Angel bookmark/decoration Pattern

Three angelsAlthough no-one has expressed an interest I thought I would share my pattern for the angel bookmark as I think it could also make an attractive decoration. (We all know what is coming up in four month’s time. and crafters need to start early.) 🙂

Here are pdf versions to download in UK and US terms:-

Angel bookmark UK and Angel bookmark US

and below the UK version written out.

I suppose it goes without saying but, especially if you make this in cotton thread, a little stiffening will improve it’s usability.

Pattern

I used #10 cotton thread and a 1mm hook. The pattern does seem to work better with a relatively small hook.

Head

I start with a magic loop but you could use a 6 chain circle or similar instead.

Round 1 is the ‘right side’.

Round 1: 4ch(=1st dtr), 15dtr, ss together.

Round 2: 5ch(=tr, 2ch), (tr, 2ch) into each of next 12 dtrs, tr into 14th dtr. [This leaves 2 dtrs unworked for neck.] Reverse direction.

Round 3: 1ch, (dc, 2ch, dc) into each 2ch gap.

You now make the first wing.

Wing

12ch, then reverse direction.

I think the prettiest way to work the next row is to use my ‘method 3’ of this post – https://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com/2015/06/25/four-ways-to-crochet-into-a-chain/ – for crocheting into the chains as that gives a scalloped edge.

The method is to work into the front two loops of the chain as you look at it, leaving the back loop to make the scallop.

First Row: Dc into second ch from hook, dc into each of the other chs. (11sts)

Next row: 3ch(=1st tr) then repeat (ch, miss a dc, tr) 5 times.
Next row: Ch, (dc,2ch, dc) into 1st gap then repeat (ch, tr) into each gap, tr into 3rd ch at start of previous row.

Now repeat these two rows below in a diminishing manner.

Row A: 3ch(=1st tr) then repeat (ch, miss the tr, tr into gap) to end [4 repeats first time.]

Row B: Ch, (dc,2ch, dc) into 1st gap then repeat (ch, tr) into each gap, tr into 3rd ch at start of previous row.

For the last Row B:– ch, (dc, 2ch) into gap, dc into 3rd ch of previous row.

Finish off. Ends can be sewn in now or later.

Join yarn at other side of halo and repeat for second wing.

Body

With right side facing and head down, join yarn to rightmost free dtr and

Row 1: 4 Ch (=1st dtr) (dtr, 2ch 2dtr) into this dtr, and (2dtr, 2ch, 2dtr) into other dtr.
Row 2: 3ch ss into wing at top of a ‘B’ row, (2dtr, 2ch, 2dtr) into 2ch gap of row below, 1ch, (2dtr, 2ch, 2dtr) into 2ch gap of row below. Tr into 4rd ch of previous row. Ss into wing at top of a ‘B’ row.

Row 3: 3ch, (2dtr, 2ch, 2dtr) into 2ch gap of row below, 2ch, (2dtr, 2ch, 2dtr) into 2ch gap of row below. Tr into 3rd ch of previous row.

Row 4: 3ch ss into wing at top of a ‘B’ row, (2dtr, 2ch, 2dtr) into 2ch gap of row below, 3ch, (2dtr, 2ch, 2dtr) into last 2ch gap of row below. Tr into 3rd ch of previous row. Ss into wing at top of a ‘B’ row.

Now wings are anchored to body initial 3ch increases to 4ch.

Row 5: 4ch, (2dtr, 2ch, 2dtr) into 2ch gap of row below, (2dtr, 2ch, 2dtr) into 3ch gap of row below, (2dtr, 2ch, 2dtr) into 2ch gap of row below. Dtr into 3rd ch of previous row

Can you see the pattern?

Row 6: 4ch, [(2dtr, 2ch, 2dtr) into 2ch gap of row below, 1 ch,] twice then (2dtr, 2ch, 2dtr) into last 2ch gap of row below. Dtr into 4th ch of previous row.

Row 7: 4ch, [(2dtr, 2ch, 2dtr) into 2ch gap of row below, 2 ch,] twice then (2dtr, 2ch, 2dtr) into last 2ch gap of row below. Dtr into 4th ch of previous row.

