Prayer Shawl Instructions
First United Methodist
Use a size “K” crochet hook.
Approximately four 5-ounce skeins of medium yarn
plus an additional skein of matching or contrasting yarn for trim.
Chain 61 (not tight)
In the 4th stitch from the end of the
chain, make a double crochet (DC), chain 2 and single crochet (SC) in the same stitch.
*Skip 2 stitches, in the next stitch DC twice, chain
twice and single crochet* (this makes a shell)
Repeat * to * forming shells to the end of the first
row. (Each row will contain 20 shells.)
DC and turn, in the same stitch DC again, chain
twice and single crochet.
In the loop formed by the chains in the last shell,
DC twice, chain twice and single crochet.
Continue forming shells as above, making as many
rows as desired. The shawl should measure approximately five to six feet in length.
When completed, attach fringe. Five strands of yarn wrapped around a book will form a ten-strand tassel of approximately 6 inches which
can be applied through the loops in the shells. There will be twenty tassels
at each end of the shawl. Use more or fewer strands of whatever length looks
appropriate for the shawl and the type of yarn used.