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One of the best things about Animal Crossing: New Horizons is being able to decorate your house with custom furniture or to clothe your character with fan-made outfits. Since New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons each allow you to create and share your own designs, fans have been able to use some awesome clothing patterns, artwork, and furniture for their islands. We've even seen some awesome Zelda outfits, for example.

We've rounded up the best QR codes for streets and paths as well as the QR codes for clothing, memes, and fan art to get you started. You can import other people's designs using either a QR code, a Creator ID, or a Design ID. Thing is, the process for getting other's designs into your New Horizons game is kinda tricky. But don't worry. We're here to show you how it's done.

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Note: You cannot edit other people's designs.

Things you'll need to scan QR codes

You'll need to have the following three things in order to scan QR codes into Animal Crossing: New Horizons:

  1. A Nintendo Switch Online account.
  2. The Nintendo Switch Online app for your iOS or Android device.
  3. You need to unlock Custom Design Pro Editor by purchasing it with Nook Miles from the kiosk at Resident Services.
  • Note that you cannot scan multiple designs at once. You'll need to bring them into New Horizons one at a time.

How to scan QR codes

If you happen to be online and you see someone else's awesome Animal Crossing creation complete with a QR code, here's how to scan it.

  1. Open the Nintendo Switch Online app on your phone.
  2. Tap on the Animal Crossing: New Horizons button.

    Open Nintendo Switch Online App On PhoneSelect Animal Crossing New Horizons In Nintendo Switch Online AppSource: iMore

  3. Now it's time to turn to the Nintendo Switch. Go to Animal Crossing: New Horizon's opening screen.
  4. Go to settings by pressing the minus button on the left side of your Joy-Cons or controller.

    Go to Animal Crossing: New Horizon's opening screenPress the - button on the left side of your Joy-Cons or controllerSource: iMore

  5. Tom Nook appears to tell you about setting options. Select NookLink settings.
  6. Now select Yes, please. This will allow your game to connect with the phone app.

    Select NookLink SettingsSelect Yes, please to connect game to phone appSource: iMore

  7. You'll need to restart the Nintendo Switch Online app on your phone. Once that's done, open it up again.
  8. Select the Animal Crossing: New Horizons button again.

    Open Nintendo Switch Online App On PhoneSelect Animal Crossing New Horizons In Nintendo Switch Online AppSource: iMore

  9. Then select the Designs icon.
  10. Select Scan a QR code.

    Select the designs iconSelect scan a QR codeSource: iMore

  11. Scan all QR codes. Note that clothing designs will have four codes that you need to scan.
  12. The design you scanned will appear in the app. Select Save.

    Scan all QR codesSave your design in the appSource: iMore

Finish the process on your Nintendo Switch

  1. Enter your New Horizons game. Press ZL on the left Joy-Con or left side of the controller to bring up the NookPhone.
  2. Select the Custom Designs app.

    Press ZL on the left Joy-Con to bring up the NookPhoneSelect custom designs appSource: iMore

  3. Press the + button on the right side of your Joy-Cons or controller.
  4. Select Download.

    Press the + button on the right side of your Joy-Cons or controllerSelect downloadSource: iMore

  5. Select OK when the pattern you scanned with the app appears in the game.
  6. Now choose an open pattern slot for this new design.

    Select a save slotSource: iMore

  7. Select Overwrite it.
  8. Now the design is in your New Horizons game and ready to use. Simply select the design to use it.

    Select overwrite itSelect the design to use itSource: iMore

How to make your own QR codes

There are a few different ways to create QR codes for your designs. If you happen to own Animal Crossing: New Leaf or Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer on the Nintendo 3DS, you can create and share QR codes from those games. However, if you don't have those games then you're going to need to use acpatterns.com. This website allows you to scan in pre-existing images and convert them into a format that can be used within Animal Crossing. Just be aware that these converted images will be very pixelated and won't look nearly as good as the originals.

Another thing you will want to keep in mind is the size. If an image is too large it will need to take up more than one cube of design space. It will also download as multiple QR codes. If you don't plan to use the design on multiple side-by-side items or as standalones, a wide or tall design will probably not look right. The more square an image space is, the better it will fit into the design pattern.

  1. Go to acpatterns.com.
  2. Select Editor.

    Go to acpatterns.com select editorSource: iMore

  3. If you want to draw something from scratch, use the drawing tools provided. If you want to convert an existing image like a meme, select Convert.
  4. Upload the image that you want to use.

    To convert an existing image select convertUpload your imageSource: iMore and iMore, Twitter/@MrAgentStrange

  5. Adjust the settings until the image looks the way you want it to.
  6. Select Convert!

    Adjust the settings and select convertSource: iMore, Twitter/@MrAgentStrange

  7. You might want to touch the picture up using the drawing tools. If you like the way it looks, select Generate QR Code.
  8. Scan the QR code using the NookLink section of the Nintendo Switch Online app. For instructions on how to do that go here.

