In this post, you will see Claire’s Tassel Shawl Crochet Pattern.
This is a replica of Claire’s shawl seen worn in Outlander season 1 episode 8 ‘Both Sides Now’, episode 10 ‘By The Pricking Of My Thumbs’, and episode 15 ‘Wentworth Prison’.
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Outlander Crochet Shawl With Tassels
The shawl’s colors and design were inspired by the shawl worn by Claire during season 1 of the Outlander series.
With a textured brown yarn similar to the shawl seen in the show, this project could be worked up in any color of your choice.
This pattern will allow you to create a large triangle shawl with a tassel stitched to each corner point.
You can see the knitted version of this shawl here – Sassenach Tassel Shawl Knitting Pattern
The Yarn you Need
- I used Alize SuperLana Maxi (100g (3.53 oz)/100mt (109 yards) – in color 240 – Dark Brown for the main body of the shawl (for the quantities you need please see the pattern info below).
- This yarn is a wool/acrylic blend and is very soft to the touch.
- For the black stripe, I used Alize SuperLana Maxi (100g (3.53 oz)/100mt (109 yards) – in color 60 – Black.
- You can substitute this yarn with any yarn that is bulky weight (05).
- I love this chunky – Hobby Lobby
- Lion Brand Hue + Me
- Comfort chunky – King Cole
- Softee chunky – Bernat
- Chunky cakes – Caron
- Re: Treat – West Yorkshire Spinners
- Simply chunky – Paintbox yarns
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’s Tassel Shawl Crochet Pattern
The shawl works up quickly and the design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable project.
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Skill Level – Basic (For beginners)
- 8 sts / 5 rows in 10x10cm/4×4 inches. (In pattern)
- 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) = 72 inches/183 cm
- One size
- You can easily adjust the size of the shawl (to make it larger) by working more rows than given in the pattern.
- You will need more yarn to make a larger size.
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
- DC – Double crochet
- HDC – Half double crochet
- Patt – Pattern
- Rep – Repeat
- RS – Right side
- SP – Space
- Sl-St – Slip stitch
- St(s) – Stitch(es)
- WS – Wrong side
Make a slipknot and ch 11.
- Row 1: 2 dc in 5th ch from hook. 1 dc in each of the next 2 ch. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch. 1 dc in each of next 2 ch. 3 dc in last ch, turn.
- Row 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in the first dc. 1 hdc in each st to the ch-2 sp (this is the middle V of the shawl). (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) all in the ch-2 sp. 1 hdc in each st to last dc. 3 hdc in the last dc. turn.
- Row 3: ch 3. 2 dc in the first st. 1 dc in each st to the ch-2 sp (this is the middle V of the shawl). (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in the ch-2 sp. 1 dc in each st to last dc. 3 dc in the last st. turn.
Rep rows 2 and 3 a further *22 times.
*This is where you can make it larger depending on your preferences, you can keep repeating rows 2 and 3 until you get your desired size.
*Please note if you make it smaller you may need less yarn and larger you will need more yarn.
- Finish by doing an Sl-St into the last ch, secure the yarn, leaving a small length of around 4 inches, and cut.
- Weave in all loose ends.
- Make 3 tassels from the yarn of your choice.
- I would suggest doing this before you start the shawl, to make sure you have enough yarn.
- Stitch one tassel to each corner point of the shawl.
You can see a tutorial on how to make tassels and attach them to the shawl here.
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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