Paula’s Crochet Prayer Shawl Pattern

Easy Crochet Shawl


Paula’s Crochet Prayer Shawl Pattern is an open weave design and is great to throw around the shoulders when a bit chilly. It is worked from the side across.

This is a great pattern to use to make prayer shawls and donate to charity or to practice making one for yourself.

You can use any yarn you like with this one as long as it is a medium worsted weight yarn (category 4).

Stitches & Terms

This pattern is using U.S. stitches. To convert stitches to U.K. go to my Crochet Stitch Conversion Chart. For help with Basic Crochet Stitches go to the How to Crochet Videos.

ch = chain

ch-3 sp = chain 3 space

hk = hook

hdc = half double crochet

sc = single crochet

sk = skip

rep = repeat

sp/s = space/s

tch = turning chain

Materials Required

2 x Red Heart With Love True Blue Yarn

6.5mm crochet hook

Yarn Needle

Craft Scissors

Skill Level


Written Instructions

ch 57 loosely.

Row 1: 1 hdc into 6th ch st from hk, (ch 2, sk 2 ch, 1 hdc into next ch st) 17 times. (18 ch-2 sps)

Row 2: ch 2, turn, 1 hdc into 1st ch-2 sp, (ch 2, 1 hdc into next ch-2 sp) 16 times; ch 2, 1 hdc into last ch-2 sp, 1 hdc into 4th ch st of tch. (17 ch-2 sps)

Row 3: ch 5, turn, sk 1st 2 hdc, 1 hdc into next ch-2 sp, (ch 2, 1 hdc into next ch-2 sp) 16 times; ch 2, 1 hdc into top of tch. (18 ch-2 sps)

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Row 5: Rep Row 3.

Rows 6 – 95: Rep last two rows 45 times. If you want your crochet prayer shawl wider across the shoulders then just keep repeating the last two rows until you have the desired width. Don’t fasten off at the end of last row as we will continue on with the edging.


(sc into next sp, ch 3) and repeat right around the shawl; making a (sc, ch 3, sc) into each of the corners.

That’s all there is to it.

All the best,

Paula Daniele


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The Prayer Shawl Ministry is an extraordinary group that has touched lives in extraordinary ways across the world for more than a decade.

With their latest book, Janet Bristow and Victoria A. Cole-Galo continue to reach out to people of all faiths in sadness and celebration, this time with crocheted wraps and prayer shawls.


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About Paula

I'm the Crochet Designer, Teacher & Video Producer of Crochet Hooks You.

I taught myself how to crochet when I was a young girl and quickly picked up how to crochet the granny square and got hooked. Read More.


  1. Mary Lou says:

    Thank you so much, Paula for the terrific and easy pattern for the shawl. I am making it for a dear friend of mine who lost a lot during the hurricane Sandy storm and now husband was diagonosed with cancer. It will be a prayer shawl for her. Thank you again for all of your patterns and your generosity.
    Mary Lou

    • Paula says:

      You’re welcome, Mary Lou! I’m so glad you have found such a worthy reason to make this shawl. Prayers to your friend and her husband.

  2. Loa rose Olmstead says:

    Do you have scarf or afghan in the chevron stitches

    • Paula says:

      I do but I am yet to put the pattern on the website.

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