Crochet Vintage Prayer Shawl Free Pattern
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Crochet Vintage Prayer Shawl Free Pattern

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Crochet Vintage Prayer Shawl Free Pattern

Hi everyone, this week I am bringing to you a crochet Vintage Prayer Shawl (free pattern). I am so excited to be bringing this lovely feminine crocheted project to you. This crocheted prayer shawl is part of my vintage crochet series, and is a great project for beginners. Inspired by the 18th century, this crocheted shawl features a simple treble C2C pattern, and a soft frilly edging.

The video tutorial can be found here:

Crochet Vintage Prayer Shawl Free Pattern: The inspiration

I was inspired to crochet this prayer shawl last week. Indeed, I had wanted to crochet a specific prayer shawl for my blog and Youtube channel, and this shawl was born. I love that the main pattern is a simple C2C stitch (in this case a treble C2C stitch). This slight twist on the classic C2C (which is a simple Double Crochet stitch) looks lovely on a shawl. It also gives off a wonderful vintage vibe that I love! If you enjoy the C2C stitch, the Lovely Pink Shrug uses this stitch extensively.

Crochet Vintage Prayer Shawl Free Pattern
This is a very elegant project

Prayer shawls are perfect gifts to give to someone who you think needs to feel the arms and love of God. Crocheting a prayer shawl is not only therapeutic for you to make, it’s also a blessing for the person receiving it. For this project, I wanted a simple yet beautiful stitch, as well as a lovely feminine color and yarn.

I chose to crochet this prayer shawl with Red Heart Soft Baby Steps yarn once again. Recently, I have used this yarn over and over again, I have to admit. I crocheted The Periwinkle Cocoon Cardigan with this yarn just two weeks ago. And last week’s tutorial for a simple crochet tote bag is also made with this very yarn (and in the same color too). It seems I cannot get enough of this beautiful yarn! To be honest, it is a dream to work with. Indeed, it is a very soft and easy yarn to crochet with, and it is very cost effective too. I find this yarn to be very reasonably priced considering it’s great quality. Let me know if you have ever used this yarn too.

Crochet Vintage Prayer Shawl Free Pattern
This prayer shawl is part of my Vintage Crochet Series

Crochet Vintage Prayer Shawl Free Pattern: a vintage crochet project

This crochet shawl is part of my Vintage Crochet Series. Indeed, it just seems absolutely right to pop into that category. In the 18th Century, V shawls were very popular, as were square shawls folded in half to create a triangle shawl effect. I love this V shawl, and how feminine it looks.
This shawl is quite large, which is perfect for the Vintage Crochet Series. Indeed, large shawls were very popular in the 18th Century, as they were used predominantly to keep women warm. Needless to say electricity was not yet invented, and people had to find clever ways to stay warm without the luxury of central heating. The Fantine Shawl is also a super feminine shawl inspired by the past.

Crochet Vintage Prayer Shawl Free Pattern
This prayer shawl can be crocheted in any color

This large shawl is very warm and perfect to stay warm and fight off the chill. Indeed, it feels very warm, but without feeling heavy either. The frilly border gives it a lovely feminine touch too. This shawl is typical of what could be worn during the 18th Century, as it is both feminine and practical. If you want to crochet another typical 18th Century shawl, please check out this sontag shawl inspired by Outlander. It is also part of the Vintage Crochet Series.

I love the fact that this is also a prayer shawl. It is perfect to crochet for someone you feel may need that extra bit of comfort or love. The best part is that you can crochet it in any color, and with any yarn of your preference. If you do substitute the yarn, please make sure to check the crochet hook requirement written on the package.

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Crochet Vintage Prayer Shawl: The Pattern

You can purchase the ad free, large print, PDF pattern from my Etsy store here: Crochet Vintage Prayer Shawl PDF Pattern

Level: Easy/beginner

Notes

I will be using US terms (British terms in brackets)

You can watch the video tutorial for this project here:

Gauge

4” (10 cm): 3 rounds of C2C pattern

Size of finished shawl (including border):

28” (71 cm) x 71,5” (181 cm)

You will need

4 skeins of Red Heart Soft Baby Steps in shade 03 Light Pink

6 mm crochet hook

A pair of scissors

A tapestry needle

Crochet Vintage Prayer Shawl Free Pattern
I love this romantic shawl so much

Abbreviations

Ch: chain

Sl st: slip stitch

St: stitch

SC: Single Crochet (UK Double Crochet)

DC: Double Crochet (UK Treble Crochet)

TC: Treble crochet (UK Double Treble)

EOR: End of Row

To begin

To start, make a slip knot.

Row 1: Ch 7, TC in 5thΒ  ch from the hook and into next 2 chains (=4 TC)

Row 2: Ch 7, turn work, TC in 5th ch from hook and next 2 chains (=4 TC); turn work to sl st in between the 3rd and 4th TC from the previous row; ch 4 (counts as a TC throughout), and add 3 TC in between the 3rd and 4th TC from the previous row to form a square.

Row 3: Ch 7, turn your work, TC in 5th ch from hook, TC in next 2 chains (=4 TC); sl st to previous square in between 3rd and 4th TC; ch 4 (=TC), and add 3 TC in that space, sl st to previous square in between 3rd and 4th TC. Ch 4 (=TC), and add 3 TC in that space, sl st to previous square in between 3rd and 4th TC.

Row 4-33: repeat row 3, adding the required number of squares as you go along.

Do not fasten off.

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The border of this shawl is very delicate

Create your border

Row 1: Ch 1, and place a SC all along the edge of the shawl, making sure they are evenly placed (this is the side where the stitches are not clearly visible, so just place these SC as evenly as you can). There is not a specific amount of SCs which are needed.

You will be placing these SC all along the V side of the shawl, going from one corner to the next (when you reach the V part at the bottom of the shawl, just carry on placing your SC evenly across the other side of the shawl).

Row 2: Ch 3 (=DC), turn your work, place 2 more DC inside that 1st stitch (=3 DC together in one stitch). Place 3 DC into next stitch until EOR.

Row 3: Ch 3 (=DC), turn your work, place a DC into next stitch until EOR.

Row 4: Repeat row 3.

Fasten off, tidy up all loose ends.

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You can tie the shawl this way for a more traditional look

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2 Comments

  • Teri

    What a beautiful prayer shawl! I love the soft, feminine look of it. I love making prayer shawls, too. I’ve saved it on Pinterest. Is it listed on Ravelry? I definitely have to try this one for my girls.

    Thank you for such a lovely design. πŸ’—πŸ’žπŸ’•

    Teri

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