A Shawl in White

I am able to crochet (or knit) now without shoulder pain. Thank the good Lord for the quick healing from shoulder surgery. After finishing the last two knitted projects, I decided to crochet a few shawls. I went back to my favorite “go to” book: THE PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY published by Leisure Arts showcasing Lion Brand Yarn Homespun. The pattern I used is found on page 24 “Crochet Triangular Shawl”, and it is marked as easy.

I do not use the Homespun yarn. First, it is so expensive it is out of my budget. Instead I use┬áMEDIUM 4 WORSTED WEIGHT YARN. This shawl was made using the Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo (14 oz.). One skein made the complete shawl. You can find this yarn on sale at various stores. I bought this at a local JoAnn’s using coupons.

The pattern is really easy to do. All you need to know how to do is chain, single crochet, and double crochet. The pattern begins at the bottom point and gets progressively wider. The border is done when you reach the length you want and is done continuously without having to cut the yarn. So buying one of these jumbo yarn skeins, you’ll be able to just crochet without having to worry about changing yarns.

Usually I donate my prayer shawls to our church ministry, but I’m giving this one to a friend and member of the church who is suffering with heart failure, diabetes and kidney failure. She has a strong faith and loves God. She has been a great inspiration to many. If you feel led to pray for her and her husband, your prayers will be greatly appreciated.

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