Sunday, October 7, 2007
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)
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.
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.
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.