Monday, August 25, 2014

prayer cloths

My fingers have been busy using yarn which was donated by my friend Scarlet. I decided to make prayer cloths with the variegated yarn. I love the way each one is different, just as we are all different. I have to say the I Love This Yarn, especially the Seaspray Stripe color, was so soft that it was such a total joy to work with. The greens (High Meadow Stripe and High Meadow Ombre) were not quite as soft but still a joy. I'm very grateful to Scarlet for her generosity in sharing this beautiful yarn.

Here are some pics of the cloths I've made so far, which will be going to Pastor Mona's church in New Jersey.

I am not finished with this yarn. I am thinking I can get between 25 and 30 cloths out of the 3 skeins.

These cloths go so quickly. If you are not able to work on large projects, they are perfect. Just 20-30 minutes of your time. The pattern can be found at Crochet Cabana. I am making the one with the puff stitch cross but if you don't want a cross on yours, the pattern by Kaye Rogers (shared with permission) does not include a cross or you could just do the single crochet pattern eliminating the puff stitches.

If you are unfamiliar with prayers cloths, the idea here is to pray for the recipient as you work. Since I work as I watch TV, I say a prayer for the future recipients before mailing the package. When the person touches or views the cloth, he or she will be reminded of God's infinite power, wisdom and love, and that they have been loved and prayed for by you. You can do this even if you do not know who will receive your cloth. Just pray for the recipient - God knows who will get it before you've even finished the prayer cloth. :-)

Remember that the cloth itself, the yarn, the crocheting are not endowed with any special power. Only God can answer prayer. In His infinite wisdom His answer may be yes, no, or wait. If there is healing, peace, or protection it is because God answers our prayers in the affirmative. It is important to realize that it is not the cloth itself that gives the comfort or healing, but the power of Almighty God.

Happy crocheting!


  1. Sandie this is the first time I have heard of Prayer Cloths and find it to be such a blessing. How did you find out about this? I would like to do something similar to what you are doing but do not know where to start. So far I just make hats, scarves, and blankets for Faith Mission and The Children's Hospital.

  2. Sherry, I have donated the cloths to two places (St. John Lutheran Church food pantry and Sadie Sunshine) and I'm sure there are others who would appreciate them. Nursing homes, hospice, cancer centers. (Carolyn Dorsey) (Pastor Mona)

  3. Oh I forgot another. I have made them for troops. Those have to be 100% wool in colors acceptable to their boss. :-) Generally this has been black, a dark olive green, dark brown.