When I think of fall, I always think of Toadstool Mushrooms. They’re so interesting to look at with their deep red color and bright white spots. Normally we think of changing leaf colors, chilly nights and pumpkins, but I think this C2C Crochet Toadstool Mushroom Free Pattern is a fun take on autumn.
Inspiration and Design for this C2C Crochet Toadstool Mushroom Pattern
When Claire of E’Claire Makery invited us to design squares for her Harvest C2C Blanket CAL, I knew I wanted to do something a little different than what might be considered normal for fall.
We were asked to design C2C squares with the theme of fall and autumn in mind. Thinking beyond the leaves changing color, pumpkins and such, I decided on a toadstool mushroom.
These mushrooms typically grow in the autumn months so it was a perfect choice. With it’s red hues and bright white spots, it is a fantastic representation of autumn.
Though, as fantastic as they are to look at, they are poisonous. So don’t eat these little cuties if you come across them in the wild!
The Harvest C2C Blanket CAL
Claire of E’Clare Makery is hosting this amazing blanket CAL that runs from October 27, 2022 to November 23, 2022. 7 designers, including Claire, teamed up to design 25 x 25 corner to corner squares to create a “Harvest” or fall themed afghan. There are 12 total squares that, when seamed together, create a beautiful blanket with an autumn theme.
The best part is you can join the CAL at any time so if you’re just learning about it through my square, you can still join!
You can find all the details or where the CAL is taking place, including all of the square patterns (if they’ve been released so far) on the main CAL blog post. You can use the free square graphs the designers have posted on their blogs or you can purchase the incredible eBook which has all 12 squares in one place and helps support the designers who help make events like this one for crocheters like you possible.
Use the “Go to the Round-Up Post” button below to head to the main page and find all the details!
If you’d rather have all 12 squares at once, you can grab the eBook! The eBook for this CAL includes all 12 squares as well as written instructions and tutorials for the C2C technique.
Want to purchase the eBook? You can do that by clicking the button below!
Where to Get this C2C Crochet Toadstool Mushroom Pattern Graph
The graph of this C2C Crochet Toadstool Mushroom is free in this blog post. Scroll down to view the free version.
However, if you are here for the Harvest C2C Blanket CAL, you can download the graph and written instructions for free on November 11, 2022!
All you have to do is click the “CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN” button below. This will open a PDF of the graph in a new window for you. Once the page has loaded, download the graph. Easy peasy!
Please note: This event assumes you know the C2C technique and/or links you to tutorials that E’Claire Makery has put together. This PDF pattern does not include photo tutorials or tutorials on how to work this technique. This pattern includes: The graph, C2C written instructions and the written instructions in color block form.
Below, in the details for this pattern, I have included links to tutorials for the C2C technique, if you need them.
Tools and Notions
To crochet this corner to corner square, you’ll of course need a crochet hook! I used my favorite 5mm Furls Crochet Hook.
Throughout the CAL you may see different designers using different hooks for their squares. Each designer chose a hook that felt best to them. You will want to choose one hook and stick with that size throughout all of the squares.
Each designers specific tension and hook choice will not matter in terms of gauge, as they are all created using the same method and number of blocks. This means YOUR chosen hook size and tension will be perfect for all the squares.
You will also want to have some yarn bobbins. I use these bobbins from We Crochet. They’re super sturdy and make working with several colors so much easier!
You will also need a tapestry needle to weave in your ends and some stitch markers, just in case!
What about Gauge?
Guess what? For this C2C Crochet Toadstool Mushroom Pattern, YOUR gauge is what matters. Yep, I said it!
I would recommend testing out your yarn with a couple different hook sizes to see which creates the C2C stitch work the way that you feel looks best. Then, once you’ve done so, go ahead with that hook for all of your squares!
For reference, with my tension, a 5mm hook and using Caron Simply Soft, my square ended up being approximately 13 inches x 13 inches unblocked and without a border.
Wondering what gauge is and why tension matters? Learn all about it in my Gauge Master Post.
- This pattern is a C2C (corner to corner) graph. This is a stitch/construction technique that builds a square or rectangle starting from the corner, and builds off of itself in blocks.
- If you’re brand new to C2C, I highly recommend checking out this beginners tutorial by Marly Bird on Youtube.
- In this tutorial, she shows you how to C2C using half double crochets, which is what we’ve used in our blocks. She does use a chain 3 to begin each square. We used a chain 2.
- This pattern assumes you know how to work this technique as well as how to read a graph. There are no written instructions on this free pattern. If you’d like a version of the pattern that has written instructions AND the date has passed November 11, 2022, I recommend grabbing the eBook which has this design and 11 other crochet square designs.
- To increase, chain 5. Work 1 half double crochet in the 3rd chain from the hook and 1 half double crochet in the remaining 2 chains.
- To begin a new square in the row, chain 2 then work 3 half double crochets in the chain 2 from the block below.
Materials & Tools for this C2C Crochet Toadstool Mushroom Pattern Graph
- Use any medium (4) worsted weight yarn you prefer.
- I used Caron Simply Soft because I loved the colors.
- You will need approximately:
- White – 15 grams / 28 yards
- Red – 30 grams / 56 yards
- Tan – 80 grams/ 148 yards
- You can probably even use scrap yarn or yarn that you have left over from the other CAL squares!
Your yarn usage may be different depending on your tension, whether or not you carry yarn and for how long, how long your ends are when you trim your yarn, etc. Please be aware that this yarn usage requirement is approximate and there are many variables that can have you using more or less yarn.
- 5 mm hook – Check out my favorite crochet hooks!
- 3-4 yarn bobbins – I love these!
- Stitch markers
- Tapestry Needle
C2C Crochet Toadstool Mushroom Free Graph
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That’s it! I hope you love your C2C Crochet Toadstool Mushroom made from this pattern and I hope you love participating in the Harvest C2C Blanket CAL by E’Claire Makery. Enjoy!
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Looking for more crochet blanket squares?
You can check out the Friendship Blanket CAL. While the crochet a long is over, the blanket squares are still available and they’re gorgeous!
You can also check out my Marguerite Square, which was an included square in the Charity Cozy Fall Blanket CAL.
If you’d like another flower square that isn’t C2C, you’ll love my Anthea Square that uses the same colors as this square!
Loving flower squares for blankets? Check out the Bouquet of Flowers Afghan!
And, specifically, you’ll love this C2C Lavender Square!