Love Crochet Angel Pattern

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The Love Crochet Angel Pattern is my newest Angel Crochet Pattern. I designed this Angel as part of the 2020 Holiday Stashdown CAL!

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For more information about the Holiday Stashdown CAL please visit Marie’s post here: 2020 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along.

Be sure to scroll to the end of her post to enter the CAL giveaway before December 31, 2020.

When you share your progress on Social Media add the tags #CALCentralCrochet and #HolidayStashdownCAL so we can check out your projects too!

Looking for my other Crochet Angel Patterns?

Here’s the link: https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/category/crochet-patterns-free/oombawka-design-free-crochet-patterns/crochet-patterns-angels


My Angels stand on their own and they do not need to be ‘stiffened’. The halo is made with a thin bow wire (Bowdabra Bow Wire) that I purchased from Michaels Craft Store ( #makeitwithmichaels ). This wire holds its shape and stays in its place.


Love Crochet Angel Pattern

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Love Crochet Angel Pattern by Rhondda Mol ODC2020

Supplies

  • Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver – (7 oz/198 g; 364 yds/333 m), 100% acrylic. Medium [4] Weight.
    Color: White. My finished angel used: 2.52 oz (21 g); 131 yds (120 m)
  • Hook: 4.0 mm (G) Furls Odyssey (pictured) was used for the entire project EXCEPT the halo and heart accessory
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (is recommended – safety pins work/paper clips too/hoop earrings)
  • Poly-Fil Stuffing
  • HALO: Bowdabra Bow Wire – Color Gold and 2.25 mm (B) crochet hook
  • HEART: 100% Mercerized Cotton Thread in Red (50 g / 280 m) – I used this and a 2.25 mm (B) crochet hook

Difficulty Level

EASY-INTERMEDIATE

Finished Size

5 inches tall (not including the halo), 3.5 inches wide when standing and measuring the diameter of the skirt

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.

Love 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

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

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

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.

Love 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) and leaving an 8-10 inch yarn tail:

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: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** around to the last 4 sts. 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the last st. [21 sc]

R15: *(1 sc, 2 dc) in the next st, sk 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. [7 sc, 15 dc]

R16: *1 sc in the next st, ch 3, sk the next 2 dc**. Rep from * to ** around. [7 sc, 7 ch3sp]

R17: (1 sc, 3 dc) in the first st. *Sk the next ch3sp, (1 sc, 3 dc) in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [7 sc, 21 dc]

R18: *1 sc in the next st, ch 4, sk the next 3 dc**. Rep from * to ** around. [7 sc, 7 ch4sp]

R19: (1 sc, 4 dc) in the first st. *Sk the next ch4sp, (1 sc, 4 dc) in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [7 sc, 28 dc]

R20: *1 sc in the next st, ch 5, sk the next 4 dc**. Rep from * to ** around. [7 sc, 8 ch5sp]

R21: (1 sc, 5 dc) in the first st. *Sk the next ch5sp, (1 sc, 5 dc) in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [7 sc, 35 dc]

R22: *Sl st in the next st, ch 4, sk the next 5 dc**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sl st of the round to join. Finish off and weave in 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: DMR: Work ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc. Turn. [5 dc, ch2sp]

You can tighten and close the DMR after you complete R1 (remember to turn before beginning R2).

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 (this is Grace – she uses the same wing design):

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

Heart

With your 2.25 mm (B) crochet hook and your red thread:

R1: DMR: 7 sc – do not join – pull to tighten and close the ring. [7 sc]

Now you will turn to work back along the stitches you just completed.

R2: Ch 3 and 1 dc in the first st, 2 dc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, (1 sc, 1 dc, 1 sc) in the next st, 1 sc in the next st,  2 dc in the next st, 1 dc and ch 3 in the next st, sl st to the center of the DMR. Finish off and weave in ends. [7 dc, 4 sc, 2 ch3sp]

Other crochet heart options: https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/2015/01/hearts-love-and-valentines-day.html

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4 Comments

  1. I’m so happy you enjoy the pattern and that your finished crochet Angels bring happiness to your clients 🙂

  2. I have now made 3 of your angels. I am a PSW and would give them as a gift to my clts. They love them and they are so fun to make. Thank you for the pleasure they bring

  3. Hi! I really REALLY like this angel and especially the wings. Thank you again for another sweet angel. I look forward to them every year.