Here are prayer shawl crochet patterns that you can make and share with those that need it. These are a wearable hug crafted with love and intent from maker to recipient.
Whether it be personal words, verse, song, prayer, mantra, or something else, it is these thoughts imbued in the shawl with each stitch that make them what they are.
The main difference between a regular crochet shawl pattern and a prayer shawl pattern is intent; prayer shawls are intended to be worked with a particular prayer or passage in mind.
Remember, a shawl does not need to be classified as a “prayer shawl” by title to be used as such. Simply choose a shawl pattern you are drawn to and create with intent.
22 Crochet Prayer Shawl Patterns
We’ve collected some of the most elegant shawl patterns to get your prayer shawl journey started off on the right foot.
1. Mighty Waves Prayer Shawl Crochet Pattern by Two Brothers Blankets
This Mighty Waves Crochet Prayer Shawl is light and delicate and graceful. This shawl can be used to make while praying for someone and/or to give someone who needs comfort and prayer.
This prayer shawl can also be used as a great accessory to any outfit!
2. Free Crochet Prayer Shawl Pattern by Yarnspirations
Crochet a soft & delicate prayer shawl and gift it to someone in need of comfort. With a finished size of 63” x 31” this here a perfect crochet shawl, featuring fantastic triangular lines of openwork. The design is less warm and will rock for less chilly days.
3. Ocean Waves Ripple Easy Prayer Shawl Crochet Pattern by Remington Lane Crochet
This Ocean Waves Ripple Prayer Shawl is an easy crochet pattern that is really fun to make without being overly complicated. This soft and lightweight shawl is sure to comfort any friend going through a hard time. Pick five of her favorite colors, or choose something to go with the seasons.
This crochet prayer shawl is typically used as a wrap, but also large enough to be laid on someone in bed. You can also make this shawl to accessorize any outfit.
4. Half Circle Prayer Shawl Crochet Pattern by Girl Power Designs
A simple beauty – this Half Circle Shawl has a plain body and a lovely scalloped edge lace border adding a perfect finish. Wrap up for fun or fashion, prayer or comfort, giving a hug to yourself or a loved one.
Easy and relaxing to crochet with rows of double crochet, and a few single and treble crochets help shape the scallops.
5. Marciana Lace Free Crochet Prayer Shawl Pattern by Underground Crafter
Prayer shawls provide comfort to people experiencing difficult times. The beginner-friendly stitch pattern in this Marciana Lace Prayer Shawl creates a beautiful rectangular shawl with gentle waves and eyelets.
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6. Butterfly Stitch Prayer Shawl Crochet Pattern by NJ Sharon And Debi Adams
This particular prayer shawl has the beautiful crochet butterfly stitch worked into the design, making it a great choice for people undergoing change and transformation.
Of course, this is also just a pretty crochet wrap that would work well with springtime fashions, so even if you don’t want to make a prayer shawl, it would still work as a basic shawl pattern.
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7. Prayer Wrap Crochet Pattern by Craft Her Blog
If you know anything about prayer wraps, you know they are a symbol of comfort, warmth and support. This Reversible Corner to Corner crochet Prayer Wrap-Cardigan is a fantastic pattern to create. It takes you through 4 different stitch designs to create a memorable piece of clothing.
This crochet prayer shawl is also a beautiful layering piece for cool weather and easily goes with dresses, skirts, pants, your choice of clothing.
8. Gentle Solace Prayer Shawl Crochet Pattern by Oombawka Design Crochet
Feel comforted with this Gentle Solace Prayer Shawl. The unique design allows for beautiful spaces between stitches, which you can slip your fingers into and appreciate how gorgeous and artful crocheting can be.
Make this for someone in need or someone whom you simply want to show how much you care about them. For this free crochet prayer shawl pattern to be made with love is so powerful and healing as a gift. You can’t go wrong with something soft and comfortable to wear, too.
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9. Deep Waters Prayer Shawl Crochet Pattern by Sweet Potato 3
This Deep Waters Prayer Shawl is made using a warm and soft worsted weight yarn. The shawl features a trendy striped pattern that has built in texture within the stitches. It works up quick and keeps your attention as you crochet this beautiful piece.
The shawl is then finalized with an attractive open stitch. You will love this shawl design because it isn’t too frilly but has many beautiful features that draw the eye to its detail.
10. Rectangle Crochet Prayer Shawl Pattern by Made With A Twist
Whether you’re seeking to make a prayer shawl or an oversized scarf to stave off winter’s chill, this rectangle shawl works up in just a couple of hours with a large hook and super bulky yarn.
11. Crochet Women’s Shawl Pattern by Remington Lane Crochet
If you crochet for charities, you will love using this crochet wrap pattern to create prayer shawls. As written this pattern is the perfect size for a shawl, but also large enough to be used as a modified blanket for someone in a hospital bed.
