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How to Crochet A Rectangular Virus Blanket

February 15, 2020


Hello everyone In this video I’m going to show you how I crochet this beautiful rectangle virus blanket Before we begin I want to talk a little bit about the importance of what kind of yarn you choose for a virus pattern For the baby blanket that I just showed you I used This Bernat softie baby is it considered a category 3 yarn I also used a size down for the hook, This is an F 3.75 and they recommend a G 4MM for this yarn So this yellow on is the one I just showed you and that is the category 3 Then we have Red Heart Shimmer year, we have Ice Cream yarn by Lion Brand and then we have a simply soft Caron And these three yarns are are all a considered a category 4 yarn I just wanted to show you that they are very similar to the category 3, Like really, really close almost to the point where I would consider them all the same category Then we have a red heart super saver You can see how much thicker that is and it’s almost like thick and like sticky yarn We also have a Red Heart with love yarn and that’s the soft Red Heart But it’s really, really…… Um thick compared to the other yarns So I highly recommend NOT using The thicker yarns Thick and sticky yarn is what I would conceder ummmm, so go for like The simply soft by Caron It’s almost soft and silky And it does really well with all of the virus patterns Alright, let’s begin! To begin I have chosen the Caron simply soft yarn And I have a pair of scissors a stitch marker and two different hook sizes I have the G 4.25MM crochet hook and I have an F 3.75MM crochet hook This yarn calls for a 5.00 which would be an H I highly recommend going down a hook size which would be the G and if you are having trouble with is rippling or buckling in any way You want to go ahead and ago down a hook size To an F I’m going to go ahead and start with the G hook And see how that works up for me I’m chaining 21 Place 3 dc into the 6th chain from hook so we have, our V’s here, uh 2, 4, 5, 6 You NEVER count the loop on your hook So I’m yarning over for a double crochet inserting my hooking to the 6th chain grabbing my yarn and pulling up a loop I have three loops on my hook Yarn over and pull through the first 2 loops yarn over and pull though the second 2 loops Place 2 more double crochet into the same stitch skip two chains and place 3 double crochet into the next chain so I have one, two Three Skip two chains and place 3 double crochet in to the next chain One two three skip two chains and place 3 into the next chain I have one two three and skip two more and place three more so one two three and we have three remaining chains so we are going to skip over two and double crochet into the last just one double crochet now chain up 3 one two three and we are going to dc crochet two into this, the top of this double crochet that we just made so in order to do that, I’m going to go-ahead and grab these first two loops here that you see I the front of your double crochet then I’m going to place two double crochet into those two loops, there so I’ve got one, two and that’s what that looks like right there. chain 3, one, two, three and place 3 double crochet into this space right here in the double crochet so we’re going to just do, right through like this. so we have one two three chain 3, one, two, three we’re going to turn our work a little bit like this because we’re going to work down this side now and into this same space but more on this side here we’re going to place three more double crochet one two three skip the, three double crochet on the bottom here and we’re going to work into this next space with 3 more double crochet so I have one, two three and three more into the next space. that’s one two three and again, in the following space one two three and again, one two three place three more double crochet into this last loop here, there’s one two three chain three one two three you’re going to turn your work a little bit and place three more double crochet into that same loop space one two three ch three, 1, 2, 3 place three more double crochet into the same space just turning your work going around the corner so two, and three that I have here So that’s what it looks like so far. we’re going to skip right over these three double crochet and we’re going to place 3 dc into this next space again in the next space, do the same thing. go to the next space and do it again we’re going to do this all the way back to the other end. three double crochet in each one of the spaces. okay, so now we’re just going to go right from that double crochet and we’re going to slip stitch to the top of our chain 3 to begin the next round chain 3, one ,two ,three, and we’re going to go right into the ch 3 space here at the corner. placing three double crochet, chain 3, and three more double crochet into that same space we’re going to move on to the next chain 3 space and do the same thing. three double crochet, chain 3, and three more double crochet. next all along this side we’re going to place 3 double crochet into each one of the spaces. I’m going to let you do that and I’ll see you as soon