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Friday, November 28, 2014

The Littlest Angel Christmas Ornaments: A Free Crochet Pattern for You

Instead of having a Friday contest this week, I am giving everyone a free pattern! This is one of my all time favorite designs, and I hope you will enjoy it!
The Littlest Angels Christmas Ornaments
by Elizabeth Ann White
for BellaCrochet

Size: About  5” tall including Halo.
Skill Level: Intermediate    For those who are familiar with working with size 10 thread and steel hooks, and who have a thorough understanding of the basics of crochet
Materials for One Angel:
Size 10 Crochet Cotton Thread:
  100 yards green or red (called 'dress color' in pattern)
   50 yards green or red for trim (called 'trim color' in pattern)
   50 yards lt. Brown (for hair)
   50 yards each Peach and Cream
   25 yards Yellow
Small stitch marker or scrap of thread to mark rounds
Small amount of fiberfill (to stuff head)
White Chenille stem
Fabric Glue
9 Red Seed Beads (for Wreath)
Size 7 (1.65mm) Steel Crochet Hook

Special Stitches:
For Vst: (dc, ch 2, dc) in st or ch sp indicated

For beginning small shell (beg sm shell): (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in st or ch sp indicated

For small shell (sm shell): (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in stor ch sp indicated

For shell: (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in st or ch sp indicated

Angel
Note: Work Rnds 1-9 in rounds, do not join. Mark first st of each round.

Rnd 1: Starting at top of head, with peach, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6 sc made)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) around. (18)

Rnds 4-6: Sc in each st around. (18)

Rnd 7: (Sc next 2 sts tog, sc in next st) around. (12)

Stuff head with small amount of fiberfill, being careful not to stuff too tightly.

Rnd 8: (Sc next 2 sts tog) around. (6)

Rnd 9: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 10: Sc in each st around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 11: Join dress color with sl st in first st, (ch 3, 2 dc) in same st as joining, 3 dc in each st around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. (Ch-3 counts as first dc; 18 dc made)

Rnd 12: Ch 3, dc in each of  next 2 sts, ch 2, skip next 4 sts for first arm opening, dc in each of next 5 sts, ch 2, skip next 4 sts for second arm opening, dc in each of last 2 sts, join. (10 dc, 2 ch-2 sps made)

Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in each st and in each ch-2 sp around, join with sl st in first sc. (12 sc made)

Rnd 14: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. (24)

Rnd 15: (Ch 5, dc) in first st (counts as beginning Vst), skip next st, *Vst (see Special Stitches) in next st, skip next st; repeat from * around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch-5.  (12 Vsts made)

Rnd 16: (Sl st, beginning small shell- see Special Stitches)  in ch sp of beginning Vst, small shell (see Special Stitches)  in ch-2  sp of each Vst around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. (12 sm shells made)

Rnds 17-19: Sl st across to ch-2 sp of first sm shell, beg sm shell in ch-2 sp of first sm shell, sm shell in ch-2 sp of each sm shell around, join.

Rnd 20: Sl st across to ch-2 sp of first sm shell,  (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp of first sm shell, ch 1, (shell-see Special Stitches- in ch-2 sp of next sm shell, ch 1) around, join. Fasten off.  (12 shells, 12 ch-1 sps made)

Rnd 21: Join trim color with sc in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3,  *(sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3; repeat from * around,  join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Arm (make 2)
Note: Work in rounds, do not join. Mark first st of each round.

Rnd 1: With peach, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6 sc made)

Rnd 2: Sc in each st around. (6 sc)

Repeat Rnd 2 until Arm measures 1 1/2. Fasten off.

Cut a 4” piece from chenille stem. Fold each end of stem over 1/2” so that it measures 3”.  Slide one Arm onto each side of stem.

Wing (make 2)
Row 1: With cream, ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 8 chs, 3 sc in ch at end; working in remaining lps on opposite side of ch, sc in each of next 7 chs; leaving remaining chs unworked, turn. (19 sc made)
Rows 2-5: Ch 3, working in back lps only, sc in each of first 8 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 7 sc; leaving remaining sts unworked, turn.

