next CH. 2 DC in next 2 CH. DC in next 9 CH. HDC in next CH. SC in next 40 CH. slip stitch into the same chain. CH 1, turn.
Row 2: (working on the other side of the CH) SC in same CH and next 47 CH. CH 8. Skip 8 stitches. SC in next 3 CH. CH 8, skip 8 stitches. SC in next 48 CH. CH 1, turn.
Row 3: SC in the same stitch and next 37, HDC in next stitch, DC in next 9 stitches, DC into next CH. 2 DC in next 2 CH. 3 DC in next CH. 2 DC in next CH. HDC in next CH. 2 HDC in next CH. HDC in next CH. HDC 3 together. HDC in next CH. 2 HDC in next CH. HDC in next CH. 2 DC in next CH. 3 DC in next CH. 2 DC in next 2 CH. DC in last CH. DC in next 9 stitches. HDC in next stitch. SC in next 38 stitches.
Row 4: CH 1, SC around the entire piece. Join to first SC.
Now you need to weave in your ends. Lay the piece on a flat surface and kill the acrylic yarn! To do this you will need to lay a wet washcloth or towel over the piece and iron it. For a “How to kill acrylic yarn”check out Moogly’s tutorial! *tip* killing and letting it air dry will help the fit