Choir of Angels Ornaments by Lorna Watt

Choir of Angels Ornaments

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October 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
15 stitches = 4 inches
in sc
3.5 mm (E)
2 - 10 yards (2 - 9 m)
4 inches
Flag of English English
Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.

Every December after the fresh cut tree is up I set aside an evening to gather around and unpack our family ornaments. We take turns hanging them one at a time, sharing again the familiar story behind each one. A trio of brilliantly painted wooden angels always delights. Like a little chorus of seraphim in heaven, they sing out their song, “holy, holy, holy!” I wanted to share my family’s tradition with you by designing a simple pattern with just enough charming detail to earn a place on your family’s tree for years to come.

Your angel can be made with any yarn and the appropriate hook. I like a durable sport weight yarn in bright colors. For tidy looking stitches, consider going down a size from the recommended hook. The suggested materials make an angel about 4 inches tall. Gauge is not too important for this project: you’ll just get a bigger or smaller ornament.

Choose your favorite technique for the face and music. I used a fine-tip felt pen and a red pencil for the cheeks. You can embroider features, sew on beads, or glue on felt cutouts. To hang, simply thread a scrap of yarn through the head.