You can find this pattern along with several others in a roundup post for Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month featuring crochet keepsake patterns. Find that post HERE. Each week in the month of October a new pattern will be featured. For the first 48 hours of that feature, the PDF to that pattern can be downloaded for free.
This Angel Ornament was created with the words ‘Angel Baby’ in mind. The term Angel Baby is used for when a baby is lost to miscarriage, stillbirth, or shortly after birth. This can be very devastating for families.
I am very grateful that I have not experienced such a loss but I know of friends and family who certainly have gone through this loss and my heart goes out to them.
I encourage you to make this keepsake Angel and gift it to someone who has an Angel Baby. It is a great way to acknowledge the parents in that time and honor and remember their gift that was gone too soon.
Unlike other Angel ornament patterns out there this design uses a Bulky weight #5 yarn. Used in example is Lion Brand Color Made Easy. This Angel is also crocheted in one piece. The body is worked in the round and then the head is added after the last round.
For this pattern you will also need twine or string to create a hanging loop and some ribbon to create the wings. You can find all of the other tools needed for this pattern in the Materials section below.
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Angel Ornament Keepsake:
- Yarn: #5 Bulky Weight – Lion Brand Color Made Easy
- Hook: US Size (J/10) 6.0 mm crochet hook
- Other Tools: Yarn Needle, Scissors, 5/8″ Ribbon, Twine, Hot Glue Gun
- 5 inches tall
Stitches/Abbreviations: US Terms
- ch – chain
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- sl st – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- dc – double crochet
- tr – treble crochet
- When you join to finish a round you will sl st in the first st of that round.
- The beginning ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
- The body of the Angel is worked first and then the head.
- ( ) parentheses indicates a group of stitches all worked in one stitch/space.
- If you need clarification on how to form the Angel, a photo tutorial is included below.
- When sharing on social media use the hashtag: #simplyhookedbyjanet
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When you purchase this pattern, $1 will be donated to the Star Legacy Foundation.
“The Star Legacy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to reducing pregnancy loss and neonatal death and improving care for families who experience such tragedies. We are a community of families, health professionals, researchers, policy makers, and individuals dedicated to helping every pregnancy have a happy ending.”
The Star Legacy Foundation’s mission is “To increase awareness, support research, promote education, and encourage advocacy and family support regarding stillbirth, pregnancy loss, and neonatal death.“
Create Magic Ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, all in magic ring (2 hdc, 2 dc, 4 tr, 2 dc, 2 hdc), join – 12 sts.
Round 2: Ch 1, (2 hdc) in first, (hdc, dc) in next, (2 dc), (dc, tr), (2 tr), (3 tr) 2 times, (2 tr), (tr, dc), (2 dc), (dc, hdc), (3 hdc), join, sl st in next – 27 sts (the join and sl st are not counted in the stitch count).
Round 3: Turn, skip the sl st and join st, do not ch 1, working in the first hdc st which is the last hdc st worked from Round 2, (sc, hdc, 2 dc, tr, 2 dc, hdc, sc), sl st in next – 9 sts.
Fasten off leaving an 8 inch tail.
Fold the right and left side of the large circle to meet in the center, with your 8 inch tail and yarn needle, sew the sides together that met in the center from top down about 4 stitches. Weave in ends.
Use twine or yarn to create a hanging loop to attach at the back of the head. Then create a bow with some ribbon, position it on the back of the angel and hot glue it there.
You can find some other resources listed on my Keepsakes Roundup post HERE. You can also find a link to download some printable tags that you can attach to any keepsakes you make in remembrance of an Angel Baby.
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