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Instructions for crocheting angels

With our angel crocheting instructions, you can make angels for hanging up or for putting or seating somewhere. Depending on which size you choose for your self-crocheted sky messenger, it is suitable as a small accessory that artistically spices up a bag or gift, or as a decorative object for your home. Whether you want to crochet a complete angel figure or just a single angel wing is of course also up to you. As a window picture or as a gift decoration both versions are simply perfect.

Maybe your crochet work should not only serve as a decorative accessory, but also serve a useful purpose. How about an angel egg warmer as a wonderful idea? For breakfast, each of your loved ones would have their own personal guardian angel sitting on the soft-boiled egg. Or you could choose a crocheted angel bookmark. A book present will turn out to be even more personal with a crocheted angel bookmark.

Crochet simple angels for beginners and advanced crocheters

Anyone can crochet angels. Whether you are an advanced crochet expert, or you are one of the absolute crochet beginners, in our selection of crocheting instructions for crocheting angels there is a suitable pattern for everyone. If you belong to the crochet laymen, you should perhaps not yet dare to tackle the difficult, small doll-like figures. The best way to start practising is to crochet a two-dimensional bookmark angel. Or you could decide on a simple, cone-like angel figure to set up as decoration.

If you are already a crochet professional, the making of the small, dainty heavenly messengers will not cause you any problems. You can choose between angels with hair or with tiny hats. There are crocheting instructions for the little figures with romantic lace dresses. And you'll find crochet tutorials for funny, cheeky angels with stubby noses. The more intricate your angel figure should be, the more delicate you should choose your crochet yarn.

Suitable materials for a crocheted angel

Because most of the crocheted angels are quite small figures, you can make your sky messengers from yarn leftovers. However, you should use light colours if possible or at least avoid black and dark brown shades for the angel body. Depending on what you want to do with the figure, choose a cotton yarn that can be washed. Or you can choose yarn with glittering thread worked in.

If your crochet figure will decorate a gift or hang in the window later, you can glue eyes and hair on it. If it is intended as a guardian angel for a small child, you should embroider or sew on all the individual parts. Below you will find a list of materials that you usually need for crocheting angels:

  • Crochet yarn(s) in the appropriate colours.
  • Other materials, such as small beads or eyes for sewing on or sticking on.
  • Crochet hook, which fits the respective crochet yarn in size.
  • A wool or darning needle to sew the thread ends together.
  • A pair of scissors to cut the threads.

Crochet angels - Crochet instructions in English

Of course, you already had the problem that you wanted to read up on something on the internet and there were only websites available in other languages on your topic. This is especially annoying if it's a crochet guide to a great project that you can't find in English. And especially with crochet tutorials, you won’t get very far with the regular translation programs. Because of the technical terms the manuals often become incomprehensible when translating with a simple program.

With Crazypatterns you won’t have these difficulties. Because here, all instructions for crocheting angels are in English, already. You can confidently do without translation programs, dictionaries, or interpreters. All tutorials are in English and will explain how to crochet angels step by step. This way, you can start immediately without any communication problems.

How to crochet an angel?

On our start page for crocheting an angel you will find an overview of all the different patterns we can provide you with. You can take your time to choose a manual that suits your taste and your skills. While looking at and reading through the individual short descriptions you can already determine whether it is a free crochet angel manual or whether you have to pay for the download. Once we have received the money, you can download the purchased manual immediately. If you are smart, you can save it on your computer right away so you can always view it, even if you don't have internet access at the moment.

If you don't want to save it, you can download the manual again and again without having to pay for it more than once. After opening your crochet instructions for angels, you will often find yarn recommendations and colour suggestions in addition to the step-by-step instructions. If unusual crochet skills are used, you will also find them explained in the instructions. And you will also be informed about the hook size, matching the crochet yarn. But of course, you are completely free in your decisions and can change all suggestions and details according to your will.

Crochet angel wings

You can use single angel wings crocheted by yourself as window pictures. You can use them as bookmarks. You can use them as a mobile above the baby cradle and you can also use them as wings for a crocheted elf or fairy. Even a small rag doll can be quickly transformed into a little guardian angel with the crocheted angel wings. There are no limits to your creativity when crocheting angel wings.

However, it makes sense if you use a thin yarn for a small, very delicate wing. This will not only make it easier for you to crochet, but it will also make lace and ornaments look better. Oftentimes, the crocheted angel wing consists of a hole pattern. This means that you should be familiar with double (US: treble), treble (US: double treble), and half double (US: treble) crochet stitches as well as single (US: double) crochet and slip stitches.

Crochet angel window picture

The instructions for an angel as a window picture are available for two-dimensional and for three-dimensional figures. If you want to hang the little messenger of heaven directly on the window pane, you should use light colours so that it won’t take away any light. It looks especially pretty when the little angel matches your house plants. If you want to hang the two-dimensional angel in a circle, you will also need a ring of wire, which you can wrap with the same yarn that you use to make your window figure.

