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Jellyfishin’ by Stephen Hartley

 

 

This felted jellyfish pattern was inspired by too many SpongeBob episodes and my insatiable need to felt high-end yarns.  The pattern is fun, easy, and fast.  You can make a jellyfish in just a few hours.  It is a great project for that skein of Point 5 that you just bought because it was pretty.

 

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS

Jellyfish size – approximately 7” in diameter.

 

MATERIALS

Yarn – 1 skein (54 yards) Colinette Point 5.  The first jellyfish pictured is in the Cezanne color way.  Mushroom is the color of the second one.

 

Needles –Set of 4 Size 13 double point needles

Size 13 16” circular needles (optional)

 

Notions – 4 stitch markers (you may want one to be different from the rest to mark the end of the round). Tapestry needle.

 

PATTERN NOTES

This jellyfish is made entirely in the round, and uses mainly knit stitches.  There are standard increases, and decreases.  The tentacles are simply tied on to the body pre-felting.

 

K = knit

kfb = knit into the front and back of the stitch to increase by 1 stitch (You may substitute any increase method that does not leave a hole in the row)

K2Tog = knit two stitches together

pm = place stitch marker

sm(s) = slipping marker(s)


 

PATTERN

Body

Using your circular needle, or two of the dpn’s, Cast On  24 join, being careful not to twist

Round 1 (Top) – *K 6, pm,* repeat 3 more times

Round 2 – K even, sms

Round 3 – *K 1, kfb, K to 2 before marker, kfb k1, sm, * repeat 3 more times for 32 stitches total

Round 4 – K even, sms

Round 5 (Increasing section) – *K to 2 before marker, kfb , k1, sm,*   (you should have 9 between markers) repeat 3 more times for 36 stitches total

Round 6 – K even, sms

Now Repeat Rounds 5 and 6 two times (this increases 1 stitch between markers or 4 stitches total per two-row repeat) until you have 11  stitches between markers, for 44  stitches total, ending with a K even round and slipping all markers on each round

 

Next Round (Decreasing section) Round 11 – *K to 2 before marker, K2Tog, sm,* (you should have 10 between markers) repeat 3 more times for 40 stitches total

Round 12 – K even, sms

 

Now Repeat Rounds 11 and 12  4 times (this decreases 1 stitch between markers or 4 stitches total per two-row repeat) until you have 6 stitches between markers, for 24  stitches total, ending with a K even round and slipping all markers on each round. 

 

(Note:  If using circular needles, switch to dpn’s at this point, and remove three stitch markers, leaving the one that indicates the end/start of your round)

Round 21 - *K2, K2Tog,* repeat to end of round for 18 stitches total

Round 22 – K even, removing all sm but the one at beginning of round

Round 23 - *K1, K2Tog,* repeat to end of round for 12 stitches total

Round 24 – K even, sm

Round 25 - *K2Tog,* repeat to end of round for 6 stitches total

Round 26 – K2 tog k2 k2tog, you are left with 4 stitches total, Trim yarn to approximately 8”.  Place yarn on tapestry needle, and pull tail end through remaining stitches to gather.

 

Tentacles

Cut approximately 20 – 25 pieces of yarn (or until out of yarn) about 2 feet in length.  Turn jellyfish inside out & attach tentacles by tying them to the body.  Place them around the body however you prefer.  Trim if needed.

 

Felt

See our felting tutorial for instructions.  In addition to following these instructions, remove the piece every 2-3 minutes and untangle the tentacles to prevent them from felting together.

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