Back to Scotland Crochet Cowl


Back to Scotland Crochet Cowl

Whether you're Claire Randall from the Outlander series who time travels to Scotland or simply a curious adventurer, this Back to Scotland Crochet Cowl will definitely keep you warm. Scotland is a gorgeous place filled with wonder, but it can get chilly, especially if it rains, so you'll want to wrap yourself up in this soft bulky cowl. We love the vintage look of this cowl from Red Heart, almost as authentic as a garment out of the play Brigadoon! We love Scotland and we know you'll love this crochet pattern too.


Crochet HookQ or 16mm hook

Yarn Weight(7) Jumbo

Crochet Gauge4 sc = 3 (9.5 cm); 4 rows = 3 (9 cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.


  • RED HEART® Grande™: 6 balls 307 Oatmeal
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 16 mm [US Q]
  • Large eye yarn needle

Size: Cowl measures 24” wide x 56” circumference (61 x 142 cm)


  • Cowl is worked in joined rounds with right side facing.
  • You may prefer to use a crochet hook to weave in ends.

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  1. Ch 61.
  2. Round 1 (right side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; join with slip st in first sc—60 sc.
  3. Round 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 3, skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * around, ch 3, skip last 2 sc; join with slip st in first sc— 20 sc and 20 ch-3 spaces.
  4. Round 3: Slip st in first ch-3 space, ch 1, 3 sc in same space and in each ch-3 space around; join with slip st in first sc—60 sc.
  5. Rounds 4–27: Repeat Rounds 2 and 3 twelve times.
  6. Fasten off.
  8. Weave in ends.


  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated

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this works up nicely...BUT don't twist while making it.....

How chic! I love the rustic and yet elegant look of this pattern. I think it would keep even my cold-natured daughters warm. They would think it is quite stylish! The directions look simple enough too. I can see this in a neutral color as done here but imagine it in a jewel tone color against a black back drop! Ew la la...pretty!

This Back To Scotland crochet cowl is inspired from a television showed called the Outlander. It first aired back in 2014 and I am not familiar at all with this show. I know there have been several television shows and movies that have been the inspiration to crochet, knit, and jewelry projects. I myself created a necklace based on the television show Two Broke Girls. Who else knows of any others?

Oh my word, thank you for this free pattern! I have to have this stunning wrap for those days when I just wants to be cozy and warm and look gorgeous too, lol. I even already have the yarn in my considerable hoard of yarns so I can get started right away. My yarn is a lighter color but I am sure it will look just as good as the photo.

All I can say is, wow! What a statement piece for your wardrobe. Bigger is better in this case. Just like the super scarf phenomenon, this oversized cowl is high fashion. I imagine it works up fast, too, with such a bulky yarn and the hook size being used. I will have to try this one for myself, and make one for my senior-aged aunt who is eternally cold.

Ive seen this Red Heart pattern before, but I think the name had something to do with the Outlander television show. It is HUGE for a cowl and really looks more like a shawl. It also calls for a Q crochet hooknot something most people keep in the bag. The pattern itself is simple enough, but I wonder if working it up using a smaller hook might not turn out just as well.

This is a nice cowl chunky enough for the Scotland weather to keep you warm the whole winter through. It helps that the pattern is right up front. Thanks for this.

Love this pattern. It tuned out so beautifully. Perfect for my needs. I worked it in an eggplant colored yarn. Not traditional, but I love the color. Going to make a second in the suggested color.

would someone please do a video of this cowl being made? I am confused, i have never made a cowl before, the pattern says to chain 61 then sc in the second from the hook, are you supposed to join the chain before stating the sc? and edandcandy 0115443 are you supposed to twist the whole chain over or is there supposed to be an actual twist in the chain row? Please help. I really want to make this cowl. Thank you in advance.

Notes 1. Cowl is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join unless instructed to do so. 2. Beginning chains are twisted before joining. Lay the chains flat with back bars facing, hold one end in place, twist the chains once so back bars are again facing, then join with slip stitch in first chain. 3. There is no right or wrong side to this piece so cowl can be worn with either side facing.

LOVE the pattern, but with working in the rounds, how do you get the twist in it? Would love a quick response as I am working on this right now. Tyia


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