I might be giving away my age, but when I think of the “Queen of Hearts” I come up with two images in my head. Tom Petty’s music video for Don’t Come Around Here No More and the lyrics from Juice Newton’s song, Queen of Hearts. Along with Carroll’s notorious character to me the Queen of Hearts has always meant “don’t mess with me”.
A generously sized shawl with a shape that flatters any figure, Queen of Hearts starts out with bands of double crochet clusters that give the image of a chessboard, where the queen is hunted. But the shawl ends with an explosion of heart lace that boldly proclaims – don’t mess with this “Queen”!
- Full-color photos with written pattern
- Imperial/Metric measurements
- Stitch charts and schematic
Materials you need at home:
- 1550 yards (1418m) fingering weight yarn (4 ply UK/AUS)
- US size E/4 (3.5 mm) or size needed for gauge Always take time to check your gauge.
- Stitch Markers
Karen Whooley is an award-winning, internationally known crochet designer, author, and instructor. She develops patterns and teaches classes for crocheters who want simplicity and elegance wrapped up in adventure.
Karen is the author of Modern Italian Lace Crochet, Coastal Crochet, A Garden of Shawls, and 20 other books as well as many patterns published in books and magazines. Her classes both online and live are some of the most sought after in the crochet genre. Crochet is her passion and she wants to take that passion and inspire crocheters in any way she can. Most importantly, Karen wants to bring each crocheter self-confidence and enable them to take what they have learned from her designs and classes so that they can happily create whatever spurs their own crochet passion.
Find Karen at http://www.KarenWhooley.com