as we get to the other side. I’ve placed three double crochet into each one of the spaces, and now we’re back over here at the corner, we’re going to do the same thing we did on the other side, we’re going to place 3 double crochet chain 3, and three more double crochet into the same space to round that corner. and the same in the next one three double crochet chain 3 and three more double crochet next I’m going to go all the way back on this side placing 3 double crochet in each one of the spaces and then when I get to this last space, I’m going to just place two double crochet and I’m going to slip stitch to the top of this chain 3. because that’s going to be my third double crochet I will see you in just a minute next we are going to snip our yarn, you can pull your tail through and weave in your ends if you like and then we get to begin the virus pattern next you want to join your yarn into this corner of your rectangle you’re going to be using the second chain there, and re attaching your yarn, chain up 5, this is the loopy row and the first of our 4 repeating rows for the virus pattern we’re then going to single crochet into the first double crochet here, after our chain 5, chain 3, skip two double crochet and this space, single crochet into the next double crochet. chain 3, skip 2 double crochet, and this space, and single crochet into that next double crochet one more time, chain 3, skip 2 double crochet, single crochet into the next dc. chain 5, skip one dc and sc into the next dc ch 3, skip this space, and these two dc sc into the next dc ch 3, skip this space, and sc into the top of that chain 3, from the previous round. ch 3 , one more time skip this space and two dc, sc into that last dc ch 5, these are our large loops, the ch 5’s. we’re going to sc into the second of the chain 3 here at the corner. ch 5 skip that last ch, and sc into this first dc ch 3 skip one dc and sc into the next dc. ch 3, we’re going to skip this space and sc right into the next….. dc ch 3, skip this dc, and place a sc into the next and last dc. so we’ve got three chains right there at the end and then our corner we now have to ch 5, we’re going to do exactly what we did over here, and do it over here. sc into that second ch ch 5, skip that chain, and sc into that very fist dc. ch 3, skip 2 dc and this space and sc into the next space, or the next dc, I’m sorry! ch 3, skip the next two dc and the space, sc into the next dc. chain 3 skip 2 dc and the space, and sc into the next dc. here we are at the other side, this is our other large loop, so we’re ready to ch 5, skip one dc, sc into the next dc now three more small loops ch 3 skip this space and two dc, sc into the next dc ch 3 skip this space and 2 dc, sc into the next dc. ch 3, one more time skip this space two dc, and sc into the next dc. and we’re here back at the corner again, so ch 5 sc into the second ch ch 5, sc into that fist dc, ch 3 skip one dc, sc into the next dc, ch 3 skip that space and sc into that next dc ch 3 skip that dc and sc into the last dc ch 5 and we’re going to sc down into that same stitch that we started in…. slip stitch into the chain 5 that we began, and ch 3, to begin the next round the loopy row is complete! to begin the next round we’ve chained up 3 and this is considered what I call the first double crochet row of the repeats you’re first repeat of row is the loopy row, the first dc row, the second dc row and the dc ch 1 row so you have 4 rows (rounds) total we’re going to place 9 dc into this first loop the ch 3 does count as our first dc so we’re going to have a total of ten (10) dc into this ch 5 space I have 7 here if I’m counting that ch sc into this first ch 3 space ch 3 sc into the second sc 3 space ch 3 sc into the last ch 3 space, so now we have two, ch 3’s we’re going to place 10 dc into this large loop this large side loop, which if our ch 5 sc into the next ch 3 space. ch 3 sc into the following, ch 3 space, ch 3 sc into the last hc 3 space now go right from that sc into 10 dc because we are at a large loop again so we have 10 dc in all of the ch 5 loops and into this next ch 5 space we’re going to do ten more dc sc into the ch 3 ch 3 sc into the next ch 3 space ch 3 sc into the last ch 3 space next you’re going to do 10 dc into into each one of these ch 5 loops you’re going to deal with these ch 3’s on the side just like we just did with the ch 3’s and the sc and when we get back to this side I will show you what’s next! at the end of row 2 this is what the blanket looks like you can see these are the ch 3 spaces and then our dc 10’s in our large loops to begin row 3 I have slip stitched to finish row 2 and I’m going to ch up 3 next we’re going to dc in each double crochet so we should have 9 dc in this in this first corner here so just one into each stitch and then once we get here to the ch 3 we’re going to go right from that last dc into a sc we’re going to sc into this first ch 3 then ch 3 and sc into the next ch 3 space go right from that sc into a dc and dc 10 for this large side space so we’re going to do each ch 3 set space just like we just did with the sc ch 3 sc and then dc when you get to these corners you’re going to dc in