First, let me be clear on this - crochet masks are not proper replacement for medical masks.
When this epidemic started and people began making crocheted masks - I thought to myself "there is no way in hell, I am making one". And I was quite adamant about it even my family urged me to make some. I do sewed some (they are at the bottom of this post), because believe it or not - when the virus spread started we had a sudden shortage of masks and we couldn't buy any for a day or two. Hubs and Eva go to work, so they needed ones and that's when I decided to sew them. I know they are also not proper replacement - but better something than nothing, right? I am more keen on sewn masks, because you can wash and iron them (eco-friendly, yay!) and even wear an ordinary mask underneath for increased protection.
But, a couple of days ago a friend sent me this picture which I reposted on Instagram.
And it was then the idea of crocheting a flower mask started gnawing at me. Day by day, it tormented me and eventually I gave way!
I have already made a narrower and more romantic version of this mask, and I plan to add both versions in my etsy shop.
Hubs teased me as what I am to do with it once the epidemic is over - to which I replied I am replacing the ties with longer ones, making another "mask" and having both joined into a unique bikini top. Ha!
Here are the masks I sewed - these are the only washed ones - each of us have 4-5. Mine and Eva's are the floral ones, the boys have them in... well... boyish patterns.
The pattern is now in my shop!