Simple crochet angel


A simple crochet angel made from basic shapes and using only basic crochet stitches. Beginner friendly crochet Christmas decoration project.

In the previous post ( click here ) I showed you how to make a crochet Christmas tree ornament ( crochet triangle basic shape ) and a crochet snowman ornament ( crochet circle basic shape ).

In this tutorial I will give you the pattern – written instruction with a video tutorial on YouTube how to take the basic shapes, modify them and combine and sew them together into a crochet angel.

A great benefit of this pattern is again the adjustment of the size that you want. With my 3mm crochet hook and cotton DK yarn the angel is about 8cm tall and the wing span is also 8cm.

If you want a smaller or a bigger angel you have two options:

  • take thinker or thinner yarn / wool and a crochet hook
  • make the base of the body longer (do more chains and continue with a decreases in every 3rd row – after row no. 7) or shorter (do less chains). For the head and the wings you can do more or less rows of increasing the base of 6 stitches.

For the angel I made I took a base of 13 chains for the body. The body is worked bottom to top.

You have to make 2 parts for the body (front and back), 2 parts for the head (front and back) and two parts for the wing (each folded in half you get a left and a right wing).

The stitches used in this pattern are:

  • magic ring
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • ch – chain stitch
  • sc – single crochet stitch
  • dec – single crochet decrease stitch (2sc in 1 – back loops only)
  • inc – single crochet decrease stitch (2sc in 1 – back loops only)

The pattern:

Body: make 2

  • ch 13
  • ch1, 13sc
  • ch1, dec,9sc, dec
  • ch1, 11sc
  • ch1, dec, 7sc, dec
  • ch1, 9sc
  • ch1, dec, 5sc, dec
  • ch1, 7sc
  • ch1, 7sc
  • ch1, dec, 3sc, dec
  • ch1, 5sc
  • ch1, 5sc

To make a nice edge of the body part crochet single crochet stitches in each last stitch of the row and I the corner make 3 single crochet stitches in one - just to turn the corner. You only have to do this on the side and bottom edges.

The diagram for the body:



Head: make 2

  • magic ring
  • R1: 6sc – 6st
  • R2: 6inc – 12st
  • R3: {sc, inc} x6 – 18st
  • R4: {sc, inc, sc} x6 – 24st

Wings: make 2 (each wing is a folded in half circle)

  • magic ring
  • R1: 6sc – 6st
  • R2: 6inc – 12st
  • R3: {sc, inc} x6 – 18st
  • R4: {sc, inc, sc} x6 – 24st
  • R5: {3sc, inc} x6 – 30st

change color

  • R6: {2sc, inc, 2sc} x6 – 36st

To make a crochet angel from all the parts first make the wings – fold the two circles for the wings in half and sew the round edge together.

You can attach the wings on the back side of the body before or after joining the body front and back side together.

The last step is to join the head and attach the head to the body. I sew half of the head parts together, then inserted the body into the head and continued sewing around the edge of the head.

Of course you have to sew in all the lw11 ends. In the end I put on the head the eyes – I used two small seed beads and some red sewing thread for mouth. And the last touch was some light brown yarn that I used for the hair.

The step-by-step YouTube video tutorial:



Happy crafting

Alex xx


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