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Prayer Shawl / Healing Shawl
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 20281-C
Cover pattern from The Prayer Shawl Ministry: Reaching Those in Need Copyright 2005 Leisure Arts copyright 2005, all rights reserved Reproduced with permission. This simple prayer shawl is a popular pattern for charity crafting. For more charity patterns, be sure to visit the Lion Brand charity connection.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-341 Homespun Yarn: Windsor

'Painterly' color Lavender, medium blue, and cool green


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 29.96

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.65

GAUGE:
5 V-Sts and 7 rows = 5 1/4 [14 cm] Gauge Swatch: 6"w x 5 1/4" h [5.25 cm x 14 cm] When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
Editor's Note: When creating fringe using Homespun please note that because of the texture of the yarn the fringe will fray when cut.

If you prefer a non-frayed look you can knot the ends, knit or crochet a fringe, or use hairspray or fray check.


INSTRUCTIONS



SHAWL
First Half
Ch 51, place marker in third ch from hook to mark st placement.



Row 1 (Right side): (dc, ch 2, dc) in sixth ch from hook, *skip next 2 chs, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch; repeat from * across to last 3 chs, skip next 2 chs, dc in last ch: 32 sts and 15 ch2 sps.



Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), turn; (dc, ch 2, dc) in each ch2 sp across to last dc, skip last dc, dc in next ch: 32 dc and 15 ch2 sps.



Row 3: Ch 3, turn; (dc, ch 2, dc) in each ch2 sp across to last 2 dc, skip next dc, dc in last dc.



Repeat Row 3 until piece measures approximately 36" [91.5 cm] from beginning ch.



Finish off.



Second Half
With right side facing and working in free loops of beginning ch, join yarn with slip st in first ch; ch 3, skip next 2 chs, *(dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch, skip next 2 chs; repeat from * across to marked ch, dc in marked ch: 32 dc and 15 ch2 sps.



Repeat Row 3 of First Half until Second Half measures approximately 36" [91.5 cm] from beginning ch Shawl should measure a total of 72" [183 cm].



Finish off.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
est = establish(ed)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
pat = pattern
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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