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Crochet Prayer Shawl

Create a beautiful shawl using the art of crochet, perfect for wrapping yourself in comfort and warmth while also adding a touch of elegance to your outfit. This prayer shawl is made with intricate stitches and patterns, crafted with care and attention to detail. Whether you are looking for a thoughtful gift for a loved one or a special piece to cherish for yourself, this crochet prayer shawl is a versatile accessory that can be worn for various occasions. Handmade with soft yarn in soothing colors, this crochet prayer shawl is a labor of love that brings comfort and solace to those who wear it. The delicate design and cozy feel make it a cherished item that can be passed down through generations, carrying with it the warmth and blessings of the person who made it. Whether you are using it for prayer, meditation, or simply to stay warm on a chilly day, this crochet prayer shawl is a timeless piece that holds both beauty and meaning.


YARN: Cascade Yarns Cantata, Color – Lime, 3 hanks – 654 yds.

WEIGHT: 4 – Medium


HOOK: I / 5.5 mm

FINISHED SIZE: Length – 64” X Depth – 23”

OTHER: Tapestry Needle, Scissors


Beg = beginning

Begdc = beginning double crochet

Begtr = beginning treble crochet

Ch/s = chain/s

Dc= double crochet

FSC = foundation single crochet

Hk = hook

RS = right side

Sc = single crochet

Sk = skip/skipped

Sl St = slip stitch

Sp/s = space/s

St/s = stitch/es

Tr = treble crochet

WS = wrong side




Foundation chains = Chain a multiple of 6 + 1 (+1 for base chain)

FSC (foundation single crochet) = Multiple of 6 + 1


Shell = (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in same st.

Triple Picot = Ch 4, sl st into 4th ch from hk, (ch 3, sl st into 3rdch from hk) twice, sl st into first ch.



*Shawl is rectangular, worked from bottom to top and in rows from side to side.

*Ch or FSC the multiple as listed above to desired width.

*For FSC, begin pattern with Row 2.

*For foundation chains, begin pattern at Row 1.

Row 1: (RS) Working in back bumps of chs, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch to end, turn. My sample – 188 foundation chs, 187 sc.

Row 2: (WS) Begtr in first st, [sk next 2 sts, Shell in next st, sk next 2 sts, tr in next st] to end, turn. My sample – 31 Shells, 32 tr.

Row 3: (RS) Ch 1, [place 1 sc in each tr and 1 sc in each ch-1 sp] to end, turn.

My sample – 187 sc.

Rep Rows 2 – 3 until desired size. DO NOT finish off.

My sample – I worked Rows 2 – 3 twelve (12) times.



You have ended at Row 3 on RS.

1. Do not turn. Ch 1, rotate to work across short side. Sc evenly spaced across side to end. Finish off, weave in end.

2. Now you will work a row of sc across the other short side. With RS facing, join yarn with sc to right corner of other short side. Sc evenly spaced across this side to end (last row of shawl.) Finish off, weave in the two ends.


The finishing sc edges have created an extra “stitch” on each end of the shawl, simulating 2 sc stitches. So instead of having 187 sc, there are now 189 “stitches.”

You will work into the vertical sides of these two faux stitches.

You may keep the same color yarn as the body of the shawl, or change to a complementary color here.

1. With RS facing and working on bottom foundation chains, join yarn with sl st to “faux stitch” on the right end of shawl, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 2 sts, [ch 4, sk next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts] to end, placing last dc in the extra “faux stitch,” turn.

2. Begdc in first dc, dc in next 2 dc, [ch 4, dc in next 3 dc] to end, turn.

3. Ch 2, sk first dc, (dc, Triple Picot, dc) in 2nd dc, sk 3rddc, [ch 3, sc around both ch-4 below enclosing them, ch 3, sk next dc, (dc, Triple Picot, dc) in next dc] to end, ch 2, sl st into last dc. Finish off, weave in ends.

Block with method of choice.

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joanna wheeler
May 07, 2024 12:33 PM

so relaxing to make!!Its awesome when you give a shawl to someone who has been under the weather and immediately begins using it…I’m so thankful God has given me the talent to make someone happy…

Sarah Walker
May 09, 2024 01:20 PM

The pattern makes a distinction between Tr and Beg Tr but there is no note of what that distinction is.

May 10, 2024 02:18 AM (edited)

Beg = beginning 

Tr= treble crochet 

Begtr/Begdc – No More Turning Chains

Instead of working a traditional ch-2 (hdc), ch-3 (dc) or ch-4 (tr) – we will work stacked sc stitches or BegHdc, BegDc, BegTr. This produces more mass and a sturdier stitch.

Good luck 🍀😊