Whether you’re looking for a beginner-friendly pattern or are down for a challenge, this round-up of the coolest crochet mushrooms has each skill level.
There are some great patterns here for mushroom lovers, so beware – you are at risk of having a hard time choosing!
Are you ready to hit the ground running? Then skip this part and go frolic around in the mushroom patterns. These are merely some crochet terms to brush up on or learn more about prior to diving in.
Here are some great videos that explain the simple stitches you’ll need for many of the free crochet mushroom patterns below.
The most basic of all crochet stitches, the slip stitch consists of two movements: yarn-over, and pull-through.
Single crochets are the building blocks of many patterns. They are very versatile and allow for some creative shaping through increasing and decreasing.
Half Double Crochet
Does anyone else refer to this stitch as the one in between the single and double crochet they always forget about?
A double crochet stitch is – rather predictably – the next step-up. The stitch is explained perfectly in this video tutorial.
The classic way to start crocheting in the round is with a so-called magic ring or magic circle. This can be a bit tricky the first few times. The good news is that there are excellent tutorials online.
The ‘magical’ part comes from the fact that this is a way to create an adjustable ring. Which, in turn, avoids ending up with an ugly gap at the center of the piece.
YouTube is an absolute goldmine for all kinds of knowledge. A few weeks ago, I fixed our dishwasher after watching a few tutorials.
Soon enough, the magic of this nifty trick to make a beginning without ugly holes should have no secrets for you!
|Tip: Always leave a long tail. Not crazy long, running all the way around the kitchen table but do make those ends a little longer than you think you’ll need. Yes, it takes a bit more yarn but it is oh-so annoying to be stuck with too small of a yarn tail, which makes it less easy to weave in loose ends. You can’t exactly glue a piece to it afterward.|
The so-called French knot is a great way to make the white dots. This technique is used in many of the patterns featured here.
A perfectly concise explanation of how to crochet in th eback loop only, courtesy of Lion Brand.
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While looking over so many crochet mushroom patterns, these are some basic supplies I’ve come across.
This list is for convenience only – check each individual pattern to see what is required.
- crochet hooks (hook size depends on the project and desired size)
- a yarn needle, to weave in loose ends (also called a tapestry needle)
- safety eyes, for patterns with a face
- a stitch marker set
- cotton yarn
- super bulky yarn
|Please note: Whether patterns are free or paid, always do ask the designer whether it is okay to use their pattern when you plan on selling the end result. Patterns may require additional licensing if they are taken beyond personal use.|
Mushroom Crochet Patterns
Starting strong, with these elegant creations by Thoresby Cottage. The detail under the hood is so pretty! These mushrooms have actual gills if that is what those slits might be called.
The one right below is a nice free mushroom crochet pattern, though the website it is on is not as user-friendly as some of the more modern blogs.
After clicking on the pin, you’ll have to follow the link to another page, where you’ll find the pattern. This mushroom crochet pattern is indeed free and not to be confused with the option to purchase a PDF format.
Make a handful of these little crochet mushrooms, designed by Charlotta from in the yarn garden. (That link goes to the pattern page.)
She mentions how she finds making these mushrooms a bit addictive. So that’s why there are so many, and in different colors!
I can see why… At some point, I got really into making crochet hearts. That pull to make just one more is real.
Maybe you have a specific idea in mind for a mushroom that should fit in the palm of a hand. These crochet patterns are for the tiniest mushrooms.
Are you a very visual person? Moving image is your favorite? Then this tiny crocheted mushroom tutorial is just the one:
Look at those tiny little button-nosed shrooms – aren’t they adorable, despite not having faces? I bet you can think of a few brilliant uses for them, too.
So far, I have a key chain, Christmas ornament, and cupcake topper for any kind of woodland-themed gathering, such as a baby shower or a fall wedding, and oh, yes, I also want a bunch of these dangling from my rearview mirror. Please and thank you.
Wait, what? I have to make them myself you say? Right – that’s what the video is for, after all.
Okay, this one is neither a crochet pattern nor is it free. But its sheer beauty made it impossible to ignore!
With that small frill on the stem and those many dots in white yarn against the bright red… So pretty.
So just in case, you can be lured into knitting instead of crocheting (on an intermediate+ level) and enticed to open your wallet, here is the pattern on Ravelry.
Much less time-consuming, yarn-gobbling, and perhaps daunting is this tiny baby version of an agaric mushroom I found on new leaf designs right here.
It’s so tiny the top of the mushroom barely has room for more than a few dots. This could be the perfect project if you’re looking for something fast and reasonably easy.
The pattern is on the blog in Dutch first, but if you scroll down past that you’ll find the English translation as well.
Loving this one, too. It’s got personnality! On the smaller side but still a perfectly-sized mushy with a traditional pointed cap.
Ted the Toadstool looks like a large mushroom but he’s not even that big at roughly 15 cm or 6 inches tall. This crochet pattern you’ll find for free on Stella’s yarn universe.
Nothing prevents you from making one like this with super bulky yarn, though, which would result in a rather giant shroom, by comparison.
