Crochet Jellyfish Monster

Another 2018 pattern update is here!

Awesome news, our Peanut Butter The Jellyfish Monster pattern is now FREE, so please do not hesitate to stop by & download your copy from our website. 

What’s new in this pattern update:

  • Modern Pattern Template – IraRott 2018

  • New diagrams

  • Simplified instructions for the bottom of the body

Look at these adorable Jellyfish Monsters below by our testing team members, they are so sweet & colorful! If you made a Jellyfish from this IraRott® pattern, please post your finished projects on Ravery so we could check them out as well 🙂

Susan Wilkes-Baker

Shaunna Hallon

Nikki Williams

Melinda Dickie

Leslie Mansfield

Kimberly Rose

Katie Carlson

Juliette Bland

Jazz Abd

Emily Re

Autmn Prueher

Ashley Smith


One Penguin – Two Penguin

Did you know that penguins stay together for life? I love penguins, they remind me of my younger brother Roman Rott who is also our talented web developer at

Earlier this year we’ve updated our Floppy the Penguin Rug pattern and I have just finished & released the latest update for our penguin hats. Please make sure to check them out by clicking on the preview images below. I can tell you for sure, it feels so good to shake off the dust and rewrite our old patterns in a new more modern format. I hope you will enjoy them!

So, what’s new?

  1. Modern Pattern Template – IraRott 2018

  2. Improved diagrams

  3. New step-by-step photos

  4. Now we have 2 individual patterns (Furry & Non-Furry) with 19 pages in each file instead of 32 pages

If you purchased this pattern before, please check your emails for free update. You might like to keep the original version of the pattern for your records so you could use different features for  making your penguin hats. If you purchased this pattern from our Etsy shop, please do not hesitate to send us a message through Etsy to request your free update.

Floppy The Penguin Hat

Furry Penguin Hat Pattern







Floppy the Penguin hat pattern includes a non-furry hat base for 7 sizes (from 6 months to large adult). You can finish this hat with a big pom-pom or with a cute bow. Vanna’s Choice yarn by Lion Brand is the best choice for this design in my opinion.

Furry Penguin hat base is made from 2 strands of yarn held together – Furry bulky weight (5) & Non-furry medium weight (4). It also includes 7 sizes (from 6 months to large adult). I like to combine Vanna’s Choice yarn with Fun Fur yarn by Lion Brand, but you can also find a few alternative yarn options in the pattern. Crochet earmuffs add the cutest finishing to this design. 

If you like penguins, you might also like to make these matching Floppy the Penguin Rug & Happy Baby Penguin Set.

Floppy The Penguin Crochet Rug Pattern

Happy Baby Penguin Set Crochet Pattern

Mica The Mermaid Blanket

The first pattern of 2018 has just been released at! I am so excited to introduce our Mica the Mermaid & Jellyfish Blanket, inspired by the Caribbean Sea.

Caribbean Sea Inspired - Crochet Mermaid Blanket Pattern by IraRott Caribbean Sea Inspired - Crochet Mermaid Blanket Pattern by IraRott

I have designed this pattern prior to our January trip to Mexico, as I was so anxious to see the Caribbean and enjoy the warm weather.

Beautiful palms and breathtaking turquoise water of the sea are unforgettable…I am so ready to wrap up in this blanket and bring all the warm memories back.

Caribbean Sea Inspired - Crochet Mermaid Blanket Pattern by IraRott Caribbean Sea Inspired - Crochet Mermaid Blanket Pattern by IraRott

This blanket is made from Red Heart Super Saver & Red Heart Stripes Yarn. Size – Throw 61” (155 cm) X 71½” (181.6 cm). The pattern is written row-by-row using US terms; it includes many step by step photos, optional diagrams and a conversion chart to UK terms.

Caribbean Sea Inspired - Crochet Mermaid Blanket Pattern by IraRott

I hope you will enjoy making this colorful blanket as much as I did.

Restoring Missing PDFs in iBooks

You know for a fact that you have a specific PDF pattern saved in your iBooks….and suddenly you are missing some files! If that happened to you after an IOS update, no need to panic, these files can be easily recovered from iCloud in 3 simple steps. If you have multiple Apple devices connected to the same ID (example – iPhone & iPad), I would recommend to go through these steps on all devices at the same time.


Close iBooks app & go to Settings > Apple ID > iCloud
Scroll down to find iBooks icon and switch the green slider to the OFF position.


Wait about 20+ seconds….NO rush or it won’t work! Now reset your device. For example, if you have an iPad —> press & hold the Home button + Power button at the same time until you see the Apple logo.


Once your device is reset & ready to use, go again to Settings > Apple ID > iCloud & turn the slider for iBooks back to ON position (it should be green).

iBooks Files Recovery - Missing PDF Patterns

Now open your app and the missing files should be restored from iCloud. If you still do not see missing files, tap on “Collections” at the very top of the screen and make sure that you see “All Books” & the “Hide iCloud Books” is in the OFF position.

iBooks Files Recovery - Missing PDF Patterns


This article is based on my personal experience; please understand that I do not have answers for different app-related issues. There might be different reasons for similar issues and different ways to fix them. I am not a certified specialist, you can contact Apple support if you need additional help with Apple product.

