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Topic: How do you make the curling tentacles for jellyfish amigurumi?  (Read 12631 times)
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« on: March 06, 2011 05:55:42 PM »

If someone knows, please tell me.  I'm new to crochet but want to make a jellyfish with the tentacles that seem to curl or spiral. 

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2011 06:27:04 AM »

Here's a giant jellyfish pattern from amydice that has spiral tentacles Smiley


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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.

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2011 01:26:51 PM »

I found an octopus ami pattern on Squidoo that had curling tentacles and the effect was created a different way.  Each tentacle began with a certain numbers of chains, then you work back along the chains, first a few sc, then a few hdc, then ending with a few dc.  It made the tentacles look very realistic:

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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2011 03:51:38 AM »

I do it like this:

Ch as many sts as you need, turn. Work 3 dc in the next 2 or 3 stitches, work 2 dc in every other stitch.


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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2011 01:54:51 AM »

I've made a couple of squid kitty toys. The way that I made curly tentacles was to chain x number of stiches really loosely. Then sc into each on the way back tightly. I will post a picture of one of them when I can  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2011 04:52:26 AM »

I've done curly tentacles by doing a single, double, whatever crochet into the chain, and then two stitches into that stitch for the next row and so on....it's the doubling of the stitches that makes it spiral, I think.

You can google "how to crochet a spiral" and it will give you instructions as well. 

« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2011 08:03:07 AM »

i made an octopus recently, and the pattern said 3 sc in each chain for the length of the tentacle. seems like this would hold true for larger stitches such as dc as well.
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2011 06:38:18 PM »

I found that if I single crochet a long chain with a smaller hook it curls naturally. Not like a squid, but like those oods from Dr. who ish. I want to do a project like that, but not sure what to do with it. Tongue

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