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Outlander Shawl Crochet Pattern (Claire’s Carolina)

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This Outlander Shawl Crochet Pattern will allow you to create a large triangle shawl with stripes in the design.

Seen worn by Claire Fraser in season 4, episode 1 ‘America The Beautiful’, and in future episodes.

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Claire's Carolina Outlander Shawl Crochet Pattern

Outlander Crochet Patterns

Most of the pieces that Claire wears during the Outlander series are knit and not crocheted.

I decided to create crochet versions of some of the most loved pieces inspired by the knits on the show.

You can see all of the knitted versions here – Outlander Knitting Patterns.

Outlander crochet shawl free pattern

Inspired by the shawls seen in the Outlander TV show

If you have been watching the Outlander TV show, in season four, Claire has worn some very distinctive crossover triangle shawls.

Inspired by the brown shawl Claire wears in Carolina, the triangle-shaped shawl is crocheted in double crochet.

The design of the shawl is made so that you can wrap it around your body and tie it at the back.

Carolina shawl crochet pattern

The Carolina Crochet Shawl

This shawl is worked from the top down in double crochet.

The shawl will grow in size through a series of increases that occur at each end of the shawl and in the center.

Stripes are added by changing colors when the shawl has been worked to a certain size.

Sontag shawl crochet pattern

The Yarn you Need

  • I used Alize SuperLana Maxi (100g (3.53 oz)/100mt (109 yards) – in the 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 the 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
Outlander crochet
Outlander crochet patterns

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

This shawl pattern is great for any beginners.

Crochet Claire's shawl from Outlander

Outlander Shawl Crochet Pattern (Claire’s Carolina)

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Notes

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

Copyright Info

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  • You may sell items produced using this pattern.
  • In all product listings please credit Handy Little Me (Louise Bollanos) as the designer.
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Skill Level – Basic (For beginners)

Gauge

  • 8 sts / 4 rows in 10x10cm/4×4 inches. (In double crochet)
  • Gauge doesn’t matter much for this project.

Measurements/Sizes

  • Length tip to tip (laying flat and not stretched out) = 38 inches/ 96 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 in double crochet in Yarn A before you create the stripes in Yarn B.
  • You will need more yarn to make a larger size.
Crochet Carolina shawl size

The Supplies You Need

Yarn

  • 6 x Alize Superlana Maxi – Color 240 (Brown) 600g/654yds/600m
  • 2 x Alize Superlana Maxi – Color 60 (Black) 200g/218yds/200m
  • Yarn Weight – Bulky 05/Chunky/12 Ply.
  • You can purchase the Alize yarns from YarnStreet or from Etsy.
  • Yarn substitute – “I love this chunky super soft” from Hobby Lobby in Mocha and Cool Black. 

Yarn Substitutes

  • I love this chunky – Hobby Lobby
  • Hue + Me -Lion Brand
  • Comfort chunky – King Cole
  • Softee chunky – Bernat
  • Chunky cakes – Caron
  • Re: Treat – West Yorkshire Spinners
  • Simply chunky – Paintbox yarns
Carolina shawl crochet pattern

Abbreviations

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
  • Patt – Pattern
  • Rep – Repeat
  • RS – Right side
  • SC – Single crochet
  • SP – Space
  • SS – Slip stitch
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • WS – Wrong side
Crochet Outlander shawl

Pattern

Yarn A – Brown

Yarn B – Black

With Yarn A ch 10.

  • Row 1: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook. 1 dc in each of the next 2 ch. (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in next ch. 1 dc in each of next 2 ch. 3 dc in last ch, turn.
  • Row 2: ch 3. 2 dc in the first dc. 1 dc in each st to the ch-2 sp (this is the middle V of the shawl). (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) all in the ch-2 sp. 1 dc in each st to last dc. 3 dc in the last dc. turn.

Rep row 2 a further *22 times (all in Yarn A).

*This is where you can make it larger 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.

  • Row 23: Change to Yarn B and rep row 2.
  • Row 24: Change to Yarn A and rep row 2.
  • Row 25: Change to Yarn B and rep row 2.
  • Row 26: Change to Yarn A and rep row 2.
  • Row 27: Change to Yarn B and rep row 2.
  • Row 28: Change to Yarn A and rep row 2.
  • Row 29: Change to Yarn B and work the following: ch 2. 2 sc in the first st. 1 sc in each st to the ch-2 sp (this is the middle V of the shawl). (2sc, ch 2, 2sc) all in the ch-2 sp. 1 sc in each st to last st. 3 sc in the last st.
  • Finish by doing an SS into the last ch, secure the yarn, leaving a small length of around 4 inches, and cut.
  • Weave in all loose ends.
Claire's Carolina Shawl Outlander Crochet Pattern

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

Crochet Claire's shawl from Outlander

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