I am pleased to be participating in the 12 Weeks of Christmas CAL organized by Maria of Pattern Paradise. For my free pattern, I decided to make a crochet angel. You can pick up the free pattern for my Peace on Earth Angel below!
To find out what other projects are being crocheted and to learn how to enter the weekly and end of CAL giveaways, please visit this post on Maria’s blog:
Each of my Crochet Angel Designs is crocheted using Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, in white. This is a durable multi-purpose yarn with great stitch definition. The yarn used to create this free pattern was sent to me by Red Heart. One ball of Super Saver Yarn will allow you to make multiple crochet angels! This makes them very affordable projects for you to crochet and give as gifts each year.
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn is a medium weight yarn and it is available in more than 120 different colors. Red Heart Super Saver Yarn is machine washable and dryable and the solid colors are available in no-dye lots – which means if you run out – you can just buy more without worrying about matching up your dye lots!
For this year’s CAL I have designed the Peace on Earth Angel Pattern for you to crochet. This Christmas Angel is crocheted with 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 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’. Her halo is designed with a thin bow wire I purchased at Michael’s (our local craft store) so it holds its shape and stays in place easily.
There are a few other little angel crochet patterns available from last year too and I have linked them here below:
- 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
- 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
- you can create (or purchase) a paper, or plastic cone to insert under her skirt to help her maintain her shape or simply use your fingers to rearrange her skirt into position.
- 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)
After you crochet your Angel please remember you can enter the Giveaway >HERE<
- 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)
- HALO: Bowdabra Bow Wire – Color Gold and 2.25 mm (B) crochet hook
5.5 inches tall (not including the halo), 4.5 inches wide when standing and measuring the diameter of the skirt
Not imperative but if your stitches have spaces between them that you can see through you need to go down a hook size (or two) until you are crocheting a more solid fabric.
beg – beginning
bl – back loop
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
FPsc – Front Post single crochet
MR – magic ring
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
tr – treble crochet (aka triple crochet)
* – 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).
- Ch 3 at the beginning of a round counts as 1 dc.
- Do not work into slip stitches unless specified.
- 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 Christmas Tree.
Peace on Earth Angel Pattern
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 FPsc in each st around. 
R10: 1 sc and 1 FPsc in each st around 
R11: Sl st to the first sc and ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 FPdc in the next FPsc, ch 2, sk the next sc and the next FPsc. *1 dc in the next sc, 1 FPdc in the next FPsc**. Rep from * to ** one more time. Ch 2, sk the next sc and the next FPsc, 1 dc in the next sc, 1 FPdc in the next FPsc. [4 dc, 4 FPdc, 2 ch2sp]
R12: 1 sl st in the top of the ch 3 and ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next st (the FPdc), 1 dc in the bl of each of the next 2 chs, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts, 1 dc in the bl of each of the next 2 chs, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts. Work 1 dc in the initial sl st of this round. [13 dc]
R13: 1 sc in the top of the ch 3, 2 sc in each rem st around. 
R14: *1 sc in the next st, 1 tr in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around to the last st. 1 sc in the last st. 
R15: *1 tr in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around to the last st. 1 tr in the last st. 
R16: *1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 4 more times. 
R17: Sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 1 sl st in the next st. *Sk 1 st, 5 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 1 sl st in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 4 more times, making the final sl st in the first dc of the round. [36 including the sl sts]
R18: Beg in the same st you just joined to with the sl st and ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). 1 sc in the next dc, 1 tr in the next dc, 1 sc in the next dc, sk 1 dc, *3 dc in next sl st, sk 1 dc, 1 sc in the next dc, 1 tr in the next dc, 1 sc in the next dc, sk 1 dc**. Rep from * to ** 4 more times. Work 2 more dc in the sl st at the base of the initial ch 3. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. Do not count this sl st in the total number of stitches for this round. 
R19: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next st, 3 dc in the next tr, *1 dc in each of the next 5 sts, 3 dc in the next tr**. Rep from * to ** 4 more times. 1 dc in each of the last 3 sts. 
R20: 1 sc in the next st (the top of the ch 3), 1 tr in the next st. *1 sc in the next st, 1 tr in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in any loose 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, turn 
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.
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:
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: