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super scary mochimochiGiven that it’s Halloween week, I thought it might be fun to offer a giveaway that’s a little creepy.

This week I have on offer a copy of Anna Hrachovec’s Super-Scary Mochimochi, which you might understand from looking at the cover of this book isn’t really that scary at all. This book offers patterns for somewhat creepy creatures like itty-bitty witches, a mummified cat and zombies emerging from a knit graveyard, but most of them come off more cute than scary.

In addition you’ll find formulas and construction ideas for making your own creatures like those featured on the cover. You can make a little critter with a square body and fangs or a two-headed, tentacled beast with antennae, among many other options. (Check out my review on About for more information.)

Leave a comment on this post before the end of the day Sunday (that’s Nov. 4) for a chance to win. Let’s see, why don’t you tell me about your Halloween plans. Are you or someone in your family dressing up? What do you love to do for the holiday? My daughter is going to be a butterfly, and we’ll probably try to go to trick or treating in our downtown Square as well as a little around the neighborhood (I say “try” because it didn’t go too well last year, but I think she understands it better now.)

By Sarah White

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50 Comments so far

  1. Sheila on October 29, 2012 3:01 pm

    I don’t really have any Halloween plans. I’m quite busy volunteering for the US election, maybe I’ll go trick or voting (canvassing to get out the vote in costume).

  2. Andrea in Canada on October 29, 2012 3:26 pm

    i did many things/costumes for halloween! i made a giant witches hat for my front yard and made spell books out of a bi-fold door! it looks great!!! made my daughter look like a disco ball, made a plain black tshirt look like tetris, ended up spray painting (cause dye wouldnt work!) to make an old costume into the kool aid man and made a helmet look like the one in skyrim (ps3 game)!! halloween is my favorite holiday and i am already planning my decorations for next year!!

  3. Maryanne on October 29, 2012 3:41 pm

    I’m on the East Coast, so I just hope Hurricane Sandy passes on before Wednesday. Otherwise, Hallowe’en may be postponed this year.

  4. Allie on October 29, 2012 4:58 pm

    Over the weekend, I went to a party with friends and dressed up as this video game character: http://cdn.gamerant.com/wp-content/uploads/Portal-2-Chell.jpg

  5. ellen lai on October 29, 2012 6:51 pm

    We don’t really celebrate Halloween here in Singapore, but all these Halloween crafts are real fantastic.

  6. turtle on October 29, 2012 7:22 pm

    we are going to a party this coming weekend, for the day itself we will be watching the rocky horror at home while passing out the candy

  7. Michelle on October 29, 2012 9:43 pm

    Sadly on Halloween I’ll be taking a test. :-( but hopefully I’ll be eating some halloween candy after it!

  8. Michelle on October 29, 2012 9:43 pm

    Sadly on Halloween I’ll be taking a test. :-( but hopefully I’ll be eating some halloween candy after it!

  9. KateMet on October 29, 2012 11:12 pm

    We just moved into a new house in the country, and I’m a bit worried we won’t get trick-or-treaters. I decorated the yard early to try to encourage some to come. Otherwise, I’ll be watching the Nightmare Before Christmas.

  10. Dana on October 30, 2012 12:41 am

    We don’t have Haloween celebration here for the similar holiday that requires customs- I have made a ladybug outfit for my little girl :) Thanks for the great givaway!

  11. Anastasia G on October 30, 2012 1:12 am

    I’m taking my two young boys to the boardwalk like area on the marina. It seems like all the children from town go there and it is a crazy site. Halloween is followed by Day of the Dead here for two days. So we sort of have three days of Halloween!

  12. Wendy Hatton on October 30, 2012 1:40 am

    I am amazed at the fabulous, imaginative ideas that people are posting for Hallowe’en treats and costumes. So many fun ideas.
    I’m very into soft toy making at the moment so would love a copy of this book.

  13. Tiffany on October 30, 2012 2:37 am

    This Halloween holds a lot of firsts for me… This is my first Halloween not only in a new home (we’ve been here a little over a month), but it is also my first Halloween with my fiance. We are going to carve pumpkins in the morning, which is a first for me as an adult. And for the first time in a really long time we’re going to hand out candy to trick or treaters.

  14. Kajubo on October 30, 2012 2:40 am

    I knit toys as a hobby and find Anna’s creations so cute. As I have several grandson’s who would love these, It is a book that would be perfect for me.

  15. wendy on October 30, 2012 2:54 am

    I’m English and Halloween really isn’t a big thing over here. I don’t have kids either so we don’t really notice it at all!

  16. barbara n on October 30, 2012 3:03 am

    I live in Florida so the only way I know it is Halloween (other than all the candy in the store) is I have a pumpkin on my front porch!

  17. Robin D on October 30, 2012 3:04 am

    We already had trick or treating on Sunday. So nothing special here.

  18. Donna on October 30, 2012 3:29 am

    We’ve already celebrated Halloween – my grandson went trick or treating this weekend – He was Bumblebee from Transformers – there ya go – not very creative since it was store bought but that was what he wanted. Thank you for the giveaway. This would be perfect for the baby and the one coming in February!

  19. Raina Muller on October 30, 2012 3:37 am

    Oh this would be soo fun to make the monsters from. I plan on watching a scaryish movie and handing out candy on Halloween.