to each dc you should have a total of 20 dc for each of the corners im going to let you complete this round and I will see you for round 4 Here I am at the end of round 3 and you can see my work is doing a little bit of curling but this particular round likes to do this this is the ahhh… second dc round to begin round 4 and also our dc ch 1 dc row we are going to ch 4 we’re going to dc into the next dc ch 1 and dc in to the following dc keep doing this dc ch 1 along each dc you should still have a total of ten dc when you get to this last dc you just want to dc, don’t ch 1 we’re then going to skip over this ch 3 and dc into the next dc so over those ch 3’s it should look like an upside down V=^ ch 1 and place a dc into the next dc ch 1 again and continue in this fasion along this next arch again you should have ten dc separated by a ch 1 when you get to the valley dc into the last dc skip your ch 3 and dc in to the next dc there’s that upside down V again in the corners you’re going to be placing 20 dc separated by ch 1 so I’m going to let you continue, this round and I will see you when it’s finished I’ve completed row 4 here and as you see everything pulls back out again once you do the dc ch 1 dc row and we’re ready to start our repeats! so we’ve done 4 of the virus pattern stitches or rows and now we’re ready to repeat them as you see here we have our arches which are these, right here… and then what I refer to as the valleys right in here and I highly recomend if you’re going to change colors to chain colors after the dc ch 1 dc row so if you’re going to change colors go ahead and do that on the loopy row I’m not going to change colors so I’m just going to continue from here to begin ch5 skip this ch 1 at the begining so 2 dc and this ch space we’re going to sc into the next ch space ch 3 skip a dc a ch space and another dc sc into the next ch space do another ch 3 these are our ch 3 sets skipping two dc sc into the next ch space our last ch 3 skip 2 dc sc into the next ch space here we are down here at the valley and of corse our virus patterns grow the corners will remain the same in each valley we’re going to place a new chain 5 and that will become our new arch so we’re going to ch 5 and we’re going to skip 4 dc sc into the next ch space ch 3 over your arches our ch 3 sets will be over the arches we’re going to have 3 chain 3’s always so I’m doing the same thing I’m chaining 3, that we just did I’m skipping the 2 dc and sc into the next space chaining 3 again, skipping two dc sc crocheting so we have our fist chain 5 3 ch 3’s ch 5 over the valley 3 ch 3’s ch 5 to span this next valley we’re skipping those 4 dc we’re going to do another set of 3 ch 3’s I have the first one second one third one now we’re going to do our corner this is going to be a full corner this coner, is, ah we started it and we’re going to finish it when we come back around so you’re going to ch 5 skip you’re two dc sc into the next space ch 5 skip 2 dc, sc into the next ch space and that will be just like this now three more ch 3’s ch 5 I’m going to let you continue this row remember that your every ch 5, except for the corners will be separated by the ch 3 sets so have a ch 3 set your second corner ch 3 another valley so your ch 5 ch 3 ch 5, ch 3 your third full corner so two chain 5’s ch 3 ch 5 another valley ch 3 and finish off with your last ch 5 to compleate the fist corner I will see you in just a minute I’m here at the end of our loopy round which is row 5 and the beginning of our repeats I just wanted to show you what this looks like to join the last ch 5 so your going to skip your last two dc of corse sc into that space right before the ch 5 from the begining to begin the next round slip stitch in to your first ch 5 loop ch 3 place 9 dc into this first loop so we should have a total of 10 dc if we are counting the ch 3 this is a repeat of row 2 this row right here so we’ve got our 10 dc sc into the first ch 3 loop ch 3 sc into the second ch 3 loop ch 3 sc into the 3rd ch 3 loop go from that sc into a dc dc 10 into this ch 5 loop we’re going to continue this all the way around place 10 dc into each of your ch 5 spaces and you should have 2 ch 3’s in between I’ve completed row 6 which is a repeat of round 2 now we’re going to do row 7 with is a repeat of of row 3 your going to ch up three second dc row dc into each dc so you only have one ch 3 on this round sl st to your ch 3, I will see you for the next round repeat of row 4 and that is row 8 to begin row 8 chain 4 dc in next dc ch 1 dc in next dc, ch 1 and continue this you should have 10 dc when you’re done with this arch all separated by ch 1 your last dc will just be a dc dc into your next dc skip over that ch 3 there ch 1 you’re going to go ahead and repeat this all the way around big corners your going to have 20 dc all separated by ch 1 and each valley you’ll be skipping the ch of three I’ve completed row 8 on the gray blanket your next row will be the loopy row you will be creating your ch 5’s in the corners and also in each of the valleys I hope this tutorial was helpful, thank you for watching commenting and subscribing more information in the description box ( drop down)

