How to Crochet a Mask Lanyard for Kids (Several Methods) With Video Tutorial

As some kids head back to school and we are still in this global pandemic, I have been chatting with friends about what gear they may be sending their children back with to keep them safe. Many schools are requiring the children to wear masks for at least some of the day. However, they are permitted to take them off at lunch and recess. Today, I thought I would create a quick tutorial about how to crochet a mask landyard for children to clip on to their mask. This will be helpful when they need to take it on and off and will keep them from leaving it on a germy surface.

So let’s get started with the tutorial!

Pin it for Later!

Materials Needed

Cotton Yarn: I used this yarn By Lily and Cream

Crochet Hook: Size G

Yarn Needle


Swivel Clasp or Split Key Ring or neither if sewing directly onto mask


Ch- Chain

Sc- Single Crochet


Chian 4 to begin

Row 1: Sc in second chain from the hook and next 3 stitches. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2- 6: Sc in each stitch across for the next 5 rows. Ch 1 and turn between each row.

At the end of row 6, attach your hardware such as your swivel clasp or your split key ring. Or, attach directly to the mask if not using any hardware. See photos and video for more information.

Row 7: Sc through both layers to ensure the lanyard clasp is nice and secure.

Row 8- 84: or your desired length of lanyard: sc in each row, ch 1 and turn at the end of each row.

Row 84: At the end of row 84, finish off, but leave a long tail for crocheting one more row. Insert the desired clasp and fold the lanyard up three rows. Sc through all the layears again for the final row. At the end, finish off.

This pattern could also be made up with a split key ring substituted for the clasp or you could feed the mask handles directly into the lanyard and crochet it shut. On my video tutorial, I show this method as well.

The video for this lanyard is below! Please consider subscribing to my You Tube Channel as I am adding more content regularly!

So, what do you think? Will you crochet some of these lanyards? I would love to hear!

In my video, I mentioned some new items I have in my Etsy Shop! I would love if you could stop by and check them out!

On my Etsy Shop!

Also, if you are on Facebook, please consider liking my Facebook Page!

Other Patterns You May Enjoy:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *