Toadstool Fairytale Wedding Party Favour

About this pattern:

Perfect for any fairytale event – a wedding? Perfect! Tea party? Perfect! Kids’ party? Well, you get the gist. This little toadstool full of surprises just adds a unique hand crafted touch to any table.

The pattern is designed to accommodate a handful of sweet treats but could really be filled with whatever you can fit! Maybe a small personalised message, confetti or small cosmetics. It really is up to your imagination. And then guests get to take home a small keepsake.

It would also make a cute gift box for a small present. It really is up to you!

Materials:

  • Sports Yarn (red, white)
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • Stitch markers and pins
  • Yarn needle

Stitch Abbreviations:

Sc = Single crochet
Slip st = Slip stitch
Sc2tog = single crochet decrease
BLO = Back loops only
FLO = Front loops only
** = a repeating stitch pattern

Measurements:

The completed piece measures approx. 10cm tall.

Pattern Notes:

Stitches are written in standard US terms. It’s worked up in rows in the round, so that means a slip stitch to join at the end of each row, and a chain 1 to kick off the next.

Let’s Get Started!

BASE

Using white yarn, working in rows in the round.
NB. Slip stitch to join and chain 1 at the end of each round.

Rnd 1 : Stitch 6sc into a magic ring. (6)
Rnd 2 : 2sc in each stitch around. (12)
Rnd 3 : *sc, 2sc* Repeat 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4 : *sc in next 2 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5 : sc BLO in each stitch around. (24)
Rnd 6 : *sc in next 5 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 4 times. (28)
Rnd 7 – 9 : sc in each stitch around. (28)
Rnd 10 : *sc in next 12 stitches, sc2tog* Repeat 2 times. (26)
Rnd 11 : sc in each stitch around. (26)
Rnd 12 : *sc in next 11 stitches, sc2tog* Repeat 2 times. (24)
Rnd 13 : *sc in next 2 stitches, sc2tog* Repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 14 -15 : sc in each stitch around. Slip st to join, fasten off. (18)

Once all the rounds are complete, it should stand up well.

Work in the end tail around the top stitches. This will tidy up the loose end whilst also strengthening the opening.

TOP
Using white yarn, working in rows in the round.
NB. Slip stitch to join and chain 1 at the end of each round.

Rnd 1 : Stitch 6sc into a magic ring. (6)
Rnd 2 : 2sc in each stitch around. (12)
Rnd 3 : sc BLO in each stitch around. (12)
Rnd 4 – 5 : sc in each stitch around. (12)
Rnd 6 : sc FLO in each stitch around. (12)
Rnd 7 : *sc in the next 3 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 4 times. (16)
Rnd 8 : 2sc in each stitch around. (32)
Rnd 9 : *sc, 2sc* Repeat 16 times. (48)
Rnd 10 : *sc in next 2 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 16 times. (64)

The combination of BLO and FLO stitches should create a ‘stopper’ effect in the base of the toadstool top.

Don’t worry that the stitches start to go a little wavy- this is part of the design and creates the lobed edge for the topper.

At this point you can pop the topper into the base to make sure it fits before continuing.

Switch to red yarn
Rnd 11 : sc in each stitch around. (64)
Rnd 12 : *sc in the next 2 stitches, sc2tog* Repeat 16 times. (48)
Rnd 13 : *sc in the next 2 stitches, sc2tog. Repeat 12 times. (36)
Rnd 14 : sc in each stitch around. (36)
Rnd 15 : * sc, sc2tog* Repeat 12 times. (24)
Rnd 16 : sc in each stitch around. (24)
Rnd 17 : *sc in the next 2 stitches, sc2tog*. Repeat 6 times. (18)
Rnd 18 – 19 : sc in each stitch around. (18)

Start to stuff by first pushing the stuffing into the edges and then fill out the centre. Continue to crochet the following rounds, stuffing as you go.

Rnd 20 : *sc, sc2tog* Repeat 6 times. (12)
Rnd 21 : sc2tog around. (6)
Rnd 22 : sc2tog around (3)
Slip stitch across the gap to close. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

SPOTS

For the dots, you have options! You can really use whatever you have to hand, so if you have felt or embroidery thread, you can create the dots and attach.

For crochet patterns, I like to do everything in yarn. So to create the dots I used the same white yarn as for the body and simply stitched 4sc into a magic ring. Slip stitch to join and fasten off as normal leaving a long enough tail for attaching to the toadstool top. If you want larger or smaller dots, just increase or decrease the number of sc.

Leave a long tail for attaching to the topper.

Work the starting tail end into the spot to tidy it away.

Use pins to position the spots evenly over the top and, once happy with their placement, stitch into place using the tail yarn. As a guide, I used 6 to cover the top (but I probably could have squeezed in a few more!).

And that’s it, toadstool completed! Fill up the base and pop in the topper and it’s party ready. The stopper part is meant to be a snug fit, but not too snug. You shouldn’t have to force it in. Just give it a gentle wiggle and it will slide in.

I hope you have enjoyed this pattern. We have a LOT more fairytale inspired pieces to come during 2019, so watch this space. In the meantime, why not stop and browse the rest of the patterns on our site http://www.ninjacatcrafts.home.blog ?

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©2019 Ninja Cat Crafts. This pattern is the property of Ninja Cat Crafts. The written pattern and images are for personal use only and not for sale or redistribution. Items made based on this pattern may be sol, but with clear credit to Ninja Cat Crafts,

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