Meet Tidy Little Toadstool, a cute mushroom friend eager to help look after crochet hooks, pencils and pens!
The toadstool is made in two main pieces - the body and the mushroom cap. The cap has 11 spots, each one wide enough to hold a standard pen or pencil, and is joined together as you go (there is a video linked in the pattern for this step). The cap and the body are joined together with a round of crochet, and the small details are sewn on. The body of the mushroom is double-layered, and doesn't need stuffing.
The instructions are written in US crochet terms. There are step-by-step photos detailing how to make the pieces and finish the toy. When made with DK weight yarn (Samples are made in Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK) and 3.0mm hook the finished toadstool will measure about 10cm/4 in tall.
The pattern can be made in a variety of yarn combinations to get a bigger or smaller hook holder.
Tidy Little Toadstool
- make a Magic Ring
- work in a round
- single crochet
- chain stitch
- slip stitch
- treble crochet
- work over a chain
- spike stitch
The pattern can be made in a variety of yarn combinations, using thicker yarns will produce bigger hook holder. The two samples use the following yarns, hooks and eye sizes:
Paintbox Cotton DK, 50g/125m, with 3.5mm hook:
1 ball/50g of white (Paper White 401)
1 ball/25g of red (Red Wine 416)
and small amounts of brown and pink for embrodiery
You will also need some 5mm sew-on button eyes or safety eyes.