Adorable Free Crochet Jellyfish Pattern

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Another lovely free crochet toy pattern for you here by Craft Alotl. Not only do have this cute free crochet jellyfish pattern, but it is once again, a great crochet pattern for beginners! It is relatively quick to make, but allows you to practice different crochet stitches, such as half double crochet and double crochet. Whilst also giving you a go to practice “front loop only” and “back loop only”.

How to crochet a Jellyfish

This is a super popular jellyfish toy with kids! Such a cute and happy crochet pattern. The tentacles can be made in different yarn colors (in fact, we encourage this!), which makes it perfect for using up yarn scraps you may have left over from other projects!

This is another pattern by the talented Craft Alotl. Find her ad-free printable patterns in her Ravelry store. The jellyfish crochet is also a FREE PDF Download! Do support her store!

Supplies Needed to make this Jellyfish

You can use any type of yarn for this jelly fish. The final size of your crochet toy will depend on the weight of your yarn and crochet hooks. But it is a fun pattern to scale up or down depending on yarn you use!

  • Yarn in desired colors
  • Corresponding crochet hook
  • Safety eyes
  • Tapestry needle
  • Pair of scissors
  • Toy stuffing (we like to upcycle old cushion stuffing)

Crochet Abbreviations

We use American crochet terminology throughout!

  • { } = all in same stitch
  • MC – Magic Circle (also known as magic ring) – magic circle how to step photos & video available
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • HDC – half double crochet
  • DC – double crochet
  • Inc – increase
  • Dec – decrease
  • Flo – front loop only
  • Blo – back loop only
  • Ch – chain stitch
  • slst – Slip stitch (also seen as sl st on other patterns)

We have many basic how to videos in our Teach Yourself to Crochet article for these stitches.

How to crochet a jellyfish – free pattern

Jellyfish body

01: 6sc into mc [6]

02: 6inc [12]

03: (1 sc, inc) x6 [18]

04: (2sc, inc) x6 [24]

05 – 09: 24 sc [24]

10: in Flo ({hdc, dc, hdc}, slst) x 12 [24]

11: in blo of the last round, (2sc, dec) x6 [18]

12: (1sc, dec) x6 [12]

Place eyes between rounds 6 and 7 around 5-6 stitches apart.

13: 6 dec (6)

fasten off & seal hole.

Large jellyfish tentacle

The tentacle is a good use of yarn scraps.

01: Ch 30 [30]

02: skip 1st stitch, 29 inc [58]

Sew the large tentacle in the middle, at the bottom of the jellyfish.

Regular jellyfish tentacles – make 3

01: Ch 45 [45]

Using a needle, thread the tentacle through the body to the other side. You should have made 2 tentacles. Repeat this 3 times, so that you have a total of 6 tentacles. Embroider a mouth between the eyes.

I hope you enjoyed this little jellyfish plush pattern. Do check out our extensive collection of free Crochet Toy Patterns here – or visit Ravelry for easy to print ad-free patterns too!

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