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Apple Free Crochet Pattern

Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Honeycrisp, Gala or Fuji – there’s something for everyone in this crochet apple pattern! Pick your favorite and dive in. Whether it’s for a teacher’s gift or an addition to your own collection, these apples come together super quickly and easily with continuous rounds of single crochet. So in celebration of this juicy autumn bounty, here is an apple free crochet pattern for you!

Apple Free Crochet Pattern Pinterest Pin

Realistic and charming, these crochet apples will make the perfect, vibrant addition to your little one’s toy food collection or to your crochet fruit and veg centerpiece. The pattern includes the method for crocheting the apple in 2 different color ways – solid green or red, and a combo of green & red like a honeycrisp apple. So, pick your favorite and go for it!

If you’re ready to go, you can find the printable 7-page pattern available for free in the Resource Library here!

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Materials you will need for the Apple Free Crochet Pattern:

Stylecraft Naturals 100% Organic Cotton: (DK/light worsted)
LEAF (green) x1 ball
POPPY (red) – x1 ball
-Brown leftovers (stem)
-Dark green leftovers (leaf)
3.00 mm crochet hook
– Tapestry needle
Scissors
– Stitch markers
– Stuffing (here’s a great chance to use all those tiny yarn snippets you’ve been saving for stuffing!)

Crochet Apples Image Box

Skills & Pattern Abbreviations:

  • st (stitch)
  • sl st (slip stitch)
  • hk (hook)
  • sc (single crochet)
  • hdc (half double crochet)
  • dc (double crochet)
  • inc (increase)
  • dec (decrease)
  • (…) x – repeat instructions within parenthesis indicated number of times
  • […] – number of stitches in row/round

Get the full printable PDF for the apple free crochet pattern here!

Crochet apples in a line green red honeycrisp

This post contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you. If you purchase materials through these links I earn a small commission which helps support my small business and allows me to continue to create free patterns for you! So, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support!

Size & Gauge:

Size: The apple will end up being 2.5″ tall x 3″ wide – a realistic size for an apple.

Gauge: 4”x4” of single crochet = 28 stitches x 30 rows. Ultimately with toys, gauge doesn’t matter. It won’t have to fit someone’s body or a specific space. My patterns will include the size of the finished toy based on the yarn and hook I use. But if you want it smaller or bigger, just use a bigger yarn and hook! Just remember, when crocheting toys, crochet tightly and choose a hook one size smaller than the yarn size recommends in order to avoid holes between each stitch where the stuffing will show through.

Crochet apples green and red

I’d love to see your finished apples! Post pics on instagram and tag me @offthebeatenhook. Enjoy!

Love crochet amigurumi? I have more free food toy patterns! Here’s a couple you might be interested in, but there are MANY more in my free crochet pattern library!

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Rainbow Carrot Free Crochet Pattern

Carrots have always been one of my very favorite vegetables. I remember as a small girl, pulling them up out of our garden with my dad, rinsing them in the hose and eating them fresh within minutes of pulling them from the warm earth – long dangly root and all. When it comes to eating vegetables it just doesn’t get much better than that. These days, I absolutely love cooking with rainbow carrots in-particular. Their vibrant and interesting color adds such a special touch to the dinner plate. So in honor of these beautiful market vegetables, here is a rainbow carrot free crochet pattern for you!

Rainbow Carrot Free Crochet Pattern Pinterest Pin Image

Realistic and adorable, these crochet rainbow carrots will make the perfect, vibrant addition to your little one’s toy food collection or to your crochet fruit and veg centerpiece. The pattern includes the method for crocheting the carrots in 2 different sizes. So, if you want to make an entire interactive bunch of carrots, the different sizes will make it more interesting.

If you’re ready to go, you can find the printable pattern available for free in the Resource Library here!

Rainbow Carrot Crochet Pattern Preview Photo

Materials you will need for the Rainbow Carrot Free Crochet Pattern:

Stylecraft Naturals 100% Organic Cotton: (DK/light worsted)
JADE (large carrot stems) x1 ball
SEAGREEN (small carrot stems) – x1 ball
BUTTERMILK (carrot) – x1 ball
BLUE DUSK (carrot) – x1 ball
CARROT (carrot) – x1 ball
BONE (lateral root scars) x1 (or any leftover yarn you have in a cream-ish color)
3.00 mm crochet hook
– Tapestry needle
Scissors
– Stitch markers
– Stuffing (here’s a great chance to use all those tiny yarn snippets you’ve been saving for stuffing!)

