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Cozy Cocoa House Embroidery Pattern

First free embroidery pattern of the year? Yes! If you didn't see my previous post, this year I'm going to be designing adorably-shaped homes for the residents of my Kawaii Crossing town. Last year, shops...this year, houses!

The first house is a cozy hot cocoa house and I'm not entirely sure who lives here, but I know that they built a snowcat outside. And then they promptly went indoors to have some hot chocolate with marshmallows AND whipped cream, because that's how we do things around here. (By the way, there's a good chance that we'll eventually see the resident who lives here...it's only a matter of time.)

I'm making these patterns for both embroidery and cross stitch, and the cross stitch chart will be coming soon. Also, this time around I decided not to lock myself into only stitching one version of the patterns, and definitely not trying to stitch all versions! But in fact, I'm planning to try out fun ways to stitch or present the patterns. For example, I might try using the cross stitch charts to make Perler bead or Diamon Dotz art. 

Cozy Cocoa House Applique

Today, rather than strictly embroidering this pattern, I thought it would be fun to add some felt appliqué. I LOVE combining felt and embroidery, especially for times when I want some solid color in objects without all that fill stitching. Trust me...this is much easier. 

If you've ever made any of my felt ornaments, you'll be familiar with how I do the appliqué and embroidery, but I also recently made a video showing how I stitch the felt down (in the video it's two pieces of felt, but it works with felt on linen too!).

You can use pattern shapes to cut out the felt, then trace the embroidered details onto tracing paper and stitch through the paper and material. Tear the paper away when you're done stitching.

To make this a little easier, I did make a version of the pattern that has the pieces separated out for felt appliqué, and I'm sharing that with the folks who support me through Ko-Fi. If you've supported me recently, you should have access to the pattern through my page. 

I probably should say that you can buy me a hot chocolate since this is a cozy cocoa house! But while we're talking hot chocolate, do you have any favorite mix-ins for this nice warm beverage on a snowy day?


  1. This is adorable! I can't wait to stitch it along with last year's town! Now for the residents to apear!

  2. Oh my goodness! I love the felt version! I haven't made the others but I was thinking of stitching them to make a bunting. Now that I see the felt version, I'm glad I haven't had time to! I can picture an adorable bunting made with the whole series- shops and houses!

  3. Danielle V11:50 PM

    I looove putting a little bit of maple syrup in my hot chocolate. Very excited to stitch along again this year!!

  4. Is this size good to embroider on a onesie of a newborn?

    1. There are two sizes in the download, and I would say that the smaller size would be good for a newborn onesie.


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