The Masked Crocheter

“That’s what we’re trying to find out! We’re trying to find out who killed him, and where, and with what!” – Wadsworth, Clue

Murder Mystery parties were a staple among my high school friends, so when my game night group mentioned interest in one, I jumped on the opportunity to host.

We’re a pretty large group, so the first hurdle was finding a game large enough to accommodate us all. I found The Ravenwood Masquerade Murder, and thought it was perfect since we’re pretty close to Mardi Gras. I started obsessively researching Carnival traditions around the world, arranging a menu and decorations, making a snapchat filter, I had a blast.

And of course, I had to fit a fiber arts thing in there, so I decided to crochet my mask. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen it in progress, but I love how it turned out!

Close up of mask

I used this Craft Disaster’s Lace Masquerade Mask pattern. It was pretty enjoyable, even with the teeny-tiny thread. However, the wire I used for the eyes was too short to join together, which I ended up fixing with PVA glue. I glued the wire-covering to the mask, rather than sewing it on as the pattern instructed, which allowed me to shape the bridge of the mask as I pleased without wire. I also diluted the glue with water to set the mask shape instead of starch. I was hesitant about using PVA glue in a fiber project, but it worked out very well! Finally, I sewed on some elastic, and then I was ready to discover who at this party was a murderer.

murder mystery party group photo

Have you ever made a mask before? I’ve become a little obsessed with them, post a picture with #fiberadventures or leave it in the comments!

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