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A prayer shawl can be very comforting to someone who is sick or having a hard time in life. There are prayer shawl ministries ( linked to a couple below) and Prayer Shawl Books available to help you get started in a prayer shawl ministry of your own.
Here is a prayer shawl I made.
The finished measurement of this shawl (excluding the fringe) is 14 ” by 53″. Using a larger hook size and a soft yarn, makes this shawl warm, soft and comforting.
And here’s how I made it!
Linda’s Crocheted Prayer Shawl Directions:
Materials: Size I crochet hook ( or other size hook to get a somewhat loose and soft stitch.), I used Caron Simply Soft Yarn Persimmon for this shawl. The color is Persimmon 9754. I bought 2 – 6 ounce skeins and I have over half of one left, probably close to 3/4. That includes making the fringe.
Chain 59. DC is 4th chain from hook. DC across. (57 stitches, including the 1st 3 chain stitches) Chain 3, turn.
Dc in 2nd stitch, ch 3 counts as first DC. Chain 1, skip 1 DC, DC in next stitch. Repeat across. DC in last stitch. Ch. 3, turn.
Repeat rows until shawl reaches desired length. For the last row, DC in each stitch across. Fasten off.
The shawl in the picture has 82 rows. You can adjust the length for the person receiving it.
I added fringe to this one. Fringe is a personal choice, add if you like, leave it off if the person receiving it doesn’t like fringe.
You can write your own prayer to include with the prayer shawl or find prayers on these links:
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