Crochet Your Own Niffler!

Materials:

1. Size F hook
2. 0.5 inch shank buttons for the eyes
3. Black, brown and light brown yarn
4. Stuffing
5. Darning needle and scissors

**Don’t forget to stuff along the way.**

Head and Body:

1. With brown yarn. 6sc in magic circle. (6)
2. 2sc in each st. (12)
3. (1sc in st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (18)
4. (1sc in next 2st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (24)
5. (1sc in next 3st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (30)
6. (1sc in next 4st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (36)
7. 1sc in each st. For 7 rows. (36)
8. In the first 18st (1sc in st. 2sc in st.). 1sc in the rest of the 18st. (45)
9. (1sc in next 4st. 2sc in st.) x 9. (54)
10. 1sc in each st. For 7 rows. (54)
11. (1sc in next 5st. 2sc in st.) x 9. (63)
12. 1sc in each st. For 8 rows. (63)
13. (1sc in next 5st. Sc2tog.) x 9. (54)
14. (1sc in next 4st. Sc2tog.) x 9. (45)
15. (1sc in next 3st. Sc2tog.) x 9. (36)
16. (1sc in next 4st. Sc2tog.) x 6. (30)
17. (1sc in next 3st. Sc2tog.) x 6. (24)
18. (1sc in next 2st. Sc2tog.) x 6. (18)
19. (1sc in st. Sc2tog.) x 6. (12)
20. Sc2tog x 6. FO. Sew gap closed.

Eyes:

Use small shank buttons or safety eyes for the eyes. Use yarn to insert them. Make sure that the eyes are centered and placed just above the beak. For the area around the yes I used light brown yarn. Chain 10, FO. and sew around the eyes as shown in the video. I used a backstitch.

Beak:

1. With light brown color. Chain 4.
2. We are going to create an oval shape. 1sc in second chain from hook. 1sc in next chain. 3sc in last chain. Add a marker in the middle of the 3sc. We are now going to turn our work and continue crocheting in the back of the chain. 1sc in each back chain except the last chain. 3sc in the last chain. Add a marker in the middle of the 3sc. We are going to keep repeating this process until we get up to 14st.
3. 1sc in each st. For 3 rows. (14)
4. (1sc in next 6st. 2sc in st.) x 2. (16)
5. 1sc in each st. For 2 rows. (16)
6. (1sc in next 3st. 2sc in st.) x 4. (20)
7. (1sc in next 3st. 2sc in st.) x 5. (25)
8. 3hdc in st. 1sc in next 3st. Hdc. 2hdc. Hdc. 1sc in next 3st. 3hdc in st. 1sc in the rest of the st.
9. FO. Stuff and sew onto the face using a backstitch.
10. With black color. Embroider the nostrils.

Arms (Make 2):

1. With brown color. 6sc in magic circle. (6)
2. 2sc in each st. (12)
3. 1sc in each st. For 2 rows. (12)
4. (1sc in st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (18)
5. 1sc in each st. For 8 rows. (18)
6. Change to light brown yarn. 1sc in each st. For 3 rows. (18)
7. Create the fingers. Please see the images and video for guidance.
8. Sew the arms onto the body using a whip stitch.

Legs (Make 2):

1. With brown color. 6sc in magic circle. (6)
2. 2sc in each st. (12)
3. (1sc in st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (18)
4. (1sc in next 2st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (24)
5. 1sc in each st. For 11 rows. (24)
6. Change to light brown. 1sc in each st. For 2 rows. (24)
7. FO.

Bottom Part of Feet (Make 2):
1. With light brown color. 6sc in magic circle. (6)
2. 2sc in each st. (12)
3. (1sc in st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (18)
4. (1sc in next 2st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (24)
5. FO. Create the feet. Please see the images and the video for guidance.

Once all the leg and feet parts are complete, sew onto body using a whip stitch.

Pouch:
1. With brown color. Chain 2.
2. 3sc in the second chain from the hook. (3)
3. Chain 1. Turn. 2sc in each st. (6)
4. Chain 1. Turn. (1sc in st. 2sc in st.) x 3. (9)
5. Chain 1. Turn. (1sc in next 2st. 2sc in st.) x 3. (12)
6. Chain 1. Turn. (1sc in next 3st. 2sc in st.) x 3. (15)
7. Chain 1. Turn. (1sc in next 4st. 2sc in st.) x 3. (18)
8. Chain 1. Turn. (1sc in next 5st. 2sc in st.) x 3. (21)
9. 2sc in that last stitch you were just on. Then turn onto the back of your work. You are now going to work single crochets into this edge. Please see video for guidance.
10. FO. Sew onto the belly using a whip stitch. Make sure it is centered.

Tail:
1. With brown color. 6sc in magic circle. (6)
2. 2sc in each st. (12)
3. (1sc in st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (18)
4. 1sc in each st. For 3 rows. (18)
5. (1sc in next 2st. 2sc in st.) x 6. (24)
6. 1sc in each st. For 8 rows. (24)
7. FO. Stuff and sew onto doll using a whip stitch.

Luna Lion Hat Pattern

I’m a huge Harry Potter fan. I guess you could say I’m a Potterhead. I’ve been seeing hats like these online and I’ve decided to make my own. I tried to make this screen accurate. I also want to design hats for the rest of the houses. I’m currently finalizing my Ravenclaw pattern which will be coming out soon 🙂

This lion hat is an adult hat but it will fit a small child if you add ties on the flaps. This would be perfect for cosplay, play time and Halloween. My son loves wearing the hats I make and it’s a lot of fun to pretend. Also, if you are giving this to a small child to play with, you can omit the whiskers because they can be quite sharp at the ends.

If you would like to buy the pattern it is in my shop here: Luna Lion Hat Pattern.

Cory and Chrissy Carson Patterns

This show is adorable. I love it. My kids love it. It’s just a nice, clean show for kids and I don’t have to worry about what they are watching when I put this one. Cory Carson is a show on Netflix and it revolves around Cory and his family. Chrissy also has her own show and it’s so cute. If you guys haven’t seen this show, it’s a must see if your kids love cars. There are tons of shows out there with bad writing and they have generic lines and you have a few chuckles but this show is on another level.

So, being me, I had to make these dolls. My son’s birthday is in July and he got so excited when I started making them. How could I resist? He was excited that I was making them for him. If you want to make Cory and Chrissy Carson please click on this link here: Cory Carson Patterns.

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Totoro Easter Basket

It’s that time of year again when our kids hunt for Easter eggs. I looked online for inspiration and I couldn’t find any that I liked. I decided to make my own pattern because there were no reference images and no patterns available for a Totoro Easter basket. I was shocked since he’s so super popular now. He’s everywhere. I got the idea from my son calling Totoro a bunny so why not right?

This pattern will be on sale in my shop. If you would like to make this super cute Easter basket head on over and click on this link: Totoro Easter Basket.