    Select generate QR codeScan QR code with NookLink on Nintendo Switch Online appSource: iMore, Twitter/@MrAgentStrange

What are Creator IDs and Design IDs?

Every player in Animal Crossing: New Horizons has their own Creator ID. This is basically a string of numbers that allows players to search for designs created by specific players. Similarly, every design you make within the game gets its own Design ID. That way, you can give your IDs out to friends or people online making it easier for them to download and use your images, patterns, or clothing in their own New Horizons games.

The thing is, you can only use Creator IDs and Design IDs if you have a Nintendo Switch Online membership, have unlocked the Able Sisters clothing store, and have a good internet connection. In case you haven't done it yet, here's a guide for how to bring the Able Sisters tailor shop to your island.

How to share your Creator ID and Designs

Creator IDs and Design IDs only become accessible once you've unlocked the Able Sisters clothing store. Here are instructions for how to find your own Creator ID and how to share your designs with others.

How to find your Creator ID

  1. Go to the Able Sisters clothing store.
  2. Head to the back and interact with the pink kiosk.

    Go to the Able Sisters clothing storeInteract with the pink kioskSource: iMore

  3. Select Access the kiosk and then wait for your Switch to connect to the internet.
  4. After you've created a design and posted it to the portal, your Creator ID will appear in the bottom left corner of the screen. Simply send it to anyone who you want to share it with.

    Select access the kioskGet creator ID from the bottom left of the screenSource: iMore

How to share your Designs

  1. Go to the Able Sisters clothing store.
  2. Head to the back and interact with the pink kiosk.

    Go to the Able Sisters clothing storeInteract with the pink kioskSource: iMore

  3. Select Access the kiosk and then wait for your Switch to connect to the internet.
  4. Select Post.

    Select access the kioskSelect postSource: iMore

  5. Choose the design that you want to share. For patterns, stay on the Custom Designs tab. To choose from PRO Designs for clothing press the R button.
  6. Select Post.

    Choose the design you want to shareSelect postSource: iMore

  7. The game will create a new Design ID that others can search for. If your Switch is already connected to your Twitter or Switch account, you can select Share It and it will post to your accounts.
  8. Otherwise, write down the code and give to to a friend or post it for others online to use.

    When new design ID is created, select share it to post on connected Twitter and Switch accountsPost for others online to useSource: iMore

How to search for other players' Creator IDs and Design IDs

How to search for a Creator ID

  1. Go to the Able Sisters clothing store.
  2. Head to the back and interact with the pink kiosk.

    Go to the Able Sisters clothing storeInteract with the pink kioskSource: iMore

  3. Select Access the kiosk and then wait for your Switch to connect to the internet.
  4. Select Search for Creator ID.

    Select access the kioskSelect search for creator IDSource: iMore

  5. Enter the ID that you're looking for. Creator IDs always start with MA-.
  6. Select Confirm.

    Enter creator IDSelect confirmSource: iMore

  7. Your game will search for the code and then bring up any IDs connected to it. Select a design you want to look at.
  8. If you want to use the design, select Save.

    Select the design you want to look atTo use the design select saveSource: iMore

  9. Select Close.
  10. Select a PRO Pattern that you're willing to overwrite.

    Select closeSelect a PRO Pattern space to overwriteSource: iMore

  11. Select Overwrite it.

    Select overwriteSource: iMore

How to search for a Design ID

  1. Go to the Able Sisters clothing store.
  2. Head to the back and interact with the pink kiosk.

    Go to the Able Sisters clothing storeInteract with the pink kioskSource: iMore

  3. Select Access the kiosk and then wait for your Switch to connect to the internet.
  4. Select Search for Design ID.

    Select access the kioskSearch for Design IDSource: iMore

  5. Enter the ID that you're looking for. Design IDs always start with MO-.
  6. Select Confirm.

    Enter ID and select confirmSource: iMore

  7. Your game will search for the code and then bring up any IDs connected to it. If you like the look of the design select Save.
  8. Select Close.

    Select save for the desired designSelect closeSource: iMore

  9. Select a PRO Pattern that you're willing to overwrite.
  10. Select Overwrite it.

    Select a PRO Pattern space to overwriteSelect overwriteSource: iMore

Let the creativity flow!

There are so many creative people out there making awesome designs for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Whether you've created something in New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, acpatterns.com, or New Horizons, you can share your creations with others. Have fun finding the perfect outfits and furniture patterns. I hope you can deck out your island with some fan-made designs you absolutely love.

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