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Crochet Claire’s Rent Shawl From Outlander


Crochet Claire’s Rent shawl from Outlander with this easy pattern.

This shawl is seen in Outlander season 1 episode 5 ‘Rent’ worn over a tartan dress when Claire attends to the clan MacKenzie.

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Rent shawl free crochet pattern

Design Inspired By The Outlander Costumes

If you have been watching the Outlander TV series, in season one, Claire wore a very distinctive triangle shawl.

Inspired by the knitted shawl I created a crochet version that looks similar.

This is an easy shawl worked from the top down and two different colored stripes are added.

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Outlander rent shawl crochet
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Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This rent shawl pattern is great for beginners.

Rent shawl Outlander crochet


Skill Level – Basic (For beginners)

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

View a longer/larger version of this shawl pattern here – Claire Outlander Shawl Crochet Pattern {Fraser’s Ridge}

Copyright Info

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Claire's rent shawl Outlander crochet


  • 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) = 48 inches/122 cm
  • Width (wingspan laying flat and not stretched out) = 26 inches/66 cm
  • One size (Small – 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.
Crochet Rent shawl measurements

The Supplies You Need


  • Cascade 220 Yarn.
  • Yarn A – Cascade 220 – Smoke Heather 9450 100g/220yards x 1 (S) x 2 (M) x 3 (L/XL) x 4/5 (XL/XXL)
  • Yarn B – Cascade 220 – Black 8555 100g/220yards x 1 (S/M) x 1 (L/XL) x 1 (XL/XXL)
  • Yarn C – Cascade 220 – Shire 2445 100g/220yards x 1 (S/M) x 1 (L/XL) x 1 (XL/XXL)
  • Yarn weight – Medium Weight 04/Aran/Worsted/10 Ply.


5 mm (US H-8) hook.


Claire's rent shawl crochet pattern


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
  • Patt – Pattern
  • Rep – Repeat
  • RS – Right side
  • SP – Space
  • Sl-St – Slip stitch
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • TR – Treble crochet
  • WS – Wrong side
Crochet Claire's Rent shawl from Outlander

Claire’s Rent Shawl Crochet Pattern

Yarn A – Light green (smoke heather)

Yarn B – Black

Yarn C – Dark green (shire)

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 *18 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.
Claire's Outlander shawl from the rent episode

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

Rent shawl Outlander crochet

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