Monday, June 13, 2011

PATTERN: Prayer Squares

About a year ago I crocheted a few prayer squares and donated it to a fellow CreateCrochet team member. She then sold them at a Relay for Life event to raise money. The items that she did not sell were donated to a local hospital.

Prayer Squares - pink

Prayer Squares

This is a fantastic way to use up your scrap yarn. Have fun with combining colors. If you make enough squares you can attach them to make a scrap happy afghan.

The idea behind these squares is that the person making them is praying while working on them. So the person receiving the square can be touched and blessed by your prayers.


Prayer Squares - 1


Materials:
Small amount of worsted weight yarn
Crochet Hook Size 5 (H) - or whatever size your comfortable with

Abbreviations/ Special Stitches:
Hook = HK
Chain = CH
Stitch = ST
Single Crochet  = SC
Puff Stitch = PS: YO, insert hook in next stitch, yo, pull through and bring yarn up to height of rest of stitches (3 loops on hook), YO, insert hook in SAME stitch, yo, pull through and bring yarn up to height of rest of stitches (5 loops on hook), YO, insert hook once again into the SAME stitch, yo, pull through and bring yarn up to height of rest of stitches (7 loops on hook).

Instructions:
Chain 12
Row 1: sc in second ch from hk and in each ch across. ch 1, turn (11sc)
Row 2: sc in each of next 3 sc, puff st in next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, ch 1, turn
Row 3: sc across, ch 1, turn
Row 4-9: repeat rows 2 &3
Row 10: *sc in 1st sc, puff st in next sc, sc in next sc*, repeat to end
Row 11: sc across, ch 1, turn
Row 12-14: repeat rows 2 & 3
Row 15: sc in each sc across

Once your square is done you can use a single crochet stitch around to create a neat border.
If you have any questions regarding this pattern please let me know.

If you try this pattern I would love to see how it came out. Feel free to share your pictures with me.

Other Stuff:
I would very much like it if this pattern is used for charity and personal use only.
Please do not sell my pattern in part or whole.
If you post your creations on your blog, facebook, flickr or any other social networking site, please provide a link back to this page so others might be able to find this pattern.

Enjoy :-)

edited 8/13/13

13 comments:

  1. What a neat idea! This is the first time I heard about these, thanks for sharing. :)

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  2. Thanks for the pattern. I have made several for family and friends. A friend sent a knitted one to me. I prefer to crochet.

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  3. Thank you for the pattern, different than others I have seen Like this one the best. I am going to TRY to make it with help from some strong crocheters. I'm a hair stylist and give free/new Wigs for Cancer patients at a hospital I think this may be something I'll try to get approved to be able to give to all the patients. Thank you for the pattern. Let you know how things go.

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    1. I WOULD LIKE TO FIND SOME OTHER SQUARES. WHERE DO YOU FIND THEM. I AM IN A PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY IN MY COMMUNITY. THESE WOULD BE NICE TO GIVE THE LADIES WHO CROCHET THE SHAWL AND TO PEOPLE WE HAVE ALREADY GIVEN A PRAYER SHAWL TO WHEN THEY AGAIN IN THE HOSPITAL ETC.

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  4. I tried to follow the pattern and my puff aren't coming out in a straight line (they are offset). Do you know what I'm doing wrong?

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    1. I updated the pattern. It looks like I failed to add that there should be a row of SC (single crochet) between each row of puff stitch.
      Thanks!

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    2. There is only 7 stitches I am working in. What happens to the 4 extra stitches. It says SC in 3 st., puff stitch, SC in 3 sts., ch 1 & turn. What happens to the 4 sts. Left ????

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  5. Whew when you turn to do the next row, watch that you are getting back into that first crochet. It is really easy to skip it and do the next one by accident. I also noticed when I tried the pattern this morning, it does not match the photo. It appears the photo uses 9 sc across and has more rows. Play with it, you'll figure out something you like.

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  6. On row 10, skip the second sc in the next sc, or you will end up with two sc between each puff stitch. You only want one sc between each PS and a sc at the end of the row. The pattern will not come out right otherwise.

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  7. On the instructions for the Puff Stitch, it seems that it is incomplete. When you end with 7 loops on your hook, then what? It's my guess that you YO and pull yarn through all the loops to actually end the stitch. Am I correct or not? That's what I've been doing, then I go on to the next stitch, which is a SC. It seems to be coming out okay and looks like the picture. This pattern sure had a lot of errors in it. Row 10 seems not right either. Our church has been trying the prayer squares, and this particular pattern has given the ladies a fit trying to get it to come out right. We got the original one before you even corrected the single crochet row between the puff stitch rows. Man, it was a mess. Please try to double check or at least try doing a sample actually using your own pattern before putting it on line the next time.

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  8. I love this square! Thank you!
    _______
    Lee Ann

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  9. Row 2 is also wrong. As written it only uses 7 stitches instead of the 11 you have in Row 2.
    You need 2 more sc on each side of the puff stitch.

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