Crochet Large Eyeball Halloween Decoration

crochet eyeball

The Eyeball,
I actually started off with a smaller eyeball pattern designed for a monster that eatseyeballs. The Monster pattern is  here.

But then I decided I would also make a bigger pattern for the eyeball  to be used for decorations. In the end there will be a large and small eyeball pattern available. This pattern page is for the larger eyeball, as pictured, with the ruler below.

crochet eyeball beside a ruler

Today, the day I released this pattern, is actually Friday the 13th. It's the perfect day to crochet up some eyeballs. I hope you enjoy!


worsted weight yarn  in white, black and another color of your choice
4.0 mm hook 
blunt end yarn needle for sewing
polyester stuffing
for veins use red embroidery thread or red yarn. You can also use a red marker.

st = stitch
sc = single crochet
ch1 = chain one
2tog = crochet 2 stitches together
f/o = finish off

How to print the pattern,
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Important notes:
- Do not add in marker until instructed to do so.
- Count the ch1 as a st
- The first 3 rows do not end on the last st like they would in my other patterns so be sure to  follow the written instructions for each row.

Eyeball: starting with black - I used green instead of black for the photos
1) magic circle with 6sc (6)
2) In the first st pull yarn through so you have 2 loops on your hook,  pull the new color through the 2 loops on your hook then ch1 then 2sc in next 7st. Skip next st, then 1sc into the next st and add a marker into this st. (14)

3) In the first st pull the yarn through so you have 2 loops on your hook, pull white through the 2 loops then ch1. 1sc in next st then 2sc in next, repeat 1sc then 2sc around, when you land on the marker put in 1sc then 2sc into the st after the marker. Skip the next st then 1sc into the next st and add a marker into this st. (21)

For the remaining rows:

Add a marker into the last stitch and move the marker at the end of each row.

4) 1sc in next 6st then 2sc in next st, repeat around, you should be putting 2sc into the stitch that contains the marker.  (24)

Knot off color change pairs, be sure to find the pairs where the change took place. Then pull the 2 strings in the opposite direction of each other before you knot them together, this will even up the color change rows. I show this in the video for the smaller eyeball here.
If desired use white yarn and whip stitch a bit of white over the pupil of the eye to give it a touch of life or wait until the very end and use the finishing yarn tail to do this. Cut all yarn tails short.

5-7) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
8) 1sc in next 6st then 2tog, repeat around to the marker (21)
9) 1sc in next 5st then 2tog, repeat around to the marker (18)
10) 1sc in each st for 1 row
11) 1sc then 2tog, repeat around to the marker (12)
Stuff the majority of the eye
12) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog, repeat around to marker (9)
f/o and weave the yarn tail in and out of remaining stitches. Stuff the eye as needed then pull yarn tail tight to close the gap. Knot off and hide yarn tail inside eye. 

Veins: with red
Bring it through from back of the eye, through the center hole of  row 12,  and out the front, along the outer edge of the colored part of the eye. Wrapping over the eye go back  through the back and repeat until you are happy with how it looks. For mine, I normally wrap over at least 4 times then I go back in and add a shorter vein on each original vein. I also color over each strand with a red felt pen but this part is totally optional.

 You can cut the red yarn tails short and hide them inside the eye or leave them long. You can also bring the yarn tail  out between the front and the back of the eye (shown in video here) and use it to hang the eyeball, this way the colored part of the eye will be visible when its hanging.

Make a bunch and store them in a jar for a fun decoration. Or hang them around here and there. Make a banner out of them. Get creative and have fun!

I hope you enjoy the Eyeballs!

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