How To Crochet A Mushroom

Crocheting mushrooms is a delightful and creative way to add a touch of whimsy to your crafting projects. As an avid crocheter myself, I’ve found that making these charming little fungi can be both relaxing and rewarding. In this guide, I’ll share my personal tips and techniques for crocheting a delightful mushroom that you can use for decorations, adornments, or even as part of a larger crochet project.

Gathering Materials

Before getting started, it’s essential to gather the necessary materials. For this project, you’ll need:

  • Worsted weight yarn in mushroom color (typically white or beige)
  • Crochet hook appropriate for your yarn weight
  • Stuffing material such as fiberfill or yarn scraps
  • Scissors
  • yarn needle

Creating the Mushroom Cap

To begin, I like to create the mushroom cap. I start by crocheting a magic circle and then crocheting several rounds of increases to form a flat circle. I then transition to crocheting even rounds to create the desired size of the cap. Once the cap is the right size, I fasten off the yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing the cap to the stem.

Crocheting the Stem

With the mushroom cap completed, it’s time to crochet the stem. Using the same yarn color, I begin by crocheting a chain of stitches, then work single crochet rounds to form the cylindrical shape of the stem. I continue to crochet until the stem is the desired height, then fasten off the yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Assembling the Mushroom

Now comes the exciting part – assembling the mushroom! Using the long yarn tails left from the cap and stem, I carefully sew the two pieces together, ensuring that the cap is centered on top of the stem. Before completely sewing closed, I stuff the mushroom with the chosen stuffing material, giving it a plump, three-dimensional shape.

Finishing Touches

After the mushroom is assembled and stuffed, I use the yarn needle to weave in any remaining yarn tails and secure them inside the mushroom. This ensures a neat and professional finish. Finally, I can add any decorative elements, such as embroidered spots on the cap or a small crocheted leaf attached to the stem.


Crocheting a mushroom is a delightful and customizable project that allows for creativity and personalization. Whether you’re an experienced crocheter or just starting, crafting these whimsical mushrooms can bring a touch of magic to your creations. I hope this guide inspires you to pick up your crochet hook and give it a try!