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Super-Scary Mochimochi: 20+ Cute and Creepy Creatures to Knit Paperback – September 18, 2012

4.8 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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"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

About the Author

Anna Hrachovec is the author of Knitting Mochimochi and Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi. She launched her knitted toy patterns in 2007, and her creations have been featured on The Martha Stewart Show and exhibited in galleries worldwide. Visit her and her designs at mochimochiland.com.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Potter Craft (September 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307965767
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307965769
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #311,835 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
It seems like there are tons of books with cute little creatures for those who crochet, but not nearly as many for those of us who knit. Well, Hrachovec does it again with her third book that is just as cute as all her others.

All of the creatures are gauged for an intermediate level knitter, but basically if you know how to knit with double pointed needles you'll be fine.

The best part in the book is the monster maker section which shows you how to make an assortment of different bodies, appendages, and facial features. The neat part is it doesn't put them together for you in an exact pattern-- you get to construct them however you desire! The possibilities are endless!

Lastly, as she made famous in her last book, Teeny Tiny Mochimochi, there are some adorable patterns for fingering weight yarn. I'm in love with her little witches design and her zombie pattern.

Seriously, who wouldn't want to own this book?!
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Super-Scary Mochimochi is Anna Hrachovec's third book where she shares patterns for adorable knitted creatures. This new book came out just in time for me to knit up some scary, cute fun for Halloween and it has over 20 ideas to make. I had a hard time getting the book away from my daughters, they sit and squee over all of the "cute and creepy creatures". The author has a really great, quirky style and she turns out darling monsters, werewolves, spiders, minitaurs and more. It's such a modern, colorful take on an age old craft and if you are new to knitting (or just want to brush up on it, like me) there is a large help section in the front with all of the basics. Super-Scary Mochimochi suggests knitting the characters in the round to allow for minimal seams and recommends double pointed needles for this. There are lots of large photos showing this and other techniques in detail.

One of the best things about these knitted cuties is that they give me a way to use up my leftover yarn, as they all only take a small amount to complete, especially the teeny ones. Also, if you use thinner yarn and needles, you'll produce smaller beasties, with the opposite being true for larger ones. I enjoyed the fun Mix and Match section, where she breaks down the various parts and lets us decide what kind of monster we want to create and also get to add fangs, a mustache or even a clown nose to our creations. The Mama Bear Cave is just delightful, with Mama Bear holding her tiny cubs in her mouth-cave and the Zombie Sleepover is just freakishly adorable, but I started out with the Bitty Witches, because I thought they would be a fun decoration for the trick or treaters. I really love Super-Scary Mochimochi and I'm looking forward to see what else the author produces in the future.
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I don't know where Anna got her ideas from for this book. She really has the most creative mind and slightly ghoulish, too. :) So many cute and clever characters in the book, I couldn't pick a favorite if I tried. I particularly liked the last section, where you learned how to put various scary parts together to make your own super-scary monster. Also, this book is just not for Halloween, although it has plenty of Halloween type characters in it. I love Anna's books. I have all of them.
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As one who doesn’t always like to follow patterns and gets highly frustrated when I don’t understand something, I found the author’s notes to be helpful. By breaking down the patterns into sections, she made knitting less difficult and stress free. The patterns go by somewhat quickly, which I liked, and I think is quite good for all the impatient knitters out there. In my opinion, a few of the creature designs are not entirely cute, so this is one of the reasons why I enjoyed the “mix and match monsters” section, where I was able to practice certain techniques and design the toy specifically how I wanted. Anna Hrachovec makes knitting simple and easy to comprehend

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Not only is this book filled with wonderful patterns and ideas for the knitter who tired LONG ago of making sweaters, scarves, hats, mittens, etc .... but it is cleverly written. And the photography is hilarious genius. Even my non-knitter adult son picked this book up and then could not put it down. Best gift ever for your friends who knit.
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I love this innovative book of little knitted monsters! Mainly I have plans to knit up my own monsters from the monster part section, pick your ears, legs, arms, body shape, embellish with tongue or antennae or not...its Mix and Match Monsters, what a terrific idea!
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The critters in this book are really silly and cute. I like that there is a section that provides individual pieces so that you can build your own monster. Little ones can pick the pieces and personalize their own monster. Lots of fun!
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Though they claim to be super-scary, these patterns are super-adorable, and equally fun to make.

I especially like the part that offers instructions on how to make and attach various parts and pieces, so you can create a monster of your own.
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