CROCHET: The Virus Shawl

Fayette Yarn - Autumn

I bought this beautiful Fayette yarn from Spotlight a few months back. I was immediately drawn to the colours and the lovely softness of the yarn. Oh, and I did mention it was on sale? It sat on my shelf staring back at me. It was awaiting the “perfect” project and I think the Virus Shawl was a pretty “perfect” way to use this yarn.

Virus Shawl by SameliasMum.Com

Armed with my lovely yarn, 4mm hook and YouTube, I set off on my Virus Shawl adventure. Before long I “thought" I had the hang of it and set off on crocheting the next few rounds on my own. I must admit, it was a bit of a wobbly start. I started this project with a lot of gusto and enthusiasm, continued confidently only vaguely-knowing the pattern.

One problem - my shawl wasn’t sitting flat. I didn’t realise it at the time, but I’d missed some rounds and the shawl wasn’t growing as it should. I wondered if this is how it was meant to look and whether it would “flatten” the further I went, or with some serious blocking, but being still quite new at this crochet caper, I decided to ask the ladies in the Australian Crochet Community on Facebook.

Virus Shawl - Shells

Honestly, any crochet question you might have, can be answered or explained by these wonderful crocheters. They are a truly wonderful source of experience and inspiration. If you’re not a member of this group, just click over on the link and request to join.
I started again and I think I have the hang of the pattern now. Once you “get it”, it honestly is a very simple pattern and a perfectly transportable project.

It’s the last official day of the winter school holidays here (not counting the weekend), so we’re on a little road trip down to a lovely town called Berry, for some lunch and to wander around the pretty stores. They have the most wonderful homewares store there and I will undoubtedly come home with something I don’t need, but desperately “must have”!!

Have you made a virus shawl? 
What’s your favourite transportable project?

PS: This is the Virus Shawl video I used from YouTube. I love how well explained each step was which really helped me learn the pattern.


  1. Gorgeous, I hope to do this one soon, thanks for sharing.

  2. I love that wool, it looks as if it is coloured naturally. Mind you, I don't need you encouraging me to pick up something cross stitch was started in 2005. Will I ever finish? You are too inspiring Anorina!

  3. I have this one in my 'library' to make at some future date. Your's is beautiful.

  4. What a beautiful shawl! Those colors are very pretty.

  5. Your shawl is very pretty, Anorina.

  6. This is a lovely pattern and perfect for the colour changes in the yarn.
    I am going to a sheep and wool show tomorrow so hoping for lots of inspiration.


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