Free Ski Mask Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cauldron
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Crochet Ski Mask

Free Crochet Pattern: Basic Ski Mask


Crochet Ski MaskPLEASE NOTE: I am no longer offering support for patterns. Sorry for any inconvenience.


I put this ski mask crochet pattern together after my son requested a custom ski mask and I couldn’t find a pattern that had the bridge between the eyes–only open ones. This is the basic mask. Mine will be embellished eventually, but I can see this with stripes or different colors as variations of my plain black one.

This mask fits an adult. There will be some gathering in the back.


Size I Crochet Hook
Medium Worsted Weight Acrylic Yarn (I used Hobby Lobby’s “I Love This Yarn” in black. Beware, it used the majority of the skein, so don’t start off with a half skein or less and expect to complete it.)


SS – Slip Stitch
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet

Ski Mask Side


Chain 2.
Row 1: 8 HDC in second chain from hook, pull tight. (8)
Row 2: 2 HDC in each stitch around. (16)
Row 3: *2 HDC, HDC* around. (24)
Row 4: *2 HDC, HDC x 2* around. (32)
Row 5: *2 HDC, HDC x 3* around. (40)
Row 6: *2 HDC, HDC x 4* around. (48)
Row 7: *2 HDC, HDC x 5* around. (56)
Row 8: *2 HDC, HDC x 6* around. (64)
Row 9-21: HDC around. (64)
Row 22: HDC x 21. Chain 10, skip 10 stitches. HDC x 2. Chain 10, skip 10 stitches. HDC x 21. (64)
Row 23: HDC x 21. Slip stitch in each of the next 10 chain stitches. HDC x 2. Slip stitch in each of the next 10 chain stitches. HDC x 21. (64)
Row 24: HDC x 21. Slip stitch in each of the next 10 slip stitches. HDC x 2. Slip stitch in each of the next 10 chain stitches. HDC x 21.
Row 25-41: HDC around. (64)
Row 42: SC around. Finish off and weave in ends.

  • Madeline
    Posted at 21:52h, 19 November Reply

    Would you tell me what the astrics mean? Like in row 3

    • Sabrina Williams
      Posted at 18:59h, 20 November Reply

      Sure! The asterisks mean you repeat everything between them. So in row 3, you’ll repeat 2 half double crochets, 1 half double crochet around for the entire row.

      • Laurentina Fonseca
        Posted at 04:13h, 06 November Reply

        Is there a way we can talk? I am really frustrated.

        • Sabrina Williams
          Posted at 10:55h, 10 December Reply

          Can you be more specific about the trouble you are having? I can try to help.

  • Karna
    Posted at 18:29h, 22 November Reply

    Thankyou for the pattern. My husband will love his ski mask when I am finished making it!

    • Sabrina Williams
      Posted at 22:42h, 27 November Reply

      You’re welcome! We’d love to see pics of your finished mask!

  • G.
    Posted at 21:12h, 27 November Reply

    I’m having trouble understanding something – a few years ago, worsted weight yarn was 4-ply. Why is it suddenly 10-ply? Is it a different kind of yarn than the kind with which I am familiar? (Red Heart Super Saver, as opposed to the Hobby Lobby “I Love This Yarn” you mention) I can’t find an explanation anywhere. As far as I knew, the ply meant how many separate “strings” there are if you separate/untwist the yarn strand.

    • Sabrina Williams
      Posted at 22:40h, 27 November Reply

      I’m not sure what you mean. I’ve always known worsted weight as 10-ply yarn. As far as I know, Red Heart Super Saver and Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn are both medium worsted weight yarn.

    • Katheryn
      Posted at 01:54h, 25 December Reply

      The 4 that you see on Worsted Weight yarn is not the ply count. It is the weight of the yarn. Red Heart Super Saver, Loops and Threads Impeccable, Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn, Caron Simply Soft, are all a weight 4, worsted weight yarn. In Red Heart, the strand will divide into 4 equal strings, but some weight 4 yarn, like Caron Simply Soft, divides into 3 strings.
      Hope that helps.

      • Sabrina Williams
        Posted at 15:55h, 27 December Reply

        Thanks for clarifying that, Katheryn! That makes a lot more sense!

  • Nicolette
    Posted at 15:01h, 28 November Reply

    I am making your pattern for a ski mask for my husband for Christmas. I found your pattern on Ravelry. He wanted one without a mouth hole but typical ski mask eyes instead of the one open slit for them. I am using Red Heart Super Saver in Camouflage, it is 4ply worsted weight and seems to be working out just fine? I will try to get you a picture when I am finished. I am just starting row 25.
    Thank you!!

    • Sabrina Williams
      Posted at 08:48h, 29 November Reply

      Honestly the whole ply thing is confusing me. As long as it’s medium worsted weight, it should be fine. I edited the pattern to reflect that. Would love to see pics when it’s finished!

  • cristy
    Posted at 22:10h, 29 November Reply

    Thank you for the Pattern, I am making it for my Son -n – law I really think he will like it.

    • Sabrina Williams
      Posted at 22:25h, 29 November Reply

      You’re welcome! We’d love to see pics when it’s finished.

  • margecurtis
    Posted at 14:47h, 02 December Reply

    apparently this pattern is worked not joining???

    • Sabrina Williams
      Posted at 21:05h, 03 December Reply

      Correct. Use a stitch marker to keep track of your rounds. This way you can avoid a seam.

  • vanessa braddy
    Posted at 11:42h, 20 December Reply

    I am a beginner and I’m making this for my hubby. I need instruction for row 4 and then hopefully I can carry on from there. Thank you in advance.

