Shroom

Mar 14, 2006
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by Rebecca Velasquez

Introduction

Amigurumi Mushroom

What is it that makes fungus so compelling? Mushrooms. They're yummy, they're deadly, they're an adventure at every step on the wet ground. And, darnit, they're cute. This one has a flip-top, which is a nifty added bonus.

Materials List

  • Worsted weight scraps of yarn
  • Size G/7 (4.50mm) hook to make a 5” Shroom
  • Size I/9 (5.50mm) hook to make a 7” Shroom
  • 5/8” button
  • Buttons of various sizes
  • Sewing thread and needle
  • Fiberfill/stuffing
  • Stitch marker

Finished Size

If worked with a single strand of worsted weight yarn and smaller hook, 5".

If worked with a double strand of worsted weight yarn and larger hook, 7".

Gauge

Gauge is not critical.

Notes

Shroom is worked in continuous rounds. To help keep track of rounds, place a marker in the first stitch of the round. Move the marker to the first stitch of each round as you go. 

Ch - chain
Sc - single crochet
St - stitch
Sc2tog - single crochet two stitches together

The Pattern

ShroomCap 

To begin, make an adjustable loop.

Round 1: Work 6 sc into loop

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)

Rnd 3: Work (2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc) around (18 sc)

Rnd 4: Work 2 sc in next sc, (1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, ending with sc in last sc (23 sc)

Rnd 5: Work 2 sc in next sc, (1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, ending with sc in each of last 2 sc (28 sc)

Rnd 6:  (Sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, ending with sc in each of last 4 sc (32 sc)

Rnd 7: Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 7 sc, ch 5, sc in same sp as last sc, sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in last sc (37 sc)

Rnd 8: Sc in each of next 7 sc, ch 27, being very careful not to twist chain, sc in 1st st of round (this counts as the 1st st of next rnd)

Rnd 9: Sc in each of next 6 sc, sc in each ch around (34 sc)

Rnd 10: Work 2 sc in first sc, (sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around ending with sc in each of last 5 sc (39 sc)

Rnd 11: Sc in each of next 3 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 8 sc) around (43 sc)

Rnd 12: Sc in each sc around (43 sc)

Rnd 13: Sc in each of next 2 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 5 sc) around, ending with sc in each of last 5 sc (49 sc)

Rnd 14: (Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, ending with sc in last sc (61 sc)

Rnd 15: Sc in each sc around (61)

Rnd 16: (Sc2tog, sc in each of next 4 sc) around, ending with sc in last sc (51 sc)

Rnd 17: Sc in next sc, (sc2tog, sc in each of next 3 sc) around (41)

Rnd 18: Sc in next sc, (sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sc) around (31 sc)

Rnd 19: Sc in next sc, (sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sc) around, ending with sc in each of last 2 sc (24 sc)

Finish off.  Weave in ends.

Trunk

To begin, make an adjustable loop

Round 1: Work 6 sc into loop

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)

Rnd 3: Work (2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc) around (18 sc)

Rnd 4: Work 2 sc in next sc, (1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, ending with sc in last sc (23 sc)

Rnd 5: Work 2 sc in next sc, (1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, ending with sc in each of last 2 sc (28 sc)

Rnd 6: (Sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, ending with sc in each of last 4 sc (32 sc)

Rnds 7-8: Sc in each sc around (32 sc)

Rnd 9: (Sc2tog, sc in each of next 6 sc) around (28 sc)

Rnd 10: Sc in each sc around (28 sc)

Rnd 11: (Sc2tog, sc in each of next 5 sc) around (24 sc)

Rnd 12: (Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sc) around, ending with sc in each of last 4 sc (19 sc)

Rnd 13: (Sc in next sc, sc2tog) around, ending with sc in last sc (13 sc).  
Tightly stuff trunk with fiberfill.

Rnd 14: Sc in next sc, (sc2tog) around (7 sc)

Finish off leaving long tail. Weave tail through last 7 sc and cinch tight. Weave in ends.

Finishing 

Sew the trunk to the top of the shroom.  Weave in ends.

Sew 5/8” button on main body of shroom where the loop is, making sure the lid closes properly. Attach remaining buttons for decoration.


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Comments

storyteller wrote
on Mar 15, 2006 6:16 PM

Too adorable! I'll have to make at least three of these in red & white; my kids and I are HUGE Super Mario fans, and, you know, it's a shroom.

jocelyn wrote
on Mar 15, 2006 6:38 PM

Congratulations, Rebecca! Love the shroom, it is so cute!

Connie Carroll wrote
on Apr 8, 2006 2:15 PM

I love the little mushroom - it reminded me so much of the little mushrooms my older sister used to draw all the time. I always meant to embroider them for her, but never got around to it. Yours helped bring back some wonderful memories.

Barb wrote
on Apr 18, 2006 9:11 PM

What a cute mushroom. Thanks for sharing the pattern!

Sara wrote
on Apr 19, 2006 9:13 AM

I love mushrooms, ever since the little ones in Fantasia danced across the movie screen. Can't wait to make my own dancing mushrooms.

Angie wrote
on Apr 26, 2006 9:18 AM

That is THE cutest spring pattern I've ever seen. I'm going to make one for all my friends!!!

Lia wrote
on Apr 28, 2006 12:56 PM

This is the first non rectangluar project I have ever tried - made it in two nights, in orange and purple and it looks gorgeous, thank you kindly for the pattern.

Jolimama wrote
on Jul 9, 2006 8:24 AM
Hello!

I need help! I should see pictures about making of an amgurumi, because i cant read the english texts very well. Thank you!

on Jul 9, 2006 9:38 AM

Hi Jolimama - The links on this page take you to more information about how to make amigurumi.

