Amigurumi safety eyes (different eye options for toys)

Amigurumi safety eyes - I just published the third video in my series on amigurumi for beginners. This series is designed to help people interested in making crochet toys with very specific areas; ones where they typically need most support.

For the first two topics please see Amigurumi for beginners - how to start and Free Easy Amigurumi Crochet Patterns 

As mentioned in the video above, I have a number of free crochet patterns on my site - click here to download them all.

Safety eyes

If you're local to Hamilton then Handknit Yarn Studio sells black safety eyes by the pair, in a variety of sizes.

If you're purchasing online then you can usually find sellers on Etsy but my go-to store is Suncatcher Craft Eyes because they sell: 

...and so many more options its mind boggling. Not only is the size and colour selection terrific, I have always found the product to be the best quality eyes I've purchased.

Buttons and beads

Plain craft buttons and beads can easily be found in local sewing and craft stores. I usually get mine from Michael's. I demonstrate in the video how to attach buttons and beads to toys using yarn.

Baby and toddler safe options

If you need to ensure the eyes you attach to the toys you make are not a choking hazard, then make eyes from thread, fabric, felt or crochet and sew them on. In the video I demonstrate how to crochet eyes for your toy.

  • Embroidered eyes. Using either light weight yarn or embroidery floss you can embroider eyes with a french knot or satin stitch.
  • Felt or fabric can be used for eyes, mouths and noses.
  • I crochet eyes in DK weight yarn and attach them using a running stitch so they lay flat on the toy. I crocheted eyes and a jacket button for this recent custom order bunny:

how to crochet eyes for stuffed animals - image shows a crocheted bunny and The Rabbit in the Moon story

If you're enjoying this amigurumi for beginners series, or if there are topics you would like to see me cover, be sure to comment and let me know!

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