Pattern: Baby Jellyfish Amigurumi
Hey, ya'll! It feels like it's been forever since my last free baby animal pattern! So I'm back with a cute little jellyfish pattern to help you finish your summer off. I've made three different versions of these jellies so you can make one with long tentacles or short and stubby tentacles. (The chubby one makes me think of a thimble jellyfish!) You can also make your jelly be a girl by adding eyelashes and a cute heart bow! Honestly, though, there are so many fun things you could try with these cuties! Why not try different facial expressions? Super long tentacles? Bowtie? I only wish I had the time to try all the ideas I could come up with! But I hope you'll indulge my whims and try them for me! These jellyfishes are so easy to make that I would certainly recommend them for a beginner! You can make one in an hour or less! I originally designed Sherry the Jellyfish for my giveaway with Just Travel Shop and made that particular one into a backpack clip! You could also make your jellyfishes useful by adding a backpack clip or key chain to them! Let's get started! Dimensions: 2.5 in. (6.5 cm.) for the short one and 3.5 (9 cm.) for the long one Materials: - Size F (3.75mm) & C (2.75mm) crochet hook (the C hook is for the heart bow) - Worsted weight (4 ply) yarn in any color and also a small amount of sport weight yarn for the heart bow (I used "I Love This Yarn" brand from Hobby Lobby) - 7.5mm safety eyes (I buy mine online HERE or HERE) - Polyfil (or your stuffing or choice) - Tapestry/yarn needle - Small amount of black embroidery floss (for mouth and eyelashes) - Stitch marker (I highly recommend these HERE) Top of Jellyfish R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook R2: *Inc 1* rep 6 times (12 sts) R3: *Sc 1, inc 1* rep 6 times (18 sts) R4: *Sc 2, inc 1* rep 6 times (24 sts) R5: *Sc 3, inc 1* rep 6 times (30 sts) R6-9: Sc in all 30 sts (4 rounds total - 30 sts) R10: On this round, we will be working in the FLO (front loops only) for the slip stitches. *Ch 3, sl st 2* rep 15 times (there should be 15 little waves created by the 3 chains.)
Finish off. Insert your safety eyes between R7 & 8, exactly 6 sts apart. (Hint: Insert 1st eye, count 6 whole sts from the hole you inserted the first eye into, insert 2nd eye.) Do NOT attach the backings just yet if you plan to embroider eyelashes on your jelly.
For eyelashes take your black embroidery floss and embroider two little lines on the side of the eye, each about a stitch wide.
Now you can attach the safety eye backings. Embroider a small little smile directly between her eyes. Set aside the jellyfish top until the rest of the parts are completed.
Bottom of Jellyfish
R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
R2: *Inc 1* rep 6 times (12 sts)
R3: *Sc 1, inc 1* rep 6 times (18 sts)
R4: *Sc 2, inc 1* rep 6 times (24 sts)
R5: *Sc 3, inc 1* rep 6 times (30 sts)
Finish off leaving long tail for sewing. Do NOT sew to the top until the tentacles are completed.
Straight outer tentacles (make 6)
Start with a long tail
Loosely ch 14, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sl st 13
(For short and stubby tentacles: Ch 8, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sl st 7).
Finish off leaving a tail.
Curly inner tentacles (make 3)
Start with a long tail
Loosely ch 10, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2 in each st down (increasing in each st will create the curly effect.)
(For short and stubby tentacles: Ch 6, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2 in each st down)
Finish off leaving a tail.
Now we will attach the tentacles to the bottom before sewing the bottom to the top. Instead of sewing the tentacles on, we will be knotting them on. This is a quick and easy method that will eliminate the need for sewing (and weaving) all those ends in!
In the picture below, you will see where I attached my straight outer tentacles between the fourth and fifth rounds. I spaced them evenly every 6 sts, right beside the increase st. For the curly inner ones, I spaced them evenly between the first and second rounds.
We will attach the curly tentacles first and then the straight ones.
Take your tapestry needle and thread both loose ends of the tentacle through. Now pull your needle through the jelly bottom and tie the two ends together with a knot. Once you have all the tentacles attached, you can trim the ends.
With all the tentacles attached.
Now that the tentacles are all attached, we will sew the bottom to the top of the jelly. Using your tapestry needle and long tail we left, whip stitch the bottom to the top. I used the front loops of the bottom piece and the back loops left from the top piece. Just before you finish sewing it up, stuff the body.
Heart bow (using your C hook and sport weight yarn)
Ch 2, in 2nd ch from the hook, sc 2, hdc 1, dc 3, sl st 1, (now work on the bottom side of the chain), sl st 1, dc 3, hdc 1, sc 2
To finish off, sl st in first sc made. Sew the heart bow to your jelly's head.
And you’re done! I hope you had fun making her! Please share pictures of your project with me through Instagram, Facebook, or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). I love seeing what you create!
For a nice, concise version of this pattern, you can get a free PDF at LoveCrochet.com, or here at Craftsy. The PDF does not include as many pictures as this post, so make sure to refer to this post if you have trouble with something.
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