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Claire’s Tassel Shawl Crochet Pattern


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’.

Scroll down to view the free pattern or you can grab your printer-friendly ad-free PDF here.

Tassel crochet shawl pin

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

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Crochet triangle shawl

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).

Yarn Substitutes

  • 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
Easy Outlander crochet triangle shawl
Crochet triangle shawl with tassels

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This shawl pattern is great for beginners.

Crochet shawl with tassels


The shawl works up quickly and the design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable project.

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Skill Level – Basic (For beginners)

Crochet shawl


  • 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.
Tassel shawl size

The Supplies You Need


  • 6 x Alize Superlana Maxi – Color 810 (Dark Brown)
  • Total yarn needed – 600g/654yds/600m
  • Any UK Chunky/USA Bulky/AUS 12 Ply yarn will be suitable for this project.


8 mm (US L-11) hook


Triangle shawl crochet


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. – Crochet Abbreviations And Terms (US + UK)

  • 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
Outlander Claire's tassel shawl crochet pattern


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.

Crochet triangle shawl

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.

Blocking Tutorial

To learn more about blocking please see this tutorial here – Blocking Knits – How To Block Knitting Guide

Outlander shawl Claire season one

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  1. Thankyou for this lovely pattern……all set and ready to start when the weather cools in South Australia.
    Could you translate this pattern into a KNITTING patter (in Garter stitch for example)? My friend would prefer a knitted version.
    Thankyou again

  2. Thank you for the Advent series of great free patterns! Wishing you a very merry Christmas and all the best in 2024. My knitting skills have increased exponentially since I found your site.

    1. Hello Anne,
      Thank you for your kind words, I’m so happy you enjoyed the patterns and that your knitting skills are growing!
      I hope you find more yarn and patterns to inspire you in 2024.
      Happy knitting 🙂