I just love crochet angels, don’t you? Today I get to share beautiful crochet angel ornament pattern that is free and very easy to make!
There’s just something about angels at Christmas time. They appear to Mary and Joseph, as well as show up to announce Jesus’ birth to the shepherds with a chorus of praise to God.
Because of the important role they play in the Christmas story, I couldn’t help but design a crochet angel when I was deciding on patterns for Christmas ornaments!
Beautiful Standing Crochet Angel Pattern
If there was one thing I wanted to accomplish with this angel crochet pattern…I wanted it to be beautiful.
Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the patterns that are out there. But I wanted something that looked a little more modern. Crochet thread just isn’t my thing😂
I decided to crochet a golden angel, and keep it nice and simple but still pretty. I hope you guys love it!
Another thing I love about this crochet angel is that it stands up on it’s own! So if you don’t want it to be an ornament, you could totally make it a decoration somewhere else around the house.
How do you crochet an angel ornament?
Here are the steps we’ll go through to crochet this angel:
- Make all the different pieces – dress, head, and 2 wings.
- Sew all the pieces together.
- Attach a hanger!
It’s really not too hard. Especially considering the stitches used are almost entirely single crochet, along with a few decreases. And I’ll have plenty of photos to help you out along the way!
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Easy Crochet Angel Ornament Pattern
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- Yarn Bee Soft Secret (100% acrylic, 300 yds/274 m, 6 oz/170 g) less than 1 ball Honey
- G/4mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Small amount of stuffing for the head
As you can see, all you will need to crochet this small angel ornament is some worsted weight yarn! I used Yarn Bee Soft Secret, which can be found at Hobby Lobby.
This yarn gives the angel extra “sheen” which is what I love about it—but you could use any yellow or gold worsted weight yarn you have in your stash!
- Angel dress and head are worked in continuous rounds. Do NOT join at the end of the round unless specified.
- Angel Wings are made in rows and sewn onto the dress.
- Ch 1 at beginning of rows (for wings) does NOT count as a stitch.
Height: 3” tall
Width: 2.5” across widest point of wings, 2” along bottom of dress
Abbreviations/Stitches Used (U.S.)
Chain – ch
Slip stitch – sl st
Single crochet – sc
Single crochet 2 together – sc2tog
Repeat – rep
Round – rnd
Skip – sk
Stitch(es) – st(s)
Beginning – beg
Crochet Angel Ornament Written Instructions:
Make a magic ring.
Rnd 1: Make 4 sc inside the ring, then pull to close. Do NOT join, here and throughout.
Rnd 2: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) 2 times. Place stitch marker in last st. (6 sc)
Rnd 3: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 4: (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) 3 times. (9 sc)
Rnd 5: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 6: (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) 4 times. Sc in last sc. (13 sc)
Rnd 7: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 8: (2 sc, sc in next 2) 4 times. Sc in last sc (17 sc)
Rnds 9-11: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 12: (2 sc, sc in next 3) 4 times. Sc in last sc. (21 sc)
Rnd 13: Sc in each st around. Slip stitch to first stitch to join.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Make a magic ring.
Rnd 1: 5 sc in magic ring. Do NOT join. (5 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (10 sc)
Rnd 3-4: Sc in each st around. (10 sc) Lightly stuff the head here before moving onto the last decrease round! Make sure you put just enough stuffing to make it round.
Rnd 5: (Sc2tog over next 2 sts) 5 times. To finish, join with slip stitch to next st. (5 sc)
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Wings (make 2):
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in second ch from hook and next 2 ch, turn. (3 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn. (4 sc)
Rows 3-4: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st. Leave last 2 sts unworked, turn. (3 sc).
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in next 3 sts, turn. (3 sc)
Row 7: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st. Leave last 2 sts unworked, turn. (2 sc)
Row 8: Ch 1, Sc2tog. (1 st)
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
I recommend steam blocking the angel wings before assembling the pieces so they will lay flat.
Crochet Angel Assembly Photo Tutorial:
Place head on top of dress and sew down. Make sure you sew it on in such a way that the head still looks round. You don’t want it to stretch out or it looks funny.
Sew on wings with the straight edge at the top and jagged edge at the bottom, as shown. I sewed mine about a ½ inch down from the head.
After sewing, attach a hanger through the center of the head.
If desired, wrap one strand of yarn around the neck for a nice finishing touch, and secure in the back.
Weave in ends!
I hope you love this pattern as much as I do. It was so much fun to design and I can’t wait to see how it looks on my tree!
More Questions about Crochet angels
How do you crochet small angel wings?
If you’re wondering about crocheting angel wings, specifically small ones, they’re also very easy to make. Basically, we will do a series of rows, and some will be simple single crochet all the way across, some will add in a stitch or 2, and some will decrease a stitch or two.
Overall, in this pattern we kept one side of the wing perfectly straight (the inside) and then we made the other side with a zig-zag. It works pretty well!
Do I need to use starch on my angel ornament?
If you use this angel ornament pattern, no you do not need to starch it. That’s the beauty of this pattern. Because we use a worsted weight yarn, there is no starch needed (though a light blocking can still help!) Starching crochet angels is only important if you use crochet thread.
How do you crochet an angel tree topper?
An angel tree topper could be made in a similar fashion to this pattern, but it would obviously have to be bigger. You will want to find a particular pattern or tutorial, like the one below:
Crocheting a 3D angel ornament is a great way to dress up your Christmas tree this year! This particular pattern uses a golden yarn for a modern take on crochet angels. I hope you love this pattern as much as I loved designing it!
More Free Crochet Ornament Patterns
I know this crochet angel is cute, but you don’t have to stop here! Crocheted ornaments make amazing Christmas gifts, so it can be helpful to make lots of them. Here are a few other patterns I love:
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