Crochet mushroom pattern | Free woodland amigurumi pattern

I love all things woodland, and so couldn’t resist designing a crochet mushroom pattern. These mushrooms would make a lovely gift for your forest-loving friends, or hung on a Christmas or Easter tree. You could even add a small rattle insert and it would fit in perfectly with a woodland themed nursery.

There are 2 different shapes of cap included in this crochet mushroom pattern; a traditional pointed cap as well as a flatter cap with embroidered details.

While this pattern is available for free here on thoresbycottage.com, a PDF version is also available (low cost and print friendly!) which includes extra details and lots of photographs to help you along the way.

Have fun with the colors and textures of this pattern!

Two crochet mushrooms by a log

Requirements

2.75mm / size C crochet hook
Yarn needle
Embroidery needle
Stitch marker
Stuffing

*DK (light worsted) yarn in the following colors:

Cream (Paintbox Yarn Light Champagne)
Beige (Paintbox Yarn Vanilla Cream)
Pink (Paintbox Yarn Blush Pink)

*Paintbox Yarn Cotton DK: 100% cotton, 50 g (1.7 oz) / 125 (137 yd)

NOTES
  • This crochet mushroom pattern is worked mostly in continuous rounds. Do not slip stitch to join the round unless instructed to do so.
  • Finished size: 7cm (flat cap mushroom) and 10cm (pointed cap mushroom)
  • This pattern uses US terminology (see abbreviations here)
  • Don’t know how to do the magic ring? Head over to my tutorial here
  • A low cost, printer friendly, advert free PDF (which includes charts and lots of pictures!) can be purchased here.
cute mushroom crochet tutorial

Crochet Mushroom Pattern

Stalk

Using Light Champagne

Rnd 1: 6 sc into a mr (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: *sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around (18)
Rnd 4: *sc, sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around (24)
Rnd 5 – 9: sc in each st around (24)
Rnd 10: *sc, sc, sc2tog; rep from * around (18)
Rnd 11 – 13: sc in each st around (18)

Stuff firmly but do not over stuff

Rnd 14: *sc, sc2tog; rep from * around (12)
Rnd 15 – 17: sc around (12)

Add more stuffing if needed

Rnd 18: 2 sc in BLO of each st around (24)
Rnd 19: *sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around (36)
Rnd 20 – 22: sc in each st around (36)

Slst to finish, fasten off and weave in ends

Add details:
Using Vanilla Cream, embroider long stitches all around the stalk. Fasten off and weave in ends.

If you struggling with this part, I’d suggest having a look at my low cost, printer friendly version of this pattern (here) which includes detailed steps and photographs of all the tricky bits of this pattern!

Pointed crochet mushroom cap

Using Blush Pink

Rnd 1: 6 sc into a mr (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3 –  5: sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 6: *sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around (18)
Rnd 7: sc in each st around (18)
Rnd 8: *sc, sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around (24)
Rnd 9: sc in each st around (24)
Rnd 10: *sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around (30)
Rnd 11: *sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around (36)
Rnd 12 – 14: sc in each st around (36)

Do not fasten off!

Flat mushroom cap

Using Vanilla Cream

Rnd 1: 6 sc into a mr (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: *sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around (18)
Rnd 4: *sc, sc, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around (24)
Rnd 5: *sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around (30)
Rnd 6: *sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around (36)
Rnd 7 – 8: sc in each st around (36)

Do not fasten off. Place a stitch marker in the working loop so that you do not drop any stitches.

Add details:
Embroider small dots (a bullion or French knot, see video below for tutorial) over the cap. Try to keep them a little uneven looking as this looks more natural! Fasten off and continue to the assembly.

Learn how to crochet a mushroom
amigurumi crochet mushroom on a log
Assembly

To add the crochet mushroom cap to the stalk, work through both the cap loops and only the front loop of the stalk. Use the working yarn from the cap to single crochet around both the cap and the stalk at the same time (through the loops described above). Work 26 sc, pause and lightly stuff the cap (only for the cone shaped cap), continue to work the last 10 sc to close. Fasten off and weave in any remaining ends.


I hope you enjoyed this amigurumi mushroom crochet pattern!

Happy stitching.
Yours in crafting,
Caitie

16 thoughts on “Crochet mushroom pattern | Free woodland amigurumi pattern”

  1. How could you get the bottom of the underside flat if you don’t add stitches (last 3 rows of 36 pull it up like a tunnel). The mushroom I made looks like an 8 with the top pointy. What am I missing here?

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    • Are you stitching into the back loop for rnd 18? That helps to create the bend that you see between the cap and the stalk. Also, don’t over stuff it, particularly where the stalk and cap join and into the cap. If you overstuff it you will end up with a weird sausage shape!

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  2. I love this, thank you!
    I made the pointy one, but with the four rounds of 36 stitches on both the base and the cap, mine ends up turning down. How do I get the cap to come straight out like yours, so that the underside is visible?

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  3. Was wondering a possible different term or explanation regarding the “sc2tog”, can that also mean a “dec”? As for the “2sc in BLO”, the same as a “dec” but instead of the front to make it just sc, instead it would be in the back? Sorry, still a beginner and trying to continue to learn!

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    • Great questions! sc2tog is indeed the same as a decrease (dec). 2 sc in BLO is slightly different though. You don’t work them together, but rather 2 stitches into the same stitch, which is an increase. For this particular increase, you want to work both of the single crochets into the back loop of the stitch, not through both loops as you usually would. Hope that helps!

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    • This means single crochet to together, so you can insert your hook into the first loop of the first stitch and the first loop of the second stitch yarn over pull through one your pull through two

      Blo means Backloop only so instead of inserting your hook into the two sitches in the V of your stitch, you just inserted into the back one, and then do your stitch

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  4. These are really cute! I made two of them for friends already, one of each style cap. They worked up super quickly and the embroidered gills really made this pattern stand out. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. How did you get the texture for the gills on the mushroom? I thought they might be alternating back post and front post stitches although those aren’t mentioned in the pattern…
    Thanks,
    Terry

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    • Hi Terry, there are instructions in the free patterns (the gills are embroidered). If you are looking for more detailed instructions and pictures then have a look at the PDF version of the pattern. I tried making the gills with FP and BP stitches, but the embroidery gave a much more life like look and feel. Happy stitching!

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