Angel Tree Ornament

Twelve Days Of Christmas Ornaments.
Day Four: Angel Tree Ornament.

Knit a little angel to adorn your Christmas tree or decorate your packages.

Materials:
Double knit type yarn
Needles  size  2 (2.75mm) for smaller Angel approx 2.5 x 3 ins (6 x 7.5cm)
               size 8 (5mm) for larger Angel approx 3.5 x 4 ins(9 x10 cm)
Length of tinsel colour of your choice
bead for head 16mm (18-20mm)
cord or thread for hanging.
Abbreviations:

ssk – Slip, Slip, Knit – slip one stitch as if to knit, slip another stitch as if to knit, stick point of left needle in two slipped stitches in front of the right needle and knit. This is a decrease similar to psso.
p2sso means that you should pass 2 slipped stitch over the knitted stitch

Instructions:
Body
Cast on 6 sts
Row 1, (k1,yo) 5 times, k1 -11sts
Row 2 and all alternate rows, purl
Row 3, ssk, (yo,k2) 7 times, yo, k2tog – 17sts
Row 5, (ssk, yo) 3 times, k1,sl2 tog knitwise, k1, p2sso, k1, (yo, k2tog) 3 times- 15sts
Row 7, (ssk,yo)3 times, sl2 tog knitwise, k1,p2sso, (yo,k2 tog) 3times – 13sts
Row 9, (ssk,yo) 2times,k1,sl2 tog knitwise,k1,p2sso,k1,(yo, k2tog) 2 times – 11sts
Row 11, (ssk,yo) 2 times, sl2 tog knitwise, k1, p2sso, (yo, k2tog) 2 times – 9 sts
Row 13, ssk, yo, k1, sl2 tog knitwise, k1, p2sso, k1,yo, k2tog – 7sts
Row 15, ssk, yo, sl2tog knitwise, k1, p2sso, yo,k2tog – 5sts
Row 17, k1, sl2tog knitwise, k1, p2sso, k1 – 3 sts

Cast off purlwise. Fasten off, cut yarn leaving long tail.

Wings ( make 2)
Cast on 4 sts
Row1, (k1,yo) 3 times, k1, – 7sts
Row 2, 4, 6, & 8, purl
Row 3, ssk, (yo, k1) 3 times, yo, k2tog -9sts
Row 5, ssk, yo, k1,  sl2tog knitwise, k1, p2sso, k1, yo, k2tog – 9sts
Row 7, ssk, yo, sl2tog knitwise, k1, p2sso,yo, k2tog – 5 sts
Row 9, k1, sl2tog knitwise, k1, p2sso, k1, – 3sts
Cast off purl wise. Fasten off, cut yarn.

Finishing
Overlap the cast off edges of wings and sew into place. Bend the tinsel in half and twist to form a circle in center for halo. Insert both ends through hole in bead. Place angel body with wings attached, on top off the tinsel centering it under the bead. Working each end of tinsel seperately, bring from behind and under 1 wing, crossing in front to bring over opposite shoulder to back, then weave in and out through eyelets along edge of body. Repeat with other end of tinsel for opposite side. Attach cord for hanging.

“The Christmas Angels”

If you see some different lights
Around your Christmas tree
It could be Christmas Angels
Hiding there to see.

The fun and joy of Christmas
As they watch the children play.
And as they watch you celebrate
This very special day.

But there’s another reason that
The Christmas angels appear,
They’re here to remind us why
It’s a special time of year.

This is the day that Christ was born
Years ago in Bethlehem
He’s the one who is our Savior
He is King of all the land.

So celebrate His birthday
With your presents, cheer and love
And let Him know you’re glad He is
Our Savior up above.

Then the Christmas Angels
Will be happy they were here
And they can leave, but don’t you fret
They’ll be back again next year.

Ron Lantz

angel designed by Cindy Polfer.

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3 thoughts on “Angel Tree Ornament

  1. Thank you so much for this free pattern. I'm going to knit 24 of these little angels – I'll then string them up and use them as my Advent Calendar. Many thanks for a lovely pattern ;o)

  2. These are positively addictive to make! The last (very busy) three days I've made three already and the fourth is on the needles as we speak. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely pattern!

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