100 Comments

  • Reply Pat Giesler January 17, 2017 at 4:56 am

    Thank you Jonna for these tutorials, I like yours better thn any I've watched. I just seem to follow you better. I am learning so much from you. I am not very good at reading patterns but learn better if someone shows me for hands on. I can't wait to get some more yarn in the right colors I am going to make the blankets and also a shawl. I am really excited. Again thank you.

  • Reply Marty Somerfeldt January 20, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Can't wait to try this with some Lion Brand ice cream color change yarn for a baby blanket! Also–love the idea of a table runner!!!

  • Reply The Ruby Bea January 30, 2017 at 1:48 am

    This is fantastic; Thank You! I wanted this version ☺

  • Reply Chickie Mama February 8, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    I started one of these for my daughter and it started rippling a lot. I am slowly fixing it each round. It seams to be working out ok. However I thought I would try the yarn you were using and the size hook but so far mine is only at the granny rectangular part before the loopy row and it is much smaller that yours. How can that be when I am using the same yarn and hook?

  • Reply Anne & Family 73 February 11, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    I am making this pattern using Caron Simply Soft light country blue and the Caron white. (It's looking very Williamsburg colonial.) I've made three virus shawls, one baby blanket virus variation using picots, and then found your rectangle version. Can't wait to see it completed. Thank you so much for this pattern and very clear tutorial! (Thinking of going to your Rectangular shells blanket next.)

  • Reply Barbara Lipskie February 13, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Awesome video! Precise, easy to understand & well videoed. Thank you. Going to Micheals this afternoon to get yarn for this.

  • Reply Teresa Olofson February 24, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    can u make these into motifs?

  • Reply Beth February 25, 2017 at 12:46 am

    How can you get rid of noticeable line created at the one corner which is obviously the start of each row. If you look at the last frame of this video, the line can be seen at the bottom right. If you look at the other three corners they don't have that obvious line.

    I followed another video you creating using shells and hated the line and threw the project away after putting in three hours

  • Reply Nancy-Anne Rockwell March 1, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    this will be my first virus blanket. I'm so glad I found your video! perfect pace and very clear instructions. thanks a million! !

  • Reply Deborah Hoke March 3, 2017 at 2:05 am

    ok i tried 3 times followed directions chain 22 and ALWAYS came up 1 short.

