Easy tutorial to crochet a jellyfish kawaii style with amigurumi technique.

If you are an amigurumi lover, and you like to recreate marine subjects, in this post I show you how to crochet jellyfish with sweet eyes, smile and a pretty ribbon, in classic kawaii style!

Jellyfish amigurumi | Crochet tutorial YouTube

Used yarn and accessories

Foto Cotone Fiocco Tre Sfere
  • 50 gr TRE SFERE FIOCCO 100% cotton category yarn FINE (2) in the following colors: lilac (7418), peach color (7271) and some black thread (7555)
  • Crochet hook 3 mm
  • Stuffing
  • Stitch marker
  • security eyes

The final size you’ll reach is 8,5 cm, if you use the suggested yarn.

Altezza medusa amigurumi circa 8,5 cm / size of amigurumi jellyfish

Useful information before starting

📗 Abbreviations & meanings (US terms)

  • MR = Magic ring
  • CH = chain
  • SC = single crochet
  • SLST = slip stitch
  • HDC = half double crochet
  • DC = double crochet
  • INC = Increase, 2 SC in the same stitch
  • DEC = Decrease, 2 SC together
  • REP * = repeat from * to * until the end of the row

The jellyfish amigurumi is worked in continuous round, so you’ll need a stitch marker to mark the last stitch and to move on each round.

You’ll start crocheting the head with decorative fans, and then you’ll make a circle with all tentacles that you’ll sew on the bottom of the head.

Basic circle with tentacles instruction

Use lilac yarn color.

1MR, 6 SC inside the ring6
26 INC12
3*1 SC, INC *; REP *18
4*2 SC, INC *; REP *24
5* 3 SC, INC *; REP *30
61 SC in each stitches around30
basic circle – Amigurumi jellyfish pattern

Cut the yarn and hook it in the 4th round.

Hook the yarn in the 4th round.
Hook the yarn in the 4th round.

Make 16 CHs and work from the 3rd CH from hook 1 SC and in the next CH’s too.

Reach the base of the circle and make 1 SC. Repeat the CHs and SC in each CHs. Work 8 tentacles.

Jellyfish’s head instrucion

Work another circle and follow the basic circle pattern till the 5th round, then follow the pattern down here:

6* 4 SC, INC *; REP *36
7-121 SC in each stitches around36×6
132 SC, DEC * 4 SC, DEC * REP * 5 times, 2 SC30
143 CH, 4 DC in the first stitch, skip 1, 1 SC, *5 DC, skip 1, 1 SC*; REP * all around
head – amigurumi jellyfish pattern
jellyfish's head in the 12th round
jellyfish’s head in the 12th round.

Assembling of the parts

Before joining the parts, insert the security eyes, embroider the smiley mouth and the eyelashes in each side of the eyes.

Insert the security eyes - amigurumi jellyfish kawaii
Insert the security eyes
Embroider the smiley mouth and eyelashes- amigurumi jellyfish kawaii
Embroider the smiley mouth and eyelashes

Now join the tentacles on the head, working SC all around in the stitches of the two parts.

Join the tentacles and head - amigurumi jellyfish kawaii
Join the tentacles and head

Do not close completely, but leave a little space to insert some stuffing inside.

stuffing - amigurumi jellyfish kawaii

Once join the parts crochet with FAN STITCH all around

143 CHs, 4 DC in the first stitch, skip 1, 1 SC in the next stitch, *5 DC, skip 1, 1 SC in the next stitch *; REP *12:13
Explanation CROCHET FAN STITCH – Giulia Pinky Time

Before making the next step, make a wide loop to hang the jellyfish, if you want to make a room decorative ornament.

Jellyfish’s ribbon instruction

1Make 16 CHs, 1 HDC in the 3rd CH from hook and in the next CHs. Join in ring with 1 SL ST.14:48
ribbon – amigurumi jellyfish pattern

Fasten off, cut the yarn and leave a long tail, wrap the yarn around the middle of the stripe and sew it on the head.

Use the same yarn to embroider the cheek under the eyes.

Maddy Jellyfish amigurumi
Maddy Jellyfish amigurumi

Remember, practice makes perfect! Don’t be discouraged if your first attempt doesn’t turn out exactly as expected. Keep trying and experimenting until you achieve the desired result.

Enjoy the process and have fun creating your amigurumi jellyfish! 

I can’t wait to see your version of my AMIGURUMI! Feel free to tag me (@giuliapinkytime) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #PINKYAMIGURUMITIME !

📌 If you find error in my English instructions, please write me here, I’ll be grateful for your help and collaboration!

firma giulia

Happy Pinky Time, stay curious, and see you in the next tutorial 😘

This pattern is an original pattern by Giulia Mollica of giuliapinkytime.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern, but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use, but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern, but please clearly credit the design to me, Giulia Mollica of giuliapinkytime. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

By Giulia

My name is Giulia, I love dreaming and creating games for children. When I learned to crochet I rediscovered the "little girl" within me and now amigurumi have become my passion!

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