Cute little mushroom knitting pattern

Regular readers will know, I just love knitting itsy bitsy little things. Mushrooms are one of my favorites (here are some Chanterelles, a Porcini and here a Fly Agaric). Some of these patterns I posted on my Instagram page are awfully complicated. That’s why I decided to upload a much simpler little mushroom today.

three knitted mushrooms lined up on a fake meadow made of wool rovings

All you have to do is subscribe to my newsletter, confirm your subscription and my website will send the full pdf, 6 pages with step by step written instructions, over to you. Here’s the signup form:

three mushrooms in a fake forest near a cardboard tree stump

The story behind this mushroom knitting pattern

Originally these mushrooms were a little birthday present for my father. We went to Venice and saw these handblown glass mushrooms, but the shop was closed every time we passed by. He was quite sad and really seemed to want them. I tried to shop them online, but couldn’t find a way. So, I did what I do best: knitting. You can’t imagine how surprised he was when he saw them.

I have knitted quite a couple of them ever since because they look just amazing under a little cloche on my windowsill. Actually, everyone that sees them asks me where I got these because they are just so cute.

another picture of the mushrooms on a meadow

They are not all that hard to knit, but you need to know how to knit in the round with double-pointed needles. They are also quite a bit fiddly because I knit them with 2 mm needles (size 0). There is one round where you increase from 16 stitches to 96, but other than that, the pattern is easily accessible for intermediate knitters.

You’ll find detailed step-by-step (video) instructions for all the techniques used in this pattern here on my blog (and I linked everything in the pattern). So, I hope this pattern is as accessible as it gets. It’s perfectly for suitable for intermediate knitters and onwards. Also, you can knit them with bigger needles as a start as well.

a close-up of a single mushroom in a little grove

Anyways, here is the download form once again for your convenience.

I hope you enjoy this cute little mushroom pattern. Feel free to comment with your questions.

A cute little mushroom knitting pattern

29 thoughts on “Cute little mushroom knitting pattern”

  1. Oh my! These are way too cute! Not sure I can knit them. Never knitted with 2.00 mm nerdles, but I’ll give it a try… thank you for the free pattern. Lara

  2. My husband is hunting mushrooms like a madman this summer. Not to be judgmental, he probably thinks the same when he sees me knitting, lol. Iโ€™ll knit some of these for his upcoming bday. Thx for the inspiration!

    • Hey Debby,

      I am not sure of the problem here. I mean, you get a pdf and you can click on print, no? Can you be a little bit more specific?

    • Hey Eleanor,

      sorry, was on vacation for a couple of days. I will include it in the next regular newsletter as well ๐Ÿ™‚
      So, if you can bear to wait 2 more days, you should get it right to your inbox!

  3. Like Eleanor, I don’t see a place to download the pattern if you are already a subscriber, which I am. How do I get the pattern?


    • If you already are a subscriber, then you should have gotten the pattern with my last newsletter. So kindly check your inbox again. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. The first mushroom was a little wonky. Still it looked good. I have since made 2 more. Your pattern is easy to follow. Thanks.

    • Hey Betty,

      great to hear from you and glad you like my pattern so much you are doing 2 more. And yeah, my first tries looked a bit off as well. But practice makes the master!

  5. Hi Norman,
    I am in love with all of your mushrooms! The picture on Instagram shows many different kinds. I have two of the patterns but would love to get the rest. How do I do that? Are you going to publish a book with them in it? If so, I would love to get one.
    Greetings from Michigan.

    • Hey Judy,

      you already have all the patterns I wrote. I might publish further mushroom patterns in the future, but for now there are no patterns available. It takes a lot of time to compile them and I want to focus on different things for the moment. But since you are subscribed to my newsletter, I shall keep you updated through that channel ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. H, I had stored your patterns on my old computer, which recently bit the dust…I had tried to download your mushroom and pumpkin pattern but I can’t seem to open them. Can you help me with this?
    Also, thank you for the great video comparing the different interchangeable sets. I am going to buy myself a Christmas gift and your review really helped.

  7. Hello Norman,
    Thank you for the mushroom pattern! I have already made 6 and plan to embellish them with beads etc and use them as Christmas tree ornaments. Very easy pattern and easy to make many variations. A very Happy New Year to you.

  8. Thank you for your funny pattern! I received it after subscribing to your newsletter and itโ€™s working out fine! Iโ€™m still a beginner/intermediate knitter but. -for now- Iโ€™ve been able to follow the instructions! Thank you again! โ€” Marina from Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

    • Hey Marina,

      happy to hear that. but just in case – if you run into any problems, this is the place where you can freely ask them!

    • Hey Kristen. Thank you for asking. Yes, you can sell finished products based on my patterns as long as you credit my site, you are not doing large-scale commercial activity, and you don’t create/sell copies of my pattern itself.

  9. Loved knitting these! I did both versions (one with and without an overhang) and as a relatively new knitter they were just challenging enough. I used some worsted weight scrap yarn so my mushrooms are pretty big but still very cute. Thanks for the great pattern and easy to follow video Norman!

  10. I still seem to get ladders when knitting in the round, with dp needles. I tighten the second stitch, but it seems like I get a ladder between the first and second stitch. Help please.

  11. Extraordinary knitting! Awe and admiration! I would so love to knit the adorable mushrooms, but I just can’t do DPN’s, especially small! We would love a knit-flat mushroom! ๐Ÿ„


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