Fly agaric mushroom by Norman Schwarze

Fly agaric mushroom

May 2021
Lace ?
10 stitches and 13 rows = 1 inch
in st st
US 0 - 2.0 mm
77 - 142 yards (70 - 130 m)
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A knitting pattern for a very realistic fly agaric mushroom that is around 13 cm (5 in) tall. This pattern comes in two different sizes: a small specimen and a fully mature toadstool.

Included in the pattern:

  • pdf with altogether 12 pages
  • very detailed step-by-step written instructions tons of pictures and helpful tips
  • video tutorials for all knitting techniques are available (on my blog)


This toadstool is knit in the round on 2.00mm double-pointed needles. Magic loop should remain a possibility (except for the last round, you have always 18+ stitches on your needles).
Both versions are knit in one piece without any seams. You will have to embroider the spots after you finished. Wire or a stick is needed to support the finished project.

Yarn and yardage:
While you can more or less ignore my gauge, I really recommend picking a good lace or light fingering yarn (scraps are enough). Knitting this mushroom with bigger needles and a heavier yarn will result in a much bigger (and larger than life) specimen.

Skills required:
knit, purl, ktbl, k2tog, yo, KLL & PLL increases, picot bind-off
Step-by-step video tutorials are available for all techniques.

Additional materials:

  • wire or a stick (to support the mushroom)
  • toy stuffing

Errata: There was a typo in round 15. The correct repeat is: kpb3, ktbl, PLL, kpb4