You can hang single angel figures in the window or combine several crocheted angels to a window mobile. For the angel as a window figure it is usually assumed that you have mastered crocheting of single (US: double) crochet stitches as well as half double (US: treble), double (US: treble), treble (US: double treble) and double treble (US: triple treble) crochet stitches. Furthermore, many works start with a magic ring.

Crochet angel egg warmers

The crocheted angel egg warmer is a good decorative idea not only for breakfast on Christmas holidays. Also, for Sunday breakfast the DIY egg warmer keeps the softly cooked chicken eggs warm longer and looks cute as well. In order for your crochet figure to be put over the chicken egg, it should have a conical base which means you should choose a conical crochet angel with a wide dress.

You can match the colour of your angel egg warmer to your breakfast dishes or create a wonderful contrast with colourful figures. Because especially at breakfast, when many people are not really awake yet, there is often a lot of spilling, it makes sense to make the crocheted egg warmer from cotton or another type of yarn that is easy to wash. In contrast to decorative angels for hanging up or attaching, the egg warmer angel should not be made too delicate. It is best to crochet it with double (US: treble) or single (US: double) crochet stitches without a hole pattern, because letting more air get to the egg would mean that it gets colder much faster.

Crochet angel with hair

Many people imagine the winged sky messengers with long hair. But there are also images of angels with short hair. Or you can decide on an instruction for crocheting angels without hair. If you want your angel to have hair, you have the choice whether you give him a hairstyle and e.g. braid the hair, or whether your crochet figure wears the hair loose. You can either show loose hair by crocheting the back part of the head with different coloured wool.

Or you can make a kind of wig from individually cut threads of yarn, which you then sew on. If you crochet the hair with fringe yarn, you will create short-haired crochet angels with a cute, tousled hairstyle. If you are making a guardian angel for a baby or toddler, you should choose a crochet instruction for angels with crocheted hair or leave out the headdress completely for safety reasons.

Crochet angel bookmarks

Angel Bookmarks are a wonderful gift for older people and avid bookworms who prefer books made of paper to practical, environmentally friendly e-books. To prevent paper books from bulging or opening up too much, your bookmark should not be bulky. It is therefore best to use the thinnest possible yarn. This has the further advantage that you can make the crocheted bookmark Angel very exquisite with a nice hole pattern.

Similar to the window picture you need a magic ring as a start for the angel bookmark. In addition, most of the instructions for crocheting angel as bookmark require slip stitches, single (US: double) crochet, double (US: treble) crochet and treble (US: double treble) crochet stitches. The small bookmark figures can usually be crocheted in one piece. You can extend the thread end with chain stitches, which hangs out of the book at the bottom when using the bookmark.

Crochet techniques for angels

Which crochet instructions you have to master depends of course on the type of angel crochet instruction you choose. At Crazypatterns you will find tutorials for beginners and advanced crocheters. But even if your chosen manual is written for amateurs, the basics are often required. If you are using a crochet hook for the first time, you should browse a little in our free crochet lexicon.

If you already have some crochet experience, you should have no problems making a crochet angel. If you master the following crocheting techniques, your project will be done quickly and easily:

  • You must master chain stitches for every crochet project.
  • Single (US: double) stitches are also almost always required.
  • For crochet angels you need double (US: treble) crochet stitches. If you can know these, you can also work with half double (US: treble), treble (US: double treble) and double treble (US: triple treble) crochet stitches.
  • You also can't crochet angels without slip stitches.
  • Further requirements for all angel projects are increases and decreases of stitches.
  • For some instructions you should be able to crochet a magic ring.
  • And in addition to crocheting, you must be able to sew the ends of your thread.

Help with crocheting angel

Even if all the crocheting instructions for the angel that you buy from us explain to you step by step exactly how to proceed, there might be some things you do not understand or instances where you do not know what to do. In these cases, we have listed and answered a number of frequently asked questions on our help page. If this list does not help you, you can also ask for help in our forum. There is a large, helpful community there, so you are sure to find someone who can help solve your problem.

If you have a great idea for crocheting an angel or if you want to publish a photo of your crochet work, you are welcome to publish a post on our Facebook page. We are always happy about creative posts. And if you're interested in general tips and tricks for crocheting angels, you shouldn't forget to visit our YouTube channel. It's worth checking back there from time to time because the videos are updated regularly.

Sell instructions for crochet angels

Whether you are a natural talent, or you have to work hard on your own crochet project, if you have made a little messenger of heaven yourself, you are welcome to post your own angel crochet instructions with us. All you have to do is to summarize the individual steps in an easy to understand, English text. Afterwards you should illustrate your very own tutorial with some meaningful pictures, and you are almost finished. How the upload for our site works and how you can earn a little pocket money with your crochet angel crochet tutorials, you can read in our guide to selling tutorials.

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