How to Crochet Dimensional Eyes for Your AmigurumiBy Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 12 Comments
I got the idea for this tutorial because I decided to participate in a “Monster Swap” with my local stitching group. I used a really cute pattern that called for “safety eyes.” To be honest, I’ve never used safety eyes, I didn’t know where to buy them, and frankly, I didn’t have time to buy them either.
Since I wanted the eyes to be dimensional, meaning rounded and not flat, I devised this pattern which I’m glad to share with you. To make the eyes for my monster (as seen in the picture), I used a 2.5 mm crochet hook and black crochet thread. The resulting eyes measured approx. 7/8″ in diameter.
For the purpose of this tutorial, I’ve used two colors of yarn, but for your project, you might want to use only one, depending upon how you would like the final product to look. Yarn and hook size can vary depending upon how big you would like your eyes to be.
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ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
Foundation: ch 2 Picture below shows that completed.
Round 1: ch 1, 6 sc into second ch from hook. Tip: Crochet over the tail when doing this to secure it. Picture below shows this in process, with 3 sc into the second ch from hook.
Join with sl st to first sc. Picture below shows this done, with a color change in the sl st for demonstration purposes.
Do not turn. Stitch count for this round is 6 sc.
Round 2: ch 1. Picture below shows this done.
Working over sc from previous round, 12 sc into middle of work. Pictures below show this in progress.
Join with sl st to first sc of Round 2. Picture below shows this done.
Final stitch count: 12 sc. Finish off, leaving long tail for sewing. Picture below shows this done.
Don’t forget you can use any size crochet hook and yarn depending on the size of the eye you want. If you need help making your eyes, feel free to leave a comment below!