Crochet mushrooms are having a major moment. And with the right pattern and yarn, you can create a charming collection of fungi-themed designs for yourself and your home. In this article, I’m gathering some of my favorite free crochet mushroom patterns that are sure to inspire your next project. Let’s get started!
Crochet Mushroom Patterns
Mushrooms are so trendy right now! I don’t know about you, but I’m seeing fun mushroom designs everywhere.
So in this post, we’ve rounded up the best free crochet mushroom patterns to inspire your next creation. From mushroom amigurumi to purses to earrings, this collection of free crochet mushroom patterns will give you dozens of ideas.
What do you want to make first? Here’s a quick overview of the mushroom projects that you’ll find in this list:
Mushroom amigurumi and gnomes
Purses, tote bags, and key covers
Appliques and granny squares
Pencil toppers (an easy gift or a fun desk accessory!)
Earrings and hats (talk about a statement piece!)
Pillows and throw blankets
Coasters and potholders
Crocheted mushroom projects are fun to make for yourself, give to a friend or family member, or bring to a craft show.
Are crochet mushrooms a good project for beginners?
Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced crocheter, there is a mushroom project out there for you!
For mushroom amigurumi and home decor projects, cotton and acrylic yarn are good choices. Cotton tends to be more durable and has excellent stitch definition. On the other hand, acrylic is widely available and very economical.
It’s a great idea to read through your pattern thoroughly before getting started to make sure you understand all of the necessary techniques. If not, take a few minutes to learn how to do each of the stitches before jumping into your pattern.
Here are some of the most popular techniques used in crochet mushroom patterns, with instructions and tutorials to help you along!
This cute, woodland mushroom pattern is made with the chain stitch, magic circle, slip stitch, single crochet, single crochet increase, and single crochet decrease. It measures about 5” wide and is ideal for the advanced beginner. Don’t forget to check out the variations and finishing touches at the end of the pattern!
This amigurumi crochet mushroom pattern is super plush and squishy - perfect for cuddling! It measures around 26.5” tall with the suggested yarn, but you can always adjust your yarn weight if you prefer a smaller amigurumi project. This mushroom is worked in flat rows and then joined together.
This plush and adorable purse is great for holding your most needed items. It includes a zipper and lining and features some techniques that are a bit complex, making this a great pattern for intermediates.
This heart-shaped mushroom applique is made of two crochet pieces (the cap and the stem) that are sewn together. This project would be so cute for decorating a child’s clothing, backpack, or blanket, or for using as a decorative garland. This quick project is available in two sizes.
This whimsical, woodland mushroom pattern has two different cap style choices - a pointed cap and a flatter cap. You could use this lovely pattern as an ornament or a shelf decoration. It’s worked primarily in continuous rounds.
Get ready for the school year with these fun pencil toppers! These would be great to make to help your kids enjoy writing or to give as classmate or teacher gifts. They work up quickly and use just a small amount of yarn.
Dress up and show your style with these unique, mushroom crocheted earrings! To make this pattern, you’ll need some crochet thread, jump rings, metal french hooks, and jewelry pliers. The mushrooms measure about 2.5” tall when finished.
Decorate with these squishy and adorable toadstool pillows! This crochet mushroom pillow pattern is available in two sizes - one measures about 27 cm tall, and the other about 35 cm. You’ll need to be able to chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, increase, and decrease in order to make this pattern.
These 80’s and 90’s-themed coasters will take you back! This is an intermediate-level pattern and such a fun way to bring mushrooms into your home! Make a set of these coasters for yourself, give them to a mushroom-loving friend, or sell them at your next craft show!
This crocheted mushroom potholder would be so cute for sprucing up a cozy cabin or a vintage kitchen. The crocheted hook on top makes it easy to hang up for decor when you’re not using it to serve your favorite dish. It’s easy to make and would also be perfect for a gift!
Decorate with these mushroom Christmas ornaments, or tie them on a package as a cute gift accessory! This is an easy pattern that’s perfect for using up scrap yarn. Try making them with traditional mushroom colors, or change it up with brighter shades!
