Amazing Grace Prayer Shawl- Free Crochet Pattern


Amazing Grace Prayer Shawl is the third design in my Amazing Grace Series.  These Free Patterns are dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness  and in memory of my Dearest Friend Sandra Kay Gilb.  Also available are the Amazing Grace Hat and The Amazing Grace Headband… I hope you enjoy these patterns and have an opportunity to “Pay It Forward” by donating one of you projects to help someone who is suffering or recovering from Breast Cancer.


Amazing Grace Prayer Shawl

Amazing Grace Shawl Free Pattern.

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Materials:   Sport/Worsted Weight Yarn 1020-1500 yards

                    I used Lion Brand Pound of Love in Bubble Gum,,, It was perfect!

                    Hook Size – I

Gauge:        Double Crochet   2″x 2″ = 6 Double Crochet x 3 Rows

Size:            60″x 15″

Stitches:     Ch – Chain     St – Stitch     Sk – Skip    Sl St – Slip Stitch      Sc- Single Crochet     Dc – Double Crochet


Ch 191

Row 1:     Sc in 2nd St from hook and each St to end. =190 Sc, Turn


Row 2:     Ch1, Sc in 1st St,* Sk next 2 Sts, (Sc, Ch 2, Sc) in next St* Repeat 61 times, Sk 2 Sts, Sc in last St.  = 62 Ch 2 Spaces and 2 Sc, Turn


Row 3:     Ch 3 (Counts as 1st Dc now and through out), *3 Dc in Ch 2 Sp* Repeat 62 times, Dc in last Sc. = 62 Shells and 2 Dc. Turn


      Row 4:     Ch1, Sc in 1st St, Sk next Stitch,( Sc, Ch 2, Sc) all in next stitch -this will be the center stitch of the Dc cluster.,* Sk next 2 Sts, (Sc, Ch 2, Sc) in next St* Repeat across to the  last 2 stitches, Sk 1 St, Sc in last St. = 62 Ch  2 Spaces and 2 Sc, Turn


Rows 5-35: Repeat Row 3 and Row 4 – 15 more times. Then repeat row 3 one more time. Turn


Row 36:     Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each across. Finish off.



Row 1:      Join yarn using Sl St to one end of the prayer shawl in 1st St working across the Sc’s and Dc’s of row ends.  Ch 1 Sc in same as joining. Sc evenly across for a total of 51 Sc. Turn


Row 2:     Ch 1, Sc in 1st St, *Ch 3, Sk St, Sc* Repeat across = 25 Ch 3 Sp’s. Turn


Row 3:     Ch 1, Sc in 1st St, Sl St in 1st Ch of last round, Sc in next Ch (Middle of Ch 3 from previous round),* Ch 3, Sc in 2nd Ch of next Ch 3 Sp* Repeat across to last Ch 3 Sp, Sl St in last Ch of Ch 3 Sp, Sc in last St. = 24 Ch 3 Sp. Turn


Row 4:     Ch 1 Sc in 1st St,* Ch 3, Sc in 2nd Ch of Ch 3 Sp* Repeat Across to last Ch 3 Sp, Ch 3,  Sc in last St . = 25 Ch 3 Sps. Turn


Row 5-6:  Repeat Rows 3 & 4 one more time.


Row 7:     Ch1, Sc in 1st St, (Sl St, Sc, Ch 3, Sc, Sl St) in next Ch 3 Sp. Repeat across. Finish off.



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91 comments on “Amazing Grace Prayer Shawl- Free Crochet Pattern

  1. Podras tener graficos del tejido no entiendo escrito el punto …Muchas gracias !

  2. So beautiful! I hope to find some time in the near future for this wonderful project!

  3. Love the color! So nice to dedicate these patterns for such a worthy cause.

  4. Very nice shawl – nice texture
    shouldn’t it say repeat rows 2 & 3 instead of 1&2?

  5. So beautiful..I LOVE your Amazing Grace Trio. 😀

  6. Hi this shawl is so pretty and I love the color! You did a great job! I saw it on oombawka design wed. link party!

  7. This is absolutely beautiful. I’ve been looking for a prayer shawl pattern since my Sister passed away a few months ago. I’d like to give my Mother one for Mother’s Day this year.

  8. This is beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful piece!

  9. Hi Elena, What a lovely shawl 🙂 Thank you for linking up at Link & Share Wednesday! Rhondda

  10. Hi and thanks for sharing this pretty shawl pattern with us! I saw it on link & share wed. Julie at

  11. Rows 4-34, should this not be rows 4-35? A cluster stitch row is and odd number, however, seeing as row 2 is a row of SC’s, would it make sense to finish the shawl with a row of SC’s just to make the shawl even and give a neater finish to the last row.

  12. Could you tell me what the multiple of this prayer shawl is? Our Prayer shawl Ministry likes the shawls made 20″ X 60″.

  13. It’s a beautiful scarf!! I am a little confused. (I fairly knew to this.) You said that at then end of Row 3 you should have 62 shells. I keep coming up with 47 shells. What am I doing wrong? Thanks ahead of time for your help.

