Author: Anna

Heartbreaking Loss in Australia

I wish we could knit our way out of the crisis in Australia, but it’s going to take more. If we want a chance to prevent this from happening more and more, we need to prioritize fighting climate change in our lives and politics. ⁣

If you’d like to knit a koala, I’ll donate the proceeds from sales of the pattern collection this month to wildlife rescues in Australia.

Free Pattern: Little Dreidel

This is an intermediate-level knitting pattern for everyone to enjoy. Please check out the Mochimochi Shop for more patterns that you’ll love!

A quick handmade Hanukkah gift, this knitted dreidel actually works!

Techniques included I-cord and knitting in the round on double-pointed needles. Fingering-weight yarn is recommended, but sport and worsted weight yarn should also work great—use needle size that’s 3-4 sizes down from the general recommendation for the yarn you’re using.

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Naked Ms. Claus Mod

Make your Ms. Claus even merrier!

Make a leg by casting on 4 stitches and knitting 2 rows of I-cord. Break the yarn and make another leg, without breaking the yarn this time. Join the legs by knitting them together into a round. (This is the same way you start the tiny santa pattern.)

Increase to 16 stitches in the next round, then 24 stitches in the following round. Then work the pattern as originally written starting with Round 3, using only the skin color yarn, and changing all purl stitches to knit stitches.

Naked Ms. Claus will turn out a bit bigger than a clothed version. If you want them the same size, you can skip a couple of knit rounds in her lower half. Embroider a butt crack and a belly button with black, pulling the stitches tightly for body contours.

Don’t forget her modesty apron!

Holiday Shipping Announcement

Today (Wednesday 12/18) is the day to order physical stuff from my shop for delivery by Christmas! Use Priority shipping in the US to guarantee it. ⁣

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Of course, PDF patterns are always instant, printable downloads and make awesome gifts too! ⁣

All orders placed 12/21-12/29 will be shipped by 1/3.

Ms. Claus Giveaway!

For those who can’t knit their own, I’m giving away FOUR Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi Ms. Clauses knit by me! ⁣
Four of them because they’re family: mother, daughter, cousin, and an aunt who lives a “clothes optional” lifestyle. ⁣

To enter to win one of these holiday heroines, please write a charming Ms. Claus-themed poem in the comments to this post on Instagram. I’ll choose my four favorites on Monday 12/16!

Flirty Turkey has discounts for you

UPDATE: I’m extending this sale through Monday December 2!

This flirty turkey has some pre-Thanksgiving discounts on holiday patterns for you!

All of these are now marked down through Black Friday in the Mochimochi Shop—no code required:

🦃 Tiny Thanksgiving
🐻 Bundle-up Bears
🎄 Generosi-trees
👨🏻 Deck the Walruses
❄️ Special Little Snowflakes
🦌 Teeter-Totter Reindeer

If you can read turkey lips, you’ll know that they’re saying a big THANK YOU for being part of Mochimochi Land with your knitting, your sharing, your follows, and your giggles.