Free Pattern Friday! Quetzalcoatl Plush

Hi everyone!
This ancient Aztec deity surprised me when I first started getting requests for him, but once I started doing research on the design I saw how fun the idea could be. So thank you for all those that suggested and voted! This Aztec creator deity literally translates to feathered serpent, though he has other forms as well.
In this plush version we’re making a classic snake with feather accents, wings, and gold ornaments for the head and tail, all with Aztec inspired motifs. The body is just a simple two pieces, but its swerved spiral shape makes it perfect for wrapping around your arm.
The head is a little more complex because it has a curved forehead, and the body can take a long time to stuff because it’s so long. All the extras like the head feathers, wings, and tail ornament add extra time as well, though you could leave those off and have a great looking snake instead. With all that in mind, I rated it a 4/10 in difficulty.
As always, the pattern comes with applique templates to make the face, tail ornament, wings, and head ornament. These will work if you’re sewing the details by regular machine or by hand. If you have an embroidery machine, you’ll find the embroidery files available for download here or with the buttons below.
I hope you all like it!

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21 thoughts on “Free Pattern Friday! Quetzalcoatl Plush”

    1. This is just perfect to be modified into naydra, dinra amd farodra from the legend of zelda: breath of the wild and tears of the kingdom. This pattern couldnt have come at a better time.

      I also want to adress that i am absolutly in love with all your patterns for years now and my nephews carry around their squirtle and bulbasaur everywhere. They love them so much and yell how unique and cute they are. Thanks so much for providing these awesome patterns for FREE.

    2. Youre actually right, Quetzatcoatl its the name in Nahuatl, language spoken by Aztecs an others tribes and Kukulkan its in Maya spoken in the south of mexico, but they are the same god.

  1. Quetzi is gorgeous! I absolutely love him 😀 Having indigenous ancestry from the region makes him super special to me. Thank you!

    1. I also want to say that Quetzalcoatl is not just from the Aztecs, but from basically the whole region. Every culture seemed to have their own version of him. I don’t mean to nag, I just wanted to let y’all know! Love the pattern!

  2. Not going to lie, I was disappointed to see a serpent and not a Quetzalcoatlus Pterosaur. But at the same time this is a very cute pattern and it’s made really well!

  3. Hola como ago para comunicarme con usted me interesa saver si le paso algunas foto de peluches me los podria crear molde y cuanto me cobraria soy de Argentina

  4. I was sooo excited when I saw the preview for this freebie!! Thanks for sharing some awesome work 💜 can’t wait to make my own

  5. This pattern is amazing!!!!! We loved it so much. The original is so much fun, and in addition to that, we made a dragonair out of it! My sister is a big pokemon geek and wanted me to make one for her, so I looked around a bit and eventually found your Neck Dragon Plush Fanart Hack, which includes extra pieces for a dragonair. We took those, including the eyes, and added them to this to make a great dragonair! One more thing we did for that was flipped the head over and sewed the eyes on upside down to make the dragonair have more of a rounded forehead. Wish it allowed pictures!!!! Anyway, thanks for the amazing work Choly!!!

  6. Now that you made Quetzalcoatl, you should make his twin Xolotl! I think it would be so cool to have them side by side on a desk or a bed, being the twin gods that they are. This is just a suggestion though; don’t feel the need to do it just because of this comment. In the meantime, I will probably use your dog pattern and make some hacks to it.

  7. Do you use a sewing machine to sew this or hand sewing? Or both?? Im trying to learn how to sew better and I admire how well you sew so Im determined to get as good as you one day. (Btw ty so much for this pattern! my friend is obsessed with Chinese dragons -dragons without wings- and this pattern is perfect for that with a little changes. Let’s hope it’ll be done by Christmas 😅)

    1. I use both a sewing machine and hand sewing for this project 😊 All of the tiny details are attached by hand while the main body and head are done by machine. I hope the pattern works well for your gift! 🥰

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