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.
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.
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?
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: the pattern
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Gauge: 3”x5” (7 x 13 cm)= 3 rounds of DC pattern
Size of finished shawl: 33.5 x 65″ (85 x 166 cm)
I will be using US terms (British terms in brackets)
You will need :
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
Ch : chain
Sl st : slip stitch
DC: Double crochet (UK Treble)
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.
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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!