FREE CROCHET AMIGURUMI PATTERN
About this pattern:
Quick to work up, these mini toadstool decorations can be hung from the tree or used to adorn wreaths and table displays.
The materials required are listed below. The yarn used to make them as pictured was Drops Safran (cotton) yarn in red, mustard yellow, rust brown, dark green, and white.
You can mix up the colours, add some glitter, add some stitched decoration – whatever suits your mood. 🙂
There are details below in how to make a simple toadstool that you can decorate with dots after, or you can follow the instructions on how to do the colour changes to crochet the dots into the design.
- Sports Weight Yarn (white and a contrast colour)
- 2.5mm crochet hook
- Stitch markers and pins
- Yarn needle
- Sequins or beads (optional to create the spots)
Sc = Single crochet
Slip st = Slip stitch
Invdec = invisible decrease
Sc2tog = single crochet decrease
** = a repeating stitch pattern
The completed piece measures approx. 7 cm tall.
Stitches are written in standard US terms working in continuous rounds unless otherwise specified.
Let’s Get Started!
Using white yarn, working in continuous rounds
Rnd 1 : Stitch 6sc into a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2 : 2sc in each stitch around (12)
Rnd 3-6 : sc in each stitch around (12)
Rnd 7 : *sc FLO in next stitch, 2sc FLO* Repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 8 : *sc in next 2 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (24)
Rnd 9 : *sc in next 3 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (30)
Rnd 10 : *sc in next 4 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (36)
Switch to contrast colour yarn
Rnd 11 : *sc in next 5 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (42)
Rnd 12 : sc in each stitch around (42)
We will now continue on to create the top of the toadstool. You can choose to just follow the stitch count directions in the following rows and add on the spots later (using sequins, beads, felt or whatever you have available).
Or, you can follow the full instructions which includes in italics when to colour change to white yarn to crochet the spots. To create the small white ‘V’ stitches uses a fair isle stitch technique (I’ve sometimes seen it called a ‘snowflake stitch’ online). To complete you simply follow the steps below:
1. Finish the stitch before the colour change as normal. Do NOT start the colour change on the previous stitch.
2. Insert the hook through the stitch as normal and yarn over with white
3. Pull through the loop of white as normal for a single crochet
4. Yarn over with your main colour and pull through the loops on the hook to complete
5. Continue on with your main colour yarn and either drop or carry the white behind
Styff as you go along, being sure to stuff down into the stem, but try not to overstuff as this will push the toadstool head upwards instead of sitting overhanging the stalk.
Rnd 13 : sc in each stitch around, switch to white yarn on every 7th stitch (42)
Rnd 14 : sc in each stitch around (42)
Rnd 15 : sc in each stitch around, switch to white yarn on the 4th stitch and then every 7th stitch (42)
Rnd 16 : *sc in next 5 stitches, invdec* Repeat 6 times (36)
Rnd 17 : sc in each stitch around, switch to white yarn on every 6th stitch (36)
Rnd 18 : *sc in next 4 stitches, invdec* Repeat 6 times (30)
Rnd 19 : *sc in next 3 stitches, invdec* Repeat 6 times, switch to white yarn on the 2nd stitch of each repeat (24)
Rnd 20 : *sc in next 2 stitches, invdec* Repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 21 : *sc in next stitch, invdec* Repeat 6 times, switch to white yarn on 1st stitch of each repeat (12)
Rnd 22 : sc2tog in each stitch around (6)
Using a yarn needle, work the tail end yarn around the remaining 6 stitches of Round 22 and pull tight to close the gap. Then, draw the needle downt hrough the centre of the toadstool and pull to flatten the top.
And that’s it, your little toadstool is complete!
But maybe you just wanted to add decorations instead of work the colour changes… so here’s a few examples
I hope you have enjoyed this pattern, please let me know in the comments below what you think! Would you want to see more Scandinavian inspired patterns? And if it’s your thing, then feel free to browse the blog for more nerd inspired crochet crafts, including perhaps our larger version of the nisse gnome (link below).
You can check out our other FREE Christmas patterns, including for these nisse decoration by clicking HERE.
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