The Virus Shawl

Posted by Amy | Posted in Staff Projects | Posted on 11-09-2015



Have you heard of the Virus shawl? If you haven’t already, then we may possibly be about to spread the ‘virus’ a little further (pardon the pun). This fabulous crochet shawl is ever so addictive once you start. Stacey is planning to start her fourth Virus shawl this weekend, bearing in mind she made the first one only last week, it really is a quick make. Could this be where the name Virus shawl comes from?

The pattern is a chart, which Stacey assures me is super easy to follow. Once you get the gist of the pattern you will be off and away in the flow of the pattern. The pattern can be found on Woolpedia website with a downloadable chart, plus helpful videos for left handed or right handed crocheters.

Stacey chose Stylecraft Cabaret for her first Virus shawl in shade Aurora. Self striping yarns work so well with this pattern creating gorgeous waves of colour!




Stacey is part way through this one in King Cole Riot Dk shade РNeon, so far she has used one ball.


A second shawl in King Cole Riot Dk, a shade Stacey had tucked away in her stash. We have matched a similar colour in King Cole Country Tweed that would produce a similar effect.


In fact Stacey plans to used this shade of King Cole Country Tweed Dk for the next Virus shawl to take over her crochet hook!


Have you crocheted a Virus shawl? What yarn have you used?




Comments (9)

That’s a very pretty shawl. Thanks for sharing, I’ve never heard of Woolpedia but they have some interesting patterns!

I just finished my virus shawl using Caron Simply Soft Gold Ombre. It took 5 1/2 skeins using a H hook. It is lovely and warm. I could not figure out how to post a picture… sorry.

Would you happen to know where I can get instructions other then a graph? I have not crocheted for years and need proper instructions.
Thank you!

Hi Sharon,

Unfortunately there are only instructions available as a chart. If you click on the Woolpedia page there are videos availanble to follow too. They have done them for both left handed and right handed crocheters.

Kind regards,

If you print out the chart, then watch the videos first before starting to crochet, you’ll find the charts do make a lot of sense. I have found one error in the chart, in that one set of 10 double crochets (US term) has only 9 drawn out, when it should be 10, so I just drew the 10th in.

I’ve ordered yarn for this shawl and can’t wait for it to come in and start crocheting!

I’m doing one in Lion brand Shawl in a Ball, Moonstone, on a no.5 hook, and it’s working really well.

I made this shawl in Lion Brand Mandala. The Unicorn Cloud colorway. It worked up great and my daughter loves it. Making a smaller one for my granddaughter. And one for me. Of course.

Where is the pattern????? Loads of lovely shawls pictured but NO DARN GRAPH OR PATTERN!!!!!!!

Hi Pamela,

You will find a link in the text of the blog to the free pattern on Woolpedia website.

Kind regards

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