Welcome to my first Holiday Blog Hop 2016 Contribution!
The pattern I have designed for you today is for a tabletop crochet angel ornament. You can add a piece of ribbon easily to her back (above her wings) to make her into a Christmas Ornament for your tree and even add a bell beneath her skirt! My Crochet Angel is crocheted in Red Heart Super Saver (medium weight) yarn; beginning at the top her head and worked in continuous rounds to the base of her skirt. You will add the sleeves to the dress next and then make the wings, optional arms and halo.
This Angel stands on her own and she does not need to be ‘stiffened’. Her halo is designed with a thin bow wire I found at Michaels (our local craft store) so it holds its shape and stays in place easily.
Christmas Angel Pattern
- Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver – (7 oz/198 g; 364 yds/333 m), 100% acrylic. Medium  Weight.
- Hook: 4.0 mm (G) Furls Odyssey (pictured) was used for the entire project EXCEPT the halo
- Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (is recommended – safety pins work/paper clips too/hoop earrings)
- HALO: Bowdabra Bow Wire – Color Gold and 2.25 mm (B) crochet hook
5 inches tall (not including the halo), 5 inches wide from wing-tip to wing-tip
beg – beginning
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
FPdc – Front Post double crochet
FPsc – Front Post single crochet
R – row/round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
 – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
Single Crochet Two Together – I recommend you only go under the front loop while doing the sc2tog for this project
- This project is worked in continuous rounds. You will need to use a stitch marker so you do not lose your place.
- Do not slip stitch to join at the end of rounds unless specified.
- When you work the sc2tog decreases work under the front loop only (it makes the stitch less thick).
- Options – easily stitch the hands together to make your angel ‘pray’ or give her something to hold in her hands.
- Add hair to her head if you’d like!
- Stitch a bell under her skirt, or add a ribbon to her back (above her wings) to make her an ornament for your tree.
You are beginning at the top of the Angel’s head and working in continuous rounds to the base of the dress, all in one piece.
R1: Work 6 sc in a MR. 
R2: 2 sc in each sc around. 
R3: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. 
R4: 1 sc in each st around. 
R5-R6: Rep R4
R7: *Sc2tog over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. 
I recommend you firmly stuff the head at this point.
R8: Sc2tog around. 
R9: 1 sc in each st around 
R10: 2 sc in each st around 
R11: 1 sc in the next st, ch 3, sk 1 st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, ch 3, sk 1 st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts [10 sc, 6 ch]
R12: 1 sc in each st and each ch around 
R13: 1 sl st in the next st, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the same st. 1 dc in the next st. *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. 
R14: 1 sl st in the next st, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). 1 FPdc in the next st. *1 dc in the next st, 1 FPdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [12 dc, 12 FPdc]
R15: 1 sl st in the next st, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the same st. 1 FPdc in the next FPdc. *2 dc in the next st, 1 FP dc in the next FPdc**. Rep from * to ** around. [24 dc, 12 FPdc]
R16: 1 sl st in the next st, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next st. 1 FPdc in the next FPdc. *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 FPdc in the next FPdc**. Rep from * to ** around. [24 dc, 12 FPdc]
R17: 1 sl st in the next st, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the same st. 1 dc in the next st. 1 FPdc in the next FPdc. *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 FPdc in the next FPdc**. Rep from * to ** around [36 dc, 12 FPdc]
R18: 1 sl st in the next st, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 FPdc in the next FPdc. *1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 FPdc in the next FPdc**. Rep from * to ** around [36 dc, 12 FPdc]
Repeat instructions for each side of the body, where the two sleeve holes remain. (Two)
R1: Join yarn in one of the loops in the arm hole with 1 sc. Work 1 sc in each of the sts around. 
R2: 1 sc in each st around. 
R3-R5: Rep R2
R6: 2 sc in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.
R1: Ch 7, work 1 dc in the 5th ch from the hook (the 4 skipped chs count as 1 dc, ch 1), ch 1, 1 dc in the next ch, ch 1, 1 dc in the last ch, turn [4 dc, 3 ch1sp]
R2: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc, ch 2), 1 dc in the ch1sp, ch 2, 1 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 2, 1 dc in the final ch1sp, ch 2, 1 dc in the top of the 3rd ch [5 dc, 4 ch2sp]
R3: Ch 6 (count as 1 dc , ch 3), *1 dc in the ch2sp, ch 3**. Rep from * to ** 4 times. 1 dc in the top of the 3rd ch. Turn. [6 dc, 5 ch3sp]
R4: Ch 1, 1 sl st in each bl across [23 sl st] Finish off leaving a long tail.
Now take one yarn end and feed it on a yarn needle. Weave the needle in and out of the inside stitches on the wing like this:
Pull the yarn needle through completely and pull snugly (to cinch the inside more tightly together) and weave back through again to secure the yarn end. Finish off. Repeat for the second wing.
To attach the wings use a whipstitch and secure them like this:
These are optional –
R1: Ch 8, beg in 2nd ch from hook and work 1 sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. 
R2: 1 sc in each st across 
This is what you will have so far:
Rotate and work 2 sl st in the end.
Fold in half lengthwise and slip stitch the two edges together and closed. 
Then you will insert the arm into the sleeve and pull it until only the ‘hand’ is sticking out like this:
The halo is the only part of this project to use a different hook and thread. Please use the 2.25 mm (B) hook and the Gold Bowdabra Bow Wire. This is a thin piece of wire wrapped in gold metallic thread. I found mine at Michael’s in the ribbon section. It can stand on it’s own which is why I like it – and it is much thinner than pipecleaner (which was what I had been considering).
I crocheted the halo like this:
Ch 20, finish off leaving a tail of the bow wire. Now take the tail and thread it through the 7th chain from the opposite end. This will create the halo loop. Now twist (like a twist-tie) the two remaining ends together to make it straight and stiff. Take that one end (since you twisted them together you have one wire now) and thread it through the back of the angel’s head and down to the base of the neck before cutting off any of the excess wire. If you want to dab a bit of fabric glue in there to keep it in place you can.