Yoshi’s Wooly World Concept Art

If my Twitter feed is any indication, knitters and crocheters are pretty psyched about Yoshi’s Wooly World, the new game Nintendo just announced that’s coming out in 2015.


Adorable, right?

This is the second yarn-themed Nintendo game in recent years (Kirby’s Epic Yarn came out in 2010), so I take this as a good sign that knitting and crochet still have a solid pop culture presence, and there is plenty of crossover between gaming and crafting. Awesome!

Just a few days after I first heard about Yoshi’s Wooly World, a couple of nice people on on Twitter let me know that a little piece of Mochimochi Land made an appearance in Nintendo’s public announcement about the game. When discussing the game’s development, the Nintendo presenter showed this image, among others.


They added yarny Yoshis to Gnomes vs Snowmen! The photo looks like it came from my display at Vogue Knitting Live in Chicago last year, so someone must have taken it from the event’s website.

I don’t have any more information than that, but I just had to share this fun discovery! It’s very cool to think that my art may have had some small influence on how the game designers envisioned the wooly world of Yoshi. I’m looking forward to playing the game next year!

5 thoughts on “Yoshi’s Wooly World Concept Art

  1. This is so adorable!! Yoshi is my all-time favorite character, too. Makes me want to knit one up!

    Nintendo should release some sort of knitting patterns along with the game release to appeal to us crafters, too! How cute would it be to knit a Yoshi to hold while playing the game?

  2. This is so great! That’s a really nice compliment from Nintendo. Now, let’s hope we find some knitted gnomes and snowmen on the game! :)

  3. Hi-lo! Looks like the knitted look is getting some traction ever since the debut on Nick!

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