Lover’s Eye Necklace Crochet Pattern


In 1785, Prince George or Wales commissioned a tiny portrait of his eye and sent it to his beloved, Maria Anne Fitzherbert, to convince her to marry him. It worked, and they were married shortly thereafter. The Prince then commissioned a portrait of Fitzherbert’s eye so that he might have her with him all the time. The tiny portraits became popular in England in the late 18th century. Some commissioned them as a token of affection for their lover, and others used them as a memento of a departed family member.

You can crochet your own lover’s eye for a necklace or brooch. This simple pattern takes only an evening to complete and measures approximately 2” wide by 1.25” tall.

Skill level: Easy

#10 crochet cotton yarn
4 yards tan
2 yards white
3 yards blue (or desired eye color)
1 yard black
Size 7 steel crochet hook
Crewel needle
28, 4-mm pearl beads
Small piece of tan felt
Jump ring and chain for necklace or pin for brooch

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No pattern or photograph may be reproduced or distributed — mechanically, electronically, or by any other means, including photocopying, without written permission of Lisa Ferrel. Finished products created with this pattern may be used for commercial sale. It would be greatly appreciated if you credit the design to My Fingers Fly (


Lover's Eye Necklace Crochet Pattern
Lover’s Eye Necklace Crochet Pattern


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