Angel Crochet Pattern
This little angel crochet pattern was inspired by the old vintage wooden ornaments that I used to have as a child. I wanted something simple and sweet with a bit of nostalgia. These would look great hanging on the tree, as part of a nativity set or as a gift topper.
They also make a sweet gift to let someone know that you’re thinking of them.
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- DK Weight Yarn in 3 colours – skin colour, body colour and white
(I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK)
- Metallic embroidery floss or contrasting yarn for trim (I used DMC E168)
- 2.5mm crochet hook
- Polyester Fiberfill
- Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- inc – increase
- invdec – invisible decrease
- BLO – back loop only
- sl st – slip stitch
- st/s – stitch/es
- (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round
- […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
Surface Slip Stitch: Insert your hook from right side to wrong side where you would like your surface slip stitches to start and pull up a loop of yarn in a new colour. Insert hook into next stitch. Yarn over and pull through, you should have 2 loops on your hook. Then pull through the loop on your hook to complete the stitch. Repeat around.
The pattern is written using US terminology and measures approximately 2.5″ x 2.25″ (6.5cm x 6cm) when using the materials listed.
Pieces are worked in a continuous spiral starting with a magic ring unless otherwise specified. Mark the first stitch of each round with a removable stitch marker.
Gauge is not important in this pattern. Use a hook size to match your chosen yarn. Make sure that your stitches are tight enough to prevent stuffing showing through and adjust hook size if necessary.
Feel free to add a hanging loop otherwise the angels are freestanding.
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: [Inc] x6 (12)
R3: [Sc, inc] x6 (18)
R4: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x5, sc (24)
R5-8: [Sc] x24 (24)
R9: Sc, invdec, [2 sc, invdec] x5, sc (18)
R10: [Sc, invdec] x6 (12)
R11: [BLO sc] x12 (12)
R12: [Invdec] x6 (6)
Fasten off and weave in end.
Join body colour to the first left over front loop from R11 of the head.
R1: Ch 1, sc in same st. [Sc] x11 (12)
R2: [Sc, inc] x6 (18)
R3: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x5, sc (24)
R4-5: [Sc] x24 (24)
R6: [3 sc, inc] x6 (30)
R7-11: [Sc] x30 (30)
R12: [Sl st] x30 (30)
Fasten off and weave in end.
Using metallic embroidery floss or a contrasting yarn colour, surface slip stitch around the bottom of the body between R10 and R11.
WINGS (make 2, white)
For more help with this section there is a premium pattern available with step-by-step photos.
R1: Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 3 chs. 5 sc in last ch. 2 sc on other side of ch – 2 sts left unworked (11)
R2: Ch 1, turn. 3 sc, inc in next 3 sts, 5 sc (14)
R3: Ch 3, turn. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next ch, 12 sc – 2 sts left unworked (14)
R4: Ch 1, turn. 2 sc, inc in next 3 sts (8)
Fasten off invisibly, leaving a long tail on one wing for sewing. Weave in the end on the other.
Put the wings down in front of you aligning them so they look like the image below. Make note of where the wings meet as this is where you’ll be sewing them together.
Place them one on top of the other matching the edges and whip stitch together over 3 sts.
Open wings out and sew to the center of the back where they are joined together. Weave in ends.
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Just a big thank you for this wonderful pattern, it will be perfect for my 2020 new little nativity set.
I’m so glad you like it! I’d love to see your nativity set when you’re done 🙂
i adore this angel. could you do a knitted version please as i do not crochet
I’m so glad you like it but unfortunately I don’t knit, sorry!