Anna Hrachovec knits cute and strange things in Chicago.

She grew up in Oklahoma, then began knitting when she was an exchange student living in Japan in 2000. The craft and the influence of the enigmatic characters that she met in Japan have stayed with her ever since. Her own characters inhabit an imaginary world called Mochimochi Land, which has found expression through animations, installations, and knitting patterns.

With her knitting website and pattern books, Anna has inspired knitters worldwide to build on her designs and create worlds of their own. 

Her character-based art has been exhibited in the US, Germany, The Netherlands, Korea, and Japan.

Her work has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, on The Martha Stewart Show, and on BuzzFeed, among other places. 



For commercial inquiries, please contact KOKO Art Agency at agent [at] kokoartagency [dot] com.

You can also contact Anna at anna [at] annahrachovec [dot] com.


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Books by Anna

Adventures in Mochimochi Land (Potter Craft, 2015)

Huge & Huggable Mochimochi (Potter Craft, 2013)

Super-Scary Mochimochi (Potter Craft, 2012)

Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi (Potter Craft, 2011)

Knitting Mochimochi (Watson-Guptill, 2010)


Art Publications

International Motion Art Awards (American Illustration, 2018)

American Illustration 36 (Amilus Inc., 2017) 

The Uppercase Compendium of Craft and Creativity (UPPERCASE, 2016)

American Illustration 33 (Amilus Inc., 2015)

Pictoplasma—Character Portraits (Pictoplasma, 2014)

The Character Compendium (Pictoplasma, 2012)


Recent Exhibitions

"Sweet n Low" (group show), Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA June - August, 2017

“Alt-Fibres” (group show), Branch Gallery, LA, October 1-9, 2016

"Hello Kitty & 99 Friends" (group show), PiQ Grand Central, NYC, April 16 - May 14, 2016

"Playful" (group show), Gallery of City Library, Melbourne, April 2 - 29, 2016

"The Gnome Genome Project," Everyday Mooonday, Seoul, May 23 - June 22, 2015

"WonderWomen" (group show), Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, January - February 2015

"White Monsters" (group show), Everyday Mooonday, Seoul, January 9 - February 22, 2015

"The Wooly Woods," smallspace gallery, Berlin, April 2013 [Pictoplasma Festival]

Laterna Magica film festival, Marseille, December 2012

"Luv-able + Hug-able" (group show), gallery hanahou, NYC, December 2011-January 2012

"Gnomes vs. Snowmen: The battle for Mochimochi Land," gallery hanahou, NYC, November 2011 [Pictoplasma Festival]

"Mochimochimochimochimochi," Lion Brand Yarn Studio, NYC, August-October 2011

"Mochimochi Worlds," smallspace gallery, Berlin, April 2011 [Pictoplasma Festival]

"Luv-able + Hug-able" (group show), gallery hanahou, NYC, December 2010-January 2011

"Greetings from Mochimochi," gallery hanahou, NYC, October 2010