How to use safety eyes

Safety eyes are plastic bulbs that help give some character and life to your amigurumi, crochet stuffed toys. Safety eyes are easy to attach but difficult to remove. They come in multiple shapes, colors, and sizes. They’re measured in millimeters, which represent the diameter of the eye.

Safety eyes aren’t safe for children younger than 3 years old, or pets. If you don’t want to use safety eyes, simply embroider them on instead.

Watch the video below for a demonstration on how to attach safety eyes securely.

Step-by-step photos



• If you’re having trouble putting the safety eye into the fabric, try making a hole in the fabric with a wider crochet hook first.

• Put a magazine between your safety eye and table, to prevent unwanted dents in your table.