This little crochet toadstool Christmas ornament is a free pattern and is a great gift idea or home decor idea to bring a little charm toy your holiday tree. Featuring a video tutorial and easy basic crochet stitches this pattern is beginner friendly and will work up fast. And you only need tiny amounts of red and white leftover yarn from your stash that you are likely to have at home already which makes things even simpler.
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I used small amounts of King Cole Pricewise DK. I like it for this project because it doesn’t feel too floppy, it’s matt and not too slippery which I think is great for holding the 3D shape a little better.
This little fairy toadstool is a smaller version of the bigger red fairy mushroom and has all the same components: the cap, the gills, the tiny skirt, the stem and the volva. There is a tiny space for stuffing in the cap if you like too. Pictured are mushrooms with no stuffing.
The stitches used in this project are basic crochet stitches: single crochet, double crochet, double crochet back loop only, front post double crochet and back post double crochet.
I hope that this video tutorial will help you if you have any struggles with this pattern.
VIDEO: Crochet Christmas Decorations: Mini Toadstool
Mini Crochet Toadstool Christmas Ornament: Free Pattern
This little crochet toadstool Christmas ornament is a free pattern and is a great gift idea or home decor idea to bring a little charm to your holiday tree. Featuring a video tutorial and easy basic crochet stitches this pattern is beginner friendly and will work up fast. And you only need tiny amounts of red and white leftover yarn from your stash that you are likely to have at home already which makes things even simpler.
The toadstool is approx 2.2″ tall, the cap is about 2″ in diameter and the hanging loop is about 2″.
- Project difficulty: Easy
- Beginner friendly, because this pattern uses basic crochet stitches
- No sewing, no stuffing needed, don’t need to make separate white dots to sew on the mushroom cap. You can still add stuffing if you like
- You need small amounts of yarn, which is great for using up leftovers
- The numbers at the end of the rounds are stitch counts.
- To change color between rounds the easiest way, do not break yarn but simply pull up the new color with the last time you yarn over and pull through in your last stitch (see video if you’re unsure).
- The idea for joining the cap and the stem this way came from my favorite granny square joining method. For more details see my photo tutorial for how to join granny squares as you go.
- King Cole Pricewise DK (3 / light, 320 yards / 290 m, 3.5 oz / 100 g), less than 5 g of each color per mushroom in Red and White
- Size H / 5 mm crochet hook
- Ribbon, approx 8″ per toadstool
Abbreviations (US Terms)
- blo: back loop only
- BPdc: back post double crochet
- ch: chain
- dc: double crochet
- FPdc: front post double crochet
- rep: repeat
- sl: slip
- sliding loop: magic loop, magic circle, adjustable loop, magic ring, adjustable ring, drawstring ring
- st: stitch
- Make the cap and attach the ribbon loop before you close the magic ring.
- Make the stem and seamlessly join as you go with the cap in the last round.
The pattern is broken into the Cap and the Stem.
First let’s make a hanging loop by folding the ribbon into half and tieing it on one end.
Grab your White yarn.
Begin with sliding loop.
Before closing the sliding loop when you finish Rnd1, pull your ribbon loop through so that the knot is on the inside of the cap and tighten the magic ring to secure the ribbon loop into place.
Rnd1 (White) Ch 3 (counts as dc), 15 dc in ring, sl st to top of ch-3. (16 dc)
Rnd2 (Red) Ch 2 (doesn’t count as st), *FPdc around post directly below, BPdc around next post; rep from * around, join with sl st to first FPdc, fasten off. (16 = 8 FPdc + 8 BPdc)
Begin with sliding loop.
Rnd1 (White) Ch 2 (counts as sc), 7 sc in ring, sl st to top of ch-2. (8 sc)
Rnd2 (Red) Rep Rnd2 from Cap. (8 = 4 FPdc + 4 BPdc)
Rnd3 (White) Ch 3 (counts as dc-blo), *dc-blo in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of ch-3. (8 dc-blo)
Rnd4 (White) Ch 2 (doesn’t count as st), BPdc around post directly below, *BPdc around next post; rep from * around, join with sl st to first BPdc. (8 BPdc)
For the next round the ch-2 we made in the last round of the Cap doesn’t count as a post.
Rnd5 (White) Ch 3 (counts as dc-blo), remove hook from loop, insert hook front to back through any gap between 2 posts in the last round of the Cap, pull up the loose loop and ch 1, dc-blo in same st, *remove hook and insert it front to back through the next gap, pull up the loose loop and ch 1, dc-blo in the next st, remove hook and insert it front to back through the next gap, pull up the loose loop and ch 1, dc-blo in the same st ; rep from * around, ending your last rep with ch 1, join with sl st to top of ch-3, fasten off. (16 dc-blo)
Hide the yarn tail inside the toadstool. And you’re done!
If you skip adding the ribbon, you can use this little woodland mushroom in your fall crochet table decor displays along the leaves, acorns, pinecones and crochet woodland creatures as an example.
Or if you’re looking for more tiny Christmas decoration ideas, check out this list of 10 free Christmas tree crochet patterns that are also 3D by Crochet Treasures to match your little toadstool with. Or why not try these 15 Easy Crochet Christmas Ornaments That’ll Cozy up Your Tree by Country Living for more ideas.
You can complete this fairy toadstool family decoration set with the big brother of this mini mushroom, the easy crochet fairy toadstool.
And you might want to try my matching Nordic Style mini crochet bauble.
I hope you enjoyed this free pattern for my easy crochet toadstool Christmas ornament.
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