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Try adding pupils to your amigurumi eyes!

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.

Eye Options

You have lots of options for eyes on your amigurumi! You can. . .

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.

You can use this trick to add a unique flair to the eyes on any pattern! Give it a try!


  1. Stacey H SAYS...

    Ahhh thanks Stacey!

  2. 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.

  3. That’s such a good idea! I never thought of it. I love that duck!