I’m going to be an aunt! I’m going to be an aunt! These are very exciting times for me, and, I’m sure, Holli and her husband. Holli immediately declared that she wanted a woodland creature theme for the nursery, so the first thing I did was make one of these mushroom rattles. (My second baby rattle pattern). They’re so cute!

What you’ll need:

G Hook

Red and Natural, cream, or off white worsted weight yarn (Not much of either, whatever you have in your stash should suffice!)

Rattle noisemakers


stitch markers


sc=single crochet

scdec=single crochet decrease

BLO=back loops only

FLO-front loops only

This pattern is worked in the round. You will not join after each round, but will continue in the first stitch of the last round. Use stitch markers to mark your rounds.

Time it takes for this project: It’s a quick one! You can finish in 1-2 episodes of Veep.


With red yarn, make a loop, ch 1

Round 1: 6 sc (do not join)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st (12)

Round 3: 2 sc in 1st st, 1 in next. Repeat around (18)

Round 4: 2 sc in 1st st, 1 in next 2. Repeat around (24)

Round 5: 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next 3 (30)

Round 6: 2 sc in 1st st, 1 in next 4 (36)

Round 7-8: sc in each st around (36)

Fasten off red.

Before I move on with the stem, I make the spots and sew them on before stuffing and closing

Spots: (make as many or as few as you like)

With natural yarn

sc 6 in loop, join, leave long tail to sew on

sc 4 in loop, join

sc 8 in loop, join

Sew spots onto the red mushroom cap, stuff with poly-fil and rattle.

Now join natural yarn to your red mushroom capMushroom baby rattle crochet pattern

Round 7: scdec in 1st two st, sc in next stitch around

Round 8: In BLO, scdec, sc around

Repeat until you have 10 sc


Round 1: in FLO, sc around (10)

Round 2: sc around (10)

When the stem is the length you want, scdec until close, fasten off.