Of sorts. Disclaimer: As a newbie crocheter, I hardly know what I’m talking about – most crocheting terms are a mystery to me, and I didn’t count my rows or anything – but if you want a vague step-by-step guide for making this Niffler, keep reading.
This is a great visual for crochet amigurumi shapes. AmigurumiBB has an entire lesson with lots of photos and descriptions to show how the number of stitch increases and decreases (in orange) affect the shape of the crocheted object. Neat, huh? 🙄❤
This tutorial shows my technique for making the crocodile stitch. I’ve looked at various other tutorials in the past and they all seem to have slightly different methods, but this is what I came up with as the way that works for me. I hope that it will help you too - but as always, play around and see what you like best!
So far, this tutorial only covers making the crocodile stitch in rows - so for things like scarves or anything rectangular. At some point in the future I hope to cover the adaptions you need to make to work this in the round.
This is just a little pattern i whipped up inspired by some adorable pictures i saw.
I used a light tan wool for the body, legs, and tail, and a mid brown wool for the ears. The face is embroidered using brown, pink, and black thread. (feel free to use buttons or felt or improvise for the face if you dont want to embroider though haha) I used a size 3 crochet hook, but a slightly larger hook is also fine.
Body & tail R1: mc 4 (4) R2: inc around (8) R3: *sc, inc* around (12) R4: *sc2, inc* around (16) R5: *sc3, inc* around (20) R6-10: sc around (20) R11: *dec, sc2* around (15) R12: *dec, sc* around (10) (attach legs, stuff) R13: dec around (5) R14: slst gap closed, don’t cut wool Tail (continuing from butt) R15: ch 5 R16: hdc in 2nd chain from hook back to the body slst to attach to body tie off wool end and cut and weave in attach ears and embroider face
Paws X4 mc 3 (3) inc around (6)
Ears X2 ch5, turn (do not ch1 when turning) sc4, turn sc3, turn sc2, turn slst weave wool tail back through, attach
That’s all there is to it! Go forth and make yourself an adorable lil potato
Please feel free to contact me if you find an error in the pattern.