21+ Prayer Shawl Free Knitting Patterns


In this post, you will learn all about prayer shawls and see a collection of prayer shawl free knitting patterns you can recreate on your own. 

Prayer shawls free knitting patterns

21+ Prayer Shawl Free Knitting Patterns

If you are ready to start your own prayer shawl check out the knitting patterns below and you might find your next project.

What Is A Prayer Shawl?

A prayer shawl is a handmade knit or crochet shawl you make for a loved one or for a cause. 

While knitting your comfort shawl, you focus on the recipient and say a prayer for them.

If you don’t pray there are other ways to make your prayer shawl. 

While knitting the pattern, you can concentrate on the receiver and your intentions, you can also say positive affirmations.

Creating a prayer shawl is a genuinely spiritual practice as you, as you transfer your good wishes and hugs to the work of your hands.

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What Does A Prayer Shawl Look Like? 

There is no specific prayer shawl pattern you need to follow. 

A prayer shawl can be any shape, for example, a triangle shawl, or a rectangular shawl; you can use any yarn from lace weight, worsted weight yarn to bulky weight yarn, and any stitch pattern. 

If you are a beginner maker, you can choose an easy knit shawl pattern, like a garter stitch pattern, that you can easily make without focusing too much on the design. 

There are also lots of patterns for intermediate knitters who can follow a more complex pattern.

Related Post – How To Knit Garter Stitch

Yarn and needles to make a prayer shawl

Why Do I Make A Prayer Shawl?

Prayer shawls are special gifts that can be given to anyone in your life going through a tough time or an illness. 

They can also be donated to a good cause.

Like breast cancer or Alzheimer’s disease, non-profit organizations.

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The Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a 25-year-old organization created by Janet Severi Bristow and Victoria Galo, two graduates of the 1997 Women’s Leadership Institute at The Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Connecticut. 

They founded the ministry due to their experience in this program of applied Feminist Spirituality under the direction of Professor Miriam Therese Winter, MMS.

Check out the Prayer Shawl Ministry page to learn all about it.  

Yarn and needles to make prayer shawls

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