Angel Ornament Crochet Pattern

This little angel ornament crochet pattern was inspired by the old vintage wooden ornaments that I used to have as a child.

When I first started brainstorming for this design, I knew I wanted to keep it sweet and simple with a bit of nostalgia.

This angel ornament is perfect for adorning your tree, adding to a nativity scene or giving as a thoughtful gift.

Why You’ll Love This Angel Ornament Crochet Pattern

  • Scrap buster: Great for using up leftover yarn.
  • Basic stitches: If you can single crochet and slip stitch, then you can make this.
  • Instant gratification: Can be finished in less than an hour.

About the Pattern

This angel ornament crochet pattern is quick and easy with minimal sewing.

The head and the body are crocheted in one piece. We’ll crochet the head first before joining the yarn for the body using a round of leftover front loops.

The body features surface slip stitching for added detail and is left open and unstuffed. This allows the finished angel to also be used as a freestanding ornament or tree topper for a mini Christmas tree. You could even add a little bell.

The wings are worked separately before being sewn together and then sewn to the back of the body.

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  • DK weight yarn in 3 colours – skin colour, body colour and white
    (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Light Caramel for the head and Paper White)
  • Metallic embroidery floss or contrasting yarn for trim (I used DMC E168)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • Polyester Fiberfill
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • 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

Special Stitches

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.

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Finished Size

The finished angel measures approximately 2.5″ x 2.25″ (6.5cm x 6cm). Size may vary depending on tension and materials used.


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.


  • 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.

Pattern Instructions

Head (skin colour)

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) 4 rounds

R9: Sc, invdec, [2 sc, invdec] x5, sc (18)

R10: [Sc, invdec] x6 (12)

R11: [BLO sc] x12 (12)

Stuff firmly.

R12: [Invdec] x6 (6)

Cut the yarn leaving a tail and pull through last st. Weave the yarn tail through the front loops only of the final round and pull to close. Hide the end inside the head.

Body (body colour)

Join body colour to the first left over front loop from R11 of the head.

R1: Ch 1, sc in same space and in each front loop around (12)

R2: [Sc, inc] x6 (18)

R3: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x5, sc (24)

R4-5: [Sc] x24 (24) 2 rounds

R6: [3 sc, inc] x6 (30)

R7-11: [Sc] x30 (30) 5 rounds

R12: [Sl st] x30 (30)

Fasten off and weave in end.

Wings (make 2, white)

The wings are worked in turned rounds, working around a starting ch and leaving some sts unworked.

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. Work 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.


  • Using metallic embroidery floss or a contrasting yarn colour, surface slip stitch around the bottom of the body between R10 and R11.
  • 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 angels back where they are joined together. Weave in ends.
  • Add a hanging loop to the top of the head if desired.

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