Thursday, December 27, 2012

Crochet Sleepy Owl Mask

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, you will need to whip up one of these crochet sleepy owl masks and get yourself some much needed sleep! 

Crochet Sleepy Owl Mask Pattern
Size: One size fits most

- Worsted weight yarn ( I recommend Vanna's Choice)
- Size J Crochet Hook (use smaller hook for a smaller mask, larger hook for a larger mask)
- Tapestry needle
- Ribbon
- Small piece of fleece

ch = chain
SC = single crochet
HDC = half double crochet
SC decrease = single crochet decrease
DC = double crochet

Mask Pattern:
Ch 5, 2 SC in second chain from hook, SC in next 2 stitches, 2 SC in last stitch, ch 1, turn
Row 2: SC in each stitch, ch 1, turn (6 SC)
Row 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 4, 2 SC in last, ch 1, turn
Row 4-8: SC in each stitch, ch 1, turn (8 SC)
Row 9: SC dec, SC in next 4, SC dec, ch 1, turn
Row 10: SC in each stitch, ch 1 turn (6 SC)
Row 11: SC dec, SC in next 4, ch 1, turn
Row 12: SC in each stitch, ch 1, turn (5 SC)
Row 13: 2 SC in first, SC in next 4, ch 1, turn
Row 14: SC in each stitch, ch 1, turn (6 SC)
Row 15: 2 SC in first, SC in next 4, 2 SC in last stitch, ch 1, turn
Row 16-20: SC in each stitch, ch 1, turn (8 SC)
Row 21: SC dec, SC in next 4, SC dec, ch 1, turn
Row 22: SC in each stitch, ch 1, turn (6 SC)
Row 23: SC dec, SC in next 2, SC dec, ch 1, turn
Continue to sc around entire mask, fasten off weave in ends.

Eyes (Make 2):
Magic ring, make 10 HDC in magic ring, join, ch 2
Round 2: 2 HDC in each stitch around (20 HDC)
fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto mask.

Stitch the eyelashes on with a tapestry needle and black yarn. Here is a helpful video on how to do this by 

Chain 5, SC in second chain from hook, HDC in next, DC in next two
fasten off leaving tail to sew onto mask.

Now you can sew eyes and nose onto the mask.

You can leave it as is, but the yarn might be a little itchy against your skin. So I used a piece of scrap fleece (all I had on hand was blue), traced the mask onto the fleece and cut out a piece that was the same size. I then used a blanket stitch to sew it onto the backside of the mask.

Use five 10 inch strands of yarn for each "ear." It can be multiple colors. Pull the yarn through one stitch on each end of the mask, knot and trim to desired length.

Now you can use ribbon (as I did) for the straps or you can crochet straps. I used two pieces of ribbon, pulled it through a stitch on the edge of each side, and use a little dab of hot glue to secure one end down. You can now tie the ribbons together to keep the mask on your head, or use some velcro to make it adjustable and a little more secure.

Now enjoy some rest and relaxation!

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  1. that is so cute,thanks for the free pattern ,going to make them for my daughters

  2. You are so awesome, this is my favorite place to come to look for things to crochet.

  3. oh my GOSH! I <3 this!! SO making this after my 2 orders are done!

  4. This is so unique and darling! Thanks a bunch. Owl always come back for more! ;)

  5. This is so cute....just shared on my facebook page

  6. This has been pinned! It is just amazingly cute - certainly a project for a rainy day xxx

  7. This is TOO cute!!! Love love love!!

  8. This is adorable! Would be such a cute present for a little princess :-)

  9. This one is really funny and adorable!Love it!

  10. Sooooo cute! Thank you so much for the pattern! You are very talented!

  11. Totally just pinned this onto my Gift Ideas for next year board. Thank you for a fun, free pattern :-)

  12. You always make such great things, clever girl!!
    And you share too lol.

  13. Simply sweet. A dream must be too sweet ! Loving it.

  14. so cute. I recently started loving Owls. I'm not a great crocheter so I'll probably ask my sister to make me one. Thanks for sharing :)

  15. you're amazing :3 that's so cute <3

  16. Hi Sarah ..I am a new knitter from Greece ..thank you for your free patterns ..happy new year ..this is my blog gunaikeies-upotheseis.blogspot

  17. Awesomely cute! Thank you for the free pattern. :-)

  18. I have just found you, but I think your things are exactly what I need to fill in those "need to crochet something" feelings. I never start anything because I never finish because I take on something too big for my time! Can't wait. I think this is going to be the first = )

  19. So adorable!!! Thank you very much for the free pattern! xoxo

  20. This is so cute! I have chronic fatigue syndrom. I often have to rest durning the day so I try to keep a sock or wash cloth handy to put over my eyes! Can't wait to try this instead!

