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Monday, October 22, 2012

Cat toy - bouncing rainbow jellyfish - free amigurumi pattern

This project is good for leftover yarn.

Crochet cat toy jellyfish

Materials:
5 mm crochet hook
Yarn: rainbow colors
Needle
Fiber fill


Abbreviations:
Sc Single crochet
Ch = Chain
Sl = Slip stitch

Inc = Increase
Dec = Decrease
Tc = Triple crochet
Dc = Double crochet
Inc tc = 2 triple crochet in same stitch
Inc dc = 2 double crochet in same stitch
Hdc= half double crochet
Dec hdc= half double crochet 2 stitches together
Inc hdc= 2 half double crochet in same stitch


Head & Body: join rounds will make perfect colors blend (join rounds: slip stitch into first stitch of each round, ch 1)
R1: with purple yarn, magic ring, 7 sts
R2: inc, ( 7 times), 14 sts
R3: with pink yarn, 1sc, inc, ( 7 times), 21 sts
R4: 2 sc, inc,( 7 times), 28 sts
R5: with orange yarn, 3 sc, inc, ( 7 times), 35 sts
R6: sc around, 35 sts
R7,8: with yellow yarn, sc around, 35 sts
R9,10: with light green yarn, sc around, 35 sts
R11,12: with green yarn, sc around, 35 sts
R13,14: with blue yarn, sc around, 35 sts
R15: work with back-loops only, crochet 2 or 3 sc into each stitch ( fasten off)
R16: back to front-loops of round 15, sc around, 35sts
R17: 3sc, dec, ( 7 times), 28 sts
R18: 2sc, dec, ( 7 times), 21 sts ( begin stuffing)
R19: 1sc, dec, ( 7 times), 14 sts
R20: dec, ( 7 times), 7 sts ( fasten off)

crochet cat toy jellyfish

Tentacles: ( make 7 tentacles with 7 colors)
Ch 10 to 15 ( random), crochet 2 or 3sc into each loop across ( fasten off)
Attach to lower side of the body.

Spring: use any color yarn you want, make a chain about 20 to 30, crochet 3 sc into each loop across ( fasten off). Attach to top of the head.

Now hang it on your room's door knob and your kitty is ready to play with it xD

Note: I received a few comments that the finished toy is a little big for a cat toy. I'm sure a smaller hook size ( 3mm to 4mm) will deal with it. My sis also suggested an elastic for the spring to make a better bouncing effect since we don't have elastic yarn lol. Moreover, I bet a bit of stuffed catnip in the body part would be great though :)


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10 comments :

  1. This is beautiful. Can't wait to get started.

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  2. Im sure my "Smokey Joe" will love this. can't wait to get stared, too!

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    1. Hi, I would love to see your "Smokey Joe" plays with it :)

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  3. If you use a foundation sc it stretches like elastic!

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    1. Hey there, thank you for your suggestion, I will try it :)
      I found a Youtube video about this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZrabIcA8C8 by futuregirl.com

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  4. I love jellies! I linked to this pattern on my blog this morning, if you want to check it out: http://www.mooglyblog.com/free-crochet-patterns-for-cat-lovers/ :) Thank you for sharing your pattern!

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    1. Thank you Tamara. I really like your designs, too :)

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  5. Hey I'm stuck at r16
    what do you mean by back to front loops
    thanks

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    1. Hi, It means you will work 2 rounds ( 1 work with back-loops and another with front-loops) at R15 but I divided into R15 and R16 so it's clearer to follow.
      Visit this site for more info about crochet with front and back loops:
      http://www.stitchdiva.com/tutorials/crochet/crochet-in-the-front-or-back-loops-of-a-stitch

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