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Filet Tree Top Angel

Image of Filet Tree Top Angel Designed by Julie A. Bolduc

This tree top angel combines some stitches which are dear to my heart and easy to make. I put this angel together for my own tree top for Christmas 1998.
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Materials Needed
DMC Cebelia size 20 Crochet Cotton White
Size 11 Steel Crochet Hook
Fabric Stiffener
Tapestry Needle

Yarn Thickness: 20 thread
Gauge: 10dc =1"
Finished Size: 8" high
Skill Level: Intermediate

Special Stitches
Decrease (dec) to work a decrease, do the following. Yo insert hook in next st, draw up a lp, pull lp through 2 lps on hook, insert hook into next st, draw up a lp, yo, draw through all three lps on hook.

Cluster (cl): *Yo insert hook in place indicated, draw up a lp, draw through two lps on hook. Rep from * 2more times, then yo and draw thread through all 4 lps on hook.

Shell (sh): 2dc, ch4, 2dc in place indicated.

Instructions
RND 1: Ch3, work 11 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Join w/slst to top of ch3. Yes this is right. the extra chain helps to close a gap. 9 sts around. 12 sts.

RND 2: Ch2, hdc in same st as slst. 2 hdc in each st around. Join w/slst to top of ch2. 24sts around.

RND 3: Ch2, *2hdc in next st. Hdc in next st. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch2. 36 sts around.

RND 4 - 9: Ch2, 1 hdc in each st around. Join w/slst to top of ch2. 36 sts.

RND 10: Ch2, *1dec, hdc in next st, Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch2. 24 sts around.

RND 11: Ch2, *1dec, hdc in next st. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch2. 16 sts. Stuff Head.

RND 12: Ch2, *1dec, hdc in next st. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch2. 11 sts.

RND13: Ch2, 1 hdc in each st around but work 2 in the last one to make 12 sts around. Join w/slst to top of ch2.

RND 14: Ch3, dc in same st as slst. Work 2dc in each st around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. 24 dc.

RND 15: Ch3, *2dc in next st. 1dc in next st. Rep from * around. 2dc in last st. Join w/slst to top of ch3. 36 dc.

RND 16: Ch3, *2dc in next st. 1dc in next 2 sts. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. 36 dc.

RND 17: Ch 5. *Dc in next st. Ch2. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5.

RND 18-20: Ch5, *dc in next dc, ch2. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5.

RND 21: Ch3, cl in ch2 sp. Ch1. *Dc in next dc. Cl in next ch2 sp. Ch1. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

Waist:
RND 22: Ch3. *Dc in cl, dc in ch1 sp. Dc in next dc.* Rep bet * * 5 more times. Sk the next 18 clusters. Dc in next dc right after the 18th cluster. Rep bet * * 6 times. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 23-27: Ch5, *dc in next dc, ch2. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5.

RND 28: Ch5. Dc in next dc, ch2, 3 times. *Dc, ch2, dc, in next dc. Ch2. Dc, in next dc, ch2, 4 times. Rep from * 2 times more. Dc, ch2, dc in next ch2 sp. **Ch2, dc in next dc, 4 times, ch2. Dc, ch2, dc, in next dc. Rep from ** 3 times more. Dc, ch2, dc in last ch2 sp. Ch2, join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5.

RND 29: Ch5. Dc in next dc, ch2, 3 times. Sh in next ch2 sp. Ch2. *Dc in next dc, 4 times, ch2, sh in next ch2 sp, ch2. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5.

RND 30-44: Ch5. Dc in next dc, ch2, 3 times. Sh in sh. Ch2. *Dc in next dc, 4 times, ch2, sh in sh, ch2. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5.

RND 45: Ch5, *sk next ch2 sp, work the fol in the next ch2 sp. (Dc, ch3, dc, ch5, dc, ch3, ch3) Ch2. Sk next dc, dc in dc. Work the fol in the next sh. ((Dc, ch3, dc, ch3, dc, ch5, dc, ch3, dc, ch3, dc.)) Ch2. Dc in next dc, rep from * around. But join w/slst to the 3rd ch of ch 5 after the the last ch2 is complete. Fasten off.

