Free Jellyfish Addi Express & Crochet Tutorial

This cute little Jellyfish is a  knitting machine and crochet hybrid pattern. You will knit the head of the jellyfish then crochet the tentacles.

Materials for Completion:

22 Pin Knitting Machine – I have the Addi Express 22 pin machine

Worsted Weight Size 4 Yarn

H8 5.0 mm Crochet Hook


Safety Eyes or Buttons

Darning Needle


Tension: Moderate

Finished Measurements: Jellyfish head only, tentacles will vary depending on style.

Small: 2.5″ x 2.5″

Large: 3″ x 2.5″

Tension used will determine the amount of stretch and overall size of finished jellyfish as well as the type of yarn used and how much stuffing you put in. My measurements were taken using the Coastal Cotton Yarn with moderate tension and I used about a baseball size amount of stuffing.

Using different yarns other than the suggested yarns my result in the size of the jellyfish being different but any worsted weight yarn that works on your machine should be fine.

Jellyfish Head

Small Jellyfish – Crank 30 rows for jellyfish head

Large Jellyfish – Crank 40 rows for jellyfish head

Making your little jellyfish’s head

Once you have your tube knit, fold it inside itself and cinch one end closed.

Flip the tube inside out so that your yarn tails are now on the inside, tie in a few knots. Trim the yarn tails so they are about 2.5″ or so. Thread a piece of yarn or use one of the pieces of yarn cut off from the yarn tails (if it is long enough) onto your darning needle and pick up every other stitch along the folded edge. You will be creating a drawstring to cinch the tube closed.

Adding the safety eyes

Stuff the tube with Poly-fil and and then cinch slightly to close. Place the safety eyes where you want them, then take out the Poly-fil.

Secure the safety eyes in place then re-stuff the poly-fil and cinch closed.

Thread your drawstring through all the loops once more and cinch closed. Tie a knot and hide your yarn tails under some stitches before cutting off.

Creating the cute little jellyfish frill

Video Tutorial

sorry about all of my sniffles…and that I keep saying chain one for the slips stitch. I also accidentally say single crochet for the last round, I meant to say slip stitch.


  1. slst around a single ring of knit stitches on the bottom of the jellyfish head, slst to join stitches. Start at the opposite side of the eyes.
  2. ch2, 2 hdc into 1st slst. slst into the next st. *3 hdc into the next st, slst into the next st. Repeat from * until you reach the beginning.
  3. In the first st where you did the 2 hdc, do 1 hdc over the ch2, join with a slst.

The Tentacles


Terms: in US terms

ch = Chain

hdc = Half Double Crochet

sc = Single Crochet

slst = Slip Stitch

When I crochet my tentacles I crochet them one after another. Each tentacle is 2 rows, when you return to the starting point of the tentacle you start your chain of stitches for the next tentacle.

Listed below are the tentacles, pick 2 or 3 tentacle styles and work an even number (6 or 8 depending on which size jellyfish you are making or whatever you feel like)

When you crochet your tentacles they will be very curly like a corkscrew, if you pull on them slightly they will elongate.

Tentacle 1:

Chain 17, 4 hdc into the 2nd chain from your hook. 3 sc into each chain across until the last st, 1 sc in the last st.

Tentacle 2:

Chain 11, 2 hdc into the 2nd chain from your hook. 2 sc into each chain across until the last st, 1 sc in the last st.

Tentacle 3:

Chain 23, 4 hdc into the 2nd chain from your hook. 3 sc into each chain across until the last st 1 sc in the last st.

Tentacle 4:

Chain 13, 2 hdc into the 2nd chain from your hook. 1 sc into each chain across until the last st, 1 sc in the last st.

Tentacle Pattern: Sample is worked using Tentacles 2 & 3

Step 1: Chain 11, 2 hdc into the 2nd chain from your hook. 2 sc into each chain across until the last st, 1 sc into the last st.

Step 2: Chain 23, 4 hdc into the 2nd chain from your hook. 3 sc into each chain across until the last st, 1 sc into the last st.

Repeat Steps 1 and 2 three more times so that you have a total of 8 tentacles for the large jellyfish, or repeat two more times for a total of 6 tentacles for the small jellyfish.

Form tentacles into a ring and join with a slip stitch, make sure your stitches aren’t twisted.

Sc evenly across and join with a slst.

I tried to highlight the inside ring so you could see where I did my single crochet stitches.

Turn the jellyfish head upside down and lay the tentacle ring on top.

Using one of the yarn tails from the tentacles, stitch the tentacles to the bottom of the jellyfish head using the top of the single crochet stitches as your guide.

When you get back to your starting point tie yarn tails together. At this point you can hide the yarn tails and cut off and you are finished with your little jellyfish.

These little jellyfish can be given as a little gift or made into a mobile. I wanted to add a mobile to my bathroom so I used a 4″ embroidery hoop (just the inside ring) and tied 3 of the large jellyfish to the embroider hoop. One in Pink, Purple and Aqua of the Coastal Cotton Yarn onto the ring evenly spaced apart and staggered the height.

I also realized when trying to photograph this mobile that taking a picture with all of the jellyfish looking was much more difficult than getting a picture with all three of my kids looking!

Lil’ Dollop Cotton Yarn Jellyfish

I absolutely love the way this jellyfish looks with the color change effect. I was able to make 3 jellyfish using 2 skeins of the Lil’ Dollop Yarn

Coastal Cotton Yarn Jellyfish

Falynn Slouch Pattern by Deni Made Designs

A single jellyfish paired with a crochet beanie and a little heart applique bodysuit would make a super cute gift for a new little one.

I have a really easy pattern for a crochet applique heart, you can find it on my blog. I also made the tag using the same heart and a printable that you can find in my Etsy Shop.


Acrylic Yarn Jellyfish

Another cute little jellyfish. I used Premier Just Worsted Yarn, but any worsted acrylic yarn will probably give you a similar looking jellyfish.

Thank you so much for checking out this post, I really hope you get to make one of these cute little jellyfish. I have had such a fun time making mine.

If you have the time I would appreciate it if you would visit my Etsy Shop, sales on tags and other printables help me out a lot so that I can keep adding free patterns and printables onto my blog. I love not having ads all over my site, I don’t want to add ads other than a few affiliate links here and there to my posts as I think they really ruin the viewing experience. I am hoping if I can continue to make sales in my Etsy Shop to help me with my finances and to help me buy more yarn 🙂 I can continue to add freebies to my site.

Thank you so much, and happy knitting and crocheting 🙂

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