Miniature Toadstool Container (Crochet Pattern)

 

So, the other day I made this cute little elf (only about 7/8 of an inch) and then I thought that I should make a house for it. I have been wanting to make a mushroom house for a doll for a long time now and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. The teeny little house is perfect for the micro elf (based on my ONE INCH DOLL PATTERN). But you can also put a ring, some small buttons, maybe small earrings, beads, etc. Or just use it as a cute decor on your desk. How fun!

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By the way, if you decide to make the micro elf based on my one inch doll pattern, use Lizbeth 80 thread with 0.75 mm Clover Amour hook. See notes after the toadstool house pattern for more info on how to make the cute elf.

Materials:

  1. Lizbeth 20: red and white
  2. Crochet hook, size 10 (Boye)
  3. Sewing needle
  4. Scissors

Abbreviations:

mr – magic ring

sc – single crochet

sl st – slip stitch

inc – increase

dec – decrease

Pattern:

Bottom

Start with Lizbeth 20, white thread. Join each round with a sl st and ch 1. Crochet tight.

Round 1: mr, ch 1, 8 sc in the ring – 8 sts

Round 2: 8 inc – 16 sts

Round 3: (sc, inc) x 8 – 24 sts

Round 4: (2 sc, inc) x 8 – 32 sts

Round 5: (3 sc, inc) x 8 – 40 sts

Rounds 6 – 11: 40 sc

After Round 11 join with a sl st (counts as 1st st of next round) but do not chain 1.

Round 12: 39 sl st

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Top

Start with Lizbeth 20, red. Join each round with a sl st and ch 1. Crochet tight.

Round 1: mr, ch 1, 8 sc – 8 sts

Round 2: 8 inc – 16 sts

Round 3: (sc, inc) x 8 – 24 sts

Rounds 4 – 5: 24 sc

Round 6: (2 sc, inc) x 8 – 32 sts

Round 7: 32 sc

Round 8: (3 sc, inc) x 8 – 40 sts

Round 9: (4 sc, inc) x 8 – 48 sts

Round 10: (5 sc, inc) x 8 – 56 sts

Rounds 11 – 14: 56 sc

Round 15: (5 sc, dec) x 8 – 48 sts

After Round 15, join with a sl st (counts as 1st st of next round) but do not chain 1.

Round 16: 47 sc

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Optional: Sew hashtags to the top part of the mushroom with DMC cotton perle 12 thread. After each hashtag, cut the thread and make a knot. Cut excess thread and glue down the ends for a more cleaner look. You may also weave in the ends (but that seems like too much work to me 😉 ).

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And voila! You made a cute little mushroom container.

MICRO ELF (some helpful tips):

  1. I used a magnifying glass to help me see the stitches better. They are tiny! Plus, looking through the magnifying glass will help you have tighter and more consistent stitches.
  2. Use polyester batting to stuff the doll. It is much easier to stuff that micro doll with the batting.
  3. If you are having a hard time using Lizbeth 80 thread, try Lizbeth 40 (DMC cotton perle 12) with 0.9 mm hook or maybe even Lizbeth 20 with 1.25 mm hook. Then just make the house with Aunt Lydia’s 10 and 1.5 mm hook or Lizbeth 10 (same hook).

Elf Hat:

Use the same type and hook you did to make the doll (pattern HERE). Join each round with a sl st and ch 2.

Round 1: mr, ch 2, 6 hdc in the ring – 6 sts

Round 2: (2 hdc, inc) x 2 – 8 sts

Round 3: (3 hdc, inc) x 2 – 10 sts

Round 4: (4 hdc, inc) x 2 – 12 sts

Round 5: (5 hdc, inc) x 2 – 14 sts

Round 6: (6 hdc, inc) x 2 – 16 sts

Round 7: (7 hdc, inc) x 2 – 18 sts

Round 8: (5 hdc, inc) x 3 – 21 sts

Round 9: (6 hdc, inc) x 3 – 24 sts

Rounds 10 – 11: 24 hdc

Add one more round of 24 hdc if the hat seems too small. Put the hat on the doll and adjust it to where you would like it to stay. Slip stitch around while the hat is on the doll (sl st only the hat, not the head of the doll). The slip stitch round will make the hat tight enough so it will not fall off the head of the doll. Once you finish that round, fasten off and sew the hat to the head in a few places (to make sure it does not fall over the eyes of the doll). Weave in the ends.

Now your elf is ready for her teeny house!

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Happy Crochet!

 

 

One thought on “Miniature Toadstool Container (Crochet Pattern)

  1. Hi Diana, You’re so generous! Thank you!

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    On Wed, Sep 26, 2018, 11:56 PM Pink Mouse Boutique wrote:

    > dianichka1 posted: ” So, the other day I made this cute little elf (only > about 7/8 of an inch) and then I thought that I should make a house for it. > I have been wanting to make a mushroom house for a doll for a long time now > and this seemed like the perfect opportun” >

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