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Jellyfish Family Crochet Pattern







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Small Jelly:





You will need:

  • 3.25mm crochet hook

  • Worsted weight yarn (I used Bernat 100% cotton Handicrafter)

  • Polyfil stuffing

Abbreviations:


sc - single crochet

dc - double crochet

hdc - half double crochet



Body:


Chain 2


Round 1: In the second chain from hook, 6sc

Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12sc)

Round 3: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next. Repeat around (18sc)

Round 4: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next two stitches Repeat around (24sc)

Round 5 - 8: 1sc in each stitch around. Fasten off.


Base:


Chain 2.


Round 1: In the second chain from hook, 6sc

Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12sc)

Round 3: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next. Repeat around (18sc)

Round 4: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next two stitches Repeat around. Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew to the body.


Tentacles (make 3):


Chain a length that you are happy with for your jellyfish, and then add a couple more chains. The reason being since the chain will curl as we make it, it will end up shorter than the original chain length. Now turn, and in the second chain from the hook and each chain remaining, make 2sc. Once you have reached the end, fasten off, leaving a tail to tie to the base of your jellyfish. (I’d also recommend making the tentacles different lengths)


For assembly - see instructions in the Large Jellyfish pattern below.


Medium Jelly:





You will need:

  • 4mm crochet hook

  • Worsted Weight Yarn

  • Polyfil Stuffing

  • Safety Eyes (optional)

Body:


Chain 2


Round 1: In the second chain from hook, 6sc

Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12sc)

Round 3: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next. Repeat around (18sc)

Round 4: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next two stitches. Repeat around (24sc)

Round 5: 2sc in the next stitch, 1 sc in the next three stitches. Repeat around (30sc)

Round 6: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next four stitches, Repeat around (36sc)

Round 7 - 13: 1sc in each stitch around. Fasten off.


Base:


Chain 2


Round 1: In the second chain from hook, 6sc

Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12sc)

Round 3: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next. Repeat around (18sc)

Round 4: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next two stitches. Repeat around (24sc)

Round 5: 2sc in the next stitch, 1 sc in the next three stitches. Repeat around (30sc)

Round 6: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next four stitches, Repeat around. Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew to the body. (36sc)


Tentacles (make 4):


Chain a length that you are happy with for your jellyfish, and then add a couple more chains. The reason being since the chain will curl as we make it, it will end up shorter than the original chain length.


Now turn, and in the second chain from the hook and each chain remaining, make 2sc in each chain. Once you have reached the end, fasten off, leaving a tail to tie to the base of your jellyfish.


For assembly - see instructions in the Large Jellyfish pattern below.


SUPER QUICK MEDIUM JELLY!





If you're on a schedule, then you can make the same sized jelly using a 6.5mm (K) hook and two strands of yarn cast on to your hook, and it will work up a lot faster!


Chain 2


Round 1: In the second chain from hook, 6sc

Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12sc)

Round 3: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next. Repeat around (18sc)

Round 4: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next two stitches. Repeat around (24sc)

Round 5 - 8: 1sc in each stitch around. Fasten off.


Base


Round 1: In the second chain from hook, 6sc

Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12sc)

Round 3: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next. Repeat around (18sc)

Round 4: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next two stitches. Repeat around (24sc), fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew to the body.


Tentacles - we will be using the same pattern for the Medium jelly (see above)


For assembly - see instructions in the Large Jellyfish pattern below.


Large Jelly





You will need:


  • A 6.5mm (K) crochet hook

  • Two strands of worsted weight yarn tied to your hook in the colour of your choice.

  • Polyfil stuffing

  • Safety eyes (optional)

Body:


Chain 2


Round 1: In the second chain from hook, 6sc

Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12sc)

Round 3: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next. Repeat around (18sc)

Round 4: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next two stitches. Repeat around (24sc)

Round 5: 2sc in the next stitch, 1 sc in the next three stitches. Repeat around (30sc)

Round 6: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next four stitches, Repeat around (36sc)

Round 7: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next five stitches, Repeat around (42sc)

Round 8: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next six stitches, Repeat around (48sc)

Round 9 - 17: 1sc in each stitch around, slip stitch to the first sc to join (48sc)

Round 18: Chain 1, sc in the same stitch. *Skip 1 stitch, 6hdc in the next stitch. Skip 1 stitch, 1sc in the next stitch.* Repeat ** around until you reach the end. Slipstitch to the first sc to join. Fasten off, weave in ends.


To create the interchanging colours on the Jelly's shell edging, I used the tapestry crochet technique. (see below). If you'd prefer the Jellyfish without the shell edge, you can skip the final round and fasten off at the end of round 17.



Base


Round 1: In the second chain from hook, 6sc

Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12sc)

Round 3: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next. Repeat around (18sc)

Round 4: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next two stitches. Repeat around (24sc)

Round 5: 2sc in the next stitch, 1 sc in the next three stitches. Repeat around (30sc)

Round 6: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next four stitches, Repeat around (36sc)

Round 7: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next five stitches, Repeat around (42sc)

Round 8: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next six stitches, Repeat around (48sc). Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew to the body.





Tentacles:


For the large Jelly, I made five tentacles, each a different length. some were around 40 chains, others were 25. You can make them any length you like, but remember, the final product will be shorter than the initial chain. I’d recommend holding your chain up to your jellyfish body and adding or removing chains as you desire.


To transform the chain into a twisted tentacle, all you need to do it make 2sc in each chain. Start at the second chain from the hook and work your way towards the end. Once you’re there, fasten off, leaving a tail to attach to the base of the Jellyfish.


I made two different kinds of tentacles for the large Jellyfish. Some were made with 2sc in each stitch, whilst the others were with 2hdc in each stitch. You can see the difference below:


Teeeeeentacles

Notice how the ones on the left are tight, corkscrew curls? Those are with 2sc. The large, wavy curls on the right were made with 2hdc.


Ifyou want the curls to be even tighter, you can make 3sc in each chain. Remember, the more stitches in a chain, the tighter the curls!


Assembly!


First, using your crochet hook to pull the tails from the tentacles through the base of the jellyfish. Tie them so they're nice and secure.


Once that's completed, line up the stitches of the base to the Jellyfish body. Using a yarn needle or your crochet hook (which I always do), sew the pieces together with a simple whip stitch. When you are halfway to three-quarters finished, stuff the body firmly. Keep sewing until you reach the end, then fasten off, and weave in your ends.


Tentacles attached to the Jellyfish base.


And you're done! Now you have a Jellyfish family! You can keep them, gift them, decorate your house, neighbourhood or festivals with them!


If you have any critiques or questions, please leave me a message below or send me an email! All (constructive) feedback is welcome and I'd be very grateful for any suggestions.

If you make one, please share it online and credit Slipstitch Hollow & provide a link to www.slipstitchhollow.com or my Instagram @ slipstitch_hollow. You may NOT sell the pattern, share or distribute it in any form, repost it online, or alter it to claim it as your own.


Happy Crocheting!


Stephanie xxx

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