My First Crochet Pattern: Golden Snitch

I have a confession to make. I’m a huge Potterhead (for all of you less nerdy people, that means that I’m a big fan of Harry Potter)! Seriously, I’ve read the books and watched the movies multiple times.

One of the things that I love about the Harry Potter books is how vivid and imaginative the setting is. I like that J.K. Rowling is constantly adding little details that help the reader to better visualize the wizarding world.

That being said, I love all the Quidditch scenes in Harry so much! I even dressed up as the Golden Snitch for Halloween once. It was a no-brainer for my first published crochet pattern to be the Golden Snitch.

Caught the Golden Snitch!

This Golden Snitch would be a perfect gift for the Potterhead in your life, or just to keep for yourself. Without further ado, here is the pattern!

Golden Snitch Pattern

Materials:

  • Yellow worsted (4) weight yarn
  • White worsted (4) weight yarn
  •  4.00 mm crochet hook
  •  Yarn needle
  •  Stuffing

Crochet terms needed:

Sc = single crochet, sc2tog = single crochet two together, ss = slip stitch, ch = chain, st = stitch, dc = double crochet, hdc = half double crochet, mc = magic circle

For Golden Snitch Ball:

Start with yellow yarn.

Row 1: Sc 6 in mc. Ss to first st. (6 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1. Sc 2 in each st around. Ss to first st. (12 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, ( 2 sc in  next st, sc), repeat around. Ss to first st. (18 sts)

Rows 4-6: Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Sc to first st. (18 sts)

Row 7: Ch 1. ( Sc2tog, sc), repeat around. Ss to first st. (12 sts).

Stuff work.

Row 8: Ch 1. Sc2tog around. Ss to first st. (6 sts)

Row 9: Ss in each st around.

Bind off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew hole closed.

For Golden Snitch Wings (make 2) :

Start with white yarn.

Row 1: Ch 13. Turn, sc in 2nd chain and in each chain across. (12 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Sc in next 10 sts. (10 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Sc 10. (10 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn. Sc in next 8 sts. (8 sts)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn. Hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 5 sts, and hdc 2 in last st of row. Continuing up the top side of work, beginning with the st you just crocheted in, dc in first 4 sts, hdc in next st, ss in last st.

Bind off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew wings to either side of golden snitch ball. Weave in all ends.

And 150 points to you!

Gillian

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