Free Crochet Mushroom Pattern – The Fun Guys

three amigurumi toadstools in a flat lay, made with this free crochet mushroom pattern
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This year, crochet mushroom patterns seem to be popping up everywhere! Kind of like, well, mushrooms! With fall being right around the corner, I felt inspired to create this free crochet mushroom pattern for The Fun Guys! The pun was too hard to resist and, these guys realy are a lot of fun to make. This free crochet mushroom pattern is quick, easy and highly addictive. I made three in an evening and if other deadlines weren’t looming, I’d probably still be making them.

Purchase an ad-free PDF version of this pattern HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.

Whether you’re looking for a last minute crochet gift, something to crochet for a market or just looking for something cute and fun to make, this free crochet mushroom pattern for The Fun Guys is sure to fit the bill. The Fun Guys are easy to make and accessible for beginner crocheters. The embroidery on the face is minimal and can be done by even those that don’t posess strong embroidery skills (like me!). I’ve even included my tip for how to keep your little Fun Guys standing on their own so you can line them up on a table for a market, take great photos and kids can keep them on a shelf, without them constantly toppling over.

hands holding an amigurumi mushroom made with this free crochet mushroom pattern

This free crochet mushroom pattern is also easy to customize. I have provided instructions for two differently-sized polka dots to be sewn onto the cap for a total of three dots, as you can see in my sample photos. However, don’t feel limited to having to make just three. Add as many of the dots to your little crochet mushroom/crochet toadstool as you’d like to create a different look for each Fun Guy you make. Also, if you’re not a fan of sewing on pieces, you can also use a fabric adhesive to glue the dots on. I did that for one of my samples just to see how it would work and it worked out great. My only caution about using an adhesive would be to test it on your yarn before applying it to your toy to ensure there won’t be an adverse reaction (i.e. melting, not sticking, etc.).

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For this free crochet muchroom pattern, I used WeCrochet’s Brava Minis to design them. I love these little mini skeins of Brava Worsted yarn because they are great for amigurumi and colour work projects. If you want to do a tapestry crochet project or anything that requires colourwork but don’t want the hassle of making your own little balls of yarn, these are just the ticket. I use them more for amigurumi because it allows me to have access to a wide range of colours without storing a ton of huge skeins. To make one Fun Guy, you’ll need two Brava Minis – one in white and another in your colour choice for the mushroom cap. They look fabulous in every colour and before you know it, you may have a little army of Fun Guys. Check out the Brava Minis collection from WeCrochet HERE.

Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

top-view of the amigurumi toadstools in red, blue and orange

Skill Level:  

  • Easy


Terminology:

  • U.S. Terminology

Supplies:

Abbreviations:

  • BLO = Back Loops Only
  • CH = Chain
  • FLO = Front Loops Only
  • MC = Magic Circle/Magic Ring
  • ST = Stitch
  • SL ST = Slip Stitch
  • SC = Single Crochet
  • SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease/Single Crochet two STs Together
  • SCINC = Single Crochet Increase/2 Single Crochets in the Same ST
  • FO = Finish Off

Special Stitches/Techniques:

  • Invisible Finish/Join: FO leaving a long tail. Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle.  Place the tapestry needle through the top of the 2nd ST from front to back and pull through.  Place tip of needle into top of the last ST of the round, under the back loop of the stitch, and pull through to the back of the work.  Weave in the end. Find a tutorial on my blog HERE.


Finished size:

  • Approx. 4.5” tall.

Gauge:

  • 4 sts x 5 rows = 1 inch


NOTES:

  • This pattern is worked in continuous rounds (unless stated otherwise).  Do not join at the end of the row, unless indicated.  A stitch marker is used to keep track of the beginning of the round.
  • Gauge is not vital to the project but it may affect the amount of yarn needed for the project. 
  • For a cleaner SCDEC, do your SCDEC under the front loops only (FLO) of the stitch rather than under both loops.  This is often referred to as an invisible decrease.  Find my tutorial HERE.

Purchase an ad-free PDF version of this pattern HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.

Cap


Round 1:  With Red, make a MC and SC 6 into the SC (6)


Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)


Round 3: (SC, SCINC) x 6 (18)


Round 4: SC, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC (24)


Round 5: SC around (24)


Round 6: (SC 3, SCINC) x 6 (30)


Round 7: SC around (30)

side-view of the product made with this free crochet mushroom pattern


Round 8: SC 2, SCINC, (SC 4, SCINC) x 5, SC 2 (36)


Round 9: SC around (36)


Round 10: (SC 5, SCINC) x 6 (42)


Round 11: SC 3, SCINC, (SC 6, SCINC) x 5, SC 3 (48)


Round 12: SC around (48)


Round 13: (SC 7, SCINC) x 6 (54)


Rounds 14 – 15: SC around (54)


Round 16: Working in the BLO (SC 7, SCDEC) x 6 (48)


Round 17: SC 3, SCDEC, (SC 6, SCDEC) x 5, SC 3 (42)


Round 18: (SC 5, SCDEC) x 6 (36)


Round 19: SC 2, SCDEC, (SC 4, SCDEC) x 5, SC 2 (30) – Start stuffing, adding a bit more stuffing every round, do not overstuff.


Round 20: (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6 (24)


Round 21: SC, SCDEC, (SC 2, SCDEC) x 5, SC (18)


Round 22: (SC, SCDEC) x 6 (12)


Round 23: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)
FO leaving a long tail.  Weave tail through FLO of last round and cinch hole closed.  Weave in ends.

close up of the face of one of the fun guys, made with this free crochet mushroom pattern

Base

Round 1:  With White, make a MC and SC 6 into the SC (6)


Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)


Round 3: (SC, SCINC) x 6 (18)


Rounds 4: SC, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC (24)


Round 5: (SC 3, SCINC) x 6 (30)


Round 6: Working in the FLO, SC around (30)


Rounds 7 – 10:  SC around (30)– Insert Safety Eyes in Round 8 with 4 STs between them


Round 11:
(SC 3, SCDEC) x 6 (24)


Round 12: SC around (24)

three amigurumi mushrooms with furls crochet hooks


Round 13: (SC 6, SCDEC) x 3 (21)


Rounds 14 – 15:  SC around (21)
FO leaving a long tail. Stuff base. Using tail, sew onto bottom of cap.


Large Dot for Cap (Make 1– or as many as you’d like)



Round 1:
 With White, make a MC and SC 6 into the SC (6)


Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)


Round 3: (SC, SCINC) x 6 (18)
FO with invisible finish, leaving long tail to sew onto cap.  Sew onto cap, using photo as reference.


Small Dot for Cap
(Make 2 – or as many as you’d like)



Round 1:
 With White, make a MC and SC 6 into the SC (6)


Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
FO with invisible finish, leaving long tail to sew onto cap.  Sew onto cap, using photo as reference.

close up image of the polka dots on top of the crochet toadstool cap


Finishing Touches

Use embroidery thread to sew a small smile on the face, using picture as reference.

If your toy isn’t able to stand up on its own, follow these steps to create a small indent in the bottom of the toy which will help it stand up.

  1. Thread a tapestry needle with a length of white yarn and tie a knot in the end. Insert the needle into the toy on the back and bring the needle out through the middle of the MC in the base.  Pull the knot inside the toy to hide it.
  2. Insert the needle back into the toy, slightly off-center, and out through the back of the toy (making sure to pull it through a hole and not through the yarn), pulling to create an indent.  Tie a knot or two, close to the fabric.
  3. Insert the needle back into the toy to pull the knot(s) inside the toy.  Weave in end and FO.

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