Hello friends how is your week going? I told you a few posts back about the temperature blanket that I am crocheting. I mostly knit but every now and then I still like a good crochet project. I always wanted to make one of these blankets but I seemed to miss out at the beginning of the year and then too many days would have passed and I felt like I would never catch up. A temperature blanket is of course based on the daily temperatures in your area. Each row is a corresponding color based on the temperature for that day.
I keep track of the temperature every day. I just jot it down in my calendar in my phone. Some people go by the daily coldest temps some do the high temp of the day but I decided to do sort of a midday temp or an average temp for the day. I don’t work on it every day but I try to keep up so I won’t be too many days behind. One row is one day. So you can see with 365 rows, one for each day, that is a lot of rows. I am doing only a single crochet stitch. I started out doing a double crochet or half double crochet stitch but I could tell this was going to make my blanket about a mile long. So I switched to a single row of crochet stitches.
The colors are your choice but I checked out a few sites to get an idea of what other people use. Of course for cold you think blue so that is what I used for my colder and coldest temps. The fern green color is temps being 54 to 64 degrees. I haven’t had to work with that color a lot yet. And then of course hotter temps make you think of darker red or orange colors.
I used a fairly cheap yarn. I do believe in spending money on a project that means a lot to me but I have found some nice yarns that are not too expensive especially for something that is somewhat of an experiment. I used the “I Love This Yarn” that you can get at Hobby Lobby or Michaels. It is acrylic but it is also very soft. If you wash it it is even softer. I am using a size I crochet hook.
So this is what I have so far. This is January and February. March has had some really warm temps so I will be able to use that darker green color. There are a lot of ends to weave in and I am trying to do those a little at a time.
I am having so much fun with this blanket or actually it’s about the size of a throw. I know it is going to be really warm. I will keep you posted on how it looks month by month.
Are you working on any new projects?
Love your day your way!!!!