Row 8: 4ch, [(2dtr, 2ch, 2dtr) into 2ch gap of row below, 3 ch above 2ch gap] twice then (2dtr, 2ch, 2dtr) into last 2ch gap of row below. Dtr into 4th ch of previous row.

Row 9: 4ch, repeat twice [(2dtr, 2ch, 2dtr) into 2ch gap of row below, (2dtr, 2ch, 2dtr) into 3ch gap of row below]. (2dtr, 2ch, 2dtr) into last 2ch gap of row below. Dtr into 3rd ch of previous row

Row 10: 4ch, repeat [(2dtr, 2ch, 2dtr) into 2ch gap of row below, 1 ch,] four times then (2dtr, 2ch, 2dtr) into last 2ch gap of row below. Dtr into 4th ch of previous row.

Row 11: 4ch, repeat [(2dtr, 2ch, 2dtr) into 2ch gap of row below, 2 ch,] four times then (2dtr, 2ch, 2dtr) into last 2ch gap of row below. Dtr into 4th ch of previous row.

Row12 (Last row): 6ch, dc into gap, repeat (5ch, dc into gap) eight times. 6 ch, ss into 4th ch of previous row.

Finish off and sew in ends.

This would make a nice bookmark with maybe a cord and tassel as for my Cross Bookmarks attached into the top of the halo. But it could also be used as a decoration for a Christmas tree or several angels attached to a long chain as Christmas bunting.

You could even work them in thicker yarn, even metallic, as decorations.

Silver angelThis is worked in Twilley’s Goldfingering in silver and a 2mm hook.

A size comparison.0383-angelcomparison

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I am a retired mother of three and grandmother of five. I mostly knit and crochet while I watch television. I also love cooking and have dabbled in various other crafty things. I am crazy about: Rainbows, Butterflies, Flowers, Bees, Honey, Hexagons, Snowflakes, Symmetry, Mathematics and Dragons

34 thoughts on “Angel bookmark/decoration Pattern”

  1. Beautiful! thanks for NOT mentioned the ‘C’ word!!!! Would make a lovely Christening present too – I have given all my grandchildren angels at their Christenings – Granny’s Angels being there with them when I can’t be. xxx

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  2. Hi – Many thanks for the pattern – I was going to ask about it but thought that there may be a reason you were not putting it on the blog. I will certainly be making these.xxx

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  3. Thank you for posting the pattern, always wanted to try to crochet angels. This is a good way to give it a try and it will make great stocking stuffers. Thanks.

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  4. Thank you so much for this beautiful angel pattern! The holidays are going to be especially difficult for my friend who recently lost her 10 year old son to cancer. I know this won’t take that pain away, but I wanted to make something for her to let her know that my thoughts and prayers are with her. Anyway, this is perfect. Thank you. – Maria

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  5. Great pattern and easy to follow, very many thanks, going to stockpile for Christmas presents for my family, I have stiffened them with PVA glue and they will make nice Christmas tree decorations too! x

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      1. Thank you for accepting me on here,I have used a sugar/water & also a cornstarch/ water solutions then if you have to wash to clean them you can, but then again it all depends what you are using them for, I think I will try about # 30 weight cotton & go from there as to size, but not wanting it very big to put on a corner of an afgan.

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  6. I have made an afgan for a sister-in-law,who is quite ill,I have considered putting something on a corner like this angel,how large approx. is this angel,I love it

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    1. If you look at the bottom photgraph you will see that made in #10 thread it is about 4 inches high but made in Twilley’s Goldfingering it is almost 6 inches. Made in a heavier yarn it would be even larger. So it depends on the yarn you use and also to a certain extent the hook you choose. Maybe you could make a small part of a wing in the yarn you want to use and then scale appropriately since four rows of the wing is about an inch in thread and so is about a quarter of the height of the whole thing.

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  7. Beautiful angel! I LOVE it!! I’m anxious to make some and hope to share them with friends and family. Thanks SO much for sharing your pattern!

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  8. Thanks for sharing. Just found your angel. I plan to make a few of these to go in special cards for birthdays and Christmas. And some extras for myself.

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