Mochimochi Land was launched in 2007 as a place where knitted toys and people can live together in a spirit of tolerance. You too can advance human-toy understanding by knitting a new friend!
The characters that inhabit Mochimochi Land are original designs by Anna Hrachovec, a knitter who lives in Chicago. Anna finds inspiration in characters like Hello Kitty, TV shows like Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, and illustrators like Dr Seuss. Anna’s knitted toys have been seen on Nickelodeon, featured on The Martha Stewart Show (twice), and featured in the Chicago Tribune and on Boing Boing, among other publications. She has written five books of patterns, the newest of which, Adventures in Mochimochi Land, is a combination storybook and pattern book.
When she’s not designing patterns to share with fellow crafters, Anna creates character-based knitted art and animations, which have been exhibited around the US, in Europe, and Asia. You can see her art at annahrachovec.com.
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