This technique was reintroduced to the public in 2015 in the form of a video. The crochet designer titled their crochet pattern “The Virus Shawl.” People say this is because the person knew the video would go viral and spread throughout the internet and crochet community like a virus. And they were right. It’s spread so far that people have even begun making a virus blanket.
These virus blanket crochet patterns are beautiful. If you don’t know how to crochet a blanket, these blankets will make you want to learn. I love them so much that I decided to put all of my favorite patterns in one place. Also, if you'd prefer a professionally shot step-by-step video tutorial, take a peek at this great Log Cabin Blanket pattern here.
Put your reading glasses on and get ready to find a virus blanket pattern you absolutely love. Once you try this technique, you’ll understand why it went viral.
Make this beautiful virus blanket as a crochet baby blanket or as a king-sized bedspread. There are 4 repeating rows that “grow” the crochet blanket. You can use 2 skeins of Red Heart Shimmer yarn for a small baby blanket. This pattern is easy to read and the repeat rounds are easy to memorize.
Modified Virus Crochet Blanket Pattern
This free crochet blanket pattern uses several different crochet techniques to achieve a multi-colored blanket. Based on the always-trending virus shawl pattern technique, this pattern uses a multi-colored yarn to achieve the rainbow of color without having to switch from piece to piece too often.
Via AllFree Crochet
Crochet Virus Throw Blanket
This easy crochet blanket, or perhaps a large baby blanket, is done in the lacy virus crochet stitch using pink and grey interchanging colors. The pattern is absolutely stunning and would work great as a decorative piece or as a light throw for a couch or bed! It’s sure to impress the crochet crowd in your life.
Thursday Throwback Crochet Blanket
This virus blanket crochet pattern worked up pretty quickly. You’ll enjoy it just as much as making the virus shawl. Because of the openness of the pattern, it is not super warm in the winter, but it is the perfect lap blanket for the spring. It will even hold up to summer a/c and fall chill.
Sweet Lacy Goodness
You can make the most beautiful lacy baby blanket crochet pattern with the virus stitch. The free crochet pattern is all the rage: it is simple, but looks complicated. It started out as a triangular shawl, and someone cleverly adapted it into a square.
Via The Sparkly Toad
The Virus Blanket
The virus crochet pattern basically consists of a repetition of 4 rows and once you memorize it, then it's a breeze. As far as simple crochet patterns go, this is the easiest viral pattern out there.
Via Shells & Bobbles
5-Sided Star Virus Afghan
Forget square afghans and triangle shawls! This crochet virus blanket shows you how to use the popular technique to create a star-shaped afghan that is sure to wow after you work it up. Made out of medium weight Red Heart Super Saver yarn, this is the perfect crochet baby blanket.
Rectangle Virus Blanket
Among an uncountable number of lovely crochet blanket patterns, this rectangle virus blanket has such a graceful look to it. It’s a really elegant and fascinating project for someone who wants to create a crochet blanket.
Baby Virus Blanket
This lovely finished baby blanket was crocheted using the ever-popular Virus Blanket pattern by Jonna Martinez. If you want to know how to crochet a blanket, her pattern is the one to use! Using soft colors, it was created with a little bundle of joy in mind. This virus blanket is light enough for a baby to stay warm yet comfortable and stylish – a perfect gift for baby showers, first birthdays or just because!
Viral Blanket in Five Colors
This virus blanket is made using five different baby yarn colors. You'll like how cheerful this crochet blanket pattern is. This virus blanket pattern is a pleasure to work up.
Via Karen Lynne Beads
With all these free crochet patterns, you’re sure to find one you’ll love. Whether it’s an easy crochet blanket you’re after or something more complex, these crochet blanket patterns have something for everyone.
If you're still struggling with the idea of the virus blanket, these YouTube video tutorials may help you get a better understanding of what they're all about.
One thing is for certain. The crochet crowd loves a good virus blanket, and now you can see why.