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Easy Angel Crafts: Yarn Angel


The Easy Angel Crafts Yarn Angel is easy to make and only requires a few simple and inexpensive materials and tools. The steps are simple and easy for children and adults alike.

Easy Angel Crafts - Three Yarn Angels

Let's look at the materials and the steps for how to make the yarn angel:

Easy Angel Crafts: Yarn Angel Materials and Tools:

  • White (or color of your choice) yarn, size 10, 100 to 150 feet long
  • Gold yarn 3 to 4 feet
  • Card stock 2 inches by 4 inches
  • Ribbon, 1 1/2 inches wide by 8 inches long (wired holds shape better)
  • Ruler
  • Scissors

Easy Angel Crafts - Yarn Angel Materials and Tools

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Angel Crafts: Yarn Angel:

Cut the card stock to 2 inches wide by 4 inches long. You can substitute anything that will be sturdy enough to wrap the yarn around many times.

Cut the ribbon six to eight inches long - six inches for shorter wings, eight inches for longer wings.

Wrap the white yarn lengthwise around the card stock 200 times. Cut the last revolution even with the end of the card stock.

Easy Angel Crafts - Yarn Angel - Wrap yarn around card stock

Insert the gold yarn through the middle of the white loops of yarn at one end of the card stock. (Need 10 to 12 inches of gold yarn for the end.)

Easy Angel Crafts - Yarn Angel - Insert Gold Yarn

Wrap the gold yarn several times through the white loops, pull firmly and tie a square knot to hold the white yarn together. This also forms the angel's halo.

Easy Angel Crafts - Yarn Angel - Tie gold yarn around white yarn at one end

Tie the ends of the gold yarn together to form a hanging loop. Trim the ends of the gold yarn.

Easy Angel Crafts - Yarn Angel - Make hanging loop

Cut the yarn loops at the end opposite the tied gold yarn. Leave the card stock in place to keep the yarn separated in half.

Easy Angel Crafts - Yarn Angel - Cut opposite end of yarn circle

Form a circle with the ribbon and overlap the ends by 1/3 to 3/4 inch. Fold the circle in half with the overlapped ends in the middle.

Easy Angel Crafts - Yarn Angel - Fold ribbon

On one side, place the folded ribbon between the yarn and the card stock.

Easy Angel Crafts - Yarn Angel - Insert ribbon between yarn halves

Remove the card stock. Cut a piece of gold yarn 24 inches long.

Easy Angel Crafts - Yarn Angel - Cut length of gold yarn

Wrap the gold yarn around all of the white yarn above the folded ribbon to form the head and neck of the angel. Wrap several times pulling firmly and tie with a square knot on the back of the Easy Angel Crafts Yarn Angel. (The back is where the ribbon's ends overlap under the white yarn.)

Easy Angel Crafts - Yarn Angel - Tie gold yarn to form head and neck

Separate the white yarn on the back roughly in half. Pull the gold yarn to the center.

Easy Angel Crafts - Yarn Angel - Separate white yarn at back

Wrap the gold yarn around the ribbon and pull loosely. Tie a square knot in the gold yarn.

Easy Angel Crafts - Yarn Angel - Tie gold yarn around ribbon loosely

Pull the ends of the gold yarn to each side of the Easy Angel Crafts Yarn Angel.

Easy Angel Crafts - Yarn Angel - Pull gold yarn to each side

Pull the two back sections of white yarn together and position over the ribbon and gold yarn.

Easy Angel Crafts - Yarn Angel - Pull white yarn over ribbon and gold yarn

Wrap the gold yarn around all of the white yarn just below the ribbon. Wrap several times pulling the yarn snugly each time. Finish wrapping on the front of the Easy Angel Crafts Yarn Angel, pull the gold yarn firmly and tie with a square knot.

Easy Angel Crafts - Yarn Angel - Tie gold yarn to form waist

Trim the ends of the gold yarn to form the Easy Angel Crafts Yarn Angel's golden belt.

Easy Angel Crafts - Yarn Angel - Trim ends of gold yarn for belt

Your Easy Angel Crafts Yarn Angel is ready to hang on the tree, a doorknob, a drawer pull or wherever an angel is needed.

Easy Angel Crafts - Yarn Angel - White with golden ribbon and gold yarn

The uneven yarns at the bottom of the Easy Angel Crafts Yarn Angel imply movement, but if you prefer, you can trim the white yarn evenly across the bottom (see the next angel).

As an alternative, the next Easy Angel Crafts Yarn Angel used only 150 revolutions around the card stock to form a slimmer angel. The gold ribbon is narrow (1/2 inch) with three pieces used to make the wings. This angel also has the bottom yarns cut straight across.

Easy Angel Crafts - Yarn Angel - Slimmer with white yarn, gold ribbon and gold yarn

Other colors are pretty too. This Easy Angel Crafts Yarn Angel was made with blue yarn for the body; silver yarn for the hanging loop, neck, waist and belt; and a shiny blue and pink ribbon for the wings.

Easy Angel Crafts - Yarn Angel - Blue and silver

The Easy Angel Crafts Yarn Angels make great projects to enjoy any time of the year both for children and for adults.

Have fun!

Simple, yet pretty, these Easy Angel Crafts Yarn Angels provide pleasure whether they are made for decorations, for gifts or for church and school craft bazaars.  


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