Category: Free Patterns

What the World Needs Now*

This year, for World Wide Knit in Public Day, I’m revisiting an old classic.❤️ One of the very first knitted things that I designed (way back in 2007!) was a simple heart. I’ve just updated the pattern with new circular knitting instructions to accompany the original flat instructions. This new version of quick little Hearts is now available as a free download

These little hearts really are quick to make (especially the circular version)—I made this garland in under 3 hours! (I can’t compete with my kids’ paintings for eye-catching-ness, but still I’m happy to contribute to our colorful street window.)

Credit goes to Stacey at Knit Picks for prompting me to revisit this pattern! And thanks to Marilyn for tech editing, and Amanda, Dorien, Deb, Lalie, Linda, and Bonney for testing the new version!

Happy World Wide Knit in Public Day! Please wear a mask, give yourself space, and be safe. ❤️
  
* People working toward a more equitable, less police-centric, anti-racist, anti-transphobic society. And a vaccine, would be very nice! Also: love.

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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Free Pattern: Good Luck Clover

Make your own luck with this squeezable little four-leaf clover! It’s about the size of a quarter when made with fingering-weight yarn. If you enjoy this pattern, please visit the Mochimochi Shop for more.

(Want to knit a tiny leprechaun? Get the tiny gnome pattern, take some tips from this post, and do some color swapping! The tiny rainbow pattern is in my book Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi.)

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Meet Kate’s Kitten, New Pattern in Knitty!

Back in 2005, a cat wearing burgundy pants appeared in the young online knitting magazine Knitty and sparked a knitted toy revolution. Designed by Jess Hutchison, Kate was beautiful in her simplicity, and she gave me something to study when I started thinking about designing toys of my own.

As 2017 marks 10 years of Mochimochi Land AND 15 years of Knitty, I jumped on the chance to revisit Kate and make a version of my own. So I’m thrilled to introduce Kate’s Kitten, a mini mochi-fied version of the classic tail-free cat! The pattern is in the current issue of Knitty, along with many other exciting projects.

Not only did Knitty inspire me when I first started designing, but they also gave Mochimochi Land a boost when my Woodins were included in the Fall 2007 issue. I still love this design.

If you’re a Knitty fan, you should become a patron!

Free Pattern: Tiny Pussy Hat

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Granny’s going to a march this weekend! Here’s a simple pattern for you to knit as a good luck charm for you or for someone you’re supporting:

Cast on 20 sts, distribute onto 3 DPNs.
Work one round in [K1, p1] rib.
Knit 4 rnds.
Next rnd: [Kfb] twice, k6, [kfb] 4 times, k6, [kfb] twice (28 sts).
Divide the sts onto 2 DPNs, and bind off with kitchener stitch.

The hat should fit tiny mochis like the granny, Knit Kit and Purl Girl, and more!

This hat was inspired, of course, by the #pussyhatproject.

Free Pattern: FellowSheep

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An advanced-beginner pattern so quick, you can knit sheep by the herdful!

Tag your sheep #FELLOWSHEEP (literally and online), then set them free to bring fluffy happiness—and happy fluffiness—to those who find them.

If you’ll be in NYC the weekend of January 13-15th, you can join me in knitting as many FellowSheep as possible at Vogue Knitting LIVE!

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