Free Pattern – The Golden Snitch

I made this pattern for the Golden Snitch up a few movies ago for a store window but realized I had never shared it you all until someone asked for it recently on Flickr..
Harry Potter Scarf & Golden Snitch
Now this snitch won’t be flying off anywhere soon but it looks cute hanging by some fishing wire from a ceiling or lamp.

The Golden Snitch
Inspired by the Harry Potter books & movies
Golden Snitch

1 ball gold DK weight yarn (I used Debbie Bliss Merino DK)
Four size 5 double pointed needles
Size 5 straight needles (or just use two of your double pointed ones)
Wire to make the wings stick out.
Polyfil or scrap yarn for stuffing
Gauge is not important on this project just get a tight stitch to hold the stuffing in.

Cast on 6 stitches & divide them evenly among three double pointed needles.
Join together being careful not to twist & place a stitch marker between the last & first stitch.

Row 1: Kfb 6 times (12 stitches)
Row 2: k
Row 3: kfb, kfb, kfb, k3, kfb, kfb, kfb, k3 (18 stitches)
Row 4: k
Row 5: kfb, k1, kfb, k1, kfb, k4, kfb, k1, kfb, k1, kfb, k4 (24 stitches)
Row 6: k
Row 7: kfb, k2, kfb, k2, kfb, k5, kfb, k2, kfb, k2, kfb, k5 (30 stitches)
Row 8: k
Row 9: kfb, k3, kfb, k3, kfb, k6, kfb, k3, kfb, k3, kfb, k6 (36 stitches)
Rows 10-12: k
Row 13: ssk, k3, ssk, k3, ssk, k6, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k6 (30 stitches)
Row 14: k
Row 15: ssk, k2, ssk, k2, ssk, k5, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k5 (24 stitches)
Row 16: k
Row 17: ssk, k1, ssk, k1, ssk, k4, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k4 (18 stitches)
Row 18: k
Row 19: ssk, ssk, ssk, k3, k2tog, k2tog, k2tog, k3 (12 stitches)
Row 20: k
Stuff the ball at this point shaping into a round ball.
Row 21: ssk, ssk, ssk, k2tog, k2tog, k2tog (6 stitches)

Cut your working yarn leaving about a 6-inch tail. Put the tail on a needle & thread it through your 6 remaining stitches. Pull tight to close the ball.

Wings (make 2)

Cast on 18 stitches
Row 1: k
Row 2: ssk, knit until last 2 stitches, k2tog (16 stitches)
Row 3: ssk, knit until end of row (15 stitches)
Rows 4-11: repeat Rows 2 & 3 four times (3 stitches remain)
Row 12: ssk, k1
Row 13 bind off

Sew the wings on the cast on & bind off ends of the ball as in the picture above. Thread a thin piece of wire through the top of the wings & through the ball. Secure it by folding over a little bit of the wire around a stitch & pinch tight with pliers.

Copyright 2007 Kathy Lewinski.
Please do not sell my pattern, claim it as your own or teach it in a store without contacting me. You may link to it from your blog or site.

If you find any problems with this pattern please let me know. Also if you make one I’d love to see it.

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14 Comments to Free Pattern – The Golden Snitch
    • Geraldine
    • Hi Kat,
      I run on behalf of the UK Hand Knitting Association. I'd love to feature your pattern on the website as the last Harry Potter film has just been released here.
      Please visit the website and let me know if you are happy for me to do this.
      Best regards
      (web manager)

    • Tina
    • Thanks for sharing! I already made the HP book-scarf, will definitely knit the Golden Snitch, too, maybe also as a book mark with a braided cord , and it could “live” in a HP book in the book shelf. Will think about this! Your picture also reminded me that I had so much wanted to knit a Griffyndor scarf but never got around. Cold season’s coming again…

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