Row 6: Ch 3, sl st in back lps of each of first 3 sc. Fasten off.

Halo
With yellow, ch 20, sl st in first ch to form ring; ch 1, sc in first ch, ch 2, (sc in next ch, ch 2) around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

NOTE: Make either the Wreath or the Song Book for each Angel.
Wreath
With green, ch 12,   sl st in first ch to form ring; ch 1, sc in first ch, ch 2, (sc in next ch, ch 2) around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Bow for Wreath
With red, (ch 2, hdc in 2nd ch from hook) 2 times, sl st in first ch of first ch-2, (ch 2, hdc in 2nd  ch from hook) 2 times, sl st in same ch as last sl st. Fasten off.

Song Book
Row 1: With red, ch 11, sc in second ch from hook, sc in each remaining ch across, turn.

Rows 2-7: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. At end of last row, fasten off.


Finishing
1: For Hair, cut 60 strands of lt. Brown thread, each 6” long. Wrap a separate strand of thread around center of all strands and tie securely. Fold top portion of strands down over tie. Arrange and shape upper portion of strands to cover lower portion. When you have the desired shape, glue to head of Angel. When glue dries, trim ends of all strands  (see photos.)

2: Slide Arms through arm openings on Rnd 12. Glue in place and allow to dry.

3: Place Halo and Wings on blocking surface. Spray with starch, shape and allow to dry. If using Song Book, place on blocking surface, spray with starch, fold in half and allow to dry flat. If using Wreath, place Wreath and Bow on blocking surface, spray with starch, shape and allow to dry.

4: Glue Wings to back of Angel. Glue Halo to back of head.

5: If using Wreath, glue Bow and red seed beads to Wreath. Allow to dry.

6: Glue either Song Book or Wreath to each Angels hands (open Book as shown in photo.) Allow to dry.


7: For hanger (optional) cut an 8” length of thread to match trim color of dress. Fold strand in half and glue cut ends to bottom of Halo. Allow to dry.


Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, Love Divine;
Love was born at Christmas,
Star and Angels gave the sign.
                   Christina Rossetti
 

Special thanks go to E.J. Miller and  Jewel Fernly for testing these patterns. I am so blessed to have such wonderful testers!
If you enjoy this pattern, I hope you will check out some of my other free patterns:
 Copyright BellaCrochet 2014. All rights reserved. Please do not distribute or post this pattern on any website, group or page; please share the Link to this page only. 

15 comments:

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Thank you so much for the lovely pattern. It is so very kind of you to share it with us.

Blessings always

Knot Forgotten Studio said...

These are just adorable! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern. Have a nice weekend, penny x

Typstatting said...

Thank you so much for sharing the adorable angel pattern will definitely be making a couple soon!

Denise Maddox said...

Thank you so much!

Pamela Stoll said...

Exactly what i have been looking for....thank you!

Danyel Pink said...

Pretty!!!

Lee Ann said...

How beautiful! Thank you! :)
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Http://crochetgottaloveit.blogspot.com

Taswmom said...

These are adorable! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

So pretty..I'm looking forward to making these. Thank you

Rebeckah Ferger said...

I had been wanting to make some angels and I was resolved to come up with my own pattern. Then, I saw these beauties and new that they were perfect. I absolutely love them! Thanks so much for such a great pattern.

Janet Percy said...

Thank you for sharing this pattern and also the Tiny Christmas Angel. I crocheted the Tiny Angel in pink and included it in a card to a cancer patient.
I think your tutorial on hair for the angel is going to help me in a lot of other projects. I really struggled with hair. I never could get it to look right. The knot, when attaching, always showed.
Are you sharing the Bluebird you have on your blog? I love it.

Ann White said...

Thank you, Janet, I am glad you like the patterns! The Blue Bird is from my Blue Birds of Happiness Doily which is for sale in my Etsy shop.

Brenda Lee said...

So beautiful love this will be making them soon thank you

PAT J said...

YOU DO SUCH AMAZING WORK. THANKS FOR SHARING







Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing. These are lovely. I think they would also make a lovely doll in worsted weight yarn.