Choly Knight

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Free Pattern Friday! Axolotl Plush


Hi everyone!
It’s difficult to gauge just what animal to tackle next sometimes, but in a poll I did on my DeviantArt last year, Axolotl won hands down 😀 I guess I shouldn’t be surprised! They’re very neat animals and their external gills are just the cutest ❤ I had a lot of fun figuring out what kind of shape to make for the body, but I settled on this laying belly down style (called kuttari I believe for Japanese toys).

It’s great because it puts the cute gills and tail on full display to see. My favorite part is that in the end I couldn’t decide on what kind of gills to do so the pattern includes both! There are short stubby gills (that remind me of flower petals, so that’s what I called them), and the longer curved ones are more animal accurate but still very cute 😀 It’s fun to mix up the colors on the gills.

It only has a few pattern pieces so it sews up very quickly, though attaching the head is a bit tricky. I ended up giving it a 3/10, though if you’re not used to attaching heads it might feel more like a 4.
This comes with embroidery files for the face, which is small enough for 4” x 4” embroidery machines! So with any luck nobody is excluded 🙂

And if you’d like to buy the fabric already pre-printed and ready to sew, 4 different designs are available on my Spoonflower page! No embroidery or applique (or even fabric hunting for that matter) needed <3. And for you frequent Spoonflower shoppers out there, I heard they now offer free US shipping for all orders over $75 😀 So that’s pretty great!

20 thoughts on “Free Pattern Friday! Axolotl Plush

  1. Is so cute >.< i'll try this pattern

  2. This is SO CUTE! Thanks!

  3. Muchas gracias eres una persona muy linda y me enorgullece la manera en que compartes tus diseños por esa razón siempre serás feliz en tu vida y Trabajo…

  4. This is just too cute for words!! 😀

  5. OMG!!!! I’ve been wanting a pattern for these cute lil things for ages! Thank you! They look so out of this world and mystical.

  6. Super cute! Thank you.

  7. This is adorable and just perfect for my best friend’s daughter. Thank you so much for making it available for free!

  8. Thank’s!!!
    It’s very cute 😍

  9. Aw, these are so wonderful! And the cut and sew Spoonflower option is such a great idea and a lifesaver ❤ Would you ever put any of your older designs up as cut and sew kits?

    • Thank you so much! I’m glad you like them 😀 I have a few of my older designs already on Spoonflower, but I’m definitely working on other past ones that were popular. I’m always open to suggestions though!

  10. How can I get this pattern??

  11. Es demaciado hermoso *—-* agradecería si me pudieras compartir el molde
    Yes , i AM mexican

  12. Hi, the .pes file isn’t transferring to my embroidery machine. Any help?

  13. You are amazing. I make these plushies for my sister’s birthdays and they are in love with them.

  14. I made this today after wanting to for a while and I love how it turned out!! The little plush is adorable and I was surprised at how quickly it came together. I can’t wait to give this to my friend for their birthday!! Thank you for sharing the pattern!!<3

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