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