Crochet Carrots Small and Large

Skills & Pattern Abbreviations:

  • st (stitch)
  • sl st (slip stitch)
  • hk (hook)
  • sc (single crochet)
  • inc (increase)
  • dec (decrease)
  • (…) x – repeat instructions within parenthesis indicated number of times
  • […] – number of stitches in row/round

Get the full printable PDF for the Rainbow Carrots free crochet pattern here!

Market Vegetable Carrot Bunch Crochet

This post contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you. If you purchase materials through these links I earn a small commission which helps support my small business and allows me to continue to create free patterns for you! So, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support!

I’d love to see your finished rainbow carrots! Post pics on instagram and tag me @offthebeatenhook. Enjoy!

Love crochet amigurumi? I have more free food toy patterns! Here’s a couple you might be interested in, but there are MANY more in my free crochet pattern library!

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Teddy Bear Free Crochet Pattern – Cinnamon the Grizzly Bear

Cinnamon the grizzly bear is the most uncommon and special teddy bear crochet pattern you’ll find! Hailing from the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Cinnamon cozies up in his scarf, mittens and hat to keep him warm before winter comes. Bring him to life in this free teddy bear crochet pattern!

Teddy Bear Free Crochet Pattern Pinterest Pin

Years back, my husband and I lived for several months in the beautiful Calgary, British Columbia, Canada. During our time there we backpacked over 100 miles in the Canadian Rocky Mountain backcountry just west of Calgary. And I’m telling you first-hand, “lions and tigers and BEARS, OH MY” is REAL…at least the BEARS part. I have never seen so many bears in my life. There was ONE day I counted no less than 8 bears.

But one bear in-particular stands out in my memory – a HUGE male grizzly bear. He was at least 7 feet long. He was the exact color of Cinnamon. And he was gorgeous. Here’s an actual photo of him that we took:

So in honor of this grand and respected creature, Cinnamon the grizzly teddy bear is born. Although he might not be as powerful and intimidating as his real-life counterpart, Cinnamon highlights the cute and cuddly side of these awesome animals.

This free pattern is supported by ads on my blog. You can find the 11-page PDF printable, ad-free pattern of Cinnamon the Grizzly on my Etsy shop here.

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Teddy Bear Free Crochet Pattern Notes & Tips:

This teddy bear free crochet pattern is written in US terms. If needed, you can find a handy term conversion chart right here in my Resource Library. I recommend giving the pattern a read-through before you begin so you can visualize the big picture and consider any specific notes for help along the way! The printable pattern in my Etsy shop comes with LOTS of in-the-making photos (40 of them!) for each step of the way as well.

Size & Gauge:

Size: Cinnamon will end up being 10″ tall.

Gauge: 4”x4” of single crochet = 28 stitches x 30 rows. Ultimately with toys, gauge doesn’t matter. It won’t have to fit someone’s body or a specific space. My patterns will include the size of the finished toy based on the yarn and hook I use. But if you want it smaller or bigger, just use a bigger yarn and hook! Just remember, when crocheting toys, crochet tightly and choose a hook one size smaller than the yarn size recommends in order to avoid holes between each stitch where the stuffing will show through.

Top 10 under $10 Sustainable Yarns Image Stylecraft naturals Organic Cotton DK Yarn

Yarn & Stuffing:

Yarn: Take your choice of yarn! Choose colors that bring you joy and fibers that feel good between your fingers. I use 100% organic cotton yarn because I make these toys for my kids and need them to be functional. Cotton is natural, washable, soft, and relatively inflexible so the toys don’t stretch and sag – even after being thrown across the house, down the stairs and adventured through every part of the garden!

It’s very important for me to use only sustainable and eco-friendly yarn so I feel good about the impact I’m making on the environment with my craft. This is why I choose organic cotton versus conventional cotton.

