5 Little Monsters: Lacy Crocheted Angel Ornament

Lacy Crocheted Angel Ornament



This week I wanted to share some "Christmas in July" projects. It is crazy to think that Christmas is only 5 months away. Now is a great time to get started on Christmas projects, too often I end up waiting until November to get started and end up only finishing half of the things on my list.



It is nice to get an early start if you want to make lots of handmade gifts and decorations, or if you are making things items to sell at Christmastime.


I decided to start with a crocheted Christmas project so today I am sharing a simple crocheted Christmas ornament, a little lacy angel ornament. It is really quick to make, so it would be easy to make up a bunch for gifts or craft fairs.


I used a couple different yarns to make them. First I used a worsted weight white and it worked well but I wanted to try a little bit lighter weight yarn to see how that worked. So I made another using a #2, fine weight yarn (Vanna's Glamour, Diamond) and I think I preferred it out of that yarn. It was a little smaller than the first since it used thinner yarn and a smaller hook, which I liked. You could use any weight of yarn, just make sure to adjust your hook size too, and remember that it will change the finished size of your angel.


In addition to making an ornament to hang on your tree, it could also work as a tree topper for a small tree.

How to Crochet a Lacy Angel Ornament

Finished size:  6.5" with #4 yarn and G hook, 5.5" with #2 yarn and E hook

You will need:


  • Fine or Worsted Weight Yarn in White, or desired color (samples made with All Things You Essential Acrylic in White, and Vanna's Glamour in Diamond)
  • G or E Crochet Hook
  • Fiberfill
  • Heavy Thread (for hanging)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle

Instructions:


For worsted (#4) weight yarn use a G hook

For Light (#3) weight yarn use an E hook

Rounds 1-7 create the angel's head
Round 2-11 make the wings
Round 12 creates the waist
Rounds 13-

If you use a different weight yarn adjust your hook size accordingly. You want the hook to be slightly smaller than recommended so the stitches on the head are nice and tight and doesn't have big gaps for the stuffing to show through. 


Begin with a magic ring

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

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

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

Round 4: 1 sc in each stitch (18 sc)

Round 5: 1 sc in each stitch (18 sc)

Round 6: [sc2tog in first stitch, 1 sc in next] repeat around (12 sc)

stuff the head with a small amount of fiberfill

Round 7: sc2tog around, sl st to first stitch to join (6 sc)

Round 8: ch 2, 2 dc in each stitch, sl st to first stitch to join (12 dc)

Round 9: ch 2, 2 dc in each stitch, sl stitch to first stitch to join (24 dc)

Round 10: ch 2, 2 dc in each stitch, sl stitch to first stitch to join (48 dc)

Round 11: ch 1, 1 sc in each of next 6 stitches, [sl st in next stitch, ch 3, skip next stitch] 8 times, sl st in next 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, sl st in next 2 stitches, [ch 3, skip 1 stitch, sl st in next] 8 times, sl st to first sc to join (12 sc, 16 ch loops)

Round 12: ch 1, sc in each of 6 sc, skip all ch loops and sl st to sc on opposite side, sc in each of the 6 sc, skip ch loops and sl st, join to first sc to join (12 sc)

Round 13: ch 1, [sc, ch 3] in each stitch around, sl st to first sc to join (12 sc, 12 ch 3 loops)

Round 14: sl st into center of first ch loop, ch 1, sc in ch loop, ch 3, [sc in next ch loop, ch 3] repeat around, sl st to first sc to join (12 sc, 12 ch 3 loops)

Round 15: sl st into center of first ch loop, ch 1, sc in ch loop, ch 4, [sc in next ch loop, ch 4] repeat around, sl st to first sc to join (12 sc, 12 ch 4 loops)

Round 16: sl st into center of first ch loop, ch 1, sc in ch loop, ch 4, [sc in next ch loop, ch 4] repeat around, sl st to first sc to join (12 sc, 12 ch 4 loops)

Round 17: sl st into center of first ch loop, ch 1, sc in ch loop, ch 5, [sc in next ch loop, ch 5] repeat around, sl st to first sc to join (12 sc, 12 ch 5 loops)

Round 18:  sl st into center of first ch loop, ch 1, sc in ch loop, ch 5, [sc in next ch loop, ch 5] repeat around, sl st to first sc to join (12 sc, 12 ch 5 loops)

Round 19: sl st into center of first ch loop, ch 1, sc in ch loop, [dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc] in next sc, [sc in next ch loop, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in next sc] repeat around, sl st to the first sc to join (12 shells)

Finish off and weave in ends

Attach a string to the top of the angel to make a hanging loop


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