Crochet Mushroom Pattern: Steve the Shroom

Caleb from Crafting at the Poole is back as a guest contributor. In this post, Caleb is sharing the adorable crochet mushroom pattern for Steve the Shroom! Steve is a cute toadstool mushroom that works up quickly in super bulky yarn.

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Steve the Shroom

Crochet Mushroom Pattern by Crafting at the Poole

Happy New Year! 

Hello everyone! Caleb from Crafting at the Poole here for the first time in this new year! So weird to think that 2021 is over already. Wasn’t it just last month we were celebrating the end of 2020?? 

The reality is, it’s now 2022, and I’ve got the perfect pattern to start off your New Year with!

Today, I present to you: Steve the Shroom!

Steve is a toadstool, which is usually considered an emblem of good luck, and connected to the celebration of New Year!

Toadstools are super cool looking, but be careful, as they’re poisonous. Makes them good for witch’s brew though! Did you know that their name in German is Fliegenpilz? Say that three times fast!

Here’s the pattern blurb for Steve, all of my patterns have one, though cringy they may be! 

“Steve and his cousin shrooms litter the ground of the Faery Forest, just brimming with magic and alchemic potential!

They make conversation with the gnomes and faeries while waiting for the right person to come along and gather them.

While Steve is in no hurry to be dumped into a witch’s brew, he’s excited to see how his potential will be used! So far, his buddies have relayed some amazing tales, as their spirits return as another mushroom and many have been used dozens of times!”

See? Cringy. But still fun, right?

Steve was super fun to design, and I think making the rest of the Faery Forest gang is going to be exciting!

I really hope you love this pattern, and please make sure to join my newsletter for alerts of upcoming releases! 

The Ad-free Premium PDF version of this pattern can be found in my Etsy Shop and my Ravelry Shop! Enjoy!

Supplies

Gauge

  • With suggested yarn and hook: 10 sc by 9 rows= 4″ x 4″ or 10 cm x 10 cm

Notes

  • Stitch counts are listed in parentheses at the end of each round/row.
  • Steve is made in several pieces: Stem, cap bottom, cap top, and spots.
  • Chains are not counted as stitches.

Abbreviations and Stitch Library

  • BLO: back loop only – Fiber Flux has a helpful video tutorial for identifying the back loop here on YouTube.
  • Join: Pull hook out of working loop, and insert back to front through both loops of 1st st. Insert hook back into working loop, and pull loop through st
  • Magic Ring: Video tutorial available here on YouTube.
  • Rnd(s): Round(s)
  • RS: Right (front) Side
  • RSM: running stitch marker – Video tutorial available here on YouTube.
  • Sc: single crochet – Video tutorial available here on YouTube.
  • Sc2tog: single crochet decrease – [Insert hook in next st, yo, pull up loop] twice, yarn over and pull through all loops on hook. – Yarn Obsession has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here on YouTube.
  • Sl st: slip stitch – Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.
  • [..]: Repeat text between brackets as many times as stated.

Pattern Instructions

Stem

  • With White:
  • Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in magic ring, RSM. (6 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Sc inc in each st around, RSM. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 3: [Sc inc, sc] x 6, RSM. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Sc in BLO around, RSM. (18 sts)
  • Rnds 5-6: Sc in each st around, RSM.
  • Rnd 7: [Sc2tog, sc 4] x 3, RSM. (15 sts)
  • Rnds 8-10: Sc in each st around, RSM.
  • Rnd 11: [Sc2tog, sc 3] x 3, RSM. (12 sts)
  • Rnds 12-13: Sc in each st around, RSM.
  • Sl st to first st, ch 1, and fasten off. Place eyes in between rnds 9 and 10 two sts apart, as shown in photo below. Stuff stem.

Cap Bottom

  • With White:
  • Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in magic ring, RSM. (8 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Sc inc in each st around. (16 sts)
  • Rnd 3: [Sc inc, sc] x 8, sl st to first st. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 4: [Sc inc, sc 2] x 8, sl st to first st. (32 sts)
  • Rnd 5: [Sc inc, sc 3] x 8, sl st to first st. (40 sts)
  • Rnd 6: [Sc inc, sc 4] x 8, sl st to first st. (48 sts)
  • Sl st to first st, ch 1, and fasten off.

Cap Top

  • With Red:
  • Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in magic ring, RSM. (8 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Sc inc in each st around. (16 sts)
  • Rnd 3: [Sc inc, sc] x 8, sl st to first st. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Sc in each st around, RSM.
  • Rnd 5: [Sc inc, sc 2] x 8, sl st to first st. (32 sts)
  • Rnd 6: [Sc inc, sc 3] x 8, sl st to first st. (40 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Sc in each st around, RSM.
  • Rnd 8: [Sc inc, sc 4] x 8, sl st to first st. (48 sts)
  • Rnds 9-11: Sc in each st around, RSM
  • Do not fasten off, move to Spots.

Spots (make 7-10)

  • With White:
  • Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in magic ring. (6 sts)
  • Sl st to first st, ch 1, and fasten off.
  • Sew all spots to the Cap Top in random places evenly across the top.

Assembly

  • Sew stem to RS of Cap Bottom, as shown in photos.
  • Then, replace hook in working loop of Cap Top, insert into next st of Top, and then any st of Bottom, work sc.
  • Sc through both thicknesses around stuffing as you go. See below for how to join with single crochet seam video tutorial. Sl st to first st, ch 1, and fasten off. Weave in all ends.
  • If you can’t see the video tutorial for how to join with single crochet seam, click here to watch it on Instagram.
© 2022 by Caleb Poole/Crafting at the Poole and published with permission by Underground Crafter. This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Caleb’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. if you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2022/01/03/crochet-mushroom-pattern-steve-the-shroom/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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