The Large Adorable Mushroom – Crochet Pattern

Do you like mushrooms as much as I do? No, I doubt anyone likes them as much as me. But do you like them at least a little bit like I do? I think everyone should. But that’s one persons opinion. This post is dedicated to my love for the cute,  plump, fungal organisms. Are you surprised?

This, my newest amigurumi, is called the ‘Large’ Adorable Mushroom. I wanted it to look just as plump and cute as the first one, the Adorable Mushroom, but seeing how this one is bigger, naturally, I expected it to be at least a little more challenging than the first. And it was, by a little. I did have to rip some, but not much.

Here’s the pattern. As always, be sure to tell me what you think. I love feedback.

(Large) Adorable Mushroom

Materials

— Worsted Weight Yarn, approximately 20 yards of color A and B, (I used Red Heart Spring Green for color A, and Red Heart White for color B)
— Crochet Hook J (6mm)
— Polyester filling
— Dry Northern Beans, for weight (or any that will not slip through the stitches)
— Yarn needle
Measures 4 ½ inches tall.
Cap
Round 1: with color A, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, 6 sc 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 first sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 18 sc
Round 4: ch 1, sc in each sc around: 18 sc
Round 5: ch 1, *2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 24 sc
Round 6: ch 1, *2 sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 30 sc
Round 7: ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 30 sc
Round 8: ch 1, *2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 36 sc
Round 9: ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 36 sc
Round 10: ch 1, * sc2tog, sc in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 24 sc
Round 11-13: ch 1, sc2tog around: 3 sc 
Stuff during the last rows.
Finish off, leaving a long tail. Use strand to go up through the center of the cap, catching a st in the top of the cap and coming back out the bottom, twice on opposite sides of cap. Pull gently to lift bottom, and straighten top back out. Weave in ends.

Stem
Round 1: with color B, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, 8 sc in ring, sl st in first sc: 8 sc
Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 16 sc
Round 3: ch 1, sc in blo (back loops only) in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 16 sc
Round 4: ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 16 sc
Round 5: ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog, sc in remaining sc, sl st in first sc: 14 sc
Round 6: ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc, sc2tog, sc in remaining sc, sl st in first sc: 12 sc
Round 7: ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog, sc in remaining sc, sl st in first sc: 10 sc
Round 8-11: ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 10 sc

Finish off, leaving a long tail. Stuff first with a small handful of beans then stuff the rest of the way with polyester fluff. Sew to cap. Weave in ends.
Aim for a slight cock-eyed look to give it attitude.
Copyrighted by Amy Lynn Yarbrough, March 6, 2013

I took my “Adorable Mushrooms” outside to get some good photos and look what I had to put up with. Mr. Darcy likes to be the center of attention, like all cats. Its a cat thing. (It looks like he’s sitting on the mushroom!)

 This is the other helper, not so obnoxious. At least at the moment. Her name is Lizzie and at this moment she had just scared away a flock of birds and sat down to have a satisfactory scoff.

 Mr. Darcy at his best. (Notice how I have strayed from my original subject).

 Cooner posed just for this picture because I told her to. She knows how to look good.

Gracie, the ever meek and mild pit bull/mix she is, also had to get in on the fun.

But, back to the subject at hand. At the moment I am making the Jelly Bean scarf by Twinkie Chan (you can find it at by clicking here). I’m using a mixture of vibrant “Jelly Bean colors” in worsted weight and am halfway through.

Since I’ve been really into the amigurumi mood of late I’m thinking of doing Stephanie’s Year of the Snake or Spring Bunny on AllAboutAmi.tumblr.com. They are absolutely cute! But I also have a list of baby things I’m dying to make. Alas!

Before I leave, I want to tell you that I have some hopefully exciting news, but I’ll have to tell you next time as this post already has enough subjects. Until then…
Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to tell me what you think in the comments below.

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