Sweet Christmas Angel Applique ~
Free Crochet Pattern
This Sweet Christmas Angel Applique will look great as a decoration for your Christmas tree, packages, or just laying on table tops. The metallic silver thread picks up the light and makes it shine. This Sweet Christmas Angel Applique will also make a great gift or item to donate to your favorite charity.
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Level of Difficulty – Beginner/Intermediate
Yarn – Lion Brand Vanna’s Glamour, #2 Fine, 1.75 ozs/202 yds/50 g/185 m, 96% Acrylic, 4% Metallic Polyester, Color Diamond, used approximately 50 to 75 yds per angel
Hook and Notions – Size Hook: F/5 (3.75mm)
Blunt yarn needle (optional for weaving in ends), Scissors
Measurement – Laying flat width at wingspan 4 inches and at skirt 6 inches, height 7 inches top of head to scallop center
Gauge – 8 hdc and 6 rows = 2 inches
Ch/chs = chain/chains
Hdc = half double crochet
Sc = single crochet
Sl st = slip stitch
Sp = space
Shell – work 5 dc in indicated stitch
Angel is worked in one piece starting with head.
Chain 1 at beginning of rounds does not count as a stitch.
Chain 2 at beginning of rows counts as 1st hdc of row.
Head (worked in Rounds)
Round 1: Work 6 hdc in 2nd chain from hook, join with a slip stitch in top of 1st hdc. (6 hdc)
Round 2: Chain 1 (see pattern notes), work 2 hdc in same stitch
and each stitch around; join with a slip stitch in top of 1st hdc. (12 hdc)
Round 3: Chain 1, work 2 hdc in same stitch as join,
* work hdc in next stitch, work 2 hdc in next stitch, *
repeat from * to * around; join with a slip stitch in top of 1st hdc. (18 hdc)
Wings and Body (Worked in Rows)
Row 1: Chain 2 (see pattern notes), work hdc in the next 5 stitches. Turn (6 hdc)
Row 2: Chain 2, hdc in same stitch,
work 2 hdc in each stitch across. Turn (12 hdc)
Row 3: Chain 2, hdc in same stitch,
work 2 hdc in next 3 stitches, hdc in next 4 stitches,
work 2 hdc in next 4 stitchs. Turn (20 hdc)
Row 4: Chain 2, hdc in same stitch
work 2 hdc in next 4 stitches, work hdc in next 10 stitches,
work 2 hdc in next 5 stitches. Turn (30 hdc)
Row 5: (Working wing tip) Chain 5, sc in 2nd chain from hook and next 3 chains,
hdc in each stitch across, slip stitch to bottom of row 4,
(Working wing tip) chain 5,
sc in 2nd chain from hook and next 3 chains,
slip stitch into last hdc of row 5 and next 8 stitches.
Row 6: Chain 2, hdc in same stitch,
hdc in next 5 stitches, work 2 hdc next stitch;
leave remaining stitches unworked. Turn (9 hdc)
Row 7: Chain 2, hdc in same stitch, work 2 hdc in next 8 stitches. Turn (18 hdc)
Row 8: Chain 2, hdc in same stitch, work hdc in each stitch to last stitch, work 2 hdc in last stitch. Turn (20 hdc)
Rows 9-10: Repeat Row 8
Row 11: Chain 2, hdc in each stitch across. Turn (24 hdc)
Rows: 12 – 20: Repeat row 12
Row 21: Chain 1, sc in same stitch as chain 1,
* skip next stitch, work shell in next stitch,
skip next stitch, sc in next stitch, *
repeat from * to * across (6 shells, 7 sc)
Fasten off and weave in ends
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