Sassenach Claire Outlander Crochet Cowl by Polly Foo Foo

Sassenach Claire Outlander Crochet Cowl

September 2014
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 5 rows = 4 inches
15.0 mm (P/Q)
200 - 212 yards (183 - 194 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

UPDATE: I have added three of mini tutorials/crochetalongs, in hopes that they may be helpful in any way :)

After sharing my knitted pattern of Claire’s Cowl, quite a few people asked for a crocheted version. The knitted cowl is in garter stitch, of which there is no real equivalent in crochet. So after some experimenting and some results that were not quite what I wanted, I came up with this pattern, which I feel comes about as close as possible to the knitted version, both in appearance and drape. I really like it and I hope you do too!

I hope to see how your projects turn out :) Happy Crocheting!

Thank you to everyone who is sharing pics of their lovely work. I so enjoy seeing your project and hearing about your experience!


I continued mine until I reached about 14 inches height, which was 16 rounds for me. It was long enough to act as a hood/snood. I still had enough yarn left over to do probably another 2 rounds. (I believe it takes 12 yards of this yarn to make 1 round, but don’t hold me to that).

If you want to make a chain (“turning chain” though you are not turning) at the end of every round, I don’t think that would be a problem. I did not do it that way and was happy with the way it turned out.

You don’t have to make it as tall as I have. You control how tall you want to make this. Just keep going around until you want to stop. At my gauge, 1 skein of yarn would make at least 8 inches tall cowl. It’s up to you! Since there is no bind off row with crochet, you just stop wherever you want.

If you have any questions or if something doesn’t look right with my instructions, please let me know!