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crochet eyes

All terms are in American Crochet

slst = slip stitch
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
fpdc = front post double crochet
bpdc = back post double crochet
trbc = treble crochet
dcsc = decrease single crochet

for Large type eyes

ch2
round 1)6 sc in second chain from hook, sl to first sc
round 2) 3db in each sc, sl to first db
round 3) sc in each stitch, sl to first sc, fasten off.

For open eyes use a dark color for round 1 and a light color for rounds 2-3 (pic)
For a sleeping look use all light color and embroider closed eyes (pic)

For normal round eyes

  1.  ch 2
  2. 6 sc in second chain from hook, sl to first sc
  3. 2sc in each stitch around, sl to first sc
  4.  2sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat around, sl to first sc,
  5. 2sc in next stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat around, sl to first sc, fasten off and weave in ends.

 

For open eyes use a dark color for round 1 and a light color for rounds 2-3
For a sleeping look use all light color and embroider closed eyes

 

 

Old wise Owl eyes

I used a size 4cm crochet hook but you can use any that fits your yarn and the size you want to get.

In a magic circle

  1. sc 12x, slst to join in first sc. (12)
  2. ch 2, slst in second sc of round 1, *ch2 skip 1 sc, slst in next* repeat around (6 sets of ch2)
  3. ch1, 3hdc in each chain set around , sl to join (18)
  4. ch1, * sc, 3sc in same stitch* repeat around slst in first sc. Fasten off, weave in ends (36)
  5. attach yarn to sc of round 1
  6.  working in round 1 : , 2dc in each sc of round 1, slst to join (24)
  7. ch 1, * bpdc, dc in same stitch as you just bpdc around,* repeat around, slst to join, Fasten off and weave in ends (48)
  8. glue a googly eye to center of eye.

Small owl eyes

  1. 8 sc in magic circle or ch 2 and sc 8 times in second ch from hook, slst to first sc (8)
  2. ch 1, 2db in each sc around, slst in first db of round (16)
  3. ch 1 fpdc around first st, dc in top of first stitch, repeat around, sl in first fpdc (32)
  4. fasten off and weave in ends
  5. glue googly eyes to center of circle

 

 

Small open eyes ( or sleeping)

  1. with dark yarn: In magic circle 6sc, slst to first sc,  fasten off
  2.  with light yarn : 2Db in each sc around, slst to first Db, ch 1
  3. Sc, 2sc in next stitch, repeat around and Slst to first Sc. fasten off and weave in ends.

(For a sleeping look use all light color and embroider closed eyes such as pictured for normal round eyes)

 

 

Raccoon Eyes

working with black yarn  Ch 7

  1. working from second ch from hook, sc,Hdc, Dc x2, Hdc, 3sc, going back up chain Hdc in next stitch, Dc x2, Hdc, 2sc
  2. fasten off and weave in ends.
  3. Attach white yarn at one end of eye and sc across (6 stitches) sl to end and fasten off.
  4. sew small flower buttons on to eyes.
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