Joy 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 2 wings to the back of her dress using simple whip-stitches at the end, crochet the ‘arm’ and simply insert it through the small holes in her dress you created by following the crocheting instructions and slip the crocheted halo between the stitches at the back of her head.
This Angel stands on her own and she does not need to be ‘stiffened’. Here double layer skirt is designed specifically to provide extra support – kind of like her own tree cone. This does make her slightly more heavy than the other angels in this collection. Her halo is designed with a thin bow wire I purchased at Michaels (our local craft store) so it holds its shape and stays in place easily.
- add a ribbon above her wings at the base of her neck to hang her from your tree
- add a bell under her skirt to create an angel bell
- add yarn hair, or embroidery to her simple white outfit
- give her something to hold
- use some glue and glitter to accent her wings
- use her as a table-top angel
- use her as a tree-topper for your tree
- trouble getting her to stay on top of the tree? simply insert part of a paper towel roll (or toilet paper roll) beneath her dress and over the bendy bit on the tree (or use the cone mentioned in the point above)
Joy ♥ Angel Pattern
- Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver – (7 oz/198 g; 364 yds/333 m), 100% acrylic. Medium  Weight.
Color: White. My finished angel used 72 yards.
- 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)
- Poly-Fil or cotton balls for her head
- HALO: Bowdabra Bow Wire – Color Gold and 2.25 mm (B) crochet hook
5.75 inches tall (not including halo) and 5.25 inches wide (dress)
beg – beginning
bl – back loop
ch – chain
FPdc – Front Post Double Crochet
FPtr – Front Post Triple Crochet
hdc – half double crochet
MR – magic ring
R – row/round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet two stitches together
sc5tog – single crochet 5 row ends together (used on wings only)
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.
- Add a handmade paper (or plastic) cone under her skirt to help her stay in shape on the top of your miniature Christmas Tree
Joy Crochet Angel
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: Sl st to join, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each st around 
R12: 1 sc in top of ch 3, 1 sc in next st, ch 5, sk 2 sts, 1 sc in each of next 4 sts, ch 5, sk 2 sts, 1 sc in each of next 2 sts. [8 sc, 2 ch5sp]
R13: 1 sc in each st around 
R14: Ch 4, 1 FPtr in each st around, sl st to the 2nd fptr of the round to join (this will push the ch 4 inside to hide it!) 
R15: (Ch 3, 1 dc) in the first st, 2 dc in each rem st around and 2 dc in the sl st 
R16: Ch 2, 1 FPdc in each st around and in the initial ch 3 from R15. 
R17: 1 sc in each st around 
R18: *1 sc in the next st, 3 dc in the next st** Rep from * to ** around. Finish off and weave in ends. 
Next we will work the next section of the skirt:
Join with a sc in the st after the ch 4 that was pushed inside (see photo)
R1: 1 sc in each st around 
R2: 1 sc in each st around 
R3: Rep R2
R4: 1 sc in the bl of each st around
R5: Rep R2
R6: Rep R4
R7: Rep R2. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.
Next we will add the 2 other skirt rounds. I’ve included a photo to help below:
Skirt Layer 1
R1: Join with 1 sc in the first rem loop from R4. 1 sc in each rem st around. 
R2: *1 sc in next st, 3 dc in next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Finish off with an invisible join. Weave in ends. 
Skirt Layer 2
R1: Join with 1 sc in the first rem loop from R6. 1 sc in each rem st around. 
R2: 1 sc in each st around. 
R3: *1 sc in next st, 3 dc in next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Finish off with an invisible join. Weave in ends. 
The arm is created in one piece; worked flat and then seamed on the long edges with a slip stitch seam. Once the arm is complete you thread it through the openings on either side of the angel’s body, being sure to keep an equal amount of “arm” on each side. You can whipstitch these in place if you wish – I did not. I simply used 2 small stitches to attach the hands together in a “prayer” pose.
R1: Ch 21, beg in 2nd ch from hook and work 1 sc in each across, ch 1, turn 
R2: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn 
R3: Rep R2, ch 1, rotate to work along the row ends 
You will now be working around the outside of the rectangle you just created:
Work 2 sc evenly across the row ends, ch 1; rotate to work along the unworked loops of R1. Work 1 sc in each st across. Ch 1, rotate and work 2 sc evenly in the row ends.
Fold the rectangle in half (along row 2) and seam the long edges using a slip stitch seam. Finish off and weave in any remaining ends. This arm is slipped through the holes you created in R11 of her body. Insert it until an equal amount of arm is sticking out on each side and either stitch the hands together or let it simply sit in place. I did not sew mine in place this time.
R1: Ch 10, beg in the 2nd ch from the hook and work 1 sl st in the bl of each ch across, ch 1, turn 
R2: 1 sl st in the bl of each of the next 8 sts, sk the last st, ch 2, turn 
R3: 1 sl st in the bl of each st across, ch 1, turn 
R4: 1 sl st in the bl of each of the next 7 sts, sk the last st, ch 2, turn 
R5: 1 sl st in the bl of each st across, ch 1, turn 
R6: 1 sl st in the bl of each of the next 6 sts, sk the last st, ch 2, turn 
R7: 1 sl st in the bl of each st across, ch 1, turn 
R8: 1 sl st in the bl of each of the next 5 sts, sk the last st, ch 2, turn 
R9: 1 sl st in the bl of each st across, ch 1, turn 
R10: 1 sl st in the bl of each of the next 4 sts, sk the last st, ch 2, turn 
R11: 1 sl st in the bl of each st across, ch 1, turn 
R12: 1 sl st in the bl of each of the next 3 sts, sk the last st, ch 2, turn 
R13: 1 sl st in the bl of each st across, ch 1, turn to work along the row ends. 
You will be making a sc7tog. Insert hook in every other row end (there is a small space you will see) and pull up 1 loop in each. You will have 8 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 8 loops. Ch 1 and finish off leaving a long yarn tail to sew the wings in place.
To attach the wings use a whipstitch and secure them like this (note the image is of the Christmas Angel however the attachment is the same for the wings):
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.
The image below is for my Crochet Angels Pattern but the Halo design is the same:
The Little Angel is available here: Little Crochet Angel
The two other Angels currently available are shown below. These are also both Free Patterns on my website; with PDFs available for purchase (if you prefer ad-free pdfs). You can find them here: