Neon Jellyfish

Free Crochet Pattern

Easy / UK Standard Terms

What you need

  • 1.5 mm crochet hook
  • Black yarn (50g)
  • Neon yarn: pink, electric blue, purple (50g)
Dimensions: 3.5” diameter x 6" tall (9.5 diameter x 17 cm)
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Despite their name, jellyfish aren't actually fish. These invertebrates are probably some of the most interesting creatures inhabiting our planet. They can be really bright and colorful or show no color at all, some of them have long tentacles and others appear very flower-like. We have big jellyfish, small, flat or round. Some even have been to space!

Crochet jellyfish are a lot of fun to make. We can play with textures, colors, yarn thickness to achieve different results. For the design below, I used a 1.5mm hook and 50g yarn. However, a bigger version can be made using a thicker yarn. Feel free to experiment with colors and, most importantly, have fun!

Stitches

  • ch: chain
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • dc: double crochet
  • inc: increase (2 dc in one loop)
  • dc2tog: pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops
  • BLO: back loop only. Insert the stitch in the back loop and continue with the stitch as normal
  • 2tr bob: Bobble stitch. Yarn over, insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull through loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, insert hook into the same stitch, yarn over and pull through loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through 3 loops.

Process

Body

Start with black yarn.

Rnd 1: ch 2, work 6 dc into first ch - 6 st.
Rnd 2: 2 dc in each st around - 12 st.
Rnd 3: [2 dc in next st, dc in next st] 6 times - 18 st.
Rnd 4: [2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 st] 6 times - 24 st.
Rnd 5: [2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 st] 6 times - 30 st.
Rnd 6: [2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 st] 6 times - 36 st.
Rnd 7: [2 dc in next st, dc in next 5 st] 6 times - 42 st.
Rnd 8: [2 dc in next st, dc in next 6 st] 6 times - 48 st.
Rnd 9: [2 dc in next st, dc in next 7 st] 6 times - 54 st.
Rnd 10: [2 dc in next st, dc in next 8 st] 6 times - 60 st.
Rnd 11: [2 dc in next st, dc in next 9 st] 6 times - 66 st.
Rnd 12: [2 dc in next st, dc in next 10 st] 6 times - 72 st.
Rnd 13: [2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 st] 6 times - 78 st.
Rnd 14: [2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 st] 6 times - 84 st.
Rnd 15: [dc in next 13 st, change to blue and dc 1 in next st, change to black] 6 times - 84 st.
Rnd 16-17: (2 rounds) dc in each st around (black) - 84 st.
Rnd 18: dc in next 3 st, change to purple and dc 1 in next st, change to black and dc in next 6 st Continue stitching 6 black and 1 purple until the end of the round - 84 st.
Rnd 19-20: (2 rounds) dc in each st around (black) - 84 st.
Rnd 21: dc in next 7 st, change to pink and do 2tr bob in next stitch, change to black. Continue stitching 7 black and 2tr bob pink until the end of the round - 84 st.
Rnd 22-23: (2 rounds) dc in each st around (black) - 84 st.
Rnd 24: change to blue and do 2tr bob in next stitch, change to black and dc in next 13 st. Continue stitching 2tr bob blue and 13 dc black until the end of the round - 84 st.
Rnd 25-26: (2 rounds) dc in each st around (black) - 84 st.

Change to purple yarn.

Rnd 27: BLO dc in each st around - 84 st.
Rnd 28: [dc2tog, dc in next 4 st] 6 times - 72 st.
Rnd 29: [dc2tog, dc in next 3 st] 6 times - 56 st.
Rnd 30: [dc in next 5 st, dc2tog] 6 times - 49 st.
Rnd 31: [dc in next 5 st, dc2tog] 6 times - 42 st.
Rnd 32: [dc in next 5 st, dc2tog] 6 times - 36 st.
Rnd 33: dc2tog, dc in next 4 st, ch 12, insert hook into previous st and dc in each st until you reach the base, sl st. Repeat until the end of the round. - 30 st.

Change to blue yarn.

Rnd 34-end: dc2tog, dc in next 2 st. Continue stitching in circle until closed. Fasten off.

Tentacles

Insert hook anywhere inside the blue circle, ch until you are satisfied with the length, then insert hook into previous st and dc in each st until you reach the base, fasten off. Repeat the process and add as many tentacles as you want, switching colors.

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About the author

Adriana Maronese

I taught myself how to crochet a few years ago and haven’t been able to stop since then. I created this platform to help passionate crocheters like me feel inspired to create more. Because I truly believe life without art would be just boring.
To practice any art, no matter how well or how badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. So do it.” – Kurt Vonnegut
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