Stuffing: Stuff more than you think you should. Not enough for the stitches to stretch and show holes, but enough to make the toy stiff and able to withstand the rough trials of toy life. The filling will compress a bit over time. I encourage you to use an alternative to poly-fill (unless it’s recycled!). Try using leftover yarn scraps and snippets or old non-donate-able clothes and materials cut into strips.

The Legal Stuff:

This pattern or parts of it may not be reproduced, sold, distributed or translated without authorization. You can sell your finished items provided that you credit Off the Beaten Hook as the designer. Thank you for your respectfulness!

Your Guide to Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Crochet Image Heart Yarn
This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase materials using these links I may receive a small commission which in no way affects the cost to you. These partnerships help me support my blog and small business which allows me to continue providing you with free crochet patterns! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.

Materials you will need for this crochet pattern:

Abbreviations used in the teddy bear free crochet pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
hk – hook
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
fhdc – foundation half double crochet
fdc – foundation double crochet
DcBo – double crochet bobble stitch
BLO – back loop only
inc – increase
dec – decrease
(…) x – repeat instructions indicated number of times
[…] – number of stitches in row/round

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The Teddy Bear Free Crochet Pattern:

Notes:

  • Cinnamon and his parts are worked in continuous rounds – do not join after rounds unless otherwise stated

Ears – make 2:

Use the brown yarn.

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3-6: sc in each st around [12]

Fasten with a sl st. Snip, leaving a long tail for sewing on.

Snout:

The snout is worked in continuous rounds – do not join rounds.

Use the brown yarn.

Rnd 1: st 5 in a magic circle [5]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [10]

Rnd 3: BLO sc in each at around [10]

Rnd 4: inc in next 2 st, sc in next 8 st [12]

Rnd 5: sc in next 2 st, inc in next st, sc in next 9 st [13]

Rnd 6: sc in next 3 st, inc in next st, sc in next 9 st [14]

Rnd 7: sc in next 3 st, inc in next 2 st, sc in next 9 st [16]

Rnd 8: sc in next 4 st, inc in next 2 st, sc in next 10 st [18]

Rnd 9: sc in next 5 st, inc in next 2 st, sc in next 11 st [20]

Fasten with a sl st. Snip, leaving a long tail for sewing on.

Teddy Bear Free Crochet Pattern Image 1

EMBROIDER THE NOSE & MOUTH:

NOSE: Using black DK weight yarn doubled up through a tapestry needle, begin your embroidery of the the nose by inserting your needle through the middle of the magic circle inside to outside. Insert it back to the inside through a stitch directly on the left of the nose between rounds 3 and 4. Repeat on the opposite side of the nose – you now have the bottom edge of the nose. Repeat threading your needle through the magic circle and back through stitches between rounds 3 and 4 all the way over the bridge of the nose. About half way through, switch to the opposite side and work my way back to the middle to be sure everything lines up properly.

MOUTH: Continue on with the mouth; after threading the needle out of the magic circle, insert the needle directly underneath the nose between rounds 4 and 5. Bring the needle back out between rounds 6 and 7 – 2 stitches back from the edge of the nose. Repeat on opposite side. Tie off on the inside of the nose and stuff in the tail ends.

Teddy Bear Free Crochet Pattern Image 2

HEAD & BODY:

The head and body are worked in continuous rounds – do not join rounds.

Use the brown yarn.

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x6 [30]

Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) x6 [36]

Rnd 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 8: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 9: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 10-20: sc in each st around [54]

Rnd 21: (sc in next 7 st, dec in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 22: (sc in next 6 st, dec in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 23: (sc in next 5 st, dec in next st) x6 [36]

  • Stuff the snout and sew it to the head over rounds 14-22
  • Insert the safety eyes to the left and right of the snout between rounds 15 & 16
  • Flatten the ears and sew to the head over rounds 4-9 centered over the top of the head, using the snout as your guide for the center of the face

Rnd 24: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 25: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 26: sc in each st around [48]

Rnd 27: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 28-29: sc in each st around [54]

Rnd 30: (sc in next 8 st, inc in next st) x6 [60]

Stuff head.

Rnd 31-45: sc in each st around [60]

Rnd 46: (sc in next 8 st, dec in next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 47: (sc in next 7 st, dec in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 48: (sc in next 6 st, dec in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 49: (sc in next 5 st, dec in next st) x6 [36]

Stuff body.

