Pattern: Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi Santas
We use these as Christmas ‘corsages’ during our volunteer shift in Children’s Medical Center. The kids love them!
My Santa is slightly bigger than Joan’s. For the smaller Santa I split the black yarn. I don’t have thin black yarn, but it worked, just wasn’t very easy to knit. For my Santa I decided not to split the yarn, hence the legs were much much bigger and I decided to make the rest of the body bigger as well.
Unfortunately, I didn’t finish my Santa in time to be able to have both Santas in the same picture, I had already gifted the smaller Santa to Joan by then.
I had the hardest time getting the embroidery done. I had to redo the eyes a few times. Everything is so tiny and I wanted the eyes to look right. In the pattern the Santa doesn’t have a mouth, but Maarten suggested it would look nicer, so I added the mouth and I agree. Although small Santa could be smiling a bit more…
I knit these Santas on size 1 (2.25mm, or size “toothpick”) DPNs and broke 1 in half and broke the tip off of another one :-/.