Clifton Granny Cowl by Janine Myska

Clifton Granny Cowl

December 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7 repeats = 4 inches
in Completed granny square measures 4.5” (11.5 cm) square, blocked.
3.5 mm (E)
425 yards (389 m)
One Size
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This pattern was designed specially for the month of December as I am the designer of the month for WeCrochet and Gloss is the yarn of the month. You can shop all my patterns on WeCrochet, including this new one, for 30% off through the month of December!

The Clifton Granny Cowl is a unique take on a classic granny square scarf that integrates a medley of textured stitches and motif shapes into a beautifully textured cowl. Rather than seaming the squares together side-by-side like blocks, they are joined on a diagonal, using triangular versions of the granny squares to fill in the gaps. A clean, knit-like ribbing is added last to improve the structure and the fit.

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Yarn: Fingering—WeCrochet Gloss Fingering in Smokey Quartz

  • 70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk
  • 220 yds (201 m) per 1.7 oz (50 g) hank
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Yardage Required: 2 hanks or 425 yds (389 m)

If substituting WeCrochet Gloss, choose any similar, category #1 fingering weight yarn (also sometimes referred to as sock weight or 4-ply) that matches gauge. Always swatch before beginning to ensure you are happy with the resulting fabric.

Hook: Size U.S. E/4 (3.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: Tapestry needle

Completed granny square measures 4.5” (11.5 cm) square, blocked.

Finished cowl measures 25.5” (65 cm) in circumference and 10.75” (27 cm) in height, measured after blocking.

Written in U.S. Crochet terms

bpdc: back post double crochet
bpsc: back post single crochet
ch: chain
ch-sp: chain space
dc: double crochet
dc2tog: double crochet 2 stitches together
dc3tog: double crochet 3 stitches together
fpdc: front post double crochet
fpsc: front post single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
rep: repeat
RS: right side
sc: single crochet
sk: skip
sl st: slip stitch
st(s): stitches
tr: treble crochet
WS: wrong side
yoslst: yarn over slip stitch—yarn over, insert hook into designated st, yarn over, draw loop through stitch and immediately through both loops on hook

Pattern Notes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Parentheses: When pattern indicates to work a sequence in parentheses, all instructions within the parentheses will be worked into the same stitch.
For example, “(tr, ch 2, tr) in next st” means to work 1 treble crochet and 2 chains and then 1 more treble crochet all into the same st, a method of increasing.

Turning Chain: On some rnds, the turning chain counts as a stitch while on others it does not. Be sure to pay close attention to the stitch instructions as well as the stitch charts when crocheting your granny squares.

Stitch Counts: Stitch counts are listed after each row/rnd. If no stitch count is given, there has been no change since the previous row/rnd.

Right Side (RS): For the squares, the RS is the side that faces you while you crochet each rnd. For the triangles, the RS is the side that faces you while crocheting the even numbered rows.

Color: Clifton is a great pattern base to play with color! The sample is shown in one unifying color; however, you could personalize yours by using multiple colors for each round or introduce additional colors anywhere you see fit.