Valentine’s Day! It’s fast approaching and I have to admit, I’m not super prepared for Valentine’s Day this year. My mom used to give us little mailboxes with our favorite candies and stickers inside before school on the big day. It was a really sweet (pun not-intended) way to show that she cared.
Pink and white and hearts are easy themes for girls on Valentines Day. But what about the fellas? Guys aren’t exactly excited to receive a bouquet of flowers or a giant teddy bear. Maybe something more classy, like a beard kit or a bouquet of beers or meat. *Insert Tim Allen manly grunt here*
I have a little something that’s a pretty fun and funny gift that your special guy would like, and it’s pretty quick to make. And when it’s finished, you MUSTACHE him to be your Valentine!
Mustache Crochet Pattern – Valentine’s Day Pattern
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Caron Simply Soft Tweeds in Taupe
Sl st: slip stitch
Sc: single crochet
Dc: double crochet
Tc: triple crochet
2sc or Inc: Two Sc in the same Sc, Increase
Dec: decrease or sc2tog (it will make your project look cleaner if you do an “invisible” decrease)
Notes before Starting:
*This pattern is written in U.S. terms.
*This project is worked in rows to produce two panels that will be crocheted together to create the unique 2D look of a crochet ragdoll pillow.
*Your total stitch count will be in parentheses at the end of every row. This will help you to keep count of your stitches and make sure the finished product looks right. Chains and Slip Stitches do not count as stitches.
*I recommend crocheting over your yarn tails to make less work of weaving in ends when finishing off your work. You can find tutorials online or follow the instructions provided.
Mustache (make 2)
Row 1: Chain 22, Dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next 7 ch, Sl st in next 4 ch, Dc in next 8 ch. Ch 4 (20)
Row 2: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in remaining 2 chains. Sc in next 8 Dc, Sc in next 4 Sl st, Sc in next 8 Dc, ch 4 (23)
Row 3: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in next 2 ch. Sc in next 23 Sc, ch 3 (26)
Row 4: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in next ch, Sc in next 26 Sc, ch 3. (27)
Row 5: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in next ch, Sc in next 28 Sc, ch 3 (30)
Row 6: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in next ch, Sc in next 30 Sc, ch 3 (32)
Row 7: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in next ch, Sc in next 32 Sc, ch 2 (34)
Row 8: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in next 34 Sc, ch 2 (35)
Row 9: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in next 35 Sc, ch 4 (36)
Row 10: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in next 2 ch, Sc in next 36, ch 4 (39)
Row 11: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in next 2 ch, Sc in next 39 Sc, ch 9 (42)
Row 12: Tc in 4th ch from hook, Tc in next ch, Dc in next ch, Sc in remaining 3 ch, Sc in next 42 Sc, ch 9 (48)
Row 13: Tc in 4th ch from hook, Tc in next ch, Dc in next ch, Sc in remaining 3 ch, Sc in next 45 Sc, Sc in next Dc, Sc in next 2 Tc, ch 1, turn (54)
Row 14: Sc into each Sc, Dc and Tc across, ch 1, turn (54)
Row 15: Sc into each Sc across, ch 1, turn (54)
Row 16: Turn, Dec, Sc into next 50 Sc, dec, ch 1, turn (52)
Row 17: Sc into next 52 Sc, ch 1, turn (52)
Row 18: Sc into next 52 Sc, ch 1, turn (52)
From here the bottom of your mustache will turn into two different parts. The rest of these rows will be marked “a” and the other side of the mustache will be marked “b”.
Row 19a: Sc into next 24, ch 1, turn (24)
Row 20a: Dec, Sc into next 20 Sc, dec, ch 1, turn (22)
Row 21a: Dec, Sc into next 18 Sc, Dec, ch 1, turn (20)
Row 22a: Dec, Sc into next 16 Sc, Dec, ch 1, turn (18)
Row 23a: Dec, Sc into next 14 Sc, Dec, ch 1, turn (16)
Row 24a: Dec, Dec, Sc into next 8 Sc, Dec, Dec, ch 1, turn (12)
Row 25a: Dec, Dec, Sc into next 4 Sc, Dec, Dec (8)
Finish off and weave in end, being careful not to distort the edge of the mustache.
Continue with Side “a” of the mustache pointing to your left and the top of the mustache closest to you. Starting from the outside edge of Row 19a, insert your hook into the last Sc on the end.
Row 19b: Join yarn to your hook, Ch 1, Sc in same Sc, Sc in next 23 Sc, ch 1, turn (24)
There should be 4 spaces between the inside edges of Rows 19a and 19b.
Row 20b: Dec, Sc into next 20 Sc, dec, ch 1, turn (22)
Row 21b: Dec, Sc into next 18 Sc, Dec, ch 1, turn (20)
Row 22b: Dec, Sc into next 16 Sc, Dec, ch 1, turn (18)
Row 23b: Dec, Sc into next 14 Sc, Dec, ch 1, turn (16)
Row 24b: Dec, Dec, Sc into next 8 Sc, Dec, Dec, ch 1, turn (12)
Row 25b: Dec, Dec, Sc into next 4 Sc, Dec, Dec (8) Ch 1, turn and continue Sc around the outside of your Panel. When you reach the points of the mustache, (ch 1, Sc) 3 times to get around the 2 Tc and keep the definition of the mustache curls. On the top of the mustache, ch and Sc around the top corners to keep the definition there as well. This will be important for later. Sl st into beginning Sc.
For Panel 1:
Finish off and weave in end all ends, being careful not to distort the edge of the mustache.
For Panel 2:
Do Not Cut your end! Pull up a big loop and set your hook and scissors aside.
Line up your two mustache panels, with Panel 2 on top of Panel 1. Make sure that your edges and corners align. Now take up both panels and chain 1, insert your hook through both panels in the same space and begin single crocheting around the outside of your mustache.
Stop crocheting the panels together when you reach the middle of the mustache on the bottom. You should be able to fit most of your hand through this space. The smaller you can make this space the better. Pull up a loop and begin stuffing the mustache, using a stuffing stick, chopstick, pencil or crochet hook to help you get into the small corners. It’s important to stuff the small spots as firmly as possible to make the curls and the top of the mustache stand out. Once you’ve finished stuffing the mustache, finish crocheting around the outside. Slip stitch into your starting Sc and Finish Off, weaving in all ends.
Now you “Mustache” your Valentine to be yours.
Get crafty and have an awesome day!
Jessica from 3rd House
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