Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Crochet Jellyfish



Last week on Facebook, somebody shared this link to a crochet jellyfish pattern. It came at just the right moment, when I was looking for my next crochet project.

I jumped in straight away and had a go!
I had to look up how to make a magic circle again - but I think I've finally got that mastered now.

The next thing to practise was counting those stitches and rounds. I got lots of practise using my times tables as I counted the various combinations of stitches into each loop. I know I should use a stitch counter or at least a paper clip to keep my spot and make that all easier, but I kind of like playing around with numbers in my head and it helped me to concentrate on my stitches too.
Generally I think I counted well, but I may have ended up with a few extra stitches in my final few rounds somehow...

Making the tentacles was fun, although I think I should have done a few more! I got a bit over excited about finishing and seeing the jellyfish hanging up!


I'm really pleased with how my jellyfish turned out.
Now I just have to find somewhere to hang him!

I'm always on the look out for new projects to practise and improve my crochet - so feel free to suggest any - leave me  a link in the comments!

I shall be linking this post to many of the fabulous linky parties whose pretty buttons and direct links can be found on my linky party page.

12 comments:

  1. He's awesome! I just love those twisty tentacles.

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    1. Thanks Mich! They were my favourite bit to make!

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  2. Oh boy Jill, this crocheted jelly fish is adorable. You did a great job making this. :)
    Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

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    1. Thanks so much Julie. He was fun to make!

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  3. This is too cute :)

    I’d love for you to share it with my Recipe and Crafts Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thanks Jessica. I have requested to join your Facebook group. Thanks so much for the invite!

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  4. I have seen these all over the internet. They are so cute! I thought they might be a little difficult to make, but you make it seem easy. :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm only just learning crochet - this was pretty easy to make, although I think I made a few mistakes in counting my stitches in the rounds. All looks good in the end though!

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