  • Reply suraiya parveen March 3, 2017 at 3:08 am

    Hi Jonna, love your tutorial., I would love to make queen size blanket., can you please tell me the magic number ( to start this pattern how many chains needed,) ., that would be grateful., Thanks.,

  • Reply Diana Zipser March 5, 2017 at 9:59 am

    looks hard but directions sound easy

  • Reply Chasity Staggs March 6, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    good video. do you know how to do broomstick lace

  • Reply jeni wycha March 25, 2017 at 6:43 am

    Jonna I am fairly new to all this and have done this 7 times now but just dont quite get it …. sorry… is there any way you can show it as a diagram so I can see what each row should look like

  • Reply Jean Jones March 25, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    I love this but I only have red heart yarn. could I do this using a larger hook size I or J?

  • Reply Erica Grebe March 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    have another question on the yarn I'm using says to use a 7mm should I use the recommended cause I tried with the g hook and it's curling

  • Reply shamy teejai April 9, 2017 at 9:07 am

    love your video, it makes such a complex looking pattern seem quite easy to do. I have a large rectangular base already completed and want to use the virus pattern as a large border for three of the sides (left, bottom and right). do you have any clues as to how I would do that please . thanks in advance

  • Reply FrancisBowieBeans April 20, 2017 at 5:07 am

    Thank you for this video. I love the pace of your instruction too– quick and clear.
    Can you tell me what the size of the rectangle blanket is and how many skeins of yarn you used? I want to make this 70"x90" – can you tell me what I would need? Thank you so much!!

  • Reply Donna Zema April 20, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Thanks so much for such clear instructions!!

  • Reply Agatha Wint April 21, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    I'm learning the pattern. it's very beautiful.

  • Reply Elijah Nathan April 22, 2017 at 12:14 am

    your too fast

  • Reply Janet Abbott April 29, 2017 at 12:18 am

    What fun! Your videos make it so easy to learn new patterns. Thank you for all your hard work.

  • Reply sally roberts May 1, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Love this video.  Would you or should you put a boarder on this ?

  • Reply Judith Little May 2, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Thank you!

  • Reply Virginia Hardy May 5, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Very good and clear instructions. Thanks

  • Reply Jenny D May 9, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Is this pattern suitable to make big enough for a king size bed?

  • Reply SAULS GINGER May 11, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    wayyyy too fast!!!

  • Reply Juana Ostos May 15, 2017 at 10:25 am

    I made all of your blankets thank you.if I wanted to make this one as a shall I need. a 10 foot long about how many chains do I need to start .

  • Reply Doris Watkins June 29, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Can not wait to start this! Great job on this video, very clear and easy to follow!

  • Reply Sowmya Nagarajan June 30, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Hi – like your pattern!  I have made a mistake – right after the rectangle, I tried to make the loopy row – chain 5 and 3 loops and 5 and  the 2nd  3 loops is your pattern – am unable to get the 2nd 3 loops – I get only two 3 loops . wonder why ?  unwound and did twice

  • Reply Karen M July 6, 2017 at 1:17 am

    Great tutorial, I really enjoyed it. You have a great, soothing voice for this sort of tutorial, and you explain it all so well. I wonder how a variegated yarn would do with this pattern, have you ever tried it?

  • Reply Marige OBrien July 8, 2017 at 1:04 am

    Jonna, I just want to say that you are one of the BEST tutors on Youtube. You explain everything so well that it is so easy to follow your patterns. You also have a very good speaking voice, making it easy to understand what you're saying. When I see your name associated with a pattern or stitch, I know I can count on you to explain it clearly and thoroughly enough so I can do it, too. Thank you.

    You certainly are talented to create such a beautiful pattern!

  • Reply Nan S July 29, 2017 at 4:15 am

    I love this pattern. I've done the base plus the initial 8 rows and even though I took the hook down a size it is ripply in the first double crochet row and tries to straighten itself out in the remaining two rows. Any suggestions on what I can do to keep this from happening? Thanks!

