Learn to Make a Prayer Shawl

A prayer shawl is a shawl with a prayer or positive thought for the recipient put into every single stitch by the person knitting or crocheting it. The idea is to wrap the recipient in those prayers and positive thoughts every time they wear their shawl!

Your Prayer Shawls can be for anyone who’s in need, whether they’re a loved one or a stranger who receives your project through a charity. Prayer Shawls make wonderful comfort items for people fighting breast cancer and other cancers, people dealing with other illnesses, those grieving the loss of a loved one, or just anyone who might be in need of some extra comfort.

Finished Prayer Shawls can be sent to organizations like the The Prayer Shawl Ministry and Embraceable Wraps, but it’s also great to think local when looking for a place to send your Prayer Shawl! Reaching out to local hospitals, shelters, and church groups is a fantastic way to support someone in need right in your own community. You can also find a local Shawl Ministry in your area here.

Now that you know everything that you need to know about Prayer Shawls, you’re ready to make one!

Have you ever made Prayer Shawl for a loved one or someone in need? We’d love to see your projects and hear your stories! Share your photos and stories with us here or on Facebook and Twitter, and Instagram.