Garnet Cowl

Garnet Cowl with a purple tulip to side

Birthstone Collection

The Garnet Cowl is the first pattern available from the “Birthstone Collection.” The idea behind the collection is that I wanted a theme for some of my 2020 patterns.

I decided that a collection of cowls, scarves, and shawls would be perfect items to help bring the theme together. Each month I will release a pattern in the color of the month’s birthstone.

Amethyst Scarf – February
Zoe’s Aquamarine Infinity Scarf – March
Diamond Shawl – April
Emerald Asymmetrical Shawl – May
Pearl Infinity Cowl – June
Ruby Shawl – July
Peridot Shawl– August
Sapphire Shawl – September
Opal Shawl – October
Citrine Scarf – November
Turquoise Scarf – December

The Yarn

The garnet stone isn’t a simple solid red, it has hints of orange and yellow within it. Because of this I had a hard time finding the perfect shade. After searching all the yarn aisles of my local craft stores, I finally found the perfect color. Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in the colorway ‘Claret’ is the perfect color to help bring out the beauty of the garnet.


– Approximately 180 yards of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick or similar weight/style yarn
– N/10.00 mm crochet hook
– Scissors
– Measuring tape
– Yarn needle

Stitches Used

Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl St- Slip Stitch
St – Stitch

Black and white photo of Girl wearing "Garnet Cowl'
She loves the dramatic effect of the black and white. What she doesn’t get is that it doesn’t showcase the beauty of the yarn. But as you can see, the Garnet Cowl is a great fit at any age.

Gauge & Finished Size

Gauge:  8 Stitches x 6 Rows = 4” Square of stitch pattern

Finished Size: 15” wide x 12” tall


Winters can be really cold here in Massachusetts. When designing this pattern I wanted something that would keep me nice and warm. I also wanted something that wasn’t really plain either. I’m a big fan of simple designs that pair well with the classic ‘jeans and t-shirt’ outfit.


You can purchase the Garnet Cowl on Ravelry, Etsy, & Ribblr.

Trista from Crochets By Trista modeling the "Garnet Cowl"
This is what happens when the lighting is perfect to show how the beautiful colors of the yarn but you’ve put zero effort into your appearance for the day.

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