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Crochet Cute Baby Rattle Jellyfish, Step-by-step Tutorial with Pictures!

The first toy is very important and it is soooo nice to watch your baby play with its “friend” which is made by you! No doubts: the first toy of a baby has to be made by its mom! But what is the best toy for a newborn? Something soft, sweet looking, not too small, not too big, not dangerous, something the baby can hold and shake 😉 This adorable jellyfish rattle is definitely a perfect idea!

The free crochet pattern is here waiting for you! It’s very easy to make even with basic crochet skills but the result will look impressive, I promise!

You will need:

  • 3 mm crochet hook
  • yarn of three different colours (this is optional, one colour would be enough, too. I made the bottom part and tentacles of different colours. One needs only a little yarn for that – perfect opportunity to use leftover yarn!)
  • safety eyes (I had 10 mm)
  • sewing needle
  • scissors
  • Kinder Surprise plastic egg (or any other small container) and two coffee beans
  • fiberfill

Abbreviations:

  • ch – chain
  • st – stitch
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • inc – 2 sc in one st (used to increase the number of stitches)
  • dec – 2 sc together (used to decrease the number of stitches)
  • X 6 – repeat 6 times
  • at the end of every round total number of stitches is shown

Bottom part:

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6 )
Round 2: inc X 6 (12)
Round 3: (sc in next st, inc) X 6 (18)
Round 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc) X 6 (24)
Round 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc) X 6 (30)
Round 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc) X 6 (36)
Round 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc) X 6 (42)

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Upper part:

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6 )
Round 2: inc X 6 (12)
Round 3: (sc in next st, inc) X 6 (18)
Round 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc) X 6 (24)
Round 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc) X 6 (30)
Round 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc) X 6 (36)
Round 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc) X 6 (42)
Round 8: (sc in next 6 st, inc) X 6 (48)
Round 9-14: sc in all st
Round 15:(sc in next 6 st, dec) X 6 (42)
Don’t cut the yarn!

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Now you can make a lovely face for your jellyfish: insert the safety eyes and embroider a mouth!

Joining the upper and the bottom parts + tentacles:

Insert the hook through both layers.

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Round 16: (sc, in next st: (sc + 3 dc + sc), sc in next 3 st) – repeat it till the half of the round!!! It’s time to stuff the body and to insert the tentacles.

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By the way, it’s the last moment when you can insert the safety eyes and embroider a mouth! I actually forgot about it before so I will do it now:

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Put it to the side for now and take a differently coloured yarn. From now on you can feel free to be creative and to not stick to the pattern. Its tentacles are the things which make your jellyfish individual and special.
Here I show how I made them, but as I said you can just play with colours and lengths however you like!

Crochet a chain of the bottom part colour and two more chains of the third colour (or the other way around). The lengths are between 40 and 100 stitches. The more different lengths are there, the more interesting the tentacles will look!

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Using the hook insert the chains in the middle of the magic ring in the bottom part and pull them through halfway.

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Pull the three ends which are inside through the bottom part between rounds 1 and 2. Place the coffee beans in your contrainer and put it inside the jellyfish, stuff the body with the fiber. Finish the round 16.

Insert the hook between the 3rd and 4th rounds. Crochet 50 chains und one more chain for turning, crochet back making 3 single crochets in every stitch till the beginning of the chain. Then make 3 slip stitches on the bottom part and crochet a chain (70+1 ch) again.

This time crochet 3 DOUBLE crochets in every stitch (the tentacle will be a bit bigger than the one before). Make 3 slip stitches on the bottom part and crochet a third chain (70+1 ch). Crochet SLIP STITCH in every stitch (the tentacle will be thin, only slightly twisting).

Now the half of the round is over and you have 3 different tentacles. Repeat it one more time and at the end you will have 6 tentacles (2 of every kind). Cut the yarn, weave in all ends.

The jellyfish is finished!!! I am sure, you baby will love it!

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Was it fun to crochet with this tutorial? Have a look at my other patterns, maybe you will find something you like there!

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