Split your work for the legs: there will be 15 stitches for each leg and 6 stitches in the gap (3 in front and 3 in back). Use stitch markers to mark these stitches, being sure to center them to the face of the bear.

If needed, make or remove a couple of sc to get to your starting point for the left leg. Your starting point will be at the back of the left leg, just to the right of the stitch marker. Join the back to the front by completing a single crochet (this is the first sc of round 50).

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LEGS:

LEFT LEG:

Rnd 50-57: sc in each st around [15]

Rnd 58: sc in next 5 st, dec in next st, sc in next 8 st [14]

Rnd 59: sc in next 3 st, dec in next 2 st, sc in next 7 st [12]

Rnd 60: sc in next 2 st, inc in next 4 st, sc in next 6 st [16]

Rnd 61: sc in next 5 st, inc in next 4 st, sc in next 7 st [20]

Rnd 62-63: sc in each st around [20]

Rnd 64: sc in next 2 st, (dec in next st, sc in next st) x6 [14]

Stuff leg & foot.

Rnd 65: dec in each st around [7]

Snip, leaving a tail for closing the circle. Using the yarn tail and a tapestry needle, weave the yarn through the front loop of each remaining 7 stitches and pull tightly to close. Bring the yarn to the inside.

Finish stuffing the body.

RIGHT LEG:

Leaving a long starting tail, slip knot onto your hk and rejoin on the back side in the stitch to the left of the stitch marker, marking the second leg (3 stitches away from the left leg.

Rnd 50: sc in the next 15 st [15]

Rnd 51: join the front and back side by completing a sc, sc in the next 14 st [15]

Rnd 52-57: sc in each st around [15]

Rnd 58: sc in next 9 st, dec in next st, sc in next 4 st [14]

Rnd 59: sc in next 8 st, dec in next 2 st, sc in next 2 st [12]

Rnd 60: sc in next 7 st, inc in next 4 st , sc in next st [16]

Rnd 61: sc in next 9 st, inc in next 4 st, sc in next 3 st [20]

Rnd 62-63: sc in each st around [20]

Rnd 64: sc in next 2 st, (dec in next st, sc in next st) x6 [14]

Stuff leg & foot.

Rnd 65: dec in each st around [7]

Snip, leaving a tail for closing the circle. Using the yarn tail and a tapestry needle, weave the yarn through the front loop of each remaining 7 stitches and pull tightly to close. Bring the yarn to the inside.

Finish stuffing body through the gap between legs. Using the long starting yarn tail from Rnd 50 of right leg, and a tapestry needle, sew closed the gap between the legs. Bring yarn to inside and snip.

Teddy Bear Free Crochet Pattern Image tail

ARMS:

The arms are worked in continuous rounds – do not join rounds.

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3-18: sc in each st around [12]

Fasten with a sl st, leaving a long tail for sewing on. Stuff arms, leaving about a 1/2 inch to the top unstuffed, or else the arms won’t lay down – they’ll stick straight out. Sew the arms closed, and sew them to the sides of the body at round 24.

TAIL:

The tail is worked in continuous rounds.

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3-5: sc in each st around [12]

Fasten with a sl st, leaving a long tail for sewing on. Stuff tail and sew to the back of the body, centered, over rounds 43-46.

SCARF:

For every round on the scarf, sl st to join each round and ch 1 before beginning the next round.

Start with off-white yarn

Rnd 1: fhdc 45, join into a ring with a sl st, ch 1 [45]

Rnd 2: hdc in each st around [45]

Switch to navy blue yarn.

Rnd 3-6: hdc in each st around [45]

Switch to off-white yarn.

Rnd 7-8: hdc in each st around [45]

Fasten off and weave in end.

Just a couple more accessories and your teddy bear free crochet pattern will be complete!

Teddy Bear Free Crochet Pattern Image scarf

HAT:

Make a small, 1.5″ pom-pom with the blue yarn. If you need help, you will find a video tutorial on my website on how to make a pom-pom. You don’t need any additional tools, but a pom-pom maker is helpful.

