Friday, April 26, 2013

I went to the woods...

...and what did I find? 
Little Sylvie's mushrooms all in a line.


They stuck out their heads, they were timid at first.


They stared at me, wondering? 
What could possibly be worse?


They came close together, staring right in my eyes,


Then posed for their pictures, 


like little wise guys.


Enjoy!

Sylvie’s Mushrooms (French: from the forest) ~ Free Pattern

Notions:
Size 6mm eyes

A: WW yarn – Stem color
B: WW yarn – Cap color
Size F hook
Poly-fiberfill stuffing
White felt or alternate color felt
Yarn needle
Fabric glue
Lightweight cardboard (like from a box of soda)


Stem:
With A: Ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 single crochet (sc) in 2nd ch from hook - 6 sc
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around - 12 sc
Rnd 3: * sc in first st, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * - 18 sc
Rnd 4: * sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * - 24 sc
Rnds 5-9:  sc in each sc - 24 sc
Rnd 10: * sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog, repeat from * - 20 sc
Rnds 11-12: sc in each sc - 20 sc
Rnd 13: * sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog, repeat from * - 16 sc
Rnds 14-15: sc in each sc - 16 sc
Rnd 16: 2 sc in each sc around - 32 sc
Rnds 17-18: sc in each sc - 32 sc
Slip stitch into next sc.
Fasten off, leaving a 16 inch tail. (You will use this tail to sew the cap on.)

~ You will need a circle of lightweight cardboard to place inside the bottom of the stem. This will keep the mushroom from falling over.  Cut a 3”x 3” square from the box and set the mushroom stem on top. With a pencil, LIGHTLY trace around the stem and cut INSIDE the line. Place the cardboard down inside the stem and proceed with stuffing the stem firmly.


The Pointy Cap:
With B: Chain 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2:  2 sc in each sc around - 12 sc
Rnd 3: sc in each sc around – 12 sc
Rnd 4: *sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * - 18 sc
Rnd 5: sc in each sc around – 18 sc
Rnd 6: *sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * - 24 sc
Rnd 7: sc in each sc around – 24 sc
Rnd 8: *sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * - 30 sc                                                   
Rnd 9: sc in each sc around – 30 sc
Rnd 10: *sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * - 36 sc
Rnds 11-13: sc in each sc around – 36 sc
Fasten off. Weave in end.


The Tall Cap:
With B: Chain 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2:  2 sc in each sc around - 12 sc
Rnd 3: * sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around - 18 sc
Rnd 4: * sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around - 24 sc
Rnd 5: * sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around – 30 sc.
Rnds 6-19 : sc in each sc around – 30 sc
Rnd 20: * sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around – 36 sts.
Slip st in next sc. Fasten off leaving a long tail. Stuff firmly.

Crochet Polka-Dots:

SMALL (make 4)
With C, ch 2.
Work 6 sc in first ch. 
Slip st in next sc. Fasten off leaving a long tail.

LARGE (make 3)
With D, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around - 12 sts.
Slip st in next sc. Fasten off leaving a long tail.

Finishing:
1. Place eyes on stem just under stem top. Add cheeks by gluing felt on with craft glue or use blush. Embroider mouth with black size 10 crochet thread if desired. Embroider eyelashes if desired. (It is much easier to embroider when cap is not sewed on.

2. Sew mushroom cap to stem using stem long tail. (see pictures below)




3. Do NOT stuff the empty space between the cap and stem. This space between the cap and stem should NOT be filled with stuffing. This space allows the stem to go up into the cap a little making the typical mushroom cap hangover.

4. Sew large and small polka-dots to cap if desired or glue on felt spots.


~ S

9 comments:

  1. These are absolutely darling! I can't wait to try making them, thanks for the pattern!!

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  2. So cute thankyou

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  3. I tried commenting before, but not sure if it went through- my computer was glitching out at the time. Just wanted to tell you these are amazing and I am drooling over them! My fav is the red one- reminds me of Super Mario! Love it!

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  4. SO CUTE! Thanks for the free pattern!!!

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  5. You all are so kind! I'm so happy you like these little guys. Such attitude! =)

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  6. thnxxx for the lovely pattern

    hugs jenneke

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    1. You are most welcome, Jenneke. Glad you stopped by. =)

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  7. A really lovely pattern I am looking forward to hooking this!

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    1. Oh, it is a lovely pattern! I just love these little guys. I hope you enjoy your cuties too.

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