Crochet Christmas Angel Pattern 2017

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The pattern I have designed for you today is for a Crocheted Christmas Angel. I have named this the 2017 version because last year I also designed a crochet Christmas Angel Pattern for 2016, for this very same blog hop I think!

[disclaimer] Disclaimer: The Yarn and hook used to create this pattern was sent to me by the respective Manufacturers. [/disclaimer]

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I have named this the 2017 version because last year I also designed a crochet Christmas Angel…for this very same blog hop I think! 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.

Angels are representative of many things to many people – to me they represent hope, joy, love and peace. I design each of my Angels with the hope that they will bring those very same emotions to you while you crochet them and to those you choose to gift them to.

This Christmas Angel Pattern 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 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)

I have been told by a few of you who have crocheted my Angels over the last year, that you have chosen to crochet them with love and words of prayer, and then you have gifted them to someone in need, as a Prayer Angel or Friendship Angel.  I think this is a lovely idea and I thank you for letting me know these patterns are being put to such beautiful use.

Christmas Angel 2017 - Designed by Rhondda of Oombawka Design Christmas Angel Pattern 2017

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Difficulty Level

EASY-INTERMEDIATE

Finished Size

5 inches tall (not including the halo), 4 inches wide from wing-tip to wing-tip

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.

Abbreviations

beg – beginning
bl – back loop
ch – chain
dc – 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

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

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.

Crochet Christmas Angel Pattern

Christmas Crochet Angel Oombawka Design

Christmas Angel 2017 – 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 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 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 sc in the top of the ch 3, 2 sc in the next st (the FPdc), 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 2 chs, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 2 chs, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts. [14 sc]

R13: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st*. Rep from * to ** one more time. 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts. Rp from * to ** 4 more times. [20]

R14: 1 sc in the first st, 3 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts. *1 sc in the next st, 3 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 4 times. [5 sc, 15 dc]

R15: Sl st to the first sc and ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). Work 2 more dc into the same sc.  *Sk the next dc, 1 sc in the next dc (this should be the middle dc), sk the next dc, 5 dc in the next sc**. Rep from * to ** 3 more times. Sk the next dc, 1 sc in the next dc, sk the next dc, 2 dc in the sc where you worked the initial sl st, ch 3. [5 sc, 25 dc]

R16: 1 sc in the top of the ch 3, sk the next 2 dc, 5 dc in the next sc, sk the next 2 dc, *1 sc in the next dc, sk the next 2 dc, 5 dc in the next sc, sk the next 2 dc**. Rep from * to ** 3 more times. [5 sc, 25 dc]

R17: Sl st to the first sc and ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). Work 2 more dc into the same sc.  *Sk the next 2 dc, 1 sc in the next dc (this should be the middle dc), sk the next 2 dc, 5 dc in the next sc**. Rep from * to ** 3 more times. Sk the next 2 dc, 1 sc in the next dc, sk the next 2 dc, 2 dc in the sc where you worked the initial sl st, ch 3. [5 sc, 25 dc]

R18: Rep R16

R19: Rep R17

R20: Rep R16

R21: 1 sc in the first sc, 1 FPsc in each of the next 5 dc, *1 sc in the next sc, 1 FPsc in each of the next 5 dc**. Rep from * to ** 3 more times. Sl st to the first sc to join. Finish off and weave in ends. [5 sc, 25 FPsc]

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

 

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23 Comments

  1. Hi Linda, No I don’t think their are any corrections that need to be made to the pattern – if you come across something though, please let me know! I’m happy you are enjoying making the Angels – I hope to design a couple more this year. Fingers crossed – next month and November. Thank you, Rhondda

  2. Hi Rhondda,

    Thank you for the help on this pattern, now I understand the gap. On the pattern for Joy is there a correction for the skirt layers? I had read there was a problem with the chain 4.

    I would like to tell you that I have made several of the Grace angels to give as a gift at Christmas. They are really fast for me to work up. Again thank you for your help and please keep the patterns coming, they are all beautiful.

