Moomin Troll Family


This pattern is inspired by some of the adorable inhabitants of Moominvalley, from the Tove Jansson stories. The pattern covers how to create the basic Moomin Troll and then how to make all the accessories required for Moomin Pappa, Moomin Mamma and Snorkmaiden.

The pattern has been worked up in aran weight cotton yarn (Brand: Drops Paris), but you could substitute for a different weight/yarn type as long as you change the hook size accordingly.

But first a few details:

Terminology: The pattern is written in English, in standard US terminology

Measurements: The finished piece measures approx. 19cm tall to the top of the ears, 22cm with the Moomin Pappa’s hat.

What you’ll need:

  • Aran weight yarn (Drops Paris) – White, Black, Red and Yellow
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • 9 mm safety eyes (x8)
  • Stuffing material
  • Stitch markers and pins (optional)
  • Yarn needle

Stitch Knowledge Required:

  • Magic ring
  • Slip stitch
  • Chain stitch
  • Single crochet stitch
  • Front loops only
  • Back loops only
  • Invisible decrease

And here’s a tour of what the finished articles looks like:

Moomin Troll

Moomin Pappa

With his top hat and cane!

Moomin Mamma

With her striped apron


With her blonde hair and leg band

So, for all the Moomin fans out there, you can purchase the pattern via our Ravelry or Etsy stores by clicking the links below :

The pattern can be purchased from our Etsy store by clicking HERE


it can be purchased from our Ravelry store by clicking HERE.

Any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below. If you’d like to see more nerd inspired crochet designs then please hit the like button and let us know what you think!

2 replies to Moomin Troll Family
  1. Is it okay that a certain lady sells your design on these trolls? I don’t think so. Who has the patent on them?
    There is a woman who sells a lot of designs, which she says are hers, but obviously they are not. Can you do something to stop her?


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