Christmas Angel Free Crochet Pattern

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The pattern I have designed for you today is for a Christmas Angel.  My Christmas 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 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 Michaels (our local craft store) so it holds its shape and stays in place easily.

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 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)
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Christmas Angel Crochet Pattern

Christmas Angel Free Crochet Pattern

Supplies

Difficulty Level

  • EASY-INTERMEDIATE

Finished Size

  • 6 inches tall (not including the halo), 4.5 inches wide from wing-tip to wing-tip

Gauge

Not imperative.

Abbreviations

US Crochet Terms

  • beg – beginning
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • FPdc – Front Post double crochet
  • FPsc – Front Post single crochet
  • hdc – half double 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
  • * – 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

Helpful Tutorials

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).
  • 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

Crochet Christmas Angels

Angels - Christmas Angel Free Pattern Oombawka Design

Christmas Angel Crochet 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. [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 [12]

R11: sl st to the first sc, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 FPdc in the next FPsc. *1 dc in the next sc, 1 FPdc in the next FPsc**. Rep from * to ** around. [6 dc, 6 FPdc]

R12: 1 sc in top of ch 3, 1 sc in next st, ch 5, sk 2, 1 sc in next 4, ch 5, sk 2, 1 sc in each of next 2. [8 sc, 2 ch5sp]

R13: sl st to first st, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each sc, 1 hdc in each bl of each ch, around; sl st to the top of the first dc to join. [10 hdc, 8 dc]

R14: ch 3 (does not count as 1 dc), 1 FPdc in each st around. 1 FPdc around the ch 3 from R13. [18 FPdc]

R15: 1 sl st in the first FPdc, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 FPdc in the same st. 1 FPdc in the next FPdc. *1 dc and 1 FPdc in the next st, 1 FPdc in the next FPdc**. Rep from * to ** around. [9 dc, 18 FPdc]

R16: 1 sl st in the top of the ch 3, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 FPdc. *1 dc in the next dc, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 FPdc**. Rep from * to ** around. [9 dc, 18 FPdc]

R17: 1 sl st in the top of the ch 3, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the same st. 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 FPdc. *2 dc in the next st, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 FPdc**. Rep from * to ** around. [18 dc, 18 FPdc]

R18: 1 sl st in the top of the ch 3, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next st, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 FPdc. *1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 FPdc**. Rep from * to ** around. [18 dc, 18 FPdc]

R19: 1 sl st in the top of the ch 3, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 FPdc in the same st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 FPdc. *1 dc and 1 FPdc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 FPdc**. Rep from * to ** around. [18 dc, 27 FPdc]

R20: 1 sl st in the top of the ch 3, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 FPdc in the next FPdc, 1 dc in the next dc, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 FPdc. *1 dc in the next st, 1 FPdc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 FPdc**. Rep from * to ** around. [18 dc, 27 FPdc]

R21: 1 sl st in the top of the ch 3, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the same st, 1 FPdc in the next FPdc, 2 dc in the next dc, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 FPdc. *2 dc in the next st, 1 FPdc in the next FPdc, 2 dc in the next dc, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 FPdc**. Rep from * to ** around. [36 dc, 27 FPdc]

R22: 1 sl st in the top of the ch 3, 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 dc, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 FPdc. *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 FPdc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 FPdc**. Rep from * to ** around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [36 dc, 27 FPdc]

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
Christmas Angel - Free Patterns - Oombawka Design
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56 Comments

  1. I don’t have a pattern for a white halo – you could try crocheting over a white pipe cleaner or wire to get that look?

  2. can you upload the white halo at the back of head. i like that pattern

  3. I just love all of your variations of angels Rhondda. Although I have yet to make any, I definitely want to. We use the same ornaments year after year, and these angels would fit perfectly on our tree.

  4. I absolutely love this pattern. Your angels are lovely. I made this one and found it easy to follow the pattern. Thank you for sharing.

  5. I love all of your Angel patterns. Thank you so much for all the many patterns you have gifted us over the years. I love how they are alike and yet so different every year. They’re so beautiful.

  6. Hi Linda, I think they would be lovely too 🙂 I was trying to make up a few more options for wings so crocheters had some choices (in case one or the other was more difficult to do). You are most welcome 🙂 I am planning on a new Angel later this month. Just working up the details right now and which yarn to use. All the best, Rhondda

  7. Hi Rhondda,

    On this pattern what do you think about putting the wings from the pattern for Grace on this angel? All of these angel patterns are so beautiful and so easy to follow the directions. Can’t thank you enough !!!!

  8. Hi Nancy, You are very welcome 🙂 I hope to have a new one available very soon – just finishing up a couple deadlines – then it will be ready! All the best, Rhondda

  9. I love your angel patterns. I have made each one of them and display them every year. Thank you so much.

  10. Love love love this pattern thank you so much for sharing and so easy to follow ❤️❤️

  11. Thank you million times for your talent and your generosity! The angel adorable! The pattern is ingenious!

  12. Coming to you from sunny S.Cal.. Thank You and (God Bless). (Whatever that statement may mean to you.) I am a Nature Girl myself.

