What are translucent eyes?
Did you know Suncatcher Craft Eyes are named for the translucent eyes? They sure are. Why? Because if you hold the translucent craft eyes up to a window, the sunlight shines through them like a sun catcher, and they’re really pretty! If you look at the photo above, the translucent craft eye is the first one (with the big arrow). You can see how the light shines through the translucent one and not the other two.
The sleepy craft eyes are also translucent so there is more contrast between the black and color:
There is a trick to using translucent Craft Eyes on dark fabric. If you add a little bit of white fabric behind the eye (even felt will work), the color will really pop and show up a lot better than without it.
Little Emo was the first amigurumi I made that had translucent eyes! Click on the photo below of Little Emo to go to the free crochet pattern.