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!!