Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pattern in Pictures: Jellyfish!

Jellyfish amigurumi

This little guy is so easy to make. It takes barely any yarn and time to whip them up. I've made them with 5 tentacles but it's easy to add as many as you'd like. The length of the tentacles is also easy to change. Have fun and make sure to send me pictures of any you make at

  • less than 100 yds of yarn. Any weight or color would work fine.
  • H hook
  • yarn needle
Rnd 1: make a magic ring. work 6 sc in ring. (alternately, chain 2, work 6 sc in second ch from hook)

Rnd 2: 2sc in each sc around. (12 total)

Rnd 3: sc in first st. 2 sc in next st. repeat around. (18 sc total)

Rnd 4: sc in first 2 st. 2 sc in next st. repeat around. (24)

Rnd 5-9: sc around. (24 total)

Rnd 10: sl st in 1st st. ch 1, sk next stitch. 4 sc in next st. ch 1, sk next st. repeat around. Fasten off.

ch 25. leave a long tail for sewing. (Make 5)

Turn jellyfish top inside out. Sew the tentacles as shown in the photo.

After all tentacles are sewn on turn jellyfish top right side out. You're done!


  1. Very cute! Thanks for sharing :-)

  2. These are fabulous! Your pictures and tutorial are very helpful and I hope to complete one of these dude by x-mas! Thanks!

  3. Thank you for sharing this I decided i wanted to learn how to crochet tonight, so I finished this all in one night!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing, this little guy is so cute!

  5. Thank you so very much for sharing. I am making it for donation to Crafting for a Care.

  6. Thank you! I just made my first one and it is adorable! My daughter wants me to make many of these to hang under her bunk bed!

  7. I love the Jellyfish! however was confused with the sewing, How did you do it?

  8. I just left a long tail when I cut the yarn after chaining. Then I threaded the tail onto a needle and sewed the tentacles into the underside of the jellyfish. The beauty of this pattern is that it doesn't really matter where you put the tentacles as long as they're placed evenly around the underside of the jellyfish body. Plus, if you're a sloppy seamstress like me, the stitches are hidden.

    I hope that helped! To further clarify, I'd sew into the body then come up and sew into part of the tentacles until they felt secure when I tugged on them.

  9. Fun fact! For curly tentacles, skip the first stitch and come back up!! I love the effect it has!!
    Happy Crocheting!!

  10. what does "sk" mean in round #10 ?