Festival season has well and truly arrived. I love this time of year as I get to whip out my hook and yarn and crochet endless amounts of crop tops, headbands and recently this super cute mushroom purse.
I’ve seen so many interpretations of this little bag across Etsy and Instagram but none of them were exactly what I wanted. So what did I do? I took my hook and yarn out and began crocheting a shape (with a lot of trial and error) similar to a mushroom. I am so happy with the way it turned out that I am definitely going to be making this a staple in my festival adventures.
So, you will need weight 4 yarn in red, beige and white and of course a 6mm crochet hook.
Base of mushroom:
With your beige yarn make a magic loop.
Rounds are continuous (ie. no slip stitches at the end of rounds or chains at the beginning).
6 sc into ring (6)
2sc into each stitch around (12).
*1sc into next st, 2sc into the next st, repeat from * around (18).
*1sc into next 2 sts, 2sc into the next, repeat from * around. (24).
*1sc into next 3 sts, 2sc into the next, repeat from * around. (30).
*1sc into next 4 sts, 2sc into the next, repeat from * around. (36).
*1sc into next 5 sts, 2sc into the next, repeat from * around. (42).
Sc around all 42 sts until you have a total of 24 rounds from the beginning.
Slip stitch into the next stitch. Into the same stitch make a chain of about 110. These chains will be the strap of the bag so if you want it longer add more chains here.
In the 2nd ch from hook make a sc and then sc all the way down the length of the chain. When you have completed your last sc, make a slip stitch into the stitch to the left of the original base stitch.
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Stitch the other end of the strap to the bag with your yarn needle.
Top of the mushroom:
With your red yarn make a magic ring.
6sc into middle of ring (6).
2sc into each stitch (12).
*1sc into next st, 2sc into the next (18).
*1sc into next 2 sts, 2sc into the next (24).
*1sc into next 3 sts, 2 sc into the next (30).
*1sc into next 4 sts, 2sc into the next (36).
*1sc into next 5 sts, 2sc into the next (42).
*1sc into next 6 sts, 2sc into the next (48).
Sc all the way around until you have created a further 8-9 rounds. When you have completed your last sc, make a slip stitch into the next stitch to finish off the round. Fasten off and weave in all ends.
For the mushrooms spots make a magic ring with white yarn. Then place 6sc into the middle of the circle.
For the next round place 2sc into each stitch until you have 12 sts. Fasten off and weave in all ends. Make a total of 6 spots and sew them onto the top of the mushroom.
Now all you have to do is pull the strap through the little hole on the top of the mushroom and you are good to go. Perfect for storing your mobile phone, drinks and all sorts of festival goodies.