Caron Cake Jellyfish Free Crochet Pattern

 EVERYONE has already heard of a Caron Cake, right? If not, a simple Google search will open a very wide Caron Cake door for you. As opposed to coming wrapped up as a skein, a ‘cake’ of yarn is wound much differently and (in my opinion) is much easier to work with. Caron Cakes have gorgeous color changes and a few different color options to choose from. There are a few different brands of yarn that offer a product very similar to the Caron Cake, but so far the CCs are my absolute fave.

I purchased my very own Caron Cake in the color way called ‘Mixed Berry’ at my local Michael’s. I fell in love with the colors the second I saw them. I brought my lovely new yarn home and sat it on the desk in my craft corner where it sat for longer than I care to admit. To be honest, I couldn’t decide what to make with it. Would I knit with it or crochet with it? Should I invest in another cake or two and create a blanket? A cardigan?

After seeing pattern after pattern for Caron Cake blankets and shawls I decided I would use it to create some type of amigurumi. I learned that World Oceans Day was coming up and officially decided that the Caron Cake was perfectly suitable for an ocean creature. I absolutely love jellyfish and I happen to have a family member who recently requested a crocheted jellyfish, thus this beautiful ocean creature was born in the lovely Caron Cake Mixed Berry colorway.

This pattern is very easy to follow and requires only a few basic skills. As always, I suggest reading through the entire pattern first before beginning. Never hesitate to contact me with any  questions or suggestions. I hope you find this pattern enjoyable and I would LOVE to see your jellyfish creations! Feel free to share your jellyfish creations on Facebook, Twitter, or instragram using these hashtags: #caroncakejellyfish #withashariontop.

Caron Cake Jellyfish Crochet Pattern

Materials Required:

1 Caron Cake in Mixed Berry (I used just over half of the cake for one jellyfish)

US size G 4 mm crochet hook

Stitch Marker (the majority of this project is worked in the round, so you’ll want to use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each row)

Scissors

Darning Needle

Stitches Used:

Chain- ch

Single crochet- sc

Slip stitch- ss

Double crochet- dc

Single crochet increase (two sc in one st)- sc inc

Do NOT assemble anything until you’ve crocheted ALL of the pieces! 

Jellyfish head/body (worked in the round)

To begin, ch 2

Row 1. 9 sc in 2nd ch from hook (9)

Row 2. sc inc in each st around (18)

Row 3. 1 sc, 1 sc inc, repeat around (27)

Row 4. 2 sc, 1 sc inc, repeat around (36)

Row 5. 1 sc in each st around (36)

Row 6. 3 sc, 1 sc inc, repeat around (45)

Row 7. 1 sc in each st around (45)

Row 8. 4 sc, 1 sc inc, repeat around (54)

Row 9. 1 sc in each st around (54)

Row 10. 5 sc, 1 sc inc, repeat around (63)

Row 11. 1 sc in each st around (63)

Row 12. 6 sc, 1 sc inc, repeat around (72)

Row 13. 1 sc in each st around (72)

Row 14. 7 sc, 1 sc inc, repeat around (81)

Row 15. 1 sc in each st around (81)

Row 16. 1 sc in each st around (81)

Row 17. 8 sc, 1 sc inc, repeat around (90)

Rows 18-34. 1 sc in each st around (90)

Finish off, sew in ends

Bottom Piece (worked in the round)

To begin, ch 2

Row 1. 9 sc in 2nd ch from hook (9)

Row 2. sc inc in each st around (18)

Row 3. 1 sc, 1 sc inc, repeat around (27)

Row 4. 2 sc, 1 sc inc, repeat around (36)

Row 5. sc 8, 1 sc inc, repeat around (40)

Row 6. sc 9, 1 sc inc, repeat around (44)

Row 7. sc 21, 1 sc inc, repeat (46)

Row 8. 1 sc in each st around (46)

Row 9. sc 22, 1 sc inc, repeat (48)

Row 10. sc 3, 1 sc inc, repeat around (60)

Row 11. 1 sc in each st around (60)

Row 12. sc 9, 1 sc inc, repeat around (66)

Row 13. sc 10, 1 sc inc, repeat around (72)

Row 14. sc 35, 1 sc inc, repeat (74)

Row 15. sc 17,  1 sc inc, repeat 3 more times, sc in last 2 st (78)

Row 16. sc 25, 1 sc inc, repeat 2 more times, sc in 4 st, 1 sc inc in last st, finish off (90)

You should have a round piece now that will fit perfectly into the bottom of your jellyfish. When you attach this part you will have the right side of your work facing you and the wrong side inside of the jellyfish. There will be some waves on this piece and it will also curve inward a bit; this will help make it a bit easier when attaching it to the other piece, and will help prevent the bottom from puffing out too much when your jellyfish is stuffed and hanging.

Tentacles (I crocheted 5 ruffly ones and 4 straight ones)

Ruffly Tentacles

These are made in 2 different sizes. I crocheted 3 of the 66 chain tentacles and 2 of the 77 chain tentacles.

To begin, ch 66

Row 1. 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 3 sc in each chain across, finish off leaving a long tail for sewing onto your jellyfish. Sew in ends.

For the longer tentacles, chain 77 and repeat row 1.

I manipulated the ruffles so that they wouldn’t curl perfectly.

Straight Tentacles

Chain 60, finish off leaving a long tail for sewing onto your jellyfish. Sew in ends.

Now you can attach your tentacles to the bottom piece of your jellyfish. I sewed the ruffled tentacles more in the center and the straight tentacles around them.

  

Once you’ve finished attaching your tentacles, you can attach the bottom piece to your jellyfish by lining up the edges and creating a single crochet through both stitches. Single crochet all around, stuffing while you go, until you’ve completely attached all 90 stitches of your bottom piece to all 90 stitches of the jellyfish. Do NOT stuff too firmly. If you add too much stuffing your jellyfish’s bottom will puff out a lot while it is hanging.

Once you’ve attached the jellyfish and bottom piece you can begin to add the ruffled edge.

Ruffles

While holding your work with the right side of the jellyfish facing you, attach your yarn to any stitch you just created.

Row 1. Ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 3 dc in next st, ss in next st, *3 dc in next 2 st, ss in next st* repeat from * to * all the way around your jellyfish, ss to first st and finish off.

Congratulations, you’re finished! I hope you love your jellyfish as much as I love mine.

Thank you for stopping by, and happy crocheting!

Shari

 

 

 

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