The Golden Snitch Baby blanket features a repeating pattern of Snitches, crocheted in a textured stitch to make it pop out of the fabric. Small wings surround each golden ball, and all snatches rest against a contrasting gray background with a simple repetition, this baby blanket can easily be enlarged. Finished with a gold cap on each corner, the Golden Snitch Baby Blanket is a cozy and comfortable home accessory for any Quidditch fan. Golden Snitch first appears in the Harry Potter films when Harry learns how to play Quidditch in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Harry is a natural researcher, and the snitch in turn becomes an integral part of Harry’s story to the end, when he unlocks it to retrieve the Resurrection Stone hidden within in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. Snitch has been digitally created for the movies, and the designers have taken great care to ensure that Snitch itself will function properly. Many different designs were considered, and the final shape featured a hollow ball and retractable wings that gently rolled inward. “Theoretically, the wings would retract into the grooves on the ball so that they would revert back to just a ball,” says production designer Stuart Craig. Size One size Finished measurements Width: 36 inches / 91.5 cm Length: 32 inches. What YARN Needs Coarse Weight Yarn (Medium #4), Shown in BerrocoComfort (50% Acrylic Ultrafine, 50% Nylon Ultrafine; 210 yards/193 meters per 3 ounce/100g ball): Color A : #9770 Ash Gray, 6 Balls Color B: #9701 Ivory, 1 Ball Color C: #9743 Goldenrod, 1 Ball HOOKUS H-8/5mm Crochet Hook Or Size Needed For Gauge Note Budapest Needle Optional: 15 x 8 inches. / 45 mm GAUGE14 sts Pom-Pom Maker 20 rows = 4 in / 10 cm In single crochet, the gauge is not critical for this pattern, but the weight of the yarn and the size of the hook used will affect the final measurements. To change colors during the knitting process, complete the last thread above the stitches with the new color, and use the new color to paint through the last two loops of the piece. To change colors while bobbing, use the first chapter with a new color after drawing through 6 loops and completing the bobble ball. To reduce the yarn load throughout the pattern, use small balls of yarn for the white and gold portions of each snitch. While you are knitting a Snitch, carry the gray thread by knitting over the skein, picking up the thread when you are back in gray. To improve the look of the portable threads, crochet over the threads on the right side (the side where the bubbles protrude) and drop the threads in front of your work on the wrong side. Then, working the next row on the right side, crochet over the falling thread. TERMBobble: With C, *yarn, insert the hook into the st and pull the loop. Yarn and draw through two loops; Repeat from * 4 more times. You should have 6 loops on the hook. Yarn over and draw all the remaining loops. Using A, ch. 1. Crochet steps on the blanket with A, ch. 130. Row 1: Sc on the second ch from the hook and in each ch. widthwise, turn around – 129 sc. Rows 2-12: Ch 1, sc across, turn around. Row 13: Ch 1, sc 13, sc 1 with B, sc 2 with A, bobble with C, sc 2 with A, sc 1 with B, * sc 17 with A, sc 1 with B, sc 2 with A, bobble with C, sc 2 with A, sc 1 with B; rep from * 3 times, sc 13 with A, turn, row 14: Ch 1, sc 12 with A, sc 4 with B, sc 1 with A, sc 4 with B, * sc 15 with A, sc 4 with B, sc 1 with A, sc 4 with B; rep from * 3 times, sc 12 with A, turn, row 15: Ch 1, sc 10 with A, sc 5 with B, sc 3 with A, sc 5 with B, * sc 11 with A, sc 5 with B, sc 3 with A, sc 5 with B; rep from * 3 times, sc 10 with A, turn, row 16: Ch 1, sc 9 with A, sc 5 with B, sc 5 with A, sc 5 with B, * sc 9 with A, sc 5 with B, sc 5 with A, sc 5 with B; Repeat from * 3 times, sc 9 with A, turn 17-28 rows: Ch 1, sc across, turn 29: Ch 1, sc 25 with A, sc 1 with B, sc 2 with A, bobble with C, sc 2 with A, sc 1 with B, * sc 17 with A, sc 1 with B, sc 2 with A, bobble with C, sc 2 with A, sc 1 with B; rep from * 2 times, sc 25 with A, turn, row 30: Ch 1, sc 24 with A, sc 4 with B, sc 1 with A, sc 4 with B, * sc 15 with A, sc 4 with B, sc 1 with A, sc 4 with B; Rep from *2 times, sc 24 with A, turn, row 31: Ch 1, sc 22 with A, sc 5 with B, sc 3 with A, sc 5 with B, * sc 11 with A, sc 5 with B, sc 3 with A, sc 5 with B; Rep from *2 times, sc 22 with A, turn, row 32: Ch 1, sc 21 with A, sc 5 with B, sc 5 with A, sc 5 with B, * sc 9 with A, sc 5 with B, sc 5 with A, sc 5 with B; Repeat from * 2 times, sc 21 with A, turn. Rows 33-44: Chapter 1, show point, turn. Grades 45-140: Repows 13-44 three times. Rows 141-156: Repows 13–28 more times Row 157: ch 1, reverse slits around entire perimeter of blanket, working 1 st in each st, 1 st in each corner, 1 st in even spaces when working along sides of blanket; sl st to the first inverted sc of the row when finished. Close it. Attach 1 pom-pom securely to each corner of the blanket. Reprinted with permission from Harry Potter: Crochet Wizardry The Official Harry Potter Book of Crochet Figures, written by: Lee Sartori and published by Insight Editions. This pattern is by HAILEY BAILEY, click here to register your book and get a free pattern!