Category: Mochimochi Land News

April Discounts on Springy Things!

Bunny knitting season is here!

Through May 1st, use code SHOPHOPHOP for 25% off these springtime patterns:

🎩 Abracadabbit (A bunny with a magic hat!)
🐰 Ninjabun (A bunny that disguises himself as a carrot!)
🐥 Which Came First? (A reversible chick and egg!)
🥚 Tiny Hatchlings (Just-born tiny gosling, chick, and bluebird with eggs and shells)

And of course, patterns for Tiny Baby Bunnies and Grass (yes, grass!) are always free!

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Happy springtime knitting!

YarnCon Here We Come!

I’m excited to announce that Mochimochi Land is coming to YarnCon, the Chicago indie fiber fair, April 6th and 7th! ⁣

A big slice of Mochimochi Land itself will be there (with plenty of updates and surprises), along with kits for sale at a special discount, books, and other goodies. And YarnCon’s marketplace is free to enter, so I hope to see lots of my Chicago neighbors there! ⁣

More info at the YarnCon website.

Tiny Leprechaun and Friends

The best way to catch a leprechaun is to knit one yourself!

Make March magical by knitting a tiny leprechaun, tiny pot o’ gold, tiny rainbow, and a rather normal-sized four-leaf clover for St. Patricks Day or just for a little luck! So gather your scraps of green yarn and celebrate the imminent-ness of spring!

The pattern collection is available as a $5 download in the Mochimochi Shop and also via Ravelry.

There are no rules in Mochimochi Land, so clothing is optional!

(If your personal pot of gold isn’t quite full, you can always find the clover pattern for free. And if you have a copy of my book Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi, there’s an earlier version of the tiny rainbow pattern in there!)

Thanks to Marilyn for tech editing and Amanda for testing!

Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi Sugarplum Fairies

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The 2018 holiday pattern is here!

Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi Sugarplum Fairies are ready to be knitted by you for all the darlings on your list. 💜

This pattern automatically comes FREE with any purchase worth $5 or more from the Mochimochi Shop through January 1st!
No need to add it to your cart—a link to download the pattern will be emailed to you within 24 hours of your purchase.


This is a seamless, intermediate-level pattern that incorporates I-cord, a little simple embroidery, and simple stitching. The fairies knit up fast for ornaments, garlands, and more, for perfect little last-minute hand-knitted gifts!

Psst! Sugarplum Fairies would make excellent Knit Ball Pit balls if made with worsted-weight yarn!

Knit Ball Pit Update

We’re up to 305 balls in the Knit Ball Pit!


That’s a lot of hand knitted and crocheted balls!

I’m hoping we can amass 1,000 balls by January 1st. Will you help us? Check out the Ravelry page for the pattern and a flyer that you can print and post in your LYS and/or hand out to your fiber-friendly friends.

If you’ll be at Vogue Knitting LIVE in NYC this January, you can bring your balls directly to the ball pit party. Then take a dip yourself! After VK LIVE, the balls will be donated to the American Foundation for Children with AIDS, who will send them to kids in Congo, Uganda, Kenya, and Zimbabwe.

Thank you to Cheers To Ewe! for sponsoring this project!

Tiny Scarecrow is Terrible at This Job

At least he shares his treats! 🎃

The Tiny Scarecrow pattern (with micro crows!) is now available as a PDF download from the Mochimochi Shop.

Take $1 off the pattern with the code SCARYNOTSCARY through November 1st!

If you want the pattern in your Ravelry account, just leave me a note when checking out with your Ravelry name.
(You can also buy it directly from Ravelry, although the discount doesn’t apply there.)

New Starter Owl Pattern is Here!

These little owls are ready to be knit by you!

The newest pattern in the Starter series, the Starter Owl comes with instructions written for both flat and circular knitting. Depending on your knitting speed, they can be made in a couple of hours or in a matter in minutes!

You’ll need basic knitting skills like casting on, knit and purl stitches, increase and decrease stitches, and then some simple embroidery will take care of the rest.

The pattern is now available as a download for $5 from the Mochimochi Shop and from Ravelry, and also as a kit (which includes yarn to make one lovely lavender owl and one minty fresh owl)!

Creating this pattern was a big process—it underwent several versions before I arrived at the final owl.

And then I wanted to make sure that it was a good project for knitters at an advanced-beginner level, so I recruited some new testers. They really delivered with the cuteness!

Thank you to Danielle Holke, Andrea Buzsáky, Sally Costello, Kelly Westlund, Stacy Warner, and Sandra Horne!

If you’re interested in more patterns at this level, check out the other Starter patterns in the shop.

Happy knitting!