Crochet Giant Puffball

My family loves hiking and looking for mushrooms. I have started to crochet some of the mushrooms that we have found and identified. Our most recent find was some Giant Puffballs that popped up in our front yard this year. The kids loved these mushrooms because they get huge. Many of them were the size of my daughter’s head. We decided that the next mushroom in my collection should be a crochet giant puffball.

This pattern isn’t complicated, since these mushrooms are a giant ball with a very short stem. For this project I used a 5mm crochet hook and Red Heart Super Saver yarn

Crochet Giant Puffball

Materials:

  • White yarn
  • 5mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Poly-fil

Pattern:

Start with a magic ring 

Round 1: 6 sc inside ring, sl st to first sc, ch 1 

Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12), sl st to first sc, ch 1 

Round 3: (2 sc in first stitch, sc in next stitch) repeat around (18), sl st to first sc, ch 1 

Round 4: (sc in first stitch, 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch) repeat around (24), sl st to first sc, ch 1 

Round 5: (2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches) repeat around (30), sl st to first sc, ch 1 

Round 6: (sc in first 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 2 stitches) repeat around (36), sl st to first sc, ch 1 

Round 7: (2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches) repeat around (42), sl st to first sc, ch 1 

Round 8: (sc in first 3 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 3 stitches) repeat around (48), sl st to first sc, ch 1 

Round 9: (2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches) repeat around (54), sl st to first sc, ch 1 

Round 10: (sc in first 4 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 4 stitches) repeat around (60), sl st to first sc, ch 1 

Round 11: (2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 9 stitches) repeat around (66), sl st to first sc, ch 1 

Round 12: (sc in first 5 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 5 stitches) repeat around (72), sl st in first sc, ch 1 

Round 13: (2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 11 stitches) repeat around (78), sl st to first sc, ch 1 

Round 14: (sc in first 6 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 6 stitches) repeat around (84), sl st to first sc, ch 1 

Round 15: (2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 13 stitches) repeat around (90), sl st to first sc, ch 1 

Round 16-30: sc in each stitch around (90), sl st to first sc, ch 1 

Round 31: (sc decrease, sc in next 13 stitches) repeat around (84), sl st to first sc, ch 1 

Round 32: (sc in first 6 stitches, sc decrease, sc in next 6 stitches) repeat around (78), sl st to first sc, ch 1 

Round 33: (sc decrease, sc in next 11 stitches) repeat around (72), sl st to first sc, ch 1 

Round 34: (sc in first 5 stitches, sc decrease, sc in nest 5 stitches) repeat around (66), sl st to first sc, ch 1 

Round 35: (sc decrease, sc in next 9 stitches) repeat around (60), sl st to first sc, ch 1 

Round 36: (sc in first 4 stitches, sc decrease, sc in next 4 stitches) repeat around (54), sl st to first sc, ch 1 

Round 37: (sc decrease, sc in next 7 stitches) repeat around (48), sl st to first sc, ch 1 

Round 38: (sc in first 3 stitches, sc decrease, sc in next 3 stitches) repeat around (42), sl st to first sc, ch 1 

Round 39: (sc decrease, sc in next 5 stitches) repeat around (36), sl st to first sc, ch 1 

Round 40-44: sc in each stitch around (36), sl st to first sc, ch 1 

Round 45: (sc in first 2 stitches, sc decrease, sc in next 2 stitches) repeat around (30), sl st to first sc, ch 1 

Round 46: (sc decrease, sc in next 3 stitches) repeat around (24), sl st to first sc, ch 1 

Round 47: (sc decrease, sc in next 2 stitches) repeat around (18), sl st to first sc, ch 1 

Round 48: (sc decrease, sc in next stitch) repeat around (12), sl st to first sc, ch 1, stuff with Poly-fil 

Round 49: sc decrease around (6), sl st to first sc, tie bottom shut and fasten off 

We loved how this pattern turned out. This was a simple yet fun addition to our crochet mushroom collection.

If you are interested in more crochet mushrooms check out the Crochet Morel and the Crochet Chanterelle.

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