Sunday, October 7, 2007

a little jellyfish ornament to sweeten up the tree :)


The picture isn't very good (i'm really bad at taking pictures of really small things), but I think a bunch of little jellyfish would look adorable in your x-mas tree, or you could hang them from your bag, or a window, or make one as a last minute stocking stuffer :)

When I made this one, it turned out to be approx. 4 inches/10 cm long (counting the tentacles).
Here are the instructions:

Using an F/5 crochet hook
R1- Ch2, sc 6 in second chain from hook
R2- 2 sc in each sc around (12 sts)
R3- *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat 6 times (18 sts)
R4- *Sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat 6 times (24 sts)
R5-10: Sc 24
Work on face - Position and attach 6 mm plastic eyes with safety backings, cut out two little circles of pink felt and sew in place for cheeks :), embroider mouth.
R11- Sc 24 through back loops only (you'll use the front loops later when crocheting the little wavy things at the bottom)
R12- *Sc 2, dec 1*, repeat 6 times (18 sts)
R13- *Sc 1, dec 1*, repeat 6 times (12 sts)
Stuff
R14- *Sk 1 sc, sc 1*, repeat 6 times (6 sts)
Bind off leaving long tail to close up the little hole, weave in loose end.

Wavy Part
Join yarn to one of the front loops you left in R11, chain 1, *4 sc in next st, sk 1 st, sl st 1*, repeat 7 times more. Bind off, weave in loose end.

Tentacles
Join yarn to the bottom part of your jellyfish (I left a long tail when joining so it would add a little more something something to the tentacles), chain 20. Bind off and leave the tail hanging if you want, or weave it in if you want a "neater" jellyfish. Repeat as many times as you want (mine has 9 tentacles, plus the 9 hanging pieces of yarn).

Please write if you have questions.
Happy crocheting!
:)
Ana

52 comments:

  1. It's adorable! I will try to make one right after I'm done with my current project :);) Thanks, Ana, for all your lovely creations, they all make me smile :)

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  2. Thank you for posting this. I am learning how to crochet, and your work is inspiring. i'm a bit confused with the 5th step when it says R5-10: sc 24.. what exactly does that mean?

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    1. It means, for rounds 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, using the "single crochet" you will make 24 stitches per round. No increasing or decreasing, just 24 sc(single crochet)

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  3. hi :)
    thank you sylvie, you are sooo nice, & your girls are adorable! you have the cutest family (i was nosey and looked at your blog)

    jennifer: it means that in each row you'll crochet 24 simple crochet stitches, or in other words, you'll work evenly from R5 to R10, without increasing or decreasing. does that make sense?
    :)

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  4. This is so cute!! I am definitely making some for my Christmas tree :) :) BTW I finished the mama Piggy and she turned out great! I put up a pic on my blog,
    http://marvelouspigs.blogspot.com.

    I haven't figured out flicker photos yet, too busy crocheting your cute things for Christmas.

    Thank You so much.

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  5. let me know how it/they come out :)

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  6. I love all the patterns you have! They are all so cute! Now, I just need to learn how to crochet...

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  7. hi!! thanks for posting and share your patterns, they are sooo beautiful!, im doing the jellyfish, well im trying because i just started to learn, i just dont understand in R11: which ones are the back loops? and which ones the front loops?... sorry i speak spanish and maybe thats why i dont get it.. thanks so much

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  8. Hi! I love the pattern but I get a problem once I hit R3? I don't know what I'm doing wrong but I can only work up to 15 stitches not the 18 stated in the pattern? What on earth could I be doing wrong? Do I need to CH1 or CH2 at the beginning of each row aside from R1? Because I just go directly to *Sc 3, 2 sc in next sc*. Help would be much appreciated =)

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  9. Hi! I'm Deb and your jellyfish is beautiful!!! Sorry, but I have a problem with R3... what means "*Sc 3, 2 sc in next sc*"?? Thanks

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  10. Do you ever sell jellyfish (not just pattern) on your etsy.com store?

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  11. Hola Ana, me encanta esta medusita, estoy planeando hacer unas para mi arbol de navidad, me preguntaba si habria algun problema de que tradujera este patron al español y lo pusiera en mi blog??? por supuesto que pondría que el patron es tuyo y un link a éste blog, es que tengo algunas amigas que les encantan los amigurumis pero no saben inglés, ojalá que puedas responderme, Saludos y gracias por compartir las cosas tan hermosas que haces!

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  12. http://i38.tinypic.com/do3tb6.jpg

    I DID IT.. kinda. It doesn't look the same, but it looks XD

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  13. Ana, my mom got me your book for my birthday last year, and now I am hooked!! (no pun intended) I can't wait to make your jellyfish since I have a fondness for owls and sea creatures. I've also made a snowy owl from your owl pattern!
    Love,
    Katie

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  14. I am having the same probelm with
    r3. I can't get it to add up to 18. there is not enough room to repeat the sequence 6 times. Could you please help? Thank you.

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  15. I add myself to the list of people confused by R3 and R4. 5 stitches times 6 repeats does not equal 18 stitches...

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  16. I have created the jellyfish, and after being confused about r's 3 and 4 for a while, I decided to try the pattern with the following corrections:
    R3- *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc* repeat 6 times (18 sts)
    R4- *Sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat 6 times (24 sts)

    then continue with the pattern as directed.

    The little guy turned out very well for me with these two changes!

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  17. Hello! Very cute! I like so much! But I have a bit problem when I get to R12. How do you *dec 1* ? And at the wavy part what do sk and sl stand for? Thank you much for this adorable pattern! I can't wait till finished! :)

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  18. What an adorable pattern! Question about the tentacles: where exactly are they coming from? The pattern says to attach to the bottom, but it looks like they're coming from inside the body. Where is everyone attaching the tentacles?

