Jellyfish Gyration by Nickie Chapin

Jellyfish Gyration

Crochet
July 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5.0 mm (H)
6750 - 6800 yards (6172 - 6218 m)
US
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The Halitrephes Maasi jellyfish, also known as the fireworks jelly, can be found 4,000 feet underwater near Baja, California. The jellyfish is almost invisible until illuminated where it then reflects the light in a bursting, fireworks pattern.

My goal for this design was to capture the still image of the jelly, and trick the brains of viewers into seeing depth and movement. Using dark colors as the deep sea background, the transparent jelly appears to float. The tentacles of the jellyfish in the design are β€œdrawn” over the background with post stitches and capped with puffs or popcorn stitches. A fringe border adds the final touch of tentacles to bring the whole design together.

Hook size- H 5 mm
Yarn- Paintbox Simply Aran(100% acrylic; 3.5 oz, 201 yd) or any worsted weight yarn
Yardage- 6751 total yds. Please Note: Weights and measurements are for Paintbox Simply Aran. If you choose to use another brand of yarn, which is perfectly ok, your amounts used could vary greatly from what is listed.
Yarn totals include double knot fringe border. Should you omit the border you will need approximately 86 fewer yards of each color
Color 1- Royal Blue (240) approximately 1277 yds used
Color 2- Pure Black (201) approximately 1413 yds used
Color 3- Midnight Blue (237) approximately 527 yds used
Color 4- Neon Pink (256) approximately 688 yds used
Color 5- Raspberry Pink (243) approximately 678 yds used
Color 6- Rich Mauve (244) approximately 1065 yds used
Color 7- Dark Aubergine (248) approximately 703 yds used
Color 8- Tea Rose (242) approximately 400 yds used
Finished size- Approximately 76 inches, excluding fringe.