Toys to Scare You Silly!
What creatures lurk in the darkest shadows of Mochimochi Land? Only the most adorable assortment of knitted monsters, such as tiny vampire brats, a teenage werewolf, and a miniature gang of killer bees. They may be more cute than scary, but try not to bruise their egos. These toys think they’re terrifying!
You’ll find 20 patterns for big beasties, tiny critters, and even goblins that will gobble up your iPad, all rendered in Anna Hrachovec’s quirky signature style. Or create your own mix ʼn’ match monster with more than 20 customizable body parts and features that you can assemble any way you want. After all, nothing is scarier than a clever knitter armed with yarn, needles, and a wild imagination.
Whether you’re already a devoted fan of mochimochi, love scary stuff, or just need a good laugh, Super-Scary Mochimochi offers everything you need to knit your own world of creatures that will go bump in the night in the cutest way possible.
Table of Contents
Enter If You Dare . . .
Weapons Inventory (stuff you need to get started)
Knitting for Little Ghouls (childproofing)
Monstersizing (checking gauge)
The Gory Details (basic toy knitting techniques)
Secrets from the Toy-knitting Grave (additional techniques and tips)
Compact Fluorescent Eels
Conjoined Lab Rats
Little Miss Widow
Mama Bear Cave
Creepy New Species
Mix ’n Match Monsters
Create a Custom Super-Scary Mochi
About Anna Hrachovec
ANNA HRACHOVEC launched Mochimochi Land (mochimochiland.com), a website and brand of knitted toy patterns, in early 2007. Her original knitted creations have been featured on the Martha Stewart Show, around the web, and in print, as well as exhibited in galleries in New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Berlin, and Tokyo. In addition to her website, Anna maintains a blog (mochimochiland.com/weblog), a Flickr group (Mochimochi Land's Photostream), and a Ravelry group for her fans (Mochimochi Land Lovers). Anna has written three previous knitting books: Knitting Mochimochi, Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi, and Super-Scary Mochimochi. She lives in New York with her husband, John Teti.
"If you are at all interested in knitting toys, get this book—you will not be disappointed." --Wendy D. Johnson, WendyKnits.com
"It's wonderful and fun and creative. And really, not all that scary. Just don't tell the toys." --KnittingScholar.com