I’ve got a new pattern that I’ve recently added to my Etsy shop 😀
Back when I was doing the legendary creature collection, I had a small handful of people asking for a Kirin (or Qilin). At the time I didn’t know what it was, but I did my research and found so much interesting information! They’re considered much like the Asian version of a Unicorn, as many versions are depicted with one horn and they’re known for being gentle.
I imagined most people also wouldn’t know about the creature, so I was hesitant to add it to the collection. As time went on, I couldn’t get them out of my head, and I knew I had to give it a try regardless of how it was received 🙂 More traditional art depicting kirins have them looking rather horse or ox-like, but more modern takes have them looking more deer/dragon-like, so I went down that route. But just like the original, it has an ox-like tail, a contrasting mane going down the body, and tufts of hair at the feet. And of course a detailed horn you can use singly or in a pair (both versions are common).
To celebrate its launch, I’m offering the pattern for 50% off for the first week!
If you manage to snag a copy, I hope you enjoy it!
12 thoughts on “New Shop Pattern! Kirin Plush”
Thank you for your amazing patterns!
Thank you so much! It’s a beautiful plushie!
I love the new Kirin pattern, but I have a question. Is it Free for the first week, or 50% off?
It was free for the first 50 people to download it when it posted this morning 🙂 Which happened in about 7 minutes.
But for those who couldn’t make it it’s 50% off.
So sorry about the confusion there! The words got jumbled around in editing it looks like ^_^;
Thank you for this pattern. I have heard of Kirin and would like to make one. Your patterns are the best:)
They are so cute ! I was hoping kirin would be included in the Legendary creature set, but they are finaly here !
Your patterns are amazing. I made the Cthulhu plush for my husband for his birthday and the Seafarer’s Bag for my son to keep his
D & D stuff in. I still want to make something for my other son and my daughter. I already had an idea of what I wanted to make for my daughter, but I think I’m gonna make a Kirin now. She’s 13 and her name is Keira, but…we had originally intended to name her Kirin. When I was pregnant with her my uncle asked me what I planned to name her and I told him Kirin. He said, “Karen?” I said, “No, KIRIN.” Again he asked, “Karen?” And so, thanks to my uncle my daughter’s name is Keira, but she likes to hear the story of almost being a Kirin. She also loves Unicorns (and T-Rex dinosaurs), so I think this will be perfect. Thank you so much for creating and offering patterns that have given me the opportunity to create unique handmade gifts for the people I love.
Thank you so much for the kind words about my work! All of your gifts sound so amazing and unique 😀
I’m really glad the Kirin would make a great gift for your daughter, with such a such personal touch to it ♥ I really hope you enjoy sewing it up!
Wow, love your kirin plush so much! I’ll buy it on etsy later 😛
They are very cute I would like to have the pattern … what a bad thing I can not ….