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Say a Little Prayer Shawl
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The Say a Little Prayer Shawl from Red Heart is an easy crochet pattern to make for someone that need a little extra comfort and support in their life. If you or someone you know is struggling either mentally, emotionally, or physically, then this free crochet shawl is just what the doctor ordered. It will not only provide warmth to anyone that wears it, but also comfort and love. It's a truly heartwarming feeling to know that this cozy crochet shawl was made specifically for you by someone that loves you.
Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge15 sts = 4”; 12 rows = 4” in pattern stitch
Finished SizeShawl is 18” wide x 56” long
- RED HEART® “Soft Yarn”: 4 balls 9528 Lilac
- Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]
- Yarn needle
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Beginning ch 3 counts as a dc throughout. Shawl is worked from center out to edges
- Shell: 5 dc in ch-3 space.
- Picot Shell: (Dc, [dc, ch 3, slip st in dc] 3 times, dc) all in same ch-3 space.
Row 1 (Wrong Side): Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next ch, *ch 3, skip 2 ch, sc in next 3 ch, ch 3, skip 2 ch, dc in next 3 ch; repeat from * across. 21 dc, 18 sc, and 12 ch-3 spaces. 21 dc, 18 sc, and 12 ch-3 spaces.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each dc, *ch 3, dc in each sc, ch 3, sc in each dc; repeat from * across. 21 sc, 18 dc, and 12 ch-3 spaces
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, skip first sc, dc in next 2 sc, *ch 3, sc in each dc, ch 3, dc in each sc; repeat from *across.
Row 4-60: Repeat Rows 2-3, end with Row 2. Shawl measures 20”. Do Not Fasten Off.
Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, ch 2, Shell in ch-3 space, *ch 2, skip next st, sc in next st, skip next st, ch 2, Shell in ch-3 space; repeat from * across, ch 2, sc in last st. 12 shells.
Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), turn, sc in 3rd dc of Shell, *ch 2, dc in sc, ch 2, sc in 3rd dc of Shell; repeat from * across, ch 2, dc in last sc. 24 ch-2 spaces.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sc in ch-2 space, *ch 3, sc in next ch-2 space; repeat from * across working last sc in beginning ch space, sc in 3rd ch of beginning ch-5. 23 ch-3 spaces.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, ch 2, Shell in next ch-3 space, *ch 2, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 2, Shell in next ch-3 space; repeat from * across, ch 2, sc in last st. 12 shells
Row 5-12: Repeat Rows 2-4 twice, then Rows 2-3 once.
Row 13: Turn. Slip st in first st, *ch 2, Picot Shell in next ch-3 space, ch 2, slip st in next ch-3 space, Picot Shell in next ch-3 space; repeat from * across, ch 2, slip st in last st. 12 picot shells. Fasten off. Shawl measures 28”.
Editor's Note: After completing the first half of the shawl, turn it upside down with the right side of the pattern facing you. The foundation chain will be at the top of the piece. Join the yarn at the edge and work into the other side of the foundation chain--you will be sharing spaces with the stitches that were originally worked in Row 1 of the pattern for the first half of the shawl.
Row 1: With right side facing and working along opposite side of foundation ch, join yarn in first ch with a slip st, ch 3, dc in next 2 ch, *ch 3, skip 2 ch, sc in next 3 ch, ch 3, skip 2 ch, dc in next 3 ch; repeat from * across.
Work as for First Half of Shawl.
Weave in ends.
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grammieraine 65030 79
May 29, 2022
I'm enjoying this pattern but am absolutely befuddled on row 2 of the border. No matter what I do it's not working. Can I please get some good directions? If you have a tutorial?
Oct 07, 2020
when you go back to 1st 1/2 do you pick up on line 2 in the center back or up front firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 06, 2020
do you double starting chain to continue as one piece. Where do you start 2nd half?
Oct 08, 2020
Hi browsey 4563400, here is an explanation on starting the 2nd half from the Yarnspirations team: "This shawl is worked in two sections, and each section is worked from the foundation chain outwards. So when you complete the first half of the shawl, turn it upside down with the right side of the pattern facing you. The foundation chain will be at the top of the piece. You'll join the yarn at the edge and work into the other side of the foundation chain--you'll find that you're sharing spaces with the stitches that were originally worked in Row 1 of the pattern for the other side." I hope this helps! - Laura, editor of AllFreeCrochet
Oct 01, 2018
I'm trying to learn to crochet, teaching myself from all the great tutorials that are posted. My question is can this be made wider for larger women?
Nov 13, 2017
Need help with row 2 of Border. I can't figure out "sc in 3rd dc of shell" because row one did not create dc.
May 02, 2017
A big thank you to the commenters that found the error in row 2. I appreciate the heads up before I get started and wonder if it were me that had made a mistake in my work. I also see that the issue with the missing second half instructions has been worked out also. Thanks for keeping your patterns up to date.
Daughter of Light
Sep 12, 2017
This type of thing is what I love about this community! I'm so glad that some of the more seasoned crocheters are willing to forge the way for us newbies! I know I'd have been if it were my mistake in my work. If we all continue to work together we'll have beautiful items and make our creative community a great place to belong! This one is such a lovely shawl pattern. Thanks everyone!
Mar 26, 2017
Hello. I'm in the process of making this shawl for my sister, and had questions about the border. Is it supposed to flair out at the ends? I cannot tell from the picture. Thank you.
AFC Editor Julia
Mar 27, 2017
Hi amburton, This is a great question to ask either Red Heart customer service (as it is their pattern) or to post on our Facebook wall and see if any of the friendly crocheters who follow the page can help you out. Thank you! :) Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet
inyolmoore99 31862 17
Oct 14, 2018
I am crocheting "say a little prayer shawl" now and it is very pretty, but I am running into the problem with Picot shell. Please explain how I can do the dc, ch3, slip st in dc. Thanks for help.
grandpagrandmag 52 31570
Sep 19, 2016
Is there a mistake in Row 2? It shows two asterisks. Should I ignore the second one?
AFC Editor Julia
Sep 20, 2016
Hi there, Yes, there was a mistake, great catch! You skip the second asterisk - the pattern above has been updated to reflect this. :) Thank you! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet
christinegibson 59 57083
Mar 31, 2016
You go back to the 1st half and pick up with line 2.
beachbaby1126 8338 822
Feb 17, 2016
can someone please explain how to start the 2nd half, got the first row done, but where do we start the 2nd row ?
lucillebrantl 6534 055
Sep 28, 2015
I did not end at the first half. I continued for the full length of the afghan and then I added the fringe. Looks great.
Oct 06, 2020
How did you make full length? email@example.com
May 26, 2015
First half works up grade but how do you start the other side of the shawl
beachbaby1126 8338 822
Feb 17, 2016
did you ever figure out how to start the 2nd half, looks like no one has responded to any of these questions ???
jeaniebeanie49 971 6236
Mar 27, 2015
First half - border- rows 1 and 4 both create
Feb 25, 2015
I have made the first half and love it but am lost on how to do second half. is there a tutorial or can someone clarify instructions?
beachbaby1126 8338 822
Feb 17, 2016
did u ever figure out how to start the 2nd half, I'm totally lost.
Feb 21, 2015
Worked up pretty quickly and easily. And it's lovely.
Jan 17, 2015
Love It!! So easy!! My daughter learned to crochet using this shawl and create a wonderful gift for her Grandmother!! 3 )
milo2006patty 8342 670
Jan 07, 2015
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