Angel of a Stitch, Devil of a Time

Angel stitch tutorial

One look at this beautifully elegant stitch will tell you how it got it’s name. Despite the title the angel stitch is actually pretty easy once you know how to make it.

It’s a one row repeat that is reversable and I think it looks best with a lighter weight yarn (3), or a worsted weight yarn (4) with a larger hook. It has an almost lacey appearance to it, but it’s a fairly simple stitch. It is a variation of the puff stitch with single crochet stitches.


The multiple of 3 is 18 stitches across and the multiple of 4 is 16 stitches across.

You can do this stitch in any multiple of 3 or 4, depending on which look you prefer.

Here’s a few different hook sizes to show differences in size. It was all done with worsted weight yarn.

Here’s what is looks like with a worsted weight yarn vs. a light weight.


  • Lions brand Coboo* yarn in ice blue or any light weight yarn (3)
  • Size J or 6.0 mm hook
  • Yarn needle

Coboo is a cotton and rayon made from bamboo mix. It’s a dk or light weight yarn that’s incredibly soft. The yarn is a little hard to work with because there are many thin strains that your hook can get caught on, the words “devil of a time” in the title was definitely inspired by this yarn.🙃 However, I think it’s worth it to take a little more time with this yarn and reap the ridiculously soft rewards.


  • st = stitch
  • Sc = single crochet
  • Ch = chain
  • YO = yarn over
  • Ps = puff stitch
  • <> = total stitches

The angel stitch tutorial

This pattern is for a swatch (dementions).

Excuse the scratches I have a cat..🐈

Row 1. Make your starting knot, Ch 20, plus 3. <23>

Row 2. YO, ins your hook into the 4th st from the hook, pull up a loop, YO, ins your hook into the next st, pull up a loop, YO ins your hook into the next st, pull up a loop, YO, ins your hook into the next st, YO and pull through 8 loops, YO, pull through 2 loops. That is your puff st.

*Ins your hook into the hole in the top of the st and do a sc*, repeat from ** 3 more times. That is one angel stitch.

Do this 4 more times, you should have 20 sc across the top of your work when you’re done. After your last sc on the last st, YO, ins your hook into the last ch and do a dc.

Row 3. Ch 2 and turn your work, make 5 angel sts, on your last st dc into the second ch from your previous row.

Rows 4. – 6. Repeat row 3, when you come to the end of the row, cut the yarn leaving a tail about 4 inches long. Make your finishing knot and weave in the ends with a yarn needle.

No matter what your project is, this stitch is beautiful and easy to make! What are you going to make with this stitch?