Crochet Prayer Shawl :

Prayer shawl. Peace shawl. Comfort shawl. Mantle. Whatever name you give them, they serve the same purpose. These are a wearable hug crafted with love and intent from maker to recipient. Whether it be personal words, verse, song, prayer, mantra, or something else, it is these thoughts imbued in the shawl with each stitch that make them what they are.

For my Dad for Christmas :

I am a newbie crochet/knitter but wanted to make something special for my Dad for Christmas. I decided to make him a prayer shawl. Made with soft bulky yarn crocheted in a simple half double crochet pattern. Made of green and Blue its a warm and comfortable hug from me to my Dad. He can use it at home while watching TV or while at church to give him a little warmth and love….Lisa

How to Crochet the Shawl

  • 3 skeins of Lion Brand Homespun yarn
  • Size “N” (10 mm) hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Chain 52.

Row 1: Starting in 2nd chain from hook, half-double crochet (HDC) in each chain.

Chain 1 and turn.

Row 2: Starting in 2nd chain from hook, 1 HDC in each HDC.

Chain 1 and turn.

Repeat row two until the 3 skeins of yarn  are used up.

More Information and patterns :

Depending the beliefs of the crafter, a prayer (or poem, song, etc) may be said at the beginning and end of the process. Also, despite the common name of “prayer shawl,” these items are not exclusive to any religion or faith. Anyone can make and wear a shawl and the type of intention woven into it is unique. Each individual is free to choose a type of blessing, or none, that they are comfortable with. Taken literally, the term, “it’s the thought that counts” is fitting in this instance.

Thanks for joining my Craft table on Friday – see you next week with my new project…..Lisa

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