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.
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You need bigger yarn so Doble the size yarn double the size needle
Such a great pattern! I and so much fun making this! Thank you for sharing!
Can you get this pattern to print out anywhere?
Hi I figured out how to do it. Thank you so much!!!! Nowadays everybody charges for everything. It is very kind of you to put the pattern out there for us all to use at no charge. I made one for myself and brought it to church and now it have to make 6 more!! Which is absolutely my pleasure thanks again!
Where do you put your things in the mushroom. I am so confused.
If I’m understanding correctly, the strap is attached to the stump – and the mushroom cap slides over the strap, to cover all your stuff inside the stump (think of the mushroom cap like a cup lid over a drink with a straw)🍄
do u do anything to the inside ? like put fabric or anything? thank u so much
I put some wire inside to make it a little sturdier
Hi! How do you make the hole on the top part big enough for the straps to fit through?
You put things in the “stem” of the mushroom. The “cap” slides upward from it on the chain.
I don’t understand the mashroom top at all the patterns for it
I used 2 stands of yarn and an L hook.I Love it.Thanku
I loved making this. Where would I find the top in the picture?
I used chunky yarn And a k Hook to make it stiffer. And for the last row on the top And the stump I used wire. This kept The shape well.
Hi is there a video of the mushroom bag being made?