Colorful Mushrooms

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Autumn always bring a lot of color and lovely mushrooms to the nature. Let’s bring that autumn feeling inside by crocheting some colorful mushrooms.

I admit that I find this pattern a bit addictive. I had a hard time to stop the making of mushrooms. Would love to have one in each yarn color that I own 🙂

The yarn used in this pattern was sponsored by Järbo garn.

MATERIAL

YarnJärbo 8/4 (100% Cotton, Mercerized & Gassed) in several colors.
Hook: 2,5 mm

Stuffing, scissors and a needle.

SIZE

The mushroom hat is around 5 cm in diameter and the whole mushroom is around 6 cm high.

ABBREVIATIONS, US CROCHET TERMS

st – stitch
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
sctog – single crochet together
dc – double crochet
fpdc – front post double crochet

** – repeat instructions between stars the amount of times specified

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DESCRIPTION

Each mushroom is crocheted in two parts, the foot and the hat. The foot and hat are joined in the last round of the hat.

FOOT

 The first 9 rounds are worked in the round as a spiral. Round 10 is finished with a sl st in the first st of the round. Round 11-12 begins with a ch-3 counting as a st.

Start with a magic ring.

R 1:   Make 6 sc in the magic ring. (6 sts)
R 2:   *2 sc in next st , 1 sc in next st* repeat 3 times. (9 sts)
R 3-4: 1 sc in each st around. (9 sts)
R 5:   *1 sc in next st , 2 sctog * repeat 3 times. (6 sts)
R 6-9: 1 sc in each st around, (image 1). (6 sts)
R 10:   2 sc in each st around. Finish this round by making a sl st in the first st of the round. (12 sts)
R 11:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st as the ch-3, *2 dc in next st* repeat 11 times. Join round with a sl st, (image 2). (24 sts)
R 12:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st as the ch-3, 1 fpdc around next st , *2 dc in next st, 1 fpdc around next st * repeat 11 times. (Image 3). Join round with a sl st or with an invisible join. (36 sts)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Mushroom foot and hat before joining

HAT

The hat is worked in the round as a spiral. 

Start with a magic ring.

R 1: Make 4 sc in the magic ring. (4 sts)
R 2: 2 sc in each st around. (8 sts)
R 3: 1 sc in each st around. (8 sts)
R 4: *2 sc in next st , 1 sc in next st* repeat 4 times. (12 sts)
R 5: *2 sc in next st , 1 sc in next st* repeat 6 times. (18 sts)
R 6: *2 sc in next st , 1 sc in next 2 sts* repeat 6 times. (24 sts)
R 7: *2 sc in next st , 1 sc in next 3 sts* repeat 6 times. (30 sts)
R 8: *2 sc in next st , 1 sc in next 4 sts* repeat 6 times. (36 sts)
R 9: *2 sc in next st , 1 sc in next 5 sts* repeat 6 times. (42 sts)
R 10: 1 sc in each st around. (42 sts)

During the next round (R11) we will join the hat with the foot. Since there is 42 sts on the last round of the hat but only 36 sts on the foot we need to decrease with 6 sts on the hat. When decreasing, put the hook through the front loop of the 2 sts to be joined on the hat and through the front loop of the foot st. Otherwise you put the hook through both loops of the hat st but only on the front loop of the foot st, (image 5 and 6).

Don’t forget to put some stuffing into the mushroom before joining it completely! (image 7 )

Hold the hat against the foot with the wrong side against each other.

R 11: *2 sctog , 1 sc in next 5 sts* repeat 6 times. (36 sts)

Join round with a sl st or with an invisible join.
Joining of mushroom foot and hat

Fasten off and weave in ends, (image 8).


Your first mushroom is finished. Now you only need to decide on how many to make 🙂

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Mushrooms, mushrooms, mushrooms…
Out in the wild 😉

If you’ve got questions, or find any errors in this pattern, please tell me!
It would be very nice to see your blankets, so please tag images with #intheyarngarden or feel free to leave a comment with a link to your picture.

Happy crocheting!

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