Crochet Jellyfish

Jellyfish are pretty,
Some glow in the dark.
But don't swim too close,
Their sting leaves a mark. 
Deep Sea Dive by Salina Yoon is one of BB's favourite books. She learned about many sea creatures, and one of her favourites is the jellyfish.

Do you have a themed bathroom? I wanted to create a "Finding Nemo" bathroom for the girls one day, eventually. However, I've been having a difficult time trying to find a "Finding Nemo" shower curtain. This crochet jellyfish by One Dog Woof has been on my list of things to make for a while now to put in the bathroom, and I'm so glad that I finally got to it.

Crochet Jellyfish Amigurumi

The pattern was easy to follow, and I loved the designer's choice of using cotton yarn for the project. In the past, I often bought yarn based on the price, so I ended up using mostly acrylic craft yarn. Unfortunately, cheap acrylic craft yarn usually works up to be rough and scratchy. This time, I used Bernat's Handicrafter Cotton yarn as suggested in the pattern. It was my first time making amigurumi using cotton yarn, and I have nothing but love for it. In fact, I am considering making all my amigurumis with cotton yarn in the future.

Crochet Jellyfish Amigurumi

The definition of the stitches is much more evident and beautiful. The finished product did not fuzz up nor was it scratchy to touch like when I was using acrylic craft yarn. One thing I noticed was that my crochet hook did not glide as smoothly when working with 100% cotton yarn (as compared to acrylic yarn). But at least my fingers did not get "yarn burn".

The only problem is that while my local craft store carries Bernat's Handicrafter Cotton yarn, they don't offer it in very many colours. There may be more colour section in the Handicrafter Cotton yarn when buying online, but I don't buy that much yarn in bulk to make it worthwhile, especially when I need to pay for shipping too. There is a much wider selection of colours in the basic acrylic yarn section.

Crochet Jellyfish Amigurumi

Sadly, BB rarely shows interest in my crochet projects. However, when I showed her this crochet jellyfish and recited the page to her from her book, she immediately took to it. It's so sweet to finally create something that she actually plays with.

I love making amigurumis and watching my crochet projects come to life. These crocheted jellyfishes make for great decorations around the house. If desperate, the tentacles can even act as towels to dry those little hands. You can find the free pattern HERE to make your very own crocheted jellyfishes. And don't forget to check out ChiWei's blog, One Dog Woof, for other free crochet patterns.

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