1st Day Of Halloween: Make A Crochet Eyeball

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Greetings my dears, and welcome to day 1 of the 13 day’s of Halloween! If you’ve been around a while, you know I’m into Halloween all year round. However there’s chill in the air this time of year that makes it seem like anything is possible. I have lot’s of things in store for you this month, if you’re in the Stitchcrafter family, (a part of my monthly newsletter) then you already know about some of it. But I have some spooky surprises for everyone for the most wonderful time of year! First up…

Who doesn’t love a good crochet eyeball this time of year? I certainly am pleased with this pattern as it’s size makes it great or a variety of uses that I’ll get into later. The finished crochet eyeball is about 2 inches around, but that depends on your gauge, it could fluctuate a bit. On the gauge front I only suggest that you keep your stitches on the tighter side since it is an amigurumi project.

These fun little eyeballs work up very quickly once you get the hang of them. I predict that you’ll be putting them all over once you see how fun and easy they are to make….Or at least I did lol.

Now, we start the pattern!

supplies

  • Black yarn
  • Green Yarn
  • White Yarn
    • I used dusty grey from Super saver, leaf green from Premier Just Yarn Worsted, and milk from Premier Just Yarn Worsted
  • F/3.75 mm hook
  • snips
  • yarn or tapestry needle

Abbreviation

  • Mc = Magic Circle
  • sc = Single Crochet
  • st = Stitch
  • slst = Slip stitch
  • *-* = repeat
  • <> = number of stitches in round

crochet Eyeball pattern

This patterns starts with a magic circle, but if you need to brush up on it here’s a tutorial: How To: Make A Magic Circle Crochet Tutorial (Or An Alternative)

You can use black yarn for your crochet eyeball, I’m using grey so you can see it better.

Round 1. In a mc, make 7 scs, slst the last st to the first st of the row. <7>

Round 2. Ch 1, put 2 scs in the first st, use a stitch marker to mark the first st, put 2 scs in each st until you reach the stitch marker, switch to the green colored yarn, then slst to the first st of the round to join. <14>

Round 3. Using the green yarn, Ch 1, put 1 sc in that same st, move the stitch marker to the st you just made, put 2 scs in the next st, *make 1 sc in the next st, put 2 scs in the next stich,* repeat from *-* until you reach your stitch marker, slst to join the round. <21>

Round 4. Ch 1, put 1 sc in that same st, move the stitch marker to the st you just made, put 1 sc in the next st, put 2 scs in the next st, *make 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, put 2 scs in the next stich,* repeat from *-* until you reach your stitch marker, switch to the white yarn, slst to join the round. <28>

crochet eyeball pattern round 5

Rounds 5. Ch 1, tie the green and the white together so they are secure, put 1 sc in that same st, move the stitch marker to the st you just made, put 1 sc in each of the stitches in the row. <28>

The human eye blinks an average of 4,200,000 times a year.. Not this one though.

crochet eyeball pattern round 8

6- -8. Ch 1, put 1 sc in that same st, move the stitch marker to the st you just made, put 1 sc in each of the stitches in the row. <28>

round 9 crochet eyeball pattern

Round 9. Ch 1, put 1 sc in that same st, move the stitch marker to the st you just made, put 1 sc in the next st, make a sc 2 together in the next st, *make 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, make a sc 2 together in the next st,* repeat from *-* until you reach your stitch marker, slst to join the round. <21>

crochet eyeball pattern round 10

Round 10. Ch 1, put 1 sc in that same st, move the stitch marker to the st you just made, make a sc 2 together in the next st, *make 1 sc in the next st, make a sc 2 together in the next st, repeat from – until you reach your stitch marker, slst to join the round. <14>

crochet eyeball pattern round 11

Stuff eyeball now.

Round 11. Ch 1, put 1 sc in that same st, move the stitch marker to the st you just made, make a sc 2 together in every st. <7>

weaving in The Ends

crochet eyeball pattern cinch the 7 stitches

Round 12. Cut a 7 inch tail and tie off the end, then using a yarn needle, weave the tail in and out of the 7 stitches. Cinch it tightly and go around the stitches once more to secure it.

crochet eyeball pattern Weave in the ends

Push the needle through the eyeball at different spots and push it back through the same hole to go out somewhere else. Do this at least 4 time to secure the end of the tail, then snip the remaining yarn.

What to do With Your Crochet Eyeball

Jar of eyeballs with a light inside.

Here’s a few ideas for what to do with them once you’ve made a bunch of these crochet eyeballs!

  • Fill a jar with them for spooky decor! You can use a glow stick or LED tea candle to add a spooky lighting element.
  • Use them as ornaments for a Halloween tree or on garland, just add a bit of string to them or a wire hook to make it hang-able.
  • Make a bunch and then use a needle to string them up into a garland.
  • Make the eyeballs into table scatter.
  • Fill one with a bag of rice or plastic pellets to turn it into a bean bag/ stress toy. Make sure to use muslin or other durable material to put the filling into so it won’t come through the stitches.
  • Take a picture and post it on Instagram and tag me in it so I can see it! I’ll share your post in my story!

Which of these ideas do you like best? Did you think of one I didn’t? Let me know in the comments!

Want more? Here are some more days of Halloween. I will update to links when they are available.

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