Crochet Angel Pattern – Free Pattern for an Angel

A crochet angel pattern is sure to please and can be used as an ornament, as a tree topper, and in many other creative ways!

Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this crochet pattern to make this vintage angel for Christmas. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this crochet pattern.

Free Crochet Pattern for Christmas:
How to Crochet an Angel

Crochet Angel - Free Crochet Pattern


“DAWN” KNITTING WORSTED, Article W11 or W411 Skein White
AND 2 yds Yellow for Hair will make 2 Angels
AND “STAR” RAYON, Article 300 2 Skeins Dk. Orange
1 Skein each Red, Blue and Black

Steel Crochet Hook No.5


Directions are given for rug yarn.

Wool directions are given in brackets.


Body: Wind White over 4 inch cardboard 66 (76) times, tie with an 8 inch length at one end for top of head. Wind around about 8 times and tie securely about 3/4 inch from top of head for neck. With Rayon, wind around 8 times about 1 inch from neck for waist. Cut and trim loops at lower edge for skirt.

Arms: Wind White over 4 inch cardboard 20 (22) times. With Rayon wind 4 times about 1/4 inch from each end for hands, insert through center of body, cut and trim each end for hands.

Cut 7 – 4 inch strands of Yellow, attach to top of head for hair and tie at each end with Rayon.

Halo: With Rayon, ch 26 (22), 1 s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each of the next 4 (3) sts of ch, 1 s d c in each of the next 15 (13) sts of ch (s d c: yarn over hook, insert in st, pull through, yarn over and work off all loops at one time), 1 s c in each remaining st of ch, cut yarn. Embroider eyes in Blue, work eye lashes and nose in Black and mouth in Red.

Sew Halo to head. If desired brush dress and sleeves with glue and sprinkle with tiny sequins or artificial snow.

This pattern for a crochet angel was originally published by the American Thread Company in 1951 in in “Crochet for Christmas”.

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  1. I made the angel and the snowman from the original book this was printed in for our Christmas tree when my daughter was born in 1976. I still have the book which was already 25 years old when I made these ornaments. Thanks for the memories!


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