Mushroom Buddy Crochet Pattern


Red and brown crochet mushrooms sitting on Autumn leaves.

I’m excited to introduce my Mushroom Buddy crochet pattern! Can you believe how fast this year is going? Autumn already for us southern hemisphere folks and Winter is on it’s way, brrrr. I get inspired by the changing seasons and I’ve always loved mushrooms. I love eating them and crocheting them, they’re just so whimsical and fun.

This pattern is really quick and easy with minimal sewing (no sewing if you don’t add spots). I chose to use larger safety eyes than I normally would for an oversized look and it makes them extra cute.

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MATERIALS

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  • DK Weight Yarn in beige, red/brown and white (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Vanilla Cream, Pillar Red/Coffee Bean and Paper White)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • 10mm safety eyes
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Black embroidery floss
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors

STITCHES/ABBREVIATIONS

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – increase
  • invdec – invisible decrease
  • dc – double crochet
  • FLO – front loop only
  • dc-inc – double crochet increase
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/s – stitch/es
  • […] = repeat the instructions in brackets
  • (…) = indicates stitch count at end of round

NOTES

The pattern is written using US terminology and measures approximately 3″ x 2.25″ (8cm x 6cm) when using the materials listed.

Pieces are worked in a continuous spiral starting with a magic ring unless otherwise specified. Mark the first stitch of each round with a removable stitch marker.

Gauge is not important in this pattern. Use a hook size to match your chosen yarn. Make sure that your stitches are tight enough to prevent stuffing showing through and adjust hook size if necessary.


PATTERN

BODY (beige)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: [Inc] x6 (12)
R3: [Sc, inc] x6 (18)
R4: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x5, sc (24)
R5: [3 sc, inc] x6 (30)
R6: 2 sc, inc, [4 sc, inc] x5, 2 sc (36)
R7: FLO [sc] x36 (36)
R8-12: [Sc] x36 (36)
R13: 2 sc, invdec, [4 sc, invdec] x5, 2 sc (30)
R14: [Sc] x30 (30)
R15: Sl st in next st, ch 2, FLO dc-inc in same st and in each st around (60)

Fasten off invisibly and weave in end. Insert safety eyes between R9 and R10, 6 sts apart.

CAP (red or brown)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: [Inc] x6 (12)
R3: [Sc, inc] x6 (18)
R4: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x5, sc (24)
R5: [3 sc, inc] x6 (30)
R6: 2 sc, inc, [4 sc, inc] x5, 2 sc (36)
R7: [5 sc, inc] x6 (42)
R8: 3 sc, inc, [6 sc, inc] x5, 3 sc (48)
R9: [7 sc, inc] x6 (54)
R10: 4 sc, inc, [8 sc, inc] x5, 4 sc (60)
R11-13: [Sc] x60 (60)

Do not fasten off as we will continue to crochet the cap to the body.

Note: there will be a noticeable size difference between the stem and the cap. This will work itself out as long as both pieces have the same number of stitches.

SPOTS (optional, make as many or as few as you like)

MEDIUM (white)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: [Inc] x6 (6)

Fasten off invisibly leaving a long tail for sewing.

SMALL (white)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)

Fasten off invisibly leaving a long tail for sewing.

ASSEMBLY

Stuff the body firmly. Starting at the back of the body, join the cap to the body by crocheting through both loops of the cap and the front loop only of the body.

  • [Sc] x60 (60) – lightly stuff the cap before closing up completely. Fasten off invisibly and weave in end.
  • Sew the spots to the cap positioning them however you like. I chose to only make two spots for the red mushroom and placed them to the side of one of the eyes.
  • Use a single strand of embroidery floss to sew a little mouth.

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Red crochet mushroom inside a Christmas wreath.

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