Monday, November 24, 2008

Mad Eye Patch (Free Pattern)

Size 4 mm hook
Small amounts worsted weight black, blue, white (I used Paton's Classic Merino)
50 yds (?estimate) light brown
tapestry needle
small amount of fiberfill
two buttons
elastic (about 6 inches)

This pattern is made up of 4 pieces. The eyeball part, the socket part and two straps. Here is a picture of all 4 completed parts before being pieced together.

* Pattern is worked in the round. Each round begins with ch 1 and ends with sl st in first sc of round to join.
Rnd 1 (Black) – ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st, fasten off
Rnd 2 (blue) – attach blue at first sc of Rnd 1, ch 1, 2sc in every st, sl st (12 sts total)
Rnd 3 – ch 1, (1 sc, 2 sc in next st) 6 times, sl st, fasten off white (18 sts total)
Rnd 4 (white) – attach white at first sc of Rnd 3, ch 1, (2 sc; 2sc in next st) 6 times; sl st (24 sts total)
Rnd 5 – ch 1, (3 sc; 2 sc in next st) 6 times; sl st (30 sts total) fasten off

Here are some photos of the eyeball being worked

Work in brown

Repeat rounds 1-5 of eyeball part
Round 6 Ch1 (4 sc; 2sc in next st) 6 times; sl st (36 sts total)
Round 7 Ch 3 (counts as 1 DC) DC in 35 st around in front loops. Sl st to ch 3. Fasten off

Hard to visualize? See here

Straps (Make 2)
With Brown, Ch6. DC in 3rd st from hook (counts as 1st DC) 3 DC across Chain 2 turn
Round 2 - 3 DC, Ch 2 turn
Repeat Round 2 until 3 inches long ending with 3DC (omit C2)
Fasten off


Sew straps to socket at a slight angle as shown

Weave in all ends.

With brown, whip stitch 'eyeball' to 'socket' as shown, but leave a small opening to stuff slightly with fiberfill.

Sew elastic to both ends of straps and sew buttons in place. Note that buttons are purely decorative.

Try on patch and enjoy


Christina said...

Good LOoking eye you got there. For real, that is one cool eye patch. Thanks for sharing.

spike said...

this is from harry potter! i should make this for my little brother... thanks!

Vashti Braha said...

My 9 yr old just yelled "THATISOSAWESOME! That. Is. Awesome. Awesome!!"

........... said...

i agree, AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

that is soooooooooooooo cool! HOOKERS UNITE! WE MAKE GREAT STUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!

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green eggs and bellingham said...

Is that a 4.0 mm or uk size 4?

Kelly said...

Thats a 4mm or a US G

Anonymous said...


Thanks for sharing this link - but unfortunately it seems to be down? Does anybody here at have a mirror or another source?


Kelly said...

Not sure what Harry is talking about. The pattern is still showing up, I believe. If you could let me know what you are referring to, I will certainly try to help.

Kelly (

Cheryl said...

oh my gosh!! that is one awesome eye!! i just LOVE it! can't wait to make it. thanks so much for sharing.

Tamara said...

Love it! I linked to this page from my blog this morning for a halloween costume roundup. It's at if you want to check it out! :D

Michele Smith said...

Do u have to put the socket on it my son has to wear a patch over his good eye doctors orders an i want to make him something fun he would love to wear let me know if it has to have the socket thank u an god bless!

Kelly said...

Michelle I think you could leave the socket out and still have a cute eye patch for your son. Good luck, I hope it works and he likes it.