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 standing side by side in front of some rustic wood
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 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.

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 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 knot) over the cap. Try to keep them a little uneven looking as this looks more natural! Fasten off and continue to the assembly.

Assembly

To add the 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 crochet mushroom pattern!

Happy stitching.
Yours in crafting,
Caitie

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

  1. 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

    Reply
    • 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!

      Reply

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