Crochet Pattern: 1-Up Mushroom

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – 4 Comments
Being part of a family of avid video-gamers, there is no way I could miss the influence of Mario Brothers on my earlier life. I quickly learned that mushrooms were treats and turtles were the enemy. I’ve often wondered if this is what spurred my love of mushrooms but who knows. Mushrooms have a pleasant roundness to them, you must admit. Give it a try and tell me what you think! 1-Up Mushroom

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 4″ (10 cm) wide, 4″ (10 cm) tall

Materials:
Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 32 yards of color A, 22 yards of color B, 2 yards of black)
Crochet Hook J (6 mm) and H (5 mm)
Polyester Fiberfill
1/4 cup of (large) beans
Scissors
Yarn Needle

crochet yarn size 4

Gauge:
Rounds 1-2 of stem pattern measure 1.25” (3 cm) with crochet hook J, and 1.5” (3.5 cm) with crochet hook H.

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Crochet Pattern: 1-Up Mushroom

Cap
Round 1: with color A (green in photo) and crochet hook J, work 6 sc in adjustable ring, sl st in first sc: 6 sc

Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 12 sc

Round 3: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 18 sc

Round 4: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 24 sc

Round 5: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 30 sc

Round 6: ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 30 sc

Round 7: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 36 sc

Round 8 – 13: ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 36 sc

Round 14: ch 1, * sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 27 sts

Round 15: ch 1, sc2tog 13 times, skip last sc, sl st in first sc: 13 sts

Round 16: ch 1, sc2tog 6 times, skip last sc, sl st in first sc: 6 sts

Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Fill cap with fiberfill.

Shaping the Cap
With the long tail and a yarn needle, * go up into bottom center of cap and pull out the top. Go back down through cap top and out the bottom, repeat from * a few times until the cap is sufficiently pulled in underneath, being careful not to pull too tight. Weave in ends, and tug at the top of the cap to reshape.

Stem
Round 1: with color B (white in photo) and crochet hook J, work 6 sc in adjustable ring, sl st in first sc: 6 sc

Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 12 sc

Round 3: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 18 sc

Round 4: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 24 sc

Round 5 – 9: ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 24 sc

Finish off, leaving a long end for sewing.

Eyes
With color C (black in photo), embroider eyes on stem with a yarn needle.

Add beans to stem and fill the rest of the way with polyester filling. Sew top of stem to bottom of cap.

Small Circles (make 3)
Repeat rounds 1-2 of stem. Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Large Circle (make 1)
Repeat rounds 1-3 of stem. Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Sew circles to cap in random spots.

I hope you enjoy making this little guy as much as I did. If you have any questions leave a comment down below and I’ll help you out as soon as possible!

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4 Comments

  1. Lillypip says:

    Love your wee mushroom. My wee boy is mario daft and this will be a welcome stocking filler,
    Thanks

  2. Chris Ace says:

    Awesome!!!! ive already made 3 lol

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