"Little Angel Afghans"
by Beth Parsons
I created this little afghan,
Every stitch was made with love.
To wrap around your little angel,
As God watches from above.
Hold your little angel,
In this afghan really close.
Count their fingers and their toes...
Don't forget their little nose!
When it's time for them to go,
Hold your little afghan near.
It will help you through your darkest days,
With good memories made so dear.
Here are some easy crocheted afghan patterns for "Afghans for Angels". These patterns are copyrighted. Please feel free to make them for the charity or for your own personal use. The patterns are to remain fully intact with copyright notice and no profit is to be made for distribution or use. If you find any errors in these patterns, please contact me so that I can make the necessary corrections. Thank You!!!!
V-St Baby Afghan (Sport Wt./Crocheted)
Designed by Elizabeth Parsons - Copyright
Materials Needed: Sport Wt. Yarn, baby colors
Size "H" Crochet hook
Size: 19" x 19"
ROW 1: Ch 85, V-st (dc,ch1,dc) in 4th ch from hook. *Skip 2 chs, v-st in next ch. Repeat from * across to last 3 chs. Dc in last ch. Ch 3, turn. (29 v-sts)
ROW 2: V-st in first v-st, v-st in each v-st across. DC inside the ch-3 loop. Ch 3, turn.
ROWS 3-38: Repeat Row 2. At end of ROW 38, after dc in ch-3 loop, ch 3. This will begin the border.
BORDER: Going down the side of the afghan, place 2 dc in the dc space. *2 dc in the ch-3 space. Repeat from * to the end ch-3. Place 5 dc in the ch-3 sp (for corner). *Place 1 dc in bottom ch of v-st, 2 dc in ch-2. Repeat from * across to ch-3 sp. Place 5 dc in the ch-3 sp (for corner). *Place 2 dc in ch2 sp/dc sp. Repeat from * across to ch-3. Place 5 dc in the ch-3 sp (for corner). *Place 2 dc in middle of v-st, 1 dc in sp between v-sts. Repeat from * across. Place 2 dc in ch-3 sp of beginning corner. Join to the top of ch-3. End off. Weave in loose ends.
V-St Baby Afghan (4 Ply Yarn/Crocheted)
Designed by: Elizabeth Parsons - Copyright
Materials Needed: 4 ply worsted wt. yarn
Size "H" Crochet Hook
Size: 21" x 21"
Row 1: Ch 94. DC in 4th ch from hook, *sk 2 sts, V-st (DC, ch1, DC) in next st, repeat from * across to last 3 sts. DC in last ch. Ch 3 turn. (29 V-st's)
Row 2: V st in next center V-st across. DC in top of DC of previous row, Ch 3, turn.
Row 3: V-st in next V-st across. DC in ch 3 loop of previous row. Ch 3, turn.
Rows 4-43: Repeat Row 3. At end of the row, DC either in the Ch 3 space or the DC. At end of Row 43, fasten off.
Border: Follow the above border directions. To use a contrasting color, join with a sl st to side ch where you last fastened off. Ch 2, 2 dc down side of afghans and follow as above. Work in all ends.
***For Size 15" x 15" - Ch 64. Follow the above pattern. Continue for a total of 27 rows. End off. Use Border pattern as above.
Beth's Preemie Hat (copyright)
Materials Needed: Baby Fingering Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook Steel #0
NOTE: This preemie hat will fit 15-18 weekers
Row 1: Ch 21. Sc in 2nd chain from hook. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Working in back loop throughout entire piece, SC in back loop across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Repeat Row 2 for a total of 30 rows. On Row 30, Ch 1 turn. Fold piece in half and sl st the 2 pieces together, matching up the stitches. Finish off, leaving enough yarn at the end to gather the top edge. Make a tiny pompom with the fingering yarn and attach to the top of the hat. Fold up the bottom edge to make a brim.
Corner Square Preemie Afghan
Materials Needed: 4-ply worsted weight yarn
Contrasting Color -CC
Crochet Hook size H
NOTE: 17 rows without shell border = 12x12 preemie size. This size preemie afghan can be made from 3 oz. of yarn. 27 rows with shell border = 20x20. You can use 100% Acrylic 4-ply yarn also. The pattern starts out in the corner and works itself out to the size you want. You decrease to return back to the opposite corner.
Row 1: With MC, ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hk and in next 2 chs.
Row 2: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hk and in next 2 chs. Turn piece. Sl st in ch-3 loop of Row 1. Ch3, 3 dc in same loop. (Piece looks like a "L")
Row 3: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hk and in next 2 dc. Turn piece. Sl st in ch-3 loop of Row 2. Ch3, 3 dc in same loop. Sl st in next ch-3 loop, ch 3, 3 dc in last loop.
Row 4: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hk and in next 2 dc. Turn piece. *Sl st in ch-3 loop of previous row. Ch 3, 3 dc in same loop. Repeat from * to end of row. Sl st in next ch-3 loop, ch 3, 3 dc in last loop.
Repeat Row 4 for pattern. This increases the afghan to the size you want.
At end of Row 17, ch1, turn.
