No more itching and painful ears for the doctors and nurses we love! This quick and easy sore-ear saver will hold their masks in place without the chafing. Two buttons hold the elastic loops and they’ll be good to go!
This simple little project is a sore ear saver. Simply hook the elastic loops of a face mask over the buttons and stop the chafing.
This is a perfect project to work up with scraps and just a few minutes of time. Save an angel when you make these in bulk and donate them to your local hospital.
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How to Make the Sore Ear Saver Mask Holder
- Lion Brand Hometown USA, super bulky weight #6 yarn. (100% acrylic, 81 yds/74 m per 5 oz/142 g skein) Scrap length.
- 6.60 mm (US K) Crochet Hook
- 2 buttons, 7/8″ (2mm) each
- Yarn needle
Not necessary for this pattern. Use finished measurements as a guide.
3, 4 or 5″ in length x 1.5 in
ch – chain
hdc – half-double crochet
sc – single crochet
slst – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
- US Terminology
- Pattern for smalles size shown with additional sizes in parenthesis.
- To make with worsted weight yarn, simply chain the number of stitches needed to reach your desired length and follow the pattern, with sc in first and last sts and hdcs in between. Repeat row 2 until the piece is your desired width.
- Also, while I made this with acrylic yarn, for best wear and ability to sanatize, a cotton yarn will be your best option. You can always hold two strands of size 4 cotton to get the ease of super bulky.
Sore-Ear Saver Mask Holder
Chain 7 (10, 13)
Row 1: Sc in 1st ch from hook, hdc in next 4 (7, 10) sts, sc in last st. 6 (9, 12) sts
Row 2: Ch1, sc in first st, hdc in next 4 (7, 10) sts, sc in last st.
Fasten off. Tuck ends.
Sew buttons to each end of the ear saver.
Suggested Retail Pricing Guide
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Suggested Retail Price
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