Saturday, 10 August 2013

Why did the Toadstool leave the party?


Because there wasn't mushroom  !!



Oh dear.
So sorry, but couldn't resist.

*ahem* Moving on....

Who wants to make a toadstool?
You do?
Yay!
I have two patterns for you. One for a teeny fungi, one for a slightly larger fungi.



Both are worked in the same way- amigurumi-style (in the round) from the top down, in one piece (I am a true lazy crocheter, as you should know by now, so no fiddly joining)

You will need:

Yarn of your choice and a hook to match (this is a great stash-buster, as you only need little bits)

I used RICO Creative Cotton and a 4mm hook

Stitch Marker

Toy stuffing

Tapestry (blunt needle)

Felt (for base)

PVA or similar glue


Stitches and Abbreviations:

I use US terms, so single crochet is the same as UK double crochet here.

Chain (ch)

Single crochet (sc)

Stitch (st)

Single Crochet 2 Together (sc2tog)




To single crochet 2 together:

Insert hook into next stitch.

Yarn over, pull up a loop. (2 loops on hook)

Insert hook into next stitch.

Yarn over, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook)

Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.

 

PATTERN (small toadstool)

(beginning with top and working down)

1. 4sc in magic ring OR

ch2, 4sc in 2nd chain from hook.

2. (2sc in each sc) repeat around (8)

3. (Sc 1, 2sc in next sc) repeat around (12)

4. (Sc 2, 2sc in next sc) repeat around (16)

5. (Sc 3, 2sc in next sc) repeat around (20)

6. Sc 20

Stuff top of toadstool

7.CHANGE TO BASE COLOUR (Sc2tog) repeat around (10) 

8. (Sc2tog) repeat around (5)

9. 2sc in first st, sc 1, 2sc in next st, sc 1, 2sc in next st (8)

10. Sc 8

11. Sc 8

Stuff. Fasten off. Cut a circle of felt for the base (I used a button as a template) and stick on with PVA or similar craft glue.




PATTERN (slightly larger toadstool)

(beginning with top and working down)

1. 6sc in magic ring OR

ch2, 6sc in 2nd chain from hook.

2. (2sc in each sc) repeat around (12)

3. (Sc 1, 2sc in next sc) repeat around (18)

4. (Sc 2, 2sc in next sc) repeat around (24)

5. Sc 24

6. (Sc 3, 2sc in next sc) repeat around (30)

7. Sc 30

Stuff top of toadstool

8. CHANGE TO BASE COLOUR (Sc2tog) repeat around (15) 

9. (Sc2tog) x7, sc 1 (8)

10. Sc 8

11. (2sc in first sc, sc 1), repeat around (12)

12. Sc 12

13. Sc 12

Stuff. Fasten off. Cut a circle of felt for the base (I used a slightly bigger button as a template) and stick on with PVA or similar craft glue.




You could use them to decorate your shelves. 
You could use them to make bunting.
You could make a key-ring.
Or a mobile.
Or earrings.
Or *whispers* Christmas decorations  

Do enjoy making.
Happy week to you all!

Sarah xx

26 comments:

  1. Super adorable - you are so clever and kind to share x

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  2. I am continually amazed at your creativity and generosity in sharing your patterns. These little mushrooms are very cute, I love them. Thank you for sharing,
    Anne xx

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  3. Hola!!
    que lindos,están muy bonitos.
    GABY_MANOJITOSDEIDEAS.

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  4. Thank you for the patterns! I've always wanted to make mushrooms. Doreen

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  5. I love these! I will probably put eyes on these too, thanks for the pattern :)

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  6. Thank you so much for this pattern. I'm already hooked! Haha!! I've run out of suitable colours for now but will resume toadstool making once I've stocked up on colours. X

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  7. How cute!!! I just love them.
    hugs,
    Meredith

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  8. Super sweet!! Love them. Thanks for sharing! Xo

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  9. Ohh, super cute!! And all these colors. W♥nderful :-). Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Why did the mushroom throw a party?
    Because he was a fun guy.

    Love the little mushrooms, thank you so much for another lovely pattern.

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  11. They look like really fun guys... :p hahaha almost as terrible!

    I love patterns where you doing have to sew pieces together, this one looks perfect. They'd look really cute with red spots too.

    Ahh another pattern for my 'to do' list :) Thanks for posting the tutorial x

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  12. I just love these little cuties, must try and make some, they are just adorable. Thanks so much for the pattern, hope they turn out as good as yours
    Lots of love
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxx

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  13. what a wonderful site you have!!! so many fun patterns...You are so kind to share them ..
    Thank you!!

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  14. such a cute little pattern, thanks for sharing1

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  15. I love them, they are so cute! thank you for sharing your pattern. :)

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  16. As you can tell by my blog name I love all things shroom or toadstool orientated and your toadstools have just made it to the top of my list. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern.x

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  17. Hahaha, love the joke, love the mushrooms.

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  18. A squeal of delight from over here in Oz......these mushrooms are just gorgeous and there's a freebie pattern too. Lovely and I spied strawberries on another post, yummy.
    Oh now I have o make a decision, do I keep sewing the orders I have or make a cute little mushroom or two or three. Hmmm, too hard, think I'll go garden for a bit and then decide.

    Claire x

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  19. A squeal of delight from over here in Oz......these mushrooms are just gorgeous and there's a freebie pattern too. Lovely and I spied strawberries on another post, yummy.
    Oh now I have o make a decision, do I keep sewing the orders I have or make a cute little mushroom or two or three. Hmmm, too hard, think I'll go garden for a bit and then decide.

    Claire x

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  20. Hello,
    is this Pattern to find also in German Language? Thanks... My English, hmmmmmm ;-)
    Greetings from Germany
    from
    Rike

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  21. I LOOOOVE these! So adorable! Thank you for the pattern.

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  22. Thank you so much for this fun pattern! I'm part of a group that knits toys for cats and dogs at an animal shelter, and I know the kitties are going to love these mushrooms!

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  23. Did close the bottom or just glued the felt the on

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    1. Hi Claire,
      I just left the bottom open and stuck the felt on!
      Sarah xx

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Sarah Xx