Crochet Small Eyeball Pattern With Video Tutorial

There are 2 Eyeball patterns on this blog,
I have a larger eyeball pattern here. This page you're reading right now is the pattern for the smaller one that fits inside the Eyeball Eating Monster's mouth. If you missed that monster pattern, it's here.

Video tutorial,
The video tutorial takes you from the first stitch to the last, shows how to stuff and close it up and how to add the veins. Remember to give it a thumbs up if you find the video helpful!

Without further adieu, let's get on with it!


worsted weight yarn  in white, black and another color of your choice
3.75mm 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,
Use the free print friendly service here

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 stitch like they would in my other patterns so be sure to  follow the written instructions for each row.

Smaller eye: starting with black
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 6st, skip next st, then 1sc into the next st and add a marker into this st. (12)

I am using the same photos that I used in the larger eyeball pattern with green for the pupil instead of black so you can see the stitches easier. If you need further help with this pattern please view the video.

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 3st then 2sc in next, (repeat: 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st two more times), put 1sc into the stitch that contains the marker then put 2sc into the stitch after the marker. Skip the next st then 1sc into the next st and add a marker into this st. (15)
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 4st then 2sc in next st, repeat around, you should be putting 2sc into the stitch that contains the marker.  (18)

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 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 then 2tog, repeat around to the marker (12)
Stuff the majority of the eye
9) 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.

I hope you enjoyed the pattern and video!

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