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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

5 mm crochet hook
Yarn: rainbow colors
Fiber fill

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 :)

Don't forget to connect


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

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

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

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

    1. Hey there, thank you for your suggestion, I will try it :)
      I found a Youtube video about this: by

  4. I love jellies! I linked to this pattern on my blog this morning, if you want to check it out: :) Thank you for sharing your pattern!

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

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

    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:

  6. I love him. Looks good at the door.
    You can check out my amigurumi recipes here.

  7. Hi,
    I borrowed this book from Kindle and have been looking for cat toys to make for me new kitten. The book I link to has this pattern in it
    Perhaps you licensed the author to use it, in which case that's cool, but there are other patterns from other bloggers on there so that made me suspicious

    Catherine xx

    PS I love the pattern and will be making it soon!!!

  8. Thank you for the pattern! I am adopting 2 shelter cats soon and will be making this for them. It's such a good idea! :D

  9. Can I get more clarification on how to attach the differant parts?


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  11. I make one but its my dog the luky one

  12. I can't wait to make this. We rescued a kitty and she loves to chase pom poms on a string.
    I bought special yarn for it yesterday.
    Thanks for posting this.

  13. Lo haré pronto, muchas gracias.

  14. Absolutely love this pattern and super beginner friendly! I'm making a 2nd one now for my sisters Co worker as a leaving present. I did modify the pattern slightly the 2nd time around and did double crochet instead of single on red 15 as it looked a little better on the frill edge


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