Crochet The Claire Shawl from Outlander
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Crochet The Claire Shawl from Outlander


Crochet The Claire Shawl from Outlander

Hello everyone! I hope you are well. Today I am bringing to you a new crochet project, on how to crochet The Claire Shawl from Outlander. This project is of course inspired by a shawl I have seen in the series Outlander. It’s a beautiful, yet simple shawl worn by the main character Claire. The V shape of this wrap is iconic of the 18th century.

Crochet The Claire Shawl from Outlander
This vintage looking shawl is very romantic

This is a very simple crochet project. If you are a beginner, it is a very easy pattern for you to follow. Let me know if you enjoyed this project.

The video tutorial can be found here:Crochet The Outlander Shawl Video Tutorial

Crochet The Claire Shawl from Outlander: the inspiration

This crochet project’s inspiration comes from the series Outlander of course. The main character Claire is seen wearing a green triangle shawl in one of the episodes. It is a beautiful knit triangle wrap, so very Scottish in it’s look, with a strip of black at the bottom of it. It is simple yet beautiful.

When I spotted this triangle shawl, I really wanted to recreate a crochet version of it. This is where my inspiration came from. I love the romantic, yet vintage feel this wrap has. It also has a very Scottish look, of course.

The vintage crochet series

This crochet wrap is the new instalment of my vintage crochet series. I absolutely love creating new patterns for my vintage crochet series, and this project was no exception. I love going back in time, imagining how women in past eras wore crochet accessories. When I create a new project for the vintage crochet series, I love researching the eras that I create these patterns for. I draw inspiration from engravings and paintings, as well as descriptions I find in books and novels.

Crochet The Claire Shawl from Outlander
This shawl is really easy

As I was an art historian for many years, the vintage crochet series is perfect for me to create new patterns. Do you love past and vintage accessories too? I would love to know!

I do love the vintage crochet series, and you can find lots of different patterns inspired by past times on my blog. You simply need to have a look here, and you will find all sorts of crochet projects ranging from the 18th century up until the 1950s: The vintage crochet series

Crochet The Claire Shawl from Outlander: 18th Century Scottish inspiration

The Claire crochet shawl is inspired by the shawl worn by the character Claire Fraser when she travels back in time to 18th century Scotland. I really loved the idea of recreating such an iconic accessory. The simple design of this wrap really appealed to me. Do you like this project as me?

Crochet a romantic wrap
This shawl really has a Highlander kind of vibe

This shawl can be spotted in season 2 of the series.

Also, I would love to know if there is any other accessory from the series Outlander that you would like me to reproduce? Let me know in the comments if there are!

I created this wrap with Stylecraft Special Aran in shades Sage and black. This is an Aran weight 4 yarn, which can easily be substituted with another similar yarn. Paintbox Aran yarns are a great choice for this project too. I really love crocheting with Aran yarn.

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Crochet The Claire Shawl from Outlander
I used Aran weight 4 yarn for this project

Crochet The Claire Shawl from Outlander: the pattern

You can purchase and download the PDF pattern file from Etsy here: The Outlander Shawl PDF from Etsy

This really helps me and my small business, and I truly appreciate the support.

Level: Easy/beginner

Gauge: 3”x5” (7 x 13 cm)= 3 rounds of DC pattern

Size of finished shawl: 33.5 x 65″ (85 x 166 cm)

Notes :
I will be using US terms (British terms in brackets)
You will needΒ :

3 skeins of Stylecraft Special Aran in shade Sage (you can substitute with Paintbox Aran, or any Aran weight 4 yarn)

1 skein of Stylecraft Special Aran in shade Black

6 mm crochet hook

Pair of scissors

Tapestry needle

AbbreviationsΒ :

Β St: Stitch

ChΒ : chain

Sl stΒ : slip stitch

DC: Double crochet (UK Treble)

To begin:

With shade Sage, make a slip knot.

Ch 4, sl st through 1st stitch to from a ring.

Complete rows as follows:

1: Ch 3 (=DC), 5 DC in ring, ch 2, 6 DC in same ring.

2: Ch 3 (=DC), turn your work. DC into same 1st stitch, DC into each DC until center ch 2 space. Place 2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC into space. DC into every DC until eor, 2 DC in last stitch (ch 3 from previous row).

3-33: repeat row 2.

34-35: fasten off colour sage. Attach shade black to first DC of round. Repeat row 2.

36-37: fasten off colour black. Attach shade sage to first DC of round. Repeat row 2.

Fasten off. Tidy up all loose ends.

To tie your shawl as pictured in the photo:

Simply place your shawl across your shoulders, with the V of the shawl on your back. Take both ends of the shawl (across your shoulders) and create a criss-cross across your chest. Now simply tie both ends of the shawl in your back with a simple or double knot.

outlander shawl
Create a criss cross at the front with your shawl

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I hope you have a lovely week my dear crochet friends!

See you next week for a new crochet tutorial and free pattern,

Xoxo Selina.

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!

Crochet a romantic wrap
This shawl is very romantic


  • Amy

    Hi, thanks for the free pattern – I’m new to all this crotcheting, can you tell me a substitute for the fabric thats not acrylic? Thanks!

    • Selina Veronique

      Hello, and thank you for your comment. To find a substitute you really like, I recommend you visit, if you type in the name of the original yarn it will give you a whole list of substitutes you can use. Hope this helps!

      • Beck

        I love this! Thanks for writing this up and sharing. I have a question about the pattern. The abbreviations’ section includes, “SC: Single crochet”, but there are no single crochet stitches written in the pattern. Are there any instructions missing from the pattern? I want to make sure the pattern is complete before I start making this shawl.

  • Jaye Hubarth

    I would love to see a crochet version of the wrap that Bree is wearing when she meets Jamie for the first time.

    Thanks much for this pattern.

  • alexandra garcia

    Hi Selena,
    Lovely pattern and so fun to make. I am finishing up this project and how a question about tail ends. During the color shifts you suggested crocheting the tail ends by laying them on top of the stitches. Is that all that needs to be done so that the ends don’t unravel? Do you use a darning needle to weave in any of these ends also? Thank you!

    • Selina Veronique

      Hello and thank you! So I usually just lay my tails ends under the stitches as you mention, it is usually all I do before snipping off the tail ends. But you can weave them in too if you want the added security: usually I just play it by ear. Hope you have a lovely day!

  • Jennifer Watson

    I need to add about 4 inches to each side to wrap around the person but not add anymore to the length. What would be the best way to do this?

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