Roundup: 14 Free Crochet Patterns for Comfort and Prayer Shawls

Roundup: 14 free crochet patterns for comfort and prayer shawls, curated by Underground Crafter | Comfort and prayer shawls are a great way to wrap someone in handmade love. These patterns are perfect for a loved one going through a difficult time or for donation to a variety of charities. On Fridays, I share a link blast on Twitter and Facebook to get you excited about crocheting all weekend! In keeping with the #FlashbackFriday meme, I’m sharing patterns that were first released at least 12 months ago.

Comfort and prayer shawls are a great way to wrap someone in handmade love. These patterns are perfect for a loved one going through a difficult time or for donation to a variety of charities.

All images are copyright the respective designer (unless otherwise noted) and are used with permission.

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Roundup: 14 free crochet patterns for comfort and prayer shawls, curated by Underground Crafter | Comfort and prayer shawls are a great way to wrap someone in handmade love. These patterns are perfect for a loved one going through a difficult time or for donation to a variety of charities.

Marciana Lace Prayer Shawl (photo 5/image © Stitch and Unwind), free crochet pattern by @UCrafter (that’s me!): This beginner-friendly pattern in Red Heart With Love makes a beautiful rectangular shawl with gentle waves and eyelets.

Marciana Lace Prayer Shawl, free #crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter. Photo © StitchAndUnwind.com.Blessings Ombre Shawl (photo 1), free crochet pattern by @PoshPoochDesign: This easy triangular shawl uses a multicolor yarn to simplify the colorwork.

Amazing Grace Summer Shawl (photo 2), free crochet pattern by @BeaRyanDesigns: In spite of the name, this rectangular shawl is perfect for year round wear. It’s the thirteenth pattern in the Amazing Grace series devoted to breast cancer awareness.

Dark Comfort Shawl (photo 4), free crochet pattern by @OombawkaDesign: This granny stitch shawl has a scalloped edge.

Prayer Shawl (photo 7), free crochet pattern by @abcknittngptrns: This fringed shawl is made in Lion Brand Fishermen’s Wool.

Three Triangles Shawl (photo 3), free crochet pattern by @anastaciaknits: This half-hexagon shawl makes a great stashbuster. You can find my interview with Anastacia, including a roundup of her other patterns, here.

Cozy Comfort Prayer Shawl (photo 9), free crochet pattern by Kathy North: This pattern includes instructions for one-color and three-color variations.

Friendship Shawl, free crochet pattern by @CrochetKim: This stunning shawl is just right for someone special. You can find more patterns by Kim in this interview and pattern roundup.

Amazing Grace Prayer Shawl, free crochet pattern by @BeaRyanDesigns: This pattern in Lion Brand Pound of Love is another design in the Amazing Grace series to promote breast cancer awareness.

Shop for Lion Brand Pound of Love at your favorite retailer! LeisureArts.com | Craftsy | Jo-Ann | Amazon | Michaels

Lavender Blooms Shawl (photo 6), free crochet pattern by @Jessie_AtHome: This beautiful triangular shawl pattern includes a video to show the color changing technique.

Ocean Tides Wrap (photo 8), free crochet pattern by @MazKwok: This rectangular wrap in self-striping yarn can also be worn as a scarf.

Cosmos Fields Shawl (photo 10), free crochet pattern by Zooty Owl: This triangular shawl pattern also includes helpful process photos.

Keiko Wrap (photo 12), free crochet pattern by @CrochetKim: This rectangular wrap is made using Tunisian crochet.

Mulberry Shawl (photo 11), free crochet pattern by @fiberflux: This cozy shawl in Lion Brand Homespun is like a wearable blanket and includes a video tutorial. You can find more patterns by Jennifer in this interview and free pattern roundup.

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Free pattern: Serape Shawl

Serape Shawl, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter. This beginner-friendly rectangular shawl is perfect for keeping warm and makes a great prayer/comfort shawl, too. Wearing the Serape Shawl is like wrapping yourself up in a great big hug. (Can you tell I’m smiling underneath it?)

This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by WEBS/Valley Yarns.

If you like simple projects – some might call it “mindless” crochet – or, if you’re a beginner looking for your first “big” project, then the Serape Shawl is perfect for you.

The sample is made with Valley Yarns Charlemont, a lusciously soft blend of superwash Merino wool, mulberry silk, and polyamide. This yarn has phenomenal drape, but so does the stitch pattern.

This shawl is very long and wide, so it’s perfect for a prayer or comfort shawl.

If you make one, don’t forget to share a picture on Ravelry or Facebook.

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Serape Shawl

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 501_superfineThe special stitch creates an interesting texture and a gentle drape for this rectangular shawl.

 

Finished Size

  • 70” (178 cm) long x 13.5” (34.5 cm) wide before blocking

Materials

  • Valley Yarns Charlemont (60% Merino/20% polyamide, 20% silk, 3.5 oz/100 g, 439 yd/401.5 m) – 3 skeins Purple Passion (CA), 1 skein Natural (CB), and 1 skein Burgundy (CC), or approximately 1,790 yd (1,637 m) in any sock weight yarn.
  • US F-5/3.75 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 26 sts x 11 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm) when pinned flat but not blocked. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

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Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • ch – chain
  • cv-st – crossed v-stitch – Sk 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 1, dc in first of skipped sts working over last dc. (Uses 3 sts)
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • t-ch – turning chain
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Instructions

