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Magical Eyes


Doing the Harry Potter CAL I have come across some amazing edits and fun designs by those in Crafty Ridge Crochet. One of my favorite edits are these eyes! They seem to bring life to the square and make them even more magical. So I hear the question all the time. How do you make them? Easy Peasy!

So here we go!


Step one is to print off your Ron by Crafty Ridge graph!


Step 2 is to start on the top of the eye and change the top left corner to the color you want it to be. I chose blue for Ron. Change the colors in the next 3 squares. You can use a crayon or marker on yours.


Step 3 You will then change the colors of the next 3 squares below that , then turn and change the next 3 squares too.


Step 4 Net step is to close up the outside of the eye by changing the colors up the left side. Your eye should now be 4 squares by 4 squares.


Step 5 is just a little gleam in the eye to add some more life! I chose to put a white square in the tip right corner of the remaining black but you can really put it in any of them.


Just make sure to do the same thing on both eyes or he may look a little weird and check to  make sure you have 7 squares between each eye and 5 squares on either side of them.


TaDa! Finished eyes in just a few simple steps.


Now you can edit any of the eyes on your graphs like Brenda did with her Ron or add them all together like Jessica did to her Harry graph! They look amazing! I wish I would’ve thought of this edit before releasing the squares. It really brings them to life!

As always, you can check out my video tutorials  at the top of the page, for short videos that show each step of working up a graph in c2c. For a longer video about the basic c2c check out the one by Mikey over at The Crochet Crowd!

To see the previous squares in the Crafty Ridge Harry Potter CAL and more tips, tricks and tutorials just click here! See previous posts for other patterns and tips on working up your Harry Potter Afghan.

To join in on the fun come over and join us on Facebook for the Crafty Ridge Harry Potter CAL as well as other designs by yours truly! I can’t wait to see everyone’s finished afghans!

Also feel free to share your squares on Facebook and don’t forget to tag @CraftyRidge on Instagram and Twitter. I love to see everyone’s finished work and share them on my pages.

Happy Hooking!



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