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Knit a Christmas angel tree decoration: free knitting pattern

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You will need

• Small amounts of white and pale pink DK yarn
• Twilleys gold fingering yarn for wings
• 3.25 mm knitting needles
• 3.75mm crochet hook
• Small amount of toy stuffing
• Wool top for hair

For the angel body/dress

Cast on 59 sts
K1 row, P1 row
Start the trellis pattern as follows:

Row 1: K4, * YF, SL1, K2 tog, PSSO, YF, K3, repeat from * to last stitch, K1

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: K1, * YF, SL1, K2 tog, PSSO, YF, K3, repeat from * to last 4 stitches

YF, K2 tog, K2

Row 4: Purl

These four rows form the pattern

Continue until work measures 10 cm.

Draw thread up through all the stitches.

Gather up tightly.

Stitch at top.

For the angel wings (x2)

Using Twilleys gold fingering cast on 15 stitches

Continue in garter stitch for 3cm

Next row K2 tog, K to last 2 stitches, K2 tog

Knit 2 rows

Repeat the last 3 rows 5 times more until 3 stitches remain

Cut yarn, thread through 3 stitches

Repeat for second wing

For the angel head

Using pink cast on 4 sts

Row 1: K4

Row 2: K1, make 1 to end (8 sts)

Row 3: P1, make 1 (16 sts)

Row 4: K1, make 1 (32 sts)

Continue in st st for 10 rows

Next row: P2 tog to end (16 sts)

Next row: K2 tog (8 sts)

Next row: P2 tog (4 sts)

Next row: K2 tog (2 sts)

Cast off 2 sts

Sew up side seam and stuff with toy stuffing

For the edging of dress

Using a crochet hook join yarn and slipstitch all along base of dress

Double crochet around edge.

Finish off

Stitch down side seam of angel dress

Stitch on head and wings

Stitch on eyes and mouth

Stitch wool top on head for hair

With gold fingering make a crochet chain, join into a ring to form a halo

Stitch on top of head

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