Traditionally, the Greek evil eye talisman protects against malevolent gazes and those who wish you unwell. In Greece and other parts of the wider region, you will see people adding them to key chains, home decorations or hanging from their car mirror. The evil eye is also featured in a lot of jewellery so why not in crochet too?
Make this evil eye crochet applique and all stares will be on you – but in a good way! Check out the full evil eye crochet applique below. You can use it to decorate or upcycle different items. I used it to make a pretty little crochet purse – full details coming up in a future post.
I made the crochet applique in two different sizes using the same pattern and hook size but different yarns. The larger one using Lion Brand Cotton 24/7 measures 8cm wide and 7cm tall. The smaller one using Scheepjes Catona yarn measures 7.5cm wide and 6cm tall. I used the latter one for the purse described below.
To make the Evil Eye crochet applique you will need:
- 3.00mm crochet hook
- Scheepjes catona yarn in jet black, snow white, bluebell, electric blue and saffron
- Lion Brand Cotton 24/7 in Black, White, Navy, Aqua and Goldenrod
- Pair of scissors
- Darning needle
The Evil Eye Crochet Applique Pattern:
To attach a new yarn, I always chain 1 in the first stitch and then make the first stitch of that round in the same place. However, if you prefer another way of attaching your new colour, you can do that instead.
- Round 1: Using your black yarn, make a magic ring. Place 6 single crochets (SCs) in the magic ring. Slip stitch into your first stitch and snip off the black yarn.
- Round 2: Continue using your white yarn, place 2 SCs in each stitch. Slip stitch into the first stitch and snip off the yarn white yarn. You should have a total of 12 stitches.
- Round 3: Continue using the light blue yarn, place 2 SCs in the first stitch and then make 1 SC in the next stitch. Repeat for a total of six times. Slip stitch into your first stitch and snip off the light blue yarn. You should have a total of 18 stitches.
- Round 4: Using the blue yarn, place 2 SCs in the first stitch and then place 1 SC in the next two stitches. Repeat for a total of six times. You should have a total of 24 stitches. Slip stitch into the first stitch.
- Round 5: Place 2 SCs in the first stitch and then place 1 SC in the next three stitches. Repeat for a total of six times. Slip stitch to the first stitch. Snip off the blue yarn. You should have a total of 30 stitches.
- Round 6: Using the white yarn, place 2 SCs in the first stitch and then place 1 SC in the next four stitches. Repeat for a total of six times. You should have a total of 36 stitches. Slip stitch into the first stitch.
- Round 7: Make 6 SCs. Then make 1 half double crochet (1 HDC), 2 double crochets (2 DCs) in the same stitch and then 1 treble crochet (1 TR). Then make 2 DCs in the next stitch, 1 HDC and 13 SCs. Continue by making 1 HDC, 2 DCs in the next stitch, 1 TR, 2 DCs in the next stitch, 1 HDC and 7 SCs. Slip stitch to the first SC. Snip off the white yarn.
- Round 8: Using the yellow (saffron) yarn, slip stitch all around your piece in the back loop only. Snip off the yarn leaving a 4-inch tail. Using your darning needle go under and then over the first slip stitch for a seamless finish. Watch the video tutorial below for a more detailed overview of how to finish the last round.
- Weave in the ends.
Stitches used in the Evil Eye Crochet applique pattern:
This pattern uses five basic stitches: the single crochet, the half double crochet, the double crochet, the treble crochet and the slip stitch. You can find detailed video tutorials for all of them directly below:
The Evil Eye Crochet Applique pattern video tutorial:
Let me know if you give this pattern a go. I would love to know if you liked it and see your creations.