For Day 3 of #StitchWithLove Week, we’re bringing attention to one way you might already know (and love) to give back using knit and crochet – the prayer shawl!
If you want to learn a little more about prayer shawls, we wrote all about them back in November for our Prayer Shawls for Rush charity drive (which ended up being a HUGE success.) Basically, the point is to knit or crochet a shawl while thinking well-wishes or prayers for its eventual recipient. You can then give it to a family or friend who’s going through a hard time, someone who is sick, or anyone you think would benefit from the good thoughts and comfort that a shawl offers.
We at Stitch and Unwind have two exclusive prayer shawl patterns, a knit one and a crochet version, that are super quick and easy to make so you can show your support for someone in need!
Crochet Prayer Shawl Pattern
This crochet prayer shawl by Marie Segares works up in an easy rectangle shape, and is made by repeating the same stitch over and over so you don’t have to focus too hard on the crocheting itself – you can just concentrate on thinking good thoughts!
Knit Prayer Shawl Pattern
Written by Jessica Anderson, this knit prayer shawl pattern takes a triangle shape that looks beautiful in a self-striping yarn. It looks complex but is actually really basic – even a beginner could make one!
If you don’t personally know anyone who is in need of a prayer shawl but you’d like to help, you can find a chapter to donate to over on the Lion Brand website! If there aren’t any organizations close to you, you could also considering forming your own prayer shawl charity by partnering up with your local church, knit or crochet group, or hospital.
Who would you make a prayer shawl for?
P.S. Don’t forget to enter our #StitchWithLove giveaway – it runs until the 14th!