2016 Crochet Temperature Blanket

Hello Everyone!

This week I wanted to tell you about my year long project. I am making a crochet temperature blanket! For those of you that don’t know what that is I will tell you.

2016 Crochet Temperature Blanket

I take the high temperature for my city and I crochet a row. I am using Caron Simply Soft Yarn (you can pick it up at Michaels, Joanns or online). It feels great and with no lot tracking it is easy to pick up more yarn as needed because it is impossible to judge how much I will need of each color for the year.

2016 Crochet Temperature Blanket

I created a chart that is in 10 degree increments and correlated that to a color and that is what I use for the row for that day (I did find examples online and used them as a guide line, but ultimately I used colors that work in my house). For example,  I use the Sunshine color when the temperatures are between 70-79 degrees Fahrenheit.

 2016 Crochet Temperature Blanket

I wanted it lap blanket sized so I crocheted 120 chain stitches (I added stitch markers every 10 stitches to help with my counting and I wanted to make sure the blanket stays close to rectangle by the end) Then I am just crochet using a single crochet stitch, one row for each day. I figured that this will help my practice my single stitch and it will keep the blanket from getting too big. As it is by the time I am done with the blanket and the boarder it will be over 44,000 stitches! So far I am behind (I am still working on February) but I am working hard to catch up and I will keep you updated on my progress. (I may end up finishing the blanket in 2020….) And that is is it, I just keep going until 2016 is done.

2016 Crochet Temperature Blanket

Are you working on any year long projects? I would love to see what you are working on!

2016 Crochet Temperature Blanket

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9 Comments

  1. I want to try this!!! This is the first time I have heard about temperature blankets. So are you saying you use the high temperatures for each day of the month, and crochet one row for each day? Great post by the way πŸ™‚

    • Thanks! I do use the high for each day (I look it up the next day) and just crochet a single row per day. You can do a single row or a double crochet, or any number of stitches.You can see more wonderful examples on Pinterest (that is where I got the idea in the first place πŸ™‚ ) I would love to see yours when you get it started! πŸ™‚

  2. Awesome idea! I’ve never seen or heard of a high temperature blanket so I think this is an awesome idea! And it definitely makes sure that you have to crochet every day (or at least look at the high and catch up if need be. Haha!) Great project

  3. What were the dimensions of the final blanket? 365 is a lot of rows.

    • TakeTimetoCreate

      January 10, 2017 at 8:34 pm

      Well that is a good question, I haven’t finished it, lol. But I think it will be really big, about 6′. I might have to split the year into 2 blankets, but sometimes it is fun to snuggle in a giant blanket. I am so far behind, but I am determined to catch up, lol.

  4. What a brilliant idea!!! You could make your own gauge for rainfall and do one for that too!! πŸ™‚
    I’ll be trying this at some point! Thanks for the idea! (and the like πŸ™‚ )

  5. What a fun idea! I might try one of these next year

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