New Southwestern design in Mosaic Crochet - the Montana pattern includes a pocket shawl version, as well as a wrap, scarf or a blanket options!
Yarn, hook & gauge:
You can use any yarn you like for this pattern and a hook that suits your yarn. See the yarn stats table on page 21 for various yarn types and the amounts needed for this project.
For my Montana pocket shawl I used:
4.5 mm hook for the body
4 mm hook for the pockets
For my Montana blanket I used:
4.5 mm hook
4 mm hook if doing the double border
I used Beiroa from Rosa Pomar for both my wip Montana blanket and the pocket shawl
That’s 100% Portuguese wool, which comes in 100 g balls.
(that´s worsted weight, 100 g = 230 m)
For the Montana pocket shawl you need:
5 x balls of color A (I used color 401)
4 x balls of color B (I used color 478)
For the Montana blanket you will need:
14 x balls of color A (I used color 401)
12 x balls of color B
18 ST & 18 rows = 10 cm (in mosaic crochet)
Abbreviations (US terms):
ST = stitch/stitches
SS = slip stitch
CH = chain stitch
SC = single crochet (= DC in UK terms)
DC = double crochet (= TR in UK terms)
You can use the Montana pattern to make a pocket shawl, a wrap (that’s a rectangular shawl), a scarf or a blanket.
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 I recommend using contrasting colors.
If lefthanded, you can either start with the written pattern and then go on to the chart, reading it from right to left. Or just work from the chart and work it from left to right, the end result will then be the same.
The pattern comes in a predetermined size for a pocket shawl or a wrap in worsted weight yarn. That’s approximately:
170 cm (70”) wide and 65 cm (25.5”) long.
If making a shawl without the pockets, the width isn´t that relevant. But so that the pocket shawl fits you it seems that the general rule of thumb is that it should be approximately as wide as you are tall! I´m 166 cm tall and this size (170 cm) fits me. If you are maybe 160 cm tall or shorter, please consider making your pocket shawl in a DK weight yarn so that your shawl will be approximately 160 cm wide and will then fit you better!
Decide your own size!
This 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.