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How to Crochet Eyelashes using the Loop Stitch

Updated on February 18, 2014
Crocheted Eyelashes using Loop Stitch
Crocheted Eyelashes using Loop Stitch

I've been crocheting my fair share of animal hats recently - owls, mostly - and I decided to make some of them girls. Other than choosing "girly" colours, the only way I could think of to make these hats more feminine was to add eyelashes. Long and dainty eyelashes.

It would be easy to cut a length of yarn for each eyelashes and to loop it through itself but the Loop Stitch is quicker and much simpler.

The Loop Stitch can also be used for Cabbage Patch Kid hats, making a full, curly head of hair. (Scroll down for photo.)

The only supplies you will need to add these eyelashes is yarn, a crochet hook and scissors.

Before Starting

Firstly, it is important to note that the Loop Stitch is worked from the back. So turn your work away from you so that the eyelashes end up on the front of the eye.

Secondly, you will be wrapping the yarn around your finger to make the loop. You may be more comfortable wrapping the yarn around a pencil or a popsicle stick, which will change the size of the loop.

Lastly, you will be snipping the loops when you've finished the desired number of Loop Stitches. There is no need to worry about trying to keep the loops a uniform size; they can be trimmed later.

Learning the Loop Stitch

The best way to learn the Loop Stitch is watch someone else do it. Here is a video tutorial:

Video Tutorial

Cabbage Patch Kid Hat

Pictures of these Cabbage Patch Kid hats are circulating around the web right now and they are created using the loop stitch. To do a whole hat in his fashion is more time-consuming than the usual double or single crochet beanie, but the result is so very "Cabbage Patch Kid".

Crochet Cabbage Patch Kid hat using the loop stitch.
Crochet Cabbage Patch Kid hat using the loop stitch.


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      Wee Cat Creations 3 years ago

      Very useful!

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      woothie 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you!

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      Shasta Matova 3 years ago from USA

      That is so cute! Absolutely adorable. Pinned!

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      woothie 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you! Glad you liked it.

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      Diana Chin 3 years ago from Ozone Park, NY

      Awesome tutorial :)