Shawl

  • With CA, ch 434 (or any multiple of 4 sts, + 1 st).
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1, sc in next st and in ea st across. (433 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), *cv-st, dc in next st; rep from * across.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 3, dc in same st, sk 1, *dc in next ch-1 sp, cv-st; rep from * to last 3 sts, dc in ch-1 sp, sk 1, 2 dc in t-ch.
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 3, *cv-st,** dc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across, ending last rep at ** with 1 st remaining, dc in t-ch.
  • Rows 5-10: Rep Rows 3-4 3 times.
  • Row 11: Rep Row 3, changing to CB in final yo of last st. Fasten off CA.
  • Row 12: Rep Row 4.
  • Row 13: Rep Row 3, changing to CC in final yo of last st. Fasten off CB.
  • Row 14: Rep Row 4.
  • Rows 15-16: Rep Rows 3-4.
  • Row 17: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 18: Rep Row 4, changing to CB in final yo of last st. Fasten off CC.
  • Row 19: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 20: Rep Row 4, changing to CA in final yo of last st. Fasten off CB.
  • Row 21: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 22: Rep Row 4, changing to CB in final yo of last st. Fasten off CA.

Hooded Scarves to Crochet

  • Row 23: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 24: Rep Row 4, changing to CC in final yo of last st. Fasten off CB.
  • Rows 25-28: Rep Rows 3-4 twice.
  • Row 29: Rep Row 3, changing to CB in final yo of last st. Fasten off CC.
  • Row 30: Rep Row 4.
  • Row 31: Rep Row 3, changing to CA in final yo of last st. Fasten off CB.
  • Row 32: Rep Row 4.
  • Rows 33-40: Rep Rows 3-4 4 times.
  • Row 41: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 42: Turn, ch 1, sc in ea st and ch-1 sp across. Fasten off CA.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends. Spray block if necessary.
© 2014, 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/02/02/free-pattern-serape-shawl/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make one, don’t forget to share a picture on Ravelry or Facebook.

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Free pattern: Marciana Lace Prayer Shawl

Marciana Lace Prayer Shawl, free #crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter. Photo © StitchAndUnwind.com.Have you ever made a prayer shawl? I’m not sure what the origin of prayer shawls is, but these comfort shawls are made for people going through difficult times, including medical treatment, mourning, and other crises.

Earlier this year, I was asked to design a special prayer shawl pattern for AllFreeCrochet’s blog, Stitch and Unwind.

This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Red Heart Yarns. Shawl photos © StitchAndUnwind.com and used with permission.

I know that when I crochet a gift for someone, I try to put as much love as possible into it. Prayer shawls are supposed to carry the feelings of love and compassion, along with the maker’s prayers, along to the recipient.

Marciana Lace Prayer Shawl, free #crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter. Photo © StitchAndUnwind.com.When my grandmother was in the hospital in 2007, I was working on an intricate shawl pattern for her. I wasn’t able to finish the project before she passed away, but I know working on it next to her hospital bed brought us both a lot of comfort.

I kept that experience in mind as I designed this shawl. I wanted it to look beautiful, so the wearer would feel so pretty wearing it. (We all know that it’s hard to feel pretty when you’re sick, or when life’s major roadblocks are in the way, so why not at least make that a bit easier with a lovely accessory?)

Marciana Lace Prayer Shawl, free #crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter. Photo © StitchAndUnwind.com.I also wanted the pattern to be simple, because there isn’t always a lot of time to focus on details when making a prayer shawl for someone special.

And, of course, you can make this shawl for yourself, too. It makes a very cozy rectangular wrap.

I hope you enjoy this pattern. If you make one, please share a picture on Ravelry or Facebook. And, if you donate your shawl to charity, please let me know what organization you supported.

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Marciana Lace Prayer Shawl

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Marciana Lace Prayer Shawl, free #crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter. Photo © StitchAndUnwind.com.

02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50A simple stitch pattern creates a beautiful rectangular shawl with gentle waves and eyelets.

 

Finished Size

  • Adult: 68.5” (174 cm) wingspan x 20” (51 cm) height after blocking.

Materials

  • Red Heart With Love (100% acrylic, 7 oz/198 g/270 yds/338 m) – 2 skeins in 1538 Lilac (CA), and 1 skein each in 1801 Navy (CB) and 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.


Gauge

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

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • ch(s) – chain(s)
  • dc – double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sp(s) – space(s)
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • t-ch – turning chain
  • * Rep after asterisks as indicated.

Pattern Instructions

  • With CA, ch 233 (or any multiple of 11 sts, + 2 sts). For tips on how to work with a long foundation chain, read Easy fixes for a foundation chain with too few or too many chains.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rows 4-7: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 8: Rep Row 3, changing to CB in last yo of final dc.
  • Row 9: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 10: Rep Row 3, changing to CC in last yo of final dc.
  • Row 11: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 12: Rep Row 3, changing to CA in last yo of final dc.
  • Row 13: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 14: Rep Row 3, changing to CC in last yo of final dc.
  • Row 15: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 16: Rep Row 3, changing to CB in last yo of final dc.
  • Rows 17-24: Rep Rows 9-16 once.
  • Rows 25-26: Rep Rows 11-12.
  • Rows 27-34: Rep Row 3, 8 times. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails. Spray block if desired.
© 2015 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). Shawl photos © StitchAndUnwind.com and used with permission. This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2015/12/02/free-pattern-marciana-lace-prayer-shawl. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

I hope you enjoy this pattern. If you make one, please share a picture on Ravelry or Facebook. And, if you donate your shawl to charity, please let me know what organization you supported.

Add to Ravelry

If you want an easy print format, you can buy the ad-free PDF version on Craftsy.

Click to buy the ad-free PDF version of this @ucrafter pattern on Craftsy