Category: Mochimochi Land News

Let’s Get Digital… for a good cause!

It’s that time of year when 1s and 0s turn into Xs and Os!
These amorous androids can’t contain their passion in their 2013-era disk space, so they’re sharing the love: all proceeds from Luvbots pattern sales this month will go to Chicago area food banks and community services.

If you haven’t knitted them before, Luvbots (also available on Ravelry) is a squeezable project that incorporates colorwork and a bit of mattress stitch—and heart antennas! 😍 The pattern also comes with a bonus sheet of printable valentines for all the people who don’t get romantic knitted robots from you this year.

Happy Moo Year (save some mooo-lah!)

Happy year of the cow! It’s off to a udderly disappointing start (for the most part). But there are good things on the horizon in 2021.

For example, this could be the year that you practice self care through knitting delightful little toys for yourself and for others! Here’s some encouragement: 21% off most everything in the Mochimochi Shop.

Just use the code HAPPYMOOYEAR when checking out to take 21% off everything. (Gift cards, hand-knit originals, and the Bluebirds of Crappiness pattern are the only things the discount won’t apply to.)

Happy Little Trees

Good news: Thanks to your Generosi-trees and Bluebirds of Crappiness pattern purchases, we raised $1,360 for Chicago food support in December!

I just sent half of that to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, and the other half to Jermaine Jordan’s Healthy Hot Free Meals Restaurant.

Our total raised throughout the pandemic is now over $4K. Thank you, knitters of cute things!

I’ve been spending the first days of 2021 mostly with my kids, but expect to get back to things Mochimochi soon.


Thank you for all the orders these past few weeks! The thought of many tiny squeezable things getting knit throughout this winter is making me happy.

Just a quick note to encourage you to choose Priority Mail shipping in the US now if you want to have a chance for your physical order to arrive before Christmas. But there are no guarantees this year! Personally, I’m OK with getting presents all through January and maybe even into February.

Of course, PDF patterns arrive within minutes—no shipping necessary!

And remember to use the code GINGERBREAD to get the Cookie and Crumbles PDF pattern added to your purchase!

Cookie and Crumbles pattern FREE with $5 purchase

Our 2020 holiday pattern is here! Cookie and Crumbles provide a delicious combination: a bulky, squeezable project you can really sink your teeth into, and fingering-weight friends that you can knit up in a snap.

This PDF pattern comes FREE with any purchase worth $5 or more from the Mochimochi Shop: Just use the code GINGERBREAD when checking out, and the pattern will magically appear in your cart!

You’ll need yarn in two weights plus corresponding needles. The sample is knit with bulky and fingering-weight yarns, but you can use other weights of yarn with equally scrumptious results.

Techniques include knitting in the round on double-pointed needles, picking up stitches, mattress stitch, I-cord, and backward-loop cast on. (These last three are for Cookie only.)

Crumbles make excellent stocking stuffers, gift toppers, and ornaments. You can even embroider icing masks on them!

Plus, Cookie comes with opposable thumbs that can hold little gifts, like candy canes!

Remember to use the code GINGERBREAD to unlock this free pattern!

BIG THANKS to my tech editor, Marilyn Passmore, and to superhero testers Amanda and Lalie!

New Tina the Tiny T-Rex pattern in Knitrino

I’m so excited to share this tiny dinosaur with the world!

Tina the Tiny T-Rex is a new pattern available exclusively in the Knitrino app. Knitrino offers a new way to experience knitting patterns using interactive charts. You can find Knitrino in both app stores.

And right now you can purchase a kit with lovely Hand Dyed Diva yarn AND join an upcoming tiny t-rex class with me! See the Knitrino website for kit and class details.

Tina was inspired by my kids’ burgeoning interest in all things dinosaur, and her name was inspired by the way my kids have been naming anything and everything Tina. (We found about 30 centipedes named Tina in our back yard this summer.)