Crochet Eyes and Balls

September 21, 2012
How to Crochet an Eye or a ball.  🙂
My kids are requesting hats like crazy for Halloween.  I have one little boy who really wants an Elmo hat.  I searched Google, and search Pintrest until I got a couple ideas for hats.  I decided to wing the pattern and see what happened.  Well, I really liked the idea of doing a 3D type eyes and nose.  I found this great pattern that had a pattern for eyes.  However, after making the eyes, and figuring out the nose, my husband and I decided that for Elmo it’d be better to have bigger eyes.    I also changed up the color change in her pattern.
Crochet Eye and/or Ball:
*Chain 6, join, and pull tight.
Round 1: 2 sc in each st around (12 sc).  Don’t join
Round 2: 1 sc, 2 sc in next st, around (18)
Round 3: sc 2, 2 sc in next st, around (24)
Rounds 4-6: sc in each stitch around
Round 7: decrease around (12)
Round 8: decrease around (6)
*Cut yarn with a LONG tail.
*Sew around decrease stitches (see pictures below)
*Pull tight, knot, and finish off.
*Leave long tail for sewing it attaching to something.
** To make an oval just repeat rounds 4-6
     until desired length of oval is reached.
     For Elmo’s nose I did 2 extra rounds.
This pattern is easily adaptable.  If you want smaller eye balls.  Just do the chain 6 black, and then start doing white for Round 1.  Stop at 18 and repeat that for a couple rounds.  You could easily make it bigger as well. If you have any questions about this pattern feel free to contact me.  I’d love to help.
I have the increase row of 24 white stitches.
Where to pull the yarn threw while sewing it up.
All sewn up and ready to sew onto the hat.
Elmo will make another appearance closer to Halloween.  🙂
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5 thoughts on “Crochet Eyes and Balls

  1. June

    Thank you so much. I thought I would try my luck at making an Elmo hat for my grandaughter in order to try to get her to wear a hat. She hates hats but she loves Elmo.

  2. Kathy

    Thanks for the excellent instructions and images for making the crochet eyes and balls, Kara. Very clear and concise, and I now have two excellent crochet eyes and balls for the Yip Yip I am crocheting for a friend.

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