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Finding Free Crochet Patterns for Religious Items

Updated on February 10, 2013
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Free Crochet Patterns World Faiths

Many crocheters find it difficult to find patterns for religious items. Religious faith is a huge part of many people’s lives. Crocheters love their craft and sometimes want to make an item as an act of faith. Religious items make wonderful gifts for a religious festival or occasion, or for a friend or relative. Whether you are looking for patterns for Jewish, Christian, Muslim, or Hindu religious items, there are free crochet patterns on the internet, although they can be a little difficult to find.

The Afghans ‘n’ more web site has links to free crochet patterns for religious items including, a beautiful filet crochet pattern, which features The Lord’s Prayer, three Yarmulkes, a kippah, bible covers, a filet crochet altar lace, and a prayer shawl. Crochet Pattern bonanza has patterns for Yarmulkes and kippahs, and has a handy tutorial telling how to design and make a kippah among other religious patterns.

Crochet bonanza has crochet angel patterns, cross bookmarks, a bible cover, yarmulkes, women’s prayer hats, and kippah. Chez crochet site has patterns for religious symbols for many religions. These include the Islamic crescent and star. Underneath the Star of David, has a link to Star of David themed Afghan squares. There are Celtic and Spanish crosses.

Crochet Pattern Central (CPC) has links to crochet patterns for many religious items. Links to patterns include bookmarks, a rosary, rosary pouch, Afghan squares, Yarmulkes, and Star of David motifs as well as religiously themed Afghan squares.

Ravelry is a large, vibrant, on line crochet community, which gives its members access to free patterns. It has many free crochet patterns including a prayer shawl and chapel veil. There are several Jewish patterns. There is a beautiful filet-crochet salaam graph, in Arabic script with butterfly. There are also two attractive Hindu patterns, a Hindu hat, and a filet crochet graph and pattern. The Christian patterns include a Christian cross, cross bookmark. Use Ravelry's advance pattern search, check crochet, free, and has thumbnails, and enter the relevant religion into the search box.

If you are looking for a particular item, try typing “free crochet pattern” and the name of the article into an internet search engine. For example, “free crochet pattern Noah’s Ark"will bring up Afghans, and a tote bag, as well as various other items. You could crochet the Noah’sArk tote bag (free PDF) and fill it with amigurumi Animals.

Finding free patterns for religious items is a little more difficult than for other crochet projects, however it is possible to find them. Whether you want to crochet something to celebrate a religious festival or occasion or to make a gift for a friend or relative, there are attractive free crochet patterns.


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    Mercia Collins 4 years ago from United Kingdom

    Glad to help, Magdeleine. Thank-you for your comment

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    Magdaleine 4 years ago

    Thanks for the links.. very useful!