Evangeline, Crochet Christmas Angel 2022

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Meet, Evangeline! Evangeline, Crochet Christmas Angel 2022, is the twentieth crochet Angel pattern I have designed. This pattern is available for free in my post below.

Evangeline was designed as part of the 2022 Holiday Stashdown CAL with CAL Central Crochet.

2022 Holiday Stashdown CAL

Learn all about our Crochet Along event, the end-of-CAL giveaways and the other wonderful holiday crochet projects you can make here: 2022 Holiday Stashdown CAL

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 she can be crocheted in only a few short hours.

See my other crochet Angel patterns here.

Evangeline Crochet Christmas Angel 2022 Oombawka Design (Twitter Post)

Evangeline, Crochet Christmas Angel 2022

Supplies

Difficulty Level

  • EASY-INTERMEDIATE

Finished Size

  • 7 inches tall (not including the halo), 4 inches wide when standing and measuring the diameter of the skirt

Gauge

  • Approximately 5 sc per inch and 5 rows in sc per inch.
  • 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 (for the head).

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.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

  • beg – beginning
  • bl – back loop
  • BPsc – back post single crochet
  • ch – chain
  • ch1sp – chain 1 space
  • ch2sp – chain 2 space
  • ch3sp – chain 3 space
  • ch4sp – chain 4 space
  • dc – double crochet
  • DMR – double magic ring
  • dtr – double treble
  • fl – front loop
  • FPdc – Front Post double crochet
  • FPsc – Front Post single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • 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

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 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 and the decrease less noticeable).
  • Do not work into slip stitches unless specified.
  • Ch 3 at the beginning of the round counts as 1 dc.
  • Ch 1 at the beginning of the round does not count as a stitch.
  • Add Evangeline, Crochet Christmas Angel 2022 to your Ravelry Library here.

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. This will also help her yarn stitches from becoming snagged on the tree.
  • I have chosen to use Wing Design 4 for Eden. Here are all four Wing Design Options which can be used interchangeably with my Angel Designs.
Evangeline Crochet Christmas Angel 2022 Oombawka Design (Facebook Post)

Evangeline Crochet Christmas 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 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]

R15: 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]

R16: *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]

R17-R21: 1 sc in each st around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [20 sc]

R22: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and 1 dc in the first st. 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st. *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [20 dc, 4 ch1sp]

R23: Sl st in the next st, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st, 1 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1, sk 1 st. *1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st, 1 dc in the next ch1sp, ch 1, sk 1 st**. (TIP: the last sk st will be the initial sl st of the round). Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the ch 3 to join. [16 dc, 8 ch1sp]

R24: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and 1 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next ch1sp, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next ch1sp. *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next ch1sp, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next ch1sp**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [32 dc]

R25: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and 1 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 7 sts. *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 7 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [36 dc]

Evangeline Rnd 26

NOTE: The next round is worked in the front loop only.

R26: *Ch 3, sk the next st, 1 sl st in the next st**. Work from * to ** around, making the last sl st in the sl st to join at the end of R25.[18 sl st, 18 ch3sp]

Round 27 Evangeline Angel

NOTE: The next round is worked in the back loop only.

R27: Working behind R26, make 1 sl st in the top of the initial ch 3 from R25. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 7 sts, 2 dc in the next st. *1 dc in each of the next 8 sts, 2 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [40 dc]

Rnd 28 Evangeline Angel

NOTE: The next round is worked in the front loop only.

R28: *Ch 3, sk the next st, 1 sl st in the next st**. Work from * to ** around, making the last sl st in the sl st to join at the end of R27.[20 sl st, 20 ch3sp]

NOTE: The next round is worked in the back loop only.

R29: Working behind R28, make 1 sl st in the top of the initial ch 3 from R27. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 8 sts, 2 dc in the next st. *1 dc in each of the next 9 sts, 2 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [44 dc]

NOTE: The next round is worked in the front loop only.

