How to Indent Eyes in Amigurumi Crochet (Eye Sculpting)

 

In this crochet video tutorial, I am going to show you how to indent eyes in Amigurumi crochet. Eye sculpting is a great way to add more character to your toys and it is easier to achieve than you might think. I use this technique when working on most of my crochet toys and quite frankly…once you have tried it, there is no going back. 🙂 In this video, I will show you two simple methods so you can choose which one you prefer.

Scroll down to watch the step by step video tutorial on how to indent eyes in Amigurumi crochet.

 

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How to Indent Eyes in Amigurumi Crochet – Instructions:

1st method: This method will show you how to indent the eyes before finishing the crochet toy head piece. Basically, you will sculpt the eye sockets before inserting the safety eyes in and before putting the safety backs on.

2nd method: In this method, you will indent the eyes after your head piece is completed. This means the safety eyes will already be in including the safety backs. 

I use the 1st method when designing my crochet toys but both techniques will result in a pretty similar look.

 

 

 

How to Indent Eyes in Amigurumi Crochet – Watch the Video Here:

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6 Comments

  1. I prefer the second method with the eyes in place. It’s easier to adjust around the eyes and get the look you want that way.

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    • Hi Laura, thank you for your comment. Yes, some people prefer your method and some people the other method so I thought I would show both so people can choose which method suits them better. 🙂
      Love, Petra x

      Reply
  2. How do you secure the loose yarn when you first put it through the stitch? How do you keep it from not coming apart after you indent.

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    • Hi Trisha, when you first insert the needle in and go across the head, don’t pull on it hard so the yarn tail stays in. There is no need to secure it as it will anchor itself in the stuffing as you go through the head several times. Alternatively, you can leave a tail out and then when you finish indenting the eyes, come out with the needle through the same stitch the tail is coming out from. Tie a double knot and pull the knot inside your work through the same stitch.
      I hope this helps but please let me know if you have more questions.
      Love, Petra x

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  3. Thank you for sharing! I do like both methods and I will use then both.

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    • Thank you so much Jennie, so happy to hear you found my video tutorial helpful! 🙂
      Love, Petra x

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