Arella Crochet Angel Pattern

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Arella is my newest crochet Angel Pattern.

Like all my other Angel Crochet Patterns, she does not require stiffening with paste, or glue to stand. She is crocheted with Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 4 mm (G) hook.

I recommend you use a denser craft yarn like Bernat Super Value, or Red Heart Super Saver when you make your Angels as they hold their shape much better. If you are using a lighter weight yarn, I’d recommend going with a cotton yarn, not a soft fluffy yarn.

Arella should take you only a couple of hours to crochet.

In case you missed my earlier Angel Pattern this year, here’s the link to Holly, my 2021 Christmas Angel Pattern. See all my other Crochet Angel Patterns here. Each pattern is available for free on my blog.

Thank you again for inspiring me to continue making my Angels. Each one is an original design and comes from my heart. xo Rhondda

[disclaimer] I received the yarn for this pattern from Yarnspirations.[/disclaimer]

Angel Arella Pattern

Arella Crochet Angel Pattern

Supplies

Difficulty Level

EASY-INTERMEDIATE

Finished Size

6.5 inches tall (not including the halo), 3.5 inches wide when standing and measuring the diameter of the skirt

Gauge

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.

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.

I have chosen to use Wing Design 2 for Arella. Here are all four Wing Design Options which can be used interchangeably with my Angel Designs.

This Angel is crocheted with medium weight yarn and a 4 mm (G) hook. Like my other crochet Angels, she does not require stiffening to stand and can be crocheted in only a few short hours.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

Our Crochet Translation Project offers translations in many languages.
Check out the Basic Crochet Terms in 10 languages here.

beg – beginning

bl – back loop

BPsc – back post single crochet

ch – chain

ch2sp – chain 2 space

dc – double crochet

DMR – double magic ring

dtr – double treble

fl – front loop

FPsc – Front Post single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

pc – popcorn (*see special stitches)

R – round

rem – remaining

sc – single crochet

sc2tog – single crochet 2 together

sk – skip

sl st – slip stitch

st/sts – stitch/stitches

tr – treble

* to **– Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.

[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

() – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space

Special Stitches

Popcorn (pc)

Make 3 sc in the specified stitch. Remove your hook from the working loop of yarn, insert your hook under the top 2 loops of the first sc in the 3 sc set you just crocheted and insert your hook through the working loop of yarn. Pull the working loop of yarn through the top 2 loops of the first sc. This completes your 3-sc-popcorn stitch.

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy
Invisible Join
Front Post Single Crochet
Single Crochet Two TogetherI recommend you only go under the front loop while doing the sc2tog for this project|
Quick Stitch Guide
Slip Knot and Starting Chain
DMR – double magic ring

Notes

  • 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 a slip stitch is used to join at the end of a round, make the slip stitch tightly.
  • When you work the sc2tog decreases work under the front loop only (it makes the stitch less thick).
  • Do not work into slip stitches unless specified.
  • The back bar (or third loop) of the stitch is the loop that falls immediately behind and below the back loop of the hdc stitch. Here is an example from my All Aflutter Afghan Square if you would like a visual.

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.
Angel Arella Crochet Pattern

Arella Crochet 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. 

Using your 4 mm (G) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Work 6 sc in a DMR. [6 sc]

R2: 2 sc in each sc around. [12 sc]

R3: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. [18 sc]

R4: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [24 sc]

R5-R7: 1 sc in each st around. [24 sc]

R8: *Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [18 sc]

R9: *Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. [12 sc]

Fill the head with Poly-Fil but do not overstuff.

R10: Sc2tog around. [6 sc]

R11: 1 FPsc in each st around. [6 FPsc]

R12: 2 FPsc in each st around. [12 FPsc]

R13: 1 sc in the first st, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts. [14 sc]

R14: 1 sc in each st around. [14 sc]

R15: 1 sc in the first st, ch 3, sk 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, ch 3, sk 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts. [10 sc, 2 ch3sp]

R16: 1 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 3 chs, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 3 chs, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts [16 sc]

R17: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1.  [20 sc]

R18: 1 hdc in each st around. Sl st to the first st to join, ch 1. [20 hdc]

R19: 1 hdc in the back bar of each st around. Sl st to the first st to join, ch 1. [20 hdc]