  • Reply WisconsinMom July 31, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    What are the dimensions of your finished blanket?

  • Reply Bertha Z August 1, 2017 at 2:51 am

    Thank you so much for teaching us and for giving us information on what's the best yarn to use and the size of the hook. I'm a beginner and that information really helps. The blanket is beautiful and your instructions are very clear.😊

  • Reply Annie Gibson August 1, 2017 at 11:08 am

    This seems so simple compared to just the virus blanket. I am excited to try this.

  • Reply julie lawrence August 3, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Hi Jonna, i have a friend who's asked for a rectangular virus wrap, is there a way of making this more rectangular? Could i make the starting panel longer? I hope that makes sense. Thank you…Julie

  • Reply Mrs P August 13, 2017 at 2:03 am

    What size does this blanket end up being? I am making 36 inch x 48 inches for wheelchair patients. Would this pattern work?

  • Reply CAROLE BAUMAN ORTIZ August 24, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    can you post written crochet pattern

  • Reply Robin LaCroix August 25, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    I can't help but notice your Jamberry nail wraps! 😉

  • Reply Sherryl Gehrig September 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    If using a cake yarn do you have to cut the yarn and start again to begin the virus pattern? Seems like you should be able to continue working without doing so.

  • Reply Luz johanna Baez gomez September 22, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    The spanish

  • Reply I'mNotCrazy JustALittleWeird September 29, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Love the tutorials 🙂 so easy to follow as long as i remember that a us double is actually a trebble for me 🙂 your virus tutorials are also helping with my christmas presents 🙂 these blankets are so gorgeous

  • Reply Gizziemototron October 1, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    Hey has anyone tried to make a queen size blanket out of this? Would it work out?

  • Reply Janner99362 October 3, 2017 at 3:31 am

    Thank you. I must have found this video when it was brand new, I've 'tried' it once (a year ago or so) and it was a disaster, that poor yarn (frogging) My world was destroyed 3 years ago, and frankly, I have been on a long journey back to some fashion of sanity (PTSD, AAD, DDNOS, I have an alphabet soup attached to me) Ran across this again today (you are one of my favorites) and I 'got it', am now 12 rows in and all is good 🙂 thank you for doing what you do, not knowing, you were/are part of my healing…

  • Reply Janie Mckee November 1, 2017 at 2:53 am

    Good video, I have never did the virus stitch before and you make it so easy to understand.

  • Reply Barbara Terzi November 3, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Your patterns are a pleasure to watch and make. Thank you!!

  • Reply Shellebelle Girl November 12, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Fabulous, I was a little hesitant to make this because I'm a beginner and it looked complex, but you are a great teacher and I think I can do it.

  • Reply Kamal Nand January 6, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    I have made baby blanket white with pink edge looks stunning thank you using carbon simply soft

  • Reply Tami Augustson January 7, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    My mum has been wanting to make a virus pattern tablecloth but all the patterns were square. I googled and behold, one of my favourite youtubers has this!! Love it and I will be passing it along to my mum!!

  • Reply Chenda William January 20, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Oh my god this is so beautiful I can not wait to start on this tomorrow love!!!! Thank you very much

  • Reply Diane Morgan February 24, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    Sticky yarn = coarse yarn….lol

  • Reply nesmon carole March 14, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Merci ! J'adore et je commence aujourd'hui.👍👍👌👏

  • Reply jonna appleby March 22, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Will be making a table runner and coasters !!!

  • Reply Hamma April 18, 2018 at 6:41 am

    https://t.co/SlP1skdMj8

  • Reply Anne Tutin April 20, 2018 at 1:24 am

    Love your pattern can you tell me if it is possible to make this into a large rectangle shawl? Thanks

  • Reply Mzdiana April 23, 2018 at 12:18 am

    How many skeins of the Caron Simply Soft yarn do you think it would take to make a baby blanket? I absolutely LOVE this pattern and think I've found my next project. I've got twin grandsons coming by the end of the month. I think this would be fantastic to add to their current collection of blankets from Grandma. Thanks for sharing and advice. 💜👏🖒😍

  • Reply Mzdiana April 27, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Jonna I used Caron Simply Soft and a 4mm hook and my blanket is ruffling. I hate to frog it any suggestions? I do crochet tight. Thanks in advance and your time.

