Thursday, February 2, 2012

Clara the Spotted Jellyfish Amigurumi Pattern

I finally have a new pattern to share with you guys! This is Clara from Princess Jellyfish. I saw a plush of her at a convention a few weekends ago and really wanted to try making her. This is the result. She kind of looks more like an octopus than a jellyfish >.>

She's about 7-8 inches tall. I really don't want to go down a hook size, but it seems like I might have to soon. Need to make myself crochet tighter!

Anyways, here's the pattern. Hope you enjoy!

Materials needed:
Hook size of your preference. I used a G hook
Yarn in a dark and light pink
White, Black, and Red felt
Black embroidery floss
Materials for attaching felt (either embroidery floss or some form of glue)
Tapestry Needle

ch= chain
sc= single crochet
hdc= half double crochet
dc= double crochet
sl st= slip stitch
inc= increase (2 single crochets in 1 stitch)
dec= decrease ( single crochet 2 stitches together)
BLO= back loops only
FLO= front loops only
** = repeat whatever is in between
F/O= finish off

Head/Body: with light pink yarn
Rnd 1: 8 sc in magic ring (8)
Rnd 2: *inc* (16)
Rnd 3: *sc, inc* (24)
Rnd 4: *2 sc, inc*n (32)
Rnd 5: *3 sc, inc* (40)
Rnd 6: *4 sc, inc* (48)
Rnd 7: *5 sc, inc* (56)
Rnd 8: *6 sc, inc* (64)
Rnd 9: *7 sc, inc* (72)
Rnd 10: * 8 sc, inc* (80)
Rnd 11-18: *sc* (80)
Rnd 19: *8 sc, dec* (72)
Rnd 20: *7 sc, dec* (64) Begin to stuff at the end of this round. Continue stuffing as you go.
Rnd 21: *6 sc, dec* (56)
Rnd 22: *5 sc, dec* (48)
Rnd 23: *4 sc, dec* (40)
Rnd 24: * BLO 3 sc, dec* (32)
Rnd 25: *2 sc, dec* (24)
Rnd 26: *sc, dec* (16)
Rnd 27: *dec* (8)
F/O. You may need to use the tail to thread through the last round and close the hole.

Ruffle: with darker pink
For this step you will be working into the head. Make sure the top of the head is facing towards you.
-Attach yarn with any of the front loops of round 24 with a slip stitch.
Rnd 1:
-This round will all be worked in the front loops of round 24.
-sc in same stitch as joining, sc around (40)
Rnd 2: FLO sl st in first sc of round 1, ch 3, FLO 2 dc in same stitch, FLO 3 dc in each of the remaining stitches (120)
Rnd 3: sl st in 3rd chain of beginning ch 3, ch 2, hdc in same stitch, hdc around (120)
Sl st in 2nd chain of beginning ch 2, F/O

Tentacles: Make 8 with light pink yarn.
Rnd 1: 5 sc in magic ring (5)
Rnd 2: *inc* (10)
Rnd 3: *1 sc, inc* (15)
Rnd 4: *2 sc, inc* (20)
Rnd 5-12: *sc* (20)
Rnd 13: *8 sc, dec* (18)
Rnd 14: *sc* (18)
Rnd 15: *4 sc, dec* (15)
Rnd 16-18: *sc* (15)
Rnd 19: *sc, dec* (10)
Rnd 20-22: *sc* (10)
F/O leaving long tail to sew. Stuff

I used a combination of these spots. Use however many you want. On mine there are 2-3 spots on each tentacle and 6 spots on the head.

Spot 1: 5 mg in magic ring, sl st in 1st sc, F/O leaving tail.
Spot 2: 6 mg in magic ring, sl st in 1st sc, F/O leaving tail.

For Head spots I also added:
Spot 3: 5 mg in magic ring (5)
*inc* (10)

Face Details:
-For the eyes I made ovals about 3 rows tall with the black felt.
-The white pupils are about a row tall.
- The mouth is 4 rows tall. I basically cut out a narrow red triangle and curved out the tip.
-Attach the eyes and mouth onto the face however you would like. Embroider on the eyelashes with black embroidery floss.

-Use tails to sew spots onto the bottom of each tentacle and on top of the head. (Optional: Stick residential copper electrical wiring into the body and a tentacle, and sew the leg on. This allows you to pose the amigurumi. Here is a good tutorial for this.!)
-Use tails to sew tentacles to the bottom of the body. I did 3 tentacles in the front, 3 tentacles in the back, and 1 tentacle on each side.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Creative Commons License
Clara the Spotted Jellyfish Amigurumi Pattern by Justine Dalipe is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
This pattern is for personal use only. Please do not sell finished products from this pattern without my permission. Thanks!


  1. this is adorable! thank you for sharing this sweet pattern. :) love your blog.

    1. Sorry this is so late! Midterm season lol. Thanks for all your kind words ^^

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    1. I sell these by commission. You can email me at for more info ^^

  3. This is great~ can you please explain to me how to magic ring inside of a magic ring? that part confuses me and I can't find any info on it ^^

    1. I read threw the pattern a few times and I do not see where she says to magic ring inside of a magic ring.

      Are you maybe confused with her use of 'mg' on the spots? I would assume you can just single or half-double crochet into the magic ring as many stitches as she asked for 'mg'

      I cant find any crochet term that 'MG' has a meaning for so I am assuming its her own short hand or just a typo/auto correct failure.

    2. I am so sorry! Sara is right though. Mg is a typo that should have been sc. Big typo and in so sorry I got to you so late. I hadn't figured out how to sync my email with my phone and finally figured it out 2-3 days ago.

  4. Ur pattern is weird, r u sure u mean 8 sc in mg? Wouldn't it be better with 6sc in mg cuz I did 8sc n now it's coming out all wavey n im at the 6th row.

    1. Hey there Emily! Yes, 8 is correct. It should still be ok because you increase by 8 as well.

    2. Ok :) thnxs. Cuz making one for my best friend who loves clara, as a gift :)