Today we’re meeting one of my favorite knitting designers, Anna Hrachovec, from Mochimochi Land! Anna is a Brooklyn-based designer and artist who combines a wacky sense of humor, unusual design elements, and Japanese kawaii aesthetics to create knitted creatures that all ages can get excited about. After growing bored with her hobby of knitting scarves and hats a few years back, since 2007 she has been making squishy bathtubs, stacking cats, and other seriously silly toys out of yarn and needles.
Anna divides her time between designing patterns that she shares with an enthusiastic crafting community and creating more complex knitted pieces for exhibition. Her character-based soft sculptures and installations have been exhibited in galleries around the US and in Europe and Asia.
She has written two books of patterns for knitted toys, Knitting Mochimochi and Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi. Read more about Anna on her designer profile.
Free Knitting Pattern from Anna
Knit Toilet Paper – This cute little guy is one of the most talked about patterns in AllFreeKnitting history! I’m sure you can see why!
Make sure you take a look at all of Anna’s adorable patterns and let us know which one is your favorite!