• Stephanie

Talisman Eye Crochet Pattern




Hi there! Thank you for trying out my Talisman Eye crochet pattern. I hope you find many uses for your eye(s)! So far I have used them on bags, necklaces, trees, hula hoops, and I encourage you to be as creative as possible with your eyes. And don't forget to show me! I'd love to see what you do! :)




I have included two patterns in this blog entry, for two different sizes.


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Note: My patterns are written in US terms. Some stitches we will be using are:

sc - single crochet

hdc - half double crochet

dc - double crochet

tr - treble crochet


If you are unsure on how to do a treble crochet, I've provided a link here: https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/how-to-treble-or-triple-stitch-4083325



YOU WILL NEED:

  • Medium weight yarn in black, white and the colour of your choosing for the iris.

  • Hook - you can use 4mm, 5mm or 5.5mm (JUST ONE HOOK FOR EACH EYE) I have been making the eyes with both 4mm and 5mm hooks, as each hook yields a slightly different size for each eye.

NOTE: The eyes made with the 4mm hook needed blocking afterwards, as they were curling a bit. I blocked mine by pinning them to the wall of my house, as seen below:



How to block your eyes!

Let's get crocheting!


LARGE EYE


Row 1: Starting with black (for the pupil), ch4 (counts as 1dc), 11dc in the fourth chain from hook. Slip stitch to the third chain to join. (12dc)

End of Row 1

Row 2 : ch3 (counts as 1dc), dc in the same stitch. 2dc in each stitch around, slept stitch to join. (24dc)

End of Row 2

CHANGE COLOUR - This is the iris, so it can be whatever colour you’d like, so long as it isn’t black or white!


Row 3 : Chain 3, dc in the same stitch. 1dc in the next stitch. *2dc in the next stitch. 1sc in the next stitch.* Repeat around, slip stitch to join. (36dc)

End of Row 3

Row 4 : Chain 3, dc in the same stitch. 1dc in the next 2 stitches. *2dc in the next stitch, 1sc in the nest 2 stitches.* Repeat around, slip stitch to join. (48dc)


End of Row 4


CHANGE COLOUR TO WHITE - we are now on the sclera (or the white part of the eye)


Row 5 : Ch3, dc in the same stitch. 1dc in the next 3 stitches. *2dc in the next stitch. 1dc in the next three stitches.* Repeat around, slip stitch to join. (60dc)


End of Row 5

Row 6 (this is when we create the shape of the eye) : ch1(counts as 1sc), sc in the next 17 stitches. 1hdc in the next 2 stitches. 1dc in the next stitch. 2dc in the next stitch. 1trc in the next stitch. Tr, chain 1, tr in the next stitch. 1tr in the next stitch. 2dc in the next stitch. 1dc in the next stitch. 1hdc in the next 2 stitches.

1sc in the next 19 stitches. 1hdc in the next 2 stitches. 1dc in the next stitch. 2dc in the next stitch. 1trc in the next stitch. Tr, chain 1, tr in the next stitch. 1tr in the next stitch. 2dc in the next stitch. 1dc in the next stitch. 1hdc in the next 2 stitches. 1sc in the remaining stitches, slip stitch to join.


Half-double crochet

Followed by one double crochet

Two double crochet in the next stitch

One treble crochet in the next stitch

One treble, chain 1, then another treble

One treble in the next stitch


Two double crochet in the next stitch, followed by one double crochet in the next

1 half-double crochet in the next two stitches

End of row 6

CHANGE COLOUR TO BLACK (this is the border)


Round 7 : Chain 1, 1sc in each stitch up to the treble stitches (the corner the eye). Once you're at the corner, 1sc, chain 3, 1sc in the space BETWEEN the treble stitches. Continue around making 1sc in each stitch until you reach the other corner - 1sc, chain 3, 1sc in the space BETWEEN the treble stitches. 1 sc in each remaining stitch, slip stitch to join.




Fasten off, weave in ends and block (if necessary) And there's your Talisman Eye!



Blocking!


SMALL EYE:


Chain 4


Row 1: In fourth chain from hook, 12dc. Slip stitch to join to the first dc (12dc)


CHANGE TO IRIS COLOUR


Row 2: Chain 3, 2dc in the same stitch and each stitch around. Slip stitch to join to the first dc (24dc)


CHANGE TO WHITE (SCLERA)


Row 3: Chain 3, *2dc in the same stitch, 1sc in the next stitch.* Repeat ** around, slip stitch to the first dc to join (36dc)


Row 4: Chain 1, 1sc in the same stitch and the next 2 stitches. 1hdc in the next stitch. 2hdc in the next stitch. 1dc, ch1, 1dc in the next stitch. 2hdc in the next stitch. 1hdc in the next stitch. 1sc in the next 13 stitches. 1hdc in the next stitch. 2hdc in the next stitch. 1dc, ch1, 1dc in the next stitch. 2hdc in the next stitch. 1hdc in the next stitch. Sc until the end of the round, slip stitch to join.


CHANGE TO BLACK FOR BORDER


Row 5: Chain 1, 1sc in each stitch until you reach the double crochet stitches that make the "corner" of the eye. 1sc in the dc, 1sc, ch3, 1sc in the space BETWEEN the two double crochet stitches. 1sc in the next dc and in each stitch along the border until you reach the other corner of the eye. Repeat 1sc, ch3, 1sc in between the double crochets. ! sc in each stitch until you reach the end, slip stitch to join, fasten off, weave in ends.


What you do with it from here is entirely up to you! Let me know what you do! Send me photos/links to your work, I'd love to see ;)




To see my entire gallery of trees with eyes, check out my art installation Nature Is Watching over here.




Thanks again for visiting my website and trying out my pattern! I truly appreciate it!


If you make one, please share it online and credit Slipstitch Hollow & provide a link to www.slipstitchhollow.com or my Instagram @ slipstitch_hollow OR my Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/slipstitchhollow/. You may NOT sell the pattern, share or distribute it in any form, repost it online, or alter it to claim it as your own.


Please do NOT sell any eyes that you make.


Thank you and happy crocheting! :)


Stephanie xxx

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