I love finding inspiration and craft supplies at my local dollar store. They always have fun things for Halloween, and every year, I stock up on these little plastic eyeballs in multiple colors. They are great for crafts like the crochet Eyeball Rose, and they are also awesome to just float in a punch bowl or hide around the house. They also work up VERY fast, so they are a great stash buster or to add to a Fall craft fair!
I also used them to make this awesome wreath for my front door. The majority of it is pom poms glued onto a dollar store foam wreath. But I added a few Eyeball Roses and a few plastic spiders to make it really pop!
I have hair clips on the backs of mine so I can wear them around or clip then to things as needed, but you can do just about anything with your Eyeball Roses! Be creative!
I’d love to hear your ideas and see your finished roses in the Hookers and Crafters Facebook Group or in the comments.
Furls Odyssey H (5.00 mm) hook
1 ¼ inch (about 3 cm) plastic eye ball
Elmer’s Glue or Fabric Glue
There are two places where you will skip working in a
V-st with the petals. This is to make sure the petals stagger around and don’t line up exactly.
Eyeball Rose Pattern
Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook (counts as 1st V-st), [skip 2, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st] 15 times. Turn. (16 V-sts)
Row 2: Ch 2, 5 hdc in 1st ch-1 sp, sc in space between V-sts, [6 hdc in next ch-1 sp, sc in space between V-sts] 3 times, 6 dc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp (See Pattern Notes), [6 dc in next ch-1 sp, sc in space between V-sts] 5 times, 6 tr in next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, [6 tr in next ch-1 sp, sc in space between V-sts] twice, 6 tr in last V-st.
Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.
Wrap the hdc end around your eyeball. You can glue it here or wrap it a bit more to get it in the right place first.
Wrap the larger petals in a circle around the eyeball until they line up the way you like. Keep in mind you want them to stagger, not fall directly on top of each other. Use the tail to sew the petals into place.
Kati is the designer behind Hooked by Kati. With thousands of patterns sold around the world, Kati prides herself in creating innovative, easy-to-follow amigurumi patterns. She has designed for several publications, including Crochet!, Crochet World, Simply Crochet, and I Like Crochet. Kati finds her inspiration in science fiction, video games, and numerous visits to the zoo — all passions she shares with her husband and two boys.