Crochet Pattern: Mushroom Pincushion

By Erin Burger – 4 Comments
This little mushroom is a versatile little project perfect for a lazy summer day. Use your mushroom as a pin cushion, a fun decoration or embroider a little set of eyes on the stem to make it a cute little amigurumi! Also, feel free to experiment with different colors, an orange stem, pink top and bright yellow spots would be very exciting!

Skill Level: crochet skill level intermediate

Finished Size: mushroom cap is 3 1/2″ (8.89 cm) wide at top, stem is 1 1/4″ (5.72 cm) tall, larger spot is 2″ (5.08 cm) in diameter, smaller spot is 1 1/2″ (3.81 cm) in diameter

Materials:
Small amounts of Worsted Weight yarn in four colors
Crochet Hook G (4.00 mm)
Polyester fiberfill
Yarn needle

Gauge: not needed for this pattern

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Crochet Pattern: Mushroom Pincushion

Stem:

Round 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, place marker: 6 sc
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around: 12 sc
Round 3: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around: 18 sc
Round 4: work in back loops only, sl st in next sc, sc in same st as sl st, sc in each sc around, join with sl st to first sc: 18 sc
Rounds 5-9: working in both loops, ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each sc around: 18 sc

Break off and stuff stem. It works well to stuff the very bottom of the stem with something heavier like pebbles, lentils or dried beans and then stuff with regular polyester fiberfill on top of that.

Cap:

Round 1: ch 2, 8 dc in 2nd ch from hook, place marker: 8 dc
Round 2: 2 dc in each dc around: 16 dc
Round 3: (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) around: 24 dc
Round 4: (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) around: 32 dc
Round 5: (sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc) around: 24 sc
Round 6: sc in next sc and each sc around: 24 sc
Round 7: (sc2tog, sc in next sc) around: 16 sc

Break off, leaving a tail at least 6″ long. Lightly stuff cap, sew to stem with tail.

Larger Spot

Round 1: ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook, place marker: 8 sc
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around: 16 s
Round 3: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around: 24

Break off, leaving a tail at least 6″ long, pick a good spot and sew spot to mushroom cap.

Smaller Spot:

Round 1: ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook, place marker: 8 sc
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around: 16 sc

Break off, leaving a tail at least 6″ long, pick a good spot and sew spot to mushroom cap.

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4 Comments

  1. Angie says:

    Super Cute! I like the idea of putting eyes on him. It would be cool for my oldest nephew who plays a lot of video games!

  2. Robin says:

    Very cute idea!

  3. Mary says:

    Cute mushroom! I know the perfect person to crocheting it for :)

  4. Katelyn says:

    Ah! This is so adorable!

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