Crochet Harmony, the 2018 Christmas Angel Pattern!

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Welcome Crocheters! This year for the #12WeeksofChristmasCAL 2018, I have designed a new Christmas Angel Pattern for you to crochet.


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Harmony the 2018 Crochet Christmas Angel Pattern

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Supplies

  • Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver – (7 oz/198 g; 364 yds/333 m), 100% acrylic. Medium [4] Weight.
    Color: White. My finished angels use between 70 and 80 yards.
  • Hook: 4.0 mm (G) Furls Odyssey (pictured) was used for the entire project EXCEPT the halo
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (is recommended – safety pins work/paper clips too/hoop earrings)
  • Poly-Fil
  • HALO: Bowdabra Bow Wire – Color Gold and 2.25 mm (B) crochet hook, Dollar store Holly Sprigs – cut a small piece for her to hold – you can also check out miniature ornaments to find other fun things for the Angels to hold, like poinsettias, bells, candles, etc.
  • Finished Weight: 32 g

Gauge

Not imperative but if your stitches have big 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. Only a few rounds of the skirt are meant to have a more open appearance. All the top rounds are meant to be solid.

Finished Size

4 inches diameter at skirt base
5.5 inches tall

Abbreviations

3-sc-pc – 3 single crochet popcorn
beg – beginning
beg-pc – beginning popcorn
bl – back loop
ch – chain
ch2sp – chain 2 space
ch4sp – chain 4 space
dc – double crochet
DMR – double magic ring
FPdc – Front Post double crochet
FPhdc – Front Post half double crochet
FPsc – Front Post single crochet
pc – popcorn
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

Special Stitches

3 single crochet popcorn (3-sc pc):  3 sc in indicated st or sp, remove hook from loop, insert hook from front to back in top of first sc of group, insert hook back into loop and pull through both loops.

Beginning popcorn (beg-pc): Ch 3 and 4 dc in indicated st or sp, remove hook from loop, insert hook from front to back in top of initial ch 3 of group, insert hook back into loop and pull through both loops.

Popcorn (pc): 5 dc in indicated st or sp, remove hook from loop, insert hook from front to back in top of first dc of group, insert hook back into loop and pull through both loops.

Helpful Tutorials

DMR – Double Magic Ring

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

Treble Crochet (aka Triple Crochet)

Treble 3 Together (aka Triple 3 Together) all in one stitch

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 joining with a sl st the sl st will not be included as a stitch in the row-end stitch totals.
  • Do not work into slip stitches 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.
  • 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.

Harmony 2018 Crochet Christmas Angel Pattern by Rhondda Mol Oombawka Design Crochet 2018 Christmas Angel Crochet Pattern

Harmony Crochet Christmas Angel 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 DMR. [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.  Sl st to the first sc to join. [12]

R11:  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. Sl st in the top of the initial ch 3 to join.  [4 dc, 4 FPdc, 2 ch2sp]

R12: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next st (the FPdc), 1 dc in the bl of each of the next 2 chs, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts, 1 dc in the bl of each of the next 2 chs, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts.  [12]

R13: 1 FPhdc in each st around. [12]

R14: *Ch 1 and 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [12 sc, 12 ch1sp]

R15: *3-sc-pc in the ch1sp, ch 2, sk the next sc**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first 3-sc-pc to join. [12 3-sc-pc, 12 ch2sp]

R16: Sl st in the ch2sp. Beg-pc in the ch2sp, ch 2, sk the next 3-sc-pc. *Pc, ch 2, sk the 3-sc-pc**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first beg-pc to join. [12 pc, 12 ch2sp]

R17: Sl st in the ch2sp. Beg-pc in the ch2sp, ch 2, sk the next beg-pc. *Pc, ch 2, sk the pc**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first beg-pc to join. [12 pc, 12 ch2sp]

R18: Sl st in the ch2sp. Beg-pc in the ch2sp, ch 2, sk the next beg-pc. *3 dc in the next ch2sp, ch 2, sk the next pc, pc in the next ch2sp, ch 2, sk the next pc**. Rep from * to ** around to the last ch2sp. 3 dc in the last ch2sp, ch 2, sl st to the first beg-pc to join. [6 pc, 18 dc]

R19: Ch 3 (does not count this round), 2 dc in the next ch2sp, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, 2 dc in the next ch2sp. *1 FPdc in the next pc, 2 dc in the next ch2sp, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, 2 dc in the next ch2sp**. Rep from * to ** around. Work 1 FPdc in the initial ch 3. [42 dc, 6 FPdc]

R20: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 1 FPdc in each st around. Sl st to the top of the first FPdc to join (this will push that initial ch 2 to the back so you won’t see it). Finish off and weave in ends. [48 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

 

Other Crochet Angel Patterns

Free Crochet Angel Patterns

 

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11 Comments

  1. Thank you Janet ♥ It makes me very happy that you like my Angel patterns and have made so many! Merry Christmas to you and yours and I hope you have a blessed New Year too. Best wishes, Rhondda

  2. I have so enjoyed working on these angels. So far I have done 20, several as Christmas presents, and have just downloaded three new patterns. They are all so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your wonderful gift. I think of you every time I look at them. Many of them grace my couch table with the large fiber optic angel I had purchased many years ago. Have a Merry Christmas this 2022 season. God bless and thank you.

  3. Hi Bonnie, Thank you 🙂 I always wonder if people are going to get bored of them! I will design more. Wishing you the very best, Rhondda

  4. Hi Rhondda
    I am absolutely a fanatic about angels. Year round I have 20 plus in our house and then when Christmas arrives…. look out. I adore your patterns and so far have made 8 different patterns, probably about 15 angels in total. I sold 4 for the cost of the yarn and gave the rest away to friends and family. They were all received with much admiration for how cute they were. I have done 4 of the Holly 2021 and I think it is my favorite so far. I just discovered a link to all your angel patterns and am so excited to try the 7 I haven’t seen before.
    Thank you so much for such beautiful patterns

  5. Hi Rene, I do not have a video for that yet. It is quite easy though if you have ever made a popcorn stitch before – it is almost exactly the same but we are using single crochet stitches instead of double crochet stitches: 3 single crochet popcorn (3-sc pc): 3 sc in indicated st or sp, remove hook from loop, insert hook from front to back in top of first sc of group, insert hook back into loop and pull through both loops.

    Hope this helps! Rhondda

  6. Hi Linda, The only thing I can suggest is making it a 2 sc popcorn instead? but I would then change all the other ones for this round to the same 2 sc so they look similar. All the best, Rhondda

  7. Hello Rhondda,

    I am having a problem with row 15. I cannot do a 3 sc pc in the chain 1 space. I cannot seem to fit 3sc in the chain 1 space. I have redone the row and made the stitches looser but still not working out. Can you help?

    Thank you
    Linda

  8. Thank you, Rhondda! I’ve started another angel and realised I made a mistake on row 11. Hopefully this one will be mistake-free! Also, easier to see the stitches using one colour yarn.

  9. Hi Dimitra, Actually, I didn’t 🙂 The FP stitch is worked around the post of the stitch so I went straight into the FP stitch, working around that initial ch 3 (that counted like the first dc) without the slip stitch first. Hope this helps! Rhondda

  10. Hi Rhondda!
    Lovely pattern. I have a question. At the end of row 12 are we to slip stitch to the top of the chain 3 at the start of the row? It seems the right thing to do but not sure.
    Thank you!