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  21. Jessie Hess on October 30, 2012 4:59 am

    We celebrated this past Saturday by hosting a spectacular Halloween party at our church. I was dressed like Nancy Botwin from the show “Weeds ” and my husband was a cowboy biker! Everyone brought a spooky potluck dish. We brought jack o lantern cheeseburger pie. There was a cakewalk, Zombietag, a Scavenger Hunt and lots of fun had by all!

  22. Siobhan Sturdahl on October 30, 2012 5:59 am

    I don’t have any Halloween plans because of the Hurricane. I’d love to win this book!

  23. Anita on October 30, 2012 7:12 am

    well, we’ve had a zombie walk downtown already and today the g/kids are dressing up for halloween at preschool….. it’s a big deal and lots of fun!

  24. Mary Mac on October 30, 2012 7:17 am

    We will be at home watching old Boris Karloff movies.

  25. Elena T on October 30, 2012 7:41 am

    My kids have outgrown trick-or-treating (sadness) so we’ll just be hanging around at home. I do get to dress up for Bunco tonight,tho :)

  26. Susan Spiers on October 30, 2012 8:14 am

    No special plans-am sick with a cold!

  27. Karey on October 30, 2012 9:35 am

    We aren’t dressing up, but we are planning on handing out candy to the kids who stop by!

  28. Vic on October 30, 2012 9:56 am

    My husband & I usually meet up with our friends and have a Halloween themed movie night – the cheesier the better. We eat lots of snacks and junk food. However, this year, the friends are off on their honeymoon so we’ll have to make our own entertainment. I’m thinking hide behind the door and scare kids?

  29. Jan P. on October 30, 2012 10:43 am

    My apartment complex just held a great Halloween party, and I’ll be dressed up for the door-to-door folks.

  30. Carmen on October 30, 2012 11:14 am

    We’re dressing our daughter up as a pumpkin. Boring, I know but at least she has a new knit hat :)

  31. PatriciaJ on October 30, 2012 11:21 am

    I don’t know what halloween’s going to be like, here on the east coast. Hurricane Sandy has put quite a glitch in everyones plans!

  32. Isabella on October 30, 2012 12:04 pm

    Our first Halloween in US, with the hurricane it will be more ….scary!

  33. Claire C on October 30, 2012 12:25 pm

    I don’t have any plans for halloween, but the children that live all around us might change our minds like they do every year. Well we don’t want a “trick” played on us do we!!!

  34. Heather K on October 30, 2012 12:59 pm

    Well, the house and yard are decorated and we are ready for the little imps and goblins. We dress up to dish out the treats. If I win, maybe next year thetreats will be Mochis, LOL

  35. Pat E on October 30, 2012 1:20 pm

    We always hold a zombie walk. It’s lots of fun!

  36. Smaragda on October 30, 2012 1:22 pm

    Well, I live in Greece and even though I always wanted to celebrate Halloween, we don’t have Halloween here…. But I keep crafting every Halloween season cause I love it!!!

  37. Teresa from Florence, Alabama on October 30, 2012 1:50 pm

    I planning to hand out candy to any trick or treaters I have.

  38. Pauleen on October 30, 2012 4:41 pm

    I’ll probably celebrate Halloween with the ghosts that already live in my house :D

  39. jeanne muckey on October 30, 2012 9:11 pm

    I stand out side and give candy to the kids, i love looking at the great costumes they have.

  40. Kathryn G on October 31, 2012 11:09 am

    My daughter is dressing up as Abby Cadabby and we’re going to a little party and then this year will be our first time trick-or-treating.

  41. Danielle F on October 31, 2012 11:10 am

    A mug of warm cider and my cats are my plans!

  42. Nancy on October 31, 2012 12:56 pm

    Plans are to pop up some popcorn and watch scarey shows on tv.

  43. Linda Rumsey on November 1, 2012 7:47 am

    No plans for Halloween – just knit as usual!

  44. WendyR on November 1, 2012 1:57 pm

    I wore my pirate dress to work for Halloween. I made my daughter look like a character from her favorite video game using lots of foam core and duct tape. At least one other kid, who also plays the game, recognized what she was supposed to be, so I guess we will call that a success!

  45. Paula C. on November 2, 2012 9:06 am

    Halloween went great here, all the kids in the area had a great time. This book looks like a lot of fun. Thank you and good luck everyone.

  46. Sandy on November 2, 2012 5:04 pm

    halloween was great!! we took the kids trick or treatin’!!

  47. Isabelle on November 2, 2012 5:05 pm

    this book looks so cute! No Halloween plans, but went to a small get-together earlier in the week.

  48. Tami McDaniel on November 2, 2012 7:52 pm

    We always decorate up our house and hand out candy. I usually dress up as a pirate. I wore in a long blonde wig to work and quite few people did not recognize me or thought there was a new hire. LOL I male treat bags for my daughter’s classroom students, which always includes a new pencil.

  49. Christina on November 3, 2012 2:49 am

    Cute book!! I handed out candy for Halloween.

  50. Malia on November 4, 2012 3:21 pm

    Well, being in the entertainment field always means that you work on holidays. But at least this year I was able to do something appropriate. I’m currently Stage Managing for a Ballet Company in Columbus, OH and this past Halloween we played for a sold out house of Dracula!

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