Start with the blue yarn

Rnd 1: fdc 40, ch 1, turn [40]

Rnd 2: (fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st) around [40]

Switch to citronelle yarn

Rnd 3-4: hdc in each st around [40]

Switch to blue yarn

Rnd 5-6: hdc in each st around [40]

Switch to citronelle yarn

Rnd 7: hdc in next 11 st, ch 6, sk next 6 st, hdc in next 6 st, ch 6, sk next 6 st, hdc in next 11 st [40]

Teddy Bear Free Crochet Pattern Image hat

Switch to blue yarn

Rnd 8: (hdc in next 6 st, dec hdc in next st) x5 [35]

Rnd 9: hdc in each st around [35]

Switch to citronelle yarn

Rnd 10: (hdc in next 5 st, dec hdc in next st) x5 [30]

Rnd 11: hdc in each st around [30]

Switch to blue yarn

Rnd 12: (hdc in next 4 st, dec hdc in next st) x5 [25]

Rnd 13: hdc in each st around [25]

Teddy Bear Free Crochet Pattern Image accessories

Switch to citronelle

Rnd 14: (hdc in next 3 st, dec hdc in next st) x5 [20]

Rnd 15: hdc in each st around [20]

Sl st to next st. Snip leaving a long yarn tail. Using a tapestry needle, weave the yarn tail in and out around each of the posts of rnd 15 (front to back under one, back to front under the next, etc, all the way around). Pull tail to close. Bring yarn to inside and fasten off.

Pull the yarn tails of the pom-pom through the center top hold of the hat. Grab hold of the yellow yarn tail from the hat, along with the 2 yarn tails from the pom-pom and knot them tightly on the inside of the hat, as close to the inside tip of the hat as possible. Knot it again.

Teddy Bear Free Crochet Pattern Image mitten

MITTENS:

Use the citronelle yarn

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: hdc inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3-4: hdc in each st around [12]

Rnd 5: 5-DcBo in next st, hdc in next 11 st [12]

Rnd 6: hdc in each st around, sl st to join rnd, ch 1 [12]

Rnd 7: dc in each st around [12]

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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You’re done! Finally, put on his cozy scarf, his hat and his little mittens. Look at Cinnamon! Isn’t he so cozy and cuddly?

Teddy Bear Free Crochet Pattern Image put together

You did it! Stop and admire your little teddy bear crochet masterpiece!

I would love to see your completed Cinnamon bears. Please post pictures on instagram and tag me @offthebeatenhook. Happy hooking!

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Did you love this teddy bear free crochet pattern? Want more free amigurumi crochet patterns? Check these out!

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Broccoli Free Crochet Pattern

I have a love/hate relationship with broccoli. I LOVE to eat it, and fortunately, my husband and my son do too. Give it to me raw with a bit of ranch or hummus, steamed with butter and salt, cooked into a casserole, as a pasta topping, as a salad with a creamy or vinaigrette dressing, grated, stir fried, in soup, in your eggs. The ways to eat it are endless and it makes an appearance once a week on our dinner table in some way, shape or form. So, when Benjamin requested broccoli to be added to his crochet toys, I was surprised that I hadn’t made a stalk for him yet! So finally, here it is… for him and for you…a broccoli free crochet pattern!

Broccoli Free Crochet Pattern Pinterest Pin

Realistic and charming, these crochet broccoli bits will make the perfect, colorful addition to your little one’s toy food collection or do your crochet fruit and veg centerpiece. The pattern includes the method of crocheting the broccoli 3 different ways: the large stalk, large floret with stems and small floret. The printable pattern is available for free in the Resource Library here!

Broccoli Free Crochet Pattern Preview Image

Materials you will need for the Broccoli Free Crochet Pattern:

Schachenmayr 100% Organic Cotton: Sea Green x1 (DK/light worsted)
Stylecraft Naturals 100% Organic Cotton: Artichoke – x1 (DK/light worsted)
3.00 mm crochet hook
– Tapestry needle
Scissors
– Stitch markers
– Stuffing (here’s a great chance to use all those tiny yarn snippets you’ve been saving for stuffing!)

