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These little guys are well on their way to their new homes...one to Spain.....and the others to the US. In all cases...pretty sure they are off to see better weather than me;( These three are for replacements for the few people who received nothing from their partners in the Mushroom Stuffie swap I ran at Swap-Bot at the end of last year. I actually purchased a pattern to make these but could not get it to work out at all for me......I ended up with a bottom that was too wide for it's top, and a top that was ridiculously tall. After 3 attempts with the pattern...I gave up with no idea why my attempts looked nothing at all like the picture on the pattern.....which sadly was ridiculously adorable. One of these days, when I know more I'll go back to the proper pattern and give it a go again and see if I can figure out where I went wrong. But for now...... I came up with my own pattern.....and here it is. At the end of each round I finished off with a slip stitch into the first stitch of that row and did one single chain before starting into the next. I don't crochet so this was a bit of an epiphany for me as previously I had been crocheting in the spiral....not in the round...if you know what I mean. I was a little perturbed to notice that this 'finishing the round' seems to be implied but not stated in patterns. But as I say....I really don't crochet, so I'm finding these things out as I go. It makes sense that you's need to......but I'm still having a bit of trouble seeing the spot to finish into especially at times when I lose count on a row.
I will apologise in advance if my notation is not as it should be.........and it quite likely is improperly written since I don't really crochet:(..............so here goes nothing. I used worsted weight wool yarn and a 4mm hook.
Cute Little Mushroom Guys
R1 ch2, 6sc in first chain
R2 *2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next * rpt (9)
R3 & R4 sc in each st
R5 2 sc in first st, 1sc in next 2 sc* rpt (12)
R6 sc in each st
R7 *2sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 3 sc* rpt (15)
R8 & R9 sc in each st
R10 *2sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 4 sc* rpt (18)
R11 & R12 sc in each st
R13 *2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 5 sc* rpt (21)
R14 *2sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 6 sc* rpt (24)
R15 *2sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 7 sc* rpt (27)
R16 *2sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 8 sc* rpt (30)
R17 *2sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 4 sc* rpt (36)
R18 -R21 sc in each st (36)
R22 * sc2tog, 1sc in next 4 sc* rpt (30)
R23 *sc2tog, 1 sc in next 3 sc* rpt (24)
R24 *sc2tog, 1sc in next 6 sc* rpt (21)
R1 ch2, 6sc in first chain
R2 2 sc in each sc (12)
R3 *2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next * rpt (18)
R4 *2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc* rpt (24)
R5 *2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 3 sc* rpt (30)
R6-R 13 sc in each st
R 14 * sc2tog, 1 sc in next 3 st* rpt (24)
R15 &R16 sc in each st 24
little decorative dots are made of R1 alone from bottom instructions and larger ones are made of R1 and R2 of the bottom instructions....You get the picture>
Stuff top and bottom pieces with polyester stuffing or wool batting. Stitch top and bottom together with tails from yarn ends. Stitch on embellishments.