Hi, everyone! Julia the Jellyfish is the second creature in our Sea Creature Keychain Collection! You can check out all the creatures over on our Instagram page. The other patterns are coming soon!
Here’s the free pattern for Julia the Jellyfish!
- We used worsted weight Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in Lavender;
- 3.5mm hook (I use THESE hooks!);
- Tapestry needle;
- Safety eyes (optional);
- Keychain ring (optional).
Terms and Special Stitches (US Terminology):
MR – Magic Ring
Ch – Chain
Slst – Slipstitch
Sc – Single Crochet
Inc – Increase. Work 2 sc into the same st.
Dec – Decrease. Work 2 sc together (when decreasing in the round, I use the invisible decrease).
We will make five (5) legs separately and then join them.
(Work in continuous rounds)
Round 1: MR with 4 sc (4 sts)
Round 2: *sc, inc* repeat around (6 sts)
Round 3: Inc, sc 5 (7 sts)
Round 4-5: sc around (7 sts)
Tie off the first four legs. When you finish the fifth leg, do not tie off. Continue to Round 6:
Round 6: Place a stitch marker in the first stitch. Join the legs by sc 7 around the leg that is still on your hook, then continue by sc 7 around the next leg. Continue joining like this until until all legs are attached (35 sts).
Round 7-8: Sc around (35 sts)
Round 9: Sc 5, *dec, sc 4* Repeat from * around (30 sts)
Round 10-11: Sc around (30 sts)
Round 12: *Sc 3, dec* repeat around (24 sts)
Round 13: Sc around (24 sts)
Round 14: *Sc 2, dec* repeat around (18 sts)
Round 15: *Sc 1, dec* repeat around (12 sts)
Round 16: *Dec* repeat around (6 sts)
Tie off, leaving a tail for closing. Weave tail through the front loops of each stitch, then down through the opening. Tug gently on tail to close.
Place your safety eyes and any other facial features you’d like. Stuff.
Turn Julia over.
Round 17: Sc around the edge of the opening.
Round 18: *Dec* repeat around until you have 6 stitches.
Tie off, leaving a tail for closing. Weave tail through the front loops of each stitch, then down through the opening and out the back of Julia. Tug gently on tail to close. Once you’ve closed the opening, poke the remaining tail back into the piece using the back of your tapestry needle.
Add a loop to the top of Julia and attach a keychain to make a sweet bag charm, or simply attach the jump ring right through one of the stitches.
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