Skills & Pattern Abbreviations:

  • st (stitch)
  • sc (single crochet)
  • dc (double crochet)
  • hdc (half double crochet)
  • TcBo (triple crochet bobble)
  • BLO (back loop only)
  • FLO (front loop only)
  • inc (increase)
  • dec (decrease)
  • sl st (slip stitch)

Get the full printable pattern for the Broccoli here!

Broccoli Free Crochet Pattern Image Large Stalk

This post contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you. If you purchase materials through these links I earn a small commission which helps support my small business and allows me to continue to create free patterns for you! So, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support!

I’d love to see your finished broccoli bits! Post pics on instagram and tag me @offthebeatenhook. Enjoy!

Love crochet amigurumi? I have more free food toy patterns! Here’s a couple you might be interested in, but there are MANY more in my free crochet pattern library!

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Jellyfish Free Crochet Pattern – Jag the Sea Nettle

I grew up on the Pacific Ocean, so all things ocean and sea creatures are part of my soul. My son, although being raised inland, has the same fascination as I do. “Please make me a jellyfish next” he asked me. “ABSOLUTELY!” I replied, without a moment’s hesitation. I love it when he chooses things that I know I will love just as much as he does. And when I looked at the jellyfish upon completion, I knew it was just what we were looking for – charming, adorable, AND realistic. Then, when my son named her Jag, I fell in love. Her name couldn’t be more perfect. I hope you love this Jag the Jellyfish free crochet pattern as much as we do!

Jag the Jellyfish Free Crochet Pattern Pinterest Pin

Jag’s inspiration comes from the Pacific Sea Nettle – one of the commonly found types of jellyfish found in the Pacific Ocean. Sea Nettles are also found in the Atlantic Ocean (Atlantic Sea Nettle). Sea Nettles have a distinct fat arm (commonly mis-identified as a tentacle) dangling down in between a plethora of skinny tentacles that adorn the margin of their bell. I always try to find a balance between an inviting character and a realistic interpretation of the major identifying features of the animal. I really think I hit that mark with this jellyfish free crochet pattern. I hope you agree!

This free pattern is supported by ads on my blog. You can find the 7-page PDF printable, ad-free pattern of Jag the Jellyfish on my Etsy shop here.

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This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase materials using these links I may receive a small commission which in no way affects the cost to you. These partnerships help me support my blog and small business which allows me to continue providing you with free crochet patterns! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.

General Notes:

This jellyfish free crochet pattern is written in US terms. If needed, you can find a handy term conversion chart right here in my Resource Library. I recommend giving the pattern a read-through before you begin so you can visualize the big picture and consider any specific notes for help along the way! The printable pattern in my Etsy shop comes with LOTS of in-the-making photos for each step of the way as well.

Size & Gauge:

Size: Jag will end up being 21″ from top of head to tip of tentacle.

Gauge: 4”x4” of single crochet = 28 stitches x 30 rows. Ultimately with toys, gauge doesn’t matter. It won’t have to fit someone’s body or a specific space. My patterns will include the size of the finished toy based on the yarn and hook I use. But if you want it smaller or bigger, just use a bigger yarn and hook! Just remember, when crocheting toys, crochet tightly and choose a hook one size smaller than the yarn size recommends in order to avoid holes between each stitch where the stuffing will show through.

Top 10 under $10 Sustainable Yarns Image Stylecraft naturals Organic Cotton DK Yarn

Yarn & Stuffing:

Yarn: Take your choice of yarn! Choose colors that bring you joy and fibers that feel good between your fingers. I use 100% organic cotton yarn because I make these toys for my kids and need them to be functional. Cotton is natural, washable, soft, and relatively inflexible so the toys don’t stretch and sag – even after being thrown across the house, down the stairs and adventured through every part of the garden!

It’s very important for me to use only sustainable and eco-friendly yarn so I feel good about the impact I’m making on the environment with my craft. This is why I choose organic cotton versus conventional cotton.

Stuffing: Stuff more than you think you should. Not enough for the stitches to stretch and show holes, but enough to make the toy stiff and able to withstand the rough trials of toy life. The filling will compress a bit over time. I encourage you to use an alternative to poly-fill (unless it’s recycled!). Try using leftover yarn scraps and snippets or old non-donate-able clothes and materials cut into strips.

