They say that eyes are the window to the soul. Maybe your crocheted stuffed animals don’t have souls, but the eyes add quite a bit of character! Today I’m going to share a great tip for giving your crocheted eyes some extra pizazz.
You have lots of options for eyes on your amigurumi! You can. . .
- use black animal eyes
- use colored eyes
- crochet baby-safe eyes
- crochet baby-safe eyes and add specks of light… the focus of today’s blog post!
Plastic eyes reflect a bit of light already. It gives them a nice, lifelike sparkle. But what about baby-safe felt or crochet eyes?
Well – you can add a little speck of light to those, too.
Adding specks of light to crocheted eyes
I first talked about adding a little yarn speck to your eyes in Cuddly Crochet, but I was reminded of the technique when I saw some fabulous projects by Stacey (a different Stacey!) on Ravelry:
Aren’t these fabulous? Stacey’s used the crochet baby-safe eyes, and embroidered the cutest little reflections on them!
Stacey’s done an adorable V-shape, but you can use a little knot or a simple line. To do this, you’ll want to embroider your detail on when you’re assembling the features on the head.
Ahhh thanks Stacey!
Thanks so much for this! This is the kind of eye I want to have and your ideas will really help me get them the way I want. You are terrific to share.
That’s such a good idea! I never thought of it. I love that duck!