If you haven't seen the film or read the books, these are creatures hunt for buried treasure. Very cheeky little beasts they are too. They look like a combination of a mole, a beaver and a duck.
I knew I wanted to make mine about life-sized (can you have a life-size for something that fictional?). There is something wonderful about an amigurumi that is large and cuddly just fits in your arms.
I needed some chunky yarn and I found the sirdar hayfield bonus for just £1.99 a ball at Wool warehouse I order two of the chocolate and one of the light natural.
I wasn't 100% sure how I would go about creating the pattern. I knew I wanted it to be life-like rather than changed into a more amigurumi style. The one thing I did know, was there was no getting around creating all sixteen of the fingers and toes. I could have made hands and feet that make the fingers as they were worked but I wanted this to be a very simple pattern and combining can get over fiddly. So I made the fingers and toes first. They are a little bit fiddly but the chunky yarn helps. Once they were done they would show me how big my finished design was going to be.
From there I worked on the legs and arms. These couldn't be straight forward ether and I had to leave them half made and work on the head and body so I knew they would be the right length.
I have put detailed instructions on how to put it together into the pattern but I won't go into it here.
I did manage to finish it that day but I'd lost the light for a good photo.
This morning I typed up the pattern. Made him some coins to go in his pouch and took some brighter photos.
here - Niffler crochet pattern
Not a bad weekends work.
I've also updated some more patterns
here - Georgina the giraffe crochet pattern
here Rusty dog and bone crochet pattern
My nativity. I know Christmas has passed but this pattern is still selling well. Maybe we are all being super organized. This is a long project so it is a nice one to start well before the holidays. Its just £5 for the full set and is available here - Nativity crochet pattern
I have also committed to doing an extension pack to this set with angels, camels, donkeys and more.
Thats it for today.