Halloween Crochet Pattern – Eyeball Earrings

Add a creepy finishing touch to your look with Eyeball Earrings. This Halloween crochet pattern is frightfully fun and fast. Make some in every color, you never know when you might need an extra pair of eyes!

Eyeball Earrings - free Halloween crochet pattern on Stitches n Scraps

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These eyeball earrings are part of the Halloween Crochet Along at CAL Central. Check out all the other Halloween crochet pattern ideas in this main CAL post, and join in the fun on the CAL Central Crochet Facebook group!

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Jewelry Supplies

To make these eyeball earrings, you’ll need a few jewelry supplies and findings.

Jump rings

Jump rings are simple wire rings that are split at one point. You can twist the rings slightly to open up the gap, and then close them by twisting them back into place. They come in a variety of sizes and colors so you can match your earring hooks if desired.

I used 6mm jump rings. Smaller ones will be less visible, while larger ones will be easier to work with. With jump rings, you can also turn these eyeballs into charms and add them to any charm bracelet or necklace instead of earrings!

Earring wires

Earring wires are the hooks that go in your ears. They have a small loop on the bottom to attach to the jump ring. They are available in many styles and colors. If you don’t have pierced ears, you can even find clip-on hooks!

Jewelry Pliers

The right tool makes any job easier. You can use ordinary household pliers to open jump rings, but smooth jewelry pliers do a better job. They grip the jump ring without crushing it, so you can open and close it more easily.


Materials

  • Thread: Size 10, cotton crochet thread
    • 10 yds white
    • 5 yds each, green and black
  • Hook: Size B / 2.25 mm hook or size needed to match gauge
  • Notions:
    • Embroidery Needle
    • 2 jump rings (5-10 mm)
    • 2 earring wires
    • Small amount of PolyFil fiberfill

Project Level

Intermediate: All single crochet, joined rounds and continuous rounds, increases and decreases, color changes, working in back loop only.

Size

3/4 inch diameter (eyeball only).

Gauge

32 sc x 34 rnds = 4 inches.

Exact gauge isn’t critical. Use pattern as gauge swatch – finished eyeball should measure about 3/4 inches in diameter.

Abbreviations used

blo = back loop only
ch = chain
dec = decrease
rnd = round
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stich(es)

Special Stitches

Increase (inc): Sc in back loop only of next st, then sc in both loops of the same st. See full tutorial here.

Almost Invisible SC Increase - Stitches n Scraps

Decrease (dec): Insert hook into front loop only of both of next 2 stitches, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook. This is an alternative to a single crochet 2 together (sc2tog) stitch. If you prefer, you can use the standard sc2tog instead.

Instructions

Eyeball

Entire eyeball is worked on the right side. Do not turn.

Join rounds where indicated with a sl st in the first st of the round. Or, try this invisible join method instead of the slip stitch.

Rnd 1: With black, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join, fasten off black. (6 sc)

Round 1 of eyeball

Rnd 2: Join green with a sl st in any st, 2 sc in each st around, join, fasten off green. (12 sc)

Round 2 of eyeball

The remainder of the eyeball is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join rounds.

Rnd 3: Join white with sl st in blo of any st, 2 sc in blo of same st, sc in blo of next st, (2 sc in blo of next st, sc in blo of next st around). (18 sc)

Rnds 4-5: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 6: (Dec, sc in next st) around. (12 sc)

Pull working loop up big so it won’t come out, and remove hook. Weave in all black and green ends on the wrong side.

With the white starting tail, sew a small highlight stitch into the right side of the black portion (rnd 1), then weave in the end on the wrong side.

Make highlight stitch

Overstuff with PolyFil, then place working loop back on hook for final round.

Overstuff eyeball

Rnd 7: Carefully pushing the PolyFil in as you go, dec around, fasten off. (6 sc)

last round of eyeball

Use tail to sew eyeball closed, then weave in end.

Attach Earring Hooks

Attach jump ring to top of one eyeball so that it is parallel to the front of the eye.

Jump Ring Parallel to Front

Repeat for the 2nd eyeball, making sure that it’s lined up the same so that both highlights are in the same position.

Attach an earring hook to each jump ring, so that the hook points towards the back of the eyeballs. Close both jump rings.

Eyeball Earrings - free Halloween crochet pattern on Stitches n Scraps

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