Lenten Prayer Blanket / Shawl Project

Please join us for our 2018 Lenten Prayer Blanket / Shawl project!  

We’re making squares for Prayer Shawls…. a tangible symbol of our prayers for those who need them, as an Intentional Lenten practice! We may also make baby blankets as gifts for new babies, or larger afghan/ blankets as needed. These can all be made from your donated squares or as complete projects by individual crafters. Please join us!

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Teaching and group work sessions will be held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, from 1:30-3:00 pm and Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 7:00-8:30 pm, in the chapel. All are welcome, to teach, learn, share, and work and meditate together.

  • Squares can be knit or crocheted.
  • They should be in worsted weight acrylic yarn, for easy care.
  • Use whatever size hook or needles you need to make them about 15 x 15 cm/6”x 6”, and 20 stitches wide.
  • Basic knitting and crochet patterns are also available in the narthex, but you are welcome to work squares in any stitch or pattern you like, as long as they are the right gauge and dimensions.
  • If you can provide us with yarn, there is a bin for donations of yarn in the narthex; or, help yourself if you need some.
  • If you need crochet hooks or knitting needles, please ask Carolyn Miller, Joanne Little or Audrey Skinner, and we’ll find some for you. (Donations also welcome)
  • Finished squares may be placed into the receptacle in the church narthex.

If you are an experienced crocheter or knitter, and prefer to do a complete project (or more), you can make any type of prayer shawl, blanket, afghan, etc you wish, as your Lenten Intentional Practise, and add them to the church supply of prayer shawls, blankets, etc.  There are lovely patterns and great instructional videos available online. Check YouTube for tutorials, and Ravelry, Halfknits or Pinterest, among others, for ideas and patterns.

Thank you!

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