Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi is Here!

The big wait is finally over—Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi is here!


I’m hoping for a tiny knitting revolution as knitters pause briefly from bigger projects to make some itty-bitty toys… and then get hooked on tiny knitting!

This book is extra-special to me because it all started right here on the Mochimochi Blog, when I began a challenge to design a new tiny toy every day for a month in 2009. That challenge has been ongoing on a weekly basis ever since then, and the enthusiasm, ideas, and funny captions that you readers have contributed made it possible to keep going and even to turn it into a book!


Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi features more than 40 patterns from my tiny challenge, plus a few more than I haven’t shown on the blog yet. It also features the beautiful photography of Brandi Simons, who knows how to start a fire indoors and not burn up the Tiny Caveman who’s standing next to it!

Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi is available at Amazon, at Barnes & Noble, and at other bookstores all over the US. If you have a favorite local yarn store, they hopefully have it too! And there are now signed copies available in the Mochimochi Shop as well!

If you’re in the NYC area, I’ll be doing a book signing at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio on Thursday, September 8th. RSVP is required, so sign up at the LBYS website asap!

26 thoughts on “Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi is Here!

  1. I got out early this morning and stopped at my Barnes and Noble and picked up my copy. Can’t wait to get off work and knit up some Tinys!! Anna would you consider visiting the tropical state of Florida on a book tour? If you did I would love to meet the Master Knitter! :)

    Congrats on the release!

  2. Mine is on it’s way from the Mochimochi Shop!!!! Congrats!!!!

    Is there a way to speed up shipping for free? I really want it!

  3. I preordered mine in May and it’s currently in Kentucky on it’s way to Texas!!! I cannot wait for it to get here!!! Congratulations, Anna!!
    BTW, I’m loving my tote bag!!! Thanks!!

  4. Congratulations. I’m looking at your book right now. The mermaid and the baked potato are calling to me. Why those two exactly I don’t know. They all look fun. I’ve already made 5 gnomes from the pattern on your website and they are great. I added some curly hair and frilly dresses to make a couple of girl gnomes. I’ve been looking forward to this book for months!

  5. to bad I dont live in the us :( I would love to have that book! hopefully your book gonna sell in europe soon!

  6. Yahooooo!………can’t wait for my Amazon delivery……….have been waiting soooo long: can’t stand the suspense………and it will have WONDERFUL treasures to knit!!……..well done you!!

  7. Will I need smaller sized needles for my teeny projects? What size do you suggest to use for them? I just want to be ready to go when the book gets here! Thank you for giving me a great past time while I’m stationed in South Korea!

  8. Consider a teeny tiny revolution started! My mom is sending me the book as an early birthday present :) She’s already requested I make about 25 lions, elephants, birds, and monkeys each for her students. Yep, I’m gonna be a busy knitting fool! Thank you so much Anna for this fantastic book!

  9. Thank you for these happy comments, everyone! I am really exited about this book, and it’s so cool to see that you share my enthusiasm!

    Nicole – I recommend using fingering weight (sock) yarn and size one double-pointed needles, but you can actually use any kind of yarn and corresponding needles that you like. If you use something thicker, you will just end up with heftier toys (which are also really fun)!

    Lachlan – I’m shipping out all of the books as quickly as I can!!

  10. I picked up my copy yesterday and half already done several ghosts and a hotdog!! Love, love, love it and can’t wait to do them all! Thank you for this book!!!

  11. Goody! How long do you think it will take to get to the middle of PA? It is about a 4 hour drive to NYC.

  12. Your new book is amazing!!!! I almost fell out of my chair when I saw the baked potato!!!

  13. Your book is so awesome. Looking forward to making several of your creations. What do you think about using embroidery thread to make them. You can get pack of many colors for a small cost. Was wondering if there might be any draw backs for using the thread for these tiny creations.

  14. Jenai – I actually have tried knitting with embroidery thread, and it was way too impossible! I was using cotton thread, which just wasn’t flexible enough to make tiny knitted stitches. But I have used lace-weight yarn and size 0000 needles (I talk about it in the book), which makes for a VERY tiny toy. Not recommended for relaxing knitting!

  15. Thanks Olivia! I actually have another book coming out sometime next year! Keep an eye out for it in early fall 2012…

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