Several years ago, I crocheted doilies for Christmas gifts for our daughters. One of the vintage patterns I used was an oval with a ripe wheat pattern. Around that same time I came across an article describing the symbolism behind the ever popular pineapple motif used in crocheted items. I wasn’t able to find that article to link to for this post, but it stated that the pineapple was traditionally a symbol of warm welcome and hospitality.
My curiosity piqued, I then decided to look up the symbolism of wheat and discovered that for centuries wheat has been used to indicate bounty, abundance and prosperity. I really liked the idea of giving our daughters crocheted doilies with that symbolism worked into the design.
As I mentioned way back in this post, I also make each of our children a new Christmas ornament each year. With the wheat pattern still on my mind, I decided to see if I could design a crocheted Angel with wheat worked into the Angel’s skirt. It took me many tries to get the body, skirt and arms of the Angel exactly like I wanted it. And then I got stuck trying to figure out how to make the wings and in the end had to make our children a different ornament that year.
But I never gave up on my design. Over the years, I would pick it up again and try different ideas for the wings and then last summer I finally had one of those “the solution is so obvious” and “why didn’t I think of this before” moments when I realized I could create wings by crocheting one head of wheat for each wing. Within hours, I had a completed Angel that I was absolutely thrilled with.
Then with the help of two friends, I was able to connect with three people who were willing to test the pattern. One tester unfortunately ended up not having time to work on the testing but I am so grateful to Julie and Sue for all their help in spotting typos and areas of the pattern where the directions needed to be clarified.
Over the winter, I crocheted more test angels from the newly corrected and revised directions until I was sure that the pattern was as clear and easy to follow as I could make it.
Now without further ado, I’d like to introduce my very first crochet pattern for sale called Prosperity Angels.
If you’d like to purchase the pattern to make one of these Prosperity Angels, my son (the web designer) has created a beautiful website called Blessing Angels.com.
Click on the purchase button at the bottom of the Prosperity Angel page. The pattern is currently available for purchase through Ravelry. (Please note: You do not need to be a member of Ravelry to purchase the pattern.)
As well, please feel free to Pin the Prosperity Angels or share the Prosperity Angels’ website link with friends on facebook and other social media you may belong to.