No Sew Niffler Pattern

Make a niffler without having to sew anything to anything else. My guys are around 2 inches tall, they have a little tail at the back, and a SVPL (slightly visible pouch line). The pattern also includes a house scarf that needs no weaving in, and wizardly coins that don’t cost you anything. Please use your nifflers responsibly.

No Sew Niffler

Materials

  • DK yarn (8ply) in black (7g), beige (small amount), in gold coin colour (small amount), silver coin colour yarn (small amount), and main House scarf colour (small amount)
  • 4ply yarn in black for eyes (small amount), and secondary House scarf colour (small amount)
  • 3mm hook
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Stuffing

 

Terms

MR = magic ring

CH = chain

SLST = slip stitch

SC = single crochet (US), double crochet (UK)

DC = double crochet (US), treble crochet (UK)

TC = treble crochet (US), double treble (UK)

INC = increase (2sc in the next stitch)

DEC = decrease

FLO = front loops only

BLO = back loops only

3POP = 3dc popcorn stitch (see below)

4POP = 4dc popcorn stitch (see below)

FO = fasten off

(…) = number of stitches in round

[…] = repeat these instructions

 

Popcorn Stitches

3dc popcorn stitch: 3dc in next stitch. Take working loop off the hook, put hook through 1st dc. Put working loop back on the hook, pull loop through stitch.

4dc popcorn stitch: 4dc in next stitch. Take working loop off the hook, put hook through 1st dc. Put working loop back on the hook, pull loop through stitch.

For more help, please see the photo tutorial section at the end.

 

Notes

  • The main pattern is worked in continuous rounds, do not join or turn work unless instructed.

 

Pattern

Niffler

Start with black yarn, crochet underlined instructions in beige.

Round 1: 6sc in a mr

Round 2: inc around (12)

Round 3: [sc, inc] around (18)

Round 4: [sc, inc, sc] around (24)

Round 5: sc around

Round 6: 9sc, sc, 4sc, sc, 9sc (24)

Round 7: 9sc, sc – make beak in flo: slst in next stitch, ch3, tc in same stitch as slst, 2tc in next stitch, 2tc in next stitch, tc in next stitch, ch3, slst in same stitch as tc – in both loops: sc, 9sc (20sc and 6tc)

Round 8: 10sc, sc in 4 unused back loops of round 7, 10sc (24)

Round 9-10: sc around

Start stuffing and keep stuffing as you go.

Round 11: [inc, 11sc] twice (26)

Round 12: 10sc, 3pop, 6sc, 3pop, 8sc (26)

Round 13: sc around

Round 14: [5sc, inc, 6sc, inc] around (30)

Round 15: 14sc, make pouchline in blo: 5sc, in both loops: 11sc (30)

Round 16: sc, make tail: 4pop, 9sc, 4pop, 9sc, 4pop, 8sc (30)

Round 17: sc around

If your pouch and feet look a bit off centre this point, don’t panic. Mine do, too. They should line up when everything is finished.

Round 18: [3sc, dec] around (24)

Round 19: [sc, dec, sc] around (18)

Round 20: [dec, sc] around (12)

Round 21: dec around (6)

Fo, finish stuffing, close hole.

Embroider eyes using a French knot. To do this, thread a needle with 4ply yarn. Bring it up through of the middle of a beige eye patch. Hold the needle close to the work and wrap the yarn around the needle three times. Take the needle back through the work, close to where you came out.

 

Gold Coin

Use gold coin colour yarn. Coin is made in joined rounds, do not turn work.

Round 1: 6sc in a mr, slst to first stitch

Round 2: ch1, inc around, slst to first stitch (12)

Round 3: ch1, [inc, sc] around, slst to first stitch (18)

Round 4: ch1, [inc, 2sc] around, slst to first stitch (24)

Fo, weave in ends.

 

Silver Coin

Use silver coin colour yarn. Coin is made in joined rounds, do not turn work.

Round 1: 6sc in a mr, slst to first stitch

Round 2: ch1, inc around, slst to first stitch (12)

Fo, weave in ends.

 

Scarf

Use main House scarf colour and secondary House scarf colour. Hold them together and work as if they’re one yarn.

Row 1: ch37. Without twisting the scarf, slst in 5th ch from the starting knot. Ch5 (42ch)

Fo and unwind the yarn ends to make a fringe.

 

 

Photo Tutorial Section

Popcorn Stitches

Change colours from black to beige on the sc before the pop stitch. Make either 3 or 4 dc in the next stitch, according to pattern, changing back to black on the last dc. Take the working loop off the hook.

 

Put the hook through the 1st dc stitch and put the working loop back on the hook. Pull the loop through the dc stitch. Make sure the popcorn stitch is pushed out as you continue.

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You may sell finished items made from this pattern. Do not sell or redistribute the pattern itself.

7 thoughts on “No Sew Niffler Pattern

  1. Hi 🙂 just made one of those, they turned out very cute! Thanks for the pattern!!

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