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This is a fun, easy knitting project using the Knifty Knitter knitting looms. Knitted eyeballs of different sizes make great Halloween decorations. Make a whole set in different eye colors, to match all your family members!

This project is suitable for older children, too, as long as they are old enough to use a (fairly dull) plastic yarn needle.

Step 1: Materials

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The Materials you will need to make this project:

1. Knifty Knitter set of knitting looms.
These come in 4 sizes, for this project I am using the smallest loom (the blue one) but you can use any size. I have made larger eyeballs using the green loom.

2. Yarn- I am using Lion Brand Vanna's Choice. If you are using one of the larger looms you will want to either use thicker yarn (bulky weight) or use a double strand of worsted weight.
1 skein of white yarn
1 skein of black yarn (you won't use very much black so if you have some leftover from another project that is perfect)
1 skein of blue yarn (or brown or green, whatever eye color you want to make)
1 small skein of red yarn or red embroidery floss, I used Sugar 'n' Cream crochet yarn.

3. scissors

4. Poly fiberfill stuffing
myrrhmaid6 years ago
O.K. another shot at posting a picture. I hope this one shows up! Thanks again for the great instructable & inspiration!
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eclipsed (author)  myrrhmaid6 years ago
Oh that turned out fantastic! I love it!
dreamer103 years ago
fretted4 years ago
I wonder if you could make them small enough for hackysack balls ? hmmm light weight ones at that !
Hey..the hackysack size would be cool to do on my P knitter. I am inspired!
none924 years ago
Is it possible provide more detail and pictures for this step? pls and thanks
Win Guy5 years ago
Hey eclipsed,
I made a slideshow of my eyeball! It's entered in the critter contest so you can see it if you like!
Win Guy5 years ago
Totally awesome! I don't have a loom so I've adapted my own version - by crocheting! I'll post a pic as soon as I finish it! :D
ducttaped5 years ago
can you do this w/  needles. because i never learned to use the loom and from what i hear, loom knitting isnt real. can you do it with needles though?

Yes you can, I have some instructions below.

DIRECTIONS: Cast on 28 stitches.

Row 1--Knit 20 stitches--turn.

Row 2--Knit 12 stitches--turn


Row 3--Knit 14 stitches--turn.

Row 4--Knit 16 stitches--turn


Row 5--Knit 18 stitches--turn.

Row 6--Knit 20 stitches--turn


Row 7--Knit 22 stitches--turn


Row 8--Knit 24 stitches--turn.

Row 9--Knit 26 stitches--turn.

Row 10-Knit 28 stitches--turn.

Pick up 2nd color, Tie on, carry along or break off & knit 2nd wedge.

Repeat pattern, alternating colors until there are 5 wedges of each.

Stuff with polyester fiberfil and sew seam.

3 colors can be used by knitting two rows of a 4th color

and only making 9 wedges.

(When using three colors--one gets 12 wedges).

Here ya go..... Each can be made of scrap yarn.

Baby Ball

You can also reduce the size, by subtracting either 2,4,6,8 stiches from each of the above.

SUPPLIES: - baby yarn or 4 ply worsted weight

- #4 or #5 needles

- Use contrasting colors and alternate wedges

Alex Pop6 years ago
The idea is very nice, I think it could be better like juggle ball, to give the impression to juggle with eyes. Good idea anyway!
myrrhmaid6 years ago
I have made up 2 of these eye balls so far! They are great fun to make! I cut a length of pantyhose to fit inside to stuff it so you can't see the fluff. It worked well! Thanks for the inspiration! Great instructions!
eclipsed (author)  myrrhmaid6 years ago
ooh I like that pantyhose idea, very good addition.
mikeasaurus6 years ago
You are seriously blowing my mind! I used to make eyeballs in high school by balling up paper and drawing on a pupil, then leave them laying around the classroom, this however is super fun, and waaaay better!

Imagine having a few on your bed our couch as pillows, yikes!
eclipsed (author)  mikeasaurus6 years ago
the smaller ones would be good juggling toys
Yeah, you could fill it with rice or something and make a hackey-sack out of it. :D
eclipsed (author)  squirrelywraith6 years ago
That would be cool, maybe put the rice in a plastic baggie first so it doesn't leak out through the holes in the knitted eyeball.
nave eclipsed6 years ago
those make the WORST hacky sacks though, i would suggest using hacky sack beads, and making sure you make all of your stitches VERY tight.
Mmmmmmm...eyeballs. I think my mom has those loom thingies, so I'm going to try to make one. Good instructions.
qwerty296 years ago
ive got to make one