Fortitude a NEW Crochet Angel Pattern

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Today it’s my turn to share a brand-new pattern with you which uses Poly-Fil Fiber Fill. Read on to find out about Fairfield World, the GIANT giveaway they are running (right now!!) and to get my newest crochet Angel pattern.

80 Days of Poly-Fil is a special event organized to celebrate Fairfield World’s 80th birthday!

Happy Birthday Fairfield World!

Over the course of 80-days a wonderful assortment of DIY projects, patterns and tutorials are being released.

Fairfield is a third-generation, family-owned and operated American Business. They offer reliably, high-quality products that you can depend on for your crafting needs.

You may know them best for their fantastic Poly-Fil® 100% Polyester Fiber Fill, but they have SO MUCH MORE to offer.

Some of the other Poly-Fil® items available:

  • Poly-Fil® Basic™  (pillow inserts in various sizes and shapes)
  • Poly-Fil® Premier™ (pillow inserts that are ultra plush and have the look and feel of down – available in various shapes and sizes)
  • Poly-Fil® Poly Pellets® (weighted)
  • Poly-Fil® Mini Sized Micro Beads
  • Poly-Fil® Fluffy Snow 24 Oz. (for DIY Snow Scapes)
  • Poly-Fil® Project Fleece™ Batting
  • Poly-Fil® Classic Bean Bag Filler
  • Poly-Fil® Premium Fiber Fill

You can also find foam, interfacing and different fabrics like Shield PUL Fabric, Solarize Thermal Barrier Fabric and Olyfun Fabric.

Along with the 80 Days of Poly-fil Projects that are being shared, there is also going to be a GIANT giveaway! One lucky winner will be receiving 80 Pounds of Poly-Fil!


I chose to design a new Angel pattern for this event. While this Angel is small and only uses a small amount of Poly-Fil, I know that my handmade item will stand-up to the test-of-time.

Fortitude Oombawka Design Crochet Angel

Each year when I take her out of storage for the Holiday Season (and hopefully one day when my children do the same) I am confident she will look just like when I made her.

The Dry Polyester Packing Fiber Fill I like to use works really well for stuffing and creating amigurumi and doll projects. It has a coarse texture (so it doesn’t slide around as much) and it stays in place once I have stuffed and formed the Angel.

Angel - Fortitude - 20 Days of Poly-Fil

Fortitude Crochet Angel Pattern

Supplies

Difficulty Level

EASY-INTERMEDIATE

Finished Size

6 inches tall (not including the halo), 4.25 inches wide when on a flat surface (skirt is flattened)

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.

Grace features a brand-new wing design! If you prefer one of the other wing designs you can access the patterns here:

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

3-dc bobble – 3 double crochet bobble (see special stitches)

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

R – round

rem – remaining

rep – repeat

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

3-dc bobble stitch

*Yarn over, insert hook into the specified stitch, yarn over and pull up 1 loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops**. Rep from * to ** 3 times. Yarn over and pull through the rem 4 loops to complete the 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

Helpful Video Tutorials

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

DMR – double magic ring

I demonstrated how to make one of my other Crochet Angel Patterns (Patience) in a full length YouTube Video Pattern Tutorial. You can view the video tutorial for the arms, wings pattern 2 and halo here:

Arms:  https://youtu.be/3qe5hM-y2qQ?t=1335

Halo: https://youtu.be/3qe5hM-y2qQ?t=1913

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.
Fortitude A Crochet Angel Pattern

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Fortitude 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**. Rep from * to ** around. [18 sc]

R4-R6: 1 sc in each st around. [18 sc]

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

I recommend you firmly stuff the head at this point.

R8: Sc2tog around. [6 sc]

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

R10: 1 sc and 1 FPsc in each st around. [6 sc, 6 FPsc]

R11: 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]

R12: 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]

R13: 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]

R14-R16: 1 sc in each st around. [16 sc]

R17: *1 sc, ch 2, sk 1 st**. Rep from * to ** around.  [8 sc, 8 ch2sp]

R18: *1 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the bl of the next ch, 1 dc in the skipped sc from R16, 1 sc in the bl of the next ch**. Rep from * to ** around.  [24 sc, 8 dc]

R19: 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 1, sk the next dc. *1 sc in each 3 sts, ch 1, sk the next dc**. Rep from * to ** around to the last st. 1 sc in the last st.  [24 sc, 8 ch1sp]

R20: *1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, sk the next ch1sp, 1 FPdc in the skipped dc from R18. 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around to the last st. 1 sc in the last st. [24 sc, 8 dc]

R21: 1 sc in each st around. [32 sc]

R22: *1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 3-dc bobble in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [8 bobbles, 24 sc]

R23-R24: 1 sc in each st around. [32 sc]

R25: 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st. *1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st**. Rep from * to ** around to the last st. 1 sc in the last st. [24 sc, 8 ch1sp]

R26: 1 BPsc in each of the next 2 sts. Working in front of the ch1sp, 1 dc in the FL of the sk sc from R24, sk the ch1sp. *1 BPsc in each of the next 3 sc; working in front of the ch1sp, 1 dc in the FL of the sk sc from R24, sk the ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around to the last st. 1 BPsc in the last st. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in your 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: 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 in the next st 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:

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.

The image below is for my Crochet Angels Pattern but the Halo design is the same:

Halo Angel Oombawka Design

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  1. Dear Rhondda,
    I can’t thank you enough for your contributions and great work! I was so excited to have found your videos on Youtube, which led me to your website and found out more lovely angels. I am so excited about making them, and so tempted to have all 14 of them….
    I really appreciate your gift and kind heart. I wish you and your family a great holiday season to come!
    Best regards,
    Jeanne