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Koala eye mask free crochet pattern
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Thanks for checking out my Koala eye mask free crochet pattern. Eye masks are a great sleep aid for children, especially to help them nod off on light summer nights and daytime naps. They also make fun blindfolds too! The koala sleep mask is suitable for all ages. Its designed for kids but it will certainly fit adults too! The sleep mask is thick and sturdy and is decorated with koala ears, a cute nose and sleepy eyes. The mask has elastic around the back to hold it to the head.

How to crochet a koala eye mask

The koala sleep mask crochet pattern is easy skill level. You will need to know all your basic crochet stiches as well as having good sewing and tapestry skills. Overall its a very fast, easy crochet pattern. To make the crochet eye mask I used Aran (weight 4) yarn in 3 colours. I also used a 5mm crochet hook, elastic and a sharp sewing needle. The eye mask uses approximately 30g (60m/67yd) of yarn.

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  • 5mm crochet hook
  • Worsted weight yarn
  • 32cm elastic
  • Sewing needle
  • Scissors


  • Weight – Aran / Worsted / #4
  • Brand – Stylecraft special aran
  • A – Silver: 31 yards
  • B – Pale Rose: 31 yards
  • C – Black: 5 yards
  • Total – 67 yards

Size & Gauge

  • 2” x 2” gauge swatch = 6 rows of 7 hdc
  • Mask width – 18cm
  • Height – 8cm
  • Height including ears – 11cm


USA Terminology (UK Translation)

  • ch – Chain
  • dc – Double crochet
  • 2dc – 2 dc in 1 space (increase)
  • hdc – Half double crochet
  • 2hdc / 3hdc / 5hdc – 2 / 3 / 5 hdc in 1 space (increase)
  • sc – Single crochet
  • sl st – Slip stitch
  • st/sts – Stitch/Stitches

Pattern Notes

  • Chains and finishing slip stitches are not included in the stitch count
  • The last numbers in brackets are the total number of stitches in the round
  • Stitches separated with a comma are to be made in separate spaces. eg. (sc, 2sc) would mean sc in first stitch then 2sc in next stitch
  • Checking gauge is important for this pattern to ensure the mask fits
  • Start in same stitch
  • Not suitable for babies. Children must be supervised at all times while wearing sleep masks. Please remove sleep masks when children are sleeping or when they are unsupervised. Sleep masks are entirely for use at your own risk. I cannot be held responsible for any accidents arising from their use

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Koala eye mask – free crochet pattern

Let’s begin the Koala Eye Mask free crochet pattern! Don’t forget you can purchase a premium version of this pattern if you’d like to see more progress photos and less ads.

Eye Mask

Make 2, 1 in colour A (silver) and 1 in colour B (pale rose).

Round 1

  • ch x 18 then start in second ch from the hook
  • 2hdc, hdc x 15
  • 5hdc in last ch
  • hdc x 15 in ch’s on the opposite side
  • 3hdc in last ch
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1

(40 sts)

Round 2

  • 2hdc x 3, hdc x 15, 2hdc x 5, hdc x 15, 2hdc x 2
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1

(50 sts)

Round 3

  • (2hdc, hdc) 3 times
  • hdc x 15
  • (2hdc, hdc) 5 times
  • hdc x 15
  • (2hdc, hdc) 2 times
  • sl st to first st & ch x 2

(60 sts)

Round 4

  • 2dc, hdc x 2
  • (2hdc, hdc x 2) 2 times
  • hdc x 15
  • (2hdc, hdc x 2) 2 times
  • 2hdc, dc x 2
  • (2dc, dc x 2) 2 times
  • 2dc, hdc, sc, sl st x 9, sc, hdc, 2dc
  • (dc x 2, 2dc) 2 times
  • sl st to first st, fasten off & weave in ends

(72 sts)

Koala Nose

Round 1

  • Use yarn colour C (black)
  • ch x 5 & start in second ch from the hook
  • 2hdc, hdc x 2, 5hdc
  • On opposite side: hdc x 2, 3hdc
  • sl st to first st & fasten off
  • Sew nose onto the mask, do not cover the sl sts on the bottom

(14 sts)

Koala Eyes

  • Use yarn colour C (black)
  • Sew on eyes with a tapestry needle

Mask Assembly

  • Use yarn colour A (silver)
  • Place both pieces together, wrong sides facing each other
  • The front mask (colour A) should be facing you
  • Insert your hook through both pieces at the sc on the right hand side
  • sl st x 63 until you reach the last sc on the left side
  • Sew together the last 9 sl st sts. Ensure you keep the lines the same as the sl sts
  • Fasten off & weave in ends

Koala Ears

Make 2 koala ears

Row 1

  • Start with yarn colour B (pale rose)
  • hdc x 5 into a MR
  • ch x 1 & turn

5 sts

Row 2

  • Change to yarn colour A (silver)
  • 2hdc x 5
  • Fasten off

10 sts

Row 3-4

  • Starting a new piece, repeat rows 1 & 2 using only yarn colour A (silver)
  • Fasten off

2 rows

Round 5

  • Use yarn colour A (silver)
  • sl st x 10 to join both pieces together, wrong sides facing each other
  • Fasten off & sew onto the mask

10 sts


  • Cut 32cm of elastic
  • Sew the elastic onto the mask, 3cm overlapping each side mask (26cm should go around the head)
  • Using your crochet hook pull the excess elastic inside the mask to hide them
  • Weave in all ends