FREE Toadstool Knitting Pattern

free toadstool knitting pattern

Enjoy this lovely toadstool pattern. It can be made with any odds and ends that you have left and a little bit of toy stuffing.

Abbreviations : k – knit, p – purl, st – stitch, st-st – stocking stitch (k1row, p1row), tog – together, inc—increase by knit-ting into the front and back of the stitch.

Toadstool—Make 1
At the bottom of the stem, cast on 12 sts
Purl 1 row
Next: inc knit wise into every stitch (24 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 13 rows
Next: (k1, k2tog) to end (16 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 5 rows
Change to the colour for the top of the toadstool
Next: (inc1, inc1, k1) to last stitch, k1 (26 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k1, inc1, inc1) to last 2 sts, k2 (42 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 13 rows
Next: (k2, k2tog) to last 2 sts, k2 (32 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 3 rows
Next: (k1, k2tog) to last 2 sts, k2 (22 sts)Starting with a purl row, st-st 3 rows
Next: k2tog to end (11 sts)
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight

Sew down the row ends of the toadstool and stuff carefully to get the correct shape. Gather the cast on stitches at the bot-tom and make the base of the toadstool as flat as possible so it will stand. Optionally add a small sealed bag of rice or sand at the bottom of the stem to weigh it down.

Door and Window—Make 1 each
Cast on 5 sts
Next: k1, p1, k1, p1, k1 Complete this row 7 times for door and 4 times for window. Cast off in pattern.

Sew the door to the front of the toadstool at the bottom of the stem. Sew the window higher and to the right of the door.

Spots—Make 4
Cast on cast on 7 sts
Purl 1 row
Next: increase into every stitch (14 sts)
Starting with a purl row, stocking stitch 3 rows
Next: k2tog to end (7 sts)
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight

Sew down the row ends, then fold flat with the bound off stitches in the centre front. Sew spots randomly to the top of the toadstool.

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