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Crochet Air Plant Jellyfish Tutorial

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I’ve been on a succulents kick lately and have been collecting them like crazy. It’s my new thing to do – head over to a nursery and just walk around looking and wishing that my succulents were this beautiful. This past weekend, on one of my wanderings, I walked by the air plants section and a whole bunch of them were hanging up like jellyfish. I’d seen them before, but this time, I took one apart really gently and realized that the air plant was just hung on a fishing line and threaded through a shell. Well, lightbulb! And you know you can’t let lightbulb ideas fester, so I came home and made myself a crochet air plant jellyfish just like that. Oh yeah, I did have the air plant already, but it usually sits in a little shell – I never thought to hang it up!

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This is a super quick project. It’ll maybe take an hour of your time. I admit, these are also the most satisfying little projects – instant gratification, you know! I used a bit of Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton Yarn that I had received for a different project, but this one doesn’t much yarn at all – it’s a great scrapbuster project! I chose cotton because I wanted a clean look and I also needed a stiffer yarn so the jellyfish cap can hold its shape a bit. I think kitchen twine or rope or jute may work really well too.

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For the french knots, I also used 24/7 Cotton. Finer designs may require a thinner yarn, maybe even embroidery thread. I found this tutorial for french knots, which was super easy to understand and it got me making little knots right away. If you use a very light yarn, you might even be able to crochet some picots on the cap.

One thing I noticed while making this is that the french knots sometimes get pushed to the inside of the cap. Once everything is done, you’ll want to pull on the knots a bit to make them stand out more.

Embellish a jellyfish cap

There’s not too much left to say about this simple project. Once you make a plain cap, you can embellish it any way you want. Just like your colorful army of Friendly Jellyfish hand towels, you can have a wide array of air plant jellyfish as well.

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With regards to the air plant itself, I’m not much of an expert. I do what I was told when I bought it – soak it in a bowl of water for a few hours every week. With this setup, you can just take the cap off and soak the plant and then thread it back up.

How to Make a Crochet Air Plant Jellyfish. Makes for an adorable bit of decor! Free pattern + tutorial at www.1dogwoof.com

Supplies

Abbreviations

  • sl st – slip stitch
  • ch – chain stitch
  • sc – single crochet

Pattern Notes

  • Skill level Beginner
  • Gauge is not applicable for this project.
  • Final size of cap is approximately 3 inches, but size can vary based on yarn, hook and tension.
  • The cap is worked in seamed rounds.
  • Cap as shown is flipped inside out.

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Crochet Air Plant Jellyfish Pattern

JELLYFISH CAP

Round 1: Work 6 sc into a magic circle. Join with sl st to first sc. (6)

Round 2: Ch 1. Work 2 sc into each st around. Join with sl st to first sc. (12)

Round 3: Ch 1. Work [1 sc into next st, 2 sc into next st] 6 times. Join with sl st to first sc. (18)

Round 4: Ch 1. Work [1 sc into each of next 2 st, 2 sc into next st] 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. (24)

Round 5: Ch 1. Work [1 sc into each of next 3 st, 2 sc into next st] 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. (30)

Round 6: Ch 1. Work [1 sc into each of next 4 st, 2 sc into next st] 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. (36)

Round 7: Ch 1. Work [1 sc into each of next 5 st, 2 sc into next st] 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. (42)

Round 8-11: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first st. (42)

Round 12: Ch 1. Work [1 sc, 1 sc, 1 sc2tog, 1 sc, 1 sc2tog] 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. (30)

Round 13: Ch 1. Work [1 sc, 1 sc2tog, 1 sc, 1 sc2tog] 5 times. Join with sl st to first st. (20)

Fasten off and weave in all ends on the right side of the cap. Then flip the cap inside out for a unique texture!

EMBELLISHMENT

  • Cut a long strand of embellishment yarn, color B.
  • Thread through a hole from Round 1, leaving a short tail underneath the cap.
  • Make a French Knot on the surface of the cap.
  • Repeat threading the yarn through each hold where you want the French Knot, keeping all unsightly carries under the cap.

How to Make a French Knot

ASSEMBLY

air plant jellyfish assembly

  • Cut a length of invisible fishing line or thread.
  • Fold in half and tie a knot at the end to make a loop.
  • Hang the air plant off the loop.
  • Thread the loop through the top of the jellyfish cap, and pull up so the air plant gets tucked into the cap.
  • Adjust the cap as necessary, and hang!

air plant jellyfish assembly

This was such an easy, quick little project, and would work great as a housewarming gift, or a hanging mobile anywhere in the house. Will you be making 1, 2, or 50?

Make a crochet air plant jellyfish with a little bit of scrap yarn! Free pattern + tutorial at www.1dogwoof.com

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17 Comments

  1. Ahender

    Omg, does it get any better? What a great lightbulb result too!

    THANKS!!!! shared!

    Reply
  2. Terry

    You are ingenious! I just love your designs! I am currently working on your humpback whale in a miniature version for a baby mobile. Thank you so much for the free patterns! You ROCK! ????

    Reply
    • ChiWei

      Thank you Terry!

      Reply
  3. Mary C

    Charming!!! What a fun idea!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Reply
  4. Marlise Harlow

    I did not find the crochet hook size in the Jellyfish pattern. Love the pattern!

    Reply
  5. happy wheels

    A very creative idea, very wonderful. What I see through your hand becomes very beautiful

    Reply
  6. Sue

    This was a great easy project for me as a beginner! I did grey with mustard french knots and it looks so cute 🙂 Thanks for the easy to follow pattern.

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  11. KatyM

    I’ve made this several times in a variety of colors with one change; I make a loop with the contrast color and poke it into the hole instead. It works beautifully.
    I get air plants from Air Plant Design Studio (great prices, low shipping, great quality) and give as gifts. A hit!
    Thanks so much for this pattern!!

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