Crochet Mushroom Pattern 2 Inch Toadstool


I've been crocheting mushrooms for a few years for my miniature Gnome world that I've been building and promised to one day get a couple patterns up for those who were interested. It's taken me a bit time to finally get here but here I am!

If you're interested in seeing my mini world visit my miniature's fb page here and my blog here.

Other mushroom sizes,
4 inch mushroom pattern here.6 inch mushroom pattern here.


For those who might  have seen my miniature's before and recognize my Gnome, the name of my fb page was Dollhouses and The Things That Go In Them from 2011 to 2018.

In 2018 I tried to change the name of my page but facebook wouldn't allow me to change names so I had no choice but to move to a new page so I could name it,  Where The Gnomes Live. I'm happy with the name change, it better suits the world I'm building.

Scroll down this page for the mushroom pattern. Enjoy!



Supplies:
worsted weight yarn in 2 colors
4mm hook
scissors
blunt end yarn needle
small amount of stuffing. You can use yarn instead of stuffing.

Abbreviations:
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
2tog = crochet 2 stitches together
f/o = finish off

Magic ring:
Parts of this amigurumi begin with a magic ring. I have 2 short video tutorials that will show you 2 different methods of making a magic ring. Use the one that is easiest for you. View 1st method here and 2nd method here.

How to read the rows:
Add a maker at the end of row 2 and move that marker each time you finish a row. Each row has a sequence. Example: 1sc then 2sc in next st means repeat that sequence 1sc then 2sc in next st followed by 1sc then 2sc in next st over and over to the end of that row. When you land on the marker you should be putting in 2sc. If it is a decreasing row then you should be crocheting 2tog when you land on the marker. The number inside the parentheses ( ~ ) is the number of stitches you should have at the end of that particular row.

Stem then cap:

Make the stems first, the cap is attached to the stem during the final row of the cap.

Stem: with white or cream
1) magic ring with 6sc (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc in each st for 1 row
4) 1sc then 2tog (8)
5-7) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
8) 2sc in the first st, 1sc in the next 7st (9)
9) 2sc in each st (18)
10) 1sc in each st for 1 row
f/o leaving a long tail for adding the spots.

Carry the yarn tail down through the center and out through the side or bottom of the stem and leave it hanging. Do not knot off or pull this yarn tail too tight as you will be crocheting into the stitch it's attached too. We will come back to this yarn tail later.

Stuff the bottom of the stem with yarn or stuffing, lightly stuff the stem up to row 7. You do not stuff the cap. If you want a stuffed cap please see the section below called "Cap Options".


Mushroom Cap:with any color
1) magic ring with 6sc (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4-5) 1sc in each st for 2 rows - for a flatter looking cap eliminate row 5

In both pictures, the mushroom on the right is the flatter looking cap and does not include row 5.


6) Place the stem under the cap and line up the first stitch of both the cap and stem. 1sc through both a stitch of the cap and a stitch of the stem all the way around.

Once you've made it all the way around and there are no stitches left, sl st next st and f/o. Weave in the cap's finishing yarn tail.


Please note:

Depending on any weight differences in the yarn between the cap and stem, and if you eliminated or added row 5,  the top of the stem will either feel like it will be too large or too small to fit the cap once you get part way around but keep going, you'll see by the end it turns out just fine.

For part of the row you will have to help guide your hook through the stitches. Be sure to go through a stitch of the cap and the corresponding stitch of the stem, do not skip over any stitches as you need to use each stitch.

When you get to the stitch of the stem where you had finished it off it will be sticking out from the rest of the stitches, don't worry just be sure to put your hook through that stitch, you will have to help guide your hook through it.

Cap options:
I designed this mushroom so you wouldn't have to stuff the cap. Once you're done attaching it you just have to roll down the edges and you have a beautifully shaped cap, however, you do have the option of stuffing the cap and that will change the look of the mushroom.

If you want to stuff the cap you have to include row 5 and stuff the cap before closing it. You might find it easier to add spots before attaching the cap as well. I did it after it was stuffed but then I did pull a bit of stuffing through which had to be cleaned up after.

I prefer the cap without stuffing as it's quicker to make.


Pictured below:
There will be a bumpy uneven look under the cap located at the finishing yarn tail of the stem, to get rid of that hang onto the cap then pull firmly on the stem yarn tail so that bump gets sucked in and evens out.


Spots:
If you want to add in spots, bring the yarn tail back up through the stem and out of the cap. Add the spots, any number you wish, then bring the yarn tail back down through the cap and stem, knot off then hide yarn tail inside stem.

To give the spots a more prominent look add in French Knots instead of just wrapping the yarn. If you have never done a French Knot before watch my video here and fast forward to 4:41. I used the French Knot in that video to make tiny flowers. For these mushrooms I prefer the look of a smaller knot so I only wrap the needle twice with the yarn.



Enjoy the mushrooms!

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Comments

  1. Good Morning. I absolutely love your patterns. I made 25 of the little mushrooms to give out for Valentine's Day in my sons class. He loves mushrooms. I was wondering if this pattern is on Ravelry? I would love to add it to my projects but would love to make sure it's linked to your awesome pattern. Thanks.

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    1. wow, that is awesome to hear the mushroom will be Valentine's Day gifts! I was actually planning on updating my ravelry sometime today, I have a few patterns to get into the data base there. Thanks for asking and for the kind words!

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    2. so sorry, I didn't get a chance to add them until today, which is Feb 7th. All 3 sizes are now on my Ravelry designer page listed under my name Sharon Ojala.
      Thank you!

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