  • Reply Anne Julian May 6, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    Hate your tutorials

  • Reply Blanca Salazar May 21, 2018 at 1:58 am

    Great! 🌞👏👏👏👏

  • Reply R SR May 30, 2018 at 1:27 am

    This is lovely and Thank you for sharing. Tip You had me confused when you were talking about skipping the space while creating the base round for the virus pattern. I had to keep pausing & rewinding looking where you were placing your hook. imo talking about those spaces wasn't necessary and made it confusing. In addition, your nails while lovely were quite distracting.
    Really not wanting to come off as too critical, wanting to provide feedback for your videos Thanks again for sharing

  • Reply Sashi Matthews May 30, 2018 at 2:07 am

    Love your tutorial, so easy to follow and you have such a beautiful and clear voice. I'm making this rectangle Virus Blanket.

  • Reply Jerry Tigrett June 19, 2018 at 12:26 am

    Great video, very clear and easy to understand. Thank you for laying it down, so we can see what you have completed and get an idea what it looks like. I love it.

  • Reply Pat Oakes July 24, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    Having made several Virus blankets and Virus shawls I figured I could do this. It was awkward holding on to the small piece but once I got to the Virus part it was much easier. Can’t wait for it to get bigger. Thanks

  • Reply Beverly Houghton July 26, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    In the comments below, there is a comment 11 months ago which says, you will be making a few longer for runners and beds. Said you planned on it being done before the end of the year. Have you done this? If so, where can I find it. Thanks so much. Love your tutorials. I love jamberry too!!

  • Reply Cindy Mitchell September 5, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    Very good tutorials. Explain how to super well. Thank you for the time making all your videos. I'm working on your round virus blanket. I enjoy making these.

  • Reply Carmen Chavez September 9, 2018 at 3:34 am

    Beautiful and you're a great teacher can you please tell me the finish size..? Please do more videos..

  • Reply grams September 14, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Attempting an Afghan. Yours says rectangular. How wide will yours be?

  • Reply Douglas Vaccaro September 15, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    JoAnna, I bought this pattern, thank you for making a tutorial of it, the pattern was confusing me

  • Reply Ayleen Pereyra September 16, 2018 at 4:02 am

    Could you pls let me know where I can see the written pattern.?

  • Reply Yvonne Cooley September 22, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    Love love love the Virus st. I made 2 baby blankets and made 5 doiley's. Love doiley's on my furniture, under my photo's and stuff.

  • Reply Garima Nabh October 10, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    This is exactly what I have been looking for, thanks. In the beginning you talked about different categories of yarns. What are the different categories? I would like to know more about that.

  • Reply Migdalia Miranda October 30, 2018 at 12:15 am

    How many yarns do I need to make a queen size? Thank you.

  • Reply Cipriana Stef October 30, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    What about a tutorial for 5 sides virus blanket? Thank you

  • Reply merry martgrita November 16, 2018 at 1:03 am

    Hi Jonna, if I want to make a longer rectangle blanket how many starting chains I have to make? Thank you

  • Reply sarah st December 30, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Thank you so much for this tutorial. I’ve tried the virus blanket pattern a couple times and couldn’t get it. You made this soooooo easy for me. Now I’m addicted to this pattern.

  • Reply Karen H January 1, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    I want to make my mom a wheelchair blanket about 36"x48". Will the rectangle grow in such a way that I will have a blanket approximately that size?

  • Reply Tonya Stewart January 3, 2019 at 1:51 am

    I just bought this pattern but learned it from your awesome video the same from your square virus blanket although I love this one so much more your videos make learning your patterns a breeze and I am an old pro(58.5 years old)but starting and stopping with a video you can back up when something you read doesn't make sense at the moment or when you are having a duh moment awesome 10 stars for a 5 star rating!

