Monday, July 30, 2012

Mario's Super Mushroom - Free Amigurumi Pattern

Felling a little small today? I have something that might help :)

This pattern was actually a happy accident. I originally wanted to make a drawstring mushroom pouch, but I wasn't exactly pleased with the way it was coming out. Rather than pulling out the stitches and starting over, I decided to continue with the project and make a mushroom amigurumi.

  • Worsted weight acrylic yarn: less than one skein of each color Red - Mushroom top (A), Tan - Mushroom bottom (B), White - Spots (C) 
  • 2 small black safety eyes (When making projects for animals or babies/toddlers, I recommend replacing the eyes with black embroidery floss to lessen the risk of choking) 
  • Suggested hook: H (5mm), or a hook appropriate to the yarn you are using 
  • Blunt yarn needle 
  • fiberfill stuffing 
  • Stitch marker 
  • Pins for holding spots to mushroom while sewing 

 * *          Repeat directions in the asterisks
 ()            Number of stitches in the round
 ch           Chain stitch
 invdec     Invisible decrease
 Rnd         Round
 sc            Single crochet
 sl st         Slip stitch
 st(s)        Stitche(s)

As long as gauge is consistent, it is not important for this pattern. When you have completed the first few rounds of the head, add some stuffing. If it appears that the stitches are too large to hold the stuffing without it being visible, either increase the yarn tension or use a smaller hook. The amigurumi pictured is about 2.75 inches tall.


This pattern is done in the traditional amigurumi spiral. Rounds are continuous and are not joined. For this reason, it is important to use a stitch marker to keep track of the first stitch of each round.

Special Stitches:

Invisible Decrease( invdec)
Magic circle

(I will be working on some tutorials for the above stitches. If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comments sections)


With A, make a magic circle, and ch 1. (ch does not count as a st)

Rnd 1: 6 sc in the ring, pull tight to form the round. (6).
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: *1 sc in first st, 2 sc in next st* (18)
Rnd 4: *1 sc in the first st, 2 sc in the next st, and 1 sc in the following st* (24)
Rnd 5: *2 sc in the first st, and 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts (30)
Rnds 6-9: *1 sc in each st of the rnd* (30)
Rnd 10: *sc in first 3 sts, 1 invdec* (24)
Rnd 11: *1 sc in the first st, 1 invdec, 1 sc in the next st* (18)
Rnd 12:*1 sc, 1 invdec* (12)

Change to B

Rnds 13-14: sc in each st around (12)

Begin stuffing your amigurumi.

Rnd 15-16: sc in each st around (12)

Insert your safety eyes in between the the previous 2 rnds. Place them on the opposite side of the st marker with 1 to 2 sts in between each eye.

Rnd 17-18: sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 19: *1sc, 1 invdec* (8)

Finish stuffing your amigurumi being mindful of the safety eyes.

Rnd 20: 4 invdec (4)

Fasten off leaving a long tail. Using your blunt yarn needle, stitch closed the last four stitches. Tie off and weave any lose yarn ends into the amigurumi.


Make 4

With C, make a magic circle, ch 1.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in the ring, pull tight to form the round. (6).
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)

sl st in the next st and fasten off leaving about a 12 inch tail.

Position your spots into your amigurumi and hold in place with pins. Using your yarn needle, sew the spots to the top of the mushroom. When you have finished, weave away any loose ends.

Now you have the Super Mushroom from Mario!

What will you make grow???


If you email me ( a picture of your Super Mushroom, I will feature it on this blog, as well as both the Nicrochet and Necrochet facebook pages.

I would love any feedback about this pattern that you might offer. If you find any errors, please let me know and I will make corrections.

Also, it is fine to use this pattern to make projects for both sale and personal use.

Please do not sell this pattern as your own. If you would like to share this pattern with a friend, feel free to send them a link to this blog post.

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