R30: *Ch 3, sk the next st, 1 sl st in the next st**. Work from * to ** around, making the last sl st in the sl st to join at the end of R29.[22 sl st, 22 ch3sp]

NOTE: The next round is worked in the back loop only.

R31: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around. Sl st to the first st to join. [44 sc]

R32: Ch 1, 1 BPsc in each st around. Sl st to join (or use an invisible join). [44 BPsc]

Evangeline Crochet Christmas Angel Arm

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.

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

Row 2-Row 3: 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 (or whipstitch seam if you prefer). Finish off.

Crochet Angel Wings

Evangeline Angel Wing #1

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

Row 2: 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]

Row 3: 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]

Row 4: Ch 4, sk the first st, 1 sl st in the next st. *Ch 4, 1 sl st in the next st**. Work from * to ** across making your last sl st in the first sc of R3. Finish off. Tighten the initial double ring to close it. [10 ch4sp, 10 sl st]

Evangeline Angel Wing #2

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

Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc in the next st, 3 hdc in the ch2sp, 2 dc in the next st, 3 tr in the next st. Ch 1, turn. [3 tr, 2 dc, 4 hdc, 2 sl st]

Row 3: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dtr), 2 tr in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, sl st to the first st. Ch 1, turn. [1 dtr, 2 tr, 2 dc, 1 hdc, 5 sc, 1 sl st]

Row 4: Ch 4, sk the first st, 1 sl st in the next st. *Ch 4, 1 sl st in the next st**. Work from * to ** 9 times Finish off. Tighten the initial double ring to close it. [10 ch4sp, 10 sl st]

Sew the wings in place.

Christmas Angel 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 its own which is why I like it – and it is much thinner than pipe-cleaner (which was what I had been considering).

I crocheted Evangeline’s 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.

Crochet Christmas Angel Finishing Instructions

  • Weave in any remaining ends securely.
  • Insert the arm through the holes on each side of the dress. You can sew it in place if you wish (I don’t but if I were selling it at a craft show I would).
  • Insert the halo through the back stitches of the head. You can tack it in place with sewing thread, or add a dab of glue if you wish (I don’t but if I were selling it at a craft, or giving it to someone that might tug at it I would).
  • 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.

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21 Comments

  1. Rhonnda. I just finished Evangeline to add to my collection. She is number 20 for that but I have made several other of the angels for gifts. I look forward each year for the new angel to add to my collection. Thank you for doing this.

  2. I prefer using it to make the top close tightly and because it is twice secured the chances of it opening up over time are lessened. It is not such a huge issue with Angels 😉 but with things like hats that have pressure along the seams from taking them on and off all the time the magic ring has a tendency to slide open unless woven in a lot. Which is why it is my preference – however, I have written a post providing other options for those who do not like MRs or DMRs in case you’d prefer a different method instead: https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/you-dont-have-to-use-a-magic-ring/ Best wishes, Rhondda

  3. Hi, I’ve made several of your angels over the last few years. Love the way you do the arms and I’ve used your wings on other things, as well.

    I have a question about the dmr. Why? What’s the benefit of the dmr over the mr? It gives it a little more thickness but I don’t see the need.

  4. Oh good!! I’m so happy it worked for you 🙂 You are very welcome – and Merry Christmas to you and your family too!

  5. Hi Rhondda,

    I am all set worked out perfect. Thank you for help and all of your patience , much appreciated. Merry Christmas to you and your family .

