Saturday, October 18, 2008

We all need an Angel

Well sometimes we just need a little help from above, when times are tough. So when you crochet a triangle - what a cute way to finish it off, by turning it into an Angel?

Done in DC (US = single crochet)- about 15 stitches. I then decreased at the beginning of every row, til I got to one stitch. I then DC (SC) stitched down each side of the triangle. To make the frilly hem on the bottom of the skirt, in each stitch:

DC(SC) then Half Treble(Half Single Crochet) then DC(SC) - repeat til the end of the hem. This gives the scalloped effect.

The face is a simple spiraled circle done in DC (SC), til about 3cm (1 1/2 in), a couple of whip stitches will hold it to the body. The Angel 'wings' are spaced like so:

attach yarn near 'neck', then miss 2 stitches, into the same stitch crochet 8 Trebles (Double Crochets) then miss 2 stitches and anchor wing with a single crochet. Repeat on other other side for opposing wing.

The hair is made from short lengths of yarn, (About 2-3 inches - 6-7 cm) in length - then 2 lengths are knotted through a stitch on the edge of the face (circle). I frayed the yarn to give it a more frizzy look.

Eyes are completely up to you. I was going to use fabric paint, but couldn't find any black, so I used little dome buttons instead. The buttons on the hem are an embellishment that finish it off nicely. If you make one, I'd love to see it, leave a comment or link to your Angel! (and a link back to this post would be appreciated too! Thanks...happy crafting!!


Nancilyn (Fiberdabbler) said...

I first saw your adorable angel on your Flickr site and was so pleased to find the directions here. I'll be linking this site to my classmates in Mai-Liis Peacock's angel doll course:
Scroll down through the angels to her blog about the Medici Effect.

Nettie said...

Thank-you for your kind comment on my Angel. I'm so pleased that you enjoy it and I'd love to see other people's interpretations!
I'd never heard of the Medici Effect, and it makes such perfect sense too!!