The basic steps to create a crocheted angel Christmas decoration are to crochet a head in the round with dense single crochet stitches, fill the head with stuffing, create a flared skirt and pair of wings using an open-work crochet stitch, and starch both using white glue or another stiffener. Add a halo, hair and other decorations. The exact instructions depend on the crochet pattern selected.
Free patterns for crocheted angel Christmas decorations are available on many crocheting and craft websites. AllFreeCrochet.com lists over a dozen crocheted angel patterns as of 2015, including Christmas ornaments, tree toppers and freestanding figures. The blog Bella Crochet provides free instructions for three-dimensional crocheted angels complete with small decorative wreaths and crocheted songbooks.
A simple, delicate crocheted angel tree topper designed by thread manufacturer Paton is available on FaveCrafts.com. This pattern features a stylized angel with a lacy skirt and wings created with fine white yarn and a 3.25-millimeter crochet hook.
AllCrafts.net lists a selection of crocheted angel patterns on its website, with projects such as a patriotic angel clothed in a red, white and blue gown, a classic net-stitch angel ornament and a lacy angel made with bobble stitches.
Create crocheted angel figures in a cream or white color scheme for a vintage look. Use bright colors, such as green and red, for a more festive appeal. Consider adding decorative accents of ribbons, beads or metallic yarns.