The Legal Stuff:

This pattern or parts of it may not be reproduced, sold, distributed or translated without authorization. You can sell your finished items provided that you credit Off the Beaten Hook as the designer. Thank you for your respectfulness!

Jag the Jellyfish Free Crochet Pattern Image 6

Materials you will need:

Abbreviations used in the jellyfish free crochet pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
hk – hook
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
fsc – foundation single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
tc – treble crochet
inc – increase
dec – decrease
(…) x – repeat instructions indicated number of times
[…] – number of stitches in row/round

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The Pattern

Notes:

  • Jag is worked from the bell (head) down
  • The bell and the tentacles are all worked in one piece. The big center arm is worked separately and sewn on.
  • Round 12 & round 24 call for a “long single crochet”. Here are the “Long single crochet” instructions. You can also reference PHOTOS 02-05 (in the printable pattern): complete a single crochet, but rather than inserting your hook into the next st of the current row, you will insert your hook into the stitch a few rows immediately below the stitch and complete the single crochet over top the next one of the row (3 or 4 rows below as specified in the pattern below)

BELL:

Start with light blue yarn

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x6 [30]

Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) x6 [36]

Rnd 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 8: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 9: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 10: (sc in next 8 st, inc in next st) x6 [60]

Rnd 11: (sc in next 9 st, inc in next st) x6 [66]

Switch to dark blue yarn

Rnd 12: (long sc in next st skipping 3 rows, sc in next 9 st, inc in next st) x6 [72]

Rnd 13: (sc in next 11 st, inc in next st) x6 [78]

Rnd 14: (sc in next 12 st, inc in next st) x6 [84]

Jag the Jellyfish Free Crochet Pattern Image 2

Switch to yellow yarn

Rnd 15-16: sc in each st around [84]

Switch to light blue yarn

Rnd 17-23: sc in each st around.

Switch to yellow yarn

Rnd 24: (sc in next 5, long sc in next st skipping 4 rows) x14 [84]

Rnd 25: sc in each st around [84]

Rnd 26: (sc in next 12 st, dec in next st) x6 [78]

Rnd 27: (sc in next 11 st, dec in next st) x6 [72]

Rnd 28: FLO (sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, tc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st) x9 [72]

Switch to dark blue yarn (do not snip yellow – you will pick it up again in round 29)

Rnd 29: (sc in the next 7, sl st in the next st) x9 [72]

Invisible fasten and bring yarn to inside: Remove your hook from the loop and insert it back to front (inside to outside) through the next stitch, grap your loop and pull it to the inside. Snip the blue, and pull the yarn end through the loop and pull tightly to close. SEE “INVISIBLE FASTEN” (in the printable pattern)

Switch back to yellow: pick up yellow where you left off after round 28. For round 30, You’ll be working in the BACK LOOP ONLY of round 28 – the loop that you didn’t use when you were working in the FRONT LOOP ONLY during round 28.

Rnd 30: BLO of Rnd 28 (sc in the next 10, dec in the next st) x6 [66]

Insert safety eyes between rounds 25 & 26, spaced apart by 15 stitches. Embroider on 3 eyelashes for each eye branching out from the top corners of the eyes.

Jag the Jellyfish Free Crochet Pattern Image 3

TENTACLES

Rnd 31: (sc in the next st, ch 100, sl st in each back bump down the chain back to the head, sc in the next 4 st, ch 100, sl st in each back bump down the chain back to the head, sc in the next 4 st, dec in the next st) x6 [60]

Switch to light blue yarn

Rnd 32: (sc in next 8 st, dec in next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 33: (sc in next 7 st, dec in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 34: (sc in next 6 st, dec in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 35: (sc in next 5 st, dec in next st) x6 [36]

Rnd 36: (sc in next 4 st, dec in next st) x6 [30]

Start to stuff head

Rnd 37: (sc in next 3 st, dec in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 38: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) x6 [18]

Finish stuffing head

Rnd 39: (sc in next st, dec in next st) x6 [12]

Rnd 40:(sc in the next st, dec in the next st) x6 [6]

Snip, leaving a tail. Using a tapestry needle and the yarn tail, weave the yarn through the front loop of each of the remaining 6 stitches and pull tightly to close.

