Crochet Jellyfish Tutorial – Free Pattern
Crocheting jellyfish can be a delightful and whimsical project, perfect for both beginners and experienced crocheters. These charming sea creatures make for cute decorations, baby mobiles, or even toys. Follow this free tutorial to create your very own crochet jellyfish.
- Worsted weight yarn in your choice of colors (main body and tentacles)
- Crochet hook suitable for your yarn weight (usually around 4.0mm to 5.5mm)
- Safety eyes or embroidered eyes (for safety, use embroidered eyes if the jellyfish is for a baby)
- Fiberfill or stuffing material
- Yarn needle
- ch: chain
- sc: single crochet
- inc: increase (2 single crochets in the same stitch)
- dec: decrease (single crochet decrease over two stitches)
- sl st: slip stitch
- Begin with a magic ring.
- Round 1: Work 6 sc into the magic ring. (6 stitches)
- Round 2: Inc in each stitch around. (12 stitches)
- Round 3: 1 sc in the first stitch, inc in the next stitch around. (18 stitches)
- Round 4: 1 sc in the first 2 stitches, inc in the next stitch around. (24 stitches)
- Round 5: 1 sc in the first 3 stitches, inc in the next stitch around. (30 stitches)
- Round 6: 1 sc in the first 4 stitches, inc in the next stitch around. (36 stitches)
Attach safety eyes or embroider eyes between Rounds 3 and 4, leaving a few stitches’ space between them.
- Rounds 7-10: 1 sc in each stitch around. (36 stitches)
- Round 11: 1 sc in the first 4 stitches, dec in the next stitch around. (30 stitches)
- Round 12: 1 sc in the first 3 stitches, dec in the next stitch around. (24 stitches)
Stuff the body with fiberfill.
- Round 13: 1 sc in the first 2 stitches, dec in the next stitch around. (18 stitches)
- Round 14: 1 sc in the first stitch, dec in the next stitch around. (12 stitches)
- Round 15: Dec in each stitch around. (6 stitches)
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
- Attach yarn to any stitch on the bottom of the body.
- Chain a desired length for the tentacle (usually around 20-30 chains).
- Attach the tentacle by slip stitching into the same stitch where you attached the yarn. Repeat this step to add multiple tentacles around the bottom edge of the jellyfish body.
- Secure all ends and trim excess yarn.
- You can gently curl the tentacles to give them a wavy appearance.
And there you have it a cute crochet jellyfish! Feel free to experiment with colors, yarn types, and sizes to create your own unique variations. Remember to use safety precautions if this jellyfish is intended for infants or small children. Enjoy your crocheting!