Friday, April 6, 2018

Mini Pocket Sized Prayer Cloth... FREE Crochet Pattern

photo by Donna Bishop

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Here is my adaptation of the original prayer cloth pattern. Please feel free to use it to make mini prayer cloths to donate and/or gift them. It is a free pattern, so feel free to share it with others as well. I’ve also made it into a PDF file you can save to your computer for times you don’t have internet access. You’ll find that at the end of the pattern here.
photo by Iris Dongo

Mini Prayer Cloth

Crochet terms (US):
  • ch: chain
  • sc: single crochet
  • dc : double crochet
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • pc: popcorn stitch
Materials Needed:
  • Worsted Weight yarn
  • H hook (5.00 mm)
  • Tapestry needle
Special Instructions:
  • Rows: I indicate rows by using the letter R and the row number. Example: R1 would be row one. After each row, you will ch 1 and turn.
  • Popcorn Stitch: make 3 dc in the same stitch. Take hook out of last dc and leave loop hang. Insert hook into first dc (front to back, as normal) and grab the loop from last dc. Pull through first dc and ch 1. This ch 1 will not count as a stitch in the row – you will skip it when you sc in the next row. Push popcorn stitch forward to make it stick out if needed.
Remember: at the end of each row, ch 1 and turn.
R1: ch 10. sc in 2nd ch from hook and in the next 8 ch (9 sc)
R2: sc across (9 sc)
R3: sc in next 4 sts, pc in next st, sc in next 4 sts (8 sc, 1 popcorn)
R4: sc across (9 sc)
R5: sc in next 4 sts, pc in next st, sc in next 4 sts (8 sc, 1 popcorn)
R6: sc across (9 sc)
R7: sc in next 2 sts, pc in next st, sc in next st, pc in next st, sc in next st, pc in next st, sc in next 2 sts (6 sc, 3 popcorn)
R8: sc across (9 sc)
R9: sc in next 4 sts, pc in next st, sc in next 4 sts (8 sc, 1 popcorn)
R10: sc across (9 sc)
R11: sc across. ch 1, but DO NOT turn. (9 sc)
Finishing: 2 sc in last st of R11, then sc evenly around the prayer cloth, making 3 sc in each corner except the first corner. Once you get back to the first corner, make 1 sc in that st (it will already have 2sc in it). Fasten off and weave in ends.

Download/save the PDF file by clicking HERE.

Copyright information: This pattern is ©2014 Southern Belle Crochet (Iris Dongo). The pattern and related photographs contained in it are property of Southern Belle Crochet. The original pattern belongs to the Sadie Sunshine Chapter of Crochet for Cancer. This is my adaptation to make a smaller, pocket sized cloth.
Please feel free to use this to make mini prayer cloths for charity or gifts. If you are looking for an organization to donate to, I highly suggest donating to any chapter of Crochet for Cancer. You can find a list of their chapters on their website ( as well as other free patterns to make chemo caps.
If you have any questions regarding this pattern and/or the ways you are allowed to use it, please contact me.
Original pattern can be found at: . I encourage you to visit her blog and learn about her story.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Prayer Shawl or Lapghan Pattern

Photo © Copyright 2018, Pam Halbert. All Rights Reserved.
Created for Holy Needles, Tucson AZ

4-ply yarn
N hook: this is the magic of the pattern.  The large hook gives this afghan a light texture, while providing warmth.  You can adapt the pattern to any weight yarn, and adjust the hook size.

Chain 100 (or any even number) for the width or length you want.
Turn, and in 2nd stitch, sc and hdc in the same chain (groupie stitch)
Skip a chain.  Repeat sc and hdc in every other chain to the last chain.
Chain 1, then turn.

Repeat groupie stitch (sc (single crochet), hdc (half double crochet) in between each groupie stitch (the smaller space).  Chain 1, then turn. repeat for the length you want.
Optional border: two rows of sc (single crochet) around the afghan.

40" x 40" recommended for lapghan
average size shawl is approximately 20" x 60"

© Copyright 2017, Jean Rodkey. All Rights Reserved. Created for Holy Needles, Tucson AZ

please do not copy and claim as your own. link to this post. thank you. feel free to create charitable items with this pattern.