This pattern is for a mushroom similar to and certainly inspired by the ubiquitous power-up mushrooms found in the Mario Bros. games.
Do you need a power-up? Doesn't everyone? This pattern works not only for the "get bigger" mushroom in red, but also for the "get a life" mushroom in green, or indeed any of the mushrooms - just change the colors!
This is a great pattern for a crocheter who already has a good grasp on the basics. Some sewing knowledge and possibly embroidery can help, but are not required.
I am a snarky stay-at-home mother with a little more yarn than is strictly necessary. I love to crochet and knit, and my current love in the craft world is amigurumi.