Row 18: (decreasing starts) Sl st in top of 3 dc's, sl st in ch-3 sp. Ch 3, 3 dc in loop, * sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in loop. Repeat from * across to last ch sp. Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 1, turn. (This row starts decreasing rows to the opposite corner, ending with 3 dc group.)
Row 19: (row decrease) Sk ch 1, sl st in top of 3 dc's, sl st in ch-3 sp. Ch 3, 3 dc in loop, *sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in loop. Repeat from * across to last ch loop. Sl st into last loop. Ch 1, turn.
Repeat Row 19 to decrease [attern to oppostie end of afghan. At the last row of 3 dc, sl st to last loop. End off.
Shell Border: Join CC with a sc in the first back loop of beg ch. (This will be next to the loose end at the beginning). Ch 3, sc in space between the 3 dc groups, (this separates the 3 dc groups). *Ch 3, sc in next sp. Repeat from * to end of row.
Sc into the last loop of beg ch (corner). *Ch 3, sc in next sp. Repeat from * to end of row.
Sc into ch 3 loop (corner). *Ch 3, sc in next sp. Repeat from * to end of row.
Sc into the top side st, (corner). *Ch 3, sc in next sp. Repeat from * to end of row. Join to beg sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, in ch 3 space, *sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc. Repeat from * around in each ch 3 space. Join with a sl st to beg sc. Fasten off. Work in loose ends.
This patterns is works up fast and easy. It is really pretty! Hope you enjoy this pattern!!!
**NOTE**We have received several requests for 8" x 8" preemie afghans. To make this size, use the Sport weight yarn and size "F" hook. Make 14 blocks (rows)of 3 dc and decrease to the opposite end of the afghan. You can use the same border as above for this afghan too. These tiny afghans fold up and fit nicely into a zip-loc bag for the parents to keep it in.
Beth's Newborn Crochet Hat
3 ply Sport Yarn
Crochet hook size F
Row 1: Ch 36, Hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Hdc across. Ch 2, turn.
Rows 2 - 34: Hdc (in back loop) in each Hdc across. Ch 2, turn.
Row 35: Fold hat piece in half, matching sts, sc both pieces together to top of hat. Leave off a long end. End off. Using the long end, weave in and out of rows to the beginning. Pull, to gather top of hat closed. Knot off, work in loose end.
Beth's Baby Bootie
Materials Needed: Baby Weight Yarn, 3 ply
Crochet hook size D
¼ inch ribbon, 16 inches
Rnd 1: Ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 7 chs; 5 sc in end ch; working on opposite side of ch, sc in next 7 chs, 2 sc in last ch, join with sl st in first sc. (22 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, hdc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc n each of last 2 sts, join with sl st in top of ch-2. (30 hdc)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 12 sts, 2 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, hdc in next 12 sts, 2 hdc in each of the last 2 sts, join. (36 hdc)
Rnd 4: In back loops for this round, ch 2, hdc in each st around, join.
Rnd 5: Working in BOTH loops, ch 2, hdc in each st around, join.
Rnd 6: Ch 2, hdc in next 14 sts, (hdc next 2 sts together) 3 times, hdc in each st around, join. (33 sts)
Rnd 7: Ch 2, hdc in next 12 sts, (hdc next 2 sts together) 3 times, hdc in each st around, join. (30 sts)
Rnd 8: Repeat Rnd 7.
Rnd 9: Ch 3, dc in same st, *ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join. (14 ch-1 spaces)
Rnd 10: Ch 1, in ch-1 space, *sc, dc, sc. Repeat from * in every ch space. Join, finish off and work in loose ends.
Weave the 16 inch ribbon through Rnd 9. Tie ends into a bow. ^I^
Original Pattern by Trish Harich
Worsted Weight Yarn - measure approx. 3"
Size E or F crochet hook
Lustersheen Yarn - measures approx. 2"
Size C or D crochet hook
Ch4, work 9 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join with a sl st to top of ch 3. (10 dc)
Ch 3 (counts as first dc), work 5 dc in same st as joining (6 dc). Ch 3, turn.
Work dc in same st, work dc in each of next 2 sts, work 2 dc in next st, one dc in next st, and 2 dc in top of previous ch 3. (9 dc) Ch 1, turn.
Sc in first dc, *ch 3, sc in next dc, repeat from * scross, ending sc in top of ch 3 at end of row. Going up edge of dress, sl st in side of next dc sp, and then into next dc sp.
To work wing: Ch1, sc, hdc, dc, trc, ch 2, sl st in top of trc for picot: Ch 3, sl st into same dc sp. Sl st into same sp where head is joined and in next 3 dcs. Ch 7 for halo, skip 2 dc, sl st innext 3 dcs and into sp where head is joined; sl st into next dc sp. (Oposite other wing) Ch 5, sl st in 3rd ch from hook for picot, trc, dc, hdc, sc, sl st. Sl st in next sp going down other side, sl st to beg sc. End off.
These little angels were designed by Trish. These pins were made by many people and sent to Littleton, Colorado. These are the little Angel Pins that I am using on the afghans/blankets when they are delivered to the hospitals with the charity information.
THANK YOU, Trish, for allowing me to add this wonderful Angel pattern to this site!!!
EMAIL ADDRESS: Afghans4Angels2@yahoo.com