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© Raynor Gellatly

US 1 (2.25 mm) needles
Small amount of worsted or DK weight yarn in yellow or gold
Small amount of worsted or DK weight yarn in white or silver
Yarn needle

Finished Measurements
4.5" x 2" (11.43 cm x 5.08 cm)

Snitch body
Using yellow or gold yarn, CO 6 sts

Row 1: Purl.

Row 2: Kfb every st. (12sts)

Row 3: Purl.

Row 4: *Kfb,k1* across. (18sts)

Row 5: Purl.

Row 6: *Kfb,k2* across. (24sts)

Row 7: Purl.

Row 8: *Kfb,k3* across. (30sts)

Row 9: Purl.

Row 10: *Kfb,k4* across. (36sts)

Row 11: Purl.

Row 12: *Kfb,k5* across. (42sts)

Rows 13-19 (odd): Purl.

Rows 14-18 (even): Knit.

Row 20: *K2tog, k5* across. (36sts)

Row 21: Purl.

Row 22: *K2tog, k4* across. (30sts)

Row 23: Purl.

Row 24: *K2tog, k3* across. (24sts)

Row 25: Purl.

Row 26: *K2tog, k2* across. (18sts)

Row 27: Purl.

Row 28: *K2tog, k1* across. (12sts)

Row 29: Purl.

Row 30: *K2tog* across. (6sts)

Break the yarn, leaving a long tail.

Draw the tail through the remaining stitches and pull tightly to secure.

Then use the tail to mattress stitch row ends closed, stopping halfway to fill with polyfill.

Close the remaining opening and weave in any loose yarn ends.

Using the white or silver yarn, CO 3 sts.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: *Kfb* across. (6sts)

Rows 3-5: Knit.

Row 6: *K2tog* across. (3sts)

Row 7: Knit.

Row 8: *Kfb* across. (6sts)

Row 9: Knit.

Row 10: *K3,kfb* three times. (9sts)

Row 11: Knit.

Row 12: K7, kfb, k1. (10sts)

Rows 13-25: Knit every row.

Row 26: K7, k2tog, k1. (9sts)

Row 27: Knit.

Row 28: K6, k2tog, k1. (8sts)

Rows 29-31: Knit every row.

Row 32: K5, k2tog, k1. (7sts)

Rows 33-35: Knit every row.

Row 36: K4, k2tog, k1. (6sts)

Rows 37-43: Knit every row.

Row 44: K3, k2tog, k1. (5sts)

Rows 45-47: Knit every row.

Row 48: K2, k2tog, k1. (4sts)

Rows 49-51: Knit every row.

Row 52: K1, k2tog, k1. (3sts)

Rows 53-55: Knit every row.

Row 56: K2tog, k1. (2sts)

Rows 57-59: Knit every row.

Break the yarn leaving a long tail.

Draw the tail through the last remaining stitches and then weave in any loose ends.

Attach the wings to each side of the ball.

Final Product

Golden Snitch - Image 1

Golden Snitch - Image 2

Golden Snitch - Image 3

Raynor Gellatly's tutorial was taken with permission from

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