It’s time to get ready for a new temperature blanket! I loved crocheting my 2018 blanket, but I am also really excited to get going on a new one with new colors and a new pattern!
During 2018, I made a granny hexagon temperature blanket, crocheting one hexi a day. I also only used ten colors. This year, I am going to use 16 colors because I want a bit more variety, and I am going to be using a pattern that I have created that involves bobble stitch, double crochet, and single crochet.
I bought all my yarn from Hobby Lobby and all but two of the colors are I Love This Yarn (ILTY) brand. The other two are Crafters Secret (CS). Here is my temperature color chart based on the weather where I live. If you live in hotter or colder climates, you could adjust your scale accordingly.
Temperature Yarn Color
<29.9° ILTY Ivory 20
30.0° - 34.9° ILTY Graphite 365
35.5° - 39.9° ILTY Mixed Berry 294
40.0° - 44.9° ILTY Hot Orchid 111
45.0° - 49.9° ILTY Navy 90
50.0° - 54.9° ILTY Antique Teal 103
55.0° - 59.9° ILTY Glacier 364
60.0° - 64.9° ILTY Menthe 353
65.0° - 69.9° ILTY Ocean 112
70.0° - 74.9° CS Sungold
75.0° - 79.9° ILTY Cream 796
80.0° - 84.9° ILTY Light Peach 230
85.0° - 89.9° ILTY Mango 113
90.0° - 94.9° CS Coral 59
95.0° - 99.9° ILTY Hot Rose 350
>100° ILTY Rosy Cheeks 101
For my pattern, I am going to have a row of bobble stitch followed by a row of double crochet. For the bobble stitch rows, I am going to divide those into three days per row so that I am only stitching a third of the row each day. On the double crochet rows, I am going to divide those in two so that I only do a half of the row per day. So every five days will give me two complete rows. I am doing this so that the blanket doesn’t end up incredibly long. Plus it makes it easier to complete each day!
Here is my basic pattern:
For bobble row: complete 62 stitches per day times three days. Bobble stitch every fifth stitch with double crochet stitches in between.
For double crochet row: complete 93 stitches per day times two days.
Continue alternating bobble row and double crochet rows throughout. I’m also going to move the position of the bobble stitches so that they aren’t lined up on top of each other between the rows.
I’m excited to see how this turns out! If you decide to do it too, make sure you tag me and share your progress!
If this blanket seems like a bit too much to take on this year, you can always join along with our temperature cross stitch! You only have to cross stitch one 5 square by 5 square box each day, but it is the same concept as the blanket. If you do want to make your own temperature cross stitch, you can find the pattern HERE in my Etsy shop!