Hands up who loves the Moomins? If you’re anything like us, you can’t help but break into a smile whenever you see this adorable family, full of personality and gentle humour. So of course we were over the moon to hear there’s a new film coming out, Moomins On The Riviera – and even more overjoyed to see these exclusive crocheted toys, created by Inside Crochet designer Irene Strange.
With their whimsical humour and droll observations on everyday life, the Moomins and their friends are the most successful Finnish comic strip ever written, translated into dozens of languages and loved all over the world. The new film, Moomins On The Riviera, sees the family and friends set off in search of adventure – but while they’re busy making friends with aristocrats and playboys, the group seems in danger of breaking apart. The patient Moominmamma retires to their boat, waiting for them to return and remember their philosophy, to: “Live in peace, plant potatoes and dream.”
Directed by Xavier Picard and starring Russell Tovey as Moomin and Tracy Ann Oberman as Moominmamma, Moomins On The Riviera opens in UK cinemas on 22 May. The story closely follows Tove Jansson’s original comic, and has been made with love, care and delight, brought to life with hand-drawn animation techniques to capture the feel of the books.
These delightful crochet versions of Moomin and his love, Snorkmaiden, are the perfect way to celebrate the new film, creating a toy to pass on to your children or simply display on a mantelpiece. Made using amigurumi techniques you could easily finish one in a weekend – why not make the pair and take them with you on a family trip to see the film? These cute and cuddly friends will make great companions for bedtime snuggles and family cuddles, so dig out your hook and yarn and crochet with a smile.
Find the pattern in issue 66 of Inside Crochet, out now.
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These are just adorable!!!