Halloween Eyeball Crochet Coaster Pattern


Crochet Halloween eyeball coasters against a black background.

Halloween is just around the corner and this Halloween Eyeball Coaster pattern is a great way to add some fun decor to your home.

They’re quick to make and only use a small amount of yarn so they’re great for craft fairs and last minute gifts. I made them double sided for added thickness and absorbency and so that the back of the coaster looks just as good as the front.

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MATERIALS

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  • DK Weight Cotton Yarn in black, white, red and your choice of colour for the iris (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Pure Black, Paper White, Pillar Red, Lime Green and Sky Blue for the coasters pictured)
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle, scissors

ABBREVIATIONS

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • hdc-inc – half double crochet increase
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/sts – stitch/es
  • (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round
  • […] – repeat the instructions in brackets

NOTES

The pattern is written using US terminology and measures approximately 3.5″ x 3.5″ (9cm x 9cm) when using the materials listed.

The ch 1 at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch.

HOW TO CHANGE COLOURS IN HALF DOUBLE CROCHET

Yarn over and insert your hook into the last stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop, 3 loops on hook. Drop your working yarn and pick up the new colour. Draw the new colour through all 3 loops on your hook to finish the stitch.


PATTERN

FRONT (starting with black)

Make a magic ring

R1: Ch 1, 10 hdc in magic ring. Change to iris colour in last hdc and sl st to first hdc to join (10)

R2: Ch 1, [hdc-inc] x10, sl st to first hdc to join (20)

R3: Ch 1, [hdc, hdc-inc] x10. Change to white in last hdc leaving a longer starting tail than normal for sewing the highlight on the eye, sl st to first hdc to join (30)

R4: Ch 1, hdc, hdc-inc, [2 hdc, hdc-inc] x9, hdc, sl st to first hdc to join (40)

R5: Ch 1, [3 hdc, hdc-inc] x10, sl st to first hdc to join (50)

R6: Ch 1, 2 hdc, hdc-inc, [4 hdc, hdc-inc] x9, 2 hdc, fasten off invisibly (60)

Use the white starting tail to sew the highlight over R1. I made 2 sts on top of each other.
Weave in ends.

BACK (white)

Make a magic ring

R1: Ch 1, 10 hdc in magic ring, sl st to first hdc to join (10)
R2: Ch 1, [hdc-inc] x10, sl st to first hdc to join (20)
R3: Ch 1, [hdc, hdc-inc] x10, sl st to first hdc to join (30)
R4: Ch 1, hdc, hdc-inc, [2 hdc, hdc-inc] x9, hdc, sl st to first hdc to join (40)
R5: Ch 1, [3 hdc, hdc-inc] x10, sl st to first hdc to join (50)
R6: Ch 1, 2 hdc, hdc-inc, [4 hdc, hdc-inc] x9, 2 hdc, fasten off invisibly (60)

Weave in ends.

Place front and back pieces wrong sides together with the front of the eyeball facing you. Join red yarn in any st with a standing sc and sc around (60)

Fasten off invisibly leaving a long tail of approximately 80cm.

Use the leftover tail to sew lines onto the white portion of the eye starting from the red border and spanning over 2 rows – make sure you’re only sewing through the front piece. Weave in ends.

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2 Comments

  • Chrissy

    Hello and thank you so much for this super awesome pattern! I have a question about joining the rounds together at the end. It says slip stitch to the first hdc, so does that mean I am skipping over the first “v” (which I believe is the ch 1 from the beginning of the last round) and slip stitching to the next “v” (which I believe is the first hdc from the previous round)? Hope this makes sense. I’m getting the right amount of stitches and it doesn’t look bad even if I am doing it wrong but wanted to clarify for learning’s sake 🙂 thanks so much and happy spooky season!

    • stitchbyfay

      Hi! It’s hard for me to say without seeing what you’re doing but if your stitch count is correct then it sounds like you’re doing it right. It can help to put a stitch marker in your first hdc so you can see exactly where to join. I hope this helps and I’m glad you like the pattern. Happy crocheting x