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Outlander Cowl Crochet Pattern


The Outlander cowl crochet pattern will allow you to create a large cozy cowl in the style of Claire Fraser.

You will have seen this cowl/scarf that Claire wears in season 1, episode 3 ‘The way out’.

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Outlander crochet cowl free pattern

Outlander Claire’s Crochet Cowl

If you have been watching the Outlander TV series, in season one, Claire wore a very distinctive chunky brown cowl.

Inspired by the knitted cowl she wears during her travels into the past, this is a crochet version.

The design of the cowl is made in one piece, then seamed, so that you can wrap it around your neck twice.

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Crochet cowl

A great project for any beginners

The cowl pattern in this post is a great beginner project for anyone who is learning to crochet.

If you have never crocheted anything before, this would be a really easy accessory for you to begin with.

The Outlander cowl is crocheted using a large hook size and super bulky yarn, making this an easy and quick make.

Crochet cowl made with Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick

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

This cowl pattern is great for any beginner.

Outlander cowl


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

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Skill Level – Basic (For beginners)


  • 7 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 before seaming) = 54 inches/ 137 cm
  • Width (laying flat and not stretched out) = 8 inches/21 cm
  • One size
  • You can easily adjust the size of the cowl (to make it smaller or larger) by working fewer or more rows than given in the pattern.
  • You will need more yarn to make a larger size (1 ball of yarn).
Claire's cowl Outlander

The Supplies You Need



10 mm (US N-15) hook.


Wool ease thick and quick barley


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
  • SC – Single crochet
  • SP – Space
  • Sl-St – Slip stitch
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • WS – Wrong side
Outlander cowl crochet pattern


Make a slipknot and CH 16.

  • Row 1: 1 SC into the 2nd CH from hook, 1 SC into every CH to the end of the row, turn,
  • Row 2: CH 2, 1 HDC into every st to the end of the row, turn,
  • Row 3: CH 3, 1 DC into every st to the end of the row, turn,
  • Row 4: CH 1, 1 SC into every st to the end of the row, turn,

Rep rows 2-4 a further 20 times or until you run out of yarn.

Finish by working a Sl-St into the final st and leaving a length of yarn of around 20 inches for seaming.

To make a larger size you can add one more ball of yarn.

It is easy to adjust the size as you work, test it out against yourself and see if you need to make it longer.

You can also make it wider if you want to by chaining more sts at the start, CH 18, or even 20 for a much bulkier wider cowl.

Making Up

  • Weave in all loose ends.
  • Seam the ends together on the right side of the work, using the mattress stitch. – Mattress Stitch – How To Seam Knitting
  • You can sc the seams together instead if you wish.
Outlander cowl

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