Sunday, June 8, 2014

The Mellow Mushroom Free Crochet Pattern!


This is my Mellow Mushroom and it's a free pattern! And it's my very first pattern that I've published! I hope ya'll love it!
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The Mellow Mushroom

Video tutorial:


With the recommended hook size and yarn the mushroom will be approximately 3.25 inches tall.


Materials


- yarn (I used Peaches n Creme and Sugars n Cream white, tan and red)
- crochet hook (I used size H or 5.0mm)
- stitch markers
- scissors
- polyester stuffing
- darning needle
- optional: safety eyes (I used size 6mm)
This pattern is worked in a continuous spiral using a stitch marker.
Abbreviations and Instructions
MC: main color
CC: contrasting color
sc: single crochet
sc2tog: single crochet decrease
2sc: single crochet increase (put 2 single crochets into the same stitch)
ch: chain
r: round
BLO: crochet in the back loop only
FLO: crochet in the front loop only
How to:
- single crochet:
1. insert hook into stitch or chain
2. yarn over front back to front.
3. pull through the stitch, you will now have 2 loops on your hook.
4. yarn over
5. pull through the remaining 2 loops
- 2sc:
put 2 single crochets into the same stitch (space)
- slip stich color change:
1. insert hook into the last stitch
2. pick up new color
3. pull the new color through the stitch and through the loop on your hook
- sc2tog: invisible decrease:
1. insert hook into front loops of 2 stitches
2. yarn over
3. pull through the 2 stitches, you will now have 2 loops on your hook
4. yarn over\
5. pull through the last 2 loops
A great video tutorial for sc2tog invisible decrease:
The Pattern


Mushroom Top:


To begin the Mushroom top, start with your main color. I used red.


r1: Make a loose slip knot, and chain 1. Now put 5 sc into the slip knot. Add your stitch marker. =5
r2: sc in each stitch around =5
r3: 2sc in each stitch around =10
r4: sc in each stitch around =10
r5: *2sc in the first stitch, sc in the next stitch* repeat around =15
r6: *2sc in the first stitch, sc in the next 2 stitches* repeat around =20
r7: *2sc in the first stitch, sc in the next 3 stitches* repeat around =25
r8: *2sc in the first stitch, sc in the next 4 stitches* repeat around =30
r9: sc in each stitch around =30
r10: sc in each stitch around until you get to the last stitch of the round. In the last stich, instead of doing a single crochet, slip stitch in your cc.(check out the how to section if you need help) This is for the underside of the mushroom top. I used white. =30
*This is a good point to weave in tails, turn right side out, and stuff.
r11: BLO *sc2tog, sc in the next 3 stitches* repeat around =24
  *for the sc2tog I recommend using the invisible decrease method, directions are in the how to section. It says to use FLO but to make the ridge here you need to use BLO for this round)
r12: *sc2tog, sc in the next 2 stitches* repeat around =18
   *now you can use the FLO method for the invisible decrease for the rest of the pattern
r13: *sc2tog, sc in the next stitch* repeat around =12
r14: *sc2tog* repeat around =6
Cut your yarn, finishing stuffing if needed, and weave in your tail.
Mushroom Stem:


To start use your 2nd CC, I used tan.


r1: Make a loose slip knot, ch 1 and put 6 sc into the slip knot. =6
r2: 2sc in each stitch around =12
r3: *2sc in the first stitch, sc in the next stitch* repeat around =18
r4: *2sc in the first stitch, sc in the next 2 stitches* repeat around =24
r5: sc around =24
r6: sc around =24
r7: sc around =24
r8: sc around =24
r9: *sc2tog, sc in the next 2 stitches* repeat around =18
*This is a good point to weave in tails, turn right side out, add safety eyes and stuff.
r10: *sc2tog, sc in the next stitch* repeat around =12
r11: *sc2tog* repeat around =6
Cut yarn leaving a tail long enough to sew to the mushroom top. Finish stuffing if needed.
Spots:
Use CC yarn. I used white.
Spot 1:
r1: Make a loose slip knot, ch 1 and put 4 sc into the slip knot. Slip stitch to first sc. =4
Cut yarn leaving a long enough tail to sew to the mushroom top. Weave in the other tail.
Spot 2:
r1: Make a loose slip knot, ch 1 and put 8 sc into the slip knot. Slip stitch to first sc. =8
Cut yarn leaving a long enough tail to sew to the mushroom top. Weave in the other tail.
Spot 3:
r1: Make a loose slip knot, ch 1 and put 6 sc into the slip knot. =6
r2: 2sc in each stitch around =12
Cut yarn leaving a long enough tail to sew to the mushroom top. Weave in the other tail.
Assembly:
1. Sew the spots to the mushroom top wherever you would like.
2. Sew the stem to the mushroom top. (it will look elongated and funny) Do not cut the yarn.

3. Before cutting the yarn that was used to sew the mushroom stem to the top, use that same yarn to thread up under one of your spots, pull snug, and then thread the yarn back under the spot and out the bottom of the stem. Pull tight till the top of the mushroom comes down over the stem and looks right.


The End!


If you have any questions or comments please email me. I would love to see mellow mushrooms that ya’ll crochet! Click here to purchase the pdf.

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Alexandra Halsey You may sell any finished items, but I do request that you put a link back to my pattern and credit Alexandra Halsey for the original design under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license. Do not copy, share, download or publicly display this pattern without permission.


I hope ya'll enjoyed this pattern!

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