Garland of Angels

Introduction
I was inspired to create this crochet pattern to capture the beauty of angels. This fun and quick design can be used to create individual angels to use as ornaments, gift tags, or sweet little gifts. Just create as many as you need and add a loop of yarn for hanging. Or you can make up a number of them and use chains to combine them together to create your own garland.

For both options I’d recommend adding fabric stiffener to give them a little bit more stable shape. Enjoy!

Materials List
•Red Heart Shimmer (4) or any Medium weight yarn – 1 skein (A)
•Size 10 Royal Metallic Crochet Thread –Silver (B)
•Size E crochet hook (3.5 MM)

Finished Size
Each is approx two inches wide and three inches tall, depending on your hook size.
Pattern Instructions
Glossary:
ch – chain
st – stitch
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
dc – double crochet

Instructions:

HEAD
Chain 2, sl st in first chain to form ring.

Row 1: Ch 1, 9 sc in ring, sl st in beg ch 1 to join. Do not turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in each st across to last st, 1 sc in last st, sl st in beg ch 1 to join. Do not turn. Continue to row three to add on the wings and body.

WINGS AND BODY
Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in same stitch, 2 dc in next st, 3 dc in next st. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in first chain, 2 dc in each st across, 3 dc in top ch of ch 3. Turn.
Row 5: Sl st in the top of next 6 st. Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 5 stitches, 3 dc in next st. Turn.
Row 6: Ch 3, dc in same st, 1 dc in each st across, 2 dc in top ch of ch 3. Turn.
Row 7: Ch 3, dc in same st, 1 dc in each st across, 2 dc in top ch of ch 3, fasten off.

HALO
Row 1: With B ch 17. Turn.
Row 2: Sl st in second chain from hook and in each chain across. Sl st to first chain to form ring. Fasten off leaving enough of a tail to join to angel.

Repeat instructions for Head, Wings and Body, and Halo for as many angels as you desire.

FINISHING
Attach the halo by knotting the loose ends around a loop at the back of the head. Be sure to make tight knots, trim excess.

If you’re making individual angels, at this point you could add a loop of white for hanging on the tree, and use fabric stiffener to add shape. If you’re making a garland, continue on to join angels before using fabric stiffener.

To join angels: *Start by holding two strands of B together. Join B to angel #1 with a sl st half way down the edge of a wing. Ch 20 (or until desired distance between angels has been achieved), sl st through edge of wing of next angel. Fasten off. Repeat from * until all angels have been attached.

Ending chains: ^Holding two strands of B together, join to opposite wing of angel #1 with sl st half way down the edge of the wing. Ch 20. Turn. Sl st in seventh ch from hook to create a loop. Fasten off. Repeat from ^ for the other end of the string of angels. Weave in all ends.

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