    • Obviously I’m frustrated because I can’t seem to write. That’s not normally me. 🙂 (I’m fairly new to this.) I’m making the shawl for a friend’s neice (16 years old) who was just diagnosed and started chemo today. I want to get this done soon so that it can hop a ride with my friend when he goes to visit her.

    • Ok, Go back to row 2 and make sure you have 62 chain 2 spaces… If you do… You will put a shell in each of those…And also make sure you had 190 Sc in row 1… If you have row 1 & 2 right… Then let me know and we will try to figure out what you are doing…

      • I went back and no, I don’t have 62 chain 2 spaces. So then I went back to the first row. I am certain that I have chained 192 because I even used stitch markers every 30 chains in case I lost track along the way. But it doesn’t make sense, does it? That’s a gigantic difference…47 vs. 62. Anymore ideas would definitely appreciated. I’m sure I’m missing something basic.

  14. Don’t worry, I’ll just work on it again. I’ll go back to the beginning and let you know how it turns out. Thanks.

  15. Ha, ha, ha! We got it figured out. I knew it was something simple. I did the Sc and the 2 chains but I was putting the next Sc in another stitch. I don’t know why I didn’t catch that. Thank you for your patience. I can’t wait to get home and work on it.

  16. Hi, I am on my second start of this shawl and for some reason the ends of the shawl seem to be shortening on one end to the left, leaning I mean and the other end is okay. What in the world am i doing wrong? I’m not new at crochet but this is really aggravating me….

    • You may not be getting your last stitch in the correct place. The biggest mistake beginners make is not starting or ending in the correct stitch… The best tip is to count your stitches and make sure each row has the right amount every time… This is good practice for seeing where your mistake may be.

      For instance… Make sure when working on row 2 ( the chain 2 space row) you sc in the first stitch, Skip 2 stitches and then do your chain 2 space pattern as directed and end with a sc. On the Shell row (row 3) you always start with a DC then the shells and end with a Dc… So the first Dc and Last Dc of each Shell row always goes in the first Sc and Last Sc of the previous row… And you should always have the same amount of Shells in each row…

      I hope that helps and you figure it out!

      • Thank you! It must have been something I was doing with that turn, chain 1 and then sc because after I did that my next sc, chain2, sc cluster was in the 3rd dc of the cluster on the previous row, not the middle dc of the cluster. Anyway, it’s working now and that’s all that matters. I appreciate your help so much! It’s a beautiful pattern! Thank you for offering it free of charge. This one I am making is being donated to Crochet for Cancer – Sadie Sunshine chapter!

      • You are very welcome! And thank you for donating too! That means alot to me!!

  17. I am so excited to have found this gorgeous pattern. I am making it for a friend who was recently diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer. This is my first time making a prayer shawl and I’m not that strong of a crocheter (yet). I did the first three rows with little trouble but am a bit stuck on row #4. The pattern says to skip two stitches – where will that put my first sc, ch 2, sc group? In the middle of the first dc cluster or somewhere else? Sorry if this sounds like a silly question but I’ve looked at it and looked at it and am stumped. Thanks for sharing your pattern and your expertise.

  18. Could you please tell me what the multiple of this pattern is? We need to make our shawls 20″ X 60″

  19. I am excited to make this pattern for a family member, but I am having difficulty on the first row. I am kind of a beginner, but far enough along that I shouldn’t be having issues with this, but I don’t come up with 190 stitches after the first row. I always get 191. What is happening here?

  20. Thank you! I just worked it a little differently, and it all worked out the same. I have another question about the edging. To get 51 total sc, where should I be working these stitches? In both the dc and sc spaces, or just the double crochet. I can’t get 51 unless it is in the dc spaces only, and this doesn’t look correct.

    • It is 51 sc in the end of the rows… If you put 1 single crochet in the rows that are Sc and 2 single crochets in the rows that are double crochet that will be 51 total… There are 17 double crochet rows and 19 single crochet rows….Maybe you were putting 3 single crochets in the double crochet row…

      • For some reason, I am counting 52 sc stitches across the end, with the addition of the extra sc row 36

      • The pattern reads… for edging
        Row 1: Join yarn using Sl St to one end of the prayer shawl in 1st St working across the Sc’s and Dc’s of row ends. Ch 1 Sc in same as joining. Sc evenly across for a total of 51 Sc. Turn

        The pattern is calling for you to “evenly space” 51 Sc’s… When it reads this way it isnt an exact stitch pattern. So you may need to adjust it a bit to make it 51… To get the edging pattern to work out correctly you have to have 51.

        Good Luck!!

      • Thank you for the update. I appreciate it. I actually decided to try it with 53 stitches, and it flares on the side a bit. Going to pull it out and figure out which space to only do 1 sc in, probably the dc space in the middle. Thanks for this, and for your quick responses to questions. I am writing down notes as I go.

      • You are welcome… I usually make adjustments in the middle too!!

  21. Thank you for that explanation. I am working on the edging now, and it is beautiful. I have really enjoyed making this shawl!