IraRott Pattern Testing Call – 2018

January is finally here & we are looking forward to a great year ahead. As I have previously mentioned, about once a year we invite new crafters to join our testing team on Facebook. If you think you would be interested in testing IraRott® patterns, please send us your application through the form below.

I wish we could accept everyone, but unfortunately our vacancies are limited. I hope you understand that it’s impossible to reply personally to each application, but I will read them all very carefully, so please make sure to send us much information as possible including links where we can see examples of your work. If your application is approved, you will receive a confirmation of your acceptance by email with further instructions.


POST UPDATE: January 14 / 2018

Thank you everyone for applying, we have received over 100 applications within less than 24 hours & we will review them next week. This testing call is now closed.

Happy 2018 from IraRott Inc.

We are ready to say goodbye to 2017 and looking forward to the new adventures in 2018. What a great year it has been, thank you everyone for your support, kind feedback & encouragement.


In 2017 we have created, tested, and published 17 new crochet patterns, you can find them all on our site at Sassy the Kitty Rug, John the Canadian Bear, Baa-Baa Easter Lamb Rug, Rusty the Giraffe Rug, Rusty the Giraffe Security Blanket, Chip the Chimpanzee Rug, Rusty the Giraffe Blanket, Sunrise Seashells Wavy Scarf, Rusty the Giraffe Big Amigurumi, Josefina & Jeffery Elephant Big Amigurumi, Inky the Octopus Rug, Josefina & Jeffery Elephant Blanket, Bubbles the Turtle Rug, Sassy the Kitty Hat, Eh Moose Rug, Eh Moose Big Amigurumi, Sophia the Unicorn Rug.

New Pattern Publications in 2017 by IraRott


We have also updated some of the previously designed patterns, please check out the list below to make sure you have not missed the latest updates:

  1. Ivory Dream Christening Gown (Jan 31, 2017)
  2. Foxy the Fox Hooded Blanket (Feb 24, 2017)
  3. Snappy Simon Crocodile Sleeping Bag (Feb 27, 2017)
  4. Plutonian Paul Hooded Blanket (Feb 28, 2017)
  5. Josefina & Jeffery Elephant Rug (Aug 11 & Oct 11, 2017)
  6. Tea Time Pumpkin Coaster (Sept 24, 2017)
  7. Fluffy the Classic Bear Hat (Oct 2, 2017)
  8. Moxie the Furry Fox Hat (Oct 19, 2017)
  9. Roxy the Forest Fox Hat (Oct 19, 2017)
  10. Moxie & Roxy the Fox Tail (Oct 19, 2017)
  11. Classic Teddy Bear Rug (Nov 11, 2017)
  12. Classic Mini Teddy Bear (Nov 20, 2017)
  13. Floppy The Penguin Rug (Dec 27, 2017)


Pattern Updates in 2017 by IraRott


“Josefina & Jeffery the Elephants” continues to be our most popular theme for the second straight year, followed by John the Canadian Bear Big Amigurumi, Rusty the Giraffe Blanket, Retro Owl Rug, and Pavo the Peacock Rug.

IraRott Most Popular Patterns in 2017

Happy 2018 everyone & happy crafting!

Floppy The Penguin Rug

Wow 2018 is approaching way too fast! Floppy the Penguin Rug Pattern was originally published in 2014 & it has recently been updated, which makes it our final PDF publication in 2017.

Fantastic news, this pattern is now compatible with Bernat Blanket yarn by Yarnspiration, so you can use a single strand of super bulky yarn instead of 3 strands of worsted weight yarn. I love the texture and softness of Bernat Blanket and I am so happy to see how fast their selection of colors is growing! To make this rug from Bernat Blanket yarn, you will need 1 big ball of each color – Coal, White, Pumpkin Spice; you will also need a small amount of medium weight yarn in White & Black for eyes and any color for bow.

Of course, you can still use 3 strands of worsted weight yarn (like Bernat Super Value) following this easy technique to crochet from a single skein of yarn.

Floppy The Penguin Rug PDF Crochet Pattern By IraRott

These adorable floppy feet are so easy to make & assemble with our new instructions. The wings were also simplifies, so the pattern is labeled as EASY instead of intermediate.

Floppy The Penguin Rug PDF Crochet Pattern By IraRott

Other NEW features: Modern Pattern Template (IraRott 2017); Improved diagrams; New step-by-step photos; Conversion chart for UK/US terms; Clickable table of contents & page references throughout.

Floppy The Penguin Rug PDF Crochet Pattern By IraRott

NOTE: Please check your emails for free update if you have purchased this pattern through IraRott.comRavelry, or Craftsy. Dear Etsy customers, you are also eligible for a free update! Unfortunately, Etsy does not have an automated update feature just yet, but we hope they consider adding it in the future as per many of our survey suggestions. At the present time, we are sending Etsy pattern updates manually and by requests only. If you’ve purchased this pattern through our ETSY SHOP, please log in to your Etsy account & send us a message.