Jolimama wrote
on Jul 9, 2006 12:23 PM

but my problem is i dont know english very well, so i would like some pictures!

Karen wrote
on Aug 24, 2006 4:01 PM

I made this and it doesn't look as cute as this. Mine doesn't have a "peak" at the top of it. The top of this is open, but it looks like it goes to kind of a point at the top. How do I go about that? I love this pattern! SO CUTE!

Karen wrote
on Aug 24, 2006 4:02 PM

DUH! Ok, there is a picture of it closed. HELP!?! :) I want mine to be pretty too!

Nat wrote
on Dec 3, 2006 11:29 AM

My shroom didnt turn out the same at all, the top is actually way off, and I think it is on the 8th round, that was where mine screws up... well, anyway if anyone has advice to fix this problem, please let me know

malory wrote
on Dec 4, 2006 7:04 PM

I've been scared of crocheting for years now (I'm an avid knitter) and am proud to say this is the first real thing i've ever crochet. the directions were clear and the end result too cute. Thank you Very Much!

Jen wrote
on Dec 23, 2006 11:54 PM

I'm having a lot of problems with this, as I am a beginner to crocheting...could someone explain i detail to at least how I can start the project?? I know how to make the adjustable loop, but it's not really clear how i can knit into it via 6 sc =(

Anyone who could help; I'd appreciate it! contact me @: jen.m.ng@gmail.com

amy lou wrote
on Dec 30, 2006 7:05 AM

thanks! I am just starting on the base...I used Manos Del Uruguay yarn and it looks BEAUTIFUL and cute!

Anonymous wrote
on Jan 29, 2007 5:23 PM

Haa, great, mushrooms are the best high in the world an this ones cute. gotta make one for my stash. but can you make it any smaller to fit in my pocket, but big enough to hold a lighter?

Crystal wrote
on Feb 1, 2007 11:30 PM
LOVE that pattern! Made one up and posted it at Craftster.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=126366.80

momwithahook wrote
on Oct 22, 2007 6:39 AM

<a href="http://squidoo.com/swapbot">Swap with Me</a> at Swap-bot.com

 

I tried this pattern, it didn't come out as lovely as yours but it did come out. I ended up closing the top and from one side it looks fine. Thanks for sharing this pattern, I've been kinda obsessing on mushrooms lately and love trying new patterns.

SuzanneV@7 wrote
on Nov 14, 2007 7:49 AM
I made the shroom too, it was just too cute,

I use it to store my yarnbits, mine didn't turn out so perfect but it's still cute. I posted it on my blog: http://suzus.blogspot.com/

sweetjelly wrote
on Dec 14, 2007 10:37 AM

i love it!!!!!!!!!! so so so so so so cute!!!!!! i am going to try it right now!

paydel wrote
on Jan 11, 2008 10:23 PM

I think this is so fun and enjoyable to work! It only takes me a little more than an hour, so of course I've made multiples and given them to all my friends and they love them too =)

MoniqueV777 wrote
on Jun 30, 2008 6:33 PM

ADORABLE!!!

Monique

on Aug 3, 2008 11:29 PM
so i made it but the pattern needs to be looked over and explaned better to attach the bottom
thank you

Allion

bejahu wrote
on Nov 8, 2008 7:57 AM

I love this pattern - I'm going to make it up and put lavender, or something, in it for my car! :-)

WildRose1 wrote
on Nov 20, 2008 5:26 PM

I am having big problems with this pattern...I get lost at about round 8... So - you make the chain of 27 stitiches, and then do you go back to the first stitch of 7 sc to "attach" this chain? This is the fastener loop for the top, right? But then, I start again and its all just joined as one piece, instead of a lid and a "body". What am I missing in the directions? I have been trying this pattern on and off for 2 weeks, so could one of you successes please fill me in on the secrets before I throw my yarn and needles in the sea? Thanks.

Also, when working in continuous rounds, should one mark the start of the round? Is that a helpful way to keep track of stitche? (Yes, you guess it. New to crochet - but very determined!)

lieblink wrote
on Dec 3, 2008 7:56 AM

Hallo Rebecca,

can you give me permisson to use your picture in my online magazin lieblink (http://www.lieblink-mag.com.)

If you need more informations please contact me.

Bernadette

kotsifi wrote
on Aug 24, 2009 2:46 AM

hi!very nice pattern!but i want a little help at rnd 7and 8!about the chains.can anyone explain to me??

Anonymous wrote
on Jan 11, 2010 1:04 PM

I made this and it doesn't look as cute as this.

Sally M wrote
on Mar 20, 2012 9:22 PM
Please, more patterns like this...usable, cute and/o r pretty--not just TOYS.
Sally M wrote
on Mar 20, 2012 9:23 PM
Please, more patterns like this...usable, cute and/o r pretty--not just TOYS.
Sally M wrote
on Mar 20, 2012 9:23 PM
Please, more patterns like this...usable, cute and/o r pretty--not just TOYS.
Sally M wrote
on Mar 20, 2012 9:23 PM
Please, more patterns like this...usable, cute and/o r pretty--not just TOYS.
Sally M wrote
on Mar 20, 2012 9:23 PM
Please, more patterns like this...usable, cute and/o r pretty--not just TOYS.
on Jun 28, 2012 8:38 PM

AWESOME! I need to make 20 of them right now! :D Thank you so much for sharing!

on Jun 28, 2012 8:39 PM

AWESOME! I need to make 20 of them right now! :D Thank you so much for sharing!

jghannah wrote
on Jun 30, 2013 10:11 AM

So many pattern may be cute but don't have any function, I concider this a real score! Thanks for the pattern! :)