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How do you crochet angel figures for Christmas decorating?

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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.

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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.

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