Crochet Cherub Ornament

Let this little cherub add an angelic touch to your Christmas décor. Beginner friendly and made in only four separate pieces, you’ll want to keep this cherub in a special place. This ornament is a great gift for your friends from church.

Crochet Cherub Ornament

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Approximately 5.5” tall when stuffed.

Gauge: Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Stitches should be small so fiber filling doesn’t show.

Materials

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic; 364 yards [333 meters]/198 grams): 334 Buff (CA), 311 White (CB), 321 Gold (CC), and 336 Warm Brown (CD) – 1 ball each

Hook: Size US F-5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook

Notions: tapestry needle; stitch marker, fiber filling, pair of 10.5 mm safety eyes.

Abbreviation

Invdec – invisible decrease – Insert hook in back loop only of each of next 2 sts, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops.

Notes: Head, Hair, and Body are worked in rounds in continuous spirals without joining. Move stitch marker up each round to mark last st.

Pattern

Head

With CA beginning at crown, start with magic adjustable ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, pull yarn tail tightly to close ring, pm to mark last st. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: 2 scBL in each st around. (12 sts)

Rnd 3: *2 scBL, scBL; rep from * around. (18 sts)

Rnd 4: *2 scBL, scBL in next 2 sts; rep from * around. (24 sts)

Rnd 5: ScBL in each st around.

Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 5.

Rnd 7: *Invdec, scBL in next 2 sts; rep from * around. (18 sts)

Rnd 8: *Invdec, scBL; rep from * around. (12 sts)

Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 18”) for joining.

Body

With CB beginning at neck, ch 13.

Rnd 1: Sk 1 ch, sc in next 12 ch, pm to mark last st, being careful not to twist, begin working in unjoined rounds. (12 sts)

Rnd 2: [ScBL in next 5 sts, 2 scBL] twice. (14 sts)

Rnd 3: [ScBL in next 6 sts, 2 scBL] twice. (16 sts)

Rnd 4: [ScBL in next 7 sts, 2 scBL] twice. (18 sts)

Rnd 5: [ScBL in next 8 sts, 2 scBL] twice. (20 sts)

Rnd 6: Pm, do not move up, scBL around until Body measures approximately 2” from marker, remove marker, pm to mark last st.

Rnd 7: *Invdec, scBL in next 3 sts; rep from * around. (16 sts)

Rnd 8: *Invdec, scBL in next 2 sts; rep from * around. (12 sts)

Rnd 9: *Invdec, scBL; rep from * around. (6 sts)

Rnd 10: InvdecBL around. (3 sts)

Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 12”) for seaming.

Wings

With CC, ch 9.

Row 1: Turn, skip 3 ch (counts as dc), 5 dc in next ch, dc in next 2 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch, turn to work on other side of foundation chain, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 ch, 6 dc in first ch. (22 sts + ch-3 sp)

Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next 5 sts, 3 sc in ch-3 sp, sl st in next 5 sts, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st.  (25 sts)

Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 24” long) for seaming and decoration.

Hair

With CD, work as for Head through Rnd 4. Rep Rnd 5 as for Head. Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 18”) for joining.

Assembly and Finishing

  1. With yarn needle threaded with CC from Wings, sew Wings down the center on back of Body, starting with top of Wings at Rnd 3 of Body.
  2. Weave in yarn until Rnd 8 of Body. Form Belt by working a whipstitch in CC through each loop on Rnd 8 of Body between Wings. Weave in ends on inside of Body.
  3. Weave in ends from start of Head on inside of Head. Position safety eyes 2 stitches apart on Rnd 4 of Head. When satisfied with position, lock washers in place on inside of Head to secure.
  4. With yarn needle threaded with CB from start of Body, seam first Rnd of Body closed and weave in ends on inside of Body. Stuff Body firmly.
  5. Stuff Head firmly. With yarn needle threaded with CA from Head, whipstitch Head to Body. Create a defined neck by pulling yarn tightly. Weave in ends on inside of Head.
  6. Place Hair on top of Head at an angle starting with top of Hair at Rnd 2. With yarn needle threaded with CD from Hair, sew Hair to Head. Weave in yarn on inside of Hair, bringing needle out at center of top of Head. Create an ornament loop approximately 3” long with CD. Secure loop by weaving in remaining yarn tail through Hair.

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