Mushroom Buddy Crochet Pattern

I’m excited to introduce my Mushroom Buddy crochet pattern! Can you believe how fast this year is going?

2 crochet mushrooms on a bed of leaves.

I always get inspired by the changing seasons and I’ve always loved mushrooms so I just had to crochet one – they’re so whimsical and fun plus food with faces is always cute.

2 crochet mushrooms.

This mushroom buddy crochet 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.

2 crochet mushrooms.

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Mushroom Buddy Crochet Pattern

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Materials

  • 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

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • 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

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Finished Size

The finished mushroom buddy measures approximately 3″ x 2.25″ (8cm x 6cm). Size may vary depending on tension and materials used.

Gauge

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.

Notes

  • 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.

LET’S GET STARTED!

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) 5 rounds

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) 3 rounds

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 (12)

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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9 Comments

  1. Hello! I am just starting to crochet. Whats does the pattern line below represent?
    Single Crochet, 2 single crochet + increase? times 5

    R4: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x5, sc (24)
    Thanks Kim

    1. Hi, you repeat the instructions in the brackets 5 times. Written out it R4 would be: sc, inc, sc, sc, inc, sc, sc, inc, sc, sc, inc, sc, sc, inc, sc, sc, inc, sc
      Hope that helps x

  2. Hi, I’m interested on making this pattern for a friend, but I was unsure how to end off each round. In what way, do each round ends? By using a slip stitch or something else?

    Thanks by H

    1. Hi! The pattern is worked in a spiral without joining so after finishing a round you would continue straight onto the next round. Hope that helps x

  3. For row 15 of the body, do you do the full instructions (sl st, ch 2, FLO dc-inc) 60 times? Or just the FLO dc-inc part?

  4. Love this pattern. Thank you so much! I would love to post a pic of my finished project but I’m not sure how to exactly. 😁