Gabriella Crochet Angel Pattern

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Gabriella Crochet Angel was made with Medium Weight Yarn and a 4 mm (G) hook. Like my other crocheted Angels, she does not require extra stiffening to stand and she can be crocheted in only a few short hours. 

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Gabriella Crochet Angel

My Gabriella Crochet Angel pattern was designed as part of the 2023 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter.

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There are 4 different wing designs available for my Crochet Angels. I have included the links to each at the end of my pattern in case you’d like to substitute wings.

My Crochet Angels stand on their own and don't require stuffing or stiffening glues to hold their shape.

I hope you love this design and remember because these Angels are not stuffed (hollow on the inside except for the small amount used for the head) you can place a battery operated tea light under the skirt, or tie a bell inside.

Every year I design a few crochet Angels and this is our first one for 2023. This is the Annual Christmas Angel for those of you who have been making my Angels each and every year.

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Crochet Angel Pattern Gabriella by Oombawka Design Crochet Facebook

Gabriella Crochet Christmas Angel 2023

Supplies

  • Yarn: Bernat Super Value. 7 oz (197 g) and 440 yds (402 m). 100% Acrylic. Medium Weight Yarn [4]. Machine washable and dryable.
  • Color: White (164053)
  • Crochet Hook: 4 mm (G)
  • Finished Project: Angel (total yarn used): 1.5 oz (43 g) and 96 yds (88 m)
  • Scissors, Tapestry Needle (yarn needle), small amount of Poly Fil; Halo: Bowdabra bow wire (silver) and a 2.25 mm (B) crochet hook or a pipe cleaner shaped into a halo

Difficulty Level

  • Easy

Finished Size

  • Angel width (diameter across base of skirt) approximately 4 inches X 7.5 inches tall not including the halo

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 (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(s) – chain(s) 
  • ch1sp – chain 1 space
  • ch2sp – chain 2 space
  • CL – cluster (*see special stitches)
  • dc – double crochet
  • DMR – double magic ring
  • dtr – double treble
  • fl – front loop
  • FPsc – front post single crochet
  • g – grams
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • m – meters
  • MC – main color
  • oz – ounces
  • Rnd – round
  • R – row
  • rem – remaining
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc2tog – single crochet 2 together
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • tr – treble
  • yds – yards
  • * 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

Cluster (CL)

This is the same as a dc4tog made all in one stitch, or chain space.

  1. Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up 1 loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook (2 loops on your hook). 
  2. Yarn over, insert hook into the same st, yarn over and pull up 1 loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook. (3 loops on your hook). 
  3. Yarn over, insert hook into the same st, yarn over and pull up 1 loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook.(4 loops on your hook)
  4. Yarn over, insert hook into the same st, yarn over and pull up 1 loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook. (5 loops on your hook).
  5. Yarn over and pull through all 5 loops on your hook.

Helpful Tutorials

Notes:

  • I use a DMR (double magic ring) to begin my projects that are worked in the round. You may substitute a magic ring (magic circle), or a chain 3 and slip stitch to form a ring, if you prefer. Visit this post to see other options for working in rounds.
  • 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 joining, slip stitch tightly to the first st of the round to join.
  • Do not work into slip stitches unless specified.
  • The initial ch 3 counts as 1 dc.
  • The initial ch 1 does not count as a stitch and you don’t work into it.
  • When you work the sc2tog decreases work under the front loop only (it makes the stitch less thick and the decrease less noticeable).
  • Add Gabriella Christmas Angel 2023 to your Ravelry Library here
Gabriella a Free Crochet Angel Pattern from Oombawka Design Crochet. Bernat Super Value Yarn and a 4 mm crochet hook. #CIJMakeAlong2023 #bernat #yarnspirations #crochet #freepattern

Gabriella Crochet Angel Pattern

This body of the Angel is crocheted from the top down in one piece. 

Body of the Angel

Using your 4 mm (G) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: DMR: 6 sc. [6 sc]

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. [12 sc]

Rnd 3: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around.  [18 sc]

Rnd 4: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [24 sc]

Rnd 5 – Rnd 7: 1 sc in each st around. [24 sc]

Rnd 8: *Sc2tog (*see notes), 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [18 sc]

Rnd 9: *Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. [12 sc]

Fill the head with Poly-Fil but do not overstuff.

Rnd 10: Sc2tog around. [6 sc]

Rnd 11: 1 FPsc in each st around. [6 FPsc]

Rnd 12: 2 FPsc in each st around. [12 FPsc]

Rnd 13: 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]

Rnd 14: 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]

Note: the ch3sp creates the armholes for the dress.

Rnd 15: 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]

Rnd 16: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [20 sc]

Rnd 17- Rnd 21: 1 sc in each st around. [20 sc]

Rnd 22: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts**.  Work from * to ** around. Sl st to join (*see notes). [24 sc]

Rnd 23: Ch 1. *1 sc in the next st, CL in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to join. [12 sc, 12 CL]

Rnd 24: Ch 1. * 1 sc in the next sc, 2 sc in the next CL**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to join. [36 sc]

Rnd 25: Ch 1. *1 sc in the next st, 1 CL in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to join. [24 sc, 12 CL]

Rnd 26: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around. Sl st to join. [36 sc]

Rnd 27: Rep Rnd 23

Rnd 28: Rep Rnd 26

Rnd 29: Rep Rnd 25

Rnd 30: Rep Rnd 26

Rnd 31: Rep Rnd 23

Rnd 32: Rep Rnd 26

Rnd 33: Rep Rnd 25

Rnd 34: Rep Rnd 26

Rnd 35: Rep Rnd 23

Rnd 36: Rep Rnd 26

Rnd 37: Ch 1, 1 BPsc in each st around. Sl st to join. Finish off. [36 BPsc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Angel Arm

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Using your 4 mm (G) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

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]

TIP: for a longer arm chain 25 instead!

R2-R3: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn [20]

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.

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Wings

Gabriella Crochet Angel Wings and Halo

Wing #1

R1: DMR: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc. 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]

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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 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: 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]

Wing #2

R1: Work ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in a DMR. Turn. [5 dc, ch2sp]

R2: 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]

R3: 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]

R4: 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 DMR to close it. [10 ch4sp, 10 sl st]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

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.

Bowdabra Bow Wire 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.

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 (I don’t).
Halo Crochet Angel Pattern from Oombawka Design Crochet

Finishing Instructions:

  • Weave in remaining ends.
  • 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.

Angel 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.
  • Wing Design 1 
  • Wing Design 2
  • Wing Design 3
  • Wing Design 4
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13 Comments

  1. Hello,
    I am enjoying the angel pattern but have a question. On Rnd 27, how many clusters and sc’s should I end up with?

  2. Hi Patty, I apologize ! I missed the second part of your message when I replied. I’m happy that you were able to figure it out. Best wishes, Rhondda

  3. Thank you for your reply, Rhonda. My only defense is that I must have been really tired last night. When I looked this morning, I immediately realized I was not following your instructions. Thank you for providing these angel patterns.

  4. Hello Rhonda. So in love with your angels. I gift them to people who need an angel in their life.
    Gabriella is giving me some issues. I was able to get 12 clusters in row 23 by putting my first sc in the same sc as the slip stitch. The only way I can get 12 clusters and 24 sc in row 25 is to put 2 sc after cluster. What am I doing wrong?

  5. Hi Rhondda,,

    This is a beautiful angel pattern, thank you for this. I only come out with 11 clusters on row 23 and have done it 2 times. I cannot figure out what I am doing wrong?

  6. I love all your angels. Have you ever considered publishing them all in an e-book?