Free Pattern Friday! Hamster & Chinchilla Plush

Hi everyone!
Probably the most requested animal I received in 2019 was for a Hamster, with a Chinchilla being highest in the poll I put out at the end of 2019. I thought maybe I could combine them for this next free pattern!
I toyed with making these fluffy guys more realistic, but honestly I think fellow plush designer Teacup Lion did a great job with that herself. So instead I went with a more cartoony version that has a big head and little body. It kind of has Hamtaro vibes ♥

The hamster has a separate muzzle piece that give it its chubby cheeks. Beginners might find all the curves difficult to sew, so I included some alternatives for sewing that part. Meanwhile the chinchilla is made with longer, 10mm pile minky for that luxurious and fluffy result <3 Included is a cute little sunflower seed for them to hold! With all that in mind, I rated it a 4/10, but it might feel more like a 3/10 for the chinchilla since it doesn't have the contrast muzzle.
As usual, the pattern has applique templates for the face and other markings, but there are included embroidery files as well. They all fit in 4" x 4" hoops, though for some you'll need to rotate the fabric. The sunflower seed is sewn in the hoop for some extra ease.
I hope you all like it!

Would you like to see how I designed this pattern? You can support me on Patreon for as little as $1 and get behind-the-scenes details!

15 thoughts on “Free Pattern Friday! Hamster & Chinchilla Plush”

  1. This is absolutely adorable and perfect timing as my kids are in love with hamsters since we just got ourselves one for their first pet.

  2. OMG! These are sooooo freaking cute! I absolutely love all your patterns. I’m sure at some point I’ll have bought all of them. I’m well on my way, lol.

  3. Hi choly !! I love all of your patterns!! They are just too cute. I was wondering could you please do a competition soon. I just found your site a few months ago. I missed all of the competitions but they looked like a lot of fun. Keep up the good work. Have a great day.

    1. Hello! Thank you for the kind words about my work! I’ll certainly try to fit a competition into my schedule this year 🙂 It’s already very full, but I’ll do my best! ♥

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