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Christmas Angel Ornament Knitting Pattern

Melissa Fox

Christmas Angel Ornament Knitting Pattern Gauge:
Approx 20 sts=4" in St st

Size:
Approx 8¼" high by 4" (21 cm high by 10 cm)

Materials:
Sportweight or DK weight yarn- yellow and white
Small amounts of other colors such as black and red for face (optional)
Size 5 US (3.75 mm) needles
Fiberfill stuffing

Instructions
Body
With yellow, CO 40 sts. Work 32 rows St st.
Shape Shoulders
K4, k2tog 6 times, k8, k2tog 6 times, k4 - 28 sts
P4, p2tog 3 times, p8, p2tog 3 times, p4 - 22 sts
Work 2 rows St st. BO.

Head
With white, CO 22 sts. Work 2 rows St st. K2, k into front and back of each st to last 2 sts, k2 - 40 sts
Shape Head
*K3, k2tog; rep from * - 32 sts
*K2, k2tog; rep from * - 24 sts
*K1, k2tog; rep from * - 16 sts
K2tog across - 8 sts
Leave a long end and thread through remaining sts and pull tight to close. Do not cut tail.

Christmas Angel Ornament Knitting Pattern Base
With yellow, CO 18 sts. Work 12 rows St st. BO.

Arms (Make Two)
With yellow, CO 12 sts. Work 12 rows St st.
Cut yarn. With white, work 4 rows St st.
K1, (k1, k2tog) to last st, k1 - 10 sts
Purl 1 row
K2tog across - 5 sts
Leave a long end and thread through remaining sts and pull tight to close. Do not cut tail.

Wings (Make Two)
With yellow, CO 3 sts.
Knit 1 row.
K into front and back of each st across - 6 sts
Knit 1 row.
K into front and back of each st across - 12 sts
Knit 1 row.
K into front and back of each st across - 24 sts
Knit 11 rows.
Dec 1 st at each end of every row until 1 st remains.
Fasten off and cut yarn.

Halo
With yellow, CO 25 sts. Knit 1 row. BO.

Finishing
Body
Sew the body together and stuff.
Sew the base on the bottom.
Head
Sew the head together and stuff. Sew on to the body.
Embroider two eyes and a mouth and two rosy cheeks.
Arms
Seam and then sew on the shoulders to the body. Sew the two hands together to make it look like the angel is praying.
Wings
Sew a corner to the back so that the wings can move.
Halo
Sew the two ends together to make a ring then sew on the top of the head.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.