It is understandable if a jellyfish isn’t the first critter to come to mind if you decide to invest in an animal or creature pattern to crochet. Puppies, kittens, and bunny rabbits may be the stereotypical cutesy choices, but if you are considering choosing an animal that is a little more unique then a jellyfish can be a fantastic option!
There are plenty of adorable jellyfish patterns available if you are looking to create your very own gelatinous sea creature, so let’s take a look at 25 jellyfish crochet patterns to help you make a start.
We will also be looking at how these patterns can be made, what materials are recommended to craft them, and what skill level you are advised to be at. Let’s get started!
This tiny jellyfish is not only super cute and suitable for babies, toddlers, and kids (and adults of course!), it is also rather simple to create. The Little Jellyfish comes with instructions and will require medium-worsted weight yarn.
The chosen design utilizes pink and cream worsted weight yarn but you can choose your colors! You will also need scissors, a yarn needle, polyester fiberfill stuffing, black embroidery floss, two black safety eyes, and a 4.5mm crochet hook to bring this little guy to life.
Another adorable pattern for lovers of ocean critters, this jellyfish has spiral-shaped legs and a hanging piece of yarn attached to its head so that it can be used to turn the finished crochet into a dangling decoration as well as a cuddly toy.
The tentacles are the last element of the pattern to be added, with the head created in two pieces and sewn together first. This is another relatively quick and easy pattern, so beginners can jump right in. You will need a yarn needle, safety eyes, worsted weight yarn, and one 3.5mm crochet hook.
Very sweet and super simple, this jellyfish pattern has a unique look thanks to the creative method of making the tentacles, with thin yarn strips combined with thicker, spiraled strips to create a waving effect.
Because of these dangly tentacles, the finished product could easily be used as a hanging decoration as well as a toy.
This particular pattern has a lovely story to go with its creation. The pattern creator decided to make this after a friend of theirs had a premature baby who had a lengthy stay in hospital at the neonatal intensive care unit.
Her friend did some research on premature babies and discovered an article discussing the benefits of crocheted toys with coils to soothe the babies as they are reminiscent of the umbilical cord and can calm them down. A toy with coils also stops the babies from grabbing at the wires from the machines.
This pattern is for a tiny jellyfish, who should end up measuring at around 4 inches tall in its final form. The pattern also includes both straight and spiral tentacles to add a little bit of texture.
Another basic pattern, you will need 15g of DK yarn in your chosen color as well as in the color that you would like for the spiral tentacles (though you don’t need anywhere near as much for the spiral tentacles alone).
You will also need a 3mm crochet hook, toy stuffing, a sewing needle, stitch markers, scissors, and 9mm safety eyes. The creator of this pattern- Claire- has written a thorough and informative guide for this pattern over on Yarnbroom.com (linked above).
As the name suggests, this is a pattern that is great for beginners but particularly for more confident beginners. These adorable jellyfish have optional eyelashes, hair bows, and cheek blushes which are great little additions should you wish to include them.
You will need to have a good working knowledge of basic crochet skills, particularly the ‘Magic Ring’ technique.
Material wise, you are going to need 50g of Aran/Worsted yarn (three balls of three different colors), scissors, 9mm black safety eyes, a stitch marker, a 3mm crochet hook, toy stuffing. You can also grab some felt too if you are planning on using metal safety backs for the eyes.
This next crochet pattern includes a giant, friendly smile to add an extra layer of cuteness to this jellyfish! You will need a range of basic crochet knowledge and techniques to create this pattern, such as increasing and decreasing, double and single crochet, and the magic ring technique.
You will also need knowledge of certain stitches as the slip stitch and the chain stitch. Some sewing skills are also needed if you want to put in that happy grin!
Despite the brightly colored rainbow palette of this jellyfish crochet pattern, this is a relatively simple amigurumi pattern. The great thing about jellyfish crochets is that they are all pretty basic in terms of shape, only really needing a dome for a head and yarn strips for tentacles.
To make this lovely rainbow jellyfish, you will need a 4mm crochet hook and- of course- lots of different colored yarn! The creator of this pattern- Robin- uses James Brett Party Time yarn but any style of thick, chunky yarn will work fine.
This pattern is another that would work excellently as a hanging decoration thanks to the long, spiraling tentacles and the added piece of yarn at the top of the pattern.
There are no tutorial lessons included in this pattern though so although it isn’t too difficult of a pattern to crochet, it is necessary to already have the basic level of crochet skills and knowledge.
These skills include spiral crochet, single crochet, double crochet, increasing, and the magic ring technique that we have mentioned a few times already. As well as that, basic embroidery and sewing techniques are also a necessity.
For a chunkier option when looking for the best jellyfish crochet pattern, this particular pattern is a fantastic choice. The tentacles are particularly thick, offering a crochet doll that is more than a little cuddly.
OkieGirlBlingnThings explains that they used Lion Brand Ice Cream yarn to get that chunky, comforting texture. If you want to achieve the giant, doe eyes that are one of the most noticeable features of this pattern, you’ll need some felt!
