Baby Amanita Mushroom

Updated: Jan 25, 2019

Difficulty: Beginner ✦✧✧✧✧

Here is a free crochet pattern for a cute little mushroom.


This tutorial shows you how to expand upon the semicircle to create different shapes with simple increases and decreases. It also introduces two new techniques: crocheting in the back loops only (to create a ridge for texture or a sharp corner in the pattern like we have here to create the gills on the mushroom cap) and the magic ring (to create a closed loop of single crochet to begin our pattern).




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My final mushroom is about 3 inches tall and 2 inches wide,

made with cotton yarn and a 3mm hook.


Head/Cap:in dark pink.


Row 1: 6 single crochet (sc) in a magic circle.

How to stitch a magic circle. Left: Wrap yarn around finger and pull yarn through the loop and chain 2. Middle: Single crochet in the circle. Right: After 6 sc in the circle, pull the string to tighten the circle.

Row 2: 2 (sc) in each sc of the round.  (12 stitches.) Row 3:  [1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc] repeat around.  (18 stitches.) Row 4:  [1 sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] repeat around.  (24 stitches.) Row 5:  [1 sc in first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] repeat around.  (30 stitches.) Row 6:  [1 sc in first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] repeat around.  (36 stitches.) Rows 7-12:  1 sc in each sc of the round.  (36 stitches) Row 13:  [sc in the first 4 sc, sc2tog] repeat around.  (30 stitches.) Row 14:  1 sc in each sc of the round.  (30 stitches.)    Tie off.

   Add white spots by tying French Knots over stitches randomly around (fixed with a square or surgeon’s knot on the inside), concentrating more around the base and diffusing upwards.

Gills:

in light pink.

Row 15:  in back loops only, 1 sc in each sc of the round.  (30 stitches.)

Crochet in the Back Loops Only (BLO). Left: Insert hook through the inside loop of the stitch only. Middle: Pull a loop through the back loop and complete a sc like normal. Right: Crocheting in the BLO creates a ridge in the round that can be used for texture or to create a sharp corner.

Row 16:  [sc in the first sc, sc2tog] repeat around.  (20 stitches.) Row 17:  sc2tog around.  (10 stitches.)    Tie off.

Stalk:

in cream.

Row 18:  in back loops only, [1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc] repeat around.  (15 stitches.) Row 19:  1 sc in each sc of the round.  (15 stitches.) Row 20:  [1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc] repeat around.  (20 stitches.) Row 21:  1 sc in each sc of the round.  (20 stitches.) Rows 22-23:  [1 sc in first 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc] repeat for 2 rounds.  (24 stitches.)  

*Note: This round will not end at [2 sc in next sc]* Row 24:  1 sc in each sc of the round.  (24 stitches.) Row 25:  in back loops only, [1 sc in first sc, sc2tog] repeat around.  (18 stitches.)   Stuff the mushroom. You can add a couple beans in the base of the stem to weight the mushroom down for stability.

Row 26:  [sc2tog] around until 5 sc remain. Slip stitch in next sc.   Tie off. Tuck strings inside.

  Admire your cute little mushroom.


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