This darling woodland crochet mushroom pouch features cute little red polkadot toadstools. The design comes to life using the tapestry crochet technique in this crochet pattern. This post contains affiliate links, which means I get a small commission if you make a purchase, at no extra cost to you.
Happy Monday! Summer is winding down around here. We went shopping today and got The Boy a few essentials for the upcoming school year. The main point of excitement is his new lunch box. He is beyond stoked that he will have 3 recesses and lunch at school each day! With school starting, it means fall will be upon us soon. I have finished up all my summer designs and have started planning my fall designs. I had the idea to do a fair isle mushroom design a couple years ago but it never came to fruition. I took my original mushroom idea and made this Crochet Mushroom Pouch, isn’t it darling?
The key to this pretty crochet mushroom clutch is working in the back loops only. This will align your stitches and your design won’t slant to one side.
Because you will be working with 3 colors on a few of the rows, I suggest mixing tapestry crochet and fair isle crochet. (watch the video below if you need help). For instance, in the first 3 rows of the graph, I worked the tapestry crochet technique and carried the unused yarn. But when I joined a third color, I alternated between two colors using tapestry crochet, and then used the fair isle technique with the third, meaning I didn’t carry it, I dropped it and picked it back up when needed. When I joined Lipstick, I began dropping Linen and working tapestry crochet with the Sterling gray and Lipstick only. This is how the inside will look:
You can simply work tapestry crochet with all the yarns and carry two at a time if you prefer. Some colors may peek out from inside the stitches if you do it that way.
Watch this video if you need help with Tapestry crochet:
CROCHET MUSHROOM POUCH – CROCHET PATTERN
Abbreviations: US Terms
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Sl st – Slip Stitch
St – stitch
BLO – Back Loops Only
Gauge: approx. 19 sc =4″ (Gauge Pattern)
Approx. size (laid flat): 10″ wide across the bottom, 8″ tall.
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Be sure to add a tiny tassel to the zipper!
My grandma is a professional seamstress, and since I was too itiminated to try lining this bag with fabric, I intend to take some sewing lessons from her during our next visit (why have I never asked her before?!). Hopefully I will be able to share some sewing expertise with you soon.
I would love to see your crochet mushroom pouch!