Pop over to the Furls Blog Hop Post to see ALL the great free patterns that have been shared this year during our Blog Hop Event! My contribution to the Hop is Temperance, a Crochet Angel Pattern.
Temperance is crocheted with Medium Weight Yarn and a 4 mm (G) hook (except for her wings and halo). Like my other crochet Angels, she does not require stiffening to stand and can be crocheted in only a few short hours.
Furls sent me some luxurious Whims Merino Crochet Yarn to make Temperance. This yarn is a Z-Twist Yarn (you can read more about Z-Twist yarn here) and because of this special twist, my crochet stitches had AMAZING stitch definition!
I think she turned out beautifully. In fact, I’m looking forward to making another Angel using another hank of Whims Merino yarn (my supplies are gathered and waiting for me – I’m going to start tomorrow night when I sit down to watch Oak Island!).
Options for your Finished Angel
- 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.
Add Temperance to your Ravelry Pattern Library here
Temperance Crochet Angel Pattern
- Yarn: Whims Merino (3.5 oz/100 g; 103 yds/94 m), 100% acrylic. Medium Weight Yarn .
Color: White. My finished angel used
- Hook: 4.0 mm (G) Furls Streamline Swirl Galaxy Taurus (pictured) was used for the entire project EXCEPT the halo and wings.
- Hook: 5 mm (H) Furls Streamline Swirl Cookies n’ Cream for the wings
- Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (is recommended – safety pins work/paper clips too/hoop earrings)
- HALO: Bowdabra Bow Wire – Color Gold and 2.25 mm (B) crochet hook
6.25 inches tall (not including the halo), 4 inches wide when flattened and measuring the width of the skirt
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.
If you prefer one of the other wing designs you can access the patterns here:
US Terminology used
3-dc bobble – 3 double crochet bobble
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
*Yarn over, insert hook into specified stitch, yarn over and pull up 1 loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook**. Rep from * to ** 3 times. Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on your hook.
Single Crochet Two Together – I recommend you only go under the front loop while doing the sc2tog for this project
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:
- 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.
Temperance 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: 1 sc in each st around [16 sc]
R15: *1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [20 sc]
R16: 1 sc in each st around. [20 sc]
R17: 1 FPsc in each st around. [20 FPsc]
R18: 1 sc in each st around. [20 sc]
R19: *1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [24 sc]
R20: *1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [28 sc]
R21: *1 sl st in the FL of next st, 3-dc bobble in the FL of the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [14 sl st, 14 3-dc bobble]
R22: *3-dc bobble in the FL of the next st, 1 sl st in the FL of the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [14 sl st, 14 3-dc bobble]
R23: *1 sl st in the FL of next st, 3-dc bobble in the FL of the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [14 sl st, 14 3-dc bobble]
R24: *3-dc bobble in the FL of the next st, 1 sl st in the FL of the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [14 sl st, 14 3-dc bobble]
R25: *1 sl st in the FL of next st, 3-dc bobble in the FL of the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [14 sl st, 14 3-dc bobble]
R26: *3-dc bobble in the FL of the next st, 1 sl st in the FL of the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [14 sl st, 14 3-dc bobble]
R27: 1 BPsc in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [28 BPsc]
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 
R2: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn 
R3: Rep R2, ch 1, turn 
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.
With your 5 mm (H) hook:
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 position them in the center at the base of her neck.
The Halo is made using a 2.25 mm (B) hook and Gold (or silver) Bowdabra Bow Wire.
What is 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 its 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:
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