Thursday, 7 December 2017
SWEET TINY XMAS ANGEL- 3
Last year, around this time, I wrote a blog with some angel patterns. This one is a slightly smaller one, and I have a small tweak here to make it into a wearable.. so come along and lets work on this lovely pattern together.
Materials used : Today I’ve used a little Anchor Pearl metallic knitting cotton yarn with a 1.3 mm crochet
In general : Use any yarn with a suitable hook to make these projects. The finer the yarn, the tinier the project.
Abbreviations used :
sc : single crochet dc : Double crochet
ch : chain ch-sp : chain space
sp : space rep : Repeat
hdc : Half double crochet
Stitches used :
Magic circle : To refresh your skill, please view this easy video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg
Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual start with ch 2 or ch 3, I’d like to introduce this lovely new way of starting a dc row. Do take a look at this self-explanatory super video http://www.mooglyblog.com/chainless-starting-double-crochet/
In case you are unhappy with this start, or do not like it, do continue with the usual ch-2 or ch-3 start. However, all instructions will be given assuming that you are using the chainless dc start.
Instructions : (Using U.S terminology)
You can use this tiny angel as a hanging toy ornament off your tree, or make it something you can wear on your head. All you need to do is attach a length of chain off one side and it’s a hanging ornament for your tree.
If you attach it to a rubber band or a tic-tac clip, then you get a neat hair clip. This is what I have decided to make with this project - but you go ahead, create and have fun.
I was inspired by this lovely photograph.
I do not know if there is a pattern for this somewhere – I have not checked. These are my notes as I make my project.
Start Round 1 : with a magic circle and work 12 dc into that magic circle.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st dc.
From now on, we will work in rows.
Row 2 : 2 dc in the 1st dc and in the next 4 dc. Turn (10 dc)
Row 3 : 2 dc in the 1st dc and in the next 9 dc. Turn (20 dc)
Row 4 : dc in the 1st 2 dc ;
(ch 1, dc in the next dc) ;
*rep (to) 15 times, till the last 2 dc ;
ch 1, dc in the last 2 dc. Turn (20 dc)
For the next 3 rows, we will use a “V”-st which is (2 dc ; ch 1, 2 dc) all in the same ch-sp.
Row 5 : sl-st past the 1st 7 dc and into the next (6th) ch-1 sp ,
“V”-st in the next ch-1 sp ;
[sk next 2 dc and ch-1 sp , “V”-st in the next ch-1 sp] ;
rep [to] 2 times. Turn. (4 “V”-sts)
In the next 2 rows, we will work our “V”-st in the ch-1 sp of the earlier “V”-st.
We will start and end with a dc, which will be worked off the 1st and last dc of the “V”-st. Got it?
Rows 6 & 7 : dc in the 1st dc ;
“V”-st in all the 4 “V”-sts till end ;
dc in the last dc. Turn. (4 “V”-sts)
If you’d like a slightly longer little angel, work rep Row 7 once more.
Row 8 : sc in the 1st dc ;
*ch 3, sc in the next ch-1 sp of “V”-st ; ch 3, sc in the space between 2 “V”-sts* ;
rep *to* once ;
ch 3, sc in the next ch-1 sp of “V”-st ; ch 3, sc in the last dc.
Turn. (8 ch-3 sps)
Row 9 : (1 sc ; 1 hdc ; 1 dc ; 1 hdc ; 1 sc) all in the 1st ch-3 sp and in each ch-3 sp till end.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Finishing : Now what would you like to make this little angel into? A hairclip or a tree hanging ornament?
Hairclip ideas : A little bling is good.. always.. so using an embroidery needle, I have sewn on some shiny stuff onto my lil angel.
I then attached on the rubber band to the back of the angel. When attaching the rubber band, remember to keep the angel facing the right way up ;)
Similarly, you can attach on a tic-tac clip across the back, and your lil girl could be the belle of the ball at the Xmas party
Ornament idea : Re-attach your green yarn to the top of the angel and run a chain of 3-4” length, Fold your chain down and see if it is long enough to hang off the tree. If it is, then sl-st into the top of the 1st st again. Fasten off and weave in ends.
If this is a tree ornament, you definitely need bling – so go ahead and go a lil crazy decorating this cute lil angel before it goes onto your big fresh tree.
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