Free Crochet Mushroom Pattern
I bet you didn’t know that you needed a free crochet mushroom pattern in your life- but now that you do, I bet you need a whole bunch! There is something incredibly whimsical about these little guys. Plus, with the different combinations of types of yarn and colors, each one you make is so unique!
I have made this Mushroom Friend with with Premier Parfait Chunky, Bernat Blanket Yarn, and Sweet Snuggles Lite from Michaels. The yarn you choose will greatly impact the size and look. For reference the Parfait Mushroom is 8 inches tall, the Blanket yarn is 10 inches, and the Snuggles Lite is 9 inches tall. The red one in the photos is made with blanket yarn. The pink one is made with Premier Parfait Chunky. They all have their benefits, so you may want to make this free crochet mushroom pattern in a variety of types!
These crochet mushroom guys are especially fun to make if you are needing something reasonably quick. These take just under two hours for me. The longest part is probably sewing on the spots. I have heard that hot glue works well for attaching things like that, so if you are brave enough to try it, let me know!
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Materials you’ll need
To get started making this free crochet mushroom pattern, you’ll want to gather all your materials first.
There is a whole section where you can find tutorial videos for different parts of this pattern. Most are linked in the section they are specific to, but if you want to view them before you begin you can see the collection here.
Mushroom Crochet Pattern
*Click here for a video and picture tutorial on how this works*
In a magic circle, SC 7. SC in each around for a total of 7 rows. Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew the hole closed and sew through the neck.
Using acrylic worsted weight white yarn, DC 10 in a magic circle and pull closed. Slip stitch to the first stitch to close. Fasten off with a long tail to sew on.
Attach these to the mushroom cap as you are decreasing to the top. You can attach them afterwards, but it may be harder to do.
I usually make 7-8 but as they are attached randomly, that can be determined by your own spot preference.
Round 1: In a magic circle, SC 8.
Rounds 2-3: SC in each around. (8)
Fasten off the first foot. On the second foot, chain 4 and slip stitch to the first leg where you fastened off.
Round 4: SC in each stitch around the first leg (8). SC in each chain across. (4) SC in each stitch around the second leg. (8) SC on the other side of the chain. (4) Attach to the first SC with a slip stitch. (a total of 24) You can find a video on attaching the legs here.
Rounds 5-7: SC in each around. (24)
Round 8: SC in the first, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (16)
Rounds 9-11: SC in each around.
Begin to stuff here. Make sure you get the little feet well. Continue to stuff as you close.
Round 12: INV DEC 8 times. (8)
Round 13: SC in each around. (8)
Round 14: In the front loop only, SC INC. (16)
Round 15: SC in the first, SC INC in the next. Repeat around. (24)
Round 16: SC in the first two stitches, SC INC in the next. Repeat around. (32)
Rounds 17-21: SC in each around. (32)
Insert the neck strengthener here. Attach the eyes between rounds 18 and 19, about 4 stitches apart. Stuff as you close.
Round 22: SC in the first 2, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (24)
Round 23: SC in each around. (24)
Round 24: SC in the first. INV DEC in the next.. Repeat around. (16)
Round 25: INV DEC 8 times. (8)
Fasten off and close the remaining hole. Weave in the end.
Crochet Mushroom Cap Pattern
Using the same color as the body:
For the next part, you will be using the last round as a guide. We are attaching the first row of the cap to the top of the head. You will attach the yarn by putting your hook under the stitch and pulling through the yarn, chaining 2, and then double crocheting in each of the 8 stitches of Round 25. Attach your yarn at the back of the head so that the seam of slip stitches will be in the back. Make sure you have your mushroom spots ready, because you attach these as you close up the cap. This part is written in “rows” because you are attaching the end of each row to the first stitch with a slip stitch. This is different from the rounds of the mushroom body where it was made in a continual spiral, using a stitch marker.
You can watch the process in the video below!
Chain 2. DC in the same stitch. DC in the remaining 7 stitches for a total of 8. Slip stitch to the first stitch.
From here on out, at the end of each row you will slip stitch to the first to finish the row. Then chain 2. These chains do not count as a stitch.
Row 2: DC INC in each around. (16)
Row 3: DC in the first, DC INC in the next. Repeat around. (24)
Row 4: DC in the first 2, DC INC in the next. Repeat around. (32)
Row 5: DC in the first 3, DC INC in the next. Repeat around. (40)
Row 6: DC in the first 4, DC INC in the next. Repeat around. (48)
Row 7: DC in the first 5, DC INC in the next. Repeat around. (56)
Row 8: DC in each around. Change to the mushroom cap color. (56)
From here on, sew on the spots as you go. I made a video showing the way I prefer to do it, you can watch that here. This will be easier to do before you close, but you can do it that way if you choose. If you would like to watch how I double crochet decrease, you can watch a video tutorial here.
Row 9: DC in the first 5, DC DEC in the next. Repeat around. (48)
Row 10: DC in the first 4, DC DEC in the next. Repeat around. (40)
Row 11: DC in the first 3, DC DEC in the next. Repeat around. (32)
Row 12: DC in the first 2, DC DEC in the next. Repeat around. (24)
Row 13: DC in the first, DC DEC in the next. Repeat around. (16)
Row 14: DC DEC 8 times. (8)
Fasten off and close the remaining hole. Weave in the end.
SC 7 in a magic circle
Rounds 2-7: SC in each around. (7)
Fasten off and weave in the end. Attach using the method outlined in the notes. This body is small enough you can use a normal tapestry needle.
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