Pōhutukawa Christmas Angel
This little Christmas angel was inspired by Aotearoa's "Christmas tree" the pōhutukawa - a tree that flowers in summer with lovely vibrant red flowers.
For some versions of this I have incorporated beads into the design and instructions on how and where to add the beads is given in the pattern. You can purchase the pattern here
The finished Angel is: 13 (5”) cm tall with a wingspan of 12 cm (5 ¼“) with DK weight yarn using a 3.5 mm hook. However, you could easily make it in a different weight of yarn with whatever hook you have that suits your yarn. This little angel is designed to hang on a tree and doesn't necessarily keep its shape when made as written. If you want it to stand up, I would suggest not including the loop to hang it up and to add in a wooden clothespeg and starching it to get it to stand up. Alternatively, you could go down a hook size or two to make a sturdier angel. I've also made it using a 2.75 mm hook with DK weight yarn and that one retains its shape a little better.
While the photos above are in colours that match those of the pohutukawa tree, I've also made a few versions in other colourways including a single colour.