  21. Nice. I think I will use elastic in place of the ribbon.

  22. ahhh i just finished mine, made it light blue and it is so darn cute! thank you for all your beautifuly made patterns!

  23. Love, love, love!!! Just finished making one, thanks so much for the pattern!

  24. What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of owl crafts! Check it out here:

    Have a great day!

  25. I work overnights and can't wait to make for me and my co- workers

  26. Thank you for this cute pattern. Will make for my daughters and am sure my granddaughters will want one too :)

  27. Hi, I'm lovin owles, and I like your one very much, sooooo cute... I translated your pattern in German and I'm just going to try it tonight... I would like to know if I may post this translation in my blog - of course with a link to your describtion. That would be great!
    Greetings from Germany,

  28. This is a great way to get everyone into the habit of regularly wearing a sleeping mask, not only for fun, but for good health. It's a necessity if your bedroom isn't totally darkened (pitch black). That means, no light seeping in around window coverings or doors, or from electronics.

    I write about the benefits in my website ... "Research has proven that artificial night light suppresses melatonin production. Melatonin production is essential to get deep restorative sleeps and ward off major diseases like cancer."

    "And, research confirms that blocking out artificial light helps to greatly reduce tumor growth in breast cancer ... and prostate cancer."

    Check out: (breast cancer focus) and (prostate cancer focus)

    Can't wait to make myself a "Sleepy Owl Mask". Thanks Sara, for sharing your pattern.

  29. My grandkids are going to love these , one of my grandaughters just loves owls. She is going to be tickled pink. Can't wait to see her face when I give it to her. Thanks!

  30. Just wanted to say thank you so much for this tutorial. I made mine with cotton yarn- Lily and Cream. It turned out fabulous and I didn't have to line it! The cottony feels great against the skin and doesn't itch at all. Just wanted to mention that idea for others. I'm a seamstress too, so I used elastic and stitched it down. This mask was perfect to give me something fun to wear to bed. I wear a sleep mask every night as it helped force me to keep my eyes closed and sleep at night instead of thinking about all the things I have to do the next with the kids. Love that I now have a cute one! My little 4 year old asked me to make one for her too!

  31. That was good.. Thank you for sharing.. nice creation.

  32. Hey!! I just meet you days ago. I like this proyect thanks so much!! I have done it !!Congratulations!!!!! Very pretty and original creation!!

  33. These are very cute. I cannot wait to try them. I belong to a non-profit organization that raises money for diabetes research grants to people in the medical field at universities. I am kicking around the idea of these as gift to people who make a donation to that research fund (100% of money goes to research, so the cost of these would be donated by me. I could attach a card with the link)

  34. I am the grandmother of 5 little girls, OMGosh my oldest grandaughter is Owl crazy She's gonna love this. I am also connected to a womens and childrens shelter, I think they will really make the girls feel so special. I just discovered your website I am really looking forward to all the new patterns you have to offer.

  35. I am the grandmother of 5 little girls, OMGosh my oldest grandaughter is Owl crazy She's gonna love this. I am also connected to a womens and childrens shelter, I think they will really make the girls feel so special. I just discovered your website I am really looking forward to all the new patterns you have to offer.

  36. Love this!! Almost done with one but I'm stuck on the eyelashes. There's a missing link to demonstrate. Can you provide

  37. Made this for one of my daughter's friends and now my daughter really wants her own, lol. The other owl sleepy mask has flown away with it's new friend but whenever I complete the one for my daughter, I'd love to share a picture of it!
    Love your blog! So much creativity!

  38. I have made one after this pattern, thank you for sharing

  39. An 11 year old friend just came in and asked if I could make this someday. Less than an hour later is is done and she is very happy. Thank You for such a cute and easy pattern.

  40. Hi I made it in blue P.S. do I have to add eyes and a nose?

  41. Absolutely darling pattern!!! Planning to make them as gifts for my Yoga students. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful ideas!

  42. How sweet! I am going to make this for my daughter,She works nights as a nurse! Thank You for sharing!

  43. The link to demonstrate the eyelashes is missing.

  44. How absolutely adorable! Thank you very much!!

    Lee Ann

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  45. Thank you for sharing this lovely tutorial! Check out my 20+ Owl free crochet patterns - Your craft is included in the list. Hope you like it! :)