The knit mask features 1 x 1 ribbing on either end and a dense seed stitch body. It’s worked from side to side, increasing stitches until you get to the widest part—the middle that will sit over your nose and mouth—followed by decreases to the other side. The knit ties are made by casting on stitches and immediately casting off—faster than working an i-cord but just as effective here.
This crochet mask pattern for adults uses worsted weight yarn. For our pattern we’ve used Red Heart Super Saver, but you can also use any CYC weight 4 yarn in your stash, such as Bernat Super Value, Caron One Pound or Lily Sugar’n Cream The Original.
The Yarnspirations team designed this mask following the CDC’s recommendation that homemade masks can be used to effectively help stop the spread of COVID-19. These masks are intended for use by the public, but not for healthcare practitioners.
These masks have not been tested.
Fit and cleanliness also affect the mask’s effectiveness. Be sure to wash your materials and mask regularly. These masks are to be used in addition to physical distancing measures and it’s still important to not touch your face while it’s worn.