Arms:
Tie thread onto the first dc on RND 21 that has been skipped. This will be the 3rd st to the left of the waist.
RND1: Ch5. *Dc in next dc, ch2. Rep from * 15 times more. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5.

RND 2: Ch5. *Dc in next dc, ch2. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5.

RND 3: Ch5, dc in next dc, ch2. Dc, ch2, dc in next dc. (vst made) *Ch2, dc in next dc, ch2, twice. Vst in next dc. Ch2. Rep from * 3 times more. Dc in next dc, ch2 twice, join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5.

RND 4: Ch5, dc in next dc, ch2. Work the fol in the next vst. (dc, ch3, dc, ch3, dc, ch5, dc, ch3, dc, ch3, dc.) Ch2. *Dc in next dc, ch2, twice. Work the fol in the next vst. ((dc, ch3, dc, ch5, dc, ch3, dc)). Ch2. Dc in next dc, ch2, twice. Rep bet ( ). Ch2. Rep from * one more time. Dc in next dc, ch2, twice. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5. Fasten off. Weave ends into work.

Rep from beg of arms for the other side.

Halo: Ch4, join w/slst to first ch to form ring.
RND 1: Ch3, work 11dc in ring. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 2: Ch5. *Dc in next dc. Ch2. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5.

RND 3: Ch5. Dc, ch2, dc in next dc (vst made). Ch2. *Dc in next dc. Ch2. vst in next dc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5.

RND 4: Ch5. Work the foll in next vst. (Dc, ch3, dc, ch5, dc, ch3, dc.) Ch2. *Dc in next dc. Ch2. Work the foll in next vst. (Dc, ch3, dc, ch5, dc, ch3, dc.) Ch2. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5. Fasten off.

Wings: 2nd side.
ROW 1: Ch13. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch5, turn.

ROW 2: Sk first sc, dc in next sc. *Ch2, dc in next sc. Rep from * across. Dc in 3rd ch of ch5. Ch5, turn.

ROW 3+4: Dc in next dc, ch2. Rep from beg across. Dc in 3rd ch of ch5. Ch5, turn.

ROW 5: Vst in next dc. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Rep from beg once more. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Vst in next ch2 sp. Ch2. Dc in next dc, ch2, twice. Vst in next dc. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Vst in next dc. Ch2. Dc in 3rd ch of ch5. Ch5, turn.

ROW 6: Sh in vst. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Vst in Vst. Ch2. Dc in next dc, ch2 twice. Sh in next vst. Ch2. Dc in next dc, ch2, twice. Vst in vst. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Sh in vst. Ch2. Dc in 3rd ch of ch5. Ch5, turn.

ROW 7-10: Sh in sh. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Vst in Vst. Ch2. Dc in next dc, ch2 twice. Sh in next sh. Ch2. Dc in next dc, ch2, twice. Vst in vst. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Sh in sh. Ch2. Dc in 3rd ch of ch5. Ch5, turn.

ROW 11: Sh in sh. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Vst in Vst. Ch2. Dc in next dc, ch2 twice. Sh in next sh. Ch2. Dc in next dc, ch2, twice. Vst in vst. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Sh in sh. Ch2. Vst in 3rd ch of ch5. Ch5, turn.

ROW 12: Sh in sh. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Vst in Vst. Ch2. Dc in next dc, ch2 twice. Sh in next sh. Ch2. Dc in next dc, ch2, twice. Vst in vst. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Sh in sh. Ch2. Vst in vst. Ch5, turn.

ROW 13: Dc in same st as slst. (vst made.) Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch2. h in sh. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Vst in Vst. Ch2. Dc in next dc, ch2 twice. Sh in next sh. Ch2. Dc in next dc, ch2, twice. Vst in vst. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Sh in sh. Ch2. Dc in 3rd ch of ch5. Ch5, turn.