This pattern uses the linen stitch, which consists of only chains and single crochet stitches, making it one of the most beginner-friendly designs. Add a punch of color and interest with stripes you can make out of leftover scraps of yarn from your stash.
12. Crochet Comfort Shawl Pattern by Yarnspirations
Admire some of the lovely stitch work used to create this classy looking shawl. Choose colors for yourself, or as a gift for someone who could use a little comfort and warmth. Either way, enjoy a beautiful cascading look in this lovely, layering shawl.
13. Hope Whispers Prayer Shawl Crochet Pattern by Ambassador Crochet
This Hope Whispers Shawl is inspired by all those going through chemo or a life threatening illness, as well as their caregivers. It has an easy 2 row repeat and then a beautiful border. Use self-striping yarn or leave it solid.
14. Easy Prayer Shawl Crochet Pattern by Crafting Each Day
This is aneasy prayer shawl crochet pattern. The wrap looks stylish in both self-striping and solid yarns. The rectangular shawl construction tilts slightly on the bias because of the natural tilt in the crochet silt stitch.
The generously-sized wrap can be worn in different ways. Wear it draped over both shoulders. Or, wrap it over one shoulder. The wrap also works well as a simple and easy crochet prayer shawl pattern.
15. Newness Prayer Wrap Crochet Pattern by Craft Her
This Newness Prayer Wrap is a crochet pattern that symbolizes gratitude for what we already have and hope for new things. It is an easy pattern to follow due to the four row repetitive stitching. This wrap makes for a beautful gift for yourself or a loved one.
This is the kind of pattern that you may refer to as ‘mindless’. You could watch your favourite show or just relax while making it plus say a little prayer as well.
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16. Primrose And Proper Easy Triangle Shawl Crochet Pattern by Kirsten Holloway Designs
The classic triangle shape and lacy stitches make this Primrose and Proper shawl pattern a warm, yet beautiful project to make as a prayer shawl.
The simple single, half-double, and double crochet stitches mean this pattern is easy, and even an advanced beginner should be able to crochet this without too much trouble.
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17. Crochet Sunday Shawl Pattern by The Little Bee NZ
You will love the perfect combination of simple with a flashy finish with that wide border in this shawl. All the rows are slightly different which reminds me that each of us are going through different struggles, and how our prayers, thoughts and crochet unite us together.
18. Women’s Crochet Shawl Pattern by Remington Lane Crochet
If you’re looking for a soft and cozy shawl to make for your fall and winter handmade wardrobe, this textured crochet shawl will make you swoon. Imagine the warmth and beauty of this textured shawl wrapped around your shoulders while snuggled up by the fire or out for a night on the town.
This rectangular shawl also makes a great prayer shawl pattern to use for your charitable crochet ministries.
19. Comfy Snuggle Shawl Crochet Pattern by Crochet Spot Patterns
One of the best ways to show someone you care is by giving them something you have taken the time to make. Maybe you know someone who could use a little comfort right now or maybe you need to feel it.
Here’s a Comfy Snuggle Shawl you can make for them. Relax with your favorite chunky yarn and let the problems of today roll away!
20. Easy Prayer Shawl Crochet Pattern by Mama In A Stitch
Here’s another beautiful shawl you can turn into a prayer shawl. This wrap is easy enough for a beginner crochet artist and features a beautiful, chunky boucle, color-changing yarn.
Whether you use this as a shawl, scarf or wrap, you’re sure to stay warm and comfortable. It’s like wearing a light soft blanket wherever you go!
21. Nancy’s Hug Shawl Crochet Pattern by Nancy Said
Worked from the top down in chunky yarn, the striped pattern in the yoke folds down to create a deep collar for extra warmth and is just the right length to provide cosy comfort over the back and arms.
This would also make a great gift for that person who may be feeling a little less loved, or lonely, wanted, or maybe feeling lost, or tired of caring for others, not feeling appreciated, and so on. A simple gesture of a comfort shawl will often do the trick.
22. Spiral Crochet Shawl Pattern by Change Path Crochet
This Spiral Crochet Shawl is made up of crocheted hexagons and half hexagons joined together in a triangle pattern. Sometimes, life throws a lot of change and “spirals” our way, and this lovely shawl embraces those hardships in this prayer shawl wonderfully!
THERE’S SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY ABOUT A CROCHET PRAYER SHAWL AND THE SENSE OF WARMTH, LOVE, AND SUPPORT IN WHICH IT WRAPS THE WEARER, ESPECIALLY DURING HARD TIMES.
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Any crochet shawl patterns can be a prayer shawl. It’s all in the process of crafting. For more ideas, check out these collection of crochet shawl patterns we have on our site. We also have shawl pin ideas for keeping your shawl in place
For now let’s get hooking with these beautiful prayer shawl crochet patterns that you’re going to love creating!