Talking Crochet with Carol Alexander

click here for larger imageAngel Bells

Designs by Sue Childress

These decorative little cherubs will look adorable hanging upon your Christmas tree, perched atop a package or placed on a prominent table. The unique magic of these little charmers will be enjoyed by all.

Skill Level
Easy

Finished Size
2 inches tall

Materials (for one)

  • 50 yds size 5 pearl cotton
  • Size 4/2.00mm steel crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 38mm white metal bell with hole in handle
  • 18mm pearl bead
  • 1/2 yd 1/8-inch-wide ribbon
  • Small ribbon rose or decorative button
  • Craft glue or hot glue gun

Gauge
1 dc = 1/2 inch tall

Pattern Notes
Beg ch-3 counts as first dc of row or rnd unless otherwise stated.
Join with sl st unless otherwise stated.

Angel No. 1
Rnd 1: Ch 15, join in first ch to form ring, ch 3, dc in each rem ch around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (15 dc)
Rnd 2: Working this rnd in back lps only, ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (30 dc)
Rnd 3: Working this rnd in back lps only, ch 3, 2 dc in next st, [dc in next st, 2 dc in next st] around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (45 dc)
Rnd 4: Working this rnd in back lps only, [ch 3, sk next st, sc in next st] around, ch 3, join in first ch of beg ch-3.
Rnd 5: Working this rnd in front lps of rnd 3, sc in first st, ch 3, [sc in next st, ch 3] around, join in beg sc, fasten off.
Rnd 6: Working in front lps of rnd 1, join with sc in any st, ch 3, [sc in next st, ch 3] around, join in beg sc, fasten off.
Rnd 7: Working in front lps of rnd 2, rep rnd 6.

Wings
Row 1: Ch 4, 11 dc in 4 th ch from hook (3 skipped chs count as first dc of row), turn. (12 dc)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, [ch 3, sc in next st] across, turn. (11 ch-3 sps)
Row 3: Sl st in next ch sp, ch 3, 4 dc in same sp, [sc in next ch sp, 5 dc in next ch sp] across to last 2 ch sps, sc in next ch sp, (4 dc, ch 3, sl st) in last ch sp, fasten off.

Finishing

1. Place Angel over bell, pulling handle through top opening, glue in place. Bend bell handle back at an angle.
2. For hanging loop, cut 6 inches of ribbon; pull end through bell handle, tie ends into a knot.
3. For head, glue bead to bell in front of handle.
4. Glue wings to Angel behind handle as shown in photo.
5. Tie remaining ribbon into a bow and glue to front of Angel. Glue ribbon rose or button to center of bow.

Angel No. 2
Rnd 1: Ch 15, join in first ch to form ring, ch 3, dc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch, [dc in each of next 2 chs, 2 dc in next ch] around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (20 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, [*hdc in next st, 3 dc in next st, hdc in next st*, sc in next st] 4 times, rep bet * once, join in first sc.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, [*hdc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, hdc in next st*, sc in next st] 4 times, rep bet * once, join in first sc.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, [3 dc in each of next 9 sts, sc in next st] 4 times, 3 dc in each rem st around, join in first sc, fasten off.

Wings
Row 1: Ch 4, 5 dc in 4th ch from hook (3 skipped chs count as first dc of row), turn, (6 dc)
Row 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, 3 dc in each of next 4 sts, ch 3, sc in same st as last dc, ch 3, sl st in same ch as 5 dc on row 1, do not turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, 4 dc in same ch as last sl st, turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, 3 dc in each st across, ch 3, sc in same st as last dc, fasten off.

Finishing
Work same as Finishing for Angel No. 1.

Angel No. 3
Rnd 1: Ch 18, join in first ch to form ring, ch 3, dc in each rem ch around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (18 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st around, join. (36 dc)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, 6 dc in same st, [sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, sk next 2 sts, 7 dc in next st] 5 times, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, sk next 2 sts, join.
Rnd 4: Sl st in each of next 3 sts, ch 3, 8 dc in same st as last sl st, hdc in next sc, [9 dc in center st of next 7-dc group, hdc in next sc] around, join, fasten off.

Wings
Row 1: Ch 5, 6 dc in 4th ch from hook (3 skipped chs counts as first dc of row), 5 sc in last ch; working on opposite side of beg ch, (6 dc, ch 3, sc) in same ch as last 6 dc, turn.
Row 2: Sl st in each of next 3 chs, sl st in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, 8 dc in same st, sk next 3 dc, sc in each of next 2 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 2 sc, sk next 3 dc, (8 dc, ch 3, sc) in next dc, leaving rem sts unworked, fasten off.

Finishing
Work same as Finishing for Angel No. 1.

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