  • Reply Cynthia Dinsmore January 9, 2019 at 2:25 am

    Wonderful video. Do you have a pattern for border on this blanket

  • Reply Denise Fennell January 13, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    So you work this pattern until it's the size you want? And it is a rectangle? The baby blanket in the beginning looks like it's a square. Love your teaching method btw!

  • Reply Denise Fennell January 20, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    And now I'm confused…I'm not changing yarn so is there a pattern to keep going where you left off?

  • Reply MelAnn Johnston January 28, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    I followed your tutorial to the tee and the rectangle came out all right. When I started the "loopy row" I had one extra space at the end of the first side?? (ch 5 loop, 3 chain three loops ch 5 loop and three ch 3 loops to the other corner) Don't know what I am doing wrong?

  • Reply Nic Winchester February 2, 2019 at 8:00 am

    This looked so complicated but. Not really. Kinda mindless actually. With this one I can actually look at my show and work along.

  • Reply Gauri Kamat February 3, 2019 at 5:53 am

    Y u dint continued frm same place…

  • Reply jean checkley March 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Can you make this in stylecraft dk

  • Reply Margaret Jenkin March 29, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    Hi Jonna can you help I’m wanting to do this rectangle as a tablecloth which is large 2.100 metre x 1,200 metre (68,890 feet x 3,415 feet). Do you suggest I need to do a longer middle or more rows of the centre so I can get it the length I need. My daughter wants it

  • Reply Susy Mayberry May 15, 2019 at 11:49 am

    This is a great video and it's easy to follow, BUT, you need to change your hook to a different kind. You seem to struggle with splitting stitches. Try a Susan Bates hook.

  • Reply Fedeleness May 28, 2019 at 12:50 am

    Is this a rectangle or a square?

  • Reply ken denta June 13, 2019 at 5:01 am

    The virus stitch looks really complicated but nice to look at reminds me old dollies.

  • Reply maria david chettiar June 19, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    Can we make this in a thick and multi colored yarn will the pattern be clear

  • Reply Lisa Brown July 13, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Yay, I've been looking for a rectangle version!
    What's the stitch repeat length for making a longer and skinnier version? I want to make a rectangular shawl. Thanks!

  • Reply Dawn Gealy July 16, 2019 at 8:08 am

    Too many distractions-a ring, awful nail varnish, items on the table. I did not even begin the blanket!

  • Reply Dena Macdonald July 28, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Thank for the easy instructions. Tried this pattern. Now on my fourth afghan.

  • Reply Lucy Pearson August 4, 2019 at 9:26 am

    Great video. You made it so easy. Used this pattern for a doiley. Hoping you can advise how I can make it skinnier/ longer for another doiley so my kids can identify where they have to put their lunchboxes after school. Love all you stuff!!!

  • Reply Carole Gardner August 10, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Thank you very much for such a detailed pattern explanation.
    This is the best video of this pattern I have seen.
    At last I “ get” it
    👏👏👏👏👏

  • Reply T.H. V August 16, 2019 at 3:55 am

    Thank you very much for your throughout instruction and show close up to see the stitches. I love this pattern especially it’s the rectangle one.

  • Reply Shenandoah September 21, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    This is genius to use a granny rectangle as the base to turn the virus blanket into a rectangle into a square! I love it!

  • Reply Shenandoah September 30, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    I thought I'd experiment a bit, and figured out how to start this with an oval in the centre instead of the granny rectangle. It took a bit to figure it out, but I actually really like it with an oval in the centre.

  • Reply Alicia Downs November 14, 2019 at 4:40 am

    How much yarn do I need to buy for this?

  • Reply Esperanza Jimenez Rivera January 13, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    A question, regardless of how big I make this, will it be longer than weide? Still looks square to me.

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