  3. Hi Linda, At the end of R14 we skip the last 2 stitches. This is to create the stitch pattern for the skirt and we need that gap there to balance out the rest of the round where we skipped stitches all the way around in Round 14. You begin R15 by working a sl st into the first stitch and then you chain 3. We are counting that ch 3 as 1 dc. Then we work 2 more dc into that same stitch. These 3 dc should start to go outside their one stitch base to fill some of that gap created at the end of R14. Hope this helps 🙂 Rhondda

  4. Hi Rhondda

    On row 14 at the end you skip the 2 sc. Starting row 15 slip stitch the 2 skipped sts from row 14? and also slip stitch into the next sc to start row 15?

    I did that and came out with a big gap at the end of row 15.

    Thank you

  5. Thank you Rhondda,

    Yes this helps, I am on my way with the pattern. Thank you for all of these angel patterns they are all beautiful.

  6. R13: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st*. Rep from * to ** one more time. 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts. Rp from * to ** 4 more times. [20]

    Work 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st. 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st. 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts. 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st. 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st. 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st. 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st.

    So the instructions between the * and the ** are repeated. It is just a way to make it a bit easier than typing it out in full each time. I hope this helps 🙂 Rhondda

  7. Hello Rhondda,

    I am reading this row 13 wrong for sure, I cannot figure it out for some reason, can you explain the ***, I am so confused.

  8. Thank you so much for sharing this with me Annie!! and thank you for being so kind to make Angels for others. Wishing you the very best, Rhondda xo

  9. Hello Rhondda, thank you so much for the patterns to make these beautiful angels, and providing videos and close details. I have made every one of them, about 40 angels In total to give to people of varying ages, many who have sorrow in their lives through illness and loss. To see such happiness on their faces when they look at the angels, Is a tribute to your kindness In sharing your work so generously with strangers you will never know or see, Thank you so much, it’s good to know there are people like you in this world.

  10. I’ve made 2 of your angels so far. The patterns are great!! My daughter will love these. Thanks so much.

  11. You are very welcome Kathy 🙂 Let me know if you have questions and I’d be happy to help! I do have a video tutorial for one of the later Angels in grey yarn which may help with some of the parts (like wings and arms, etc.) on my YouTube channel. Best wishes, Rhondda xo

  12. Hello Ronda, I’ve just found this pattern and it’s simply stunning. So easy to follow your instructions and I love the extra detail you show where it’s really needed or hard to see on white. I am going to start early this year and make these little sweeties and experiment in yarn thichness and colour. Thank you again for being so generous and sharing this. Kind regards Kathy

  13. Hi Maricruz, Thank you so much for letting me know! I’ve corrected the instructions in the pattern and the PDF on Ravelry to reflect this. I really appreciate you taking the time to tell me so I could fix my mistake. Thank you and I am happy you were able to put the patterns to such great use this Christmas 🙂 Wishing you a wonderful New Year, Rhondda

  14. Hi, Ronda… Thank you so much for sharing these patterns… this Christmas y was short of cash and I made several to give to my friends as a present… they were very happy to receive a little angel to hang on their tree!
    By the way, I think there is a small mistake in the instructions for this little angel… in Round 17 we are supposed to repeat Round 15 but, in this round we only skip 1 stitch between the sc and the group of 5dc.

  15. thank you for responding. I’ll wait until you are able to do the videos. have a wonderful day😊

  16. Hi Ruthie, I will add this to my list of videos to make 🙂 I’m just waiting for a new lighting device to come in so I have more overhead light to make my videos better. Hoping it arrives before January! All the best, Rhondda

  17. Can you please make a video on how to do the angels please. I’m not good reading patterns. I love all of them they are beautiful. Thank you.

  18. Rhondda, I am making my 6th angel since last week from your beautiful patterns, I’ve made at least one of each style and each one is prettier than the one before! Thank you for sharing these with us!