“Yes, it is easy to see that nearly six years of magical education have not been wasted on you, Potter. Ghosts are transparent.”
Ah, Snape–who doesn’t love him? Ever since he was first introduced to us in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Severus Snape became my all-time favorite character in the Harry Potter franchise. There are some close seconds, but Snape will always come first!
I’m particularly fond of this little Snape doll because of his stern little expression. He may not have a mouth, but he looks like he’s frowning, don’t you think? And look at all of that black–so moody, so bad-guy-turned-good-guy! *heart eyes*
I’m hoping to take some proper photos of Snape (and a few other dolls!) over the next few days, so I hope you can make do with these less-than-ideal photos. Please let me know if you have any questions!
You can use this pattern to make your very own Professor Snape ami doll–no foolish wand-waving or silly incantations necessary!
Mini Amigurumi Pattern
Skill Level: Easy +
- Size D/3.25mm hook
- Plastic safety eyes, 6mm (2 per doll)
- Worsted- or aran-weight yarn in: skin tone and black
- Polyester fiberfill stuffing (available at most craft stores)
- Embroidery floss and/or crochet thread in: black (optional)
Important Pattern Note:
If desired, you can work these patterns in continuous rounds, rather than joining. The instructions are written for joining, but feel free to use the method you are most comfortable with!
Rnd 1) In SKIN TONE, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1 and work 6 sc in the center of the Magic Circle. Join to the beginning sc of the round and ch 1. (6)
Rnd 2) *sc inc* – repeat 6 times. Join and ch 1. (12)
Rnd 3) *sc inc, sc* – repeat 6 times. Join and ch 1. (18)
Rnds 4-7) 18 sc. Join and ch 1. (18)
Insert the eyes into the 8th and 12th stitches of round 5, so that there are 3 sc stitches between the eyes.
Rnd 8) *sc dec, sc* – repeat 6 times. Join and ch 1. (12)
Carefully stuff the head, but do not overstuff!
Rnd 9) *sc dec* – repeat 6 times. Join and ch 1. (6)
Rnd 10) 6 sc. Change to BLACK. Join and ch 1. (6)
Rnd 11) in BLACK, *sc inc* – repeat 6 times. Join and ch 1. (12)
Rnd 12) *4 sc, sc inc* – repeat 2 times, then 2 sc. Join and ch 1. (14)
Rnds 13-14) 14 sc. Join and ch 1. (14)
Rnd 15) *4 sc, sc inc* – repeat 2 times, then sc inc, 3 sc. Join and ch 1. (17)
Rnds 16-18) 17 sc. Join and ch 1. (17)
Rnd 19) In BACK LOOPS ONLY, *sc dec, sc* – repeat 5 times, then sc dec. Join and ch 1. (11)
Carefully stuff the body, but do not overstuff!
Rnd 20) In BOTH LOOPS, *sc dec* – repeat 5 times, then sc. Join and fasten off. (6)
Use the tail end of the yarn and a yarn needle to sew closed the opening at the base of the body. Weave in ends.
Arms (Make 2)
Rnd 1) In SKIN TONE, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1 and work 5 sc in the center of the Magic Circle. Join to the beginning sc of the round and ch 1. (5)
Rnd 2) 5 sc. Change to BLACK. Join and ch 1. (5)
Rnd 3) In BLACK, 5 sc. Join and ch 1. (5)
Rnd 4) 5 sc. Join and ch 1. (5)
Rnd 5) 5 sc. Join and fasten off. (5)
Rnd 1) In BLACK, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1 and work 7 sc in the center of the Magic Circle. Join to the beginning sc of the round and ch 1. (7)
Rnd 2) *sc inc* – repeat 7 times. Join and ch 1. (14)
Rnd 3) *sc inc, sc* – repeat 7 times. Join and ch 1. (21)
Rnds 4-6) 21 sc. Join and ch 1. (21)
At this point, you will be working back and forth, creating an opening for the doll’s face.
Rows 7-10) 12 sc. Ch 1 and turn. (12)
Row 11) 12 sc. Ch 1, but do not turn! (12)
Row 12) 4 sc up the side, sl st, 9 hdc, sl st, 4 sc down the other side. Join and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. (19)
Row 1) In BLACK, ch 15. Starting in the 2nd chain space from the hook, 14 sc. Ch 1 and
Rows 2‐6) 14 sc. Ch 1 and turn. (14)
Row 7) hdc dec, hdc, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, 4 hdc, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, hdc, hdc dec. Ch 1
and turn. (12)
Row 8) sc dec, 8 sc, sc dec. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. (10)
Use a yarn needle and the tail ends of the yarn to carefully sew the arms onto the body between rounds 11 and 12. If desired, you can stitch the openings at the tops of the arms flat before sewing the arms to the body.
Carefully sew the hair piece to the doll’s head.
Use a strand of BLACK yarn and a yarn needle to embroider eyebrows onto the doll.
If desired, use a strand of BLACK THREAD and a needle to embroider some tiny black buttons onto the doll’s chest.
Use a strand of black yarn and carefully wrap it a few times around the doll’s neck, then pull the tail ends through the body of the doll. Trim excess yarn ends. This gives the illusion of Snape’s famous high-neck collar. I’ve done it this way instead of making round 10 of the head/neck pattern in black because if I had just crocheted that round in black, the color change/lines wouldn’t be as neat as I would have liked them. By wrapping the black yarn around the neck and hiding the ends within the body, you create a nice clean collar line! Of course, you can omit this step if you don’t like it.
Place the robes on the doll, pull the arms through the sleeve holes. Then carefully sew the robes firmly onto the doll.
Weave in all ends.
Disclaimer: This is solely a not-for-profit fan activity, and in no way intends to infringe on copyrights held by J.K. Rowling, Time Warner, or other professional Harry Potter-related agencies.
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