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This crochet sleep mask with 3D eyes looks hilariously cute. Make it for yourself or for someone who could use a good night’s sleep. The easy mask pattern includes a video tutorial and can be created by crocheters of all skill levels.
We’ve reached day 9 of the 2023 Advent Calendar Mystery Crochet Along! Each day, from December 1st through December 24th, I’ll be posting one free pattern for last-minute Christmas gifts right here on my blog. These unique patterns may be silly and fun, classy and elegant, or simple and practical. But you never which the pattern I will release, so make sure to visit every day to discover a new surprise!
Today’s easy pattern leans more to the silly side but it can also help you do some serious napping. Introducing the crochet sleeping mask with 3D eyes! Wear it to block out the light so you can get restful sleep after days of stressful holiday prep. But if there are others around, you may also want to use earplugs, because chances are, the goofy frog eyes on this mask will have them laughing out loud.
These crochet eye masks would be the perfect gift to make when you need something quick for a white elephant gift exchange. Or make it for that person who is always “just resting their eyes.” It would also be a fun gift for kids to use at bedtime. No matter how you use it, this cute sleep mask is a great way to give a practical gift that’s also so much fun.
And of course, you can always change the green yarn to suit the recipient’s favorite colors. The suggested yarn, Premier Cotton Sprout, comes in 38 different colors, so you’re sure find one that your loved one will like. It works up into a soft fabric that will feel good on the skin. As an added bonus, if you use coupon code DecMCAL20, you can get 20% off Cotton Sprout through December 24, 2023. You can also use similar yarns that you happen to have in your stash. Any good quality cotton worsted weight yarn will work.
Even if you’re a first time crocheter, I’m confident that you can make this pattern. It’s made with basic stitches – almost entirely in the single crochet stitch – and uses simple increases and decreases. Like all patterns in this MCAL, it includes a full video tutorial just in case you need extra help. Just follow the pattern and then add ribbon ties so the mask can be adjusted for comfort. It’s that simple!
So let’s get started.
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If you need more easy crochet patterns for gifts, you might like these also:
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- Gift Card Holder Envelope
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- Gift Tissue Box Cover
So, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this festive pattern.
How to Crochet the Sleeping Mask with Frog Eyes
Materials you will need
- Premier Cotton Sprout Yarn (worsted-weight cotton yarn, 100 g/180 yds) -> use coupon code DecMCAL20 for 20% off Cotton Sprout until December 24, 2023
- 4.0 mm crochet hook -> I used a WeCrochet Dots Crochet Hook
- tapestry needle (yarn needle)
4 sts x 4 rows = 1 square inch
7 x 3.25 x 1.25 inches
Crochet Abbreviations and Stitches used in the pattern
Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE (US crochet terms)
- st/sts = stitch/stitches
- ch = chain
- sl st = slip stitch
- sc = single crochet
- sc dec = single crochet decrease
- invisible join
Video Tutorial of the Crochet Sleep Mask with Frog Eyes
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Written Pattern for the Sleeping Mask with 3D Eyes
Sleeping Mask (in lime)
R1: ch 6, starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the rest of the chains, turn
R2: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each st till the end
R3-6: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each st until you have 2 sts left, 2 sc in the last st
R7-14: 1 sc per st, turn
R15-16: 1 sc dec, 1 sc in each st until you have 2 sts left, 1 sc dec over those 2 sts, turn
R17: 1 sc dec, 1 sc in each st until the end of the row, turn
R18-20: 1 sc per st, turn
R21: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each st until the end of the row, turn
R22-23: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each st until you have 2 sts left, 2 sc in the last st
R24-31: 1 sc per st, turn
R32-35: sc dec, 1 sc in each st until you have 2 sts left, 1 sc dec over those 2 sts, turn
Now evenly crochet all around the outer edge of the entire mask, 1 sc per st or per row. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
2 Eyeballs (in white)
R1: make a Magic Ring (magic circle), add 6 sc to the ring, close the ring, use a stitch marker
R2: 2 sc per st
R3: * 1 sc in the first st, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * all around
R4-5: 1 sc per st
2 Eye Pupils (in black)
R1: make a Magic Ring, add 6 sc to the ring, close the ring, use a stitch marker
R2: * 1 sc in the first st, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * all around
Sew the pupils on top of the eyeballs and sew a small line for the reflection.
4 Eyelids (in lime)
R1: ch 8, starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc per ch, turn
R2: 3 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each st until the last 2, 3 sc in the last st, turn
R3: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each st until the last 2, 2 sc in the last st, turn
Now sew the eyeballs to the right side of the sleeping mask, and stuff it slightly once you are about ¾ of the way around.
Then sew the eyelids on the top and bottom of the eyeballs.
Glue or sew on a piece of ribbon or crochet a strap for the eye mask. Optionally you can also use a long elastic strap.
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