Jag the Jellyfish Free Crochet Pattern Image 5

CENTER ARM:

Begin with light blue yarn

Row 1: FDC 75, ch 1, turn [75]

Row 2: 3 sc in the next 30 st, 3 hdc in the next 25 st, 3 dc in the next 20 st, ch 1, turn [225]

Row 3: 3 dc in the next 50 st, 3 hdc in the next 35 st, 2 sc in the next 140 (rest of row), ch 1, turn [535]

Switch to dark blue yarn

Row 4 (contrast border): sc in the next 100 st, switch to light blue yarn, 2 hdc in the next 40, 2 dc in the next 395 (to end of row), ch 1, turn [970]

Switch back to dark blue yarn

Row 5: sc in each st until you meet back up with the row of dark blue you made in Row 4

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Just one more step and you’ll have completed this jellyfish free crochet pattern!

Jag the Jellyfish Free Crochet Pattern Image 1

ATTACH THE ARM:

Using a tapestry needle and a length of light blue yarn, sew the arm onto the center of the underside of the bell of the jellyfish. You’ll want to weave the yarn in and out several times in order to secure part of the arm to the underside of the jellyfish. The arm is heavy and if you don’t secure it well, it will dangle precariously.

You’ll use a short section of the fattest part of the arm and sew it up under the jellyfish. Pull the yarn to the inside.

You did it! Stop and admire your skilllz!

I would love to see your completed jellyfish. Please post pictures on instagram and tag me @offthebeatenhook. Cheers!

Jag the Jellyfish Free Crochet Pattern Resource Library Graphic

Did you love this jellyfish free crochet pattern? Want more free amigurumi crochet patterns? Check these out!

Lemon Free Crochet Pattern Main Image Whole Set

Lemon Free Crochet Pattern – Whole, Wedge & Slice

The number of quotes involving suggestions on what to do with lemons when life gives them to you are innumerable. But here are my two favorites: “when life gives you lemons, freeze them and throw them as hard as you can at the people making your life difficult”, and “when life gives you lemons, grab tequila and salt.” Well, I’m going to add one for us hookers: When life gives you lemons, make a crochet pattern that looks like them. So here it is for you, a lemon free crochet pattern which can be downloaded for printing here.

Lemon Crochet Pattern Pinterest Pin

The lemon pattern includes the method for crocheting a lemon in 3 different conditions: whole, wedge and slice. Pick one or make them all, it’s up to you! The printable pattern is available for free in the Resource Library here!

Lemon Crochet Pattern Preview Image

There’s no doubt that if it were a competition, limes would win out as my all-time favorite citrus. I love lime everything…especially when it involves said tequila (or gin). But coming in a close second, is the almighty lemon. Mediterranean meals dominate my dinnertime cooking, so there is at least one lemon in my fridge at all times. Like 100% of the time. I prefer Meyer lemons but they only show up in stores seasonally around here, so the standard lemon is always a go-to.

But let’s get to crocheting these lemon bits!

Lemon Free Crochet Pattern Image 1 close up lemon slices

Materials you will need for the Lemon Free Crochet Pattern:

Stylecraft Naturals Organic Cotton | DK/light worsted weight yarn | 100% organic cotton
3.00 mm crochet hook
– Tapestry needle
Scissors
– Stitch markers
– Stuffing (here’s a great chance to use all those tiny yarn snippets you’ve been saving for stuffing!)

Skills & Pattern Abbreviations:


ch (chain)
st (stitch)
hk (hook)
sl st (slip stitch)
sc (single crochet)
inc (increase)
dec (decrease)
(…)x (repeat instructions indicated number of times)
[…] total number of stitches in round

Get the full printable pattern for the Lemon here!

Lemon Free Crochet Pattern Image only whole lemon
Lemon Free Crochet Pattern Image Only lemon slices
Lemon Free Crochet Pattern Image Only lemon wedges
Lemon Pattern Resource Library Graphic

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I’d love to see your finished lemons! Post pics on instagram and tag me @offthebeatenhook. Enjoy!

Love crochet amigurumi? I have more free food toy patterns! Here’s a couple you might be interested in, but there are MANY more in my free crochet pattern library!