Charity – A Crochet Angel Ornament

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Charity is the 8th Crochet Angel available in my Christmas Angel series. I hope you love the Angel Series and enjoy crocheting them. If you have time to add your finished images as project pages on Ravelry I’d love to see them!

Charity Crochet Christmas Angel ODC

Charity 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:

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Each of these patterns is available for FREE on my website. I also offer a full ad-free PDF version for purchase in my Ravelry Shop (Link to Ravelry) if you prefer a copy you can view offline.

Options:

  • 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 a battery operated tealight or candle under her skirt to light her up
  • sprinkle glitter on her so she glitters in the lights from the tree
  • 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)

Charity Christmas Angel Ornament Pattern

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Charity Angel Crochet Pattern ODC

Supplies

  • Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver – (7 oz/198 g; 364 yds/333 m), 100% acrylic. Medium [4] Weight.
    Color: White. My finished angels use between 70 and 80 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
  • HALO: Bowdabra Bow Wire – Color Gold and 2.25 mm (B) crochet hook, Dollar store Holly Sprigs – cut a small piece for her to hold – you can also check out miniature ornaments to find other fun things for the Angels to hold, like poinsettias, bells, candles, etc.


Difficulty Level

EASY-INTERMEDIATE

Finished Size

5 inches tall (not including the halo), 2.5 inches wide when standing and measuring the diameter of the skirt

Gauge

Not imperative but if your stitches have big 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. Only a few rounds of the skirt are meant to have a more open appearance. All the top rounds are meant to be solid.

Abbreviations

beg – beginning
bl – back loop
ch – chain
ch2sp – chain 2 space
ch4sp – chain 4 space
dc – double crochet
DMR – double magic ring
FPdc – Front Post double crochet
FPhdc – Front Post half 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
tr3tog – treble 3 together (sometimes called a triple 3 together)
* – 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

Tr3tog: *Yarn over your hook two times, insert your hook into the specified stitch (or space) and yarn over and pull up 1 loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through 2 more loops on your hook.** Rep from * to ** two more times. Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on your hook.

Helpful Tutorials

DMR – Double Magic Ring

Invisible Join

Stitch Anatomy

Front Post Single Crochet

Front Post Double Crochet

Single Crochet Two Together I recommend you only go under the front loop while doing the sc2tog for this project

Treble Crochet (aka Triple Crochet)

Treble 3 Together (aka Triple 3 Together) all in one stitch

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 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.

Charity Christmas Angel Ornament Crochet Pattern

Christmas Crochet - Charity Angel OombawkaDesignCrochet

Pattern Instructions

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 DMR. [6]

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

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

R4: 1 sc in each st around. [18]

R5-R6: Rep R4

R7: *Sc2tog over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [12]

I recommend you firmly stuff the head at this point.

R8: Sc2tog around. [6]

R9: 1 FPsc in each st around. [6]

R10: 1 sc and 1 FPsc in each st around.  Sl st to the first sc to join. [12]

R11:  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. Sl st in the top of the initial ch 3 to join.  [4 dc, 4 FPdc, 2 ch2sp]

R12: 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.  [12]

R13: 1 FPhdc in each st around. [12]

R14: 2 sc in each st around. [24]

R15: 1 sc in each st around. [24]

R16-R17: Rep R15

R18: 1 sc in the first st, ch 4, sk 2 sts, tr3tog in the next st, ch 4, sk 2 sts. *1 sc in the next st, ch 4, sk 2 sts, tr3tog in the next st, ch 4, sk 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 2 more times. [4 sc, 4 tr3tog, 8 ch4sp]

R19: You will skip all ch4sp from the previous round. 1 sc in the first sc, ch 4, 1 sc in the tr3tog, ch 4. *1 sc in the next sc, ch 4, 1 sc in the tr3tog, ch 4**. Rep from * to ** 2 more times. [8 sc, 8 ch4sp]

R20: Rep R19. Finish with a sl st in the initial sc of the round. Weave in ends.

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 21, beg in 2nd ch from hook and work 1 sc in each across, ch 1, turn [20]
R2: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn [20]
R3: Rep R2, ch 1, turn [20]
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.

Wings

Make 2

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 [9]

R2: 1 sl st in the bl of each of the next 8 sts, sk the last st, ch 2, turn [8]

R3: 1 sl st in the bl of each st across, ch 1, turn [8]

R4: 1 sl st in the bl of each of the next 7 sts, sk the last st, ch 2, turn [7]

R5: 1 sl st in the bl of each st across, ch 1, turn [7]

R6: 1 sl st in the bl of each of the next 6 sts, sk the last st, ch 2, turn [6]

R7: 1 sl st in the bl of each st across, ch 1, turn [6]

R8: 1 sl st in the bl of each of the next 5 sts, sk the last st, ch 2, turn [5]

R9: 1 sl st in the bl of each st across, ch 1, turn [5]

R10: 1 sl st in the bl of each of the next 4 sts, sk the last st, ch 2, turn [4]

R11: 1 sl st in the bl of each st across, ch 1, turn [4]

R12: 1 sl st in the bl of each of the next 3 sts, sk the last st, ch 2, turn [3]

R13: 1 sl st in the bl of each st across, ch 1, turn to work along the row ends. [3]

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.

Christmas Angel Oombawka Design Wing

Christmas Angel - Ornament Tree Topper - Oombawka Design - Wing Attachment Position

 

To attach the wings use a whipstitch and secure them like this:

 

Christmas Angel - Ornament Tree Topper - Oombawka Design - Wing Attachment Position

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 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:

Halo Angel Oombawka Design

Charity Angel Crochet Pattern ODC

 

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  1. I love you angel series I’m working on some of them now. They are easy, quick and stunning when finished. Thank you for the patterns.