Annie's Crochet World Autumn 2019 : 2019-09-01

Merry & Bright : 105 : 105

Merry & Bright

Row 7: Ch 3, sk next 3 dc, *dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, ({dc, ch 1} twice, dc, ch 3, dc, {ch 1, dc} twice, ch 1) in next ch-3 sp, sk next dc, dc in next dc, sk next 6 dc, rep from * across, ending with sk next 3 dc, dc in next dc, turn. hook in 3rd ch of ch-5, yo, draw up a lp, [yo, draw through 2 lps on hook] twice, rep from * 3 times, ch 1 to lock, leaving inch length, fasten off. Weave rem end in leaf. Stiffen rose and leaves separately and set aside. sk next dc] 4 times, dc in next dc, rep from * around, ending with sk next 3 dc, dc in next dc, turn. (98 1/4- dc, 84 ch-1 sps, 6 ch-3 sps) Row 12: Ch 2, sk next dc, *[dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc] 7 times, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp, [dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp] 7 times, dc dec in next 2 dc, rep from * across, ending with dc dec beg in last ch-1 sp, sk the next dc, finish dc dec in last dc. Fasten off. (90 dc, 36 ch-1 sps, 11 ch-6 sps) WIG CAP Row 8: Ch 3, sk next dc, ch 1, and dc, [dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc] twice, (4 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) in next ch-3 sp, [dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp] twice, *sk next 6 sts, [dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc] twice, (4 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) in next ch-3 sp, [dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp] twice, rep from * across, ending with sk next 3 sts, dc in next dc, turn. Ch 3, sk next 3 dc, [dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc] twice, dc in next dc, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next ch-3 sp, [dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc] twice, dc in next dc, *sk next 6 dc, [dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc] twice, dc in next dc, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc ch 1), in next ch-3 sp, [dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc] twice, dc in next dc, rep from * across, ending with sk next 3 sts, dc in next dc, turn. Rnds 1–4: Rep rnds 1–4 of head with brown. Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join in beg sc. At the end of rnd 10, leaving a 15-inch length, fasten off. (36 sc) (361 dc, 13 dc dec) Rnds 5–10: HALO Rnd 1: Join gold to plastic ring, ch 1, 42 sc over ring, join in beg sc. Hair (42 sc) (178 dc, 11 ch-3 sps) Rnd 2: beg dc cl From brown, cut 144 strands each 12 inches in length. Separate into 36 groups of 4 strands. With wig cap facing, opening away from you, fold 4 strands in half, insert hook into sc, grab all strands at the center and pull through the sc about an inch, drop and use the hook to pull the 8 tails through the lp, then pull all 8 ends snug, closing the lp and securing the group, rep in each of the 36 sc. When finished adding strands, sew wig cap to head. With the back side facing you, pull hair to the right side and braid, securing it with 1 strand of red and 1 of green tog. Tie a knot and leave a 1-inch tail. Ch 5, in 3rd ch from hook, *sk next 2 sc, hdc in back lp of next sc, dc cl in top of hdc, rep from * around, join in 2nd ch of beg ch- 5, leaving a 6-inch length, fasten off. Make sure RS faces the head. (see Spe­ Row 9: cial Stitches) ROSE Row 1: With red, ch 22, dc in 7th ch from hook, [sk next 2 chs, V-st in next ch] 5 times, turn. Ch 1, 5 dc in next V-st, [sc in sp between V-sts, 5 dc in next V-st] across, ending with sc in 3rd ch of beg ch-6 of rnd 1, leaving an 8-inch length, fasten off. Thread rem length on needle, roll line of petals to create a rose, sew through all V-sts repeatedly to secure the petals, fasten off. (6 V-sts) Row 2: (74 dc, 60 ch-1 sps, 11 ch-3 sps) Row 10: Ch 3, sk next dc, ch 1, and dc, [dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc] 4 times, (4 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) in next ch-3 sp, [dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp] 4 times, *sk next 6 sts, [dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc] 4 times, (4 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) in next ch-3 sp, [dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp] 4 times, rep from * across, ending with sk next 3 sts, dc in next dc, turn. (6 petals, 7 sc) FINISHING Cover pinning board with plastic wrap. Pin wings to board and saturate with fabric stiffener. Stuff skirt with plastic bags and saturate skirt, sleeves and bodice with fabric stiffener. Use care not to get fabric stiffener on hair or braid. Allow 24 hours to dry. Using photo as a guide, tack center of row 1 of wings to rnd 15 at center back of angel. With rem length of gold, secure halo to head. Shape sleeves gently folding to center front of angel, secure rose centered between sleeves. Stem & Leaves Join green in base of rose sewn closed, ch 21, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in each rem ch across, sl st in tip where green was joined. Fasten off. With green ch 5, join to form a ring, [beg dc cl in ring, fasten off] 4 times. Pass stem of rose through center of rose base and slide up next to top of stem and tack in place to secure. Join green in 11th ch from bottom of stem, ch 5, *yo hook twice, insert (146 dc, 6 ch-3 sps) Row 11: Ch 3, sk next 3 dc, [dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc] 4 times, dc in next dc, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, [dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc] 4 times, dc in next dc, *sk next 6 dc, [dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc] 4 times, dc in next dc, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, [dc in next dc, ch 1, CW 105 CROCHET-WORLD.COM AUTUMN 2019

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