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.
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.
Brown, yellow, black and white DK yarn
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Using a yarn needle, sew the brown circle to the end of the yellow rectangle.
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.