R20: *(1 pc, ch 1) in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join, ch 1. [10 pc, 10 sc, 10 ch1sp]

R21: *2 hdc in the next st, sk the ch1sp, 1 hdc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join, ch 1. [30 hdc]

R22: 1 hdc in the back bar of each st around. Sl st to the first st to join, ch 1. [30 hdc]

R23: *(1 pc, ch 1) in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join, ch 1. [15 pc, 15 sc, 15 ch1sp]

R24: *1 hdc in the next st, sk the ch1sp, 1 hdc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join, ch 1. [30 hdc]

R25: *(1 pc, ch 1) in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join, ch 1. [15 pc, 15 sc, 15 ch1sp]

R26: *1 hdc in the next st, sk the ch1sp, 1 hdc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join, ch 1. [30 hdc]

R27: 1 hdc in the back bar of each st around. Sl st to the first st to join, ch 1. [30 hdc]

R28: *(1 pc, ch 1) in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join, ch 1. [15 pc, 15 sc, 15 ch1sp]

R29: *1 hdc in the next st, sk the ch1sp, 1 hdc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join, ch 1. [30 hdc]

R30: 1 BPsc in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join.

Arms

Make 1.

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 26, beg in 2nd ch from hook and work 1 sc in each across, ch 1, turn [25]

R2: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn [25]

Fold the rectangle in half (along row 2) and seam the long edges using a slip stitch seam. Finish off.

Wings

Make 2.

R1: Work ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in a DMR. Turn. [5 dc, ch2sp]

R2: Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr) and 2 tr in the first st, 2 dc in the next st, 3 hdc in the ch2sp, 1 hdc in the next st, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 sts. Ch 1, turn. [3 tr, 2 dc, 4 hdc, 2 sl st]

R3: Sk the first sl st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, 1 hdc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 tr and 1 dtr in the next st, (the ch 4 at the beg of R2). Ch 1, turn. [1 dtr, 2 tr, 2 dc, 1 hdc, 5 sc]

R4: 1 sl st in each st and around the row edge back to the DMR. Finish off. [15 sl st]

To attach the wings use a whip stitch and here is an image for placement:

Crochet Angel Arella Pattern

Halo

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 pipe-cleaner (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.

Finishing Instructions

Weave in any remaining ends securely.

Insert the arm through the holes on each side of the dress.

Insert the halo through the back stitches of the head.

Decorate with glitter, bells or sequins or place a tea light under her skirt (or a bell) and add a hanging tie to make her an ornament.

Arella Crochet Angel Pattern

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6 Comments

  1. Hi Sandy, I think they will make lovely gifts to your family ♥ I’m hoping crochet might come back in style one day (practically no one around here – I’m in Ontario, Canada crochets – a lot of knitters though). No one in my immediate family crochets except for me. I’m happy for the online crochet community – otherwise I’d have no one to talk to about crochet, or patterns or anything about this hobby that has become my full-time job! Thank you for letting me know that the patterns are easy to follow and for taking the time to share with me 🙂 Best wishes! Rhondda

  2. Hi Rhondda,
    After my husband passed away in 2006, I decided to fill some of my spare time with crocheting. The problem was that it seemed to be a dying art and I couldn’t find anyone to teach me. That did not stop me for long. I bought some books, yarn and hooks and never looked back. I have crocheted and gifted hats, baby blankets, headbands and hats for great-grandchildren, afghans, throw rugs, place mats, and almost anything that caught my attention.
    Last Christmas, my tree was done in crocheted bells and angels. Thats where I became acquainted with your wonderful patterns. I look forward to completing many more. I find your patterns easy to read and follow. That is a very special compliment from one who is self-taught. Also, you have introduced me to a couple of stitches that I had not yet come across. Thank you for many hours of enjoyment and for broadening my experience.
    My goal is to crochet an angel for each grandchild and great-grandchild as a remembrance. I guess I had better get busy. I

  3. I just love your angel designs collections. I must remember the next time I go to a craft store to buy the wire so I can make some of your angels. I’ve scanned through your patterns and they are so easy to understand.

  4. She is just beautiful! I’m a newer follower and went back to view your other angels……I’m going to be busy next week! They are all just so sweet…..thank you so much for sharing your designs!