7 Free Crochet Prayer Shawls


7 Free Crochet Prayer Shawls

Prayer shawl patterns in an easy-to-print collection


7 Free Crochet Prayer Shawls
7 Free Crochet Prayer Shawls

Life can sometimes feel like a roller coaster: there's ups and downs, and everything in between. Believe it or not, we believe that there is a crochet pattern to fit every mood of life. When times are good, we like to crochet fun things like pretty bags, trendy jewelry, and stylish wearables for special occasions. Classic items such as crochet hat patterns, crochet scarves, and afghans for the house are all great items for everyday use. But what about the more difficult times? When life hands you lemons, sometimes you just don’t feel like making lemonade. Instead, it’s a great time to make a crochet prayer shawl.

Prayer shawls not only are functional because they provide warmth, but they also have plenty of sentimental value, as well. Being able to wrap yourself up in something that was made just for you is a great, heartwarming feeling. The mere thought of knowing someone took the time to crochet something special just for you often means more to people than anything you could ever buy at the store.

Crocheting a prayer shawl is surprisingly simple to do, so crocheters of practically any skill level can work up any one of the free crochet patterns inside our latest collection. Choose any color you want to crochet these free prayer shawls.

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Editor's Note and What's Inside

Dear Crocheter,

Prayer shawls are perfect to make for anyone you know that’s going through a difficult time. Whether you or someone you know is feeling ill, prayer shawls can provide endless amounts of comfort and joy. The mere thought of knowing someone took the time to crochet something special just for you often means more to people than anything you could ever buy at the store.

There’s no better feeling in life than to wrap yourself up in something that was made with love. Prayer shawls are also an excellent item to crochet for charities. People suffer for various reasons including physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially. Whatever the source of struggle is, prayer shawls can definitely help provide comfort during any period of conflict.

Whether you’re looking to crochet something extra special for yourself, a friend in need, or a charity organization, prayer shawls are always the answer. It’s a fantastic way to help someone get through a difficult time because they can just simply wrap themselves in your love and support. Browse through this lovely collection of crochet prayer shawls to find the one that speaks to you!

Happy Hooking!

The Editors of AllFreeCrochet

What's Inside
Easy Crochet Shawls

  • Comforting Hug Prayer Shawl (pg. 5)  - Wrap this pretty white crochet prayer shawl around you, and it will feel like an instant hug! Its delicate design has just the right amount of elegance, and the airy lace design will instantly class up any outfit. 
  • Best Friend Prayer Shawl (pg. 7) - Treat your best friend to this extra special crochet prayer shawl. It's a lovely pattern that will offer her support and comfort when you're not around and is a wonderful way to give her a personal gift from the heart.
  • Say a Little Prayer Shawl (pg. 9) - When times are tough, you'll be glad to have this comforting prayer shawl in your closet. It will bring you endless comfort and peace, and the pastel lilac color sends out a soft, hopeful energy.
  • Trinity Stitch Prayer Shawl (pg. 11) - Let your friends wrap themselves up in positive thoughts with this comforting shawl. The blue represents peace and the green represents life, but you can personalize the pattern as you'd like. 
  • ...and more!

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Excuse me please, but what is different about a ordinary shawl and a prayer shawl?

You can use any ordinary shawl pattern to make a prayer shawl. The act of giving it away to provide comfort to another turns it into a prayer shawl. The name comes from religious people who say a prayer asking for a blessing on the recipient. Churches may even have a priest bless the shawls before they are given to sick or elderly people.

When we do prayer shawls we are intentional in thinking about the person who will receive it and say extra prayers while actually making the shawl.

Hi myramahm, this is a good question, and sylviabullock 0624 169 gave a great answer! There is not a difference in design between a prayer shawl and an ordinary shawl. A prayer shawl is meant to show love and compassion for someone battling an illness or going through a tough time. Many charities collect prayer shawls to donate to someone in need. You can read more about prayer shawls and find some of our favorite prayer shawl patterns here: https://www.allfreecrochet.com/Prayer-Shawls/11-Easy-Crochet-Prayer-Shawls. I hope this helps! - Laura, editor of AllFreeCrochet

Ooh, this is a perfect resource for those looking to participate in the prayer shawl charity drive! So easy and quick to hook up and then you have an item someone can put to good use, especially as the months start getting colder.

Just another great ebook. It's packed full of beautiful ideas and tips and pictures. Most of the prayer shawls pictured are very easy to make. The instructions are all very well written. They are very easy to follow and turn out some beautiful shawls. Thank you for sharing all of these great patterns.

So, the Trinity Stitch Prayer Shawl is so beautiful. I too, would choose a yarn that is an ombre or a yarn that is variegated. If I wanted to jazz it up quite a bit, I would pick Vanna's Choice Glamour yarn with the metallic flecks built right in to the yarn strands. I did not know that three single crochets together were called a trinity stitch! Neat!

I did not know they were called a trinity either,still learning,lol.

Diane, there are charities which accept these beautiful prayer shawls. There are a few at this link http//www.lionbrand.com/blog/5-charity-groups-dedi == cated-to-knitting-and-crocheting-prayer-shawls/#st == hash.N8szkXSW.dpbs

This is such a wonderful idea. I like the thought of making these for someone in times of need. Is there a charity organization that accepts these? What colors would you suggest? Bright to cheer someone up? Or more subdued?

A beautiful free ebook, containing patterns for seven prayer shawls. I like the very first one we can make these shawls for ourselves or to give as a gift. There are patterns for different shapes of shawls. Instructions seem to be clear. Explanation of special abbreviation is given for each pattern.

I made The Crochet shawl of Your Dreams and there is a correction I would like to add. In the Crenellation Edging, row 5 should read Ch 6, sk 3 dc, sc in next ch-4 sp, chain 4 2 times , sc in ch-6 sp, turn. With that addition, this shawl makes up very pretty!

Love everything

I am trying to do the cherry hearts prayer shawl and on row 7 Please explain further. Thank you

Have you tried this craft? What did you think?

not yet


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