Queen of the Walk Shawl by Kathleen McGrew

Queen of the Walk Shawl

August 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in Estimated Gauge only.
4.5 mm
1500 - 1800 yards (1372 - 1646 m)
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We are proud to offer our 5th shawl from Wing and a Prayer Crochet (WAAPC) and our very first Crochet Along. At WAAPC, our mission with all our patterns is to ‘give back’ with proceeds from all pattern sales going to the Texas Children’s Hospital to be used for research in childhood cancer. Thank you for joining us in this journey.

This pattern was originally released as a CAL in August/September 2018. All CAL parts as well as the full version of the pattern are now included.

The CAL will be a series of 4 different clues. These clues will be launched 1 week apart. You will automatically receive notification through Ravelry as each clue is released.

August 12 - Official Launch - Supply List (available)

Clue 1: August 26 - RELEASED 08/26/18
Clue 2: September 2 - RELEASED 09/02/18
Clue 3: September 9 - RELEASED 09/0918
Clue 4: September 16 RELEASED 09/16/18

Short videos for the special 3-row repeat pattern used in Clue 2 and for special stitch used in Clue 4 are available at:


Skill level: This pattern is suitable for an intermediate crocheter or an adventurous advanced beginner.

This shawl comes with both written and charted instructions.

Sizes: Varies: Size depends on yarn and hook used as well as regular or smaller pattern instructions. It is also dependent on personal crochet tension

This shawl is symmetrical with a winged effect when complete.

Yarn Varies: Specific yarns and amounts are listed in the “Supply List” released 08/12/18 .

Some yarns used during beta testing are: Stylecraft Batik Swirl, Lion Brand Yarn in a Ball, Lion Brand Cupcake, Scheepjes Whirl

Crochet Hook: Varies 3.5 mm - 5.5 mm

Make sure to join the Wing and a Prayer Crochet on Facebook for official announcement on clue releases. Questions regarding the written pattern can be sent to AKnitMonkeyPlus@gmail.com or WingandaPrayerCrochet@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing your projects as they progress. Please be sure to post lots of pictures in the Wing and a Prayer Crochet group on Facebook.

Inspiration behind the design of Queen of the Walk:

I first met Nanci Gibbons when her husband, Tom, came to our church as our new pastor. Tom might have been assigned our new pastor, but it became abundantly clear from the very beginning that he would NOT be leading our church alone…he and Nanci were definitely a team. He would also be the first one to tell you that he could not have done all he did without her. She came in like a whirlwind and completely enraptured all of us from the moment we met her. Little did we know at that time, what a profound impact she would have on our lives.

In the summer of 1996, Nanci sponsored me, along with 5 other women in our church, on a spiritual retreat called a Walk to Emmaus. It was life changing for all of us, not only for the very important spiritual guidance and direction it offered but also for the intensely close bond we formed and have continued to share, long after she and Tom were assigned to a new church.

We have been meeting quarterly for the past 22 years, loving each other as sisters, but Nanci was and always will be the Queen of the Walk to the rest of us.

I have designed this shawl for Nanci using 7 different colors that represent not only the 7 of us in our Emmaus group, but also the 7 special needs and/or hard to place children that Tom and Nanci adopted, giving them 9 children in total.