Mushroom fans will love this cute and fanciful crocheted mushroom throw blanket. It’s made using the C2C (corner to corner) technique and measures approximately 53” x 60”. The pattern offers a crochet graph and is a good project for intermediates.
This intermediate-level crochet mushroom plush pattern is so soft and cuddly! This mushroom friend would be so cute for decorating a child’s bedroom or a playroom. Using super bulky Bernat Blanket Yarn, it works up quickly and measures about 16.5” tall.
This easy, cottage-core mushroom pattern features three different sizes to choose from. Or, make them all and decorate with a multi-sized mushroom family! For each pattern, you’ll need to make the stem, cap, and spots, and then assemble.
These cute mushrooms would be perfect for a fall table centerpiece. When finished, the mushrooms in this set measure about 4” and 4.5” tall. This beginner pattern would be great to keep for your own home or give away.
Designer: Elisa’s Crochet
Yarn weight: Worsted
Suggested yarn: Babytoly Medium Weight Cotton Yarn
This stash-buster project is the perfect way to make a whole collection of little mushrooms! There are two cap designs available with the pattern. Mix up the colors and adjust your yarn size to make a unique collection of different crocheted mushrooms!
‘Tis the season for Christmas ornaments! Okay, even if it’s not, it’s never a bad time of year to create a quick project to throw in your Christmas decor stash. This pattern is quick to make and is worked mostly in the round.
Keep your keys safe in style with this smiley mushroom key cover! This easy pattern features lots of pictures as well as video tutorials. Don’t forget to grab a keyring hoop, eyes, and embroidery thread with your yarn!
There are so many ways to customize this mushroom gnome! Change the color of his body, hat, skin, or beard, or follow the instructions to add braids and make a female gnome. The finished project measures about 6” tall.
Granny squares plus mushrooms equals anything you want! Granny squares are addicting to make, and these mushrooms make them even more fun. You could use these as coasters or potholders (though you may want to add an extra layer for use with hot items), or piece them together to make a bag or blanket.
After being exposed to light, the yarn used in this pattern actually glows! Flip the switch and watch your magical mushroom light up. This mushroom measures approximately 9.5” and is best for intermediate crocheters.
This mushroom beret is the perfect way to cap your head. It’s worked in the round and also includes a TikTok video tutorial. The instructions will walk you through how to make your hat small, medium, or large.
This farmhouse-inspired potholder will have you contemplating the beauty of nature every time you’re in the kitchen. It looks best in two contrasting colors. The author chose neutral tones, but you can change it up however you like to match your kitchen!
This cottage-core pattern is explained in a video tutorial, but written instructions are linked as well. The basic parts of this pattern are the hat, the spots, and the gills. It’s a good project for advanced beginners or intermediate crocheters.
This colorwork hat is so cozy - perfect for fall! It’s worked from the bottom up. If you haven’t tried colorwork before, this pattern has a video tutorial and would be a great project to get started with in learning this new technique!
Designer: Briana K Designs
Yarn weight: DK
Suggested yarn: WeCrochet Swish DK
Tips for Crocheting Mushrooms
Check out these tips for making your crochet mushroom pattern the best it can be!
Follow amigurumi tips and tricks.
If you’re crocheting a mushroom amigurumi project, here are some of our best tips:
First, consider using a smaller hook size than you would typically use. A smaller hook creates a tighter fabric that prevents the stuffing from falling out through your stitches.
Next, stuff your project as you go. This allows you to use just the right amount of stuffing. If you overfill, your project will be too stiff — however, underfilling leads to floppy amigurumi.
Lastly, keep your tension even as you work through your project. Don’t be afraid to take a break and give your hands a rest if you need to!
Customize your mushroom pattern.
Customization is where the magic happens. Choose your ideal color combinations, add embellishments like beads, and embroidered detail to give your project a unique touch.
Bring your amigurumi mushroom to life.
To make your mushroom project even more fun, bring it to life with a smiling face! Use safety eyes (for older children or adults) or embroidered features to add eyes, a mouth, and other facial features. Remember that safety eyes can be a choking hazard for children under age 3. For small children, opt for embroidered eyes instead.
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