The other day, we ran across a tutorial on how to crochet a curlicue which inspired us to give it a try and make a jellyfish! Despite not knowing how to crochet, let alone increase and decrease stitches you may think this project seemed impossible. Oh, and what pattern did we use? None! Armed with only an image in mind of what we wanted the finished jellyfish would look like, a crochet hook and ball of cotton yarn, we watched a few tutorials then got started. Several hours later (after unraveling and re-starting a few times), we were adding stuffing to the finished bell (that’s the body) of our jellyfish and sewing on 5 dangly curlicue arms! We even ended up with a spiral pattern on the underside of the jellyfish bell – which was totally unintentional and simply the result of playing around with different ways to crochet! Measuring 8 inches tall and just over 4 inches in diameter, this soft little guy will bring a smile to the face of the child who received it! From the very beginning of this project, we had a plan for where this little jellyfish will end up – in one of the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes that we will create this year using the profits from our Shoebox Packing Party sales. Take a look at those eligible products here or a list of the themes for each of our 2017 shoeboxes here!