Mardi Gras Mask for Kids
~ free crochet pattern ~

Mardi Gras is Tuesday, and believe it or not, this is the first Mardi Gras project I’ve ever made with my kiddos. We don’t really celebrate Mardi Gras, but thought it would be fun for the kiddos to learn about this holiday and have fun dancing around with their masks.

We browsed through photos of Mardi Gras celebrations on the internet and learned that the holiday signifies the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual fasting for Lent. We also studied the three main colors and what it represents. Purple symbolizes Justice. Gold symbolizes Power. Green symbolizes Faith. Then, it was time to crochet the masks! The two of them picked out the colors from my yarn box and I started hooking!

The masks were designed for kids (2-6 year olds, I would say?), but of course, you can adjust the size a bit by using lighter/heavier yarn or a smaller/larger hook. You can also adjust the beginning chains, but you will have to add stitches accordingly. This particular pattern is untested, so if you notice any errors or typos, please do let me know! 🙂

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PATTERN

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SUPPLIES

SPECIAL STITCH

  • Picot = Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook.

NOTES

  • Please read through the entire pattern before you start.
  • Finished size: 6.75” wide x 3.3” height (mask only, not including the feathers)
  • Please note I crochet tightly, especially for this mask so the shape stays put. Be sure the two eye circles fit before moving on to Round 1. If it doesn’t, adjust the size of the mask by using lighter/heavier weight yarn and/or smaller/bigger hook size.
  • You can also adjust beginning chains, but you will also have to add stitches accordingly.
  • Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning / end of rounds.
  • Gauge: 9 sc = 2 inches.

ABBREVIATIONS

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet decrease / sc two together
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
rep = repeat
* – * = repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed

PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Mask

With green yarn, ch 25, join with a sl st in first ch to form a circle; ch 27, sl st in the 25th ch from hook to form the second circle.

You should have two eye circles with a ch-2 in between for the nose.

 

Round 1:

[eye circle A] Ch 1. Work 1 sc in next 2 chs (top nose part). 1 sc in next 8 chs. 1 hdc. 3 dc in next ch. 2 hdc in next ch. 1 hdc. 2 sc in next 2 chs. 1 sc in next 11 chs. (32)

[nose] 1 sc in the back bump of next 2 chs. (2)

[eye circle B] 1 sc in next 11 chs. 2 sc in next 2 chs. 1 hdc. 2 hdc in next ch. 3 dc in next ch. 1 hdc. 1 sc in next 8 chs. (30) Join with a sl st to first sc. (64 total sts)

Round 2:

[eye circle A] Ch 1. 1 hdc, 2 dc in next 2 sts, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc in next 4 sts, 1 hdc, 2 dc in next st, 1 hdc, 1 sc in next 19 sts. (34)

[nose] sc2tog. (1)

[eye circle B] 1 sc in next 19 sts, 1 hdc, 2 dc in next st, 1 hdc, 1 sc in next 4 sts, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 2 dc in next 2 sts, 1 hdc. (34) Join with a sl st to first hdc. (69 total sts)

Round 3:

[eye circle A] Ch 1. 1 sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc in next 2 sts, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc in next 4 sts, 1 hdc, 1 dc, (1 dc, picot, 1 dc), 1 dc, 1 sc in next 6 sts, (1 sc, ch 8, sl st in 4th ch from hook, 1 sc), 1 sc in next 11 sts. (34 + picot + decorative loop)

[nose] sc2tog, sc2tog. (2)

[eye circle B] 1 sc in next 11 sts, (1 sc, ch 8, sl st in 4th ch from hook, 1 sc), 1 sc in next 6 sts, 1 dc, (1 dc, picot, 1 dc), 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc in next 4 sts, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 2 dc in next 2 sts, 1 hdc, 1 sc. (34 + picot + decorative loop) Join with a sl st to first sc. (70 total sts + 2 picots + 2 decorative loops) Fasten off and weave in ends.

Feathers

Small Purple Feather (make 2): With purple yarn, ch 8. 1 sc in second ch from hook, *1 hdc, 1 dc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc*, 2 sc in last st. This completes one side of the feather. Continuing on the other side; 1 sc in next st, rep * – * once, 1 sc in last st. Sl st to join. (15 sts)
Leave a tail for sewing and fasten off.

Medium Gold Feather (make 2): With yellow yarn, ch 10. 1 sc in second ch from hook, *1 hdc, 1 dc in next 5 sts, 1 hdc*, 2 sc in last st. This completes one side of the feather. Continuing on the other side; 1 sc in next st, rep * – * once, 1 sc in last st. Sl st to join. (19 sts)
Leave a tail for sewing and fasten off.

Large Purple Feather (make 1): With purple yarn, ch 14. 1 sc in second ch from hook, *1 hdc, 1 hdc, 1 dc in next 7 sts, 1 hdc, 1 hdc*, 2 sc in last st. This completes one side of the feather. Continuing on the other side; 1 sc in next st, rep * – * once, 1 sc in last st. Sl st to join. (27 sts)
Leave a tail for sewing and fasten off.

Finishing

Arrange feathers in position and sew in place using yarn tail & needle.

Cut six strands of yarn (two of each color), about 5.5” long. Fold in half and attach to top of each side of mask.

Cut a 9-10” piece of elastic. Attach elastic band to each side of your mask, adjusting to fit as needed.

Embellish mask with yarn, rhinestones, buttons…anything you can think of to make your mask one-of-a-kind!

Enjoy! ♥

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