In this post, you will see the Claire Outlander shawl crochet pattern.
This was inspired by the Rent shawl seen in Outlander season 1 and the dark green shawl from Season 5 (seen in the opening credits and in various episodes).
Scroll down to view the free pattern or you can grab a printer-friendly ad-free PDF here.
Outlander Claire Shawl
The shawl’s colors and design were inspired by the green Sontag shawl worn by Claire during season 5 of the Outlander series.
I chose colors from the Cascade 220 palette, that I thought would match as closely as possible to the original.
More Outlander Patterns
This pattern is part of my Outlander crochet collection, you can see the other Outlander crochet patterns here or take a look at the patterns below;
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This shawl pattern is great for beginners.
Claire Outlander Shawl Crochet Pattern
Skill Level – Basic (For beginners)
The shawl works up quickly and the design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable project.
This is a larger version of the Rent Shawl Crochet Pattern.
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- 10 sts / 5 rows in 10x10cm/4×4 inches. (In treble crochet)
- Gauge doesn’t matter much for this project.
- Length (laying flat and not stretched out) = 34 inches/86 cm
- Width (wingspan laying flat and not stretched out) = 68 inches/173 cm
- One size (S/M) – as you can see in the photos)
- You can adjust the shawl easily for your size, by working more rows of treble crochet in Yarn A before you work the stripes.
The Supplies You Need
- Cascade 220 Yarn.
- Yarn A – Cascade 220 – Shire 2445 100g/220yards x 1 (S) x 1.5 (M) 2 (L/XL) x 3+ (XL/XXL)
- Yarn B – Cascade 220 – Turtle 2452 100g/220yards x 1 (S) 1 (M) 1 (L/XL) 1 (XL/XXL)
- Yarn C – Cascade 220 – Smoke Heather 9450 100g/220yards x 1 (S/M) x 1 (L/XL) x 1 (XL/XXL)
- Yarn weight – Medium Weight 04/Aran/Worsted/10 Ply.
- Tape measure
- Darning needle
This pattern is written in US crochet terms.
You can get a free PDF download of all US and UK crochet terms and abbreviations here.
- CH – Chain
- Cont – Continue
- Patt – Pattern
- Rep – Repeat
- RS – Right side
- SP – Space
- Sl-St – Slip stitch
- St(s) – Stitch(es)
- TR – Treble crochet
- WS – Wrong side
Yarn A – Shire
Yarn B – Turtle
Yarn C – Smoke Heather
With Yarn A make a slipknot and ch 11.
- Row 1: 2 tr in 5th ch from hook. 1 tr in each of the next 2 ch. (2tr, ch 2, 2tr) in next ch. 1 tr in each of next 2 ch. 3 tr in last ch, turn.
- Row 2: ch 4. 2 tr in the first tr. 1 tr in each st to the ch-2 sp (this is the middle V of the shawl). (2tr, ch 2, 2tr) all in the ch-2 sp. 1 tr in each st to last tr. 3 tr in the last tr. turn.
Rep row 2 a further *28 times (all in Yarn A).
*You can make it larger here depending on your preferences, you can keep repeating row 2 until you get your desired size. Then work on the color changes for the stripes.
Please note if you make it smaller you may need less yarn and larger you will need more yarn – see the yarn quantities on page 2.
- Row 21: Change to Yarn B and rep row 2.
- Row 22: Change to Yarn C and rep row 2.
- Finish by doing an Sl-St into the last st, secure the yarn, leaving a small length of around 4 inches, and cut.
- Weave in all loose ends.
Finishing And Blocking
You may wish to block your shawl, you can do that as follows:
- Make sure all ends are woven in using a tapestry needle or method of choice.
For Wool fibers…
- Gently block by filling a sink or water basin with lukewarm water, and add a small amount of rinse less wool wash.
- Place the items in the water and gently massage out any air bubbles.
- Drain water, gently squeezing out any excess water from the item, then roll in a towel, and stomp on the towel roll to remove any more excess water.
- Lay the item out on a towel to approx. finished wingspan measurements and allow to dry completely.
For Acrylic Fibers…
- Acrylic yarn can be blocked through steam blocking.
- This method works because steam blocking uses heat to slightly melt and mold plastic fibers in acrylic yarn into the desired shape.
- Wet and spray blocking do not work because they do not apply heat, only water.
To learn more about blocking please see this tutorial here – Blocking Knits
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