Queen of Hearts | Karen Whooley
Queen of Hearts | Karen Whooley
Queen of Hearts | Karen Whooley
Karen Whooley Designs

Queen of Hearts

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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”!

Finished Size:

50 inches [127 cm], measured straight across top from point to point (blocked)

54 inches [137 cm], measured along curve of top edge (blocked)

27 inches [68.5 cm] deep at center point (blocked)


1550 yards (1418m) fingering weight yarn (4 ply UK/AUS)

Sample uses: Schmuzerella Yarns Sweet (75% Merino / 25% Nylon; 552 yards /505m = 4oz/120g) in colors Mrs. White’s Demise Morphing Mini Set and Ms. Scarlet’s Demise Morphing Mini Set

(92 yards (84m) - 0.7 oz/20g) in colors Nox Mini single mini skein

(463 yards (423m) - 3.5 oz/100g) in colors (in order of use) Miss Scarlet full skein.

order of use: Mrs. White’s Demise Morphing Mini set, Nox Mini, Ms. Scarlet’s Demise Morphing Mini Set, Miss Scarlet full skein.

Crochet Hook:

US size E/4 (3.5 mm) or size needed for gauge  Always take time to check your gauge.

Notions: Stitch markers


In (ch 1, dc) pattern: (blocked)

24 sts and 11 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) 

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