  22. ich hätte gerne die anleitung, meine schwester ist vor einem jahr gestorben ,würde ihn ihr widmen. würde mich freuen wenn ich die anleitung bekommen könnte. danke

  23. I am planning on making these along with other items to donate to the 2 different cancer treatment centers that my parents went to. Thanks for the pattern!!

  24. would like the pattern to use for a project for church

    • You can use it for that!!! Thank you…Just share my story about my series and give them the link so they can see all the patterns : ) And if you have a group doing it… Take a picture and email it to me… I would love to see!!

  25. My sister found this Prayer Shawl pattern through an article from her church. So she requested me make it for our Mother for this Mother’s Day (since she don’t crochet). I love this Shawl and the name is just Amazing. The color is perfect and the cause is Awesome. I’m a 11 year cancer survivor so I will be making this beautiful shawl for many others. I’m in a knitting/crochet group at a local knitting shop. I love to knit and crochet. While working on my mother shawl (in pink) some of my friends already asked for a copy of your pattern. Thanks for sharing your talent and story. You are a Blessing!!

  26. I want to thank you again for the AMAZING shawl pattern. I have a question your pattern has you begin with CH 191 but when I read the comment I see where someone said it 192. Can you tell me if I have the updated copy of your pattern. I have the one say CH191. I ask because I’m making the shawl for my 86 years old mother for Mother’s Day and it’s keep growing uneven on both ends. I have counted the stitches over and over. I have crocheted for over 30 years. Help!!!

    • The current version on the website is the corrected version and yes Chain 191. In what way is it uneven… are your stitch counts 62 chain 2 spaces with a Sc on each end for rows 4 and 62 Dc Clusters with a Dc on each end for row 3??

  27. No, on row 4 sewhere I lost the SK 1 st then Sc in last st. So I’m backing some stitches out. Lol. Starting fresh. Thanks again

  28. I am excited to make this prayer shawl. I have done all mine triangle, It’s going to be great to have a few that are rectangle.
    I have one question, Row 4: Ch1, Sc in 1st St,* Sk next Sts, (Sc, Ch 2, Sc) in next St* Repeat 61 times, Sk 1 St, Sc in last St. = 62 Ch 2 Spaces and 2 Sc, Turn…….If I am only SK 1 St then my (Sc, Ch 2, Sc) will not be in the middle of my middle Dc from the previous row. What am I doing wrong, I read about that it should be in the middle DC.
    Happy crotchet
    Heather Nasiatka

  29. I just started this shawl this morning. I got to Row 3. The beginning of the row says to Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), then start the shell repeat in the ch2 space. Should there be a dc in the ending sc from the previous row before the shell repeat starts? That way when you go back the other way with Row 4 (2), the last sc is in the top of the first chain 3. I know usually on shell patterns there is a chain and then a dc in that first stitch to make half a shell or so.

    Thanks for this pattern, looking forward to finishing. I am working mine with HL I love This Yarn in Pink.

    • I hope I am reading your question right… The pattern does read to make a ch 3 in the beginning stitch as a Dc, Shells across to the end and then a Dc in the last Sc,,, I am a bit confused by your question, it seems like maybe you didnt see the last Dc in the pattern on row 3.

      If that isnt what you meant, the second half of your question mentioned half shells… So what the pattern is looking like is~ Row 3, a Dc in the first stitch and last stitch with Shells going across in the middle. For row 4, a Sc in the first and last stitch and Ch 2 spaces across in the middle.. Many patterns do have Half Shells on the ends, I chose not to for a specific look.

      I hope you love this shawl when you are done and thank you for making it!!!!

  30. Okay, you did read the question right in the second part of your answer. I just wasn’t sure if this was a look you were going for (more of an open space at the end of these rows). Thanks! I will continue then, and looking forward to finishing.

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  32. I just finished the body of the shawl and it’s beautiful. I just can’t seem to understand the edging. Do I sc around the entire shawl? Is the open edging only on 1 edge? If I do 51 sc on the outer edges, how many should there be on the ends? I hope I am making myself clear. For some reason it’s just not sinking in for me. Thank you.

    • No problem, The pattern reads to join to one end of the shawl working across the ends of the rows… so this just means you only will be working on the ends of the shawl for the edging, not around. Working in the ends of the rows… (the short sides of the shawl)…

      You will put the 51 Sc across the short ends… The top and bottom is already done no more finishing.

  33. So pretty! Thanks so much.

  34. Thanks so much, I have to make this one!

  35. I finished. So excited. How do I send you a photo??

  36. I posted it to facebook on your page there

  37. what an amazing blog page !!! thank you Beatrice for posting this beautiful prayer shawl pattern … by the way, I found you thru a Google search. I would like to tackle this beautiful project and when I do and complete it I’ll post a picture.

  38. I’m so excited to have found this pattern, I was looking for something different…this is easy, fast and fun. I am making this one for a very fragile lady who just had a stoke and with fall coming up I’m sure she can use one. Thank you so much Ulrike ❤

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