  6. Thank you Rhondda. You are an angel for all you are doing to help me. I will let you know when I get back to it.

    Linda

  7. Hi Linda, When we work R26 in the front loops of R25 it should create ch3sp loops all the way around the skirt. Then for R27 we work into the back loops of R25 (we don’t work in R26 at all). This should create a round of stitches that look like the base of the skirt and the ch3sp loops should be in front of the stitches of R27 so they are on the outside of the skirt. I’m not sure if I am explaining this in a way that makes sense. I’m going to add some photos to the post in the next 30 minutes if you want to pop back in and take a look? I hope they help clear things up. Just give me a few minutes 🙂

  8. Hi Rhondda,

    I did row 26 and 27 and when I did row 28 , row 27 looks like regular crochet ? It does not look like the picture. If I am explaining it right? Maybe I am not doing the working behind row row 27the right way? It looks a big gap between the rows

  9. Hi Linda 🙂 I’m so happy to hear it! Let me know if you get stuck again and I will try to get back to you as quickly as I can. Best wishes, Rhondda

  10. Hi Rhondda,

    Thank you so much for your help. Just made it through row 24 and I have the 32 dc stitches.

  11. Hi Linda, At the end of R23 we slip stitch into the top of the ch 3 (from the beginning of the same round) to join.
    Then for R24 we ch 3 and dc in the same stitch (so that ch 3 from R23). Then 1 dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the ch1sp, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next ch1sp. That gives us 8 stitches worked up to the second ch1sp. Do you have 8 stitches by the second ch1sp spot? Or maybe did you miss the first dc beside the ch3 – sometimes it gets squished and hidden when we work 2 dc in the top of the ch3?

    The only other spot I can think of where you may have missed a stitch is the last ch1sp from R23. It happens right before that joining slip stitch and sometimes because we slip stitch tightly it can squish the ch1sp and make it invisible?

    Let me know if this didn’t help – or if you are counting more than 32 stitches for the round? or less?

    Talk soon, Rhondda

  12. Hi Rhondda,

    I did the row 23 with no problems, but row 24 so the ch 3 and the 1dc in the first st so does this mean that there is 2 dc in the ch 3 stitch? I keep coming out with the wrong count at the end of the row, I have redone it several times.

    Thank you
    Linda

  13. Thank you Rondda for your help on this. It is much appreciated and I will be restarting tonight to continue with this pattern. You are such a kind person. The best to you

  14. Hi Linda, I apologize for the delay in my response! I’m not a big fan of them either to be honest. It is confusing to know when to work into the ‘first’ stitch and when ‘not’ to work into the first st. For this pattern you can make that slip stitch (at the end of the row to join), super tight and then ch 1 and make the single crochet into the very same stitch that you put the slip stitch into. This just kept the rows a little bit straighter and didn’t let the seam slant (on a bit of a diagonal) like when we use a continuous rounds method. Hope this helps 🙂 and I’m happy you like Evangeline 🙂 Best wishes, Rhondda

  15. Hi Rhondda,,

    I just started this pattern,and I am having a problem with the slip sts. In row 16 I slip stitched to the first sc and chain 1so do I do the first st in row 17 into the one I just sliped into? I don’t know why I have so many problems with slip sts.. This is another beautiful angel pattern and thank you for sharing this.

  16. Hi Kathy! Thank you so much for catching these mistakes. You are correct in R22 it should be 20 dc and 4 ch1sp. For R24 I missed the “1 dc in the next st” that followed the “Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and 1 dc in the first st”. I went straight to the 2 dc in the next st. There should be a “1 dc in the next st” following that initial “Ch 3 bit”. Then we have 32 dc for the end of the round. I apologize for the errors and I am updating the post as we speak! I’m so happy you loved the way she turned out 🙂 Best wishes, Rhondda

  17. I just finished Evangeline and she turned out pretty especially when you place a battery operated tea light under her skirt. As I was making the pattern i believe there are 2 small corrections: The count on round 22 should be 20 dc, 4 ch-1 spaces. And in Rnd 24 to get the 32 dc I believe the first sequence should be Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and 1 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st otherwise I think the count comes out to 31.

  18. I think I noticed a typo in the Abbreviations section for the ch1sp:
    ch1sp – chain 2 space
    ch2sp – chain 2 space
    Should it be:
    ch1sp – chain 1 space
    ch2sp – chain 2 space
    Beautiful angels though!