No! it has nothing to do with the fact that angels are mention in some of the resurrection stories. They are Christmas Angels. (Am I allowed to mention the C word (not that C word!) so far before the event?
Well the reason is this. I received a message on Ravelry saying “Yours are some of the prettiest angels I have found! I wish they were crocheted. Gorgeous!” Well I took this as a challenge and set out to see if I could produce some similar angels in crochet.
Here is a picture of my knitted angels.
The pattern for these was produced very quickly see here – https://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com/2017/08/07/unexpectedly-an-angel-pattern/ but somehow the crochet version has been more of a struggle. But Hey! it keeps me out of mischief. Stops me thinking about that other C word.
I didn’t have much DK white yarn but I found that I had a large ball of cream left from the Sacred Space blanket so decided to use that for my experiments.
I decided to start with a plain one and produced this.
Now you have to understand that none of these angels that I am sharing with you is the finished article, they are only steps upon the way and I was changing different things as I went along.
Next I decided to try a lacy skirt. The first two I made got ripped out and the yarn reused.
However when I had made this one it seemed worth keeping so I completed the whole angel. A bit short perhaps!
Next I made this one.
I liked the tapering shape, though the pattern is one that drifts round so a final pattern would have to be carefully designed.
I tried a couple of other even more lacy ones that at least keep a nice straight seam up the back.
I then went back to the wings. (no photo as they just weren’t right!)
Not sure why I made such a meal of creating the wings as I wanted them. I put it down to watching TV at the same time and not getting the counting right. It was only when I sat down at my desk and used Corel Draw to rough out a pattern of the stitches (a suitable piece of paper not being closely to hand) that I worked out the basic pattern.
Lastly I decided to see if making a crochet version of the arm and hand in my knitted angels would work. I was getting low on the cream yarn now but found some other cream yarn in my stash plus some flesh coloured, so I made one arm and pinned it to angel three plus my latest pair of wings.
But here is my angel choir, the two that I am less likely to use without wings. (I am running a bit low now on the cream!)
None of the wings in the angel photos is the final article. However it is amazing what you can do when you have a proper written pattern with stitch counts plus total concentration and a good light.
Any comments on the angels and which ones you prefer would be gratefully received. Second opinions are always useful.