  13. Hi Jen! I’m so happy you tried the pattern and learned some new stitches too 🙂 If you ever have questions feel free to message me. It may take me a couple days sometimes to respond (busy with my little ones) but I will try my best to help 🙂 Have a lovely weekend, Rhondda

  14. Hi i love your patterns. I just finished this cute Christmas Angel. I am at the end of the beginning stage or start of the intermediate stage in my crocheting. This pattern was a challenge up I completed the project. I learned a new stitch too the FPDC, Fpsc, etc. so great. Thank you.

  15. At the beginning of this pattern there appears to be patterns that are flat (like half the pattern I can’t seem to find them could you help me please. I’d dearly love to have them.

  16. Hi Arlene, I’m sorry I don’t have a video for it yet but I will put it on my list to add for next year 🙂 Have a lovely weekend, Rhondda

  17. Thank you so much for creating not only the most adorable and versatile crochet angel I’ve found so far, but also this wonderfully detailed instructional!

    I would like to make this project for Christmas gifts this year, but am relatively new to the crochet world and find that I struggle with written instructions at times. Do you happen to have a video that goes along with this project?

    Thanks again and IA!

  18. Hi! I totally love this and the instructions were quite clear and easy to follow =)) I was wondering about the second little angel that is in your pictures that has the different wings. Do you have a pattern for that one too?

  19. Thank you for replying, I can change the abbreviations to suit now I know.🙂

  20. Hi Carol! Thank you so much for trying the pattern and for letting me know of the alternate way to do the halo 🙂 It is a very smart idea! Once my computer starts working again I’m going to be checking out project pages on Ravelry and asking for featured photos 🙂 All the best, Rhondda

  21. Hi, Rhonnda

    I have made 10-12 of this angel. I love it. the only change I made was I make the halo first then before I stuff the head (like after row 7) I stick the two tails of the halo into the head pull it up tight. and twist the ends into a not using the beginning tail of my yarn. then push it out as far as I want it to be above the head and then stuff the head. It is so much easier and more secure. Thanks for the pattern.
    Crafters Corner Cafe’

  22. That is the most beautiful crochet angel I’ve ever seen, but could you tell me if it’s in US or British instructions please. I.e., sc crochet in US is DC in English?

  23. Hi Beverly, You may print or save any of my patterns as a PDF 🙂 Just scroll to the end and use the FREE Print Friendly option. All the best, Rhondda

  24. Would you mind sending me some of your patterns. thank you in advance.

  25. It’s ok Victoria 🙂 The rounded wings are from a different design but it is free too 🙂 let me know if you still need the links or if you were able to find everything you needed! All the best, Rhondda

  26. Just made one of these, love how it turned out. I put a color changing tealight under it and it is so pretty. Thank you for the free pattern.

  27. Sorry, my stupidity! If I had really looked at the pattern I would have seen my answer.

  28. I Love all of your angels, but am wondering if I missed something on the Christmas Angel pattern. Is there a pattern for the alternate wings (as seen in the collection of pictures at the end of the pattern)? I love the wings on the tiny angel in the top left photo (the rounded ones). I would love to make both. Also wondering about the difference in the skirts (one flares at the bottom while the other looks like a bell shape). Thank you for any help. Can’t wait to make them all.

  29. Hi Shaaron 🙂 Thank you SO much! I’m so happy you like her and find the instructions easy to follow! Have a beautiful day, Rhondda

  30. What a wonderful gift to give them! The most precious gifts, the ones that truly count and make a difference, are those that come from the heart. I know my children love everything I have saved from my own Nana and because it is important to me, it has become important to them too – and they love to sit and listen to me speak about her and all the things we used to do together. Blessings to you and your family. I wish you many more years of memory making together 🙂 Rhondda

  31. Thank you for sharing this beautiful pattern. I have just started my first one. I have four grandchildren and want to make one for each I will put pastel blue wings on two for my two grandsons and either do it as is or put pink wings for my two granddaughters. I know someday I will be just a memory to them and hope they will keep their angel and think of ‘Nana’ when they look at them. Again…..thank you………who knows, I may make one for me (I collect angels). ?

  32. I’m not seeing where there are instructions to start with a number of chains…all I see is:

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

    I guess I’ll do some research on this to figure it out

  33. Hi Joan, Thank you for letting me know there was interest in the Angels 🙂 I will see if I can come up some more ideas for them 🙂 All the best, Rhondda

  34. MR is probably “magic ring”. The instructions don’t say to start with a magic ring, but then there are on instructions to start with a number of chains.

    B from Canada

  35. In the very first step you have an abbreviation I don’t know…”Work 6 sc in a MR” what is “MR”?

  36. I love the Angels ? how many are there going to be? Love your work.