I am afraid that this pattern can only be considered as an addition to the pattern found here – Christmas Crib from a book by Jean Greenhowe. You will need this book to complete the pattern.
I have tried to keep my layout consistent with hers.
Now available as a pdf – Christmas Angel pattern
Make basic figure, using light yellow for body, skin colour for neck and head and light yellow for hair.
Overskirt & top
Cast on 73 stitches in white
K 1 row.
Next row: K1 (K2tog, yrn, K1, yrn, Sl1, K1, psso, K1) 12 times
Next row: P to end
Repeat last two rows 16 times
Next row: K1, K2 tog to end. – 37 sts
St-st 9 rows
Next Row: (waistline) K11, K2tog, K12, K2tog, K10 – 35 sts.
St-st 6 rows.
Next Row: K1, K2tog to end – 18 sts
K 2 rows.
[NOTE: psso is abbreviation for ‘pass slipped stitch over’ – Sl1, K1, psso gives a mirror image to K2tog.]
Join, leaving enough of a gap at top to go over the head. Put over body and complete joining up the back.
Cast on 36sts in white.
1st row: P.
2nd row: K1, (yf, k2tog, K1) 11 times, yf, K2tog.
3rd row: P.
Join row ends and sew round waist with st-st side out.
Make two basic sleeves in white and basic hands to match face. Sew in place.
Knit ‘Main hair piece’ as for Joseph in light yellow.
Complete as for Mary with blue eyes and red mouth.
Cast on 36 stitches in gold.
Beginning with K row st-st 5 rows.
Work picot edge
Next row: K2tog, (yrn, K2tog) to end – 35 sts.
Beginning with a K row, st-st 5 rows. Cast off.
Oversew row ends together. Fold in half, join cast on edge to cast off and placing seam at lower centre back catch round head.
[I think you need 5 rows after picot but do how many you need to fold evenly for picot and join cast on and cast off edges.]
To make one wing.
Cast on 35 stitches in white.
1st row: Repeat (P1, K1) to last stitch P1. This is the right side.
2nd row: Repeat (K1, P1) to last stitch K1.
3rd row: Repeat (P1, K1) to last stitch P1.
4th row: Cast off first two stitches then purl to end.
5th row: Cast off first two stitches. Repeat (K1, P1) to last stitch K1.
6th row: Repeat (P1, K1) to last stitch P1.
7th row: Repeat (K1, P1) to last stitch K1.
8th row: Cast off first two stitches then purl to end.
9th row: Cast off first two stitches. Repeat (P1, K1) to last stitch P1.
Now repeat 2nd to 9th rows three more times.
Repeat 2nd and 3rd rows once.
Fold in half and oversew edges.
Make a second wing and sew both at centre back, just below garter stitch neckline.