How to Make an Amigurumi Jellyfish in 30 Minutes or Less!

key chain jellyfish

With all of the events that I have coming up I needed to create a project that was no only cute, but also really simple and quick to make up! You don’t know me very well yet, as it’s early days still, but I LOVE jellyfish. All things jelly! These fanciful little sea creatures can be made so many different ways and they are a convention staple for me. I have 3 or fours different styles of jellyfish patterns that I have made over the past year and I can’t wait to share them all with you. For now, I’m going to share the quickest and easiest pattern! These can be made in any size yarn to make a variety of sizes and uses, just make sure to change your hook to match the yarn you’ve chosen to use! Happy Crocheting!

To make the Jellyfish multi-colored I used the inside and the outside pulls of the ball of red heart yarn! This is not necessary if you are using a closer variegated yarn or don’t want your jelly to be multiple colors.

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Supplies I’m using:

Yarn: Worsted Weight (4) - Red Heart Super Saver Stripes, Parrot Stripe

Hook: Boye, G 4.25 MM

Yarn Needle and Scissors

Stitches to know: 

sc, sc inc, inv dec, hdcflo, scblo  


Let’s get crafting!  

Beginning: chain 25 from the outside pull and fasten off for the loop that attaches to the key ring

keychain loop

Using the inside Pull begin the jellyfish body:

1: 6 sc in a magic circle  (6)

2: sc inc around (12) 

3: sc 1, sc inc 6 times (18) 

Attach the previously made chain of 25 now, it’s much easier to tie the chain to the jellyfish at this stage

amigurumi jellyfish

4-7: sc around (18) 

8: chain 2, hdcflo three times in each stitch (54)

9: chain 2, scblo in the remaining loops from round 7

10: scblo 1, scblo dec around (12)  

Stuff and attach safety eyes now You can place the eyes anywhere you like. I like to hold my jelly by the key chain and see how it will hang, I place the eyes 4-5 stitches apart between rows 4 and 5.

Amigurumi Jellyfish

11: inv dec 6 times (6)

Fasten off and close gap by weaving the yarn with a needle through the remaining stitches and pull tight. Weave in ends 

At this stage you’ll see 18 ridges have been formed on the bottom of our jelly during the blo decrease round 10. We’ll be using these to add our tentacles. 

Amigurumi Jellyfish

Begin the tentacle with the outside pull to match the key chain loop.

1: To begin slip stitch into any of the gaps to begin. 

2: chain 21, sc in the top loop of the second chain from the hook, sc into the top loop of the remaining 19 chains (20) 

Crocheting in only one loop of each chain will make the tentacles curl naturally.  

3: slip stitch into the next gap

4: slip stitch again

Repeat steps 2-4 until you have made 9 tentacles. On the final tentacle step four should slip stitch into the beginning loop of our tentacles. Fasten off and weave in ends! And there you have a perfect little jelly to keep you company! 

Amigurumi Jellyfish