Nimbus the Niffler Bank by Trish Guinn

Nimbus the Niffler Bank

Crochet
March 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
3.75 mm (F)
US
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I caught this little guy sniffing around under my bed, and discovered that all of my loose change had somehow “accidentally” ended up in his pouch! At least he’s good at holding onto my money for me. ESPECIALLY due to the fact that, unlike most niffler patterns out there, this one boasts a spacious tube hidden behind his pouch where many many coins can be stored, making dumping them out into a fun party trick just like in the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!

Stuff you need:

  • F (3.75mm) hook. If you are a very loose crocheter, consider going a size down; I crochet rather tightly, so your pieces might not go together right if your work comes out much larger than mine.

  • Worsted weight yarn in black and whatever color you deem closest to the niffler’s original snout/hands/feet coloring. I used peach.

  • Eyes (I used 12mm safety eyes)

  • Stuffing (like Polyfil)

  • Yarn needle

  • Fabric glue

  • Empty toilet paper tube

  • Stitch marker for working in rounds (or scrap yarn if you’re cheap like me)

Things you need to know:

  • How to make and crochet in a magic circle

  • How to chain, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, increase and decrease, work in the front loop only, and slip stitch (American terms)

I’ve included lots of photos to explain the complicated parts. Also, the tube inside his belly means that you can surprise your friends with a TARDIS-like “bigger on the inside” capacity for coinage! And I love that the pattern is a practical one. As much as I love amigurumi, I never keep any that I make because they’re not practical. This one is! I can excuse his taking up space on my shelf because he’s also guarding my pesos! :D