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  19. hello i just wanted to say i really liked your Amigurumi patterns :D i've only been crocheting a few days but i've had a go at this one & the cupcake. Have relised ive been doing it all in back loops? though whoops! hopefully i'll get the hang of it soon :)

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    1. Omg, I just realized that I've been doing all of it backloops as well.. Pffft.

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  20. OMG! I just made one of these and it's adorable! I love it and may make some for my friends. Thanks for posting the pattern!

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  21. These are so cute, i just want to check if its ok for me to use your patterns when making things for charity? Our local community center is having a fair to raise money for the campaign for a meningitis vaccine (one of the mothers i know lost her little boy to it 3 years ago and she is always doing things to raise money for the fight against meningitis) i was planning on making some amigurumi items to be sold on stalls/given away as raffle prizes, but before i make them i wanted to check it was ok.

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  22. Hey Ana, thank you for this pattern! I, and all my friends and family love it, they all want me to make them one!

    I modified it to give more fluff at the bottom, and I think it is spectacular! Thanks for such a great base to make things from.

    I've also been using your second book a lot, thanks for that too. Hope to see more from you soon!

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  23. Very cute! I made two for my Daughter's 9th grade science project. She was assigned the Lion Mane Jellyfish, and was told props really help the grade! I even had the same yarn (caron brights?) They are adorable!

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  24. someone is selling this pattern on etsy for $3 cut and paste the below link. Sorry so long. Her name is syppah

    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_155x125.100672568.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php%3Flisting_id%3D19443839&usg=__zf4N9D6wcuRyjbuG4j-uzgJDYSk=&h=125&w=155&sz=8&hl=en&start=462&sig2=NiOe_H9uSDCPNo7UrWLAVQ&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=qrmoBDic6UnSaM:&tbnh=78&tbnw=97&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dcrochet%2Banimals%26start%3D450%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26ndsp%3D18%26tbs%3Disch:1&ei=xbXHS9jYLpbf-QbU4czbCg

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  25. My goodness, he is so adorable! I want to learn how to do amigurumi so I can make assorted animals for my friends as Christmas gifts. Now that it's summer...I should have time for this. Thank you for this easy pattern!

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  26. This is so cute, a bunch of them together would make a great children's mobile! Thanks for sharing so much of your work. I got your first book recently and have made several of the animals. I am getting quite addicted! I have to get the second book and am looking forward to the next one!

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  27. Got your second book and it is excellent and very timely, I have 3 cousins having babies (October, December and January) and have decided to give home made gifts, so each baby will get something based on your book. Thanks again for sharing your wonderful work.

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  28. I love this one!

    I'm trying to learn how to crochet (taking it real easy), I'll have to give this one a try at some point before 2020... :)

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  29. Hey why don't you have mamma and baby owl? :P Thank you I just need that pattern really bad if you could post just the pattern instructions, I would be SUPER happy!

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  30. It's midnight and I just finished mine! Woo! Though he's a little fat; his bottom sticks out. Oh well though, it adds personality ;) Thanks Ana!

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  31. Hi Ana! Thanks for a great little pattern! I made this little guy out of satin ribbon and now doing him a buddy in a wider fabric:

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6503849&l=79e740939b&id=545012300
    and
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6503850&l=7bdd900364&id=545012300

    Think I'm going to have to look up your books next :)

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  32. These are adorable! I made one very similar to yours, although I made it a bit larger. I used half-double stitches and crocheted up to 42 stitches before stopping the increases and crocheted two strands together for each of the tentacles.

    Variegated yarn in pastel colors works out really nicely. I also used small buttons for eyes and did not sew on a mouth or cheeks.

    This is a really nice pattern and good for people who are just starting out. Well done! =)

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  33. Thank you so much for sharing! I'm gonna try it out this weekend.

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  34. I borrowed the photo with the link on my blog. If you object I'll remove it.

    Lovely pattern.

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  35. I can't figure out the wave, how to attach it.

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  36. what does sk mean?

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    1. sk= skip a stitch

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    2. SK means to skip a stitch.

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  37. This pattern is so cute! I've used one of these in the back ground of my dutch crochet tutorials in youtube. Somebody asked me for the pattern so I linked it in my wordpress (knuffeldraakje.wordpress.com), let me know if you don't agree for that:). besides that, Thanks for this cute sea-creature:D

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  38. How many little wavy parts am I suppose to have? I ended up with 7.

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  39. Hello. I was just wondering if I'm suppose to end up with 8 little waves, because I ended up with 7. Thanks!

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  40. When you crochet the wave part, how do you find the front loops you left? Were...you supposed to mark them? o_o

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  41. Thanks so much for posting this pattern!
    I made one~ http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t250/MooScoot/IMAG0032.jpg

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  42. THANKS! I loved it :) I made one for my son hehe and it turned out so cute!

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  43. I made it, but I used a size E because that's my only crochet needle. I also used the needle to crochet the face on with yarn. It looks incredibly creepy and my fan is making its tentacles coil around my fingers. I am sincerely creeped out but it's literally the greatest thing I have ever made. I'm so proud. I left it on the table to scare my family when they wake up tomorrow.

    I'm sorry I took such a cute design and turned it into a monster.

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  44. So cute - thank you for posting this pattern!!!

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  45. This is the cutest jellyfish I have seen! Thank you so much for sharing your pattern!!!

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  46. Hi! I just wanted to say thank you for such a cute pattern that was easy to follow and fast to complete!(: I have made a few of these cute jellyfish. Also, would you mind if I fund raised with them?

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