Saturday, January 28, 2017

Anne Bruvold's SSSR Angel

I've been thinking about angels recently in a break from snowflakes, and really enjoyed this adorable angel pattern by Anne Bruvold, a clever use of both single shuttle split rings (SSSR) and self closing mock rings (SCMR) which tats up quickly.
Anne Bruvold_SSSR Angel
I added a few stitches to the body and removed a few picots from the head, but the major change was that because I find it awkward to hide the ends when finishing with a SCMR, I made these backwards using a single shuttle - unwinding a short length of thread let me work the body first using the short tail as the "shuttle" for the SCMR, then I worked the skirt in split rings until I'd used up the short tail and switched to SSSRs to finish, leaving only one end to hide in the last true ring.  This also avoided having to work in a second thread and make this an excellent pattern to empty some shuttles.

Anne has generously shared the pattern (as well as many others) on her English pattern page here.  I recommend bookmarking the page as her pattern PDFs do not link back to it, which is unfortunate.


  1. Sweet angels! Yes, Anne has some excellent patterns, I've used several of them.

  2. I have done a lot of these Angels I love them, does make a change from snowflakes

  3. Those look awesome!!! :)
    I tried them once before, but I failed, so I will try again sometime!! :)

    1. Let me know if I can help get them sorted - they are fun when they work out. I think starting with the skirt makes it easy to get mixed up; if that was the problem you might try starting from the body as I did.

    2. Thank you for the tip! I will do my best to remember it!! :)