Hello! Welcome to Couch Surfer Crochet!
I hope you all are healthy and well. I know times are crazy and we all feel a little lost.
I know a lot of people can sew and are helping their communities by sewing masks. I cannot sew to save my life, but I CAN crochet. I had seen the idea of “mask savers” from one of my friends in the medical field. I knew I could quickly write up a pattern to make some. These are worn on the back of the head to hold the straps from the masks. Those masks can really hurt the ears after prolonged wear.
I put out the idea on my Facebook page, and just today I finished 40 of them that I am sending off to the local cancer center. If you want to make some of these, just post on social media to see who in your community could use them!
What you will need:
Scrap yarn, cotton preferable for washing and bleaching
Matching buttons (2 per mask saver)
Ch 20 (I also made some Ch 25 for a slightly larger head size)
Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each st across until last stitch
3 hdc in last st
Working on opposite side of starting ch, hdc in each st to until last stitch
3hdc in last st, sl st and fasten off, weave in ends
Sew button on each end
And there you have it! Quick and easy, and a good way to use up yarn scraps.
If you make any of these I’d love to see them!
Also, I’m sure there are many other ways to help! If you know any other places that accept donations please share them in the comments!
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Please, please, please feel free to share your work with me! Half the joy of creating is sharing it! You can post your work here in the comments, on my Facebook page, or you can join the Couch Surfer Crocheters FB Group!