I saw a photo preview of a pattern a while ago, it’s one of those patterns that blows your mind. The Excitement is overwhelming and you just can’t wait to get started. You set up notifications so you don’t miss release day and with one click it’s in your cart. A few clicks and details later, it’s downloaded and waiting patiently for you to start.
When Tinna from, Tinna Crochets, uploaded a preview of her up and coming pattern, I got all the feels. My mind raced with all the colour possibilities. With two ideas firmly set in my mind, I discovered that there were more exciting discussions to be made because you can use Tinna’s new pattern to make a pocket shawl, a wrap (that’s a rectangular shawl), a scarf or a blanket. How awesome is that.
Tinna always works her socks off to give us the perfect pattern, with loads of different choices to make it your own and that what makes her stand out from the rest. She is by far my favourite designer and truly deserves all the praise she gets for her exceptional skill. And what’s makes purchasing and making one of her masterpieces even better, is she is the nicest of people, she kind, approachable and extremely helpful. She gives it her all and I am in awe of her talent.
So let me tell you about her new pattern. It’s called
The Montana is a New Southwestern design in Mosaic Crochet. The Montana consists of a charted mosaic pattern that comes in 3 variations, always with a 56 ST repeat, which can therefore be worked in various sizes. This is a chart pattern, the rows are not written up, and includes written instructions on how and in which order to work the user-friendly charts. Each row is worked with only one color at a time. The piece is always crocheted flat in rows, work one row in color A (main color) and then one row in color B (pattern color), alternating with each row. You will need at least two colors and Tinna recommends using contrasting colors.
The Montana is a continuous pattern, that is worked flat in repeats, so you can decide yourself on both the width and the length of your wrap, scarf or blanket. You can use any yarn you like for this pattern and a hook that suits your yarn. Tinna even gives you a yarn stats table on page 21 of the pattern for various yarn types and the amounts needed for this project. If you are confused by numbers and maths and can’t work out how much yarn you need, you can always ask for help in Tinnas Facebook group, that’s what I did and everyone was kind and helpful.
I am itching to start my version of the Montana.
Hurry up Mr Postman. I’m going to have to order my yarn a little at a time as lockdown hasn’t been the kindest on our finances and with Christmas just around the corner, I just couldn’t justify a huge splurge on yarn. I know I have plenty of yarn ( which I’m thinking about selling, well all my double knit and maybe my chunky yarn) but this striking pattern deserves good quality yarn and I’m just can not and will not compromise by using a cheaper yarn. If that means I have to go a little slower than that’s what’s going to happen because the perfect pattern calls for the perfect yarn. As soon as my few skeins of happy mail arrive, my hook will be ready and I’ll be starting my Montana adventure.
The pattern has so much detail, consisting of a charted mosaic pattern that comes in 3 variations, always with a 56 ST repeat, which can therefore be worked in various sizes. It is a chart pattern, the rows are not written up, but includes written instructions on how and in which order to work the user-friendly charts. It also comes with different boarder options including Tinna’s Genius double border.
Before I sign off, here’s a few places you can find our very talented designer and friend.
Tinna’s website can be found here.
You can find all Tinna’s delicious pattern here on Ravelry.
You can show off you makes on her Facebook Group, Tina’s Crochet Club.
You can also follow her on Instagram, here.
You can find her on YouTube here.
Lastly, a huge Thank you to Tinna, for not only this delicious pattern but for allowing me to share her wonderful photos and exceptional video.
Too-da-loo for now.