Happy Frida Friday!
Today I want to share with you how to create your own Frida Kahlo face mask.
Frida was a bad-ass! I hope you feel safe, empowered and like a bad-ass when wearing it. Pattern writing is something I have been wanting to do for a long time now, I just didn’t’ feel ready. Today! I am feeling ready and I am very excited to be sharing this Frida Kahlo inspired pattern with you as it is the first of many.
Note: This pattern does not include instructions for the flowers, I will be sharing that pattern next week. I ran out of time, this time. So stay tuned.
I am new to pattern writing, so if you find any mistakes please let me know.
- Skill level: advanced beginner
- Hook 4mm
- Acrylic Yarn (Medium 4)
Yarn colors needed: skin tone, black, red, and 2 or 3 for the flowers.
- MR: Magic Ring
- ch: chain
- sc: single crochet
- hdc: half double crochet
- sl st: slip stitch
Note: Leave your yarn tails a bit longer so you can fasten off towards the center where the liner will help hide them.
Let’s get started. Let me know if you need any help.
Face & Hair
Row 1: Ch. 31, turn
Row 2: sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc across (30), ch. 1 and turn.
Row 3: 6sc across, 18hdc across, 6sc across, ch. 1 and turn. (30)
Repeat for Rows 4-7, *Switch to Black at the end of row 7 (30)
Row 8-10 (Repeat Row 3) in Black for the hair (30)
Fasten off and weave in ends. * Make sure it fit’s your face properly and it is the height you need. You can add more rows of black hair if necessary.
Black yarn. Make 2.
MR, 8sc, sl st to close ring.
Note: After you have made the eyes and brow, position them towards the center to create the face. Attach them before embroidering the mouth.
Embroider with red yarn.
Ch. 40 (2 in black & 2 in skin color)
Sew to each corner.
Create 3 or more flowers and attach along the black hair line.
*Note: When attaching flowers make sure they are sew down closer to the section where the skin tone meets the hair color. I attached mine a bit too high and it slightly blocks my vision. It’s annoying. So beware.
Add a fabric liner to the other side and it is ready to wear. Good luck! Enjoy!
Tag me in your photos #khaoscrafts I would love to see what you create.
You can find the pattern for the flowers here
Please remember, a face mask will not protect you from viruses, staying home and washing your hands often does. This is just an extra layer of protection and it’s meant to keep your face away from your hands and keep your coughs and sneezes from landing on other people.