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Duchess of Cambridge Crochet Prayer Shawl

Duchess of Cambridge Crochet Shawl

Looking for a way to get involved? Check out our "Prayer Shawls for Rush" charity drive and learn how you can knit or crochet a prayer shawl for someone in need. Plus, by donating, you'll be entered for a chance to win an exclusive yarn lover's prize pack!

Designed exclusively for the Prayer Shawl Charity Drive for Rush Medical Center, the Duchess of Cambridge Crochet Prayer Shawl will make anyone feel like royalty, whether they're sick or not. We love the soothing colors and ripple pattern, and we think working one up would be a perfect way to show someone that you care.

This easy crochet shawl is worked up in worsted weight yarn and follows a simple and subtle ripple stitch pattern. Show someone that you care with this crochet shawl today!


Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge17 sts x 7 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Finished SizeAdult: 68.5” (174 cm) wingspan x 20” (51 cm) height after blocking.

Materials List

  • Red Heart With Love (100% acrylic, 7 oz/198 g/270 yds/338 m): 

    • 2 skeins in 1538 Lilac (CA)

    • 1 skein in 1801 Navy (CB)

    • 1 skein in 1001 White (CC),

    • or approximately 540 yds (676 m) in CA, and approximately 270 yds (338 m) in CB and CC in any medium weight yarn.

  • US Size I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle


  1. With CA, ch 233 (or any multiple of 11 sts, + 2 sts).

  2. Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next st, *ch 2, sk 2, dc in next 2 chs, ch 2, sk 2, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * across.

  3. Row 2: Turn, ch 5 (counts as dc + ch-2 sp, here and throughout), dc in same st, ch 1, (sk next st, dc in next st, ch 1) twice, dc in ch-2 sp, *5 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, dc in next st, ch 1, (sk next st, dc in next st, ch 1) twice, dc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across to last ch-2 sp, 4 dc in last ch-2 sp, dc in last st.

  4. Row 3: Turn, ch 5, dc in frst st, ch 1, (sk next st, dc in next st, ch 1) twice, dc in next ch-1 sp, *sk next 2 ch-1 sps, 5 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, dc in next st, ch 1, (sk next st, dc in next st, ch 1) twice, dc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across to last 2 ch-2 sps, sk 2 ch-2 sps, 4 dc in last ch-2 sp, dc in third ch of t-ch.

  5. Rows 4-7: Rep Row 3.

  6. Row 8: Rep Row 3, changing to CB in last yo of final dc.

  7. Row 9: Rep Row 3.

  8. Row 10: Rep Row 3, changing to CC in last yo of final dc.

  9. Row 11: Rep Row 3.

  10. Row 12: Rep Row 3, changing to CA in last yo of final dc.

  11. Row 13: Rep Row 3.

  12. Row 14: Rep Row 3, changing to CC in last yo of final dc.

  13. Row 15: Rep Row 3.

  14. Row 16: Rep Row 3, changing to CB in last yo of final dc.

  15. Rows 17-24: Rep Rows 9-16 once.

  16. Rows 25-26: Rep Rows 11-12.

  17. Rows 27-34: Rep Row 3, 8 times.  Fasten off.

  18. Finishing: ​With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails. Spray block if desired.

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I almost feel like (dare I say) I did not get enough time to wear and enjoy all my wraps this year. I made a lot. And some turned into my favorites, so I wore those more than the others. Now I see this one, and I wish that I would have stumbled upon it at least a few months ago! I have someone special in mind for this one -)

Love the complexity of the design of this shawl especially the alternating uneven white/purple/violet ripple pattern I can imagine the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton wearing this shawl in one of her functions. This would look great when worn over a plain lilac or midnight blue dress accentuated with a silver clutch bag.

Loving the amazing look of this shawl, love the colors they've used in the picture but this could be customized to the recipient's favorite colors! This pattern also looks so easy to make, but so luxurious at the same time! Can't wait to try!


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