I’m always on the hunt for a good stash busting yarn project. I have huge plastic tub filled…FILLED…with yarn that I haven’t used and I’m constantly hunting for patterns to help me power through my stash. I usually default to afghans, but I almost never finish them. As a matter of fact, I probably have three half-done afghans just taking up room in my stash right now.
Then, on one rainy weekend afternoon, I spent a few hours pursuing Pinterest for stash busting ideas and almost just gave up…but then I found this:
OMG. THE CUTENESS.
This crocheted jellyfish changed EVERYTHING.
- It’s the cutest thing ever.
- It’s an AMAZING stash buster.
- IT’S THE CUTEST THING EVER.
- BONUS! It’s killer easy to make!
Since finding this pattern, I’ve made three crocheted jellyfish of varying colors and sizes. Here’s one of them I made with some leftover shades of purple, blue, and white yarn:
I left mine without a face, but you can easily add eyes and a mouth if you’d like. I kind of like the naked look, but I’m sure this little guy would look equally cute with little button eyes.
The thing I love about this pattern is that you can easily mix and match colors and all the tentacles can be different colors, if you so desire. The tentacles are so easy to make and you can make them in different lengths, depending on how big you want your jellyfish to be. You can also play around with yarn weights and hook sizes, making this the ultimate in yarn stash busting success!
You can find the full pattern for this jellyfish on Craftster.
Celebrate creativity every Wednesday with a “Creativi-bee” post, where I share easy craft tutorials, project ideas, and craft collections.