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Topic: My GIANT jellyfish. A.k.a. My ultimate stashbuster project.*NOW WITH PATTERN!!*  (Read 22058 times)
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« on: February 26, 2010 09:31:27 AM »

About a month ago, I had a terrible lapse of judgement. I told my husband that I would not buy anymore yarn until I get rid of most of what I have now. This was a terrible decision I made.
Anyways, I decided that I needed to start getting rid of my yarn, and QUICK! I'm dying for some new wonderful yarns, and I can't do that just yet because I still have tons leftover. So, I want to present, my ultimate scrap project! My jellyfish! He doesn't have a name yet. He's quite large. His body is made from acrylic super bulky yarn, and his tentacles are made out of whatever pink yarn I had in my craft closet. Now, I literally have NOTHING in my closet that is any shade of pink. All in all, turned out to be a good stashbuster!!
His tentacles took me forever though, there's TONS of them there!!







I really like all the different yarns used in the tentacles. I think it gives him a lot of personality. There's all kinds of different textures in there. Even fun fur!!



**PATTERN**
Jellyfish
I used bulky yarn(I believe this is wonderful Wal-Mart's Homestyle USA) and a size K hook. However, a worsted weight can be used with a smaller hook, I would probably use a G. On the tentacles, I ran out of my bulky yarn, so I used 2 strands held together. Remember, this is the ULTIMATE stash buster! haha.
And feel free to PM me or leave a comment with any questions. I'm far from a professional pattern writer. Smiley

Body:
Make a magic ring
1. 6 sc in ring
2. Inc around
3. *inc, sc in next* around
4. *inc, sc in next 2* around
5. *inc, sc in next 3* around
6. *inc, sc in next 4* around
7. *inc, sc in next 5* around
8. *inc, sc in next 6* around
9. *inc, sc in next 7* around
10. *inc, sc in next 8* around
11-19. sc around
20. *dec, sc in next 8* around
21. *dec, sc in next 7* around
22. ch 2. In FLO, make 2 DC in each sc around. This gives the jellyfish his little skirt.
Fasten off.
I made the bottom piece completely seperate, and then sewed it on. I found that much easier than working from the last row. I've done that before, and it's caused a lot of gaping and holes in the bottom.
Bottom:
Repeat rows 1-8 from body, sew to the bottom of the body after attached safety eyes. Again, I ran out of my bulky yarn at the bottom, so I finished him off with 2 strands of what I think is Red Heart Super Saver.
Tentacles:
Have fun with whatever yarn you have! I'm considering making a rainbow one next! Smiley I also FINALLY got rid of all of my Lion Brand Homespun that is so pretty, but I HATE to work with. I finally found a nice way to use it. Smiley
Ch about 15-20 stitches over the length you want. For example, if you make a chain that's 20 stitches, and you want your tentacle to be that long, make it about 15 or 20 more stitches than that. This really all depends on how long you want your tentacles. Feel free to play around with different lengths too. If one comes out too long, just fold it in half!
Next, just do 2 sc's in each sc down the chain. This causes the curl! If you want it to curl even more, you can do 3 sc's in each.
Attach the tentacles all over the base. You can judge how many you want. I made 33 of these , but mine is VERY full on the bottom.

Let me know if you have any questions! Smiley

C&C Welcome. Thanks for looking!!
« Last Edit: February 27, 2010 08:56:21 AM by amydice » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2010 09:37:24 AM »

This is just so cute. Great job and I just love the different yarns for the tentacles it looks so amazing. Did you use a pattern or make it up as you went?
Also never a good Idea to say that about buying yarn I told my husband I would not buy more if I didn't need it for a project and we compromised I have to find yarn in my stash for the project as well then I can buy additional yarn for the project as well. But sometimes have to buy and stash a little to get it started you know:)
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2010 09:41:21 AM »

Wow, he is giant! Great job! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2010 09:42:12 AM »

awesome!!!

 i will take one in black and white and one in yellow.  see i'm just trying to help you destash!  ok what the heck,  a red one too.   Wink

i think this is one of my favourite jelly fish ever.
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2010 09:47:10 AM »

beth8144-I pretty much made it up as I went, but I could very easily write up a pattern if you would like. I used a really bulky yarn, but if you used a small hook and a worsted weight yarn, it should be MUCH smaller. And I have most definitely learned my lesson. I should never have told my husband that! haha.

Thanks so much for the nice comments!!

And let me know if you would like a pattern, because I could very easily write one up.
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2010 10:04:37 AM »

That is so cute!
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2010 10:16:20 AM »

How much does Pinky weigh??? He's cute!
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2010 10:20:50 AM »

How does Pinky weigh??? He's cute!
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lol. I really should weigh him, becuase he's quite heavy!! It's just all the tentacles that make him so heavy though. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2010 11:00:04 AM »

ahaha just seeing him made me smile Smiley looks absolutely wonderful and the effort on the tentacles was well worth it!
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2010 11:12:23 AM »

give him to me, post-haste! Cheesy i love this, you did a great job!
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