Crochet The Highland Queen Cowl
Hello everyone! This week I am bringing to you a new instalment in the Vintage Crochet Series. Today’s tutorial is for an Outlander Inspired Cowl. Indeed, I have been very inspired by the knitwear worn by Claire in Outlander. I thought I would recreate this beautiful neck warmer.
The video tutorial for this easy project can be found here: Crochet The Highland Queen Cowl Video Tutorial
A few months ago I had recreated Claire’s shawl from season 2. You can find this easy and vintage project here: Crochet The Claire Highlands Shawl Pattern.
Crochet The Highland Queen Cowl: the inspiration
I was inspired to make this crochet cowl a while ago. I just needed to find the right yarn. It seemed quite difficult to locate some yarn to create this earthy and elegant project. I then spotted Sirdar’s new yarn on Instagram, called Sirdar Adventure. And this beautiful, super chunky yarn seemed perfect for the completion of this project.
I absolutely love Outlander, and everything about this series. The epic romance and adventure, as well as the clothes and beautiful scenery, inspire my crocheter’s heart it seems.
Claire, and other protagonists, are always wearing beautiful clothing, perfect for recreating. I do love the vintage, earthy tones of Outlander. I know I will be creating more projects from this series for my Vintage Crochet Series.
The Vintage Crochet Series can be found here on my blog: The Vintage Crochet Series
It comprises plenty of vintage crochet projects, inspired by times gone by. You can find plenty of historically inspired projects, from the 18th Century up until the 1950’s. I have also recreated plenty of Regency and Edwardian Era accessories. Let me know if you have crocheted any of these items.
Crochet The Highland Queen Cowl: the yarn
As mentioned above, I used Sirdar Adventure for this beautiful cowl. This is a new yarn by Sirdar, and is absolutely beautiful. It is stunning and so soft! I first spotted it on their Instagram account, and knew it would be a perfect match for my Outlander cowl.
It is made out of 80% acrylic, and 20% wool. It is beautifully soft and squishy. Also, it is a super chunky yarn, so perfect for those Winter, cosy makes that need to be warm and cosy. The project also builds up very quickly.
I was not disappointed when I was working with this yarn, and have already ordered more skeins in cream to make a warm and cosy sweater.
Let me know if you have ever made any crochet items with this yarn. I love to hear your voice!
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Crochet An Outlander Inspired Cowl: the pattern
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Notes: I will be writing in US terms
Gauge: 4.5″ (12 cm) = 5 rows
4.5″ (12 cm) = 9 HDC
Gauge is not crucial for completion of this project
Measurements before sewing: 8″ (21 cm) large and 57″ (=145 cm) long
2 skeins of Sirdar Adventure in shade Frosted Earth (or any other super chunky yarn of your preference)
12 mm crochet hook
Pair of scissors
Sl st: Slip stitch
HDC: Half Double Crochet (UK Half Treble Crochet)
BLO: Back loop only
EOR: End of row
Start pattern here:
Make a slip knot, and ch 16
Complete rows as follows
1: HDC into 3rd ch from hook, and into every ch until eor (first ch 2=HDC)
2: Ch 2 (=HDC), turn your work, HDC into the back loop only of the 2nd st, and into the back loop only of every st until eor (including ch 2 from previous row)
3-66: repeat row 2
Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing
Sewing and creating cowl:
Lay your cowl flat, and place both extremities against each other to create seam.
With tapestry needle and long tail, sew your project together using the mattress stitch.
Once you have sewed the entire length of the seam, tie a knot, and tidy up your loose end.
Fasten off, tidy up all loose ends if you have any.
Disclaimer: This crochet project is not an official Outlander product, and is not linked in any way to the Outlander franchise. It is my take on a cowl seen in the series Outlander, for which I recreated a crochet version. Thank you for stopping by!