Mini Eyeball Crochet Pattern

Crochet mini eyeball

This mini eyeball crochet pattern works up super fast and would make a fun addition to the candy bowl this Halloween (might be a fun trick to play? Just saying…)

While the eyes themselves aren’t overly complex, I’ve chosen to fasten off after the first two colours to minimise any jumps in colour before switching to working in spiral rounds with white. This gives the center of the eye a nice clean finish.

And if you’re wondering how to use some of these mini creations other than making keychains, I’ve included a suggestion further down this post.


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  • DK weight yarn in black, white and your choice of colour for the iris (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Pure Black, Paper White and Blood Orange/Lime Green/Buttercup Yellow/ Rich Mauve)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors


  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – increase
  • invdec – invisible decrease
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/s – stitch/es
  • […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
  • (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round


The pattern is written using US terminology and measures approximately 1.25″ x 1.25″ (3cm x 3cm) when using the materials listed.

Gauge is not important in this pattern. Use a hook size to match your chosen yarn. Make sure that your stitches are tight enough to prevent stuffing showing through and adjust hook size if necessary.

The ch 1 at the beginning of R1 and R2 counts as a stitch and you will be fastening off after those two rounds using the invisible fasten off technique.

The ch 1 at the beginning of R3 does not count as a stitch. R3 onward is worked in a spiral without joining. Mark the first stitch of each round with a removable stitch marker.


EYEBALL (starting with black)

R1: Ch1, 5 sc in magic ring – fasten off invisibly to first sc (6)
R2: Join iris colour yarn in any st. Ch 1, sc in same st, [inc] x5 – fasten off invisibly to first sc (12)
R3: Join white yarn in any st leaving a long starting tail of approximately 15cm. Ch 1, sc in same st, inc, [sc, inc] x5 (18)
R4: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x5, sc (24)

Pause here and using the white starting tail, sew the highlight over R1. I made 2 sts on top of each other. Make sure all ends are secure.

R5-9: [Sc] x24 (24) 5 rounds
R10: Sc, invdec, [2 sc, invdec] x5, sc (18)

Start stuffing and continue to stuff as you go.

R11: [Sc, invdec] x6 (12)
R12: [Sc, invdec] x4 (8)

Cut the yarn leaving a tail and pull through last st. Weave the yarn tail through the front loop only of the final round and pull to close. Hide end inside the eye.

If you’re after some ideas on how to use some of your mini creations, why not try stringing them together to make a spooky cute garland. The eyeballs pair nicely with my mini potion bottle pattern which you can find HERE.


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Crochet mini eyeball pin

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Happy Crocheting x

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