Granny Jellyfish Crochet Pattern
I use Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, a yarn needle, and an F and K hook.
*Note: I like joining my shapes using the back loops only. You can do whatever you’re comfortable with! The body for the jellyfish is made the same way as my Petapus (Octopus) body, and then you construct the jellyfish bumper and sew it onto the body. I’ll explain again how to do the body.
For Body, use a K hook and make 4 altered Pentagons:
Rnd 1: Ch 3. In 3rd ch from hook, (2hdc, ch 1) 5 times. Jn with a sl st.
Rnd 2: Jn or sl st to the first of any of the two hdc stitches, ch 1. Beginning in same st as join, *Sc, sc, (ch 1, hdc, ch 1) in the ch-1 space. Repeat from * around. Jn with a sl st in first sc.
Rnd 3: Jn or sl st to the first of any two single crochet stitches. Beginning in same st as join, (Sc, sc, hdc in ch-1 space, dc, hdc in ch-1 space), twice. Sc, sc, hdc in ch-1 space, sc, hdc in ch-1 space, hdc, dc, dc in ch-1 space, dc, dc in ch-1 space, hdc, hdc, sc in ch-1 space, sc, hdc in last ch-1 space. Jn in first sc.
Sew the four pentagons together.
To create the bottom 3 rounds of the body:
Working in back loops only, jn yarn with a sl st along the bottom of the project. Ch 1, hdc in same st as jn. Hdc in each st around, and in each of the the places where two shapes are joined you’ll treat the corners as one hdc by doing a dc decrease bewteen them. After that I add two more hdc rounds, joining each round with a sl st in the first hdc. Do not fasten off after last round.
Very bottom of body:
Ch 2, and working in back loops only, dc decrease around. Jn with a sl st in the first dc-dec stitch. Fasten off leaving tail long enough to sew the bottom opening closed. Stuff the body well and then sew it closed. (I also like to leave a long enough tail to thread it up through the center of the body after I sew it closed to use to hang the Pentapus for decoration.)
Bumper for the jellyfish:
For the bumper you will make two rows of side-by-side pentagons, connect each one to create two separate rings of pentagons, and then join them together on each side to create a mini doughnut. (Incidentally, if you need a Doughnut-gon, or a Pentanut…Doughnut, here ya go!) Then you’ll slide that onto the body and stitch it in place.
For the top round of the bumper, use an F hook and make 9 petagons using only Rnd 1 and 2 of above pentagon. Sew these side by side with the flat ends of the pentagons in line. The other side will make a jagged appearance, which you will fit the bottom round into like a little monster’s sharp teeth. What? Is that a weird analogy?
For the bottom round of the bumper, use a K hook and make 9 pentagons using only Rnd 1. Sew them together side by side in the same way as the top bump, and then attach the jagged end of this neatly into the jagged part of the top of the bumper.
Sew the two flat edges together, stuffing as you go along, then fasted off leaving the tail long enough to sew the bumper to the body. Slide the bumper onto the body with the 2-round pentagons on top and the flat joined edges should be facing the body so that seem will be hidden in the finished project.
I make three of each: curls and straight, but you can experiement to see what you think is best!
Curl: Ch 40, 3sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch up the hook. Fasten off leaving tail long enough to sew tendril to body.
Straight: Ch 40, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch. Fasten off leaving tail long enough to sew to body.
Use F (3.75 MM) hook for the eyes.
Rnd 1: With black, Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. Jn with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: With white and working in back loops only, join with a sl st in any sc. Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join, sc in back loop of next st, (2 sc in the back loop of next st, 1 sc in back loop of next st) around. Join with a sl st in 1st sc. Don’t fasten off. (18 sc) For pupil, you will now chain 4 and sc in 2nd chain from hook and next 2 ch. Sl st in front loop of next st. Fasten off with tail long enought to sew pupil to eye and the eye to head. Fold strip down into the black of the eye and sew it into place.