Category: Mochimochi Land News

Mochimochi Land is Here for You!

No one is having a normal time right now. For us, John and I are lucky enough to be able to focus on our kids most of the time and squeeze in a little work when we can while we’re sheltering in place in our Chicago home. So I’ll likely be spending a bit less time on social media (at least, less time on the creation end of things), and orders of physical goods may ship out a bit slower than usual. But my basement is my office/studio/shipping headquarters, so I don’t have to go far to take care of business when needed!

I’ll likely be sharing some classic cute and happy Mochimochi Land animations and patterns and things for a while instead of creating new content. And instead of working all night, I’m planning to read books and watch movies with my “me” time. Self care is paramount right now!

Stay safe, stay kind, and if your job allows it, please stay in right now! Our heart-knitting gnome won’t be taking a break. (You can share him and all my other happy GIFs via my GIPHY page.)

Ducks in a row

Spring is here! I thought you might like to knit a duck or two, or fifty. A tiny duck army may be just what some of us need.

Duck-a-Luck is an intermediate-level, almost-seamless pattern that is worked in the round. It uses several fun techniques to keep you on your webbed toes, including picking up and knitting stitches, 3-needle bind-off, and a pinch of mattress stitch. Any yarn will work—you’ll just need small amounts of 2 colors, plus a bit of black for eyes.

For the time being, I’m offering the PDF pattern at the Mochimochi Shop at three price levels: $1, $5, and $10. It’s also available on Ravelry for $5.  

Remember to tag your duck photos with #mochimochiland for us all to see! 

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Leaping Leprechauns!

We could all use a little extra luck these days, right? Make your own with the Tiny Leprechaun and Friends pattern collection! It’s available as a PDF download from the Mochimochi Shop and from Ravelry.

Use the code ALITTLELUCK for $1 off the pattern collection through March 17th! (Code works at both Mochimochi Land and Ravelry.)

As always, this Good Luck Clover pattern is available for free!

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You can share the GIF above via GIPHY, and here’s new a BONUS sticker you can insert into messages and comments and Instagram stories.

(Find and use it by searching for MOCHIMOCHILAND and STICKER on Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

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. ⁣


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.

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.

Introducing the Barnyarn Bunch!

🎵 Here’s the story of a big red barn⁣⁣
Who was hungry for some animals to munch⁣⁣
But he didn’t really want to eat his buddies⁣⁣
That’s the way they all became the Barnyarn Bunch 🎵⁣⁣
The Barnyarn Bunch pattern collection is now available as a PDF download! Find it in the Mochimochi Shop and also on Ravelry.

In addition to patterns for a tiny pig, tiny cow, tiny horse, and tiny chicken, you get modifications for a tiny donkey and a penny-pinching piggy bank who will help you save up to TWO pennies. (You’re probably feeling richer already just reading about it.)

This is one of the most involved pattern collections I’ve put together, and I’m so excited to have it out in the world! Big thanks to my tech editor, Marilyn Passmore, and to my testers Amanda, Dorien, Rebecca, Lalie, and Linda.

Keep an eye out for more fun Barnyarn animations coming to Instagram and Facebook!