A few months ago I released a bundle of sleep mask crochet patterns (find it here) and now I’m back with more! Whilst this is the only one I have designed at the moment, I plan on doing more and making a second pack. If there’s any animals you want to see let me know in the comments. This giraffe sleep mask is very similar to my giraffe ear saver pattern, it’s just a bit bigger and doesn’t require buttons.

Giraffe Ear Savers

This new pattern is made in the same way as the previous sleep masks and requires the same materials. It is made using a 4mm hook and dk weight yarn – you’ll need yellow, brown, black and white. The ties have been made using three strands of yarn braided together but you could use some elastic or crochet some ribbing if you prefer. You may also want to sew some fabric onto the back of the mask to aid in blocking out light.

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Materials

Brown, yellow, black and white DK yarn

Yarn Needle 

4mm hook

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Abbreviations 

US Terms

ch – chain

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

hdc  half double crochet

dc – double crochet

trc – treble crochet

inc – 2 single crochet in same stitch

dc inc – 2 double crochet in same st

Face 

Round 1: Using yellow yarn ch 20, dc in 3rd ch from hook and next 16 chs, 6 dc in final ch. DO NOT TURN, continue working down the opposite side of the chain. dc in every ch, 5 dc in final ch, sl st with 1st st.

Round 2: ch 2 (does not count as st) dc inc, 16 dc, 6 dc inc, 16 dc, 5 dc inc, sl st with 1st st.

Round 3: ch 2 (does not count as st) dc inc, 17 dc, *dc inc, dc* 6 times, 16 dc, *dc inc, dc* 5 times, sl st with 1st st.

Round 4: ch 1 (does not count as st) inc, 18 sc, *inc, 2 sc* 6 times, 16 sc, *inc, 2 sc* 5 times, sl st with 1st st.

Fasten off

Eyes 

Round 1:  Using white yarn make a magic ring, ch 2 (does not count as st) 10 dc into ring, sl st with 1st st.

Round 2: ch 2  (does not count as st) 10 dc inc, sl st with 1st st.

Round 3: ch 2  (does not count as st) *dc inc, dc* repeat to end of round, sl st with 1st st.

Fasten off

Ears

Row 1: in yellow yarn ch 2, inc in the 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn (2)

Row 2: 2 sc, ch 1, turn (2)

Row 3: 2 inc, ch 1, turn (4)

Row 4: 4 sc, ch 1, turn (4)

Row 5: inc, 2 sc, inc, ch 1, turn (6)

Row 6: 6 sc, ch 1, turn (6)

Row 7: inc, 4 sc, inc, ch 1, turn (8)

Row 8: 8 sc, ch 1, turn (8)

Row 9: inc, 6 sc, inc, ch 1, turn (10)

Row 10: 10 sc, ch 1, turn (10)

Row 11: inc, 8 sc, inc, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 12: 12 sc, ch 1, do not turn, sc across edge to end, 3 sc in the tip of the ear then continue sc down the other edge to end. Fasten off, leaving a tail to sew. 

Fold the bottom corners of the ears so they meet in the middle and sew along the bottom edge.

Horns

Round 1:  Using brown yarn make a magic ring, ch 2 (does not count as st) 10 dc into the ring, sl st with 1st st.

Fasten off

In yellow ch 7

Row 1: sc in 2nd hook from ch and the remaining 5 chs, ch 1, turn (6)

Row 2: 6 sc, ch 1, turn (6)

Row 3: 6 sc (6)

Fasten off

Using a yarn needle, sew the brown circle to the end of the yellow rectangle.

Finishing 

Sew the eyes onto each end of the face then use a yarn needle and black yarn to stitch on the eyelids. Then, sew the horns above the eyes and the ears on either side of the face and weave in the ends. For the ties I have braided together 3 strands of yarn and secured a braid to each side of the eye mask. Alternatively you could use some elastic or crochet some ribbing. You may also want to back the mask with some fabric to aid in blocking out the light.

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