Jellyfish Amigurumi

While vacationing on the Big Island of Hawaii this winter, I have been feeling inspired to work on some ocean themed crochet projects. This little jellyfish amigurumi was so much fun to make and I love how it turned out! It is the perfect size for small hands, measuring about 6 inches (from top of head to bottom of tentacles).

For this amigurumi jellyfish, the head is worked up in two pieces and then sewn together. The tentacles are added at the end. This project is a pretty quick one! Perfect for working up between larger projects, or just for a fun project that is almost immediately gratifying!

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If you are feeling ocean inspired like I am, check out my other crochet patterns inspired by the sea! You can crochet the whole collection of sea creatures!

Honu the Sea Turtle Amigurumi

Bailey the Blue Whale Amigurumi
Oliver the Octopus Amigurumi

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Materials:
Stitches Used:
  • Ch – chain
  • Sl St – slip stitch
  • SC – single crochet
  • DC- double crochet
  • INV DEC – invisible single crochet decrease – insert hook into front loop of next stitch, then insert your hook into the front loop of the following stitch (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 remining loops on hook.  There are many tutorials on this on YouTube. Check one out if you’d like to see the invisible decrease in action.
Important Notes:
  • Magic Circle – Make a circle with your yarn, insert crochet hook into circle and draw up a loop. Use this loop to start your first chain 1 of the pattern.
  • Joining – This pattern is worked in continuous rounds without joining. After you finish the stitches of one round, start right on the next without joining between.
HEAD

First you will need to make the top of the head, next you will make the base of the head, and then crochet them together.

Top of Head

Round 1: Magic circle, chain 1 and make 6 SC stitches into ring (6)

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

Round 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around (18)

Round 4: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 2, repeat around (24)

Round 5: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 3, repeat around (30)

Round 6: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 4, repeat around (36)

Round 7: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 5, repeat around (42)

Round 8: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 6, repeat around (48)

Rounds 9-17: SC in each stitch around. (48)

*Insert safety eyes between rounds 12 and 13 approx 6 stitches apart.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Base of Head

Round 1: Magic circle, chain 1 and make 6 SC stitches into ring (6)

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

Round 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around (18)

Round 4: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 2, repeat around (24)

Round 5: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 3, repeat around (30)

Round 6: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 4, repeat around (36)

Round 7: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 5, repeat around (42)

Round 8: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 6, repeat around (48)

Round 9: SC in each stitch around. (48)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Now you will be stuffing the head and joining the pieces together. Insert your hook in a stitch, passing through both layers (all 4 loops), join yarn and make a slip stitch. SC in the same stitch and in each stitch around. Join to first SC with a slip stitch, do not fasten off (you’ll make the frilly edging next). (48)

*Make sure you add stuffing to the head as you join the pieces together, making sure that you’ve added enough stuffing before the opening gets too small.

Next, to add the frill around the edge of the head. Starting where you left off with the slip stitch (from joining the head pieces together), *skip the next stitch, slip stitch in next, skip next stitch, 3 DC in next.* Repeat * around. Join with a slip stitch to first stitch. Fasten off, weave in ends.

TENTACLES

I made a bunch of spirals of different lengths and attached them to the center of the bottom of the jellyfish.

To make a spiral, start by chaining your desired length. SC in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across. Fasten off, leaving a tail to sew onto jellyfish.

Make as many of these spirals as you want for your jellyfish. I made 6 spirals of different lengths. For the longer spirals, I started with a chain of about 35, for the shorter ones, I started with a chain of about 20. Once you finish making a spiral, you make it longer by gently stretching it a little bit.

To attach the tentacles to the jellyfish, use your yarn needle to sew them around the stitches near the 3rd or 4th round of the base of the jellyfish head. Weave in/hide ends inside jellyfish before cutting.

Optional: Use your yarn and yarn needle to make a loop on top of the jellyfish head if you’d like to hang it.


That’s it! You’re all done! I hope you love your little jellyfish!

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