When I saw Louise was hosting amigurami mushroom workshop I had to join in.
It wasn’t too difficult. What was interesting was winging it, as Louise wrote out a pattern (I’d hidden somewhere) but it was essentially freeform.
We started off crocheting trebles into a magic ring and then create a lip to crochet the stalk upwards.
I can’t remember what we did exactly, but it was a case of crocheting into a front or back loop for the ridge.
As we worked our way up the stalk in double (US single) crochet Louise advised us to put a penny or 5p in the bottom to weigh it down and keep the shape.
Treble trebles formed the gills before it was time to change colour for the top.
I opted to crochet upwards while others opted to make separate mushroom domes.
A separate top gives a dome-like structure started with a magic ring. You gradually increase in double (US single) crochet and when you have the desired dome form continue downwards without increasing.
The key reason for crocheting upwards is I’m rubbish at sewing, so I joined the yarn and decreased to a point.
I rather like the pointed finish.
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If you’re in Worthing, West Sussex on November 10, 2012, visit Louise’s fair Handmade Christmas.