Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Crochet Virus Blanket Pattern

                                                         Virus Blanket Pattern
                                     By Siena's Maine Design 




Hello! Welcome to my blog!
Due to recent issues I could no longer provide this pattern for free here. I do still have my video on my YouTube channel so you can watch it whenever you wish.

If you want to print off the pattern on Ravelry here is a 5% off coupon for the visit. (please send friends to my blog rather than sharing the code )

Coupon code: BLOG2017

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 My YouTube tutorial  HERE






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Thank you so much for the visit!
Always a pleasure crocheting with you! xo Jonna Martinez






















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80 comments:

  1. oh boy all the comments went away again but anyhow it was about it not laying flat and someone said she did an extra row after the 1st row 2 and it made it lay flat

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    1. The pattern will pull itself flat after row 12. And if you've gotten that far and it's still not working, try going down a hook size or two. Pulling and pushing on the stitches to make them lay where they need to be is helpful as well.

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    2. I have searched all over and keep coming up with free pdf and your link leads to a paid for pattern. You are selling it great I hope you make a fortune but don't lie with links to say it's free to get people to come buy it in the USA there is truth in advertising and this violates those laws

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    3. did you not read the first line on this page?

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    4. Happy Knitter,
      I am sorry you found a link that says that. Some blogs are saying free pattern and I have no control over that. It used to be a free pattern. Thank you for your understanding.

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    5. I totally agree with happy knitter you wasted my time saying it free when it not this should been changed as I looks like it been going on for a while .is it so people keep visiting your blog ???

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    6. Gwyn Roberts, I have no control of what other bloggers write. There are to many to keep track of.
      Things change and people need to be flexible, pick up a crochet hook and relax a little.

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    1. You can use any hook you like, but smaller hooks than what the yarn recommends is best.Thank you for commenting!

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  3. Could you please have a left handed video made for this project. 8 absolutely love this pattern for a baby blanket.

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    1. I am strongly right handed and would never be able to do a tutorial with my left hand. My grandmother used to teach her left handed children in a mirror. You could try setting the video up in a mirror and see if it worked?
      Thank you for commenting!

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  4. I wanted to point out that if I hadn't watched your video, I wouldn't have e figured this out. Your written instructions for the first loopy row are wrong. You say to skip 2 stitches when you do the ch 5, but in the video, you skipped one chain space.

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    1. I thought the same tried about 5 times then watched video

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    2. Maybe you have to old written pattern? If you look above (a few months ago) I've changed it.

      ~Begin Virus Stitch~

      ▪️Row 1. "loopy row":

      ch 5, skip ch 1 space, sc into next ch 1 space. Now make 3 ch 3's. *ch 3, skip ch 1 space, sc into next, ch 3, skip ch 1 space, sc into next,ch 3, skip ch 1 space, sc into next*

      ch 5, skip 2 st, sc into next, ch 5, skip 2 st, sc into next ( this is your second corner) *repeat small loop sequence

      ch 5, skip 2 st, sc into next, ch 5, skip 2 st, sc into next ( this is your third corner) *repeat small loop sequence

      ch 5, skip 2 st, sc into next, ch 5, skip 2 st, sc into next ( this is your fouth corner) *repeat small loop sequence

      ch 5, skip 2 st, sc into the same stitch you chained up from at the beginning. sl st into first ch 5 loop.

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    3. Beautiful pattern, thank you!

      I had the same issue with this row. To me at least, it would match the video better if for the corners it said:

      Ch 5, skip next ch 1 space, SC in next ch 1 space, ch 5, skip next ch 1 space, SC in next ch 1 space

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    4. Thank you.... I could not figure out this row by the org instructions. I can't load the video, so without your help here I would have given up. Now this row comes out right. I hope this is the only glitch in the written instructions.... The original written pattern needs to be changed!

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    5. Hello, I just started the loopy row and I am a little lost as to how to do 3 ch 3's can you please explain that

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    6. Leslie... The 3 ch 3's have the directions to do these right after the 3 ch 3's.....
      ch 3, skip ch 1 space, sc into next, ch 3, skip ch 1 space, sc into next,ch 3, skip ch 1 space, sc into next* this will created 3 loops... Hope this helps. The further you go you will understand how this works out.....Pam

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    7. This will create 3 chain 3 loops

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    8. Thank you. I appreciate it. I also gother the video to work so I've been following it

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    9. Yes, the written is little confusing. The "Now make 3 ch 3's" is a preface to the *....* direction, and the 'skip 2 st' should be 'skip ch 1 space', to be consistent with the previous direction. Switching makes the reader think they are looking for something different. If you are able to watch the video, you can see that it's the ch 1 spaces that it means.

