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Monday, May 25, 2009
Mario Brothers Mushrooms
These little plushies were requested. They're really quite simple to make, but I have to admit, I had so much fun, I ended up making all those in one day. I love it when something simple and so much fun comes out looking so very cute :)
WW yarn in white, the colors you need for the tops (varies with the type of mushroom) and a tiny amount of black
Yarn Needle for weaving in ends
Notes: Gauge isn't important. Any size hook or yarn works here, but choice of yarn and hook will determine the finished size.
Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round or row indicate the total number of stitches that should be in that round or row.
Beginning at the base with white:
Rnd 1: 8 sc in magic ring (8)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (16)
Rnd 3: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (24)
Rnd 4-7: sc in each sc around f/o white (24)
Rnd 8: Join the main color of the mushroom top, 2 sc in Front Loops Only of each sc crochet around (48)
Rnd 9: (working through both loops now) sc in each sc around (48)
Rnd 10: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (60)
Rnd 11-13: sc in each sc around (60)
Rnd 14: sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (50)
Rnd 15: sc in each sc around (50)
Rnd 16: sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (40)
Rnd 17: sc in each sc around (40)
Begin stuffing here if you haven't already. It's important to stuff the mushroom fairly firmly, and shape it as you progress.
Rnd 18: sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (30)
Rnd 19: sc in next sc, dec over next 2 sc around (20)
Rnd 20: dec over next 2 sc around (10)
F/O leaving long tail. Using a chopstick or the back side of a large crohet hook, finish stuffing and shape the top. Using yarn needle weave the tail through the last round and pull to close.
Spots (make 5):
Using white (or alternate color):
Rnd 1: 8 sc in magic ring
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (16)
F/O and weave ends in on backside of disk.
Position spots with one centered on the top of the mushroom, and four equally spaced around the sides. Sew on. (I like to use sewing thread for these because it doesn't add any unsightly bulk to the spots)
Using black yarn, choose the face 'area' (between two of the side spots) and make a few whipstitches for each eye.
Using the same pattern you can make very small versions more suitable for phone charms or jewelry. These earrings and pendant I made quite some time back for my girls.
For those, I used a #9 steel crochet hook, and two strands of sewing thread held together (#20 or 30 crochet thread also works great if you have it). Add some jewelry findings and you've got a cute little jewelry set to wear :)
Mario Brothers and the mushroom character is copyright Nintendo.
This crochet pattern is an original pattern by Linda Potts (May 2009). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but you may not sell or distribute it, or sell items made from this pattern.