How to Crochet a Priest's Stole

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How to Crochet a Priest's Stole
Crochet a stole for your priest using traditional church colours such as white, gold, red, purple or green. (Brand X Pictures/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

A priest's stole is much like a scarf in terms of its shape and construction. If you can master the basic skills and techniques required for crocheting then you can make a priest stole. Using lightweight yarn will ensure that the stole will not add bulk or too much warmth the person's attire. A priest's stole can be worn by a lay person as a scarf or fashion accessory. However, the priest who receives a handmade, crocheted stole will surely treasure this a heartfelt, handmade gift from a valued parishioner and will wear it with pride.

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Things you need

  • Crochet cotton thread size 10
  • Crochet hook size US G
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery needle

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  1. 1

    Make 43 chain stitches using your crochet hook size US G and some lightweight size 10 crochet cotton.

  2. 2

    Double crochet in the fourth chain from the hook and in each remaining chain across the row.

  3. 3

    Make three chains and turn your work; these three chain stitches count as the first double crochet of your next row. Double crochet in the second stitch of this row and in each remaining stitch across the row.

  4. 4

    Repeat step 3 until your stole measures approximately 5 feet long.

  5. 5

    Cut your working thread with scissors, leaving a 5-inch tail. Make a slip knot and pull this tail through the stitch to secure it.

  6. 6

    Thread your yarn tail onto an embroidery needle. Weave the tail in and out of the stitches near the end of your scarf to hide the tail. Repeat this with the tail at the beginning of your work.

Tips and warnings

  • Chain stitch: yarn over and pull the yarn through the loop on your hook.
  • Double crochet stitch: Yarn over, insert your hook into the stitch indicated, yarn over and draw up a loop. Yarn over and draw through two loops on the hook, then yarn over and draw through the last two loops on the hook.
  • Slip stitch: Insert the hook into the stitch indicated. Yarn over and draw through the stitch and the loop on the hook simultaneously.

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