5 Little Monsters: Angel: Crochet Nativity Add-On

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Angel: Crochet Nativity Add-On



A couple of years ago I made my crocheted nativity and it has been one of my all time favorite crochet projects. I started out with Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus, a star, 2 shepherds, a donkey, and a sheep. Then about a year later I added 3 wisemen. Now I have a couple more pieces that I want to add to the set and one of them I am sharing the pattern for today, an angel.

I wanted to keep the angel pretty simple so it is made just like the other figures, with all white clothing, a simple hairpiece with a braid, and wings made with sparkly yarn on its back. Like the other figures the angel is stuffed and has a weighted base to help it stand up. 


How to Crochet an Angel for your Nativity

You will need:

  • Worsted weight yarn in white, light yellow or other hair color, and skin color (sample made with Red Heart Super Saver in white, cornmeal, and buff)
  • Lightweight yarn in white with metallic (Sample made with Lion Brand Vanna's Glamour in Diamond)
  • G crochet hook
  • Scrap of fabric 6"-8"
  • sewing needle and thread
  • Poly-Pellets
  • yarn needle
  • scissors

Instructions:

Body-

Make a weighted insert to put in the base by cutting a circle about 6-8" in diameter, stitch a running stitch all the way around the outside of the circle, pull thread to cinch up slightly to create a bowl shape, pour in some weighted stuffing beads, cinch up the rest of the way and stitch closed, set aside

Start with the white yarn

Round 1: in mr, ch1, 6 sc (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)

Round 3: [1 sc in first stitch, 2 sc in next] repeat around (18 sc)

Round 4: [1 sc in first 2 stitches, 2 sc in next] repeat around (24 sc)

Round 5: [1 sc in first 3 stitches, 2 sc in next] repeat around (30 sc)

Round 6: [1 sc in first 4 stitches, 2 sc in next] repeat around (36 sc)

Round 7: 1 sc blo in each stitch (36 sc)

Rounds 8-14: 1 sc in each stitch (36 sc)

Round 15: [1 sc in first 10 stitches, sc2tog) repeat around (33 sc)

Rounds 16-19: 1 sc in each stitch (33 sc)

Round 20: [1 sc in first 9 stitches, sc2tog) repeat around (30 sc)

Rounds 21-23: 1 sc in each stitch (30 sc)

Round 24: [1 sc in first 8 stitches, sc2tog) repeat around (27 sc)

Rounds 25-26: 1 sc in each stitch (27 sc)

Now is a good time to add the weighted insert to the base of the figure and begin stuffing, continue stuffing as you work

Round 27: [1 sc in first 7 stitches, sc2tog) repeat around (24 sc)

Rounds 28-29: 1 sc in each stitch (24 sc)

Round 30: [1 sc in first 6 stitches, sc2tog) repeat around (21 sc)

Round 31: 1 sc in each stitch (21 sc)

Round 32: [1 sc in first 5 stitches, sc2tog) repeat around (18 sc)

Round 33: [1 sc in first stitch, sc2tog] (12 sc)

switch to tan/skin color yarn

Round 34: 2 sc in each stitch (24 sc)

Rounds 35-39: 1 sc in each stitch (24 sc)

Round 40: [1 sc in first 2 stitches, sc2tog] (18 sc)

Round 41: [1 sc in first stitch, sc2tog] (12 sc)

Round 42: sc2tog around (6 sc)

Finish off


Arms-

make 2

start with skin color

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)

Round 2: [1 sc in first 2 stitched, 2 sc in next] repeat around (8 sc)

change to white

Rounds 3-12: 1 sc in each stitch (8 sc)

stitch arms to the side of the body at the neck



Hair-

with yellow yarn

Round 1: in mr, ch1, 6 sc (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)

Round 3: [1 sc in first stitch, 2 sc in next] repeat around (18 sc)

Round 4: [1 sc in first 2 stitches, 2 sc in next] repeat around (24 sc)

Rounds 5-7: 1 sc in each stitch (24 sc)

Finish off leaving long tail for sewing

Cut 3 lengths of yellow yarn about 2 ft long, fold in half so that you have 6 strands, divide into 3 sets of 2 strands and carefully braid the yarn into a fairly loose, flat braid, make sure that the braid is long enough to wrap around the head with a little overlap, knot the end of the braid and trim close to the knot.

Place the hairpiece on the head, tuck the knot under the hairpiece at the back of the head, wrap the braid around the head along the bottom of the hairpiece and stitch both in place using the tail from the hairpiece, when you get to the end you can either tuck the excess braid in the back or just twist it into a sort of bun on the back of the head (I chose the bun) and stitch in place.



Wings-

(beginning ch 2 does not count as a stitch)

with sparkly lightweight yarn

ch 12

Row 1: skip first 2 ch,  hdc in next 9 stitches, 3 hdc in last ch (12 hdc)

Row 2: ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 10, 2 hdc in last stitch (14 hdc)

Row 3: ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 12, 2 hdc in last stitch (16 hdc)

Row 4: ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 14, 2 hdc in last stitch (18 hdc)

Row 5: ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 14, sc in next stitch, ch 4 (16 hdc, 1 sc, 4 ch)

Row 6: turn, skip first 2 ch, 2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 16, hdc2tog (19 hdc)

Row 7: ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 16, 2 hdc in last stitch (19 hdc)

Row 8: ch 2, turn, hdc in 17 stitches, hdc2tog (18 hdc)

Row 9: ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 14, hdc2tog (16 hdc)

Finish off

Leaving long tail you will begin working the other wing along the other side of the starting ch

Join yarn to top of beginning ch and repeat rows 1-9 to create the second wing

Weave in all ends except the long tail in the center

Use that tail to stitch the wings to the back of the angel, stitching along the center line of the wings


You can find the original Nativity set here.

The wisemen can be found here.

A smaller version can be found here.

Watch for more to come soon.








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2 comments :

  1. Great job! I'm going to try it!

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  2. This angel is so beautyful. I will start to make it. Thanks for the pattern.

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