Crochet angels make wonderful Christmas tree ornaments, holiday window decorations, and even gift-wrap embellishments. Crochet angels also can be made in various colours and sizes as toys for little children, made into hair clips or hair ties, or appliqued onto quilts, pillows, or crochet blankets.
Chain 6 stitches and join to make a circle.
Continue working on the circle. Chain 3, then make 23 more double crochets into the centre of your circle.
Chain 3, then alternate two double crochets and one double crochet around the ring.
Join with a slip stitch to the first double crochet and fasten off. You have made the head.
Using the same yarn, attach with a slip stitch to any of the double crochets of the circle. Chain five stitches, then double crochet in the next double crochet, chain 2, then double crochet in the next double crochet 4 times, chain 3 and turn. This creates 6 spaces.
Make a V stitch (1 double crochet, chain 3, 1 double crochet) or a shell stitch (2 double crochet, chain 3, 2 double crochet) in each space. Chain 3 in the next double crochet, chain 3 at the end and turn.
Make a V stitch or shell stitch in each V or shell stitch across, separating with one chain. Double crochet, chain 3 and turn. Then make a V or shell stitch in every stitch across and in the chain stitch, finish off with a double crochet and chain 3. This gives you 11 V or shell stitches across. Then make a V or shell stitch in each stitch across again. Finish off with a double crochet and fasten off.
To make the body, with the same yarn, skip the first 4 V or shell stitches attach the thread to the fifth V or shell stitch with a slip stitch. Make 15 double crochets, chain 3 and turn.
Skip the next double crochet, make a V or shell stitch in the next double crochet and then chain 1, repeat to make 6 V or shell stitches, double crochet, chain 3 and turn. Repeat V or shell stitches in each stitch across, separated by a chain 1 and ending with a chain 3, for two more rows.
Make a V or shell stitch in each stitch across and in each chain 1 space to make 11 V or shell stitches, double crochet, chain 3 and turn. Make a V or shell stitch in each stitch across for two more rows ending with a double crochet and chain 3 before turning.
End the crochet angel by alternating 4 double crochets, chain 2 and a double crochet in one stitch, then a double crochet in next stitch until the end. Fasten off and weave the extra thread through the stitches to finish the angel.