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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was terrific! So terrific, I knew I needed beasts of my own.

You want them too.... right?

Here is a knitting pattern for Pickett, the adorable Bowtruckle who spends a lot of time in Newt Scamander's pocket.

You will need:
4mm straight double pointed needles
Pipe cleaners
Fibre fill stuffing
Darning needle
2 seed beads for eyes
DK yarn in Green and Brown (small amounts only are needed)

Step 1: Create the Inner Frame

This knitting creature is somewhat different from others.... in that, well.... it is knit inside out. You start with the frame, then stuff it, then finally create the pieces to sew on the outside.

Create frame as shown in the images using pipe cleaners. He has 3 legs, a long body and arms, and a head. Shape stuffing around the frame and tie on with yarn.

Take 3 pipe cleaners, and bend them twice as shown. Arrange these to be facing outwards from each other.

Attach another pipe cleaner around as the spine. Then attach another as his arms. Wind further pipe cleaners around the basic frame to strengthen it.

Now this bit is a wee bit tricky. Take the fiberfill and wrap it around the frame (leaving the ends of the limbs stuffing free). Use some of the green yarn to tie the fill on. This doesn't need to look good, simply fastening it to the frame.

Step 2: Legs and Arms

Legs- make 3

Cast on 6 in green. (This is the crotch end)
Stocking stitch 14 rows.
Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together. (4 stitches remain)
Stocking stitch 11 rows.
Change to brown.
Stocking stitch 10 rows.
Knit 2 together, knit 2 together (2 stitches remain)
Cut yarn, thread stitches onto yarn and pull tight. (This is the foot end)

Stitch onto the internal structure.

Take 2 pieces of brown yarn and twist them together until they roll upon themselves. Stitch these onto the ends of the arms as long fingers.

Arms - make 2

Cast on 5 stitches in green. (This is the armpit end)
Stocking stitch 20 rows.
Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 2 (4 stitches remain)
Stocking stitch 9 rows.
Knit 2 together, knit 2 together. (2 stitches remain)

Cut yarn, thread stitches onto yarn and pull tight. (This is the hand end)

Stitch onto the arm frames.

Step 3: Torso and Face

Torso (knit bottom up to the neck)

Cast on 15 stitches
Stocking stitch 28 rows
Cut yarn, thread stitches onto yarn.

Stitch the torso onto the frame with the seam at the back.

Head

Cast on 12 stitches
Knit 1 row
Purl 1 row
Knit 4 stitches, knit 1 front and back, knit 2, knit 1 front and back, knit 4
Purl 1 row
Knit 3, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over, knit 2, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over, knit 3
Purl 1 row
Knit 1 row
Purl 1 row
Knit 3, knit into stitch, yarn over, knit into stitch again (creating 3 stitches from 1 stitch), knit 2, knit into stitch, yarn over, knit into stitch again (creating 3 stitches from 1 stitch), knit 3.
Purl one row
Knit 3, knit 3 tog, knit 2, knit 3 tog, knit 3
Purl 1 row
Knit 1 row
Purl 2 together, purl 1, purl 2 together, Purl 2 together, purl 1, purl 2 together

Place the first 3 stitches on a stitch holder. On the remaining stitches...

Change to brown
Icord 4 rows
Cut yarn, thread stitches onto yarn, pull tight.

Pick up the remaining 3 from the stitch holder. Repeat as for the other 3 in brown.

Stitch face onto the frame.

Step 4: Leaves and Details

Leaves - make 2
Cast on one in green
Knit in front, yarn over, knit in back of stitch (3 stitches)
Purl whole row
Knit 1, Knit in front, yarn over, knit in back of stitch, knit 1 (5 stitches)
Purl whole row
Knit 2, Knit in front, yarn over, knit in back of stitch, knit 2 (7 stitches)
Purl whole row
Knit whole row
Purl whole row
Knit 2, slip 1, knit 2 together, psso, knit 2 (5 stitches remain)
Purl whole row
Knit 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, psso, knit 1 (3 stitches remain)
Purl whole row
Icord the remaining 3 stitches for 2 rows, cast off.

Attach the leaves to the brown stumps on the top of the head.

Sew 2 black seed beads on the face and stitch a small smile.

<p>My other half is SO having to make me one of these! I'll post it when she does! #knitworthy</p>
<p>fantastic! I can't wait to see yours ❤️</p>
<p>I'll post some pics as soon as she cast's on! we have the stuffing :-)</p>
<p>Adorable! I may have to learn to knit just so I can make one!</p>
<p>I totally recommend it. Learning to knit that is. Brilliant hobby. Pickett doesn't take long to make up, so definitely a doable project for a beginner.</p>
<p>Oh my goodness! I can't wait to get started on my own little Bowtruckle! THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE PATTERN!!!!</p>
Yay! He is super cute. A wee bit fiddly to get the inner frame sorted, but he does look amazing in the end. I'm glad you like him. I would love to see your finished Pickett.

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