Deep Waters Prayer Shawl CAL

During the month of September, I will be hosting a Crochet Along. The Crochet Along will feature a Prayer Shawl with beautiful textures and natural color changes.

The design of the prayer shawl is to be appealing to the eye. It has a subtle pattern change within the color changes. The stitches create a top that gives you the warmth your body needs. While the lower portion of the shawl is an open, flowy stitch that provides a beautiful drape and open look. I just love the design and hope you do to.

What is a Prayer Shawl?

You may be asking yourself, What is a Prayer Shawl. I found this beautiful description from the Lion Brand website:

Prayer shawl. Peace shawl. Comfort shawl. Mantle. Whatever name you give them, they serve the same purpose. These are a wearable hug crafted with love and intent from maker to recipient. Whether it be personal words, verse, song, prayer, mantra, or something else, it is these thoughts imbued in the shawl with each stitch that make them what they are.

Lion Brand Website ( http://www.lionbrand.com/blog/what-is-a-prayer-shawl/ )

I couldn’t have explained it better myself. It’s a “Wearable Hug” that has been crocheted, with thoughts and prayers, of the recipient through the entire process of making the shawl. For this design, that process will include a crochet along format.

What is a Crochet Along?

A crochet along, also known as a CAL, is a group of people who work on making the same project together at the same pace. The wonderful part about online, is that we can do this with a larger group of people who enjoy our same craft of crochet. We have the ability to show our progress with one another and cheer each other on, all while being in the comfort of our own homes.

Deep Waters Prayer Shawl CAL Schedule

  • Tuesday, Sept 3: CAL released, once purchased you will receive the supply list
  • Sept 3-9: This is your time to get all your supplies ready to begin, it’s fun, pick out some fun colors and share them within the CAL group.
  • Tuesday, Sept 10: Section 1 of the CAL will be released, I will do a LIVE Session to show you step by step how to complete this section
  • Thursday, Sept 12: Section 2 will be released, I will do a LIVE Session
  • Monday, Sept 16: Section 3 will be released, I will do a LIVE Session
  • Wednesday, Sept 18: Section 4 will be released
  • Monday, Sept 23: Section 5 will be released, I will do a LIVE Session
  • Sept 24-30: Post your Final Prayer Shawl photos so everyone can drool over how lovely they are

What Group will the LIVE Sessions be in?

I have an amazing Crochet & Conversations group on facebook that I host. I will be going LIVE in this group and this is also where you can post your progress photos, ask questions, and converse about the CAL. You can join the group by asking to join HERE.

CAL

I will also be hosting this same CAL in the Christian Crochet Group. Again, I’d love for you to join and share your progress photos, ask questions, and enjoy the company of others in that group. You can join the Christian Crochet Group HERE.

Supplies for the Prayer Shawl CAL

You will need to purchase the pattern (check my groups for a discount code). The pattern will be available on Ravelry, HERE. Updates will also come through Ravelry. The supplies are pretty simple:

  • Hook size J (6.00 mm)
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (#4) – Sample made in: Sprightly. Sprightly has many colors to choose from, you may purchase through my affiliate link HERE
  • C1 (color 1): Silver Grey shown in sample – 525 yards
  • C2 (color 2): Ocean shown in sample – 470 yards
  • C3 (color 3): Navy shown in sample – 400 yards
  • Measuring Tape
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle

How to Join the Deep Waters Prayer Shawl CAL

To join the Deep Waters Prayer Shawl Crochet Along, simple purchase the pattern on Ravelry, HERE. Get the pattern for 50% off, no code needed. The discount will be applied at checkout and will be good through September 24, 2019.

I hope to see you in the groups and am even more excited to see your finished Deep Waters Prayer Shawl.

O’ Christmas Tree Skirt Crochet Pattern

Before we know it, the time will be here to set up our Christmas Tree and begin our holiday traditions. For the Tree is one of my favorite parts. Every year we give out kids ornaments that symbolize something important in the last year. We then take turns decorating the tree with the finishing touches being the angel on top and the O’Christmas Tree Skirt.

The O’Christmas Tree skirt was designed to fit my own homes style. A little classy but down home and simple. Made in traditional colors of red and white with some texture, some cables and an elegant touch make this one of my favorite holiday designs yet.

O'Christmas Tree Skirt

Designing the O’Christmas Tree Skirt

My first consideration when designing a tree skirt is that so many cover up the detailed design whether it is by placing gift under the tree or by the tree itself.

My solution was to make the center of the tree skirt pretty basic and make the details really stand out along the edge. I focused on color changes, cables and of course a row that looks like little poms to really add that extra touch of cheer.

O'Christmas Tree Skirt

The tree skirt is designed in sectioned pieces, not as one big crochet piece. Each “pie shape” is made individually. After all the pieces are made they are stitched together with a hook, no need for difficult needle seaming.

The O’Christmas Tree Skirt was originally released in a crochet along format. Some of them turned out amazing, even in the non-traditional colors. Here are a few samples that the participants were so gracious to allow me to share with all of you.

Aren’t these amazing? The above photos show a small sample of the finished tree skirts. The color combinations are endless in this classic design. The best part of this CAL was that it was mystery. No one knew what their tree skirt would turn out to look like and they all did such an amazing job.

Supply List for the Tree Skirt

  • Hook size I (5.5 mm)
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)
  • Sample made in: Knit Picks Brava Worsted (Red & White)
  • Main Color (Red in sample): 1700 yards
  • Contrasting Color (White in sample): 600 yards
  • Measuring Tape
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle

Where to get your copy of the O’Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern

More Christmas Patterns You’ll Love

I designed the Long John Christmas Stocking to coordinate with the O’Christmas Tree Skirt pattern. I adore how this hang by their suspenders AND that little flap, well it dubs as a gift card holder.

Long John Stockings Crochet Pattern
  • Long John Stocking Pattern, click HERE
  • Sleepy Reindeer Hat pattern, click HERE
  • Rudy & Ruby the Reindeer pattern, click HERE
  • Christmas Stocking Cocoon & Santa Hat for Newborns, click HERE
  • Mitten Bunting &/or Advent Calendar with printable, click HERE
  • Peppermint Twist Christmas Hat, click HERE