Christmas Ornaments LC1291

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Skill level: Intermediate


Angel measures 5" long.


J.&P. COATS® Metallic "Knit-Cro-Sheen®", Size 10 Crochet Thread, Art. A64M, (100 yard/91 meter balls): One ball of No. 1S White/Silver will make 2 Angels.

12mm-Diameter bead; 12" fine silver cord for hanger; silver-tone ring for halo; 18" length of 1 1/2"-wide wired ribbon for wings; 15mm ribbon rose; 2" x 5" cardboard; hot-melt glue gun and sticks; scissors; ruler.

BODY: Cut four 12" lengths of thread for ties and set aside. Wrap thread 125 times around the 5" length of cardboard. Cut wraps at one edge; tie tightly at the center of the wraps with a pre-cut length. Slip the bead onto one of the tie ends and knot with the other tie end to secure the bead within the head. Fold the threads over the bead to cover; with a 2nd pre-cut length, tie tightly under the bead to form the head and neck.

ARMS: Wrap thread 80 times around the 2" width of cardboard. Slip all wraps off the cardboard without cutting. Insert a 3rd pre-cut length into the circle of wraps and tie tightly to form the wrist area. Divide the body threads in half, slip the circle of arm threads over one half of these threads and up close to the head, being sure to leave the wrist at the center front. With body threads together again, tie tightly around the body immediately below the arm circle with a 4th pre-cut length for the waist. Smooth threads of the skirt by combing with a knitting needle or other blunt implement. Trim.

FINISHING: Glue ribbon rose to wrist area. Glue halo in place. Tie ribbon into a bow; glue to back of torso. Trim ribbon ends. Add a hanging cord to the head.


Christmas balls measure 2 1/2" across.


Cotton "SOUTH MAID®", Size 10 crochet cotton, 100% mercerized cotton, Art. D54 (350 and 400 yard balls): One Ball each No. 1 White, No. 494 Victory Red, and No. 484 Myrtle Green will make several Balls.

Steel Crochet Hook - U.S. Size 2 [2.2mm].

2 1/2" diameter round styrofoam balls; tapestry needle.

GAUGE: 8 sts = 1"; 8 rnds = 1" in sc. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge given and to ensure that crocheted cover fits over the styrofoam ball.

ORNAMENT A-Top: With White, ch 4; join with a sl st to form a ring. Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring; join with a sl st to first sc - 6 sc. Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around; join - 12 sc. Rnd 3: Ch 1; 2 sc in first sc - inc made; sc in next sc, [inc in next sc, sc in next sc] 5 times; join - 18 sc. Rnd 4: Ch 1, [inc, sc in next 2 sc] 6 times; join - 24 sc. Rnd 5: Ch 1, [inc, sc in next 3 sc] 6 times; join - 30 sc. Rnd 6: Ch 1, [inc, sc in next 4 sc] 6 times; join - 36 sc. Rnd 7: Ch 1, [inc, sc in next 5 sc] 6 times; insert hook in first sc, yo with Green and draw through st and lp on hook - to join and change color - 42 sc. Rnd 8: With Green, ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with White. Rnd 9: With White, ch 1, [inc, sc in next 6 sc] 6 times; join - 48 sc. Rnd 10: Ch 1, [inc, sc in next 7 sc] 6 times; join - 54 sc. Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join. Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with Green. Rnd 13: Rep Rnd 8. Rnds 13-17: Rep Rnd 11. Fasten off.

Hanging Loop: With 2 strands of Red held together, ch 40. Fasten off. Bring all ends through Rnd 1 and secure.

Embroidery: With Green, embroider pairs of Lazy Daisy sts along Rnd 13 as shown. With Red, embroider French Knots on Rnd 13 between each pair of Lazy Daisy sts.

Bottom: Work same as for Top, omitting Hanging loop.

Assembly: Place Top and Bottom over a styrofoam ball and sew together, matching stitch for stitch.

ORNAMENT B-Top and Bottom: Work same as Ornament A EXCEPT work in the following color sequence: Rnds 1-7: Red. Rnds 8 and 9: Green. Rnds 10-16: White. Rnd 17: Green. Work Hanging Loop with Green.

Embroidery: With Red, embroider French Knots every 3rd stitch on Rnds 11, 13, and 15 - 18 French Knots on each rnd.

Assembly: Work same as Ornament A.

ABBREVIATIONS: beg = begin(ning); ch = chain; inc = increase; lp = loop; rep = repeat; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; sl st = slip stitch; st(s) = stitch(es); yo = yarn over; [ ] = work directions given in brackets the number of times specified.

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