Knitting patterns for prayer shawls to comfort others by sending prayers and thoughts in a warm wrap. Many of the patterns are free.
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Lacy Prayer Shawl
Rectangular shawl knit in a 10 row lace repeat. The shawl is knit on the long side. Designed for self-striping or gradient yarn for the striping effect, you can also use with a solid color or mini skeins. DK weight yarn. Designed by Joan Horton for Cascade Yarns.
Sing The Song Prayer Shawl
Easy 2 row repeat rectangular prayer shawl from Alice's Embrace. Knit with 2 strands of worsted or one strand of chunky yarn. Rated easy by Ravelrers. You can donate knitted shawls to Alice's Embrace who provides them to people with Alzheimer's and others. They ask you consider a donation if you use the pattern for another purpose.
- Get the free knitting pattern - download is on right side of page
- See the Ravelry page
- How to donate a shawl to Alice's Embrace
The Original Prayer Shawl
This easy shawl is offered by the Prayer Shawl Ministry. The designers Victoria Galo & Janet Bristow say, “The making of a prayer shawl is a spiritual practice which embodies our thoughts and prayers for the receiver… Made in prayer, as prayer, for prayer, the shawls are passed on hand-to-hand and heart-to-heart.” Pictured project by saskknitter who added meditation beads.
More Free Patterns
Soothing Comfort Shawl
This easy rectangular shawl by Christine Marie Chen features a slip stitch texture pattern in tubular bulky yarn.
Heart Lace Shawl
Wrap them in your love with this triangle shaped shawl knit from the top-down in garter stitch with a lace heart motif. DK weight yarn. Be Mine Shawl Designed by Rachel Brockman for Universal Yarn.
Hugs and Prayers Knit Shawl
Cascade Yarns also designed this lovely knit shawl in a lace pattern that is perfect to knit for yourself or for a donation to organizations who provide prayer shawls to people who need something warm and uplifting.
Cable Hearts Stole
Wrap them in your love with this rectangular shawl with cable hearts and cable panels. DK yarn. Queen of Hearts Stole Designed by Bonny Bonafilla
Patterns for Purchase
15 Knit Prayer Shawls E-Book
Prayer shawls are the most heartfelt of gifts. They convey the knitter's best wishes for the happiness and health of friends and family, as well as strangers in need. 15 designs: Southwest Color, Just-Right Wrap, Sunny Days Ahead, Comfort Abides, Light & Airy, Colors of Joy, Celtic Spirit, Wishing You Well, Swaying Cables & Lace, Tranquil Waves, Nature's Peace, Sweet Solace, Restful Ruana, Because I Care, and The Picture of Health.
Hugs & Cables Wrap
Send your hugs and love with this shawl generous built-in pockets and a collar, knit in moss stitch and hugs (o's) cables with DK yarn in one seamless piece.
Gradient Prayer Shawl
Easy wavy striped shawl features a four repeat lace pattern.