Free Little Crochet Angel Pattern

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My Little Angel Pattern is crocheted in 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 2 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
  • give her something to hold
  • use some glue and glitter to accent her wings
  • use her as a table-top angel

Little Crochet Angel Pattern

Little Crochet Angel Oombawka Design Crochet
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Supplies

Difficulty Level

EASY-INTERMEDIATE

Finished Size

3.5 inches tall (not including the halo), 3 inches wide from wing-tip to wing-tip

Gauge

Not imperative.

Abbreviations

beg – beginning
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
MR – magic ring
R – row/round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet two stitches together
sc5tog – single crochet 5 row ends together (used on wings only)
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

Single Crochet Two Together I recommend you only go under the front loop while doing the sc2tog for this project

MR – magic ring

Crochet Ridge Stitches – the 2nd image on this page shows you the horizontal bar / back bar / third loop of the hdc stitch (Free Crochet Tutorials is an Oombawka Design website – dedicated to sharing free crochet 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 you work the sc2tog decreases work under the front loop only (it makes the stitch less thick).
  • 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 miniature Christmas Tree

Little Crochet Angel

Little Crochet Angel - Oombawka Design

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 sc in each st around [6]

R10: 2 sc in each st around [12]

R11: 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 5, sk 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, ch 5, sk 2 sts, 1 sc in each of next 2 sts. [8 sc, 2 ch5sp]

R12: 1 sc in each st and in the bl of each ch around [18]

R13: 1 sc in each st around [18]

R14: 1 sc in each st around [18]

R15 1 hdc in each st around [18]

R16: In this round you will be working in the horizontal bar (aka back bar; 3rd loop) of each hdc: 1 sc in st around [18]

Need help? Look at the second image in this post on my tutorial site: Crochet Ridge Stitches

R17: In this round you will be working in each sc twice; however you work once in the front loop and  once in the back loop. *1 sc in front loop of the next sc, 1 sc in bl of the same sc** Rep from * to ** around. [36]

R18: 1 sc in each st around [36]

R19: 1 sl st in each st around, finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [36]

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.

R1: Ch 17, beg in 2nd ch from hook and work 1 sc in each across, ch 1, turn [16]

R2: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn [16]

R3: Rep R2, ch 1, turn [16]

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. This arm is slipped through the holes you created in R11 of her body.  Insert it until an equal amount of arm is sticking out on each side and either stitch the hands together or let it simply sit in place. I did not sew mine in place this time.

Wings

Wings - Little Crochet Angel - Oombawka Design

Make 2

R1: Ch 8, beg in the 2nd ch from the hook and work 1 sl st in the bl of each ch across, ch 1, turn [7]

R2: 1 sl st in the bl of each of the next 6 sts, sk the last st, ch 2, turn [6]

R3: 1 sl st in the bl of each st across, ch 1, turn [6]

R4: 1 sl st in the bl of each of the next 5 sts, sk the last st, ch 2, turn [5]

R5: 1 sl st in the bl of each st across, ch 1, turn [5]

R6: 1 sl st in the bl of each of the next 4 sts, sk the last st, ch 2, turn [4]

R7: 1 sl st in the bl of each st across, ch 1, turn [4]

R8: 1 sl st in the bl of each of the next 3 sts, sk the last st, ch 2, turn [3]

R9: 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 sc5tog. 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 6 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops. Ch 1 and finish off leaving a long yarn tail to sew the wings in place.

The below example shows the larger size angel wing used in My Christmas Angel Pattern but the concept is exactly the same. You will pull up 1 loop in the small space between every other row end – so, for our Little Angel you will have 6 loops on your hook (instead of 8 as shown below). Then yarn over and pull through all loops to cinch the one edge of the wing together.

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

Here’s the Little Crochet Angel’s Wings:

Little Angel Wings 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 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
Little Crochet Angel with Joyful Crochet Angel

Joy (pictured left)  will be available tomorrow 🙂 

The two other Angels currently available are shown below. These are also both Free Patterns on my website; with PDFs available for purchase (if you prefer ad-free pdfs). You can find them here:

My Christmas Angel

Crochet Angel Ornament

Christmas Angel - Free Patterns - Oombawka Design
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15 Comments

  1. I’m having issues trting to figure out a Right Wing. I need the wings for a hat and making 2 as the pattern states gives a definite front and back. Is there a way to make a Dight wing that is exact to the left written here??

  2. Hi Anne, You are so very welcome! I’m happy you enjoy the Angel Patterns and that you find the instructions easy to follow 🙂 Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment. It made my day brighter xo Rhondda

  3. I have just finished making my fourth angel from your patterns and intend making all of them. Thank you so much for sharing your patterns, I absolutely love your angels, they are a joy to make. Your instructions are so easy to follow, and the tutorials are so helpful too. I am also learning new techniques from your patterns. Your kindness is really appreciated.

  4. Hi Judy, the wings stand on there own. No stiffening is needed as the angel is crochet with worsted weight yarn. Hope this helps! Rhondda

  5. What do you use to stiffen your wings to make them stand up away from the outfit?
    Thanks, judy

  6. I LOVE all your angel patterns and hope that you will continue with them for a long time to come 🙂

  7. Hi Ness, They are definitely slip stitches 🙂 You work the wings like any project you work in rows and turn at the end of each row. Be sure you can see the two top loops of the slip stitches after you turn (and you aren’t working into the side of the stitch accidentally). When you see the two top loops – so say this is the top of the stitch > work into the line (loop) furthest away from you. The back loop is always the one furthest away from the person who is crocheting. Hope this helps! Rhondda

  8. I’m having trouble making the wings. Instead of slip stich maybe is sc.? If if sl st what side I use to do next after I turn?

    Thx

  9. Even my mother language isnt English the instructions are very simple to follow, I did it and came out beautiful. Love it 100 %

  10. That is so totally precious, Rhondda! Thanks for sharing. Pinned to my DIY Decor board especially for the Holidays.