How is your summer going? Mine is being… hot. Every summer I go visit my parents in the South of Spain, in a flat 5 minutes away from an amazing beach, but this year I will spending August between Turin and London. So no sea, sand and fresh breeze for me :(.
Anyway, I will have to settle with crocheting sea creatures with a fan blowing on my face full speed.
I will be sharing with you 3 patterns that I’m very fond of as they were 3 of my first patterns a few years ago. I created this Jellyfish for my niece Irene, which has always been very close to me.
I particularly like this amigurumi as it can be made with any color you want, even crazy colors, and it makes a great gift for anyone, from small children (it would be a really cute addition to a nursery!) to adults (what about making them in small size to hang on a purse or a rear-view mirror?).
Get your hook and yarns ready and don’t forget to stay tunned for the next patterns!
– 1 yarn ball the color you like, and a small quantity of a contrasting color
– A 3.5mm hook (it will measure aprox. 16 cm), or the most fitting hook for your yarn
– 1 pair of safety eyes
– A tiny amount of felt if you want it to have cheeks
– Tapestry needle and stitch marker
ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
inc = increase
dec = decrease
sts = stitches
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6 sts)
R2: (1 inc)x6 (12 sts)
R3: (1 sc, 1 inc)x6 (18 sts)
R4: (2 sc, 1 inc)x6 (24 sts)
R5: (3 sc, 1 inc)x6 (30 sts)
R6-7: sc even (30 sts)
R8: (4 sc, 1 inc)x6 (36 sts)
R9: (5 sc, 1 inc)x6 (42 sts)
R10: (6 sc, 1 inc)x6 (48 sts)
R11-13: sc even (48 sts)
R14: in back loop (6 sc, 1 dec)x6 (42 sts)
Place eyes between rows 10-11 with 10 stitches between them. Sew the cheeks
R15: (5 sc, 1 dec)x6 (36 sts)
R16: (4 sc, 1 dec)x6 (30 sts). Start stuffing
R17: (3 sc, 1 dec)x6 (24 sts)
R18: (2 sc, 1 dec)x6 (18 sts)
R19: (1 sc, 1 dec)x6 (12 sts)
Finish stuffing and close. Weave in ends.
Join yarn to any front loop on R14:
R1: (1dc, 1 dc, 1 sl st)x14 (42 sts)
Cut yarn and weave in ends.
SMALL TENTACLES (make 4)
With contrasting color, chain 25 sts, leaving a long tail to sew.
Cut the yarn and sew to body, surrounding the closing point of the body in row 19.
BIG TENTACLES (make 6)
Chain 50 sts, leaving a long tail to sew.
R1: 1sc in every chain (49 sts).
Cut the yarn and twist the tentacles to make the ringlet shape. Sew to body around the small tentacles.
And your jellyfish is finished!
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©2012 – Designed by Belén Galán for Amigurinos – All rights reserved. This pattern is only for personal use. You cannot sell, distribute or publish this pattern or claim it as your own, partially or totally. If you want to share the pattern in any web page, blog or social media, provide a link to my blog instead of just copying it. You are not allowed to use the pictures for personal or commercial means.
You are allowed to sell the final product locally (craft fairs, family and friends, charity…); I only ask you to kindly credit me as the designer.
Thanks and happy crocheting!