Shroom

Author

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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