It’s September, and you know what this means! The Halloween tree is officially back up!!! I already have some adorable Halloween ornaments from last year, but I wanted to make something new to add a little colour to my tree this year.
After months of fiddling with this pattern and making constant minor adjustments, I’m finally happy with this pattern! In fact, I love this little mushroom so much that I decided to make it in 3 different colours!
My favourite colour combo is the pink one. It looks like it belongs on some alien planet and I think the colour combination is interesting and unique!
UPDATE: I recently filmed a step by step tutorial for the mushroom ornament. Watch it here:
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Yarn I Used
I used WeCrochet Shine Sport Yarn for this ornament; however, you can use any yarn as long as you correspond your hook to the weight of your yarn.
Colours I used: For the pink mushroom, I used Cosmopolitan, Platinum, and Green Apple. For the violet mushroom, I used Crocus, Willow, and Dandelion. And for the deep purple mushroom, I used Iris, Cream, and Sweet Potato.
For each mushroom, I used roughly 4g of the Cap colour, 4g of the Stem colour, and a little bit of accent colour. Each skein is about 50g.
This is a great stash buster project to use up any leftover yarn you have lying around.
5 Round Circle = 1.5” with a 2.75mm hook
Gauge isn’t super important for amigurumi, but I included it just in case you want to check your gauge. Being a little off should not affect the final product too much. You can learn more about how to measure gauge for amigurumi here!
Free Poisonous Mushroom Amigurumi Crochet Halloween Ornament Pattern
The difficulty level of this pattern is Easy. There is a bit of basic embroidery involved and you will need to know how to do the Seamless Join in the Round.
The finished ornament measures to be about 2.75 in (6.5 cm) tall.
This pattern is written in US crochet terminology.
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Please note that this pattern is worked in continuous rounds unless otherwise stated.
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
inc: two single crochet in one stitch
dec: invisible decrease, single crochet two stitches together through the front loops only
BLO: crochet only in the back loops (loop away from you) of each stitch
FLO: crochet only in the front loops (loop closest to you) of each stitch
(…) x #: repeat anything in the parenthesis however many times the number indicates
[#]: total number of stitches for that row
#sc: one sc in the following # stitches
THINGS YOU NEED
- WeCrochet Shine Sport Yarn (in this pattern, I’m using Iris, Cream, and Sweet Potato)
- 2.75mm Crochet Hook
- Darning Needle
- Locking Stitch Markers (Optional)
- Polyfil Stuffing or Scrap Yarn
with Cream yarn
1 6sc in magic circle 
2 (inc) x 6 
3-4 sc in all sts 
5 (sc, dec) x 3, 3sc 
6 sc in all sts 
Stuff the stem lightly.
7 (dec) x 3, 3sc 
8 BLO, sc in all sts 
9 sc, (inc) x 2, 3sc 
10 dec, 3sc, dec, sc 
11 FLO, (inc) x 6  (highlighted in yellow in the photo below)
12 (sc, inc) x 6 
13 sc, inc, (2sc, inc) x 5, sc 
14 (3sc, inc) x 6 
15 2sc, inc, (4sc, inc) x 5, 2sc 
Fasten off, stuff the stem slightly, seamless join in the round, and weave the tail in.
With a slip knot on your hook, pick up the following into the exposed front loops of round 7: (inc) x 6 
Fasten off, seamless join in the round and weave tails in.
with Iris yarn
1 6sc in magic circle 
2 (sc, inc) x 3 
3 sc, inc, (2sc, inc) x 2, sc 
4 (3sc, inc) x 3 
5 2sc, inc, (4sc, inc) x 2, 2sc 
6 sc, inc, (2sc, inc) x 5, sc 
7 (3sc, inc) x 6 
8 2sc, inc, (4sc, inc) x 5, 2sc 
Work the next round through both the Cap and the Stem pieces. Stuff lightly before completely closing the opening. (see photos below)
9 (5sc, inc) x 6 
10 3sc, inc, (6sc, inc) x 5, 3sc 
Fasten off, seamless join in the round and weave the tail in.
- With a long strand of Sweet Potato yarn on the darning needle, thread the needle in one of the gaps between rounds 10 & 11 of the Stem. There will be 6 gaps and we will be working into all 6 of them. We will be calling these gaps the “base gaps”.
- Trace a line up along the stitch to where the Stem and the Cap meet and thread the needle out through that spot. To make it easier for me to refer to, I’ll be calling these the “outer gaps”.
- Pull your needle through to hide the tail, then insert your needle back into the same base gap to create your first line. Count two sts from your first outer gap, this is your next outer gap. Pull the needle out the next outside gap.
- Repeat until you have 3 gill lines coming out of your first base gap.
- Continue making sets of 3 until you have a total of 6 sets, or 18 lines in total.
- Thread the tail through and out between rounds 3 and 4 of the Cap to set up for the embroidery of the dots.
- Start by embroidering in the first four dots on round 4 of the Cap (pictured in orange below). Make sure to go over each dot twice so that it creates a bumpier texture.
- For the second layer, you’ll be embroidering 4 dots in on round 6 (pictured in green). Making sure to space them out between the first four dots evenly. For the third layer, embroider 4 dots on round 8 (pictured in blue), spacing them out between the 2nd layer of dots.
- To make your mushroom into an ornament, just string a piece of yarn through the top and tie a knot to create a loop.
You have just finished your own Poisonous Mushroom ornament! Find the rest of the Halloween ornaments patterns here!
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