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Jenni the Jellyfish: Free Crochet Jellyfish Pattern

I spent most of the last summer taking part in every craft fair I could sign up for, and one of my absolute best-selling items was my crochet jellyfish! These things sold like hotcakes and even when people ended up purchasing other toys and things, it was the stack of jellyfish that drew them in. Since I won’t be doing any shows this summer, I’m sharing my crochet jellyfish pattern so you can make your very own Jenni the Jellyfish plushie!

Jenni the Jellyfish: Free Crochet Jellyfish Pattern

This crochet jellyfish pattern is a great beginner amigurumi project. It’s made all in one piece, so there’s no seaming anything together, and it’s made up of super simple stitches and shapes. As I mentioned, these were a great craft fair item. Not only did they work up quickly but it didn’t cost much to make. I could make about 3 jellyfish with one skein of yarn, plus some safety eyes and stuffing. In the end, it came up to about $0.20 each to make so they were pure profit!

This is part of my Beach Buddies Collection along with a couple of other patterns. Over the course of the month, I’ll be releasing 7 patterns for free on the blog here. You can check back every time I post a new pattern, OR you can grab the bundle of all the patterns at once, as premium ad-free PDF files, plus a bonus pattern! The pattern bundle is on sale below for $14, which is 70% off what it would be to get each other patterns separately. Click the image or the button below to check it out!

The full free pattern is written out below. For those who’d prefer to print the pattern and take it with you for on-the-go and to markup as you go, you can buy the inexpensive printable PDF from my Etsy and Ravelry shops. The PDF is formatted without ads or comments, so it’s easy to read.



  • ch – chain
  • SC – single crochet
  • DC – double crochet
  • sl – slip stitch
  • BLO – back loop only
  • FLO – front loop only

Pattern Notes:

  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Sizing: 3.5″ tall for the head, the tentacles are up to you
  • Gauge: 6S x 5R per inch

Jenni the Jellyfish: Free Crochet Jellyfish Pattern

Jenni the Jellyfish: Free Crochet Jellyfish Pattern


Round 1: Create a magic loop and work 6 SC into in. Pull the loop closed and use a stitch marker to mark the first space. You’ll be working in continuous rounds for the entire pattern.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Round 4: *SC 2, inc* around (24).

Round 5: *SC 3, inc* around (30).

Round 6: *SC 4, inc* around (36).

Round 7: *SC 5, inc* around (42).

Round 8: *SC 6, inc* around (48).

Rounds 9-18: SC around for 10 rounds. 

Insert the eyes on the 6th round from the last increase round and about 6 stitches apart. You can play around with the placement, but once you’re happy with it, secure the backings. Start to add in the stuffing now. I used Fairfield’s Polyfil stuffing for this and for all my plushies.

Round 19: Working in FLO, HDC 3 into each stitch around.

Round 20: Working into the BLO of round 18, *SC 6, dec* around (42).

Round 21: *SC 5, dec* around (36).

Round 22: *SC 4, dec* around (30).

Round 23: *SC 3, dec* around (24).

Round 24: *SC 2, dec* around (18). Finish adding stuffing.

Round 25: *SC, dec* around (12).

Round 26: Decrease around (6). Slip stitch across the hole to close it.

Jenni the Jellyfish: Free Crochet Jellyfish Pattern

Tentacles (watch video)

Chain 26, turn and SC along the chain back to the base of the head. Slip stitch to another space and repeat 9 times. It helps to work in a spiral away from the center of the body to keep the tentacles neat.

After you work the last tentacle, slip stitch to the base, trim the yarn and weave in the end to finish.

And you’re done!

Jenni the Jellyfish: Free Crochet Jellyfish Pattern
Jenni the Jellyfish: Free Crochet Jellyfish Pattern

I loved making this crochet jellyfish and I hope you do too! This pattern works up really fast and because it’s all in one piece, you don’t need to worry about seaming or having extra tools. I would bring the yarn, stuffing, and eyes with me to craft fairs and just whip a few up during slow times or when I was running low!

Jenni is part of a collection of beach and seaside-themed patterns, so check out the 6 other patterns below. Like this pattern, you can get the others as free patterns on the blog, or visit the shop to grab the bundle of all 7 PDF Beach Buddies patterns.

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Saturday 17th of February 2024

I'm confused on round 19. What do I do exactly? I tried to google "hdc 3 into one stitch" but it showed me a lot of different results.

Shehla Ahmed

Monday 19th of February 2024

Into each stitch, you work 3 HDC stitches to create the ruffle. So you work one HDC as normal, and then work 2 more into the same space, and just continue that around


Friday 19th of January 2024

This is so cute omg! Mine turned out very cute! I dod sort of change the pattern a bit especially with the tentacles but nonetheless, it is adorable!


Tuesday 19th of September 2023

Theirs was a fun project


Wednesday 16th of August 2023

Can anyone estimate how much of the skein of yarn this uses? I am trying to estimate the amount of yarn needed for one because I want to make 3. Thanks for any guesses you can give me!


Friday 18th of August 2023

@Shehla Ahmed, Thank you so much! That’s exactly what I needed to know!

Shehla Ahmed

Thursday 17th of August 2023

Hi! One skein of this yarn usually gets me 2 and half jellyfish :)


Tuesday 25th of July 2023

Love this! Made it for a friends kiddo. It worked very well and was very easy:)