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  5. Hi thanks so much for the lovely pattern and the video is great!
    I have only just started the 3rd row and my circle is not sitting flat can you give me any ideas why this much me happening?

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    1. Yes it likes to do this, But just keep going and then if it does not pull itself out with size I suggest blocking it. Thank you for commenting!

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  6. on row 7 is that a dc ch 1--dco

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  7. TU for this pattern. I am in love with it. It is easy and so pretty.

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    1. Thank You! I am so happy you are enjoying it!

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  8. What hook did you use for your blanket??? Could this be done in a P or Q hook??? Thank you!

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    1. I used a G 4.25MM hook. I think with BIG yarn p or Q would work well.

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  9. What hook did you use for your blanket??? Could this be done in a P or Q hook??? Thank you!

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  10. Jonna, I purchased the virus blanket pattern this past Friday from the revelry site and I started to print it. I only got the last 3 pages, missing steps for rows 1-5, now I can't find it in my downloads.

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    1. I am not sure why this happened. Message me on Ravelry and we can figure it out. Thank you for your purchase!

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  11. I just purchased the Virus Blanket pattern at Ravelry. I bought it because I loved the bright, multi-colored picture. The pattern I purchased gives only total yardage for pick & cream. How many skeins of each color do I need for the Virus king multicolored blanket?

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    1. You will need half of each color. I would recommend about 2000-2800 yrds to be safe. I have not done a blanket that big as of yet.

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  12. Hi there
    It may be an idea to update you Ravelry page which still has the link here for a free pattern and given that the free pattern is no longer here, it probably shouldn't say it is on your page. Many thanks.

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    1. Yes, very true. Thank you!! Going there now.

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  13. Hi Jonna, I am having trouble after row 11 at our repeat row section, I went back to the "loopy" row, however now I have many more chain 3 spaces and valleys and I am not sure how to tackle them? Do we just add chain 3 spaces everytime we do this row and make sure we have our 5chains in the 4 corners?

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    1. Yes. Make sure you have your chain 5's in the corners. Then over each arch you will have your three chain 3's and in each valley you will have a chain 5.
      Hope this helps. If not, send me some photos to my facebook page Siena's Maine Design.

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  14. I'm on the loopy row of row number 16i think. I'm coming out with more than three chain three loops. Is this correct or have I done something wrong?

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  15. Something is wrong. You should only have 3 chain 3 loops. Check your spacing (did you skip spaces correctly/start in the right stitch) and check the count on the shell directly below this row. Do you have too many DC's?

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    1. I figured it out I wasn't skipping two when I was going across the arches. If I think about it enough I figure it out on my own I just panicked lol Thanks for replying.

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  16. I am having a problem. I am on row 7 after I have done the DC into next DC, Ch 1 and repeat 8 times.. then skip ch 3 there is not ch 3 space I have the other 10 DC. I am really confused.

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    1. Please send me pics to my Facebook page Siena's Maine Design. This way I can see your work and help much faster :)

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  17. I am on my 4th pattern repeat and have way too many ch 3 spaces in between the arches. I have frigged this repeat twice and double checked my stitch count. Any thoughts on where I am going wrong? I have both the written and video instructions.

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  18. I am on my 4th pattern repeat and have way too many ch 3 spaces in between the arches. I have frigged this repeat twice and double checked my stitch count. Any thoughts on where I am going wrong? I have both the written and video instructions.

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    1. Please message me with photos on my Facebook page Siena's Maine Design or at my Etsy shop. If I can see photos I can help more.
      I look forward to helping you complete your blanket.

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    1. I would guess too many stitches in the previous row.

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  20. I purchased this pattern on Ravelry and was not able to use the coupon code. Am up to row 14 and it is still curling. I have crocheted all my like and I am struggling with reading your pattern, I had to watch the video or I never would have figured it out. Having to re-write the instructions for myself. Ugh. . .

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    1. I am sorry the coupon code did not work for you. It seems to be working well for others. And as far as the pattern, You can always send me a message on Ravelry Etsy or Facebook (siena's Maine Design) and I would be happy to help. Patterns work well for some and not for others and we all have a writing style.
      The yarn and hook you are using makes a difference in how the pattern works up. You may even need to block it when you are finished. Pull your work out and lay it flat when you take brakes. It helps the work to pull it self out. Row 14 is still very early. some do not see flattening until the 18th+ rows.
      I hope to hear from you in a message.
      All the best,
      Jonna

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  21. I am using the video to do this blanket. How much yarn is needed to make a large blanket

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    1. That is great. Make sure to watch it on YouTube because that is where I get full credit.
      I would say 2500 yards or more for a good sized blanket and that would be using worsted weight yarn.
      Thank you for leaving a comment.

