Super Mario 1-Up (and Big-Up) Mushroom


I made these for my 6 year old nephew who is a Super Mario fanatic! I think I officially earned my Favourite-Auntie title!! They're stinkin' cute and a breeze to make. I you have a Mario fan in the household, they'll love you for it, promise!





Materials:

  • White, Spring Green (for 1-Up) or Hot Red (for Big-Up) yarn. I used RedHeart Super Saver

  • Scrap white and black yarn for eyes

  • 5.5mm crochet hook

  • Toy stuffing (polyfill)

  • Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:Rnd: round st: stitch sc: single crochet inc: increase (crochet twice in same stitch) dec: decrease (crochet two stitches together)

Notes:

This work is all made in joined rounds.

Pattern:

Mushroom:

Start with the main color choosen for the mushroom.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6) Rnd 2: inc in each sc around (12) Rnd 3: sc in next sc, inc in next sc around (18) Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sc, inc in next sc around (24) Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sc, inc in next sc around (30) Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sc, inc in next sc around (36) Rnd 7: sc in next 5 sc, inc in next sc around (42) Rnd 8: sc in next 7 sc, inc in next sc around (48) Rnd 9: sc in next 8 sc, inc in next sc around (54) Rnd 10: sc in next 9 sc, inc in next sc around (60) Rnd 11: sc in each sc around (60) Rnd 12: sc in next 10 sc, inc in next sc around (66) Rnd 13: sc in next 11 sc, inc in next sc around (72) Rnd 13-17: sc in each sc around (72) Rnd 18: sc in next 10 sc, dec over next 2 sc (66) Rnd 19: sc in each sc around (66) Rnd 20: sc in next 9 sc, dec over next 2 sc (60) Rnd 21: sc in next 8 sc, dec over next 2 sc (54) Rnd 22: sc in next 7 sc, dec over next 2 sc (48) Rnd 23: sc in next 6 sc, dec over next 2 sc (42) Rnd 24: sc in next 5 sc, dec over next 2 sc (36)

• Change for white yarn

Rnd 25: working on BACK LOOPS only for this round, sc in next 5 sc, in in next sc around (36) Rnd 26-28: sc in each sc around (36)

• Begin stuffing the mushroom and continue stuffing as you progress.

Rnd 29: sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (30) Rnd 30: working on BACK LOOPS only for this round, sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (24) Rnd 31: sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc (18) Rnd 32: sc in next sc, dec over next 2 sc (12) Rnd 33: dec over next two sc around around (6) Fasten off, weave tail through final stitches to close the hole and hide the rest inside the mushroom.

Spots (make 5)

• With white yarn

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6) Rnd 2: inc in each sc around (12) Rnd 3: sc in next sc, inc in next sc around (18) Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sc, inc in next sc around (24) Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sc, inc in next sc around (30) Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sc, inc in next sc around (36) Fasten Off, leave a long tail for sew.

• Sew four spots to mushroom between rnds 12 and 23. Then sew one on the top. Eyes (make 2):

With black yarn

Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook to end. Bind off.


Sew eyes directly below and centred to one of the white spots.


Use tapestry needle to add a white sparkle to the eye.


Enjoy!