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Looking for some glamorous eyes for your amigurumi crochet doll, cat or other cute animal? This style of eye is a great alternative if you want an eye color to enhance the character or animal you are making OR safety eyes are too small to be proportionate to the face.
I made these for my ragdoll cat head design to add the “prettiness” the face the breed has but I can see it looking very sweet for a doll or even a zebra decked out for an amigurumi animal party! How about a glamourous giraffe?
Note: Do not cut yarn until instructions say to do so.
Make a magic circle and sc 6 stitches into it.
Step 2. Work 2 sc into each of the next three stitches, pulling up the eye color yarn at the end of the last stitch.
Step 3. Continue to make 2 sc in each of the next three stitches to complete the round.
Bring up the black yarn again and using loose stitches, sip stitch the next 6 stitches. This will add in color without making the eye bulky.
Step 4. Join white and slip the next 6 stitches, keeping a bit loose.
Cut the white yarn leaving a long tail and pull it through the stitch. Then thread the end through a tapestry needle.
Step 6a & 6b. entering through the front facing side, put needle under first black stitch then pull up and go back putting needle through top center of first white V.
Step 7: Create eye sparkle: working behind push the needle through the opposite top black stitch and bring around base of stitch. Repeat a second time if you like and pull snug to create the eye spark.
Match up color ends and tie each together so you have knots of color, white and black. Snip away excess.
Look at that sparkle!
How to make lashes for your amigurumi project
Cut 4-6 strands of black yarn into 4″ length. At the halfway point tie them together with another color of yarn. Line up all the ends of the black yarn and on a scratch safe surface run the brush firmly over them to break up the ply so they fray out softly.
Place 2-3 of the strands together gathering at the base to achieve the fullness you would like . Using needle and thread, pinch the base of the lashes to the back of the eye and tack down at bottom and along black part of the lashline to secure.
Trim the to flare attractively.
Attach to project with black yarn.
I designed project trackers! This is the large print version for tired eyes. So much easier than using apps, scraps of paper or a plain notebook.
Three project sizes, a handy ruler and hook guide inside the cover and plenty of rooms for notes in each pattern.
Buy it here.
Regular size print here.
I have had bad eyesight since age 18 so large print is a godsend when you can’t see apps and dark yarn, let alone going from one to the other on a crochet-a-thon during a netflix binge.
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