  • Connie Pfinder
    Posted at 11:57h, 11 February Reply

    Hi, I was wondering if the mask part of this could be rolled up and worn as a beanie. I have been looking for a pattern for one that could that to accomidate for changes in weather conditions while out and about. Thanks.

    • Sabrina Williams
      Posted at 17:29h, 06 March Reply

      Yes, you should be able to do that. I based the pattern on a regular beanie pattern.

  • Bonnie
    Posted at 15:41h, 24 April Reply

    Using this as a base to make a Darth Vader mask. o.O

  • Bonnie
    Posted at 21:36h, 24 April Reply

    after getting down to the row for the eye holes, I figured I should try it on for size. Followed all steps, using the right hook size and by this pattern the hat is too tight for my head. I tore it all the way back to the end of row 8 and increased more by two more rows. Hoping that helps with the size.

  • Joe M.
    Posted at 19:00h, 22 September Reply

    Thanks so much for the pattern!!!!!

  • Taylor
    Posted at 12:00h, 10 November Reply

    Hi, I was just wondering how to do the mouth portion. It stops at the eyes and then continues to the end. Thanks!

    • Sierra Stewart
      Posted at 13:48h, 18 August Reply

      This is probably too late, but I have figured doing this around row 35ish should work. I haven’t tested it, but the hole is the same size as the eyeholes, but centered. You could work up or down from that row to wherever you want to place it. I hope it maybe helps, or even works!
      HDC x 27. Chain 10, skip 10, HDC x 27 (64)
      HDC x 27. Slip stich in each of 10 chain. HDC x 27 (64)
      HDC x 27. Slip stich in each of 10 slip stiches. HDC x 27. (64)

  • Taylor
    Posted at 12:01h, 10 November Reply

    Sorry, just realized it doesn’t have a mouth hole. Have an suggestions on which row to do the mouth?

    • Sabrina Williams
      Posted at 10:56h, 10 December Reply

      Sorry, I’ve never done one with a mouth. Wish I could help!

  • Kelly
    Posted at 20:36h, 03 December Reply

    Is it just me or do the numbers not add up right after row 3?? It sais 8 then 16 then 24 then..32..problem there it should be 36 right??? If I did 32 I would be skipping stitches wich would create holes..I’m not joining after the row ends and I’m marking the beginning of each row..still I’m ending up with the 36 for row 4 not 32 which makes the subsequent rows bigger..anyone having the same problem?? Kelly

  • she godw
    Posted at 15:49h, 18 October Reply

    is there anyway of getting a free pattern for a ski mask/balaclava. hubby works on building site so need it to have a mouth hole as other wise will just get wet and freeze. Am only a learner so all help tips and advice greatly received.

    • Sabrina Brawley
      Posted at 19:50h, 26 October Reply

      I’m sorry, but I don’t have a pattern with a mouth and right now am unable to create one. You might be able to alter my pattern to add one! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Felecia
    Posted at 15:56h, 03 December Reply

    I’m confused. The pattern say *2 HDC, HDC x 2* am I doing 1 row 2 HDC then 2 rows of HDC?

    • Sabrina Brawley
      Posted at 18:46h, 03 December Reply

      Anytime you see asterisks in a crochet pattern, it indicates the part that will be repeated. The stitches are all on the same row, but you will make one HDC in each of the next two stitches, then 2 HDC in the next stitch, and repeat that until the end of the row. Does that make sense?

  • Linda Thornton
    Posted at 14:53h, 20 January Reply

    Hi! I, too, AMA beginner crocheter and I don’t understand the “x” mark instructions. Please explain. Thanks!

    • Sabrina Brawley
      Posted at 19:22h, 20 January Reply

      I’m sorry, but I’m not sure which part you’re referring to. Can you explain more?

  • Rachelle C.
    Posted at 11:05h, 26 December Reply

    Hi. I love this pattern and I appreciate you sharing it. I have read through the comments and didn’t find the answer I was looking for…can you tell me what the leave out to make the eye portion one long eye opening instead of an opening for each eye? thanks in advance.

    • Sabrina Brawley
      Posted at 20:48h, 11 July Reply

      Sorry, but I am no longer offering support for patterns.

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    Posted at 14:03h, 06 January Reply

    […] I set aside my current projects to make something for myself BECAUSE IT IS REALLY COLD! I was going to buy myself a ski mask (aka a balaclava) when I thought that I could just crochet one myself. I made a two-piece one already for a small child. I did some searching on the internet and came across this pattern. […]

  • R. Hendricks
    Posted at 19:18h, 13 January Reply

    Ms. Sabrina, I applaud you on biting your tongue with all the requests (Help me I don’t know how to read crochet instructions) These beginners need to learn how to READ CROCHET… that’s the hardest part… The rest is like learning to ride a bicycle.

  • Amy Salter
    Posted at 23:01h, 23 January Reply

    If I’m not mistaken, the “x” Just means to do that particular stitch a specific number of times before repeating where the “*” is. For example, row 4 would mean 2 HDC is the first stitch, HDC in the next stitch, and HDC in the next stitch. Then you’d repeat that process 7 times for a total of 8 times, which would be 32 stitches.
    Row 5 would then be 2 HDC is the first stitch, HDC in the next stitch, HDC in the next stitch and HDC in the next stitch. Then you’d repeat that process 7 times for a total of 8 times, which would be 40 stitches (5 stiches times 8).
    Hope that helps (and hope I’m thinking of this correctly 😊)

  • Carol Bouchard
    Posted at 16:38h, 02 February Reply

    I just wondered if you are still answering questions here?

    • Sabrina Brawley
      Posted at 20:47h, 11 July Reply

      I’m sorry, but I am no longer offering support for any patterns.

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