This goes for all patterns: scale them up or down by varying yarn weight and the appropriate size crochet hook.
Awww. It’s a baby mushroom! Robyn from Rose & Lily Amigurumi designed this cute mushroom crochet pattern.
Not merely a pattern, this is also a full-blown tutorial with all bells and whistles. Text, explanation, pictures, video, it’s all there.
Many of the crochet patterns on this blog use Hobbii Baby Snuggle yarn but the link is not included, so I’ve done a little research. It looks like such a cozy yarn. Turns out, the brand is Danish. Amazon does not carry it, go figure.
Enter Victor the mushroom, a free crochet pattern by Elisa’s crochet.
It is a beginner-friendly pattern, worked in rounds with single, half double, and double crochet stitches. There are a lot of free crochet patterns on Elisa’s website and they are super-duper cute.
Found another free mushroom pattern there, too. So many different shapes of cap to choose from! For an ad-free pdf version, visit Elisa’s Etsy shop here.
And one more! Elisa loves mushrooms, and everything fall, as per her own writing… These are very pretty too, check them out here. (Pictured below.)
Mushrooms As Something Else
Most of these mushroom crochet patterns are also free. However, while previous patterns are a mushroom for the sake of being a mushroom, the patterns below have an additional purpose.
This sweet mushroom crochet pattern is a little box.
The two-star rating puts it just a notch up from the complete beginner’s level. So that’s still very much beginner-friendly.
If you know only the most basic stitches or are willing to hit the road running and watch a YouTube tutorial or two, this pattern is a great one to start with.
Not quite sure what one would put inside the cavity, other than the tiny crochet mouse seen in the picture. But if I were to make one like this for my daughter, she’d probably have over ten different uses for it.
Holy friggin’ mushroom – it’s a house. A small, cute and cozy mushroom home.
It looks like a fairy house. Both my girls need one of these, so they can build fairy gardens around them!
A nifty keychain and chapstick holder mushroom here. The pattern, an ad-free pdf, is for sale for $1.50. There is a link to the free pattern on the page as well or use this one.
Alternatively, below is another free pattern for a small holder for a lighter or lip balm.
And if you need something a bit more substantial than those dangling tinies, here is a crochet pattern for a mushroom purse with a zipper.
It’s a very extensive tutorial, all free. Lots of detailed photographs showing the separate pieces and how they come together. Check it out here.
Cutie pie crochet has nailed it with this awesome addition to our free mushroom crochet pattern compilation.
Raffaella designed this cute mushroom pot holder.
It is the perfect pattern for a farmhouse-style kitchen! The muted, neutral hues are nice but can you also picture a set in bold, technicolor tones?
Bright colored mushrooms would really stand out against a backdrop of black yarn. So many color variations are possible.
Speaking of variations, this mushroom potholder design is one of many. On the blog, you can find crochet patterns of a few animals, Christmas-themed potholders, and more to expand your collection.
This beautiful garland makes for some awesome fall-themed home decor. Madelaine shares the free pattern on her blog.
The mushroom is a nice project with multiple uses: if not as part of this garland, or as the key chain she initially made it for, why not use one as a crochet mushroom applique?
Mushroom appliques look adorable on kids’ clothes, whether jeans or most other fabrics!
Either way, it’s an easy pattern to start with. If this in one of your first crocheting (ad)ventures, a flat one with a few small dots might just be the perfect choice to get those feet wet.
Crocheting (Quick) Gifts
Almost all of these patterns would make great gifts. However, as a last minute crochet gift, these are my top contenders.
Since we’re talking last-minute gifting with limited time to spare here, we’ll omit anything larger than say a few hours of crocheting.
- The pot holder would likely bring a smile to anyone who loves to (or needs to) cook and/or bake. Give it your personal touch by putting some thought into the choice of colors.
- Mini mushrooms – there are a few on this page – can be gifted as keychains, earrings, pendants, purse embellishments, lucky charms, Christmas or fall ornaments, or even as a fun addition to a plant or a bouquet of flowers.
- The small mushroom box would make a lovely gift around another gift for a mushroom-loving friend. Unwrapping is half the fun, after all. And it can be re-purposed as the recipient sees fit.
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For babies & kids, handmade stuffed animals are the best! Check out this compilation of crochet llama patterns, or these adorable cat crochet patterns.
Hope you enjoyed this crochet mushroom collection.
Especially around Christmas time, a bunch of little mushrooms on a garland can be a wonderful addition. To the Christmas tree, or to a decorative wreath or garland.
The rest of the year, however, if you are a mushroom fan, these small cuties are by no means out of a “job”.
There’s nothing like some pretty red-and-white mushrooms to elevate the vibe of a space or object. They remind us of fairy tales, magical creatures, and woodlands.
Heck, you could even veer away from the classic red and make some in romantic pastels (mushroom-themed nursery, anyone?) or in psychedelic colors. in light of their psilocybin content.
Mushrooms are rather versatile lil’ things, for sure. They won’t easily be pinned down to only one use or occasion.