This crochet pattern favors a more realistic look over the cutesy look that a lot of the patterns on this list have incorporated. That doesn’t make this pattern any less amazing though, making for a jellyfish that would look incredible as a decorative item.
To craft this pattern, you will need a 4mm crochet hook and various colors of yarn. The pattern creator Teresa suggests Anchor Style Magic line yarn to get the best out of this pattern.
Whilst we are on the subject of the more realistic jellyfish crochet, this option is also one that veers away from the cutesy style. This amazing sea jelly isn’t any less cuddly than its cuter options though. Unlike a lot of the other inclusions here, this pattern is more for intermediate crocheters.
To get started, you will need all the expected materials- yarn, a crochet hook, etc- alongside some tweezers and pins. These jellies are pretty substantial in their finished sizes too, measuring at around 23cm.
This jellyfish pattern comes as part of a crochet pattern bundle featuring some other sea critters too. These jellyfish also have a more realistic look thanks to the lack of facial features. They are adorable nonetheless but also small enough to put on a keyring or use as a small decoration.
These small jellyfish patterns- as well as the other sea creatures included- are easy patterns that are perfect for beginners.
The skills that you will need to make a start on these patterns are increasing and decreasing stitches, half double crochet stitches, double crochet stitches, single crochet stitches, crocheting in a spiral, and the magic ring technique.
You would also need some basic sewing skills to sew parts of the pattern together.
Juniper the Jellyfish has a pattern that has a strong emphasis on the chunky tentacles and a small head. This makes Juniper perfect as both a decoration and for a baby or toddler to snuggle with and act as a comforter. Her cute smile is also sure to bring some joy as well!
Much like many of the other entries on this list, Juniper is relatively easy to make and is easily able to be picked up for crochet beginners.
You will need two crochet hooks to make Juniper- a 2.75mm and a 4mm-, fiberfill stuffing, a yarn needle, and some worsted medium weight yarn in whichever colors you would prefer.
If you want to include that adorable smile and the sweet eyelashes, you will also want some scraps of black thread and yarn.
You will need some basic sewing knowledge to add these to Juniper. SweetSofties.com offers a useful instruction guide over on the website linked above.
This design is very different from the crochet jellyfish patterns that we have looked at so far as they resemble dolls with arms and legs rather than jellyfish tentacles (though tendrils are involved in their design).
This pattern is highly unique and very creative, taking on a ragdoll-like style but with brightly colored tendrils around their neck to symbolize jellyfish tentacles. There are also some cute starfish and shells added to the pattern design that can be included.
Oneandtwocompany offers a pattern that is available in five different languages- English, Spanish, French, German and Dutch- as well as two separate crochet kits (bought separately on their own Etsy listing) that contains all of the materials needed to make Ellis.
The recommended skill level is noted as easy or intermediate, so confident beginners are likely to have fun tackling this.
If you are looking for a jellyfish pattern that is a little more cartoony and would be perfect as a decoration in a child’s bedroom, look no further than Dory the Jellyfish! Dory is a super cute pattern, based on the idea of “what if Dory from the movie Finding Nemo was a jellyfish??”.
Fans of Finding Nemo are sure to love this incredibly creative take on the character. To get this exact look, you will need yarn in the following colors: dory blue, yellow, and navy. You will also need white and black felt and black embroidery floss along with 6.9mm safety eyes.
Jennifer- the creator of the pattern and the writer of the blog on which she posted the pattern- has included loads of great information and a step-by-step guide as to how to go about creating the Dory jellyfish.
Utilize this awesome jellyfish pattern to create Lennie, whose spiraled tentacles and mish-mash of colors (if you so choose to use different colors) work excellently well as a crocheted toy.
You will need poly fiberfill stuffing and a 3.5mm crochet hook along with a 4mm crochet hook to bring Lennie to life. Play around with the yarn colors to get a unique Lennie for decoration or for cuddling!
From Lennie to Jenny! Jenny has a pretty standard crochet pattern, requiring the regular materials- stuffing, a yarn needle, safety eyes, pins, yarn, and a crochet hook- and the regular beginner knowledge.
Add an adorable hair bow to Jenny or some blushing cheeks- as shown in the example models- to add an extra layer of cuteness.
The recommended yarn is Schachenmayr Catania and you will need around 125m of it- in your chosen colors- and the recommended crochet hook size is between 2.5mm to 3.5mm (the creator used a smaller 1.9mm hook though it comes down to personal preference).
This pattern will allow you to create a super cute 5cm jellyfish crochet that would be perfect as a small gift, a stocking filler, or a keyring.
Both beginners and advanced crocheters can take this pattern on, with AlterEgoCrochet noting that once you get the hang of it, you could make one of these little guys in around 30 minutes.
You won’t need to do any sewing with this one thanks to not needing to do any attaching. There aren’t too many materials needed either. You will need scissors, 6mm safety eyes, a yarn needle, stuffing, a 2.5mm crochet hook, and your chosen yarn.
