CROCHET PRAYER CLOTH PATTERNS

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POCKET PRAYER CLOTH
Ending width and length: 3 inches x 5 inches.

By: Tish Hoar.copyright.2006-2012

Single Crochet Pattern: Hook Size I. Chain 9.
(width before edging should be 2 1/2 inches)
Rows: 14 (length before edging) should be 4 1/2 inches)
After length is reached then single crochet or reverse single crochet around all 4 edges.

POCKET PRAYER CLOTH
Ending length and width: 3x5 inches.

By: Tish Hoar.copyright.2006-2012

Half double Crochet Pattern: Hook Size I. (3 loops symbolizes for father, son, holy spirit and/or hope, peace and love)
Chain 9. (width before edging 2 1/2 inches)
Approximately 10 rows. (length before edging 4 1/2 inches)
Reverse single crochet around all edges or single crochet edge.

12 x 12 PRAYER CLOTH:
By: Tish Hoar. copyright. 2006-2012
Half Double Crochet Pattern:
Hook size N. chain 28.
24 rows.(before edging size should be 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches)
Edge with your choice of edgings.

12 x 12 PRAYER CLOTH:
By: Tish Hoar. copyright. 2006-2012
Half Double Stitch Pattern:
Hook Size K. Chain 33.
Rows 26. (should be 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 before edging.)
Edge with a stitch you like.

12 x 18 PRAYER CLOTH:
Half Double Crochet:
Hook size N. Chain 28.
Rows 35. (should be before edging 11 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches)

12 x 18 PRAYER CLOTH:
By: Tish Hoar. copyright. 2006-2012
Half double Crochet.
Hook size K. Chain 33.
Rows 39. Edge.

RIPPLE STITCH PRAYER CLOTH (12x18):
By: Tish Hoar. copyright. 2006-2012
Supplies: worsted weight yarn. N size hook.
Chain 55 loosely.
Foundation Row: Half double Crochet (HDC)in 2nd Chain from hook,
1 HDC in each of next 3 chains, *3 HDC in next chain, 1 HDC in each
of next 4 chains, skip 2 chains, 1 single crochet in each of next 4 chains; repeat from * across, ending 3 HDC in next chain, 1
HDC in each of the last 4 chains, turn

Ripple Pattern Row: (Note: on this row, work through back loop only
on each HDC. It creates a ridge effect)
Chain 1. skip one HDC crochet, (remember to work on back loops),
*1 HDC in each of next 4 HDC, 3 HDC in next HDC, 1 HDC in each
of the next 4 HDC, skip 2 HDC. repeat from * across to within
last 5 stitches, end 1 HDC in each of next 3 HDC, skip 1 HDC, 1
HDC through BOTH LOOPS of the last HDC, turn. Repeat til it
gets desired length.

PLAID PRAYER CLOTH:12 x 18
by: Tish Hoar. copyright. 2006-2012
Supplies: 2 colors
worsted yarn the best with this pattern.
Size H hook
Stripe sequence: 8 rows of main color.
4 rows of other color.
Chain for prayer cloth: 46 (12 inches wide)
Row 1: DC in 6th ch from hook, * ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch;
repeat from * across.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as first dc plus ch 1, now and throughout),
turn; *dc in next dc, ch1; repeat from * across to last sp,
skip next ch, dc in next ch.
Rows 3 til desired length: Repeat row 2, at end of length do not
change colors.
Last row: slip stitch in each DC. weave in all yarn ends.
WEAVE
Each row will be woven with 2 strands of yarn. Cut strands 6 inches longer than prayer cloth.
Row 1: Thread yarn needle with 2 strands of the main color. Leaving at least a 4" for fringe, insert needle through the chain below the first ch 1 sp of first row. Working towards the last row, go down in ch-1 sp of the first row and come up in ch 1 sp of the next row. Continue weaving up and down in each ch-1 sp across. Run needle through the slip stitch on last row. Pull the row so the cloth does not pucker.
Row 2: Do the same with main color, but alternate the up and down weaving with the other row before.
FRINGE
working across one end, tie a knot with the first three strands ( 2 strands front the first row and one strand from second row) tie a knot with the next two strands ( one strand from the second row, one strand from third row) Continue til all has been used. Trim to desired length.

