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Hello cat lovers, namely ragdoll cat lovers. In this post I will show you how to customize the look of your crochet ragdoll head that goes along with the full pattern here.
Bicolor ragdolls have variations in their face mask and if you’d like yours to look like a ragdoll you own or a ragdoll cat that you really favor you can do that without worry that the pattern will have to be changed.
Some ragdolls have the wide white triangle as shown in the demo project shown in the image an others have what I call the “Eiffel tower mask”. It is narrow around the bridge of the nose then flares out around the whisker base and mouth.
Read the end of the pattern if you’d like to alter the mask to be different from the full rectangle shown in finished crochet image.
How to crochet the face mask as shown:
This is a rectangle worked from the top down.
Using a 4 mm hook and white cotton category 4 yarn, chain 2.
Row 2: Work 2 sc in first chain. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Work 4 sc in stitch. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4: Work 2 sc in first stitch. sc across row ending with 2 sc in end stitch. Ch 1 , turn.
Row 5: Sc across row. Ch 1, turn.
Row 6: 2 sc in first st. 1 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc, 1 sc end with 2 sc in last stitch. Ch 1, turn.
Row 7: Sc across row. Ch 1, turn.
Row 8: 2 sc in first st. sc in next three stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, sc to end working two sc in last stitch. Ch 1, turn.
Row 9: Sc across row. Ch 1 , turn.
Row 10: Work 2 sc in first and last stitches of row, sc in other stitches. Ch 1, turn.
Row 11: Sc across row. Ch 1, turn.
Row 12: Repeat row 10.
Row 13: Repeat row 9.
Row 14: Repeat row 10.
Row 15 – 23: Repeat row 9. Piece should measure 4 full inches after top stitch is folded down.
To edit the mask see video here or keep reading on.
Your finished mask should be 23 rows but you can start the increase rows lower down. Do not make the top rows fewer than 4 stitches or they will get lost in the fluffy yarn being used around it. You may also choose to use a marble yarn for the face, or part of the face if you have a torbie ragdoll or a tortie ragdoll.
It is such a small piece you can experiment with the triangle until you get the look you like. Then attach it to the white base as show in the ragdoll cat head pattern just before the row of furry yarn is introduced.