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Mochimochis Took Over Crown Publishing

The Mochimochis from Mochimochi Land took over Crown Publishing. They infiltrated the Random House building, stormed the 6th floor and captured Crown’s publisher. The battle was documented by both sides on Twitter using the hashtag #MochimochisAttack.

Follow the entire Mochimochi-Crown publishing battle! It’s terrifying, it’s adorable, it’s really happening!

Not sure what mochimochi are? A mochimochi can be anything, from fearsome baby gators to pigs with beehive hairdos, from the toe-nibbling monster slippers to an assortment of itty-bitty hamsters, micro mountains, and human beans complete with comb-overs!

Toys, people! Who doesn’t love toys? They make you smile, give you something to squeeze and hug, and can even sit on the couch and watch TV with you. But could the toy be a couch, or an old-fashioned television? Is that too weird?

Not if the toy is mochimochi, the super-cute and strange knitted toys author Anna Hrachovec created after falling in love with the bizarre character designs that are popular in Japan. Super-Scary Mochimochi are here, and they’re taking over, just in time for Halloween.

Mochimochi Take Over Crown Publishing     

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. Super-Scary Mochimochi is available from Potter Craft wherever books are sold.

RIFers! We know there are some mochimochis out there! We want to see them: post a photo of your super-scary mochimochi or another Halloween craft project on Read It Forward Facebook or tweet it with the hashtag #MochimochisAttack. If we feature your photo, we’ll send you a copy of Super-Scary Mochimochi!

  • Alexis

    OMGGGG!!! I would LOVE this one!!!

  • Elizabeth

    Love the description. What fun!

  • Nina

    …could it really be??? I’ve been knitting for a long time and I recognized the subject of your email, Super-Scary Mochimochi. But I never really expected it to be a knitting book!!! I would be sooooo happy to have this one in my knitting library!

  • noreen

    These monsters are scary fun :)

  • Barbara Sanchez

    vrey cute and great for kids

  • rose mortimer

    sounds like a good read

  • Cindy Raible

    WOW – looking at the pictures makes me want to learn to knit!! What a cool idea and book.

  • Suzanne Hunt

    I would love to read this!

  • Amber Rairdan

    Love it!!!

  • laurie blum

    I want to read this book ;)

  • Liz

    Looks like a fun book!

  • laurie blum

    I am a knitter/crafter – hope I win!!

  • Janet G.

    I love having fun while I’m reading.

  • Tracey S.

    Most of my early knitting attempts were pretty scary. But now I have the experience to make pretty, scary monsters!

  • Christy Hawkes

    If I’m not too late, please enter me – I’d love to read this book!

  • Nadia Archuleta

    Sounds hilarious — would love to read it!

  • Alissa

    Ooh, sounds like a fun book!

  • Linda H

    Sounds like a fun read

  • Angela G

    This looks like a fun book to have on my coffee table!

  • Kathy P

    Love this quirky fun idea, wasn’t expecting it to be a knitting book! I have some stash yarn that would make a very scary monster my six year old would love.