Angel Wings

Even though she doesn't always like one, The Animator's Wife likes to call Little Lovely her little angel. And every little angel eventually spreads her wings and flies away.

Angel Wings

We were inspired by the feathery look of the crocodile stitch for this pattern.

Angel Wings

They fit over the arm with a netted sleeve, which keeps them airy enough that she can fly all summer without getting too warm.

Angel Wings

It's really hard to get a good picture when your model never stops moving, but here they are in their entirety.

Angel Wings

The pattern is in full below. Enjoy!

Finished Size: 2T (4T, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16)

Skill Level: Experienced

Materials:
Cascade Casablanca, 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins
Size J-10 (6.0mm) crochet hook or size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 1 scale = 2 inches across the top

Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. To avoid confusion, it may be helpful to circle the numbers corresponding to your size before beginning this project. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.

*See our crocodile stitch tutorial if you are unfamiliar with this crochet technique.

First Wing
Worked from bottom up.

Ch 3.

Row 1: Foundation row. Dc in 3rd ch from hook (first 2 ch count as dc).

Row 2: Scale row. Ch 3; turn. 5 dc down first dc, ch 1, 6 dc up next dc. 1 scale.

Row 3: Foundation row. Ch 3; turn. Dc in right corner, *ch 1, dc in middle of scale, ch 1, 2 dc between scales; rep from * across, ending with 2 dc in left corner.

Row 4: Scale row. Ch 3; turn. 5 dc down first dc, ch 1, 6 dc up next dc, *sl st in next dc, 6 dc down next dc, ch 1 6 dc up next dc; rep from * across. 2 scales.

Rows 5-14 (5-16, 5-18, 5-20, 5-20, 5-22, 5-24, 5-26). Rep rows 3 & 4. 7 (8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 13) scales.

Finish off.

Second Wing
Worked from bottom up.

Ch 3.

Rows 1-14 (1-16, 1-18, 1-20, 1-20, 1-22, 1-24, 1-26). Worked the same as First Wing. 7 (8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 13) scales.

Do not finish off.

Row 15 (17, 19, 21, 21, 23, 25, 27): Foundation row. Ch 3; turn. Dc in right corner, *ch 1, dc in middle of scale, ch 1, 2 dc between scales; rep from * across, ending with 2 dc in left corner. With scales facing, continue to rep from * across top of First Wing, ending with 2 dc in left corner of First Wing.

Row 16 (18, 20, 22, 22, 24, 26, 28): Scale row. Ch 3; turn. 5 dc down first dc, ch 1, 6 dc up next dc, *sl st in next dc, 6 dc down next dc, ch 1 6 dc up next dc; rep from * across. 15 (17, 19, 21, 21, 23, 25, 27) scales.

Do not finish off.

Second Wing Sleeve

Row 17 (19, 21, 23, 23, 25, 27, 29). Turn. Sl st over first 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) scales, *ch 5, sc in middle of next scale, ch 5, sc between scales; rep from * 3 (5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8) times.

Row 18 (20, 22, 24, 24, 26, 28, 30). Ch 5; turn. Sc in first ch-5 sp, *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * across. Ch 1, sc in last ch of last ch-5 sp.

Row 19 (21, 23, 25, 25, 27, 29, 31). Ch 5; turn. Sc in first ch-5 sp, *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * across.

Rows 20-21 (22-23, 24-25, 26-27, 26-27, 28-29, 30-33, 32-35). Rep previous two rows.

The next row joins the sleeve to the wing at the top of the 5th (6th, 7th, 8th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th) scale row. You will alternate sc in the wing with sc in the sleeve.

Row 22 (24, 26, 28, 28, 30, 34, 36). Ch 3; turn. Sc in middle of scale, ch 1, sc in next ch-5 sp, *ch 2, sc in end of next scale, ch 2, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 2, sc in middle of next scale, ch 2, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * across. Ch 2, sc in end of last scale, ch 2, sc in last ch-5 sp. Finish off.

First Wing Sleeve


With foundation row facing, skip first 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) scales of First Wing and join yarn with sl st in upper right corner of next scale.

Rows 17-22 (19-24, 21-26, 23-28, 23-28, 25-30, 27-34, 29-36). Worked the same as Second Wing Sleeve.

Finish off. Weave in all ends.

Abbreviations
ch          chain
dc          double crochet
mm          millimeter
rep          repeat
sc          single crochet
sl st          slip stitch