Project: Fairy toadstool

Toadstools with red tops and white spots remind Mini Amigurumi (£9.99, www.thegmcgroup.com) author Sara Scales of fairies and magic.

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Fairy toadstool


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Toadstools with red tops and white spots remind Mini Amigurumi (£9.99, www.thegmcgroup.com) author Sara Scales of fairies and magic. Why not create some fairy luck and make this tiny version. It would look great as a pendant or a bracelet charm.


Finished size

Approx. ¾ x ½in (2 x 1.5cm)


Materials

Anchor Pearl Cotton No 8, 100% cotton (89yd/81m per 10g ball)

1 x 10g ball of 46 red (A)

1 x 10g ball of 1011 beige (B)

1.00mm (UK4:US10) crochet hook

Toy stuffing

Large sewing needle

Approx. 9 white seed beads

White sewing or embroidery cotton

Beading needle

 

 

Top

Round 1: Using A, create a slip knot, ch 2.

Round 2: 6 dc into first ch.

Round 3: 2 dc into each dc (12 sts).

Round 4: 2 dc into each dc (24 sts).

Round 5: Dc around.

Round 6: (Dc in next 2 dc, dc2inc), rep 8 times (32 sts).

Rounds 7–8: Dc around.

Round 9: (Dc in next 2 dc, dc2tog), rep 8 times (24 sts).

Round 10: Dc2tog around until a small hole is left.

Stuff item.

Continue to dc2tog until the hole is closed.

Fasten off.

Break yarn, leaving approximately a 6in (15cm) tail.

Thread the yarn tail through a large sewing needle. Close any gap left at the top then thread the remainder through the body of the top, and trim.

 

Stem

Round 1: Using B, create a slip knot, ch 2.

Round 2: 6 dc into first ch.

Round 3: 2 dc into each dc (12 sts).

Round 4: (1 dc in next dc, dc2inc), rep 6 times (18 sts).

Rounds 5–6: Dc around.

Round 7: (1 dc in next dc, dc2tog), rep 6 times (12 sts).

Rounds 8–9: Dc around.

Fasten off.

Break yarn, leaving approximately a 6in (15cm) tail.


Making up

Lightly stuff the base. Using the yarn tails attached to the separate pieces, stitch the toadstool together with mattress stitch (see page 140). Using the sewing cotton, stitch the white seed beads to the top (see page 142). Push any remaining yarn tails through the body, and trim.


 Tip

If you intend to make this item into a pendant (see page 147) then remember not to stitch beads onto the centre of the top.

 

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  • Date 10th April 2017
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    6th May 2017 at 7:28 pm · Reply

    Keep on writing, great job!

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