ROW 14: Sh in sh. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Vst in Vst. Ch2. Dc in next dc, ch2 twice. Sh in next sh. Ch2. Dc in next dc, ch2, twice. Vst in vst. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Sh in sh. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Sh in last vst. Ch2, dc in same vst. Ch5, turn.

ROW 15: *Work the fol in sh. (dc, ch3, dc, ch3, dc, ch5, dc, ch3, dc, ch3, dc).* Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Rep from beg once. **Work the fol in vst. (dc, ch3, dc, ch5, dc, ch3, dc).** Ch2. Dc in next dc, ch2, twice. Rep bet ** once. Ch2. Dc in next dc, ch2, twice. Rep bet ** ** once. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Rep bet * * once. Ch 2, dc in 3rd ch of ch5. Fasten off.

Join thread on other side of starting ch right where the end thread is in the first sc.

ROW 1: Sc in each ch across. Ch5, turn.
ROW 2-10: Rep rows 2-10 of first side.

ROW 11: Dc in top of last dc of row 10 to form vst. Ch2. Sh in sh. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Vst in Vst. Ch2. Dc in next dc, ch2 twice. Sh in next sh. Ch2. Dc in next dc, ch2, twice. Vst in vst. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Sh in sh. Ch2. Dc in 3rd ch of ch5. Ch5, turn.

ROW 12: Sh in sh. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Vst in Vst. Ch2. Dc in next dc, ch2 twice. Sh in next sh. Ch2. Dc in next dc, ch2, twice. Vst in vst. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Sh in sh. Ch2. Vst in the Vst made at the beg of row 11. Ch5, turn.

ROW 13: Dc in top of last dc of row 10 to form vst. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Sh in sh. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Vst in Vst. Ch2. Dc in next dc, ch2 twice. Sh in next sh. Ch2. Dc in next dc, ch2, twice. Vst in vst. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Sh in sh. Ch2. Dc in 3rd ch of ch5. Ch5, turn.

ROW 14: Sh in the vst made at the beg of row 13. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Sh in sh. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Vst in Vst. Ch2. Dc in next dc, ch2 twice. Sh in next sh. Ch2. Dc in next dc, ch2, twice. Vst in vst. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Sh in sh. Ch2. Dc in 3rd ch of ch5. Ch5, turn.

ROW 15: *Work the foll in sh. (dc, ch3, dc, ch3, dc, ch5, dc, ch3, dc, ch3, dc)* Ch2. Dc in dc. **Work the foll in vst. (dc, ch3, dc, ch5, dc, ch3, dc)** Ch2. Dc in next dc, ch2, twice. Rep bet * * once. Ch2. Dc in next dc, ch2, twice. Rep bet ** ** once. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Rep bet ** once. Ch2, dc in next dc. Ch2. Rep bet ** once. Ch5. Slst to 3rd ch of ch5. Fasten off. Weave all ends into work.

Finishing:
Lay a piece of plastic wrap or waxed paper on a piece of styrofoam board. Dip the wings and halo in the fabric stiffener and lay out onto the board and pin in place if desired. I didn't cause I did not want it to look all stretched out. Allow these pieces to dry overnight. Set aside then work on the angel's dress next.

Make a cone out of a piece of cardboard from an empty box of cereal. I made mine so it stands about 8" high and is about 4" in diameter at the bottom. I stapled and taped it to keep it together. Cover it with plastic wrap completely.

Dip the angel up to the neck into the fabric stiffener and make sure it is saturated. Then with a paper towel dab the excess off and put over the cone to allow to dry. There is no need for the skirt to be completely stretched. Just let it drape in an attactive manner and allow to dry overnight.

After all the pieces are completely dry, hot glue the halo and wings in place.

Designed on Monday, June 29, 1998. Copyright © 1998 by Julie A. Bolduc p104004

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