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Eyeballs the Amigurumi Monster Crochet Pattern

I am so excited to say that amigurumi is going to be a new thing for me in the months coming up. As a new designer, I’ve been wanting to try designing a bit of everything so I can figure out what exactly I enjoy designing the most. I’m far from the end of my experimenting, but I will say that I absolutely love designing amigurumi. Today you will see my very first amigurumi monster crochet pattern and I promise it won’t be the last!

If you’ve been watching behind the scenes on my Instagram account, you’ll see my design process along with the inspiration behind each project. Come to find out, the best part about creating amigurumi is that I can share the process with my son who is the brains behind this very design and he is the one who named him Eyeballs! The other day I sketched out a bunch of different monsters and I let him pick which one he wanted me to create. When I finished, he was SO excited. He’s been sleeping with him in his bed every night since and of course he’s been asking for more.

If I were to guess, I would bet that you have at some point gotten sucked into the yarn cake trend this year. I’ll tell you what. I have for sure! The only problem is I’ve purchased FIVE yarn cakes over the past year. But up until a week ago, I hadn’t made a single project from them.

Why? I honestly couldn’t find a project using yarn cakes that really called my name. And of course I just couldn’t turn away from all of that gorgeous yarny-colory goodness! Which brings us back to the fact that I bought five balls with absolutely no project in mind.

Eyeballs, the amigurumi monster crochet pattern is made holding two strands of yarn: the end from inside the cake, and the end from the outside. Doing this allows you to use two different colors at once and I absolutely LOVE how random and fun these colors become! I actually used Caron Cupcake for my first monster and Lion Brand Mandala for my second. I liked the firmness of Caron Cupcake, but there are two perks to using Lion Brand. They are both softer than Caron Cupcake and both of these skeins have enough yardage for you to be able to make two monsters instead of one! And trust me, you won’t be able to get enough of these little amigurumi monsters!


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*All Sigoni Macaroni patterns are written in standard US terms *

  • Ch – Chain
  • BLsc – Back Loop Single Crochet
  • BLsc2tog – Single crochet two stitches together using the back loops
  • Rep – Repeat
  • St(s) – Stitches



  • This pattern was designed by working in the back loop only of every stitch to create a ribbed texture. if you’re not comfortable working in the back loop, you can of course crochet through both. If you decide to work your single crochet stitches as normal, you may want to go down a hook size. This will create tighter stitches so  your stuffing doesn’t fall out.
  • For the monster body you will crochet holding two strands of yarn; the end from the center of the skein and the end located on the outside. You will only need one strand for the eyes.
  • You will work in continuous rounds. Use stitch marker to mark last st in each row
  • If you do not want to use safety eyes, feel free to embroider them instead!
  • Stuff each head as you are decreasing before it gets too tight.


Time Crunch

This amigurumi monster is very simple to make and because we’re holding two strands of yarn, making it thicker, it’s even quicker to work up! It should only take you a few hours at the most.




Eyeballs the Amigurumi Monster Crochet Pattern

Holding two strands of yarn

Round 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in first ch (6)

Round 2: 2 BLsc each st around (12)

Round 3: [2 BLsc next st, 1 BLsc next st] Rep [ ] around (18)

Round 4: [2 BLsc next st, 1 BLsc next two st] Rep [ ] around (24)

Round 5: [2 BLsc next st, 1 BLsc next three st] Rep [ ] around (30)

Round 6: [2 BLsc next st, 1 BLsc next four st]Rep [ ] around (36)

Rounds 7-12: BLsc each st around (36)

Round 8: [BLsc2tog next two st, 1 BLsc next four st] Rep [ ] around (30)

Round 9: [BLsc2tog next two st, 1 BLsc next three st] Rep [ ] around (24)

Round 10: [BLsc2tog next two st, 1 BLsc next two st] Rep [ ] around (18)

Start stuffing your first head before it gets too tight (do the same with the following two heads)

Round 11: [BLsc2tog next two st, 1 BLsc next st] (12)

Rounds 12-14: BLsc each st around (12)

Rounds 15-18: Rep Rounds 3-6

Rounds 19-24: BLsc each st around (36)

Rounds 25-28: Rep Rounds 8-11

Rounds 29-31: BLsc each st around (12)

Round 32-35: Rep Rounds 3-6

Rounds 36-41: BLsc each st around (36)

Round 42-45: Rep Rounds 8-11

Round 46: BLsc2tog each st around (6)

Tie off and weave yarn through each stitch around. Pull tight to close.



Eyeballs (make 3)

Round 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in first ch (6)

Round 2: 2 BLsc each st around (12)

Round 3: [2 BLsc next st, 1 BLsc next st] Rep [ ] around (18)

Round 4: BLsc each st around (18)

Tie off leaving long tail for sewing

If you choose to attach safety eyes, attach them in the center of your eyeball. I like to use a little bit of my polyfil stuffing to stuff in the eye so it pokes out a little more. Then sew each eye right on to the body using your tapestry needle.




The reason why I think yarn cakes are perfect for this particular project is because this monster has three heads. Because you’re using two strands of yarn (one from the inside of the ball and one from the outside), it creates a gorgeous color combination. If you’re lucky, all three heads may even be a different color! I think that’s super cool.

I hope you love creating this three-headed amigurumi monster as much as I loved designing him! I’ve already made two and my son keeps asking for more! Are you going to make one? Show me yours over on Instagram (@sigonimacaroni) when you’re finished! One of the best things about using a yarn cake for this kind of project is that every one of these monsters are going to look so unique. I cannot wait to see #allthecolors!

This pattern is an original pattern by Sigoni of Sigoni Macaroni. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.  

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