Wednesday, March 20, 2013

My Friendly Version Of A Portuguese Man O War Free Pattern

My Friendly Version Of A Portuguese Man O War

By AnnooCrochet Designs




The Portuguese Man O' War (Physalia physalis), also known as the Portuguese Man-Of-WarMan-Of-War, or Bluebottle, is a jellyfish-like marine cnidarian of the family Physaliidae. Its venomous tentacles can deliver a powerful sting.
Despite its outward appearance, the Man o' War is not a jellyfish but a siphonophore, which differs from jellyfish in that it is not actually a single organism, but a colonial organism made up of many minute individuals called zooids.[1] Each of these zooids is highly specialized, and, although structurally similar to other solitary animals, they are attached to one another and physiologically integrated to the extent that they are incapable of independent survival.

Etymology

The name "man o' war" comes from the man-of-war, a 16th-century armed sailing ship, and the cnidarian's supposed resemblance to the Portuguese version at full sail.[2] (In other languages it is simply known as the 'Portuguese war-ship' (Dutch: Portugees Oorlogsschip), the 'Portuguese Galley' (German: Portugiesische Galeere), or the 'Portuguese Caravel' (Portuguese: "Caravela Portuguesa").

[edit]Habitat and location

The Portuguese man o' war lives at the surface of the ocean. The gas-filled bladder, or pneumatophore, remains at the surface, while the remainder is submerged.[3] Since the man o' war has no means of propulsion, it is moved by a combination of winds, currents, and tides. Although it can be found anywhere in the open ocean (especially warm water seas), it is most commonly found in the tropical and subtropical regions of the Pacific and Indian oceans and in the northern Atlantic Gulf Stream. The man o' war has been found as far north as the Bay of Fundy and the Hebrides.[4]





You will need:

Cascade Yarn Ultra pima color Deep Blue
Cascade Yarn Ultra pima color Turquoise
Cascade Yarn Ultra pima color Purple
Hook size 3.25 mm
Tapestry Needle

Stitches used:


ch: chain
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch



Pattern:

With Deep Blue Yarn, in a magic ring



Round 1  ch 2 and sc 6 in the second ch (6sc)

Round 2 2sc in each st around (12sc)

Round 3 [ 2sc in net st, sc in next st]  (18sc)


Round 4  [ 2sc in next, sc in next st] (24sc)

Round 5 [ 2sc in next, sc in  3 next st] (30sc)


Round 6 [2sc in next, sc in 4 next st] (36sc)

Round 7 [ 2sc in net st, sc in 5 next st]  (42sc)

Round 8  [ 2sc in next, sc in 6 next st] (48sc)



Round 9  [ 2sc in next, sc in 7next st] (54sc)


Round 10  [ 2sc in next, sc in 9next st] (60sc)

Round 11  [ 2sc in next, sc in 10next st] (66sc)

Round 12  [ 2sc in next, sc in 11next st] (72sc)

Round 13  [ 2sc in next, sc in 12next st] (78sc)


Round 14-21 sc all around (78sc)Fasten off


With Tuquoise yarn, 
Yarn, in a magic ring

Round 1  ch 2 and sc 6 in the second ch (6sc)


Round 2 2sc in each st around (12sc)


Round 3 [ 2sc in net st, sc in next st]  (18sc)

Round 4  [ 2sc in next, sc in next st] (24sc)

Round 5 [ 2sc in next, sc in  3 next st] (30sc)

Round 6 [2sc in next, sc in 4 next st] (36sc)

Round 7 [ 2sc in net st, sc in 5 next st]  (42sc)

Round 8  [ 2sc in next, sc in 6 next st] (48sc)

Round 9  [ 2sc in next, sc in 7next st] (54sc)

Round 10  [ 2sc in next, sc in 9next st] (60sc)

Round 11  [ 2sc in next, sc in 10next st] (66sc)

Round 12  [ 2sc in next, sc in 11next st] (72sc)asten off


With Turquoise color, sl st evenly 4 chains of 60 on the right side of your turquoise circle, sew in lose tails on the wrong side and make a not at the end of your chain
 With Purple yarn make four chains of 50 placing them evenly




With Deep blue Yarn make 4 long chains of 70, evenly again.
sew the turquoise disk to the deep blue one with the right sides facing each other, when 3/4 done, stuff then finish

Now for the curly cues,
with deep blue color, ch 50 from the turquoise disk down,

in second ch from hook and in every st, make 4sc.




I made 3 curly cues
With Purple Color Yarn, make 2sc in each st all around your deep Purple top of your jelly fish for the finishing touch, fasten off
Voila, here you go, you just made a beautiful, friendly Portuguese Man O War.
Happy Crochet!!!










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7 comments:

  1. Wow, that is amazing.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  2. I made this pattern, thank you! It came out huge because I used a G hook, but it's still gorgeous: http://echosweb.com/2014/03/09/crochet-jellyfish-trio/

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    1. I am sure it is Beauuuutiful in Big size too!!!!;-)

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  3. Annoo, this is incredible. Thank you for sharing! I've wanted a man o'war sculpture from Ehlenberger's neon gallery in Louisiana forever -- but they are too pricey (but beautiful -- see here: http://www.neon-sculpture.com/). Your man o'war is a perfect "stand in" -- and I get to make it myself. And Marcia, the big size will be perfect. :) Julie

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  4. Pricey is an understatement - $2500??? Wow. You'll enjoy making this, Julie

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