Saturday, December 26, 2009

Pretty As A Postcard

Yes we are having a little snow. But our biggest problem is the wind, it is gusting up to 57 mph. Jay went outside and walked around the building and he said it was very hard for him to walk, that there was no way I could make it. Of course I had no intention of even trying !! This photo is just down one of our side streets before the snow got here, yep that's what I said. You can't see anything now because of the snow blowing around everywhere.

Thank heavens I have bunches of little projects to work on. Now that Christmas is over it is time to just play around with some of them, or to try out some patterns and see if they are good ones or bad ones.

This little angel bell is one of those that I am trying out, it turned out very well although my photography is the pits. The dress is really emerald green but it just didn't show up very well. It took about 10 minutes to make it and it is very simple. This is one that I am going to make during the year so that by next Christmas I will have lots of Angels.

Free Angel Bell Crochet Pattern
Small amount worsted weight yarn
Small amount fiberfill for stuffing
Size H crochet hook

Note: Weave in loose ends as work progresses.

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hk, join w sl st in 1st sc (6 sc).

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join as before (12 sc).

Rnds 3 and 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join as before (12 sc).

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same sc, sc dec over next 2 sc, * sc in next sc, sc dec over next 2 sc, rep from * around, join as before (8 sc).

Stuff head with fiberfill.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc dec over 1st 2 sc, * sc dec over next 2 sc, rep from * around, join as before (4 sc).

Push a little bit more stuffing into bottom of head and neck.

Rnd 7: Ch 3, 2 dc in same sc, 3 dc in next sc and in each sc around, join w sl st in top of ch 3 (12 dc).

Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, * dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, rep from * around, join as before (16 dc).

Rnds 9 and 10: Ch 3, dc in each dc around, join as before (16 dc).

Rnd 11: Ch 3, dc in same dc, 2 dc in next dc and in each dc around, join as before, fasten off (32 dc).

Right wing: Flatten angel so that joining rnd is in back and join yarn in side of Rnd 8 (the 5th dc to right of beg ch 3 counting beg ch 3 as one dc) Ch 4, 5 trc along side of dc, ch 4, sl st in same st, fasten off (7 trc).

Left wing: Join yarn in side of dc of Rnd 8 5th dc to left of beg ch 3 on the opposite side (close to head and working down) and rep as for right wing, fasten off (7 trc).


  1. We had that awful wind too, finally after this storm started on Wed. we seem to be calming down some. The wind made it very cold and blowing snow it was awful. Roads are still bad. Stay in and stay warm Molly and Jay too. Love your little angel.

  2. It is so beautiful! Here in Ky we have mid to upper 30s lately, just above freezing. Our grass is really green again as a matter of fact, our next door neighbor cut his the other day lol.

  3. Cute angel! Thanks for sharing! I'm enjoying some quiet crochet time too now that Christmas is over and things are not so busy!



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