img_2725.jpg

Many months ago, my sister requested some crochet jellyfish, so about a week before her birthday (June 12), I decided to give it a shot. I will probably put the pattern up here or on Etsy. On my very first try designing one, I came up with the following three:

img_2669.jpg

With this one being my favorite:

img_2673.jpg

Did anyone else ever step on the jellyfish pieces at the beach, on the sand? I always liked the cold squishy feel of them, but of course we were all terrifed of getting stung by one in the ocean, which did happen to my cousin. A few years ago, I saw the jellyfish exhibit at the New York Aquarium with Mia and Romy. It’s hard not to be mesmerized by their fluid and graceful motion, all the while knowing that those same creatures can and do kill people.

But, not my jellyfish!

img_2735.jpg

Rather than recreate one of the jellyfish that lives in the Arctic and measures 7 feet across (7 feet!!!!), I decided to attempt to go smaller and smaller. This little one is about 2.5 inches long, compared to the bigger ones above, which are about four.

img_2739.jpg

In this computer/technology age where it’s all about scaling down even more (remember Will Ferrell talking on a tiny cell phone in that SNL skit?), I thought, I must make it even smaller! Like, sit on my fingertip small. So, I did.

img_2729.jpg

img_2745.jpg

img_2730.jpg

He’s only about an inch high, and I used a small crochet hook(US 7 1.5mm) and embroidery thread. Yes, it was cumbersome and painstaking. But, of course, it was worth it and little jelly, just born today, has already started to explore his environs.

He found water, but not the kind he was looking for:

img_2747.jpg

He wanted to see what his bigger buddy jellies were made from:

img_2749.jpg

Then he felt like channel surfing:

img_2751.jpg

He got hungry, but was a bit disappointed upon tasting spices. Still, the spice rack was fun:

img_2752.jpg

And finally, I taught him how to play hide & seek:

img_2754.jpg