BASIC GRANNY SQUARE
RND 1: Chain 4, (work all of the following sts in the 4th ch from the hk)
2 dc, * ch 1, 3 dc, repeat from * twice more, ch 1. Join with sl st in top of beg ch 4.
Ch 3, turn the piece over.
RND 2: (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 1 sp.* (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 1 sp. Repeat from * twice more. Join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. Ch 3, turn the square over.
RND 3: 2 dc in next open space on the side of the square. (3 dc ch 2, 3 dc) in the next open space on the corner of the square. * 3 dc in next side space. (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner space. Repeat from * twice more. Join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. Ch 3, turn the square over.
FOR ANY ADDITIONAL ROWS:
Work 3 dc in each open space on the side of the square and work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in each corner space.
To begin a new row, always ch 3 and turn the square over.
To end each row, do a sl st in the top of the beg ch 3.
TO FINISH OFF: After doing the sl st to join the last row, ch 1 and pull the yarn all the way through the loop.

TUNISIAN LACE CROCHET
You need an afghan hook 2 sizes. I used L and M. Use the smaller afghan hook to make your chain. I chained 53 but you can chain more if you like it wider.
First row: (this first row is the basic tunisian stitch) With bigger hook, insert hook in 3rd chain from hook, Yarn over, pull up loop, chain 1, (insert hook in next chain, yarn over, pull up loop, chain 1) across (should have 52 loops on hook)
To work off loops, (yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook) across.
Row 2: Chain 1, skip first vertical bar, *insert hook under first vertical bar and also through the top strand of next horizontal bar, Yarn over, pull through both loops on hook, chain one; repeat from * across. For last stitch, insert hook under last vertical bar, Yarn over, pull up loop, chain 1. (52 loops)
To work off loops, yarn over, pull through one loop,( yo, pull through 2 loops on hook) across.
Repeat row 2 until desired length.
For last row: With L hook, chain 1, skip first vertical bar,* insert hook under next vertical bar and also through top strand of next horizontal bar, (Yarn over, pull through 2 loops) 2 times;repeat from * across. For last stitch, sc in last vertical bar. Fasten off.
Edging: With J hook. chain 2 and sc across sides.
Trim.

RECTANGLE GRANNY PRAYER CLOTH

By: Bonnie Riddle. copyright. 2008-2012

With H hook, ch 8.
2dc in 4th ch, ch 2, 3dc, ch 2, 3dc, ch 2 3dc in same st
sk 1 ch
3dc in next st
sk 1 ch
3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2, 3dc in next st
sk 1 ch on bottom side of beg ch
3dc in next st
join
ch 3 turn
second row:
(3dc ch 2 3dc in each ch 2 space)
[3dc between cluster on row 1]
repeat () and []
join, ch1 turn
sc around tie off

Tunisian Pocket Prayer cloth

(size 3x5)

copyright 2008-2012. All rights reserved. Tish Hoar.

"I" size Tunisian hook.
Chain 9. (9 stitches)
Do 2 or 3 rows of basic tunisian stitch.
On 4th row: do 4 tunisian stitches; on 5th you do a tunisian stitch but
add chain 3.
Then take the chain 3 and slip stitch to vertical bar in
same stitch. You then need to single crochet a loop for the top.
(so you have a loop at the top like the others) then 4 basic tunisian
stitches.
Row 5-8: Do this 4 more times.
Ninth row: you do 2 tunisian and then do the tunisian plus chain 3 etc...
5 times and then 2 basic tunisian stitch. <5 "bobbles" across>
Tenth/Eleventh row: (same as you did on row 4) 4 tunisian stitches;
on 5th you do a tunisian stitch but add chain 3.
Then take the chain 3 and slip stitch to vertical bar in same stitch.
You then need to single crochet a loop for the top.
(so you have a loop at the top like the others)
then 4 basic tunisian stitches.
Thirteenth and fourteenth row:
Then do 2 or 3 rows of basic tunisian stitch.
Then I did a half double crochet all the way around.

LINKS TO OTHER PATTERNS SUITABLE FOR PRAYER CLOTHS:

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Cross Square

Cross Afghan Square

Awareness Ribbon Square

Diamond and Cross Square