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For full Instructions please download this PDF: Download owleyemask.pdf
Step 1: Chain 39 stitches
Step 2: Use one as the original turning stitch then single crochet 10 lines of 38 stitches.
Step 3: Cast off the crochet.
Step 4: Start crocheting again in the 8th stitch from the edge.
from this position fan stitch 7 single crochets into the 9th stitch (or however many it needs to make a semicircle)
Step 5: Once this is done single crochet round the fan being careful to anchor each line into the main rectangle so it makes a joint up fabric. (It took me 7 lines of singe crochet until the end of the semi circle met up with the end of the base rectangle.)
Step 6: Repeat this on the other side. (It should leave a nose sized gap in the middle)
Step 7: Crochet round the entire mask in a contrasting color to hold everything together and give it a nice edge.
Optional Extras (Owl)
Step 1 : The eyes are just a crocheted circle ending up with 42 stitches, I then did one round in brown and the next in white with 6 picot stitches to create a ruffle. The inside of the eye is just a loosely embroidered diamond.
Step 2: The beak is made from ten single crochet stitches which are naturally reduced by not using a turning stitch. I then crocheted once around the triangle to give it a nice finish.
Step 3: Sew everything up!
Become a night time owl!!!!!!!!!!!!