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    1. Click the word Ravelry or Etsy and that will bring you to my shops. Thank you!

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  23. I've just purchased the pattern, can't make sense of it so trying the youtube video, the written pattern instructions just aren't really clear so will have to re write from the youtube tutorial, so frustrating.

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    1. You should try messaging me where you purchased the pattern. I am always happy to help and we can exchange photos to help more.

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  24. I am head over heels in love with this Blanket :) My Daughter is getting married in November and I want to make her this blanket.. Any suggestions as to what color I should use ? & for a baby blanket Neutral colors also ?

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    1. This Blanket is really great in SOOOO many colors. I would choose a color your daughter loves and then find one or two complementing colors. And as far as baby blankets, I love yellows and greens for neutral colors. But even gray and cream, or coco and cream or gray and green and cream, or depending on when the baby is dew, fall colors are lovely and neutral. I hope this helps! Have lots of fun making this blanket!!

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    1. It can be as big a square as you want! It grows like the granny square.

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  26. Hi. I really enjoy your videos. What is that crochet hook you used for the virus blanket video? It's such a shiny, pretty hook. Thanks. Mary

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    1. Thank you! I believe it is a Boyde G 4.25MM hook. Thank you for commenting here.

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  27. Hi Jonna.
    I have experienced that many People have difficulties at the beginning because the blanket doesn't flat out imediately.
    I have discoveret a solution.
    Don't know if you could be interested in my discovery. I imagined you might could include the small change to your pattern, just as a solution for those of us who struggles with it.
    I don't want any credit, but only want to help other who loves crochet and especially your pattern.
    Best regards Marianne Hyldgaard Rasmussen from Denmark

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    1. I would love to hear this. Please message me on my facebook page, Siena's Maine Design or if you do not have Facebook, my etsy or ravelry shops.
      This is so kind of you to offer and ask. I will look forward to hearing from you.

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  28. Hi I am a beginner so apologies for a possibly daft question. Row 5 Loopy Row second line ch 5, skip 4dc (valley), sc into next ch 1 space. *repeat*.
    What do I repeat? That line or the 3 ch3s * * section in line 1?
    Thank you.

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    1. It is okay! You will repeat the 3 ch 3's.
      Have fun with your blanket.

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  29. Oh I love this pattern and the Rectangle one. I wish I knew how to share pictures!!! Thank you so much!

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    1. This is great to hear!! Please share to my facebook page. Thank you so much!

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  30. I bought this pattern earlier this year to make for a birthday gift! She loves it soooo much.
    My mom wants one with bernet blanket yarn, would that even look right?

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    1. Yes! That yarn would work well! Thank you for commenting!

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  31. Hello Joanna I just wanted to share that I have watched your YouTube video of the virus blanket and let me say I enjoy following and it has overall been an easy one to follow and understand. I am a new crocheter and i have difficulty following written patterns. I am trying. Anyway, I have been able to get through row 11 on your video and I understand what you are stating as far as completion but for the life of me I cannot get the chain 5 and chain 3's to come out at the last corner of chain 5? Also I am coming up with a sequence of 3 chain 3's on one side of corner and a sequence of 4 chain 3's on the other side of the corner. I've frogged so many times and want to complete. It's beautiful. Do you have any suggestions or advice? Thank you. I'm hoping I am able to see that you've responded if you do. New at all kinds of stuff these days 😊

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    1. If you can message me on my facebook page Siena's Maine Design And send me photos that way I can help out the best. I think maybe the previous row is maybe causing some issue for the loopy row your speak of? I hope to hear from you. Thank you for watching my tutorials and for visiting here! Have a wonderful day.

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  32. What r the repeat rows for the virus afghan

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    1. You can get that info in the written pattern or by watching my video. Thank you for the visit.

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  33. Hello, I'm new to crotchet and love this pattern. Your tutorial is very easy to follow. The only thing I am confused about is what I do at the end of instructions, to keep going with the pattern.

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    1. You will be just repeating the 4 rows. I like to finish my blankets on the last row of the repeat.
      You can also purchase the pattern on my Etsy and Ravelry shops.
      Thank you for the visit!

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