Stash yarn monsters were inspired by a picture i found online.
these would work great on any garment crochet or not, weather you want to make some thing more monster like or just place them in random places they are a lot of fun.
These eyes are made with stash scrap yarn. takes very little yarn and less than 2 cotton balls of cotton or fiber.
I made some adjustments so if you don’t like loosing your eyes you wont 🙂
Adding fuzzy eye lash yarn around the eyes really makes them come alive. You could make a pair of Lorax eyes with these. I wish i had thought of making these for my Agent “T”. well there is always another day right?
ok lets get to it. here is what you need.
Worst weight yarn~ some scrap pieces
scissors~ cut yarn only.
Blunt needle~ to sew in ends
Hook ~H or smaller to obtain the Gage you need.
slip stitch ~sl st
single crochet~ sc
sc2tog~ to work 2 sc in a decrease together.
All Rows Join UNLESS TOLD TO TURN. ( last row of eye lid)
All Rows will have a Ch 1, and sc in the same place and count as 1.
Eye Lid~ make 2
Row 1: magic ring ,6 sc
Row 2: 12 sc (2sc each st)
Row 3: 18 sc ( sc, 2 sc next st. around)
Row 4-5: sc each st (18 total)
Row 6: ch 1, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc, sl st 2 ch 1, turn
sc in first sc,( <~skip over the sl sts) sc 3 more 4 total, sl st next 2 sc, do not turn
sc next 6, sl st next 2 sts, ch 1, turn
sc in first sc,(<~ again skip over the sl sts) sc next 5, sl st next st, sl st one more done cut , use this end to sew the 2 eyes together so they stay together . not necessary to sew the eye lids together.
(Poke the center string back threw other side to attach it to some thing you wants to have monster eyes.)
Eye ball~ make 2
Row 1: (in black) magic ring, 5 sc, cut
Row 2: (in brown) 10 sc (2 sc each st) cut
Row 3: (in white )15 sc ( 2 sc, sc, around)
Row 4-5: sc each st (total 15 sc )
Row 6: sc2tog all but last stitch ( 7 sc2togs and 1 sc. Total ) stuff eye now.
Less than 2 cotton balls needed of fiber, or filling.
Row 7: Sc2tog each st.( 4 remaining sts. left )
**If you would like to attach the eye to lids so they wont get lost** if not cut your done.
Flip eye lid inside out, and attach the eye to center with a sl st or sc and you wont lose your eyes
Chain 2, sl st in center of eye lid and ch 2 sl st back to eye ball Cut done.
now put them together 🙂
Lastly take some different yarn fuzzy or latch some yarn and make eye brows or a mustache even ( I used the 2nd to last row and worked over that.)
If you need a little more help with the eye’s and lids here you go 🙂
picture above is the start of the eye. i didn’t weave in the ends i started my next color with a sl st next to the last st i made.
again i didn’t weave in the ends and started next to the last sts made.
the first 3 rows made, now to decrease the next row.
7 sc2togs and sc the last st. about this much cotton or scrap yarn.
4 sc2togs on top, ch 2. to attach it to eye lid.
pull the center sting back threw to other side so you can work the eye ball in, now flip it inside out so you can see.
place your hook from one side to the center opening(magic ring) to attach your eye ball sl st or sc, across from the stitch you just made sl st or sc again. then ch 2, and sl st back to eye ball.
weave in that end. and your done with the eye 🙂
this is what you should have now.
now if you want the 2 eyes to stay together and keep the look you made sew the lose end you finished the lid with to sew them together in the middle of the 2 eye.
Remember your eye will move freely in the lid, but the lid is set. so when sewing the 2 lids together make sure you have them where you want them first.
then go Crazy they are monsters after all 🙂
give them some character 🙂
i hope you enjoy this fun scrap buster project.
now i have some thing to use those little scrap pieces of yarn for.
Thank you for checking them out Shell 🙂