This pattern would be great if you find yourself looking for a gift for a newborn baby! This jellyfish rattle pattern is adorable, creative, and sure to bring happiness and comfort to the lucky baby who receives the final product.
This pattern is an intermediate skill level but it does come with a 14-page step-by-step guide to help you out as much as possible during the crocheting process.
The recommended materials that you will need to make this rattle includes a plastic rattle for the base, a crochet hook (1.75mm is suggested but you can use whichever suits your crocheting density best), filling to act as stuffing, 8mm safety eyes, a yarn needle, pins, scissors, black cotton thread to embroider with and around 5 or 6 different colored cotton yarns.
The adorable and super sweet (pun definitely intended!) dessert themes of this jellyfish crochet pattern are perfect if you want a pattern that is a little bit different.
Despite the significant size of these patterns (the finished jelly should measure at about three feet in length), this is another pattern that can be completed by crochet beginners.
Basic stitches, basic sewing, and the knowledge of the crochet magic ring are all necessities to create one of these mouth-watering dessert jellies!
The name of this pattern alone is enough to attract some attention! The “chonky” nature of this jellyfish pattern means that a thicker choice of yarn will allow you to get the most out of this pattern so that you can create a jellyfish that is as close to the example crochets images as possible.
This pattern comes with a 7-page guide that includes photo references and the size of the crochet hook that you will need will depend on your tension. You can also choose to utilize felt to make the eyes of the Chonky Jelly boy similar to those seen in the example crochet.
For a pattern that offers tons of different options, this particularly jellyfish pattern is an excellent choice that allows you to flex your creativity. There are ten different options for the jellyfish head that you can choose from and this can then be crocheted onto the bottom part of the pattern (which is made first).
The sewing is minimal but it is there is a small capacity so brush up on the basics if you are unsure! As well as ten different jellyfish head styles that you can choose from when opting for this pattern, there are also multiple sizes possible.
You can create a jellyfish between the sizes of 3” and 12”, which is fantastic if you are looking to make a certain sized crochet doll or if you want to have the option of different sizes for multiple crochet projects.
This pattern comes with a hefty 48-page PDFguide that details the various requirements for all of the possible sizes. The guide also features tons of useful images and is available in English, French, German, and Spanish.
Worsted weight yarn is recommended for all of the sizes (but of course, color is entirely up to you!) as is a 4mm crochet hook and a darning needle. You can also opt for polyfill stuffing to fill out the jelly crochet.
As is to be expected with a pattern that has so many different variations, this would be best suited to someone with an intermediate crochet skill level!
Another adorable named jellyfish pattern, Bonnie is another simple and sweet pattern that would work excellently as a nursery decoration or as a comforting toy for a baby.
Bonnie has both straight and spiraled tentacles- as many of the patterns on this list have- so you will need to know the basics of crochet to complete this pattern, such as spiral crochet.
You will need plastic safety eyes, polyester fiber filling, medium-weight yarn in your chosen color, and a 3.25mm crochet hook to craft Bonnie.
Boxy is a unique and adorable pattern that is oozing with handmade charm thanks to the distinctive square head shape, the traditional button eyes, and the fluffy tentacles.
Boxy has certainly got tons of personality, and whilst he might not be as polished as some of the other entries on this list, he is sure to make a wonderful addition to any home!
If you if would like to make him for yourself, the creator of the pattern-Jennifer- has included a descriptive step-by-step over on DiveintoTravelling.com at the link above.
To get Boxy looking as he does in the images, you will need a darning needle, three different shades of yarn, a crochet hook (the size is optional), and stuffing.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Kind Of Yarn Do I Need To Make A Jellyfish Crochet?
As with most crochet patterns, the choice of yarn is dependant on a few key factors. One of these factors is personal preference in general but another relates to what kind of look you want for your crocheted jelly friend!
If you want a thick, cuddly jellyfish crochet doll then a thicker yarn would work better whereas thinner parts of the pattern- the tentacles for example- may need a finer style of yarn. Make sure you know exactly what you want from your crochet pattern before you select your yarn!
Is A Jellyfish Crochet Pattern Good For Crochet Beginners?
Yes! A fair amount of the crochet patterns on this list are suitable for beginners as the jellyfish patterns generally have a less complicated design than certain other animals. Jellyfish are just spongy bodies with tentacles after all!
Their tentacles might be a bit tricky to master at first but jellyfish are certainly a great animal to opt for if you are a crochet beginner.
Which Crochet Stitch Uses The Least Yarn?
This is a question that is frequently debated amongst the crochet community. When it comes to the simplest crochet stitches- the four basic stitches being treble crochet, double crochet, half-double crochet, and single crochet- the double crochet stitch and the treble crochet stitch tend to use the least yarn but this can vary.
Experiment with different stitches for yourself and see what kind of results you get when it comes to yarn usage.