Quite a while back I came across Stephanie's blog All about Ami. Until digging deeper into her blog I had no idea what Amigurami [the Japanese art of knitted/crocheted stuffed animals] was. She does an incredible job, and I admire how well made her pieces are. I was definitely impressed with each of her pieces, but when I came across her more recent post about her crocheted jellyfish I was in love. I just think it is the cutest thing ever! I was determined to get better at crochet and learn to make this, but I assumed it was way over my head...then I realized there was no pattern available. Being my normally impatient self I learned how to read a pattern, looked up some basics online, and my first project was [and is ongoing] a slouchy hat from a free online pattern. Once I got to the point of creating the same stitch over and over I needed something new. I wanted to make that jellyfish so badly so I looked at her photos of the construction and started googling. I found a pattern for a ball and adjusted the pattern after the top half was complete, searched how to make a scalloped edge, and then found a video for how to do the curly pieces for the tentacles. I started after work on Friday and couldn't stop! She complete by Saturday morning, and...here she is!
Right now she is hanging beside my desk, and I don't think she will be going anywhere soon. I may even have to make her some friends!