Saturday I joined friends around a table at church for lunch and fellowship as we crocheted, knitted, and prayed over shawls we’d made. Three shawls were taken to give away to people in need. Hands and hearts joined in prayer over these gifts from God.
The picture on the left is the pattern from Beatrice Ryan Designs on her pattern page, called “Amazing Grace.” The only thing I changed was to add two rows of shell patterns to the border at each end. The yarn was some I purchased on close out from the Yarn Bee line. The pattern was easy to follow, but I suggest using a heavier weight yarn than sport weight or you’ll have to increase the number of stitches and rows to get the desired size.
In keeping with my “one new pattern” a month decision, I also finished the black prayer shawl using the crochet pattern developed by Rita Glod. This pattern calls for three rows of double crochet and one row of single crochet. Instead of single crochet, I substituted a row of half double crochet. I did fringe the ends and then tied a knot at the end of the fringe to keep it from fraying too far. If I’d been more ambitious, I would have made a larger bundle of fringe every other stitch and made them into a tassle. This pattern is very easy to follow and is perfect for beginning crocheters. If you are a knitter, there is also a knit pattern.
I’ve started my March project using some donated yarn in a blue denim shade.